Mercato

Italian Restaurant$$$$
Garment District, New York
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  • Will A.
    "Authentic Italian with homemade pastas"(4 Tips)
    Will A.
    "The real deal for authentic Southern Italian cuisine and atmosphere."(13 Tips)
    Terence C.
    "trenette al pesto and the pistachio"(2 Tips)
    Pelin G.
    "Best lasagna I've ever had in the US"(12 Tips)
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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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • D !.
    D !November 10, 2015
    Excellent place. Small, romantic, good taste and outstanding music and attention. Anything else? Go now!!!!
  • Darcy G.
    Darcy GonzalezFebruary 4, 2016
    Atmosphere is good for dates. The gnocchi in ragu sauce was amazing. The mussels are light, great app.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Tagliere Pugliese , a carefully selected platter of cured meats and sharp cheeses, is served here with classic taralli. - Inspector
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Will A.
    Will ArnoneJanuary 8, 2015
    Authentic Italian with homemade pastas, terrific sardines and, of course, meatballs.
  • Alex H.
    Alex HurstJuly 24, 2015
    Delicious! Authentic! Get the lasagna.
  • Stan
    StanSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Truly authentic Puglia region cuisine - the "polpette y crostini" and "taglierre puglia" are my favorites.
  • Cesar R.
    Cesar RazuriNovember 30, 2014
    The traditional spaghetti is a solid choice. The burrata is house made and delicious.
  • Kimberly
    KimberlySeptember 5, 2016
    Cozy spot with authentic atmosphere, perfect for a date. Prices are reasonable
  • 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?
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MillerMarch 23, 2016
    Specials are always delicious, super fresh. Staff is great.
  • Sean S.
    Sean SmithOctober 1, 2014
    Cozy place. Great for taking a date out for delicious Italian.
  • 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
  • Abe
    AbeApril 3, 2016
    Ravioli with Spinach and Cheese and Tiramisu for dessert.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beth M.
    Beth MachJune 27, 2010
    Definitely get the sangria! For dinner, either the homemade ravioli or ciopinno! Excellent!
  • 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
  • Joe B.
    Joe BramhallFebruary 27, 2016
    Really good pasta, had an excellent time here.
  • Lorenzo H.
    Lorenzo HNovember 1, 2012
    Homemade pasta dishes are the way to go
  • Claudia C.
    Claudia ColonnaAugust 21, 2015
    Service pretentious But yet couldn't recommend a glass of wine. He showed me the list and told me to pick one!
  • Alejandro R.
    Alejandro RojasAugust 1, 2015
    Absolutely great food that even our Italian guest approved. I hope you don't get the same rude host that we got and told us we were bothering her for not having a reservation.
  • Christian B.
    Christian BrosstadJuly 26, 2015
    Amazing Italian food. I haven't even eaten better in Italy 🇮🇹
  • Kevin
    KevinMarch 9, 2015
    The gnocchi. Just order it.
  • Grace L.
    Grace LeeSeptember 2, 2014
    The food seems pretty authentic and even the quality of the pasta is good.
  • John T.
    John TantilloJanuary 5, 2014
    Loved the Lasagna . Next the ravioli. time ! I'll be back! JT
  • Denis S.
    Denis S.April 6
    Food is so so, all wines are expensive and they charge more from the credit card then you write!
    Upvoted Apr 6
  • Yuval G.
    Yuval GoldsteinMay 15, 2016
    Nice vegetarian options. Cozy place.
  • Daniela G.
    Daniela GiacobboJune 29, 2014
    Delicious food and wine and cozy ambiance...
  • Bruce S.
    Bruce StoverJune 14, 2016
    Excellent little place in Hells Kitchen!
  • Laurent F.
    Laurent Feral-PierssensDecember 19, 2012
    Don't forget to ask for the special of the day.
  • Pelin G.
    Best lasagna I've ever had in the US
  • Dave S.
    Dave SurganMarch 4, 2014
    Winners: Cioppino and Seafood Linguini
  • Will A.
    Will ArnoneJune 1, 2014
    Best sardines in Manhattan!
  • Marc P.
    Marc PhillipsFebruary 27, 2014
    The fresh fettuccine was incredible!
  • Yon L.
    Yon LamJanuary 31, 2011
    Gnocchi with beef/pork is fantastic! Great portion sizes, not too crazy.
  • Brian A.
    Brian AddisonAugust 26, 2014
    The meatballs are great.
  • Ernesto H.
    Ernesto HawkNovember 18, 2011
    Delicious hidden gem in NYC! Mangia Mangia!
  • Jose C.
    Jose ClaroDecember 12, 2010
    Very good food, do yourself a favor and eat here! :)
  • Oscar o.
    Oscar ooDecember 18, 2016
    Excellent food authentic
  • Gerard C.
    Gerard CrichlowJanuary 28, 2013
    Great whiskey selection
  • meganificent
    meganificentMay 6, 2010
    They now have their liquor license. Hooray for wine and delicious pasta at lunchtime!
  • The Abby N.
    The Abby NormalJanuary 21, 2013
    GET THE RAVIOLI. Soooo good.
