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1216 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5911
+1 215-985-2962
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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1216 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5911
Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were looking for a new BYOB dining spot in center city and we found a winner! Beautiful evening so we were able to eat outside. Loved the vibe! Knew we were in for a treat when we smelled food coming out to the table...More

Thank QualityCounts2015
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived at MERCATO mid week at the time not busy. We were greeted nicely but felt by the hostess that we needed to start ordering food immediately, no time to sit with our wine and catch up. We ordered different apps for the table...More

Thank mct12
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is one of the best dining experiences I've had on my visits to Philadelphia. The grilled octopus appetizer was delicious and tender. The swordfish special that evening was extremely fresh and well-prepared. I'll certainly dine there again the next time I'm in town.

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Mercato's is worth a look if you're searching for innovative food and an excellent presentation, then Mercato is the place. Couple these two things with excellent service and it makes it a venue worth trying. Flank steak and swordfish were our shared entrees, and the...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I have been here a few times, each time it's knocked out of the park. Staff is super pleasant. The wide smiles from walking in the door, to the knowledgeable server staff and support staff, to talking with the one of the chefs outside. The...More

Thank cgreg27
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I have been to Mercato several times and I have never been disappointed. On this visit we did the tasting menu and we enjoyed every bit of it. The chef chose the charcuterie and the dessert and we got to choose our pasta and meat...More

Thank christinamarie216
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Coming from a recommendation of a friend, we walked Spruce to find Mercato and saw an unmarked corner spot. After turning the corner, we saw a door with "Mercato" listed above so opened the door and unfortunately that was not the entrance (opps!). Walked in...More

Thank sportstergirl25
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Have been here a few times, and this visit was magnificent. I know many complain about the service, but I have never had a bad visit. The food was excellent!!! Everyone's meal was memorable, and the service was excellent. This place is definitely worth the...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 23 November 2016

While the food is exceptional, it's also pricey (cash only) & forget trying to hold a conversation in this cramped, incredibly noisy hole in the wall. Tired of screaming at one another across our tiny crowded table, we three ate as fast as we could...More

1  Thank Herstory_62
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This casual neighborhood Italian BYO is a good place if you're looking for a moderately priced venue before a show at the Kimmel or Academy of Music. Please expect tight seating and noise levels will vary according to the size and volume of the other...More

Thank pookala
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1216 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5911
    (Spruce St. and Camac St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-985-2962
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