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  • Service: 4.7/5
  • Atmosphere: 4.7/5
  • Food: 4.7/5
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BrownSugga
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Great Atmosphere, but Expensive

Great restaurant with great service and food, but very pricey.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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cmoore81
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Italian Restaurant/Market all in one..

Visited Mercato with family for a birthday lunch. The restaurant was very busy for a sunday afternoon! Overall, the food was delicious, although I thought it was a bit pricy. Wonderful service. After dinner, we shopped the grocery section and found lots of nice things. Overall, an 8 out of 10 for me. Definately will return.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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September 27, 2016

Food and our server were fantastic. The seating host was very rude. We chose the last reservation of the lunch shift of 1:45 as we were driving in from out of town-traffic delays 5min late. Knowing they closed at 3pm and being there numerous times before, knew even 45min was lots of time to eat and have our order in before 2pm! When my husband went in, the hostess snapped at him indicating we were lucky as we just made it. Very snarky tone. Not appreciated as we have been to their restaurants numerous times, book out the entire venues for staff holiday functions (under company names) , and were very turned off by this. If they don't want to seat people at 1:45 I suggest they change the last lunch reservation to 1:30 so they don't have to feel like they are doing their customers a favor. Very dissapoint

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

September 25, 2016

Wonderful meal shared family style with 3 courses. Friendly yet professional wait staff. Pasta and fish courses were done to perfection

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 21, 2016

Great evening thank you!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 18, 2016

Excellent food - best enjoyed shared and in courses. Bistecta is the best steak in Calgsry.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 12, 2016

We really enjoyed our feast and wine selections! We will be back soon!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 10, 2016

The only reason the service isn't a 5, is they forgot one of our dishes...but promptly delivered when we asked about it. So not really a big deal. Atmosphere isn't full stars just because it's very noisy - it's the nature of the setup. I was a little disappointed when I made reservation that we were still sat at the bar - but the food here is top notch! It's our special occasion restaurant and we come a couple times a year. Never have had a dish I didn't want more of :)

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

September 9, 2016

Absolutely LOVE this place. Knowledgeable staff that makes you feel like you're at home.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 6, 2016

We have gone to Mercado West a number of times but it was closed so thought we'd try Mercado Mission. I called in the afternoon and was told that it would be quite busy and that we'd have to sit at the bar overlooking the cooks. There were 3 of us and we were seated on a corner so we could see each other and visit. The atmosphere was vibrant, the waiter was very attentive, and the food, as always, was fantastic! So flavorful!! We'll go back for sure!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 6, 2016

It is very noisy - not a criticism but an observation. The waitress was very uninformstive about the menu and option sharing. After ordering we saw wonderful combinations of shared primi off the menu served on platters. We would have ordered differently had we known.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

September 5, 2016

Awesome all the around.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 1, 2016

This by far is my favorite place to dine! I am never disappointed.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 28, 2016

Our server Dean was impeccable and made our night amazing. The food was as usual amazing. Swordfish crudo, risotto, prosciutto asparagus and half a chicken had us satisfied and looking forward to our next visit already.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 27, 2016

Very hospitable hostess took the trouble not to seat us in a cool draft by the patio door and suggested we go to another table. Much appreciated.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 25, 2016

Consistently very, very good and one of my favourite night's out!!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 22, 2016

Favorite place in Calgary! 5 stars. Will most certainly be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 20, 2016

Excellent food and service! Best enjoyed family style with multiple courses. The Bisteca is the best steak in Calgary

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 17, 2016

I met a friend for dinner and we had a marvelous time. The service was really well paced given that we weren't in a hurry. The food, wine and ambiance were a lethal combo. Bistecca ... amazing.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 15, 2016

Always delicious food at Mercato and the service was great! I do wish that there were even smaller portions because for a couple sometimes it is even too much if you want some variety. My absolute favorite place to eat in Calgary.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 15, 2016

Amazing Dinner, Beef was absolutely perfect:)

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 14, 2016

The service was amazing as well as the food! So simple yet so satisfying. The atmosphere was perfect for our date night out and being able to watch our food being made added a nice little touch. If you're willing to spend a bit of money I 10/10 recommend this place!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 9, 2016

Out of the seven dishes we ordered (for family style), 5 were great and 2 were good. The yellowfin tuna was not consistently cooked and one part of it was overdone. The gnocchi was too soft and almost mushy. The califlower and funghi, sea scallops, caprese and octupus were really tasty! Service was satisfactory, a bit off-putting to have our dishes replaced for the next course with ones that weren't clean. Once was understandable, twice was inexcusable. Server had good recommendations for courses and sizes (some come in 1/2 orders) although it would have been nice to know that the sea scallop order (full) only came with three scallops and there were four of us. Had we known that, we would have ordered an extra one. A few minor corrections would have made this dinner outstanding!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

August 9, 2016

Dinner and a show.. We sat at the counter and enjoyed drinks and dinner while watching the chefs work their magic. Food was excellent, service was friendly and good, atmosphere was fun ( a nice full restaurant even on a Monday evening in a supposed recession!). A great evening

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 8, 2016

There should be an additional star to rate the food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 8, 2016

Excellent dinner. Food was fantastic and the vibe in the restaurant was great.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 3, 2016

We had a lovely time... the food was great! The weather and the atmosphere on the patio was perfect! Our server was fun and helpful! And the music took us back to Italy! Thumbs up for sure!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 2, 2016

The brunch was excellent and I will definitely go to Mercato again, everyone was thoroughly pleased.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 31, 2016

Excellent service. We were warned about serving sizes which was nice so we didn't over order and waste food and money - which I really appreciate. Although well ventilated by the end of 2 hours I was finding the smoke from the grills a little overwhelming. Also the acoustics - once the restaurant is full it is almost impossible to hear the person across the table from you...I lament getting old :( The food was excellent as was the service. Mercato remains one of my favourite restaurants.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 30, 2016

Fantastic

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

July 26, 2016

Great as usual! The steak never fails. The pasta is always good. We find the summer style carpaccio a bit blend and much preferred how they prepare it in the winter. The cream cheese cake is delicious as usual but we prefer no orange flavour. We would also like to see the original "white" panna cotta coming back. It's great food regardless, we are just a bit picky in trying to make suggestions!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 26, 2016

Spectacular meal. Look forward to bringing out of town guests to experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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A cornerstone of the Fourth Street Southwest restaurant row, the atmosphere is always sociable at Mercato. Snag a table or seats at the eatery’s central open-kitchen counter where you can chat with your neighbours and super-knowledgeable servers. Order the dreamy gnocchi hand rolled with shaved Parmigiano Reggiano and Romano cheeses. After your meal, roll yourself on over to the attached market and pick up some homemade take-home items such as fresh sauces and bread.

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Whether you visit the original Mercato in Mission or its sister establishment Mercato West on 85th Street Southwest, expect expertly crafted rustic Italian food in a sociable setting. It’s a great spot for sipping wine and sharing food. The restaurants’ open kitchens are part of the fun as you watch succulent steak (try the bistecca alla fiorentina) and whole fish grilled to perfection and house-made pastas prepared with flair.

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