Pizzeria Via Mercanti - Elm

4.2
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17 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Neapolitan pizza is a specialty of Pizzeria Via Mercanti on Toronto’s charming Elm Street. Along with pastas, paninos, antipasti and desserts, you get an authentic Italian dining experience, with everything fresh and made in house.

Pizzeria Via Mercanti is a family owned restaurant with over 30 years of experience. Our authentic Neapolitan pizza was voted Best in Ontario!
What 17 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Service was terrible - we had to ask multiple times for items. We had to ask for bread after the table beside us were given some. We had to ask for parmesan cheese as we both ordered pasta. We were never asked if we wanted tea/coffee or dessert. We had to ask for the bill three times (we had a show to attend so it was important to leave on time). The food was just mediocre. This is not a place I would go back to even though it is super convenient to my workplace.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved the pizza! It definitely is how a pizza should be! Will be coming here again and again for sure!

m
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

food was delicious and ambiance was inviting. only reason not giving it 5 stars is we felt rushed since a waiter was coming to us too often in hopes we would leave soon

KG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Food was ok. Wait time was also not too long. However, the major issue was one of the dishes (pasta) had a big piece of plastic in it, that had clearly fallen in while it was being prepared. The wait staff simple took it away and offered a coffee as an apology. Felt like a bit more could have been done here.

OT
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Was a last minute choice for dinner based on it was available. Off on a side street this busy spot is rightfully a neighbourhood favourite. It was busy and a bit noisy. We sat immediately. Service was a bit bumpy but reminded me of service in Italy so I guess a bit authentic that way too. Food was great. We had buffalo mozzarella, shared a pizza and fried cheese to start. Dinner was lasagna, seafood pasta special, bolognese and a tomato chicken pasta. All were really good. Prices were very fair for portions and quailty. A great option for a casual night out for really good Italian. Will definitely be back.

FC
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, great vibe, great service, authentic Italian pizza, will go back any day

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Food tasted great. Service was not good.

No free refills on soda (not expected).

Got 1 refill, 12oz glass at most.

Cost me $6 for a Diet Coke.

J
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very nice
A good place with à pretty manager..
We like very much

JW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

I didn't feel the love in the food. I had the pizza and the crust on the edge was good, but the center of the pizza was soggy and didn't hold it's shape when it was picked up. The topping on the pizza we're bland and missed that umami flavour and proper seasoning from elements such as Parmesan cheese or sea salt.

EM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience5

Went there for a group lunch. The food was nice but the service was not. Our server was gruff and not friendly, and after we finished and they packed up our leftovers they never came back to our table. We had to eventually get their attention so that we could pay our bills.

A
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

very good thin crust pizza in a nice setting.
beer and wine selextion could be improved

d
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Pizza was authentic and had sufficient toppings. The cook on the pizza was also very good. Service was okay but not outstanding. Would recommend the pizza!

RF
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service with friendly staff and authentic pizza.

e
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Great calzone - huge portion. It is a lovely place but almost too popular - very very noisy. Service was efficient but not that friendly

CS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Dining at Via Mercanti was a very nice experience. The quality/price ratio is definitively unbeatable.

FG
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Best Neapolitan pizza I have eaten in all of North America, light dough and savory toppings

DM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Have been there many times, my favourite place, excellent foor and great value.