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  • Atmosphere: 4.5/5
  • Food: 4.5/5
  • Service: 4.5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Overrated, not impressed

I've always wanted to try this restaurant, have walked past the Bay St location many times. We tried to have dinner there once but waited at a table for 15 minutes and wasn't even looked at so we got up and left. We tried the Eaton Centre location this time. Although the service was better, the experience was okay. I saw that the table next to us had ordered a meatball appetizer. When I asked if I could have that with a side of pasta, our server suggested that i have the pappardelle and bolognese as it was the same thing. I went with her advice but I disagree that it was the same. The tomato sauce looked much more rich with the meatballs than in my dish. I found it odd that they promoted the fresh pasta used for their ravioli but they didn't use fresh pasta throughout. That said, the pappardelle itself was tender. The tiramisu was probably some of the best that I've had, I make a point of trying it everywhere I go. If I return, it would likely be for coffee and dessert because we happened to be walking by. I miss the City Grill that used to be in this location, the menu and service was great.

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Restaurantica12
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Overpriced and tasteless

A group of us went to the Mercatto in the Eaton Centre for lunch. I had the eggplant sandwich with salad. There was one 1mm thick slice of eggplant on my sandwich with 2 tbsp of sauce and nothing else. The salad was about a cup of spring mix with 3 slices of celery and 4 slices of green onion. Since we were a group of 11, they charged 18% grautuity. So, my meal that cost them about 50 cents to put together, cost me $19.00 with tax and tip. I really detest the Eaton Centre Mercatto. The food is way too salty and the value for your money is non-existent. I tried to go somewhere else but the guest of honour likes this place, for some reason. Take my advice, go anywhere besides the Eaton Centre Mercatto. One girl in our party had to send back her pizza as there was something rotten on it and the she didn't like the shrimp pasta she ordered. My colleague ordered the special of the day, orzo with scallops. There were 3 scallops on top of maybe 3/4 cup of orzo and it was $22.00! I don't understand why this place is so popular. There are much better choices in the vicinity for a lot less money and less sodium.

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Restaurantica12
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fantastic lunch!

a friend took me here for lunch not knowing that the chef is rob rossi from top chef canada! well, i'm on his side to win now, because the food was amazing! didn't try the wine but was wowed by the list. great food, quick and attentive service, and a very busy place! loved it.

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I have to tell you that our group of 18 had a...

I have to tell you that our group of 18 had a fantastic time at your restaurant. The food was supberb and the service was excellent. Everyone raved about it. The ambiance of candles on the table and beautiful wine glasses really added to the atmosphere. Will certainly recommend you to anyone. I cannot say enough about. Fran - Noront Resources

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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I am Italian and it is hard to find a good pasta...

I am Italian and it is hard to find a good pasta in toronto. Mercatto is one restaurant that not only met but exceeds my expectations. Simple , tasty italian food and well priced.. Bravi!!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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May 20, 2017

Love this place and come here often for coffee meetings and lunches. Service is prompt and knowledgeable and the food is excellent.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 14, 2017

The reason we return & return is that this is a great place to have friends for an enjoyable meal and social time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 10, 2017

Very good experience. We will be back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 7, 2017

Stylish, comfortable spot with great service and excellent food.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

May 6, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 5, 2017

Very enjoyable lunch spot with tasty pasta dishes and prompt, polite service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

May 4, 2017

wonderful restaurant great atmosphere delicious food attentive service.Highly recommend

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 5, 2017

In a city that is thankfully replete with restaurants, there are a few that I continue to frequent year after year. Mercatto is on that short list. It's a great joy to sit at your table with friends. Your usual excellent service is impacted only by your amazing ability to fill every seat every time we are there. But the waits are never long, and besides, there's never a rush to exit. We enjoy the chance to enjoy the ambiance, food and an excellent Primitivo. All wonderful. Thanks to the staff for another great evening at Mercatto. Cheers and bet wishes!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 4, 2017

My food was fine but my guest's soup was not hot (I would say luke warm) and she said very very salty

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 5/5

May 4, 2017

Thank you so much for giving my guests an amazing dining experience. Everyone raved about the service and the food and loved the seating choice at the wine table. Thank you so much for everything.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 27, 2017

We will not be visiting this location again. When we arrived at the restaurant we were rushed to place the order as the waitress had mentioned she had another party coming in for lunch. As we began to order, my colleague was advised that the entrée she wanted was not available. The waitress then mentioned that there was actually a couple other options not available on the menu. So we decided on entrees that were available. We then requested a side of fries with our sandwich and were told that there was not fries available on that day and that we should get a salad or soup. I requested that she speak to the kitchen to make sure, turns out that there is fries. Although our meals were okay, my colleagues and I decided that we will not be recommending this location to our colleagues in the future.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 1/5

April 23, 2017

This charming restaurant is now one of my favourite places in Toronto

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 7, 2017

Very well done

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 31, 2017

Tasty but too salty salad dressing. Servers too busy. Good environ but tables too close together.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

March 28, 2017

The service and the team was amazing, thank you for making it a special time for all our invited guests. Very clean Keep up the great team work. Thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 20, 2017

Did not have our reservation even though I booked it through the web site. Food was mediocre and bland. Wine is very over priced even for Toronto. Will not be returning.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

March 20, 2017

food was great as well as service. Table a little tight for 4.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 15, 2017

We were well taken care of - great food too!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 12, 2017

Great meal on a Sat night for our weekend escape from Ottawa during March break. We started with the meatballs and fritti di mare appetizers, followed by Arctic Char, lamb sausage pizza and duck confit pappardelle. All were delicious and perfectly cooked. Service was friendly and efficient. We'll be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 24, 2017

Great as always

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 21, 2017

Food and service were excellent!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2017

Good pasta meal special and excellent soup. Service was attentive and good atmosphere for an informal business lunch.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2017

First time visit, and I gladly must concur with previous reviews: great food, nice service and good location. Will definitely return.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 11, 2017

Love Mercatto. Great ambiance, excellent service and delicious food. Food is normally a five, but this time was a bit too salty (arctic char). Hence the 4.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 5, 2017

Not likely to return. Food was very mediocre for the price. Very limited menu.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 3/5

January 28, 2017

Food was really good. Service would be better if they went back to listing cheese and meat on chalkboard. Wine list is narrow. Otherwise really good.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

January 22, 2017

Our waiter was charming. Very attentive. He also had nice biceps. I was very turned on. Can you send me his phone number. Thank you

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

January 21, 2017

This is a regular venue for my luncheon meetings in DT Toronto.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 15, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 9, 2017

Thank you for a wonderful lunch!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

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