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Il Mercato

1595 Bedford Highway | Sunnyside Mall, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3Y4, Canada
+1 902-832-4531
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (58 reviews)
“gelato” (16 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1595 Bedford Highway | Sunnyside Mall, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3Y4, Canada
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Went there with my wife for my Birthday. Didn't think a reservation would be necessary but the place was packed when we arrived so got the last two chairs at the bar while we waited for a table. We were told it would be about...More

1  Thank Al W
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We sat at the bar and were wonderfully entertained and served by the bartender, Ty. Salads were fresh and very tastey. Lots of garlic, which we love. Entrees were delicious and were a nice sized portion. Ameretto cheesecake was fabulous. Really, a terrific meal. Highly...More

Thank SteveKinNS
Reviewed 26 October 2017

What a wonderful place to eat, El Mercado in Bedford is not noisy, The waiter was extremely helpful and friendly, the food was delicious at a reasonable price. I highly recommend the mushroom pizza and spinach salad. WE didn't have dessert but I know from...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Have been there on numerous occasions and always enjoy the food. On the rare time there has been little glitzes but they always make things right. The staff are very friendly and easy to deal with.

Thank AnnafromCanada
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Visited here with family for our last lunch before flying home and it was delicious . We all enjoyed the food, wine and service from start to finish. Would highly recommend.

Thank mouseybrown
Reviewed 6 October 2017

I love this restaurant. We have been coming here for years . Everything about it is perfect . My favorite is seafood linguine, the atmosphere is really lovely as well. Love the calamari as well. Never had a dish we didn’t love.

Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent service, server was friendly and very knowledgeable about celiac disease and Offered lots of gluten-free options. They had Wonderful gluten-free options The Gluten-free carrot cake was amazing

Reviewed 11 September 2017

The food was excellent and I really enjoyed the red cabbage salad and the ravioli I had, but for me this place was a little pricey. You know it's expensive when it's al a carte. I would definitely go here again, if I am in...More

Thank C M
Reviewed 10 September 2017

A very good Italian restaurant in Bedford. They just added a padio which is great for lunch. They have a good antipasto plate. Also,very good mussels.

Thank 254judithy
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We frequent IlMercato on a regular basis. The food, the service, and the atmosphere are all top notch. On one occasion, we were dining with out-of-town guests. The restaurant is always busy, but this night was particularly so. We were 15-20 minutes late getting our...More

Thank Val G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1595 Bedford Highway | Sunnyside Mall, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3Y4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 902-832-4531
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Il Mercato - a truly authentico Italiano trattoria. Experience the very best of Italian food, wine and service. Our handmade dishes are made with passione, using the finest, freshest ingredients from Italian and local producers. Everything - from the music, the scenes, the focaccia to the gelato, even the pottery and lighting - are tutto Italiano!
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