Italian Restaurant$$$$
Garment District, New York
  • The experts at Michelin Travel & Lifestyle and Village Voice recommend this place
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    • Village Voice
  • Will A.
    "Authentic Italian with homemade pastas"(4 Tips)
    Will A.
    "The real deal for authentic Southern Italian cuisine and atmosphere."(14 Tips)
    Terence C.
    "trenette al pesto and the pistachio"(2 Tips)
    "Cozy spot with authentic atmosphere, perfect for a date."(9 Tips)
97 Tips and reviews
  • good for dates
  • authentic
  • cozy
  • pasta
  • romantic
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  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceDecember 12, 2013
    Pasta and seafood reign supreme at Mercato. Get the heaping plate of seafood linguine, coated in fiery fra diavolo, which practically bursts with mussels, squid, shrimp and clams.
  • Ashley Z.
    Ashley ZeldinNovember 21, 2016
    Authentic, fulfilling exp if you order well. After your bread & lentils, try tiella pugliese, indulgent mussel & tomato risotto layered over potato. Small ravioli portion. Finish w moist tiramisu.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BaileyJuly 25, 2013
    Open super late and amazing Italian food. Possibly, some of the best pasta in the city! Great for a post broadway meal or night cap, only a 10 minute walk.
  • amoolia
    amooliaAugust 7, 2011
    The rigatoni with eggplant and salted ricotta was PHENOM. Others in my group loved their meals as well. Fried artichoke was small but really tasty. I want to try everything on the menu!
  • Rabiah
    RabiahJune 2, 2011
    Great ambiance. Authentic and unique dishes that are all delicious. I can't resist the lasagne. And, the ricotta cheesecake is a fave of mine. Not too sweet so don't expect "cheesecake factory". Read more
  • Compass
    CompassApril 25, 2014
    Just a few blocks from Port Authority, you’ll find this mood-lit trattatoria, it’s well-stocked wine vault, and a cozy atmosphere that feels anything but “bridge and tunnel.”
  • Michael Z.
    Michael ZhongMay 9, 2014
    Though the portions are medium-small, the spaghetti is among the best spaghetti I've ever had. Rich garlic flavor with ample (truly) fresh tomato sauce.
  • Jay S.
    Jay SlotMarch 11, 2012
    I'm a regular here, Owner Fabio specialty is classic cocktails of old which is fun. Of note: the Burratina, Stracciatella, Orecchiette, and the Orata. Warm and authentic.
  • Elvira M.
    Elvira MamleevaApril 9, 2013
    Amazing place. Tagliata di manzo and filetto di orata are perfect! Super sweet tomatoes in caprese salad (was made in few minutes actually)!
  • Jillian V.
    Jillian VorceSeptember 4, 2014
    Caprese was excellent, sage raviloi was pretty good Tiramisu & cappuccino are worth it! #yumm
  • Tara D.
    Tara DeVincenzoJanuary 18, 2016
    ask for which pasta is actually homemade. then get drunk on a bottle of wine, enjoy the bufala mozzarella and eat frutti di mari
  • Will A.
    Will ArnoneJanuary 8, 2015
    Authentic Italian with homemade pastas, terrific sardines and, of course, meatballs.
  • Susan L.
    Susan LeeOctober 24, 2011
    In a tourist-frenzied area w/ little to eat other than $1 pizza slices, Mercato stands out! Pasta is fresh and above average. It's one of the few good options in a 2 block radius.
  • Rowan F.
    Rowan FullerJanuary 18, 2016
    Great neighbourhood Italian - food / service / atmosphere all way above average, an impromptu business lunch thoroughly enjoyed by four jaded Europeans.
  • Sean-Patrick H.
    Sean-Patrick HillmanMarch 14, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Fresh and delicious Southern Italian fare that is a must-have for any Hell's Kitchen resident. The friendly staff and delightful libations only make this place even greater!
  • Kimberly
    KimberlySeptember 5, 2016
    Cozy spot with authentic atmosphere, perfect for a date. Prices are reasonable
  • Emily L.
    Emily LeeApril 10, 2014
    Hole-in-the-wall restaurant serving fresh, perfectly cooked pasta. Of the three dishes I got to taste, my favorite was the trenette.
  • Terence C.
    Terence ChuaOctober 17, 2011
    Really good Southern Italian food tucked away in Hell's Kitchen. I recommend the trenette al pesto and the pistachio semifreddo - delicious! Read more
  • Will A.
    Will ArnoneJanuary 16, 2013
    The real deal for authentic Southern Italian cuisine and atmosphere. Mangia! Especially the phenomenal homemade spaghetti.
