About Mercato e Cucina
Gladesville, AU-NSW 2111
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.
Italian, Pizzeria, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of operation:
Breakfast: 8:00am - 11:30am
Lunch: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
$41 to $100
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
(02) 9817 3457
Let Mercato e Cucina make your next occasion or event an effortless affair with our catering service. Impress clients and staff at your next corporate function or enjoy the company of your loved ones at that special family celebration by letting us prepare and deliver a beautiful meal for you.
If you have a special request or would like to discuss the option of a custom menu please let us know so we can tailor a plan especially for you. Our talented pastry chefs will create a mouth-watering cake to complete your occasion if you wish.
Undercover secure parking at no charge for up to 100 cars,with internal elevator access.
Public Bus stop directly in front of locale.
Private Party Facilities:
Mercato e Cucina is the ideal venue for all your function needs, with an experienced function coordinator on hand to help manage your perfect event. Whether you’re celebrating with 10 guests, entertaining 30 guests or organising an event for 150, we can easily accommodate all of your needs. We pride ourselves on friendly, efficient service and we’re committed to assisting you in every way possible to ensure your function is a memorable one.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Mercato e Cucina Ratings and Reviews
Nice food, great service! I'll definitel ...
Nice food, great service! I'll definitely come again.
Our waiter was hard to understand and he ...
Our waiter was hard to understand and he left or finished his shift half way through our evening. This meant no other waiter specifically looked after us. We waited ages for our desserts to be take and had to call a waiter for drinks. It is fairly expensive.
A great place with great food. Highly re ...
A great place with great food. Highly recommended.
Our lunch was beautiful, it was our seco ...
Our lunch was beautiful, it was our second visit & we will be coming back for sure.
We ordered 11 items and all of them were ...
We ordered 11 items and all of them were great, including the burrata, the woodfired pizza and the sinful chocolate dessert. We stayed chatting most of the afternoon and the waiter did not rush us at all, and was happy to keep bringing coffees and so on.
Love it here! Food is amazing and the st ...
Love it here! Food is amazing and the staff are usually super friendly :)
Great food and coffee, good service, ea ...
Great food and coffee, good service, easy parking. Good to be able to then purchase high quality food from their shopping area such as delicatessen goods, groceries, meat and cakes/desserts.
Great food! Fresh, tasty, fantastic meal ...
Great food! Fresh, tasty, fantastic meal. Thier pasta (any kinds) and antipasto are so great!
This is the third time we have eaten at ...
This is the third time we have eaten at the Restaurant and it did not fail to please us again in terms of the food and wine. We were a party of 6 people having a Christmas get together as well as celebrating a 70th Birthday. We did find the restaurant a little noisy but for the time of year and good cheer around that is to be expected. Due to a misunderstanding one meal order was incorrect but the matter was rectified without quibble and the correct meal provided speedily. We enjoyed a Sicilian Pinot Grigio with our food. Staff were most pleasant and friendly. We will be back.
Great food, service with a smile and a l ...
Great food, service with a smile and a laugh. The wines recommended to us were perfect. Would highly recommend!
Pizza is delicious and authentic, highly ...
Pizza is delicious and authentic, highly recommend it
I found the service to be quite slow but ...
I found the service to be quite slow but they were very friendly, we had to keep flagging them down to make orders etc but when they did come over they were very friendly. The food was really good and the portion sizes were so generous. meals were served in a timely manner and the variety was great.
A very enjoyable lunch - good service - ...
A very enjoyable lunch - good service - tasty food.
Food is good, but main meal servings are ...
Food is good, but main meal servings are very small. We were hungrier after dinner than we were before dining. My guests shared the same view and were even compelled to complain about it to our waiter. I don't complain. I vote with my feet and it will be a long time before my wife and I dine at MeC again.
We had read some poor reviews so were a ...
We had read some poor reviews so were a little nervous coming here with our friends. Although we made the table booking well in advance we were taken to the worst table in the restaurant. Next to a very large group in a walkway. We asked to be moved to a quieter area and ended up sitting next to the cold meat cabinet. In spite of that bad beginning we had a great night. The service was excellent and food delious. A little over priced for a cafe but a great night.
Great efficient service delicious dinne ...
Great efficient service delicious dinner shall definitely go back again for breakfast and a lunch
Plenty of choices on the menu to satisfy ...
Plenty of choices on the menu to satisfy all tastes and budgets. Great for groups looking to have a fun night out with good food and service.
This was one of, if not the best restaur ...
This was one of, if not the best restaurant we have ever eaten at. The staff were extremely friendly and attentive. The food was absolutely delicious and very prompt. The only criticism we had was the portions were a little small for the price of the meals. However we would still rate our dining experience as 5 stars
Food didn't really live up to the promis ...
Food didn't really live up to the promise and price. I had a pizza and it was OK - bit sloppy and not really all that exciting and in the end just fell a bit short of what I think ought be delivered given the prices. I ate here with six others for a work dinner - cost abut $80 a head including a few beers and a couple of bottles of wine. Good service and atmosphere though.
Just awesome, for coffee, lunch, deli, g ...
Just awesome, for coffee, lunch, deli, gourmet grocery, beautiful dinner of Modern Italian in an Australian contemporary way. Well done guys
Love it for lunch, coffee, gourmet grocery and dinner we as amazing! This is a food destination you have to go and try.
Went for brunch and was so glad to see s ...
Went for brunch and was so glad to see some different items on the menu from the standard Eggs Benedict and big breakfast you see everywhere else. The food was delicious and reasonably priced and portion sizes were perfect.
