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MERCATO Italian Restaurant
A Classic Italian Restaurant featuring live Jazz music! MERCATO provides the colorful setting for Executive Chef Ben Ellsworth's intriguing blend of Italian regional culinary styles.
Voted Charleston's "Best New Restaurant" (2007), MERCATO has become a popular destination to savor authentic, Italian classics faithfully recreated by Chef Ben Ellsworth.
MERCATO brings delicious Italian-American dishes to Charleston’s historic City Market while using the freshest local ingredients. It conveys an Italian attitude - expressive, stylish and fun. MERCATO offers a comfortable ambiance and spirited bar scene paced by LIVE JAZZ 7 NIGHTS A WEEK!
Cool down this summer with MERCATO's new "Jazz Happy Hour" every Monday - Thursday 5 - 7pm with $5 Sangria and live performances.
Classic pasta and pizza dishes, daily creations and house made desserts and gelato compliment Chef specialties like Potato Gnocchi and new guest favorites like the Cauliflower Pancake. Click here to see the menu.
A great dinner at MERCATO is merely the beginning. Stay for the music, the laughter, the people-watching.