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“Stumbled upon - ok food good service first rate dessert”
Review of Locale Mercatto

Locale Mercatto
Ranked #575 of 8,650 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $75
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown West
Description: A modern take on 'local' place of habit. Rosticceria, bracceria, paste + piccolo piatti are key menu elements, including 35 wines offered by the half and full bottle.
ontario
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Stumbled upon - ok food good service first rate dessert”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Free bed service, warm olives and marinated mushroom appy was very good, Main was shrimp liguine - ok not a lot of flavour, I have had better, Dessert was Budini (pudding) it was out standing. Wait staff was good. The place is noisy as all tables are bullpen style so not a quaint quiet romantic spot

Visited November 2012
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Paige S, Guest Relations Manager at Locale Mercatto, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with feedback. Your comments have been passed along to the General Manager and Chef of the restaurant so they can talk to their teams about the experience. While we are disappointed that our linguine didn't wow you, we are thrilled that you enjoyed our new menu item, the chocolate budino. Thank you again and we hope to see you again so we can make sure your pasta next time is one to remember.
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Calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Good location and decor, average food”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

A group of us were there for a conference dinner so we had a big table at the back surrounded by wines (which is great!). I just had an excellent meal in a small Italian restaurant in Yorkville the previous night and by comparison Mercoatto is just average modern Italian cuisine. The look though nicely done somehow lacks a bit authanticity so is the food. Also it's on the more expensive side and I wouldn't say it's great for value. I order a glass of wine and they didn't ask me which quantity but brought the larger quantity (I would have ordered the 3oz). It's a slow week day night and there aren't many diners which makes it feel a little bit empty (the one in Yorkville was packed even on a Wednesday nigth). The whole experience is a bit lack luster. However, the building (MARS Toronto) the restaurant located in is very interesting as it's the original hospital and nicely renovated and retrofitted.

Visited October 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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132 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Easy Italian Option”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

We ate here before the STWMarathon. Excellent lamb skewers and olive & mushroom appetizers. Clean, friendly staff, good food. A very nice choice.

  • Visited October 2012
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“Great food and atmosphere”
Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

Had a lovely meal on our first night in Toronto. The food tasted great and the service was fast and friendly. It's a shame we was tired from the flight and couldn't manage dessert. Good value, and good choice.

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Buffalo, New York
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fun Italian in Eaton Centre”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Walked in on busy Saturday night without a reservation and they sat us in the Bar area. The service was a little slow, but they were a little short handed in the bar area. That was the only negative. The have a short menu, but I gaurantee everyone will find something. The menu has some very creative pastas (i.e. Ravioli with asparagus and ricotta, fantastic papardelle bolognese, and so on), I has strip steak and it was steak house quality (loved it), pizzas are awesome. The three of us decided next time we come Toronto we are going back just for pizza. Nice starters as well, we had calamari (come with nice spicy remoulade). This one may be in Mall but it is far from being "mall food". With a drink or two it will run close to $50CDN per person. Enjoy!

  • Visited September 2012
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Paige S, Guest Relations Manager at Locale Mercatto, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
I want to thank you for spending the time to let us know how you're experience was last Saturday night. I have passed your feedback on to both the General Manager and the Chef of the location so they can both talk to their staff about the service and also congratulate them on providing you with great food! We always take feedback seriously as it's one of the best ways for us to grow and change as an organization. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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