Shop and Dine at Mercato in Naples

Shopping Dining and Entertainment Mercato Naples, Florida.
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Mercato is an exclusive one-stop mall for shopping, dining, and nightlife. Located on Strada Place in North Naples it is close to Pelican Bay and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Anchored by Nordstrom rack and Whole Foods supermarket, Mercato is also home to the 12-screen Silverspot Cinema movie theater. 

Shopping at Mercato in Naples

The traffic-free plazas around Mercato are perfect for strolling, bargain hunting, and window shopping. There are over 20 upscale retailers including Nordstrom rack, Pandora, and Paper Source. There’s Gigi’s Children’s Boutique for young fashionistas as well as Tommy Bahama and J. Crew mercantile for everyday wear. 

If you’re looking for home furnishings, stop by Z Gallerie for artworks, Design West for furniture, and Sur La Table for kitchenware. 

Mercato Restaurants and Nightlife

Mercato has 22 restaurants and casual places to dine. Whether you are planning a romantic meal with a loved one, casual dining with the family after a movie, or just a frozen yogurt during your shopping trip, there’s something for every taste. 

One of the recommended favorites for lunch and dinner is AZN with its curries and Asian inspired cuisine. They offer Happy Hour from 3-6 p.m. daily. Perhaps start the evening at the Blue Martini with a handcrafted martini or cocktail. It’s also a great place for a nightcap. For something a little different, head to the Cavo Lounge and sample their upscale “Gastrolounge” with menus made for sharing.

Mercato Special Events Throughout the Year

As well as shopping and dining, Mercato hosts a full calendar of events. Check out the first Thursday in the month when the Mercato Nights Music Series entertains shoppers and diners from 6-9 p.m. The live musical lineup ranges from blues, rockbilly, country, and classic rock to some more alternative choices. 

On every third Tuesday of the month, Mercato presents “Movies on the Lawn”. Bring your own beach chairs or blanket and pick your spot on the grass opposite The Pub and Yogurbella. Stock up on ice cream, takeout snacks and drinks and enjoy the movie on the giant inflatable screen. They choose popular family favorites such as Dumboto the thriller Hotel Mumbai,making it a great family and friends night out.

Finally, a quick tip. If you like to use valet parking, especially when struggling with shopping or have kids in tow, valet parking is free for customers at certain stores. The usual fee of $11 is waived if you have validation from Bravo! Cucina Italiana, Burntwood Tavern, Capital Grille, The Pub, McCormick & Schmick’s, Wine Loft, AZN Azian, or the Aveda Salon. It’s well worth supporting these businesses and earning yourself a nice “thank you” with complimentary valet parking. 

The Mercato shopping mall is located north of Vanderbilt Beach Rd. on North Tamiami Trail/US 41 in Naples, Florida.

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Written by: Must Do Visitor Guides staff writer.