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Cantina Mercatto, Toronto, ON

Cantina Mercatto

4.4
4.4
37 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Cantina Mercatto reinvents the underground wine cellar, inspired by sprawling vineyards and coastal Italian resorts. Cantina’s menu speaks to the continued evolution of both the traditional and familiar, paired with creative libations, classic cocktails and a curated mix of flowing wines.

On the menu you’ll find everything from meat and cheese plates to appetizers, pizza, pasta dishes, and more. Share a salumi & formaggi board with a group of friends and family. Enjoy classic appetizers like Calamari Fritti, Arancini and Beef Carpaccio. Choose your favorite pasta dish, including Ricotta Agnolotti, Rigatoni alla Bolognese and Linguini di Mare or indulge in a fish, chicken or beef entrée such as Polla alla Diavola, Arctic Char and Prime Striploin.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 70 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 304-0781

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 37 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Old Toronto

    Business Meals

  • Old Toronto

    Good for Groups

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience.
  2. MP

    MichaelP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great so was the server (Lauren). The restaurant was moderately busy so conversation was possible. We had a great time and would certainly go back again.
  3. CP

    CraigP

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Overall a very nice experience. Food was great, atmosphere was just right for us and the server was friendly and low key. We really enjoyed our meal.
  4. E

    Elane

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and atmosphere. We had a gathering of 8 friends, and we all enjoyed our food, wine and company. The service was impeccable, from the hostess to the servers/wait staff. Highly recommend!
  5. CC

    ChristopherC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lamb and the fried lasagna were outstanding. The service was fantastic as well
  6. YA

    YgorA

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    There was a lot of flyers in the restaurant. It was disgusting and annoying. First time that I experienced that in your restaurant, you have to solve this issue asap.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, we went for an early dinner on a Thursday. Food came out very quick and tasted great.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the staff was super friendly! Will be back!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was a causal setting. Food obviously was over priced
  10. MO

    MelO

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    It was good - but I ordered a burger and I said well done but they undercooked it so I couldn’t eat it
  11. MC

    MichaelC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our super think crust pizzas were delicious with lots of toppings. The wait staff were very friend, attentive and accurate.
  12. y

    yasdaj

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    food was really bland & overpriced, the only thing that was worth it was the tiramisu. our server was great & the decor was beautiful but i think this place is mostly for show
  13. MM

    MarleneM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and service fast but not rushed.
  14. B

    Briggsley

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I was disappointed with the taste of their food and portion sizes. The service and ambiance were good though.
  15. F

    Fab4

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was a very pleasant dinner. The food came out fast and our server was friendly. The pasta portion was small for the price but I guess that's expected given the rising cost of food.
  16. AW

    AlbertW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Food is average. If looking for authentic Italian, Vaughan is better choice
  17. A

    Ashley

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We waited an hour for our food and it was for a carbonara that I had to mix myself and a soggy pizza for my boyfriend. Only Italians should run an Italian restaurant. We were also charged $5 for bread? I was embarrassed that I brought my boyfriend there for his birthday. Won’t be returning.
  18. DD

    DeeDee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food. We enjoyed the atmosphere and drink selection as well
  19. C

    Carmelfoodie

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Our food took 1hr to get to us after ordering. We had kids, ordered the easiest things in the menu for them and yet it was extremely slow. Waiter did not seem to care. Will never be back.
  20. YF

    YumeyF

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Waitress was very nice, not pushy at all and we stayed over 3 hrs enjoying the patio (it was not busy even for a Friday night due to Wellington street construction). In general ambiance and service was good. However, Don’t go there for the food. It seems like they can’t figure it out. We tried linguine de mar and carbonara. The very small portions were presented well , yet the taste was bland, like a pasta you would prepare at home in a rush; subpar quality. The entrée, fried calamari, was disappointing too. Truly Rubber pieces, although the accompanying mayo based sauce was tasty , with a tangy hint to hide or compensate the salty taste of most mayo based sauces. I found a 9oz glass of a California Cabernet a bit pricey at $23, however, it was the only item of the meal that I truly enjoyed.
  21. SG

    SilviaG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, excellent food. Nice restaurant, but the large TV with the hockey game took away from the atmosphere
  22. AC

    AnneC

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Gnocchi is homemade & excellent. My kids enjoyed theirs pizza’s!!
  23. s

    sandraw

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was great Waitress was awesome Hostess was a bit Grumpy didn’t really make you feel welcome The bus girl was to quit to take plates away,once while we were holding a slice of pizza she took the plate Food was sooo good
  24. S

    Scott

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was very tasty and reasonably priced. I had the sausage orecchiette and it was excellent.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Poor costumer service. Hostess was great tho.
  26. PR

    PeterR

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Very good food and service . The main was very good. The appetizers are good but small portions for the price . The cocktails were quite small. But overall the food is good .
  27. T

    Tornative

    Toronto

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Please don't let the construction on Wellington Street keep you from dining at Cantina Mercatto. It is truly a neighbourhood gem, as well as being perfectly situated for lunch if you're working in the downtown core, or going to an event at Meridian Hall or AC Centre. We had a great dinner: wine by the glass, an amazing mushroom pizza and salad. Our server - and I should have asked for her name - was fabulous and had great suggestions. We arrived early (5:30 reservation) and the restaurant was almost full by 8 pm on a Thursday night. Lots of diners ordering pizza, either sitting alone at the bar, in couples, or large groups - it's a comfortable spot for everyone. We'll definitely be back soon.
  28. 2

    2plusk9

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Hi folks... Our only complaint was that my dish arrived lukewarm-ish. The other main pasta was steaming!! Will still return for sure...but a bit of a disappointment for a Birthday celebration. : (
  29. C

    C5ive

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and excellent service. Stopped in for drinks and a bite to eat after work.
  30. MN

    MichelleN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience5
    The resturant was very nice but food is not really tasty, it was very bland and took over 45 mins to recieve. Server was also very condescending.
  31. LR

    LisaR

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was pretty good. It wasn't busy when we were there so it was very quiet. I imagine the vibe would improve on a weekend evening. Would go again. Service was excellent
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and service
  33. LS

    LoisS

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We enjoyed 2 glasses of wine x2 but did not have any food, by choice. It is a very pleasant atmosphere where I enjoy meeting colleagues and friends.
  34. GB

    GisselB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server, and excellent energy in the restaurant. Ambiance was perfect.
  35. W

    Wisechuck

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time visiting. Pizza was outstanding along with the service and ambience.
  36. Q

    Qraptors

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location just off of the Path, which makes it easy to get a reservation. Decent selection of food and drinks. The beet salad is excellent, very fresh and a good balance of greens and beets. The Bolognese was steaming, lots of meet in the sauce, a good helping of parmesan cheese and more if you would like it. Service is prompt, and allowed for a relaxed pace but stayed on top of our drink needs. Water was abundantly available and they event left the bottle with us to fill our glasses at our leisure (many restaurants won't do this). Open and airy ambiance, easy access to the Scotiabank Centre and financial core.
  37. N

    Notorious

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, our server was amazing and a "true-pro"!!!

FAQs

Cantina Mercatto is rated 4.4 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 70 times today
Google Map for Cantina Mercatto

20 Wellington St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Entertainment District

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Wine

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