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Piazza Mercato

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Published May 23rd 2021
Almost the next best thing to being in Italy
Italian, decor, restaurant, food, wine, drinks, coffee, music
Interesting decor (image JW)

Make your way to Piazza Mercato for cool Italian vibes. Open seven days a week from breakfast through to dinner, the delicious authentic Italian food is courtesy of the people behind Napoli Centrale and Popolo Gelateria.

Pasta, Italian, Newcastle, vegetarian, dinner, family, flavour, food, wine, restaurant
Delicious broccoli pasta (image JW)

The two-storey venue is in an old bank building that was previously occupied by The Flying Tiger and the central square is reminiscent of a bustling market square in Naples. The downstairs area is utilised for breakfast, lunch and drinks. Whereas upstairs is reserved for dinner service and has seating suitable for couples as well as groups.

Appetisers, sides, Italian, arancini, flavour, lunch, restaurant, Newcastle, wine, food
A meal of sides (image JW)

The food is great quality and very tasty, there are some options for vegetarians, vegans and those on gluten-free diets. The tiramisu is light but rich with a strong coffee flavour and not too much cream or sweetness and the cannoli are a delightful mouthful. The coffee is next level with the $2 espressos proving very popular with the passing parade as have the range of freshly made paninis and pastries.

Music, entertainment, restaurant m performance, Newcastle, Italian, family, fun
Regular live music (image JW)

Children are catered for and the atmosphere is chilled and happy especially when the music is playing. Enjoy live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm until 9pm and from 12:30pm until 2:30pm on Sundays. The staff are professional but friendly and helpful.

Dessert, Italian, tiramisu, cannoli, food, wine, coffee, restaurant
When one dessert is just not enough (image JW)

Whether you call in for breakfast, drinks dinner or dessert you won't be disappointed.
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Why? Great food and vibes
When: 7am till late seven days a week
Phone: 02 4062 8860
Where: 231 Hunter Street Newcastle
Cost: Sides $10-$16, pastas $16-$28, desserts from $5
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It does Italy well
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|5412) 496 days ago
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