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Bar Mercurio Toronto

4.3
272 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(416) 960-3877
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Giuseppe Mercurio
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
St George St
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Parking details
street parking as well as public lot right next door
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Public transit
St George Station
Additional
Bar Dining, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 272 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We left and did not eat there. We had to wait for a menu...and then wait for a wine list...

We were going to the theater and although other customers were asked about going to an event we were ignored. We were not regular customers but felt we were treated rudely. We will not go back.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Very enjoyable

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Owner and staff paid attention to our table and ensured the evening was fun and enjoyable both in terms of the food as well as the ambiance.

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

With family visiting from Europe and checking out the ROM, I selected this restaurant based on a) its proximity to the ROM and b) its great reviews. I knew that it was Good Friday, and that not all restaurants would be open, so I took to Open Table to help me find a nearby restaurant that was open. Tired and cold, I met up with my family in front of the restaurant only to see that it was closed.

It's key to ensure that all online platforms are updated with store hours to avoid what was an incredibly inconvenient experience.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

BEST PIZZA IN TORONTO. No one is even close to their quality! Excellent Italian authentic restaurant. Thank you for the great service. We will go back! We have lived in a Toronto for 12 years, wish we had found you before!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Amazing food, phenomenal pizza and wonderful warm service

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

very fresh authentic italian and the pizza is incredible.

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We found the food expensive, even by Yorkville standards.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The food is good but the service was very slow. We did not get our salads until 45 minutes after we arrived and we had to ask for a rush on our entrees, as they were so slow in coming, and then eat them in 15 minutes so we could get to our concert. Although we have been before and enjoyed it, I would think twice before going again.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Awesome food! Awesome service!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

This is a smart casual bistro in a pleasant area of town, easily accessible and a good menu of pizza plus other Italian food. The service is attentive and friendly and the place always lively without being too noisy. We have enjoyed eating there for several years

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very quaint spot with friendly staff. Food is absolutely delicious, organic in-house made pasta.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The worst $300 dinner for two ever. They forgot our bottle of wine, messed up our food order and took our app away before we were done eating it. To top it all off the server asked if I was also a server somewhere - completely random.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great Ambiance Genuine Italian atmosphere Great willingness from staff to work with my beginner's Italian without cutting me off. Great staff rapport I will definitely be returning there soon

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great people ... great food .. great service

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Bar Mercurio is a wonderful place to eat. They take such good care of you, and the food is great.
Highly recommended, I’d go back in a second.

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1.0Dined on February 3, 2018

It was a major disappointment in almost every way. The menu was absolutely pretentious with descriptions meant to confuse, but allow for ridiculous price increases. We waited for service to the point where we had to summons the waiter to take our orders. The tables were well set, but too close together to have an intimate conversation. The food was both good and bad. The pizza crust was so hard that it was almost impossible to cut with a steak knife. Altogether a very disappointing experience. I will be there twice....the first and LAST time !

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

the manager was pleasant and seemed engaged. I appreciated his introducing himself and he tried to help out. A couple things that were not so great were, we had to wait quite a while for a reserved table, which I don't understand, and we were at a table where the lighting was horrible and was only partially corrected. They might want to rethink where this fridge, or whatever it is with the terrible strip bright lights, is located and perhaps not in front of a table with a huge mirror on the opposite wall creating a blinding effect for the people at the table.
My friends and I all thought perhaps the waiter wanted to be somewhere else that evening as he didn't seem too involved or interested in us.
I don't like leaving bad reviews but truly for the price and type of food they are offering, I expected a better evening.
I like the look/style and even some of the food, but the ambiance/service was not on par. I would still try it again, as sometimes it's just an off night, but I would be sure to ask to sit somewhere else.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

I set up a reservation for eight on a Wednesday evening, something that's not easy to do in Toronto on short notice. The owner and servers were gracious and attentive and allowed us to be loud and boisterous. The group went through quite a few bottles of wine but never got out of hand because the food was timed so well. The pizzas in particular got shared around as did the other apps, family style. The mains were tasty and filling. Coffee and amaro completed the meal.
We enjoyed it so much that four of us returned two days later and had a similarly wonderful time. I will definitely be back.

