Restaurants & Bars 11

Mercato, Calgary. Meh.

greenboy | Nov 13, 2009 01:58 PM

Surprisingly not impressed with this place after wanting to try it for a long time. If your idea of great atmosphere is a room full of pretentious people talking over eachother then this might be the place for you. Took an hour for the food to arrive and even then the veg plate was something different than I'd actually ordered. Food tasted fine and no complaints about the portion size or presentation, but overall it just didn't blow me away like I'd hoped. I opted for the lamb, which was a little overdone for my liking, and I hate places that charge you 40 bucks for a lonely plate of meat. I did order one of the over-priced veg accompiments, but even then it made for a boring and expensive plate that was just missing something. Desert was a decent Tiramisu (always amazes me how much Tiramisu varies from place to place). An expensive evening and a little disapointing overall. Given that this place is busy pretty much every night with people who clearly have plenty of money to blow, I'm sure they won't lose any sleep over me not rushing back there.

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