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Cantina Mercatto, Toronto, ON

Cantina Mercatto

4.3
4.3
71 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

9:30 PM


Booked 51 times today

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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 71 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Old Toronto

    Good for Groups

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  1. TI

    TallInToronto

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone loved the food and the fantastic service that we received from our server Sofia!
  2. U

    Urbanjoe

    Toronto

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second time here and likely to be in our top three locals!! Great place with nice decor and vibes! Our waitress was amazing….attentive, knowledgeable and helpful! The pastas are super. The weekly special, the roasted halibut was outstanding! Good wine selection! Can’t wait to go back!
  3. LG

    LisaG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food .. attentive staff .. awesome experience !
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was of high quality and the portions were decent. This is basically a business lunch restaurant and the prices reflected it. The reason to come back was the exceptional service - friendly, fast, attentive. From the front door hostess to the multitude of serving staff. This is where they shine.
  5. I

    Isabelle

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Love this restaurant and typically a great experience, however recently noticed flavour has decline - maybe ingredient substitution. Wine served by the glass, unfortunately was old / sour, the staff were fantastic at making an alternate recommendation. The volume of music was just a bit too loud, we asked to be seated on the patio instead, otherwise very helpful / polite staff and decor is really great.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food and service was good.
  7. SM

    SuloM

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was even better, had a wonderful dinner out.
  8. T

    Td98

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Not authentic Italian, nothing special. Will look for another option next time
  9. LP

    LaurieP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Antipasto platter could have had a better selection. Lasagna was very good. Nice selection of beers and drinks. Panda cotta seemed a little runny.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food is very average. No comparison with the quality of food served in Italy. Very disappointing and overall quite expensive. Wine was also very average. Service was good.
  11. A

    Alan

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service was excellent. The appetizer was alright.
  12. B

    Biotech

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a great place to have a good dinner in the City.
  13. M

    Mini

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    I ordered the tuna salad - tuna was fishy and felt pricey for what was offered.
  14. EC

    EnzoC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a great meal, It’s never a disappointing experience! Great food service and staff Thanks again!!
  15. r

    robcmar

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice meal both our meals contained new ingredients to us which was good.
  16. J

    Jax99

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    I really enjoy trying new restaurants and especially when I see one that has such high ratings. However, this restaurant was a big disappointment When we got there they had overbooked the restaurant and so we had to wait for our table which ultimately resulted in us being a few minutes late for the show we were trying to make. Our waiter was great but the food left very little to be desired. Calamari came out and was clearly precooked and not fresh and the portion sizes were ridiculously small. To be fair the pizza that my sister ordered was tasty, but all the other food was nothing special. We sat on the patio which looked like on any regular day would be gorgeous, but unfortunately there is construction going on making everything outside really loud. The noise level inside wasn't much better.
  17. DL

    DaphneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding service, delicious food…..what more can you ask for!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I like Mercatto. The waitress Bree is wonderful and efficient Also the hostess was very accommodating. The food could be better.
  19. RO

    ROSER

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful experience. Great food, service and prices. Other than the construction outside the patio we have no complaints, which was totally out of the restaurants control. We were in Toronto to see a show at the Meridian Hall and this location was fabulous for us!!We would return in a heartbeat and reommend to our friends in hamilton too!
  20. RM

    RebeccaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    This restaurant offers delicious Italian food and has lovely decor. My only issue is that the service can be slow during the lunch service, which may be down to staffing issues that are everywhere these days. Service is attentive and pleasant but it takes some time to get your main dish. It's good but I would allow 2 hours for a nice business or pleasure lunch.
  21. SM

    SebastianM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prices are a bit high but the food, service and ambience was great!
  22. J

    Julie

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    From booking 8+ guests, service, and food, we had an outstanding experience at this restaurant. Our party was there to celebrate the arrival of guests in town. Our server for the evening was Patrick an he was OUTSTANDING. For one person managing a table of that size, we were all very impressed. He was prompt, made excellent recommendations, and was knowledgeable and fun - a top-notch server who made our evening even better. Recommend this restaurant if you have a large table of people looking for a casual environment local to the St. Lawrence Market area, or for a smaller table (of course).
  23. SW

    SuzanneW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time at Cantina Mercatto and it won't be my last. I brought friends from out of town and we all loved it! The food was amazing, bursting with flavour. We did not feel rushed at all and the staff were very helpful and made many good suggestions. I highly recommend it.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great summerlicious menu! Refreshing salad, delicious main, the richest tiramisu :)
  25. W

    William

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for Summerlicious. Very good service and food quality.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Less calamari than usual and pollo alla diavola overcooked
  27. TP

    TonyP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great pre concert meal and the service and food were excellent. We’ll definitely go back!!
  28. RF

    RaptorsFan

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were here for the Summerlicious menu and we were very impressed with the food. Delicious and good portions too!
  29. DK

    DKamg

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Gave me a nothing special impression. Food was okay for the money, atmosphere and service were as expected. Had the calamari and carbonara, would skip the calamari in the future. Would not actively chose to come back but it’s alright if I did
  30. K

    Kelormat

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went during Summerlicious. The cocktails were fabulous! Food was delicious. Our service was top notch!
  31. MM

    MaryannM

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Summerlicious was delicious. Baby Gem salad is a real gem. Lunch hour was busy and noisy but my friend and I enjoyed the experience.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience.
  33. N

    Ninja

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fabulous food. I had the Arctic Char and my friend had the Chicken. We shared the Beet Salad as a starter. I had some Cabernet Sauvignon and my friend had a couple of beers. Our meal was excellent. Great atmosphere.
  34. S

    Sammy

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice place to try. Good wine selection. Food was not bad but some of the pasta and pizza dishes we found very salty. Overall worth a try.
  35. u

    umami

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Summerlicious lunch menu. Selected gem salad, salmon pasta and tiramisu. Good portions and flavor combinations in the dishes. Pasta was nicely al dente with capers to complement the flaked salmon.
  36. MP

    MichaelP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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!
  39. 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
  40. 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.

FAQs

Cantina Mercatto is rated 4.3 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 51 times today
Google Map for Cantina Mercatto

20 Wellington St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    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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