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2.0Dined on January 31, 2018

We selected the restaurant partly based on the menu on their web site and were very disappointed to find out the menu had changed significantly and was nothing like the one on the website. It was considerably more expensive than the menu on the web site. Unfortunately my pizza was terribly soggy and the crust was a mushy dough ... I couldn't finish it but decided not to say anything as I didn't want to make a fuss and embarrass my dining companion. Overall, the food was not good and was terribly overpriced. I don't mind paying for good food but we certainly didn't find it here.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

This was my first visit to this hidden and unassuming gem in the Bloor Yorkville area.
Outstanding food and warm attentive service.
Definitely will be joining my go to list of restaurants!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

This was not my first time to Bar Mercurio and it won't be my last. Creative Italian cooking with a great wine list and selection of Amaro.
I had the Ravioli special which was ravioli stuffed with salmon and served with mussels in a fennel and garlic broth - outstanding.
My date had pumpkin stuffed gnocchi with shaved truffle and it too was stupendous.
Daniel treated us well.
A great midtown location near Yorkville, the Royal Ontario Museum and the Bata Shoe Museum.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

As always the Mercurio was perfect. I'm taking more of my friends there next week!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Mercurio is one of my favourite restaurants for fabulous food and atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2018

We were attending a concert in the area and looking for an early light meal, and pizza did it. We were pleasantly surprised with this gem which we had not heard of or visited. Service and atmosphere were enjoyable. We will go back for their pasta.
Betty & Warren M.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Amazing! We come back time and time again for birthdays and date nights. Just love it!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Great service,tasty food,wonderful atmosphere, casual and friendly.

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2.0Dined on December 16, 2017

My friend and I dined here on Saturday, December 16,2017. The Kale salad was delicious. We were given 2 pieces bread which came with a tomato based sauce which tasted weird to me. I had Veal Cutlet, which was expensive and tasteless. My friend had pizza and said the tomato sauce was also tasteless. We were both disappointed with our meals. It was very disappointing for such an expensive meal. We will not return to Bar Mercurio.

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4.0Dined on December 14, 2017

The service was most excellent. It really made dining a pleasure. The waiter was attentive and was careful of food restrictions, etc. The wine was great and the salads were so interesting and delicious. The veal was very good. The chicken was just ok (but I had it without the dairy ingredients so it's probably better as it comes normally).
The vegetarian pasta was ok.
Since we don't eat pork products and I didn't want pasta or pizza (low carb diet), I/we found the menu somewhat restrictive.
Overall we had a really enjoyable evening there.

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Bar Mercurio continues to charm! After 18 years of Bar M meals, I am always glad to be going back!

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

Always great food. And terrific personal service. Love this place. My fav Italian in Yorkville and probably in toronto

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Toronto in terms of food, service and atmosphere. Their menu might be seasonal but the chicken breast is fantastic.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

This was a quaint little resto with an upbeat ambiance. Great service and food. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Wonderful spot for a small gathering. Every item on the menu served to our group was one where people wanted to share -- "This is SO good .. try it!" I will definitely go ahead. Would be a cosy place on a cold winter evening.

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was delicious. Charming ambience. Enjoyed the paintings on the wall.
I did find it noisy, hard to hear the conversation at our table, but I will still recommend it to friends.

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Outstanding service from our attentive and friendly waiter. 4 of us ordered 3 different salads and they were brought to our table on a large platter for sharing. We all ordered pizza, and had lots of leftovers. Might be better to share a pizza between 2. The wine we ordered (Amarone) was not in stock and so our waiter suggested a substitute wine--a Valpolicella--just an ok wine.
We have eaten here many times, and will return.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Outstanding personal service

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Our go-to spot before a concert. Always friendly, efficient service and great food; especially the pizza.

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1.0Dined on November 1, 2017

We dined before going to a concert. The staff appears extremely flustered, overwhelmed. My pizza was terrible flavourless with crust that couldn't be cut. My friend has pasta. Had to ask for cheese and wait. The pasta was too salty. They took glasses away when we wanted more wine ....and when I asked about a bite sized biscotti with my latte I got a full sized one for an additional charge. Neither my friend nor myself will go back. The only was would be for a drink....and even that is doubtful. Disappointed.

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1.0Dined on October 30, 2017

I would not recommend this place for anything. It once was a nice, classy place but it isn't any more. It is now mainly a pizza joint that offers some over-priced ordinary specials. The service is terrible.

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