Bar Mercurio Toronto

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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 whole grilled artichoke. With our salads you will find an anchovy partial Caesar salad to a healthy kale salad with Pecorino cheese.

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 rapini and Grey Owl goat's cheese sausage.

Our gluten free crust is uncompromising, made entirely from rice flour.

In addition, we are pleased to be able to offer an interesting selection of wines and cocktails.

We look forward to hosting you.


Yours Truly,
Giuseppe Mercurio,
Proprietor
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RM
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was just ok for the price point. I would have expected it to be tastier.

l
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Loved the ambience. Found the starters pricy.
Mains- I ordered the striploin roast. Everything was cooked to perfection. My companion ordered the fish which the menu described as coming a bed of pasta over a layer of spinach. When it arrived at the table It was more like a pasta dish w fish as a sprinkled topping. Our obliging waiter rectified the situation with a more generous portion of fish and everyone was happy. Good Americanos. Would definitely go back.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very high quality and delicious food.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, with some authentic Sacilian dishes and great wines. The entire meal was fantastic!

E
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed everything at Bar Mercurio - the friendly cozy atmosphere; the yummy food and loved my pasta al dente (spell right?). Great ambiance and easy location. Will go back again.

GR
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal as usual!

GO
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect prelude to a show at Koerner Hall. Everything was first-rate. Highly recommended!

LA
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Hard to beat the ambiance if you love copper accents and cozy decor - also, the waitstaff and front-of-house are all very accommodating. Bar Mercurio is very close to Koerner Hall which is why we were there in the first place. That being said, my friend and I started with a kale/caesar that was a bit soggy and since I had just had a fantastic kale/caesar at The Pie Bar the night before, it was disappointing. After that, we both ordered pasta (instead of sharing a pizza) and it was good, but nothing special. In fact, my friend ate only half her meal and left the rest. I would recommend sticking with the pizza or perhaps the daily specials? Also, we had notified the restaurant via OpenTable that my friend was celebrating a birthday and nothing was done regarding that which was disappointing. Why ask on OpenTable for special event details if nothing comes of it?

Not in a real hurry to return which is unfortunate since I had raved about the restaurant to my friend.

l
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had mistakenly reserved for the wrong day. The hostess and waitress were very accommodating and we had a good meal, in time for us to make the concert.

m
Toronto
45 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is a wonderful place....😊

A
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

we were told about a special by the server and we opted for it.
It was probably the most expensive dish on their menu. and we were not made aware of that.

I feel overall my experience was good but certainly that one dish was totally off and pricey.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, wonderful service and awesome food!

TB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Servers were on point as their recommendations were great. Serving sizes could be bigger for what you’re paying. The tables were a bit close to one another making privacy non existent but the food was tasty and the service was good!

S
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful night out. The specials that night were amazing. Would definitely go back!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Premium atmosphere and service - premium price

GR
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible attention to details, outstanding ingredients, wonderful specials every night and superbly tailored recommendations, Mercurio is most definitely one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto, hands down.

N
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We always love it at BM.
We notice you don't provide serving forks, we don't like to touch our food with our hands!
Other than that, perfection. We tell all our friends.
Can we buy a BM apron? We love them, they are beautiful.
Thank you,
Nili Benazon

NM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was knowledgable, friendly and very informative. He was darling. Very helpful with the wine and the menu selections. It helped that the dish that I ordered he told me reminded him of home. (Northern Italy). I forgot about this treasure of a restaurant.
The food was well prepared and delicious. The serving portions were perfect - not too much. The price point was also great. I will absolutely recommend Bar Mercurio to my friends and return my self.

BW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All three of us enjoyed our meals immensely. In addition, we shared a dessert that was interesting and not too sweet. We all walked away happy and satisfied with our experience at Bar Mecurio. I'm always happy to dine there for dinner and lunch with family and friends. We are repeat customers happily.

AR
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a super evening. Thank you Rob for making our evening special you. Can’t wait to return.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming and friendly. Love having dinner seated at the bar and meeting marvellous people

AR
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Paolo and the owner were absolutely phenomenal at having us as their guests. The only hiccup was a family who's children were clinking their cutlery to their glasses and it really disturbed the whole restaurant...after that stopped it was lovely.

CC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food! Service just mildly inattentive at times, but not the waiters fault, would go back!

K
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I think that the atmosphere was great and we have enjoyed dining at the restaurant greatly. Good pasta and the team has complemented the appetizers and entres. For the areas of improvement, those would be with the visual atmosphere -- there seems to be an opportunity to improve the visual appeal of this great place.

TB
Toronto
52 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service is perfect, the surroundings are lovely and the food is always good. Lots of new faces (servers, bartenders, etc.) that are very welcoming.

Location is perfect for Koerner Hall concert attendees. Bar Mercurio is a neighbourhood gem.

DB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Lunch menu on their website lools fantastic. However the day we went it was not the same as the actual lunch menu (which didnt have any of the more interesting items appearing on the website). Seeing nothing but standard unimaginative pastas and similar that almost every italian place has and not particularly inspiring we (disappointingly) ended up getting individual sized pizzas each costing almost $30. Pizzas were pretty good but no more so than a $5 slice from pizzaiolo.

J
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious food, wonderful wine. A great, really Italian, neighbourhood spot

S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best business meeting local in the 416. Love hosting groups here - great food great service!

LS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Have eaten at Mercurio in the past, and enjoyed. Knew it would be busy, so made a res for 1pm. Arrived a few minutes early, was told to sit at the bar....offered no menu or bar service as we waited. A 2-table was empty. 10 min later asked about sitting there, and was told it was booked for 6. No sure how that was happening as the next table was also being used...yet we could not have the empty table. Told to wait...likely another 10 min. Turns out it was the owner seating and he said people came late for lunch (assume w/o reservation) .... basically making our reservation useless. When I asked him if 10 min additional wait is realistic, he said maybe 20. Showing total indifference to the reservation booking. I asked if we could eat at the bar, as he quickly walked away ignoring the question. Sat for a 5 more minutes and he came back and acknowledged us again, asking if we would like to sit at the bar. We then left. This restaurant has been around for many years and many holiday seasons, so there was no excuse for this to occur....plus the owner was condescending and dismissive. Definitely sensed there were 'regulars' in the restaurant. So, if you want to deal with a condescending and dismissive owner who does not recognize reservations, I recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner

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LM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was so nice and friendly. We have came twice and loved it

ET
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and our waiter, Roberto, is always fantastico!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic spot with exceptional service. Delicious pasta and pizza and very nice ambience in the restaurant.

LB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was incredible. The experience was a 10 from entering the restaurant to leaving. We have been to many fine restaurants but no doubt this one was right up there with them. We arrived with an inviting greeting and offered a seat at the bar where we ordered a cocktail. Both cocktails were made with fresh ingredients, no cheesy bar lime. Then we sat at a cozy seat for two. Our server was very knowledgeable and gave us great direction with our choices. Every bite from apps to desserts melted in our mouths and we savoured every flavour. We would definitely return on our next trip into Toronto

RM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very warm and inviting atmosphere, we felt like we weee in a upscale New York City restaurant.! The staff are very friendly, the owner was very welcoming. Great Italian food - service was a bit slow but I would happily go there again!

G
London
47 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here frequently. This was the best meal we have had here in memory.

Thanks Joe! Great service and great food.

U
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Although I love the ambience and the location, the food and the value don’t compare favourably to other high end Italian restaurants.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food. Very good service. Prices for specials not communicated and a bit of a surprise.

W
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was yummy and their tiramisu was delicious!

AZ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great location. I thought the lunch was a bit over-priced. A non-descript small salad beside eggplant parmigiano for $25.00 . Tea was $6.00. Ambience is pleasant.

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