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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (59 reviews)
“gelato” (15 reviews)
“antipasti” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1595 Bedford Highway | Sunnyside Mall, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3Y4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Myself, husband and 13 month old had lunch here this past week and as we wanted to eat outside this place was perfect! First time being here and it is absolutely beautiful. It was windy that day and there are even red blankets tied up...More

Thank Nicole L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is gorgeous! Seriously all around fabulous experience. We had a drink at the bar. Dinner on the patio. Service was impeccable. Food was delicious. Atmosphere was wonderful. Best meal I have had in a while.

Thank natashanabeta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the recent visit for dinner on the patio. Excellent service and food as usual delicious. Just a great place for a relaxing meal and pleasant surroundings.

Thank Vincent M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner there before flying out from Halifax. The restuarnt is a sister chain of the Bicycle Thief and El Mano. It is situated in a strip mall on second floor. Place is very modern and nicely decorated. Food was very good. Service was exceptional.

Thank s c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to Il Mercato to avoid the downtown construction and crowds. I think everyone had this idea as it was very busy, even for 8pm on a Saturday, but luckily we had a reservation so it wasn't an issue. This was...More

Thank Marly R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here with a friend in July. Very friendly staff. Cocktails an wine selection was very good and prices are fairly reasonable. Kid friendly and accommodating to food sensitivities. Portion sizes are questionable as the children's fish was massive but gluten free pasta was...More

Thank mcol23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is exceptional. Service very friendly and attentive. The only downside is for seniors - lots of stairs to get to the restaurant. But who wants to rush!

Thank gary l
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Had a very pleasant meal here as part of a date night. There was little delay in finding a table, although reservations are recommended. The service was attentive but not overbearing and he provided great recommendations. We will definitely return.

Thank Caronrick
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I visited this restaurant on July 7, 2017. It was a most pleasant experience. The atmosphere was excellent (I would like to have had the background music a little lower in volume). The service was excellent and quick. The menu is extensive (Italian). Portions were...More

Thank BDH1306
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Beautiful decorations. The service was exceptional. Servers were friendly. Parking at the site was good. Food was excellent focusing on pasta. Was quiet enough so one could talk and be heard. Service was speedy. Site was clean.

Thank 164beau
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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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