IL Mercanti – Metrowalk, Ortigas

Another food mecca for foodies can be found in Pasig City. IL Mercanti Food Bazaar opened last September 2011, catering to families and friends as well as employees from call centers/companies nearby. It operates Wednesdays to Fridays, from 7pm to 5am.

Metrowalk has a wide parking space but it may still be hard to find a place to park your car, with a lot of people coming and wanting to try out the food here in Il Mercanti…most especially on a Friday night. As for us, it took us 30-45 min from Greenhills to Metrowalk. Whatta TERRIBLE traffic we got there! We had to wait for 15 to 20 minutes before we were able to park. Luckily, we found a table right away. We cooled ourselves down with iced tea while waiting  for our table to be cleared.

We roamed around and tried to search for something new, something interesting. There’s a large variety of food choices and one will absolutely enjoy “exploring” – it’s delightful to the senses. At very affordable prices, one can sample products such as: Mexican food, Chinese food, Filipino food, Mexican food, Korean food, Roastbeef, Lechon, Tapa, Steak, Mixed Rice, Barbecue. For snacks and drinks they have Burger, Corndog, Pizza, Pasta, Shawarma, Fish and Chips, Ice cream, Cakes and Pastries, Empanada,  Churros, Crepe, Bubble Milk Tea, and Fruit Juices.

Whew!!! I could hardly remember all the food I saw. Here are some photos of what we had for dinner.


The Spaghetti with Pesto sauce with Chicken tenders and Garlic bread was okay. Same goes for the Baked Macaroni. The serving was just right but it lacks flavor.

Crispy liempo thinly sliced somewhat looks like crispy bacon. It’s crunchy and a bit salty. It would’ve been perfect if served with soysauce and calamansi or vinegar. Uhmm… just a suggestion.

There’s a number of people gathered around this stall. Hmmm… the sight of the pans make me wanna try ’em all. Deep dish pizza for pizza lovers!

The pizza looks inviting… enticing… but sadly, it failed to satisfy our palate. The crust was thick and has a texture of a tasty/american bread, that absorbed the sauce. The topmost layer of the pizza did not have enough sauce which made the pizza dry and a bit hard to chew.

Oh man! You will get some sugar rush with the huge selection of sweets in IL Mercanti. We tried Blueberry Cheesecake… one of my favorites. The taste was ok but not as good as the ones sold in some famous bakeshops in the metro.

This must be the best among what I had that night. This is… AMBURGER’s Juicy Lucy with Bacon Mushroom Melt. OOOHHHLALA!!!

The patty itself is stuffed with cheese making every bite oooozing with cheesy goodness. The huge cheeseburger has generous servings of crunchy bacon, lettuce, mushroom, blue cheese, cheese sauce, onion, relish, and the thick Juicy Lucy patty.

It was awesome!!! As much as I like to finish the entire burger, I couldn’t because I had little of everything we ordered and I’m stuffed. I find this the most delish burger in town. It’s OUTRAGEOUS, I tell ‘ya!

Hurry up and experience good food and fun with your family and friends here in IL Mercanti. I know the bazaar just started and a lot of improvements will take place as they settle. I will definitely go back for some more Juicy Lucy burger and try out other food they offer.


IL Mercanti


Address: Metrowalk Commercial Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City

New Schedule: Wed-Sat , 8pm – 5am


18 responses to “IL Mercanti – Metrowalk, Ortigas

  1. you should come back and definitely try Fat Chicken… it’s tastes pretty good and the prices are really affordable for what you’re getting

    • i know there are a lot of michael pineda’s in the Philippines, but you’re one of the only ones i could find online and in the ortigas area. someone by the name of michael pineda answered my phone and said they would return it to me but i believe my phone died, if you’re the same guy- please email me as soon as possible at – if not so sorry for the mistake! Just trying to hunt down my iphone! 😦

  2. respect your opinion,we are not trying to compete with anyone…we are just giving people a choice when it comes to the food bazaar industry, why not say a healthy competition anyway the bazaar industry has a lot of room for “newbies”…we are located at the Metrowalk parking area,open from Thursday-Saturday, 7pm to 4am, we also have free parking for our customers
    …we also have shuttle service located along emerald ave, to be exact in front of Hanston and Raffles Bldg, every Thursday & Friday (9pm-4am), you can call or text this number 0905-2781089 for shuttle service as long as its within the Ortigas area

    • thanks momsie20. it’s great to hear about the shuttle service. parking won’t be a problem anymore. 🙂
      hopefully i can drop by anytime soon, there are more food choices i want to try.

  3. sure no problem… please visit as well our group page on facebook “Il Mercanti Food Bazaar” so you can be updated on our activities and schedule of operation especially during the holiday season 🙂

  4. There is a newly opened food stall at Il Mercanti (Metrowalk) called PhillyMignon Cheesesteaks. I’ve tasted their De Niro Cheesesteaks and it is very yummy. The steak is made of 100% USDA beef topped with melted cheese, mushroom, green bell pepper & sweet onions. They are using this big roll of Italian bread called Ciabbatta Roll. Instead of the usual ketchup, they are serving it with their own very creamy gravy. And best of it all, I only paid P190 for that succulent 8-inch cheesesteak sandwich. Excellent product, for a very reasonable price. Super sarap talaga! Try it yourself! 🙂

  5. Gretchen Gates seem to be a co-owner of PhillyMignon Cheesesteaks. I’ve seen that same post on one of other food bloggers’ post. Hmmmmmmmm

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