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Osteria Del Mercato

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City of London
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13-15 Leadenhall Market, London EC3V 1LR, England
+44 20 7929 6742
Mon 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 21:30
Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a business lunch here with 2 colleagues midweek and was sadly disappointed. Accessing the restaurant requires negotiating a steep and narrow staircase, which is even more challenging when descending. Space in the restaurant is quite limited and our table was equally cramped for 3 people. Perhaps I chosen the wrong option for an Italian restaurant, but my steak was... More 

Thank David W
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143 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

The staff are great, energetic, enthusiastic, fun and friendly. The food is average, no more than that and v.expensive for what it is. A calamari starter, two pleasant but unremarkable pastas of the day, an OK bottle of Sangiovese, £ 90.00 all in. Would return but not rush.

London, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Nice place at the top of the stairs in the market - service and food let it down. I thought it was expensive and uninspiring - how food used to be in the City but most places have moved on

Thank Richard F
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102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here previously and had an enjoyable meal and was looking forward to catching up with friends in the lovely setting of Leadenhall Market close to where we all work in The City. The restaurant is lovely and cosy set in one of the original market buildings and thus up several flights of stairs (not recommended if you... More 

Thank Lisa C
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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 

Thank Putneyblue747
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 

Thank 456577
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41 restaurant reviews
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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!

Thank kdp
Cary, North Carolina
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243 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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 

Thank Bocain
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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 

Thank Philip D
London, United Kingdom
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301 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
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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!

Thank ariannadp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
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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