Philadelphia, PA - Mercato, infuses experimental cooking with traditional slow “Old World Italian” cooking to create a bold new take on Italian-American cuisine, placing primary importance on using only the freshest of ingredients.
Mercati's Old World Italian Philadelphia
Take pleasure in appetizers like the whole grilled artichoke or perhaps the Mercato antipasti, a dish meant for sharing which consists of Italian cured meats, mozzarella, tomato, together with grilled in addition to marinated vegetables.
Seafood in the City
This Sunday, Mercato celebrating the summer seafood season by hosting a three-course “Seafood in the City” dinner. Now is your chance to enjoy the height of the soft shell crab season with Mercato’s Pan-Roasted Soft Shell Crabs with summer vegetables. The menu, which costs $45 per person, also features everyone’s favorite Spaghetti and Crabs. Reservations are recommended for this special night, although walk-ins are always welcome. Pick up your favorite warm-weather wine or beer of choice, snag a table on the sidewalk, and let the summer night go by on Spruce Street.
Mercato's menu changes monthly as well as weekly to reflect in-season ingredients. Delight in a classic meal of beef, pork, and veal bolognese together with homemade pappardelle or perhaps the famous – lobster and shrimp “pyramid” pasta along with asparagus and parmesan brown butter sauce.
Mercato is a cash-only BYOB, open seven days a week; Monday through Thursday, from 5 to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, from 5 to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 5 to 10 pm. located at 1216 Spruce Street in Philadelphia – merely two blocks east of the Avenue of the Arts.