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4 FangZhuanChang Hutong, DongCheng District, Beijing 100009, China
+86 10 8402 5098
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
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4 FangZhuanChang Hutong, DongCheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice environment (like in a village), good selection of Italian wines, but poor quality of meals - all pastas we had were very plain. But these meals were still much better than service - we had to ask for bread, then remind them that we...More

Thank Advisor_Miro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little Italian restaurant. Food is good, portions are european rather than north american sized, if that matters to you. Prices are good. Menu is small but covers all the bases. If you want some decent Italian food while in Beijing this might be the...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

...of this charming, delicious Italian restaurant. The waiting staff and especially the owner were incredibly friendly and engaging, to the point that I felt I was a regular! Due to the swelteringly hot weather, I chose to go for some simple cold dishes and I'm...More

Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

The food and service was outstanding! I would definitely recommend it. See you next time we are in Beijing!

Thank Jonas J
Reviewed 1 July 2017

HI followed the recommendation from a friend. And I am glad I did it. I Was there on a Saturday night, and they were busy (anyway the place has maximum 10-12 tables). Menu is limited, as it is the wine list. Anyway both very simple...More

Thank Alex R
Reviewed 18 June 2017

A great Italian restaurant in the middle of a hutong north of the Forbidden City. Very generous serves and Chef (who has been cooking there for 6 years) really delivers Italian fare. A reasonable wine list including wines from France, Australia & Italy. Can be...More

1  Thank Webster27
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

I went to Mercante many times with my friends. I love this place, intimate restaurant, good food, good wine. Most of the time we share an antipasti as an appetizer (cheese, ham ...) and everybody take one meal. All the desert are amazing and fresh!...More

Thank Marine L
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, great food, excellent service. Food delicious, good choice of wine. Small venue with a at home feel.

Thank StephenCarol65
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

A nice little gem, very popular with expats and tourists. Nestled half way between the craziness of Nanluoguxiang and Houhai in the Hutongs this is ideal if you want quality Italian food in that area. The restaurant is fairly small and only a couple of...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Really nice italian restaurant in Hutong, the food is good and italian products. The price is ok but the portions are too small. Anyway as an italian if you're looking for some good italian cuisine, Mercante and La Pizza are the best choices in Beijing.

Thank Tasha1997
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Digital Payments
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 FangZhuanChang Hutong, DongCheng District, Beijing 100009, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighbourhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: +86 10 8402 5098
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Recently awarded by the Daily Meal as one of the 10 Best Italian Restaurant outside Italy, Mercante is devoted to offer home style traditional Italian food in a small alley of the historical center of Beijing. In a cozy trattoria with only ten tables we propose a variety of homemade fresh pasta (tagliatelle, pappardelle, ravioli, tortelloni), imported Italian cheeses and cured meats paired with our daily baked bread and a selection of genuine homemade desserts (panna cotta, tiramisu, semifreddo). For the wine lovers we carefully selected around 50 labels of Italian wines and more recently some Italian craft beers. At Mercante we cook the food we love. Walk-in welcome. Reservations recommended. Brunch Hours: Sat and Sun 12:00-16:00 (LO 15:00) Dinner Hours: Sun-Thu 18:00-24:00 (LO 22), Fri-Sat 18:00-24:30 (LO 22:30)
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