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Mercatto - College St.

4.4
4.4
233 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Mercatto on College St. in Toronto, Ontario is a high-end, fast-casual restaurant that offers a number of Italian dishes. The menu includes pizzas, which are what Mercatto is most known for. There are eight to choose from, with options like Spicy Diavola, Salsiccia (made with sausage & hot honey) and Napoli (made with white anchovies).

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

10:30 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Coffee/Espresso: Monday - Friday from 8:00am Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (416) 595-5625

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Doug Neigel

  • Catering

    Contact bailey@mercatto.ca for off-site catering and food truck information, menus, and booking.

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-Private Harvest Table, Full & Partial Buyouts

  • Private party contact

    Marcia Lue: (416) 366-4567

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District

  • Cross street

    College and Bay

  • Parking details

    Public Parking located in the underground of the MaRS building

  • Public transit

    Elizabeth Street, Bay Street, Queens Park Station

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 233 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Great for Lunch

  • Old Toronto

    Business Meals

  • Old Toronto

    Great for Lunch

  • Old Toronto

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Old Toronto

    Outdoor Dining

  • Old Toronto

    Italian

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  1. A

    Anubis

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service by everyone we came into contact. Would like to especially recognize our server. She was extremely attentive and a pleasure to engage and speak to.
  2. MM

    MariliaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the place the food and the service! Especially this location! Outstanding! Also, they gave me a free tiramissu because it was my birthday! Great! Definitely coming back!
  3. MW

    MichaelW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mercatto is a great place for lunch! The variety on the menu is excellent and I especially appreciate healthier options on the menu, such as the Arctic char and the trout salad (which were both available on our last visit).
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Looking to come back for larger events.
  5. GF

    GettingFat

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was good and fast for lunch, which is great. Food was good. The food selection was limited though.
  6. JE

    JEFEdmonton

    London

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was fine but not outstanding and overpriced.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Super busy. Burnt my pizza to a crisp and still served it to me.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, lovely patio, very helpful servers, excellent feature specials. Always a great time!
  9. S

    Swyarene

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    nice food, especially the jumbo shrimp cocktail so fresh and juicy highly recommend
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I find it frustrating when servers interrupt the conversation. They could do better at reading the table.
  11. EM

    EMJ873

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    I enjoyed my experience on the whole. The food was okay, the service was adequate. It was my first solo trip out to eat…When I came to pay the bill, as a travelling student not from this country, my culture is to not tip unless the service is above and beyond. When I paid my bill, my waiter decided to let me know that he expected at least a 15% tip. It came across rude, ungrateful and entitled. Honestly, it ruined my evening and I went back to my accommodation feeling deflated and judged. I would not recommend this venue to anyone, nor would i visit again. Staff should be accepting of everyone’s situations and not expect tips..the only part of payment they should expect is the mandatory cost of the bill.
  12. P

    Patricia

    Toronto

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food and great ambiance.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was good but quantity was small for the price. Servers were very nice, but checked in our table infrequently and forgot about our drink order.
  14. M

    Mimi

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The patio is like an oasis, absolutely a wonderful dining experience.
  15. CK

    ChristophK

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently excellent! Great for meetings with friends and clients, or simply relaxing and enjoying felicitous food.
  16. F

    Fidel

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    We came back just to eat tagliatelle with mushrooms as our waitress told as the night before but we learned it was over before. It’s important to give right information .
  17. PP

    PaolaP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent place and beautiful, a great place to celebrate an anniversary or a birthday also to go after work
  18. A

    Arcangel

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had pleasant dining experience. This was my second time at this restaurant and we all like the food we ordered. The servers are quite friendly and helpful and they let us stay for over 2 hours. They are going to take their friends, too. Please correct my name in your record, it should read first name is Arcangel, last name is Cruz.
  19. SB

    SteveB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    What a nice place, great food and staff, perfect for a business lunch .
  20. EM

    EricM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Ne prends pas les chèques open table
  21. B

    Bernie

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was not as tasty as previous visits.But maybe the chef was having a bad day.
  22. CS

    ChrisS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. We sat outside as the weather was nice, and truly enjoyed begin outside.
  23. EE

    EECToronto

    Toronto

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Julie was - as always - attentive, friendly, professional and efficient. We had an early reservation and arrived during a lull but it was very busy by the time we left and Julie was still attentive to us and brought coffees and our bill as soon as she was asked for it. Always a pleasure dining at Mercatto.
  24. SB

    SteveB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A wonderful venue for a one on one business meeting, if your agenda does not go your way, the food , dessert and coffee will make up for it.
  25. R

    Rhuar

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were wonderfully served and the food arrived hot and in good time. It would be good for Mercatto to have a wasp trap outside to reduce the irritation of unwelcome guests at the table, but we were given alternative indoor seating when we were asked. Our server was outstanding.
  26. CA

    CathyA

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I found the service quite slow and prices for pizza increased quite a bit
  27. RG

    RuthG

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was good, but overpriced. The service was good.
  28. K

    Kiri

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience as usual! We love Mercatto!!
  29. SW

    SharonW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful - food was amazing, service was totally on point. Always have a great time! Thank you!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived for our reservation about fifteen minutes early. We were seated immediately and were waited on promptly thereafter. The food was delicious and the waiter was attentive, but not too overbearing which is what we like.
  31. HB

    HarryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautfiul expereince with great food. The server was very diligent and responsive with requests.
  32. T

    Tash

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always good food and a good place for a nicer lunch in the Discovery District.
  33. AL

    ALane

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything tasted excellent Had the salmon and the burger and the tagliatelle: note the portions were modest not large
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service and attention were excellent!
  35. FM

    FirdezaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food in general is very good. I would recommend arugula salad which is exceptional.
  36. PS

    PhilS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    A welcoming space. Attentive service and superior food. Prices are up as with most restaurants. Not the greatest location for conversation . Not rushed and we were out in less than 90 minutes. A bright light for a good lunch in the area. Higher end and worth it.
  37. HT

    HeatherT

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good as always. Good as always. Good as always. Good as always. (Did I make the character count yet?)
  38. DM

    DonaldM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Helpful, alwways understyanding and gracious service. Good food too.
  39. JN

    JNot

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Our 2 person order was forgotten and didn't put in until 45min in lol. But overall food and service was not bad. Probably wouldn't come back for another business meeting though, it was cramped and loud.
  40. A

    Aria

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food lacked in taste. Hardly any spices had been used. Asked for balsamic vinegar and olive oil which never arrived. Quite disappointed.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mercatto - College St. using the Order Online button. Mercatto - College St. also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Mercatto - College St. also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 595-5625.

Mercatto - College St. is rated 4.4 stars by 233 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Skip The Dishes
Google Map for Mercatto - College St.

101 College Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7

Additional information

  • Cross street

    College and Bay

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District

  • Hours of operation

    Coffee/Espresso: Monday - Friday from 8:00am Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Parking located in the underground of the MaRS building

  • Public transit

    Elizabeth Street, Bay Street, Queens Park Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Doug Neigel

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (416) 595-5625

  • Catering

    Contact bailey@mercatto.ca for off-site catering and food truck information, menus, and booking.

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-Private Harvest Table, Full & Partial Buyouts

  • Private party contact

    Marcia Lue: (416) 366-4567

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