Bar Mercurio Toronto
Bar Mercurio Toronto

Bar Mercurio Toronto

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.barmercurio.com/
  • Phone: 4169603877x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm;


    Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Friday 5:30 PM - 12:30 AM
    Saturday 5:30 - 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St George
  • Public Transit: St George Station
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: street parking as well as public lot right next door
A word from Bar Mercurio Toronto
Dear Patron,

Welcome to bar MERCURIO. We are a quaint Italian restaurant that serves fresh pasta, a fish of the day, classic antipasti, and not - like our artichoke au gratin appitizer. With our salads you will find an anchovy partial cesar salad to a healthy dandelion salad with shaved crotonese cheese.

And what stands out are our pizzas. Our pizza dough has been a family recipe for over 100 years and not compromised. We don't do any of the new soft dough stuff that is trendy and etc etc

We serve classic pizzas like buffola and prosciutto to "crazy" stuff like pistacchio and fennel sausage.

Our gluten free crust is uncompromising.

In addition, we are pleased to be able to offer an interesting selection of wines by the glass with our Enomatic dispensing machine.

We look forward to seeing you.


Yours Truly,
Giuseppe Mercurio,
Proprietor
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Bar Mercurio Toronto reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (8)notable wine list (7)romantic (7)good for groups (4)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (4)special occasion (3)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Service Par Excellence
    FineDiningFoodie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I love the staff at Bar Mercurio. They always make me feel welcome and they remember my likes and dislikes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A petite neighbourhood gem!!
    Neighbourhoodfoodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Italian menu is inventive and well executed. Starters : yum! Pasta: perfect! Try the vongole or porcini mushroom versions - excellent. Leave room for homemade gelato - it's to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh how I love Bar Mercurio ...
    Tornative
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    ... and have for many, many years. It is consistently GREAT and I can't say that about many Toronto restaurants. The food is always amazing and there is something on the menu for everyone. My friend and I decided to share a few plates for a long, leisurely lunch (with wine) and we enjoyed everything we ordered. We started with an arugula salad with crab, avacado and beets. Then moved onto a beautiful thin crust pizza with fennel sausage and wonderfully goopy cheese. Then we sampled the artichoke pasta. The house red wine by-the-glass was great too, but unfortunately doesn't come in half- or full-litres. We finished off with Americanos (also fabulous) and were too full to even think about dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    SL101
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Friendly service, delicious food, BEST tiramisu in Toronto! Our favourite spot for our girls-night birthday dinners - especially when the restaurant serves us complementary Limoncello with dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food was only okay and our waiter was disinterested and more concerned about serving the regulars beside us.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great neighborhood haunt
    luv2eat
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    It's clear this is a regular hangout for the neighborhood. Service was excellent, recommended so fantastic wine for our meal and very easy to adjust menu items for one of our guests that is celiac. Pizzas were great. Classic Italian bistro in Toronto. Would definitely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointing
    Momsinger
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The location is fantastic, and I was looking forward to trying the carciofi au gratin appetizer, but it was quite disappointing - watery artichokes with a decent au gratin, but they we're swimming in liquid under the crispy topping. The lamb special was very little lamb and very few veggies. The bar looks nice and I might come again just to have a drink. For my taste, the music is too loud. Another restaurant with hard surfaces and loud music. The pizza funghi also was disappointing with too much tomato sauce, tough mushrooms, and where was the prosciutto?
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 35 reviews are from the Bar Mercurio Toronto reviews archive.
  • Outstanding as always
    PMRGuy
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    my third trip to this establishment. Took a customer visiting from out of town.... loved it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    citichixVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The guys, (Paulo, Robert and Omar) make us feel like we're visiting a good friend for dinner, popping by our table to have a quick chat even if we're not in their section. The food is wonderful and ambiance is lovely too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fifty and over...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The food was descent and the servers were eager to please, but the overall experience caters to a much older crowd.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food in a pleasant environment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Delightful, intimate restaurant that focuses on quality food. We generally choose the pizza, and we always find the ingredients fresh and flavorful. The thin, wood fired crust is super. Salads are excellent-the one we tried had artichokes, tomatoes and avacado, providing a combination of wonderful spring flavors. The wine list includes very interesting and not typical selections from a variety regions. The servers are very attentive and informed. We can always rely on Bar Mecurio for good, interesting menu selections and an enjoyable, no fuss evening.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    michelinVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Have been here before....and it is always very good. Very friendly owner and staff. Am happy robe a Michelin .......2. Stars
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Annex restaurant
    foodfaddie
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Bar Mercurio continues to be a favorite in the Annex. The food is always superb. The service is friendly and efficient. There is variety on the menu. Love it always.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mercurio works
    luv2dine
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Always good. Am always taken care of by the staff.. They are good people, very good people
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over Priced for what it is!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We've been to Bar Mercurio many times over the years and the food is always reliably good. This past visit I was stunned at the cost and concluded that the reason this establishment isn't as popular as it once was is that the price-performance doesn't stack up to the many options available in the city for this type of fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant
    Greg
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Waiter was prompt and knowledgeable. Food was excellent, wine was great - cheapest bottle was $50. Lava cake was a little deflated but delicious.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    At Bar Mercurio you forget you're in Toronto for a few hours, you're in Europe.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    I ate dinner with a colleague at Mercurio, and we both enjoyed our meals. The server really knew the menu, and was able to make good recommendations. We were among the first in the restaurant for the evening, yet were seated very close to the front door. This meant that we got a chilly blast of air every time the door opened - not ideal. I know it's Toronto, and there's not much the restaurant can do about the cold, but it was quite cold being seated right next to the doors. Overall, though, a nice experience and some great food.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Favourite
