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News from Mercante



NEW MENU IS OUT, WITH MANY NEW DISHES AND ALL THE CLASSIC 商

商 OUR OUTDOOR TABLES ARE READY FOR A SUMMER FULL OF AL FRESCO HUTONG DINNER 商

商 FOLLOW AND SHARE ON OUR NEW INSTAGRAM #MERCANTEBEIJING 商

商 NUMBER ONE RATED INDEPENDENT ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN BEIJING ON TRIPADVISOR AND ONLY ONE AWARDED TWICE WITH THE HALL OF FAME (2018-2019) 商

商 ONLY INDEPENDENT RESTAURANT IN BEIJING AWARDED WITH ONE SHIRIP BY THE “TOP ITALIAN RESTAURANTS” FROM GAMBERO ROSSO 商

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News from Mercante



NEW MENU IS OUT, WITH MANY NEW DISHES AND ALL THE CLASSIC 商

商 OUR OUTDOOR TABLES ARE READY FOR A SUMMER FULL OF AL FRESCO HUTONG DINNER 商

商 FOLLOW AND SHARE ON OUR NEW INSTAGRAM #MERCANTEBEIJING 商

商 NUMBER ONE RATED INDEPENDENT ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN BEIJING ON TRIPADVISOR AND ONLY ONE AWARDED TWICE WITH THE HALL OF FAME (2018-2019) 商

商 ONLY INDEPENDENT RESTAURANT IN BEIJING AWARDED WITH ONE SHIRIP BY THE “TOP ITALIAN RESTAURANTS” FROM GAMBERO ROSSO 商

Welcome to Mercante (商shang 贾gu), a cozy Italian trattoria in a hutong, the small alleys of the historical center of Beijing, near the Drum and Bell towers, that since 2012 offers all handmade, home-style, traditional Emilia Romagna food, focusing on high-quality imported Italian ingredients.

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Location & Environment


Location & Environment


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Mercante is an old Italian word that means Merchant. This name came to our mind from the location we chose to open our cozy trattoria: at the center of a buzzy grocery street-and-shop market right at the cross of some small alleys (Hutong) that are the essence of the Old Beijing. Back in 2012 the location was considered unconventional to open a trattoria devoted to quality and authentic Italian flavours, but over these years of unconditional love for our mission Mercante not only became more and more well know as a restaurant destination for expats, locals, business and leisure travellers and generally diners that look for a more unique place to eat and experience the city, but collected many awards, culminated in 2018 with two prestigious recognitions.

Being the only restaurant in Beijing cooking traditional Italian food awarded with One Red Shrimp from Gambero Rosso "Top Italian Restaurants 2018" Guide and entering

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the “Hall of Fame” from Tripadvisor after five consecutive years of Certificate of Excellence based on the reviews of our guests.

Both these recognitions were confirmed this year as a witness to our effort in keeping every day the same attention to details as the first one. It’s not a case that our motto is: “Handmade always, Shortcuts never!”

The design is a mix of the style of classical Italy and communist China: red brick floor, marble table surface give the feeling of classical Italian style- the country root of the cuisine; the pieces of 50s-70s communist Chinese signature lamps, Danwei wooden chairs, big wooden suitcases, wooden doors add the elements of the local country-communist China.

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Food Philosophy


WE JUST RELEASED OUR NEW DINNER MENU ON JUNE 8TH, COME AND TRY IT

Food Philosophy


WE JUST RELEASED OUR NEW DINNER MENU ON JUNE 8TH, COME AND TRY IT

On June 8th we released or new summer menu, richer than ever with new amazing handmade pasta like a gorgeous Lasagna with bechamel and ragu’ alla bolognese, the mythological Cappelletti (the tortellini of Reggio Emilia shaped like the belly button of Venus) served with a concentrated cream of Parmigiano Reggiano and slow cooked main courses as the gentle Rose of Parma (roasted organic beef rolled oven layers of Parma Ham and Parmigiano Reggiano) and the Grandma’s pot roasted rabbit leg “Reggio Emilia” style.

A SIMPLE IDEA THAT MAKES PEOPLE FEEL GOOD

"Handmade, always. Shortcuts, never!" This has been our kitchen motto since day-one and still it is. (Check our first flyer)

We select high quality imported Italian ingredients, follow traditional receipes from Emilia Romagna, the so called "Food Valley" of Italy, and cook an authentic regional cuisine with focus on signature handmade fresh egg pasta (tagliatelle, pappardelle, ravioli, tortelloni), premium quality Italian cheeses and cured meat from small producers. Our dinner menu comes a-la-carte, is seasonal and enriched by monthly specials. It's the best way to enjoy our food and the atmosphere of Mercante. 

Regardless of when you visit us you can trust that our motto will be the same and that all your food, from bread to dessert, will be handmade in our kitchen in the most traditional and authentic Italian

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Wine & Drinks


Wine & Drinks


When we started to imagine our restaurant we were sure about the wine experience we want to provide: it should be accessible to everyone by offering a friendly priced selection of Italian wines. Strong collaborations with some of the most reliable importers and fair wine pricing policy are our tools to offer to our guests a chance to enjoy a complete Italian dining experience: a good party, tasty food and a bottle of wine on the table! 

