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Il Mercato

1595 Bedford Highway | Sunnyside Mall, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3Y4, Canada
+1 902-832-4531
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (58 reviews)
“gelato” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1595 Bedford Highway | Sunnyside Mall, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3Y4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

My son's grad celebration dinner made reservations 3 days prior. Arrived and sat us in back by the kitchen. I suggested the empty tables by the window would be nice since we made a reservation not for a crap table but the front. This was...More

Thank T9877VWmarkw
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have lived in Bedford for many years and frequented Il Mercato. It was always one of my favourites. Imagine our disappointment when having made a reservation to celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary, we had asked to be seated on the new patio. They had...More

Thank patterl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Newly renovated and with a lovely patio, we found the food and service outstanding. Innovative menu with dishes carefully prepared and beautifully presented. We will be back. It is so good to see an A class restaurant in Bedford.

Thank Judi B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday lunch with friends....fish stew was delicious, as was the jumbo shrimp appetizer. Spinach salad was good but we would have preferred it without tomato

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere, nice raised patio outdoors, food was underwhelming. Had a lunch with 2 friends, We ordered a pizza (cant remember which one she had), a fish dish and chicken parmesan....fodd was average, I had fish and lacked flavor, was dull. Chicken parm was good...More

Thank cleinmeisha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is excellent - no denying this! However, forget an intimate evening as they are popular and, packed most evenings. Service is great as well. Don't just show up - reservations are a must - we have never been able to walk in for...More

Thank jeffandschui
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great dining experience! My wife and I moved to Halifax recently, after living 6 1/2 years in Italy. So, we had lots to compare with. We found Il Mercato to be authentic and top notch. The bruschetta, as an antipasto, was very well done....More

Thank Arsita_ItalyRichardN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit for my wife and me. The service was friendly and efficient. The place was quite busy. The food was excellent quality and well prepared. My wife had the salmon and I had the seafood stew. Our deserts were very good....More

Thank PSBTripper
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch, were seated quickly and the restaurant seemed busy for lunch, but not overly. We indicated to the server we were in a hurry, but ended up waiting 45 minutes for our meals. We had requested coffees but they didn't ever arrive....More

Thank crusted2014
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Can't express the joy of service, the taste of satisfaction and the appreciation of wonderful surroundings! Enough said, Check out. Little on the pricey side however it is worth the dining experience!

Thank Brewster8861
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1595 Bedford Highway | Sunnyside Mall, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3Y4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 902-832-4531
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Il Mercato - a truly authentico Italiano trattoria. Experience the very best of Italian food, wine and service. Our handmade dishes are made with passione, using the finest, freshest ingredients from Italian and local producers. Everything - from the music, the scenes, the focaccia to the gelato, even the pottery and lighting - are tutto Italiano!
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