    PaleoDiner
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I have been to Bar Mercurio many times over the past 5 years and every time I am welcomed as if I am one of the family. The service is always friendly & attentive and the food is fantastic. They have an outstanding wine selection and the servers are all very knowledgeable about the food and wine. The glamourus decor reminds me of New York city - almost like a mini vacation every time I visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian, slow service
    MtlPhil
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Went to Bar Mercurio for a business lunch around UofT. Very satisfied with the quality of the food and staff, but service was a little too slow for our liking. Make sure you have time to spend, or give yourself ample time for such basic requests as water and the bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem on Bloor Street
    dutchie
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    We always enjoy Mercurio. Take out of town guests there when possible. A great spot for great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great location!
    Machto
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    On a cold winter’s night, it was great to take the subway close to the restaurant. Definitely a plus. My guest had a pizza and I had the gorgonzola gnocchi. Both were excellent, as were the appetizers. I would definitely return. It was an enjoyable experience, and the service was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food great but....
    grrlguideVIP
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    I've been here several times and lately this place is getting more and more confused. They don't check reservations, try to Move you after you are seated, orders get lost, and delivery is slow. Food bats higher than service. Waitresses ... Good natured... But totally run off their feet. Wine prices per glass are too high for what is delivered.unfortunately it serves a captive u of t lunchtime market, hence I get stuck returning. Ugh.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy to have found this gem!
    love2eatVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Delicious food, delicious drinks and very attentive service. The restaurant is small, and energetic. The food is delicious, very flavourful and fresh. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • When Mama greets you at the door...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    You know it will be good. Felt like I was back in Italy with the simple, but great food and friendly family atmosphere. Molto bene!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorite restaurants
    CriticalCarnivoreVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    One of my favorite restaurants in Toronto. Food is great, staff is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saturday Night
    rlgrocks
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Greeted at the door, real attention to the food and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food. Reasonable
    Fidelio
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    Very good food. Reasonable service. A bit too noisy. Far too expensive for lunch if you have a glass of wine! Really enjoyed if for dinner on other occasions. A good go-to place once in awhile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Five Stars
    SL101
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    My friends and I love celebrating our birthdays at Bar Mercurio because the staff make our dinner extra enjoyable. The staff are very attentive and friendly and the food is delicious and consistently good. (You must try the crunchy kale salad and the caesar salad - both delish.) The table setting, service, wine list and the regular customers are all very high-end (given the upscale neighbourhood) but the restaurant feels very comfortable, cozy and never snooty. It's a real gem! Definitely one of my favourite places to dine in Toronto.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a new favvy
    steakloverVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    i am quite a foodie and this place was a find....well executed simple food cooked perfectly....best grilled calamari salad ever ! pizza mercurio is a ten and the linguine de mare is a ten !! great value on the wine list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great dining experience
    dutchie
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    I have been going to Mercurio for years and will always be one of my favourite restaurants. I take our of town/country guests there when they are into good Italian food
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Bar Mercurio!
    DWMJVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    You can always count on a great meal & a relaxed fun ambiance at Bar Mercurio. The pizza is amazing & their gluten free crust is delicious! Love the salads too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exquisite Trout for Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    On a sunny afternoon, had lunch out on Bar Mercurio's patio. As a repeat customer, I tried the day's special. I was not disappointed. It was nut-crusted trout and a side of my favourite artichoke pasta. The trout was beautifully done. The crust of nuts was just amazing well done; the nuts were so lightly toasted, the varietal taste of them were abundant. I wish it was a regular menu item, it was so good. Being the only one on the patio, the service was not as attentive as normally received inside.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    Although the food was OK, we had to wait half an hour for our cappuccinos and another half an hour for the bill.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always reliable
    lovefoodVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    A great restaurant close to downtown. Food and service always reliable
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    I read some of the reviews and they were generally favourable but I usually don't go to the restaurant that someone I know didn't recommend. I took a chance and it worked out wonderfully. My date enjoyed it too so I couldn't ask for anything more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great
    Pdub
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    Simply love this restaurant, they do a great job. Food is tasty and done well, servers are very friendly but down to earth, it is the perfect combination of upscale and comforatable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-priced food and outrageously
    GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    Over-priced food and outrageously marked-up wines. We had two individual pizzas, one for $20 and the other for $18. While both had finely-done thin crusts, one of them ($18) had five olives for four slices and uneven distributions of other ingredients, not ideal for sharing. The one for $20 was the house special and was done well, but its equal could have been obtained in many other places for $14 or $15. As for the wines, the cheapest red was $49 per bottle for a wine we had bought at LCBO for around $12. We ordered a bottle anyway because that was our plan for the night out. Nevertheless, we felt cheated. A young couple sitting near us looked at the wine list, laughed and then ordered mineral water. We should have done the same.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great surprise to find this place!
    TOfoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    My first time at this Italian restaurant in Bloor and Avenue. Was really impressed with the food and service. The salads were so fresh and the pasta and pizza we had were to die for. Really recommend this very "NY bistro like" . I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time having dinner there.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    First time having dinner there. Service was fantastic and food was delicious! We definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic