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Il Mercato Ristorante

5650 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, NS  B3J 3M7

(902) 422-2866

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4 star rating
okcomputer Halifax, NS September 21, 2010
One of My Favourite Restaurants in Halifax

I have never had a bad experience at Il Mercato. The staff is attentive and friendly, and the food is consistently delicious.

The prices are decent, especially for the quality of the food. It's not a place I can visit all the time, but it's nice to semi-splurge from time to time.

Their wine list is great, and their desserts are scrumptious, especially the gelato.

I do wish they had a lunch menu. They could really make a killing with their location if they had more affordable options during lunch.

4 star rating
Leigha March 02, 2009
Il Mercato:Spring Garden Road

Friendly service.
Food quality very good. I enjoyed a grilled vegetable salad which was very tasty and reasonably priced.

Only "cons" our dining party noticed was: the tables are very small and closely placed together. The overall sound barrier created almost an audible hum of voices..making it hard to hear or enjoy conversation in a packed resturant.

Pehaps, not as noticable had we gone at a less busy time- but, worth taking into consideration if going at peak hours.

Editorial Reviews from the web
September 17, 2012

Enter this Italian eatery at your own risk: the gleaming display cases filled with decadent desserts—including the zuccotto, a dome of chocolate and cream—are sure to tempt. Il Mercato is owned by Maurizio Bertossi (of local Da Maurizio fame), and tasty pastas are also in plentiful supply at reasonable prices. In the heart of the downtown shopping district, this is an ideal lunch stop. If... more

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4 star rating
December 06, 2011

Another leg in the daMaurizio Bish empire, this fun bistro features light-colored Tuscan sponged walls and big rustic terra-cotta tiles on the floor, which set an appropriate mood amid the clamor of Spring Garden. I like this place a lot. Come early or else expect to wait (no reservations are accepted). You'll find a great selection of meals at prices that approach bargain level. Start by... more

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4 star rating
Always Consistent
March 05, 2014

We dine here quite often and both the food and staff are great.
The menu chances from time to time but the selection is good.
Try the risotto balls and the Caesar salad for starters, the Wild Mushroom Ravioli and The Chicken lasagna are my favorites.

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4 star rating
Excellent Italian Food
March 03, 2014

Great food and service! Pizza is outstanding! Always get the same quality of food and service for every visit.

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4 star rating
March 03, 2014

Delicious food. Lots of choices. Best mussels in city! Pork tenderloin first choice and haddock second. I would say there is nothing i have tried thst was not delicious. Service great. Prices good.

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4 star rating
June 05, 2005

My family and I visited the restuarant on June l9th to celeba=rate my sons graduation from Kimgs university. It was one of my sons favorite restaurants and my husband and I frequent often, but never again after this horrible experience we had that evening, first of there were 5 of us and we were seated at a table for four consequently being very crowded very uncomfortable, our appetizers came... more

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4 star rating
May 05, 2005

We were extremely disappointed, this place was highly recommended by several close friends. (After this experience I may have to rethink what company I keep). Upon arrival we waited at the bar and the main pathway is behind it, it is extremely difficult to enjoy the atmosphere and your drink when people continually bump into the back of your chair because there is not enough space for them to... more

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4 star rating
October 09, 2002

A good safe bet. Places that don't accept reservations irritate me, as they expect their clientele to take their chances. Consistently overcooked shrimp, but otherwise quite nice pastas, salads, and desserts (not as good as everyone claims). It seems to me this restaurant is trying really hard to exhibit trendiness, and it detracts a tad from their food. Of course as a Da Maurizio regular I may... more

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July 12, 2013

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March 29, 2013

Like its namesake,

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June 19, 2012

Come and be part of our Italian familia

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