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Bar Mercurio

#251 of 6,769 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Midtown
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270 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V8, Canada (St George)
+1 416-960-3877
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11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Oakville, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paulo took care of us. He really made us feel at home! His recommendations were perfect. We really enjoyed the pizza and would highly recommend it. Fresh ingredients and choice on crust. Pizza prices very reasonable. Wine prices were on the high side so be careful there! But overall we really enjoyed ourselves. Thanks Paulo!

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Thank wcish
Halifax, Canada
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the second time at this restaurant and it was great both times. Excellent service, multiple servers to take care of the table so service was very efficient despite the restaurant being full. Dinner portions are not overly large so get the appetizer to start. Pizza is tasty, thin crust. Very busy restaurant, even in the early evening, highly... More 

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Thank Rainie333
Toronto, Canada
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302 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A business group of 8 had dinner on a Saturday evening. The popularity of Bar Mercurio brought in a full house. Our service was very professional. Food delicious. A bit noisy, but forgivable given the food.

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Thank Peeter P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We frequently go to Bar Mercurio and always experience a great evening - Joe and staff are wonderful, food and drink is excellent and the ambience superb! From the moment you enter Bar Mercurio until you leave you feel like part of an extended family, surrounded by friends all having a great time!

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Thank Joanne C
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chef Chrissy makes the most amazing pizzas I have ever tasted anywhere - and I've been to Italy and New York.

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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Chef Giuseppe Mercurio captures the essence of Italian cuisine with elegant and sophisticated dishes without the pretension. The front of the house and back compliments Mercurio's journey to Italian cuisine magnificently! Bravo!

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Aurora, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My family and I live in the suburbs of the Greater Toronto Area and come into the city from time to time to enjoy lunch or dinner at a restaurant. We have been to Bar Mercurio more than a few times, and with all of the good Italian restaurants in Toronto to choose from, that's saying a lot. It's a... More 

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Thank Christine B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I live in LA and when I visit Toronto I always stop by Bar Mercurio OR my home away from home. The staff is so attentive and always ready to help a guest. I love, love the pizza but what I really go for is the seasonal meat; beef, veal and especially the Bison with mushrooms, Delilah. The owner Giuseppe... More 

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Thank Fabio S
Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is normally a good, local bistro, moderately priced. When the waiter listed off a few specials, I ordered them to vary from pizza and pasta. One dish was filet of bison with chanterelles mushrooms and a few shavings of black truffle. It was overcooked and not especially tasty. But the bigger disappointment --and shock-- was the price: $69!!! Surely... More 

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944giuseppe, Owner at Bar Mercurio, responded to this review

Dear Diner, I am both disappointed and very sorry of your experience at bar Mercurio. The Organic Grass Fed Bison Strip Loin is new on our menu and on this evening it was paired with Hedgehog (Sweet Tooth) mushrooms and Fresh Spanish Black Truffles. I am happy to refund your dinner - we believe in complete customer satisfaction in the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We had a pre-theatre dinner and really enjoyed the food, but the bill was very steep. If you choose just a pasta or pizza then you can get by below $30. But the majority of entrees where above $50 and my starter was over $20. The wine list also started at a very steep $60. They had a bunch of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V8, Canada
    (St George)
  • Public Transportation: St George Station
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-960-3877
Description
Bar Mercurio is a small family run restaurant downtown Toronto, with a strong focus on quality and freshness. We hand make our pasta and agnolotti, our pizza dough comes from a long tradition going back to the family in Italy, our burrata in hand stretched in house. Our wines are carefully selected to compliment a simple and elegant pizza margarita to a bison strip-loin with fresh truffles. Our care and commitment comes to the table - we make the culinary dream happen. Buon Appetito!

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