They seemed understaffed with only 1 waitress and 1 barista on the day we went, so getting a second round of coffee or paying the bill took a while. Not a sticking point though and would definitely come back... that cabinet of pastries, cakes and baked goods is WAY too tempting!
I like the atmosphere, they have a small ...
I like the atmosphere, they have a small retail portion plus the dining area. Give me the confidence of quality of ingredients. Menu is creative. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful
My guests were impressed with the food. ...
My guests were impressed with the food.
I liked it but wasn't blown away.
Were able to accommodate gluten free.
Excellent service! I will give more than ...
Excellent service! I will give more than 5 stars! We brought a cake to celebrate birthdays and the waiter even cut it for us and serve on plates! Great pasta and pizza! A great variety of tea too!
The menu had changed since we last ate h ...
The menu had changed since we last ate here and the food was beautifully cooked, with fresh ingredients and plenty of flavour. There were four of us and we shared a Napoletana pizza followed by four different entree sized pasta/risotto meals (all exquisite!) We shared two desserts and I'd have to say the Sinfonia di Cioccolato was out of this world! The service was friendly and attentive and as usual, it feels like you've had an authentic Italian experience.
We booked online and got a confirmation. ...
We booked online and got a confirmation. When we arrived at the restaurant we were told they did not have our booking. They were kind enough to squeeze us in. The food and service were awesome. Just don't book through open table! Phone them.
The restaurant was busy and the service ...
The restaurant was busy and the service was poor - I had to flag the waiter down any time I needed something. Food was average. Given I have been there many times, this visit was very disappointing and will be my last.
Outstanding food and wine. Fantastic ser ...
Outstanding food and wine. Fantastic service. Really enjoyed our time there. Highly recommend it to anyone looking for a unique dining experience. I will certainly be going there again. Have to call out the staff and how friendly they were - they went out of their way to make the event very enjoyable.
Great lunch place - very easy access fro ...
Great lunch place - very easy access from car park which is great for anyone with accessibility needs. The service is always very friendly and welcoming.
We often have breakfast here with friend ...
We often have breakfast here with friends and family
Very central place to meet for us and good parking
We love the unique setting of the market place the ambience and open kitchen
The staff and always very friendly
Whilst we had a very nice lunch the serv ...
Whilst we had a very nice lunch the service was slow - it took over an hour from when we arrived till we got our meals.
Restaurant was not busy yet we struggled ...
Restaurant was not busy yet we struggled for service. Had to refill own wine glasses & had get up walk to service desk to ask for dessert menus. Waiter apologised with Pettit fours from patisserie - appreciated but would have preferred the service that was obviously built into the menu price.
The service is always excellent at MeC, ...
The service is always excellent at MeC, and my last experience there was no exception. The food was fantastic, and the menu included a few updates which were really nice additions.
As always great, authentic, fresh food. ...
As always great, authentic, fresh food. Truffles with homemade pasta - divine.
Great atmosphere, great food, had a grea ...
Great atmosphere, great food, had a great time so thank you!
Not the best night we've had. Food ok, ...
Not the best night we've had. Food ok, service poor and not really a great spot for dinner. Lunch would be a better option as the atmosphere with the shop would make it a better experience. Parking is good. Service was slow, waiter didn't know the menu well and had to come back a check. Wasn't aware of items no longer available which led to a delay due to reordering.
I would say the staff were overwhelmed. ...
I would say the staff were overwhelmed. Maybe someone was off sick. We arrived early with a booking and were told to wait while a couple without a booking were seated prior to us. I had to ask for a seat for my friend who was on crutches as the staff were not worried about getting our table ready for us to be seated.
The service was poor, our order not taken properly and we waited a very long time for the wine., and we are still waiting for our water.
Luckily the food was excellent, thus saving what could have been a disappointing visit we travelled an hour to have lunch, so the yes or no about would I recommend it is a little hard to answer.
I probably say, go for the food don't expect great service.
Disappointed by the service. Was really ...
Disappointed by the service. Was really slow and staff did not look after our table very well. Felt a bit neglected. I just sat at the table by myself with no menu, no staff asked if I would like a drink or water for 15-17 minutes. Finally my guests came and took staff another 10 minutes just for water. so 25-30 minutes!
I note the table either side of us got more attention even though they didn't arrive till after. Constantly had to watch and try and get attention of a staff member just to get served.
I had heard the food here is great but t ...
I had heard the food here is great but the breakfast choices were slim and the granola + stewed mango + chia seeds that I ended up going with was just awful!!!! No flavour in any of those components - not even a sweetness in the mango! The service was dreadful too! The place was pretty much empty yet the waitress (who never once smiled) couldn't bring herself to check on us to see if we wanted a second coffee or more food etc. I had to walk up to the take away counter, wait my turn and order another coffee there. What a huge disappointment. Perhaps the lunch and dinner menu differ and are possibly better as I've heard, but what a disappointment with the breakfasts. My friends ordered the avocado on toast and while it was generous there was really nothing too it! Italians really need to learn how to do brunch and brekky better and not have such a service attitude! (I'm Italian so I can say that). I would also recommend the owners visit some of our City's better brunch venues around the inner city especially, to learn how to build the right ambience through great service, great food and a smile!
We were all pleased to try a restaurant ...
We were all pleased to try a restaurant in the neighbourhood with easy access and off street parking. The evening was very enjoyable, the food was excellent and the serving staff were wonderful, not intrusive, but attentive at the right moments.
The wine waiter, was terrific. He knew the cellar and he was informative, we all appreciated his service.
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