After seven years, with a selection of around 60 labels to represent almost all Italian Regions and many varieties of wine, Mercante is a well known destination for foodies and wine lovers too.

 

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Private Events


Private Events


Birthday party, friends reunion, corporate dinner, farewell party and any kind of event that you desire to host in an unconventional and casual setting, suitable for 15 to 50 guests. Seated dinner, standing party, customised menu, special decor and all our team dedicated to make your event a sweet memory. These are the main reasons why, over the years, we hosted hundreds of successful happenings.

MAKE MERCANTE YOUR PRIVATE RESTAURANT FOR A NIGHT! CALL OR EMAIL US.

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Press


ON JUNE 15TH WE GOT ONE MORE TIME THE “OSPITALITA’ ITALIANA CERTIFICATE” ISSUED BY THE CICC. THE GOLDEN PLATE OUTSIDE OUR DOOR STANDS FOR THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR INGREDIENTS AND OF THE DINING EXPERIENCE WE OFFER TO OUR GUESTS.

LATEST REVIEWS:

THE BEST EATS IN BEIJING BY THE FLIGHTNETWORK

GAMBERO ROSSO: TOP ITALIAN RESTAURANTS 2019 GUIDE

CTRIP GOURMET LIST 2018

FOURSQUARE - #1 PASTA IN BEIJING

Press


ON JUNE 15TH WE GOT ONE MORE TIME THE “OSPITALITA’ ITALIANA CERTIFICATE” ISSUED BY THE CICC. THE GOLDEN PLATE OUTSIDE OUR DOOR STANDS FOR THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR INGREDIENTS AND OF THE DINING EXPERIENCE WE OFFER TO OUR GUESTS.

LATEST REVIEWS:

THE BEST EATS IN BEIJING BY THE FLIGHTNETWORK

GAMBERO ROSSO: TOP ITALIAN RESTAURANTS 2019 GUIDE

CTRIP GOURMET LIST 2018

FOURSQUARE - #1 PASTA IN BEIJING

 

2015

The Daily Meal - 10 Best Worldwide- UK

USA Today - USA

Louis Vuitton City Guide BJ - France 

VistaJet Voyager

Shanghai Daily - China

Dorling Kindersley Guides - UK

2016

Whenever BJ – Beijing

National Geographic Traveller

Glutton Guide Beijing - China

Quality Approved Certificate - Italy

Fodor's Travel

Conde' Nast Traveller

2017

Gambero Rosso "Top Italian Restaurants Guide" 2018 : 1 Shrimp Award - Italy

AFAR Experiential Travel Guide

Quality Approved Certificate - Italy

Travel + Leisure

TripExpert: Best of Beijing Award

2018

Ctrip Gourmet List 2018 - China

FlightNetwork - Australia

Tripadvisor Hall of Fame 2018

Gambero Rosso "Top Italian Restaurants Guide" 2019 : 1 Shrimp Award - Italy

2019

Tripadvisor Hall of Fame 2019

Quality Approved Certificate - Italy

AS FEATURED IN

2012

Weekend Weekly – Hong Kong

U + Weekly – Hong Kong

Corriere Della Sera – Italy

Elle Decoration - China

AD - China

2013

The New York Time – USA

The Washington Post – USA

Civilta' della Tavola - Italy

Wingspan ANA - Japan

CNN Travel 20 Best - USA

2014

Beijing Japion – China

Wine in China – China

Bibenda - China

International Travel Magazine - Australia

Black Buddha - USA

Wine Meridian - Italy

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Contact


Contact


STAY IN TOUCH WITH OUR SOCIAL CHANNELS //

SCAN TO FOLLOW OUR WECHAT ACCOUNT

LIKE US TO KEEP UPDATED

LIKE US TO KEEP UPDATED

FOLLOW US

FOLLOW US

 KEEP SHOWING US YOUR LOVE //

MERCANTE IS RANKED BY TRIPADVISOR USERS AS THE BEST ITALIAN INDEPENDENT RESTAURANT IN BEIJING AND IS THE ONLY ITALIAN AWARDED FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE YEARS WITH THE "HALL OF FAME" THANKS TO 5+ YEARS OF CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

2018, OUR FIRST HALL OF FAME!

2018, OUR FIRST HALL OF FAME!

2019, HALL OF FAME IS CONFIRMED!

2019, HALL OF FAME IS CONFIRMED!

GIVE US A RING // 86.10.8402.5098

SEND US AN EMAIL // MERCANTE.HOME.CUISINE@GMAIL.COM

 
 

OUR ADDRESS //

4 FANGZHUANCHANG HUTONG (WEST OF NANLUOGUXIANG), DONGCHENG DISTRICT
中国北京市东城区市方砖厂胡同4号

 

BUSINESS HOURS //

Winter business hours: Tuesday to Sundaydinner only (18:00-24:00 last order 22:00 and 22:30 on Friday and Saturday). Check our other restaurants for different dining options. Come to visit us and enjoy your Italian fix in Beijing!