Mercato is a popular and simple Italian restaurant in the lower part of Hell’s Kitchen, also known as the part you really don’t want to be hungry in. Is it the best Italian restaurant in NYC? No, but it’s definitely the best you’re going to do for a civilized meal this close to the world’s most disgusting bus station.
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