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“Delicious meal!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Mercato

Il Mercato
Ranked #2 of 64 Restaurants in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$22
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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!
Bedford, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

This was our first visit. The meal was delicious and the service was excellent. We will definitely go back again!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Halifax, Canada
Level Contributor
34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“always dependable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

We go there for many family occasions and the food is always great. The service is also good and they cater to a large family group of a dozen or more on some occasions. When this has occurred the service has been a little slow but because the food is so good it does not matter..

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank buchanskid
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Halifax, Canada
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful food,staff, NOISY room”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is a wonderful restaurant with a not so wonderful experience, due to too much noise. It could use some acoustic treatment of some sort, and seating a little tight

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank jdpower56
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Expected this to be a fine dining experience but was far from it. Atmosphere was average, wine was $9 for 5oz, and food was far from elegant. The risotto croquettes were soggy and lacking proper consistency, the bruschetta was also very average, the salmon was dry and tasted fishy and the pasta had shrimp that were exceptionally chewy and also varied in freshness. We paid $152 for 4 of us and the best part of the meal was was the Dairy Queen on the way home... Will not be going back.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Laura H
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Halifax Region, Canada
Level Contributor
89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Quality dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

This is a lively restaurant with excellent food and atmosphere. Italian is the speciality but offer other tempting dishes as well as fine wine and amazing deserts. The down side is that it is rather small and the tables are close together so not much room for privacy. Never the less great place for lunch or dinner.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Gordon I
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