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Mercato - CLOSED

102 N Market St, City Market, Charleston, SC 29401-3118
+1 843-722-6393
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
8 Feb 2015
“A gem of Charleston”
17 Dec 2014
“Viva la France”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
102 N Market St, City Market, Charleston, SC 29401-3118
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1 - 10 of 572 reviews

Reviewed 8 February 2015

We just happened on this place New Year's day and enjoyed it. They had a super nice selection of Champagnes and they were very friendly. The decor is great with a comfortable slightly-trendy look. Food was awesome!

Thank Jay S
Reviewed 17 December 2014

This is NOT Mercato! They have changed their name and venue. It is now a French restaurant. We have been there 3 times and plan on returning. We are local and enjoy this place.

Thank TravelnDr
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Great taco place for lunch. Order at least two or you will be sorry. Great drinks and Chips and salsa

Thank Hemicuda426
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We booked the restaurant the evening we arrived in Charleston. There were ten in our family group...teens to grandparents. The menu was diverse and interesting with a southern flare. Food, service and ambiance was great. All members of the family enjoyed the evening and we...More

1  Thank Jack M
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Mercato has officially closed and has been transformed into the french cafe, Brasserie Gigi. Check it out! Has a very cool bar with appetizers and cocktails, excellent wine list, great food, excellent service! A nice addition to Market Street!

2  Thank CommanderDemanda
Reviewed 3 April 2014

I just discovered via Charleston's newspaper "Post & Courier" that Mercato had closed it doors in January 2014. However, they just reviewed the new French bistro that opened in it's place called Brasserie Gigi. It opened on April 1, 2014 to very good reviews, and...More

1  Thank Karen R
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Highly recommended by a coworker and was disappointed it had closed but when I tried the website it come up with a completely different restaurant.

1  Thank Ghmagnus
Reviewed 24 March 2014

We had great service and a fun dinner at Mercato. I wasn't sure about having Italian food in Charleston, but the food was really well prepared. They also had a superb wine list. We split some appetizers, including a pizza and some calamari and then...More

Thank Lauren E
Reviewed 28 January 2014

We had reservations during Restaurant Week, and the restaurant closed indefinately, January 5th 2014?

3  Thank Rick C
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Stopped in on a busy Sunday night and were pleasantly surprised to get a nice table for two. Overall service was prompt, courteous and efficient. The atmosphere with music and lighting made for easy dinner conversation. Food was good but pricey. The only negative observation...More

Thank PeterW71
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 N Market St, City Market, Charleston, SC 29401-3118
  • Public Transportation: Charleston City Marina Transit, the Downtown Trolley, and the Charleston Harbor Resort Trolley all drop off in front of restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-722-6393
  • E-mail
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