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“Fine Meal, Great NY Wine List... Try the NYS Pinot...”

Mercato Bar & Kitchen
Ranked #31 of 264 Restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$45
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Open since November 2010, Mercato Bar & Kitchen offers Italian inspired seasonally conscious cuisine, an extensive specialty cocktail program and Italian and New York state wines.
Salida
Level 6 Contributor
575 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“Fine Meal, Great NY Wine List... Try the NYS Pinot...”
Reviewed 20 October 2013

First time dining here. The menu was seasonally appropriate with a focus on flavorful dishes for the fall. The presentation was excellent. The sevice thoughtful. The food delicious. I would be happy to return.

  • Visited October 2013
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Dobbs Ferry, New York
Level 6 Contributor
309 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“A cut above for dining in Ithaca”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

They don't take reservations, so it's best to go early if you don't like waiting to be seated. There are always interesting new cocktail specials and a good selection of wines and beers. The menu isn't extensive, but what they offer is mostly delicious. Three of us started with an Eastern Long Island clam "chowder" that had no cream, but some pieces of tomato as well as carrots, potatoes, and other vegetables. Two of us found the soup too thin, especially if it is supposed to be a chowder. I had a pork chop that was outstanding - huge, juicy, tender, and with a sherry sauce that was delectable. It usually comes with braised red cabbage, but I asked for sautéed escarole instead and that was delicious. The fingerling potatoes, though, were inedible because they were so salty. When I mentioned that, there was no apology and no offer to replace them. The three of us shared one dessert: chocolate Italian ricotta cheesecake with pistachios and whipped cream; yummy.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Dobbstraveler
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Pennsylvania, United States
Level 6 Contributor
309 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 554 helpful votes
“Excellent choice”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Our friends in Ithaca have taken us several times to Mercato when we have visited. Definitely a great choice- we had the fettucine & mussels and the fish in parchment paper. Very fresh sea food ingredients in great sauces. The waiter was very helpful with the wine choices. Service is always great.

Although, we are aren't big on dessert wines, the dessert wine flight had some great choices.

Look forward to our next time!

  • Visited September 2013
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3 Thank Robert D
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Edina, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good solid dining choice in Ithaca”
Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

We had a very pleasant dining experience here. Nice location in town, comfortable ambiance, attentive service, and tasty food. Not a 5 star restaurant, but that should be left to a special few.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank drvalgemae
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Ithaca, New York
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Ithaca's Best”
Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

As a local hotel owner and Chef; this is where I go to relax and enjoy a good meal. I also send my own guests here when they're looking for a fine place to dine.
Great ambiance, great menu and food, superior service etc...

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Michael C
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