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Locale Mercatto

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Downtown West
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330 Bay St, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2S8, Canada
+1 416-306-0467
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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129 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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!

Thank Christian R
Ottawa, Canada
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164 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank CanadianTravelReview
Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank VanSusie604
Toronto, Canada
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181 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Fernando7676
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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.

Thank beachforever
Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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!

Thank Sarah W
Ontario, Canada
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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 

Thank L0wie
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Not your typical Italian restaurant. .only 2 pasta dishes to choose from Great salads. Best rice balls I've ever had. $19 is a bit much for chicken, carrots and raisins Please add some carbs. to your main entrées. ..some people were still hungry Also it would help if your dessert menu was upgraded.

Thank 915denise
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Took my wife and daughters here for dinner. Appetizers were good, most notable one we had the prosciutto platter, it was excellent. Mains: Wife had the brisket burger, with truffle fries. Delicious. Enjoyed with a glass of recommended red wine, good wine list. I had the seafood pasta. It was pretty good, not great. Kids had the brisket and short... More 

Thank Wookness
Toronto, ON
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Delicious food, great ambiance! Just don't take the host' s advice on "his" favourite table....centre booth...in front of the kitchen. Way too warm, even on a colder winter evening. The food selections are varied, and delicious. The Rigatoni, Lasagne,and burger are all great choices.

Thank MKM15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$70
Italian, Gluten Free Options
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
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
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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