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Osteria Del Mercato

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13-15 Leadenhall Market, London EC3V 1LR, England
+44 20 7929 6742
Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Mon 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 21:30
Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Been here a few times Never greatly impressed but thought I would give it another go. Wish I hadn't bothered. Average food, unbelievably expensive and hot! On top floor, sun shining and window closed made for very hot dining. Bruschette: £9.90 for three small bits of toast with vegetables on them, £3.90 for 8 olives!!! And an OK, nothing special... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

7.30 pm on a busy Thursday night out in the City but we were the only people in the restaurant. We soon found out why. The service was indifferent - they forgot our bread and olives until we reminded them. Our main course then arrived shortly afterwards and the sea bass was served in a cold vegetable sauce. We won't... More 

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london
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

I have been here a few times on business lunches with my Italian friends who tell me it is very good and authentic. My family enjoyed their lunch very much, we had calamari,mozzarella and breads to start. Lovely crab pasta,fish and chicken mains, good oriveto white wine and friendly smiling service, very nice lunch on a rare sunny day!

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Cary, North Carolina
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242 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely place with a family feel to it. Climbed three sets of steep tiny wooden stairs to get to the small room at the top where we were presented with authentic northern Italian pasta and dessert dishes. We were charmed by the old world style in a city of slick modern restaurants. Prices decent and good wine list with attentive... More 

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Norway
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

My first review is for this amazing restaurant. We were there today. It is located in the heart of the city in Leadenhall Market. The restautant is very small but cozy. The food was great and the service accurate. The staff is great especially the waitress with black hairs who took us the order: polite and very nice, she definitely... More 

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Thank Philip D
London, United Kingdom
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277 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Starter was amazing! Pasta is always a little bit salty but I cannot say it was not very good. Service ok sometimes on the slow side. Good altogether!

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Thank ariannadp
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Great find. Had a lovely lunch - very tasty food with good service and a buzzy atmosphere. It's a small entrance then upstairs to two floors - not too big - very cosy.

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Thank Bryan S
London, United Kingdom
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277 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

This restaurant still has a certain family feeling... Food is good and waiters know how to treat the customers. Good wine list too. Book in advance as not big so gets full soon.

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Thank ariannadp
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

I really enjoy visiting this small restaurant in London's Leadenhall Market. It has charm, good food, good service and a lovely view over the old Market. Its a City restaurant and so not cheap, but not expensive by city standards either. It's often busy, which adds to the atmosphere, but can slow the service a little. That said, the friendly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

A spur of the moment decision saw me and a friend looking for a late lunch... The charming waiting staff found us a table....most diners were already leaving. We are delicious fresh food...octupus and squid dishes executed perfectly...and a simple pasta with bacon and tomato wolfed down by my friend. Decent coffee made by Italians to finish a very good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13-15 Leadenhall Market, London EC3V 1LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7929 6742

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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