  • Val J.
    Val JJanuary 2
    Great ambiance, delicious authentic food, great service. I'll be back for sure.
  • D !.
    D !November 10, 2015
    Excellent place. Small, romantic, good taste and outstanding music and attention. Anything else? Go now!!!!
  • Drew S.
    Drew S.August 6, 2014
    The gnocchi was BOMB! Great balance of sauce and meat with the plate; however, the portion size was smaller than anticipated.
  • Darcy G.
    Darcy GonzalezFebruary 4, 2016
    Atmosphere is good for dates. The gnocchi in ragu sauce was amazing. The mussels are light, great app.
  • Florine Y.
    Florine YunSeptember 1, 2015
    You can't go without tasting their very special Lasagne. The grilled salmon is absolutely surprise. We would be back
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Tagliere Pugliese , a carefully selected platter of cured meats and sharp cheeses, is served here with classic taralli. - Inspector
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew ApostolaAugust 13, 2011
    This is the best Italian in the city. It's all good, have a glass of Prosecco and raise it in the air: Jade and I had our wedding here on the 8th of September 2010!
  • Mandar M.
    Mandar MOctober 4, 2014
    Try the free bread and the Secret sauce - olive oil, lentils and capers. Yumm
  • Kirill F.
    Kirill FuchsDecember 25, 2016
    Very cozy, great wines at a very good price and great authentic Italian pasta dishes.
  • Alex H.
    Alex HurstJuly 24, 2015
    Delicious! Authentic! Get the lasagna.
  • Nodir S.
    Nodir SuleymanovSeptember 9
    Place maybe good, but waiters are very abusive to hostesses especially Marco, harassed my wife there he made her quit and brought his friend for her place
  • Cesar R.
    Cesar RazuriNovember 30, 2014
    The traditional spaghetti is a solid choice. The burrata is house made and delicious.
  • Stan
    StanSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Truly authentic Puglia region cuisine - the "polpette y crostini" and "taglierre puglia" are my favorites.
  • Angelina Z.
    Angelina ZeppieriJune 3, 2015
    very good Italian food, waiters all speak Italian. good Midtown option
  • Ellie T.
    Ellie TabriziMarch 27, 2012
    Get the tiramisu! Best of my life! Also the panna cotta is delicious!!
  • Christopher A.
    Christopher AireyFebruary 16, 2013
    Very good cocktails. Also an eclectic selection of Italian aperitifs.
  • Martina F.
    Martina FOctober 16, 2013
    Prosecco,fried mushrooms with garlic and Parmesan cheese,tiramisu. Is there anything else you need?
  • Sean S.
    Sean SmithOctober 1, 2014
    Cozy place. Great for taking a date out for delicious Italian.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MillerMarch 23, 2016
    Specials are always delicious, super fresh. Staff is great.
  • Romeu R.
    Romeu RebelloMay 16, 2015
    Awesome tomato source. Lasagna was normal. Fair price and cossy.
  • Tameka G.
    Tameka GJuly 3, 2016
    I ordered veggie lasagna. They gave me beef lasagna. I send it back for the veggie lasagna. They gave me veggie mush. Kraft is better than this
  • Nadia I.
    Nadia IssaBellaFebruary 27, 2015
    Amazing fresh pasta.. The lasagna would make your Nonna proud! 🍝
  • John T.
    John TantilloJanuary 5, 2014
    The Lasagna was great. The attitude wonderful. I shall return! JT
  • Sophia L.
    Sophia LiuFebruary 27, 2016
    You can definitely find better Italian in the city. Came for a birthday, and was charged a ridiculous cake cutting fee that was not communicated at the start. Group of 5 and 20% tip was already added.
  • Abe
    AbeApril 3, 2016
    Ravioli with Spinach and Cheese and Tiramisu for dessert.
  • Tracy B.
    Tracy BoydJanuary 15, 2014
    One of my favorite restaurants to visit when I'm in NYC.
  • Gary J. N.
    Gary J. NixDecember 19, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Fresh bufala, tomato and basil. So good.
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte ScarfApril 6, 2016
    Solid Italian fare in warm rustic space
  • Tim G.
    Tim GibeauJune 28, 2015
    Can never go wrong with the homemade pasta.
  • Paula W.
    Paula WatsonDecember 8, 2015
    Authentic Italian dishes with a great ambience
  • Beth M.
    Beth MachJune 27, 2010
    Definitely get the sangria! For dinner, either the homemade ravioli or ciopinno! Excellent!
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