Pizzeria Mercato is a seasonally focused restaurant featuring a constantly changing, of-the-moment menu that relies on and is inspired by the nationally renowned Carrboro Farmers Market. With ingredients sourced from right across the street, Mercato crafts bright, energetic salads, textured vegetable dishes, handmade pastas, Neopolitan-inspired pizzas in our brick-lined ovens and luxurious gelatos.
Founded in 2016, Gabe Barker returned to his hometown from San Francisco to cook the Italian-inspired food he’d come to love, utilizing the ingredients from North Carolina’s red clay piedmont soil that had shaped his childhood. Faithful to Italian tradition, Gabe embraces the principle that “less is more”, allowing the hard work of our artisan growers and suppliers to shine through in his food.
Casual, vibrant and lively, Pizzeria Mercato welcomes you, your friends and family for diverse, craveable pizzas and so much more. A vegetable – driven menu complemented by robust, affordable wines and craft beers define Mercato as your first choice for memorable experiences.