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Mercante

4 FangZhuanChang Hutong, DongCheng District, Beijing 100009, China
+86 10 8402 5098
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“duck ragu” (5 reviews)
“panna cotta” (5 reviews)
“bread” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
4 FangZhuanChang Hutong, DongCheng District, Beijing 100009, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is in a Hutong..it’s a lovely little restaurant with wonderful Italian food. It’s a great place for a quiet dinner. The owner was attentive and knowledgable about the local area. I would totally recommend this place.

Thank Shima I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh and delicious food: the bread, the home made pasta, the salad, fish and meat. Yummie deserts as well. Excellent (though a bit pricey) wines. And the place is very cosy and warm. The owner knows what he's talking about. Definitely going back there.

Thank David J
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

the restaurant is inside an old hutong. It’s quite small and cosy with two separate rooms and some tables at the entrance. i like the decor that makes you feel like in an italian trattoria. The menù offers some italian classic and some less traditional...More

Thank Frank_am_Main
TGFG-Asia, Owner at Mercante, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Dear Frank, thank you for sharing your feedback. I'm glad that you liked our selection of Italian dishes and wines and that the environment of Mercante reminded you a Italian trattoria. I'm sorry that you had problems with your foreign card but I can guarantee...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

After living in Beijing for 11 years...and hearing about Mercante, finally visiting was a delight! I was not disappointed by the experience. % friends gathered for a birthday celebration and had a ball. Only fear was always hearing about how tiny the space is -...More

Thank JohnBeijing
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Some of the best pasta I've ever had for sure, we tried the duck ragu and the spinach pasta bolognese and both were perfect it left us wanting to come back the next day. Service was great and staff were easy to talk to in...More

Thank Purewinter
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

My friends have been to Mercante before and highly recommended; Now is definitely my favorite restaurant in Beijing! Food and service were absolutely amazing! We started with a burrata and prosciutto- culattello, with an incredible Nebiolo; then we had a parpadelle with duck ragu, ricotta-...More

1  Thank Ana_Fuji
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Found this restaurant because we couldn't find another one. Luckily they still had some room for us left and we were greeted by the owner, a nice Italian man. They menu and food were fine. They only had sparkling water from the bottle or still...More

Thank Davide M
TGFG-Asia, Owner at Mercante, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Dear Davide, thank you for sharing your feedback and for recognising that we took care of your wife's special dietary restriction. Just to be clear: our still water is not coming straight from the tap. We installed a set of filters to micro-filter it and...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Nice environment (like in a village), good selection of Italian wines, but poor quality of meals - all pastas we had were very plain. But these meals were still much better than service - we had to ask for bread, then remind them that we...More

Thank Advisor_Miro
TGFG-Asia, Owner at Mercante, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Dear Milo, thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry that our service and food was not adeguate to your expectations. Maybe was a night off from our front team or maybe some misunderstanding happened (i.e. our coffee is Italian moka and not espresso so it...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Nice little Italian restaurant. Food is good, portions are european rather than north american sized, if that matters to you. Prices are good. Menu is small but covers all the bases. If you want some decent Italian food while in Beijing this might be the...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

...of this charming, delicious Italian restaurant. The waiting staff and especially the owner were incredibly friendly and engaging, to the point that I felt I was a regular! Due to the swelteringly hot weather, I chose to go for some simple cold dishes and I'm...More

Thank TheOExpress
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 50
Meals
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 FangZhuanChang Hutong, DongCheng District, Beijing 100009, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighbourhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: +86 10 8402 5098
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Description
Recently awarded by the Daily Meal as one of the 10 Best Italian Restaurant outside Italy, Mercante is devoted to offer home style traditional Italian food in a small alley of the historical center of Beijing. In a cozy trattoria with only ten tables we propose a variety of homemade fresh pasta (tagliatelle, pappardelle, ravioli, tortelloni), imported Italian cheeses and cured meats paired with our daily baked bread and a selection of genuine homemade desserts (panna cotta, tiramisu, semifreddo). For the wine lovers we carefully selected around 50 labels of Italian wines and more recently some Italian craft beers. At Mercante we cook the food we love. Walk-in welcome. Reservations recommended. Brunch Hours: Sat and Sun 12:00-16:00 (LO 15:00) Dinner Hours: Sun-Thu 18:00-24:00 (LO 22), Fri-Sat 18:00-24:30 (LO 22:30)
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