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Mercatto

Posted by Staff / Listed on October 30, 2008 / review policy

MercattoMercatto is an always bustling lunch spot with two locations - the best of which is at 15 Toronto St. The menu is very Terroni-esque with pizza, panini, pasta and salads. There's also Italian wine, beer and soda.

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clare / March 15, 2010 at 01:19 pm
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I had a really terrible time at the Bay St Mercatto just recently, the service was terrible, the food average, the overall atmosphere was avearge and what made it most disapointing is that it was my 'go to' restaurant. The food is always great, the staff is ALWAYS friendly no matter how busy the restaurant is and i've just always had a good time. Its just really unfortunate that it reallly does take one bad experience to turn you off a restaurant.
Prem / May 28, 2010 at 11:56 am
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It's a shame that 1 experience turned you off. Maybe it was what you ordered that specific time. It's hard for staff to ALWAYS maintain excellent service, at any restaurant. Its a tough job, and that's what many people don't realize and take advantage. (I'm not saying you've done this clare) But in general..I've been a waiter in the past and i've felt like a slave instead of a "waiter". It really is a tough job. I've had the opportunity to visit this restaurant and it is quite good.
sweets / August 3, 2010 at 11:44 pm
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I went there many many times to all their franchises, I LOVE IT ALOT. Their paste is to DIE FOR, and lucky for me, the waiters/waitresses are always very nice. May I recommend the green italian apple juice? It is a must try!!!! Olives and the bread as an appetizer is also a good choice, im just in love with olives :) 5/5 stars!!! One of the best italian restuarants I've been by far.
jupe / November 4, 2010 at 07:48 pm
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I found this place to be awful in almost every way. The only good thing was the unlimited bread, which wasn't replaced often enough. The prices are way too high for what you get. I got the gnocci and it tasted like they opened freshly opened can of Chef Boyardee, plopped it on to a plate and stuck it in the microwave. They weren't accommodating to my dietary needs either and don't do substitutions. One thing I know for sure is that I'm never going back to this place.
louise / January 15, 2011 at 06:51 pm
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Have been eating at the Toronto Street location for years..usually very good and I am fussy!They are not afraid to season their food and give it some punch and in this respect I find them better then Terroni (the St.Clair location ) as Terroni can be in this respect bland tasting.There's a reason why Terroni is full of children including mine!

If there is a problem , I find Mercatto will go out of their way to try and fix it-had our Christmas office lunch there-lamb was underdone and although the chef disagreed , they took these plates off the bill..you cannot ask for more.

I do not like the Bay Street restaurant as much..noisy and food not as good it seems..I know not logical..
Jason / May 27, 2011 at 12:20 am
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Mercatto is a fine establishment. Great food. Great service. Great price point.
Joanne Thomsen / June 8, 2011 at 03:22 pm
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Mercattos needs to add more salads to their restaurant menu. They have one salad (at the Mercattos in the MaRS Centre - not sure if all the restaurants have the same menu). They have great salads for their take out section. It's summer time - salads should be an option instead of a heavy meal.
Alvina / December 31, 2012 at 08:53 am
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We were first seated promptly by the hostess at the door. After this, nobody acknowledged our presence for at least 10 minutes (we even saw people who came in after us placing orders before we even knew who our waitress was). Finally we managed to flag down a waitress and asked her if she was our waitress and that we had been waiting for awhile. She didn't seem to know who our waitress was supposed to be, but didn't apologize for the wait and flippantly said she could take our order (in a manner that made us feel as if we were inconveniencing her). Then another waitress (presumably the one that was supposed to be waiting our table) came and took over (again, no apology, no introduction, just a perfunctory "what would you like"). We placed our order, but she didn't even ask us if we wanted drinks and was gone before we could mention it. At this point neither of us really felt like eating there anymore so we told them to cancel the order and we left.

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