The Italian restaurant Il Mercato, owned by Riccardo Lucque and his partners Ondřej Rákosník and Martin Němec, was opened in May 2012. Il Mercato, as well as its sister restaurants Aromi and La Finestra, represents authentic Italian cuisine with an emphasis on quality and fresh ingredients from which the food is prepared.

“Il Mercato” in Italian “Market” is reviving the lower part of Zelný Trh (Vegetable Market) in Brno. The restaurant is located in a historic building of the first Czech financial institution, Cyrilometodějská záložna (Cyril and Methodius Credit Union) dating from 1914. After extensive renovation, the space was inaugurated in 2012. The main designer of the building including the restaurant Il Mercato, was Ondřej Kukrál from the studio of K + K.

Our cosy, contemporary themed interior is highlighted by glass chandeliers, patterned upholstery and wood trim in a discreet brown-beige colour scheme. The open kitchen perfectly fits the concept from the First Republic and also a large table in the middle of the restaurant invites guests to taste a wide variety of cheeses, salamis, sausages, Parma hams and other itches’.

In the morning you can indulge in breakfast in the outdoor garden. Each weekday we prepare a three-course lunch menu from 11:30 a.m. And of course, the restaurant offers a wide selection of not only Italian wines, but also of Moravian and French wines.

We look forward to seeing you soon in the restaurant Il Mercato.

Zelný trh 2
602 00 Brno
Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 542 212 156

Opening hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.