The Turkish Bazaar in Acre (Akko) begins to show signs of becoming a culinary street. Mercato, a market cuisine with Italian accents, owned by Chef Omri Shahar, has been recently added to the already existent restaurants Kukushka, Savida and Dalal.
Omri, who was the Chef at the Efendi Hotel, Chef of the meat restaurant at the Carmel Forest Spa Hotel and the Banahala Restaurant, graduate of the Tadmor School for Hotel Managementin Herzliya and graduate of Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, offers a seasonal menu that changes according to the daily and seasonal produce of the Acre Market, with an Italian twist.
The menu is opulent and comprises fish, seafood, meat and many other delicacies, all orchestrated by Chef Omri.
The pizza is baked in a tabun oven, its dough is thin, Neapolitan style, the pasta is homemade and it is served fresco with sauces made of fresh ingredients from the market.
Chef Omri Shahar frequently uses high quality olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, gorgonzola cheese and everything is very very tasty.
Even the little ones will find here something to eat, the Chef serves them special children’s meals such as pizza, pasta and more.
Like all the other restaurants at the Turkish Bazaar, it’s a tiny restaurant, inside there’s a bar surrounded by tall bar stools, and outside, in the picturesque alley, there are six tables.
The drink bar is opulent and it includes diverse cocktails, among them the cocktail of the day, which changes according to the daily menu.
At the bar, you will be able to find wines produced by Galilean wineries in general, and Western Galilean wineries in particular.
If you are interested in a private event, a private room is also available.
The prices range from 30 to 130 NIS per person.
A tastings menu is also available, when the payment is per course.
Mercato is open between Monday and Saturday, from 12:00 PM until the last customer leaves.