Bar Mercurio Toronto

4.5
305 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Cozy
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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Neighbourhood
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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 305 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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3.9
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Pizza was burnt. Squid was salty and accommodations were offered.

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PS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

food has been better in the past
calamari was swimming in soy sauce. and not adequately grilled and too rubbery
pasta bolognese could be more flavourful .
service excellent and friendly atmosphere
fish was very good

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MG
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was tasty and we enjoyed everything we ordered (we shared all plates). Staff were friendly and helpful with recommendations. We sat outside so the noise level was a reflection of traffic on Bloor but we could easily carry conversations. We will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food as good and service was nice. We were sitting inside and at times the place felt uncomfortably hot.

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MB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A nice cozy restaurant.
Very friendly staff.
Delicious food.

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CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Only choice of two tables - one by the pizza oven -too hot and 2nd choice by front door with poor circulation / just too hot

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LW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pauli was a gem! He patiently explained the ingredients and preparations of many dishes we inquired about. He was aware of GF dietary needs. All the food was delicious!!! The wine was a bit expensive, but good. It would have been nice to have a more moderately priced selection of wines.

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u
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an appetizer (grilled calamari with peas and miso) which was obviously more Asian than Italian. But it was fine. The pasta I had (duck ragu) was so satisfying, with duck generously included.

I was so happy with the service with an experienced waitress who is so knowledgeable, courteous and gentle.

It was less crowded than I used to, and was good for a quiet conversation.

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DZ
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great space, great service!
What more do you need!

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Great service. They were happy to have us linger until mid-afternoon.

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J
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I thought Bar Mercurio was great - albeit on the pricey side. The price is the only reason I won't be back more frequently. The in-house made burrata was lovely, and the kale and bison ravioli was delicious.

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B
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

5 family members out for a great evening. Joseph and Paolo were terrific in their recommendations and their preparation and delivery of the food!
Great night at a superb restaurant!

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d
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been coming to Bar Mercurio (faithfully) for years. It is consistent, welcoming and the food is always great. Thank you to Joe and all the great staff. (Pablo ... a big shout out).
David Walker

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RI
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect spot for a classy, yet not pretentious spot to have a meal with wine after an occasion.

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YC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We brought our parents to this restaurant, it was overpriced for what we got. The pasta special was overly salty and barely edible. We were a table of 4 and there was an open table of two, one server moved the table to our 4 table ( to make our table a 6) for no reason as we were in a corner. It was very stupid, and when we moved it back because it boxed us in, he came over to move it back and give us a hard time. Not a great experience serving wise. The pizza was pretty good though so I’d go back just for that but since there’s other great places in the city, I likely won’t go back.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service by young woman who is studying Criminology at UofT!!

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DB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a great time celebrating our daughters graduation- the only thing was our table was in the back and it was hot . But overall- was satisfied.

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B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

I don’t have a lot of good things to say. Service was slow and sporadic. The pasta I had was awful.

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2
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always delicious , interesting and classic .

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a
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My sisters and I enjoyed everything. The waiter was especially nice to me after I told him I just had a dental procedure and could not chew. He recommended the venison tartar which was excellent and the veggie lasagna, also perfect for me. Many thanks!

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D
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent bread made on site. Excellent server. Lovely olive oil.

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M
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great wine, great service, great ambiance as always.

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u
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

I love Bar Mercurio for its regular menu and seasonal specials. Taste, ingredients, presentation. Everything is to appreciate wholeheartedly. The food never disappoints. The service is hits and misses. Some servers are excellent, better than any other I have had at any other restaurant: gentle, welcoming, unassuming, knowledgeable, ready to help. 1 of the 3 servers we had at our table was of this type. (I was waited on by him and remembered him for making that occasion very special.) The other 2 were also very nice, and will be good in service if they were trained. On this particular occasion, they revealed how green they still were; one of them took away our bread plates after appetizers, apparently not knowing that we could keep having breads through the main course. He nearly took away our forks then, too (this happened before, on another occasion). The other one mishandled the credit card machine. I hope the restaurant will educate them better.

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EE
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The ambiance is always good here but service remains hit or miss; while we love seeing Nonna there each visit, it’s clear that she is more of a hindrance and the other staff have to make up for oversights (food to wrong table, bread to some but not to others unless asked, forgetting to alert other staff re desire to pay, and literally being underfoot enough to almost cause a couple of accidents all during just one meal). It would also be nice to have melted cheese on pizzas as opposed to flat disks of warm cheese...but the location is good and the atmosphere is nice and staff are always friendly

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Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always a great experience

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FS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great service and lots of suggestions as what to eat.
food was prepared so well. You need time to enjoy food at this restaurant unfortunately we did not have a lot of time at hand.
it is pricy

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HW
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Enjoyed - within walking distance to the event we were attending at Innes College. Best gluten free pizza crust I have ever had at a restaurant.

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w
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Bar Mercurio never disappoints. A wonderful and comfortable neighbourhood spot with quality authentic Italian fare. Service is very gracious in a homespun way.

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BG
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food, and incredibly good service. Lots of specials expands the options.

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F
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A very beautiful place to dine. I had enjoyed lunch there previously and found the dinner to be outstanding!

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J
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the greeting which was warm and welcoming to the last farewell, we had a fabulous experience! Enroute to our reserved table, we saw the server who has always served us and the maitre’d automatically led us to his station! The chef obliged and replaced a tomato sauce with an alternate. The cuisine was fresh, tasty and well presented. The server was attentive, yet non obtrusive. Many thanks for yet another memorable dining experience!

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O
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I thought for the money, it was overpriced for pizza. the red wine list started at $50 for the least expensive bottle I could see. the food was good but I think a personal pizza costing $23 is a bit much.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

April 19th 2018

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DN
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

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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HG
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable

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LS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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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N
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

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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EF
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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LM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, phenomenal pizza and wonderful warm service

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JD
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

very fresh authentic italian and the pizza is incredible.

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