  • Vera V.
    Vera VeraApril 16, 2016
    Prices are much higher than the menu on fsq. They add 20% tip to the bill even for two person, definitely not value for money.
  • Alice M.
    Alice MancinoOctober 24, 2015
    Pasta, meat and cheese plate
  • Leslie A.
    Leslie AnneNovember 21, 2016
    Did not like the food in this place. The Gnocchi was super salty and the lasagna tasted overcooked and had no flavor. The calamari was good and so was the dessert.
  • Irene C.
    Irene ChristodoulakiApril 30, 2016
    Excellent ragu
  • Ghislain d.
    Ghislain de SalinsApril 16, 2014
    Very cute place and good food!
  • Jose B.
    Jose BoechatSeptember 2, 2014
    Good ambient, small portion
  • Renee T.
    Renee TMay 6, 2015
    haven't been - want to try.
  • Ansley H.
    Ansley HulbertJanuary 1, 2011
    Try the deep fried artichoke!! Sooo delicious!
  • Alex B.
    Alex BetancurSeptember 8, 2011
    Best Italian food in the 4 block hood.
  • Ming L.
    Ming LeeNovember 5, 2013
    Get the tiramisu!
  • E K.
    E KJune 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Lasagna is amazing!
  • Meli
    MeliMarch 31, 2015
    the food here is subpar. the pasta was undercooked and flavor was kind of bland. dishes took forever to be served. avoid at all cost.
  • Nancerella
    NancerellaOctober 1, 2015
    A little too loud... I think I still like Cara Mia in Hells Kitchen more than this place
  • Borja O.
    Borja OsorioDecember 3, 2011
    Alba is the best bartender ever!
  • Bigmac E.
    Bigmac EaterJanuary 27, 2011
    Decent place for a few cocktails, although a little pricey.
  • Eva R.
    Eva RossNovember 20, 2014
    Fettuccini Bolognese
  • Doris N.
    Doris NeubauerOctober 16, 2010
    POLPO E PATATE (Octopus and potatoes).
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda ScottAugust 21, 2014
    Bruschetta
  •  Whitney
     WhitneyAugust 19, 2011
    Fava bean puree
  • Dipti
    DiptiApril 19, 2014
    Really terrible service (rude!) mediocre food.
  • Alyse D.
    Alyse DiamondSeptember 1, 2012
    Horrible dry pasta. Totally uninspired meal.
  • Gabriela M.
    Gabriela MarianoOctober 27, 2016
    Linguini de Fruto di mare é a pedida. Bem servido de mexilhões, lulas, polvos e camarões além de um molho de tomate suculento, mas bem picante. Caso não coma Pimenta opte por outro prato.
  • Michèle L.
    Michèle LehuedéOctober 10, 2015
    La lasagña esta exquisita, buena atencion tomamos vino italiano primitivo muy buen acompañante
  • jorge g.
    jorge gutierrezOctober 10, 2015
    Es mejor reservar no es muy grande lo mejor fue la lasaña para picar te ponen pan con una salsa de lentejas al aceite de oliva muy rico!!!
  • Marie V.
    Marie VrignaudNovember 8, 2016
    Très bonne adresse italienne ! Pâtes fraîches excellentes !
  • Gilda C.
    Gilda CarneiroDecember 26, 2016
    Además de una muy rica y bien presentada comida...los tragos son recomendados.
  • Davide R.
    Davide RasoAugust 19, 2013
    Bisogna avere un po di pazienza. Il ristorante é sempre pieno di newyorkesi con la puzza sotto il naso. Ma vale la pena l'attesa per mangiare un piatto di orecchiette con le cime dopo tante schifezze
  • Abimelec O.
    Abimelec OlánFebruary 25, 2015
    La mejor lasagna que he probado. Muy recomendable.
  • Yasmin R.
    Yasmin RebolledoDecember 18, 2010
    Luego de llevar un mes en New York comiendo en distintos restaurantes, el Mercato ha sido de lo mejor que he ido... exquisito!!!
  • Luis D.
    Luis DominguezDecember 27, 2014
    Un excelente lugar para comer comida italiana, muy acogedor y recomendable
  • Abimelec O.
    Abimelec OlánFebruary 25, 2015
    Atención amable y rápida. Lasagna deliciosa.
  • Vicente H.
    Vicente HinrichsenMarch 21, 2014
    Comí lasagna y spaghetti y están buenísimos!! Vale la pena totalmente
  • Julia C.
    Julia ChagasMay 26, 2016
    Muito aconchegante, comida deliciosa e ótimo atendimento!
  • Jose T.
    Jose TorquatoJune 14, 2015
    Ravioli com Ricota e espinafre a Burro e Salvia. Maravilhoso.
  • Bruno C.
    Bruno CasciolaJune 30, 2016
    Esperaba más. Nada para muy bueno. Atención, ambiente y comida con muchas dudas.
  • Marissa F.
    Marissa FerraraccioSeptember 1, 2015
    Polpo e patate!!!! Tagliata di Manzo!!! Molto bene 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 try it all - the food is authentic & delicious.
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