Mercato e Cucina

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178 Reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
Mercato e Cucina began with a vision to create a food and dining mecca that would offer the convenience of all your favourite fine food, dining and produce needs under one roof. We boast over 1200sqm of beautifully designed space with an underground car park and a team of skilled artisans who are passionate about their craft. Feel relaxed and inspired as you shop for everyday meals or that special occasion knowing that we have carefully selected or prepared each product especially for you. The talents of our chefs, pastry chefs and pizzamaker combine in our dining area where you can enjoy an elegant meal, rustic pizza or simple coffee and cake. We hope Mercato e Cucina becomes a place you will feel both at home and inspired by.
What 178 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.1
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4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Mercato for the warm welcome you receive, the generous hospitality and the incredible choices and quality of food. The atmosphere is always friendly and lively it’s a perfect venue for family and friends. We always leave feeling more than content and look forward to returning again soon!

NV
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been disappointed. It has amazing Italian food. Best pizza
Value for money and Great service

JB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was lovely enjoy it very much, the service was great the staff very friendly but the ambience is not there, like it used to be before the gym took part of the restaurant.

I recommended my friend to go to the restaurant me but we were disappointed, as it has changed! I haven't been to the restaurant 4 four years as I live outside of Sydney now and I remembered it how it was I use to go with my wife every second or third week, Now it doesn't have that same feeling anymore. It not a special place as it was Its just a restaurant

ML
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for the Giro pizza night. Good value and great pizzas.

CL
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Very rude service. Tried to over charge us with 3 extra items!! Also charged us $3.50 pp for bringing our own birthday cake and didn’t even tell us that would be the case. We would’ve taken it home if we knew. Very rude, especially when we spent almost $500 that night. Will definitely not return.

PM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Pizza and friendly staff.
A neighbourhood gem.

SA
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such amazing food, my friend and I loved all the dishes. The wait staff was wonderful and friendly. The vibe of the restaurant was excellent, would definitely go back and would definitely tell my friends about it.

AB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We arrived early to our booking with my Mother for her 79th birthday celebration. The staff were warm and very accommodating. They braught my mothers desert first with candle in it and joined us in singing her happy birthday. The food was delicious and the deserts were a decadent finish to a great lunch.

MS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service with a smile and fantastic food. What more can you ask for?

DD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Food was great. Night ended on a low when staff started to move furniture around us preparing for next day which implied to us to hurry up and leave - very rude.

AM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great place!
Would love to go back specially mon-Thursday when there is BYO!😜

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Very slow service

TS
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

People are always great, food is perfect as always,
But the plates are huge and tables a bit small.

LS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As usual, the service was excellent, the food was tasty and the ambience very hospitable

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here many times with family, work colleagues and friends. Parking is convenient. Food is delicious but you would be happy with just a pizza.
Thua is our local restaurant.

GM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I loved eating here. We had a table of 12. The food was prompt and delicious and service was exceptional.
The only downside was with such a big group it was hard to get around and talk to everyone in our group.

PR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as was the service. I would recommend this restaurant to friends.

just one issue - the lift down to the basement car park - the doors would not open on basement 2 - went back to ground floor and walked down to the basement via the car park entry

LC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and setting 10/10! Look forward to my next visit!

JP
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Fabulous food, usually great service and a very attractive and comfortable cutout. We’ve been many times. The only negative this time was that the dishes arrived all out of order, entrees came after the mains, and long times between individual (four) main courses.

SP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Mercato e Cucina for many years now and am very rarely disappointed with anything about the place.

SZ
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was Fantastic staff friendly and warm table set perfectly plenty of room we will be back

N
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The ambience is good. The children enjoyed their "kids" meals immensely. Our adult meal of beef cheek pappardelle was terrible. Service was good at the start but we waited too long to place our dessert order and then we had an unbearably long wait for our gelato scoops to be served. The pizzas being served to tables looked delicious but, unfortunately, my husband won't go back. He loves food but we found the strong lemon flavour of the pappardelle and the pale beef cheek mush just too disgusting.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Have been here multiple times and usually been very satisfied. The food is still good, but service wasn't as good as it used to be. Restaurant wasn't full, but staff didn't seem as attentive. Took quite a while for someone to clear our plates after main, just didn't feel as attentive as previous visits.

B
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great and service. As we booked online we were seated right at the end of the cushion bench but on chairs (bit rocky) and a table. It felt a bit like we were just squeezed on the end and not a proper table. But other than that, it was a great dinner. We always enjoy coming and eating the yummy food :)

GK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Mother’s Day

OT
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great place to catch up for a bite and drink the underground parking also helps

PA
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place, can be a little noisy but good noise. Food is great.

WS
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very suitable choice for gathering with family/friends supported by tasty menu options and efficient and friendly service.

S
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

I hadn't been here for a while and it was a very disappointing revisit, not what I remembered it to be, they sold off the market side to a Gym and service was slow and food was average. I has changed the whole ambience of the place, I was so sad to see these changes.

AH
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Recently went to Mercato e Cucina with some friends for dinner. The restaurant is well presented and large. The wait staff were friendly and efficient. The entrees were delicious especially the garlic pizza and salt & pepper calamari. My main wasn’t great, a little over cooked and lacking flavour but my friends were happy with their meals. The desserts were all delicious! The restaurant wasn’t too busy but was quite noisy as we were seated near a large table of dinners. The food came out quickly but we did wait a while for the check and ended up just going to the counter to pay. Would go back again for pizza and dessert.

KC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was great and the service was very attentive. The atmosphere was very noisy as there was very little soundproofing on the ceiling, and it was a wooden floor. Would definitely return to this restaurant.

NS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and the reason we drove there was the Gluten Free options. Also, my 8 year old loved the special kids pizza design!
What we didn’t know about was the fantastic service - really excellent. Already recommended to friends and We’ll be back!

TO
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The entre's garlic bread, bruschetta pizza, deep fried calamari, burrata e caponata and Zucchini flowers were very good.
The second course which we ordered as share plates risotto and gnocchi were a dissappointment. the risotto lacked flavour , the wine overpowered the dish and the arborio rice was too al dente while the gnocchi had to much chilli.
Dessert was gelato which was very good.

JD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service. Staff knew the menu well and were very helpful with questions and meals for children.

TL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very pleasant experience. Better than I expected. Could not fault the service. Good value.

GG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Hi guys,
I'm a regular customer.... food is always great and waiters are always polite and friendly.
I would put another waiter on Sat nights as it gets quite busy and the current waiters are under the pump. It can take a while to get one of the waiter's attention sometimes.

JD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved this place. Food was yummy and authentic. Will definitely be back

KS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic Italian food. Fresh scrumptious wood fired pizza. Best Mango dessert.

LV
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and the food was delicious. My salmon was cooked perfectly and my husband said his pasta ( fuselli ) was delicious. I would recommend Mercato E Cucina to anyone.

LK
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great authentic Italian food and service. Happy to come again when next in Sydney.