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Il Mercato

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1595 Bedford Highway | Sunnyside Mall, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3Y4, Canada
+1 902-832-4531
11:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always enjoyable atmosphere and good selection of Italian favorites. Wine offered a really à good selection and the food was excellent

Thank cameron r
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another enjoyable dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. Great service despite a busy evening. Food was excellent and the timing of appetizer and entrees was perfect. A few changes to the menu make this restaurant always contemporary.

Thank Vincent M
Elmsdale, Canada
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for lunch or dinner. Awesome Italian food in a clean comfortable setting. Service always good. When you're craving pasta, go here!

Thank goodnewfie
halifax,nova scotia canada
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40 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with five friends for a birthday lunch. Lovely decor in this place but crowded so one would assume that ahhh food is great. Not so much. this is the third time I have gone here for a lunch and overtime I was disappointed.Why go,you ask? to ge together with friends. I ordered the Large caesar glad as I... More 

Thank beachloverhalifax
Bedford, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is wonderful, the atmosphere lovely. Great selection on the menu and very tasty desserts. I have never been disappointed.

Thank Terry M
Halifax, Canada
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some go there for a fancy dinner, we go for a quick bite during the week. recently started taking reservations so get one. Northern Italian food. Always good and dependable. Ate there many many times. Calamari and rice croquettes are great and the daily offering is always good. Service is always attentive and quick. Recently had many new young staff... More 

Thank R K
Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've always liked to eat at Il Mercato but my last two visits were disappointing. Maybe it was because I went on a weekday evening, when the head chef was off, but on both counts I certainly didn't get what I was hoping for. Last time it was spaghetti aglio e olio. Way too salty and the pasta was dry.... More 

Thank Brigus123
Halifax, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four sisters went to celebrate a birthday. Great menu, good wine selection, and very good service. Reservations recommended, as it was very busy for a Momday evening. Good selection of desserts, although we were too full to enjoy any .

Thank Marnalade01
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place for lunch, always inviting, food is consistent and the service is great. A large menu to choose from and the desserts are wonderful, especially the gelato!

Thank Marie F
Halifax, Canada
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We first timers recently dined at il Mercato. Long anticipated, the restaurant did not let us down. We enjoyed Calamari as a starter. In short, this is the way Calamari is supposed to taste: tender and bright! We both had pasta. My partner’s was Spaghettini ‘Aglio e Olio’ with jumbo shrimp. The dish was interesting, well-seasoned, and al dente. The... More 

Thank W J K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?