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Locale Mercatto

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330 Bay St, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2S8, Canada
+1 416-306-0467
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11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Canada
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288 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with a business colleague and found Mercatto just ok. Server was nice enough but not extremely informative. I had the lasagna which wasn't anything special while my colleague had penne that under delivered. Price seemed a little rich for what we got and I suspect I won't return. Sorry but too many other options in the area to return...

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Thank Stinkyrules
Toronto, Canada
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134 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, server that seated us showed poor seating choices but changed tables when this was pointed out. Waiter was very good. Recommend the ravioli and Pine nut tart. Decor used to be much nicer but food is still good.

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Thank Geo-Cooks
London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Renovated and new menu. Small over priced starters. Had a tuna which was nothing special. No one bothered to bring us bread but did to other tables. Lamb main course over cooked. Really poor service and noisy place

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Thank jerry123456789
Miami
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132 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place to eat in Toronto, they have the restaurant and a section to buy sandwiches. We were impressed by the speed of the service. I recommend the half chicken, tasty!

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Thank Christian R
Ottawa, Canada
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164 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I am reviewing this restaurant again because it has recently been renovated and given a fresh look. Last time I went I found the food to be good. They've taken the place up a notch. The décor has become less fancy and more cool, with a feel as if you are in the kitchen. Service was excellent. As for the... More 

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Thank CanadianTravelReview
Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Met a dear friend for lunch on a Tuesday. He is a regular and it definitely showed that they care about not only their regulars but new customers as well. We shared five dishes (that I thought would be too much for lunch!) recommended by the server and my friend and we devoured everything. We thought the beef tartare could... More 

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Thank VanSusie604
Toronto, Canada
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195 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

With so many great options in the downtown core, I think Mercatto got the design and execution of the restaurant wrong. Pizza's are off the menu which were a staple of the old menu as is quality. Nothing about the dishes we had were spectacular. I had the cod and was really disappointed by the quality and texture of the... More 

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Thank Fernando7676
Toronto
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Its busy during the lunch hour weekdays. Have attended several times (at least 15 times over past couple of years), quick service but it is loud (sometimes have to yell to hear across the table). Favourites: ARANCINI, CRISPY CALAMARI, Mains: CAVATELLI, RIGATONI, LAMB CHOPS, PORCHETTA PANINO.

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Thank beachforever
Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The restaurant went through a Reno recently but what didn't change was the excellent, authentic italian food. I have had a variety of meals here but my new favourite is the steak, potatoes with crispy brussels sprouts which is excellent. Each item on the plate stands on it's own merits. Delicious!

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Thank Sarah W
Ontario, Canada
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We went to Mercatto for Valentine's Day dinner before a Hockey game, so our reservations were for early dinner. We chose the Valentine's day menu which included an appetizer, main course and dessert. The appetizer was a pork terrine with crispy Parmesan chips. The main was a beautifully prepared filet mignon with root vegetables. The dessert was a delicious lemon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$71
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 Bay St, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2S8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-306-0467
Description
A modern take on 'local' place of habit. Rosticceria, bracceria, paste + piccolo piatti are key menu elements, including 35 wines offered by the half and full bottle.

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Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is celebrated by a number of monuments and museums, giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier destination for modern art, people here stroll through the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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