Taverna Mercatto

Taverna Mercatto: Fine Italian Dining in Toronto

Taverna Mercatto in Toronto, Ontario, in Canada, promises a nod to “Nonna’s living room,” paying tribute to the classic Italian taverns with rustic Italian dishes. A quick three-minute walk from Toronto Union Station, Taverna Mercatto is a perfect choice for the traveler.

A Menu Like No Other

Taverna Mercatto is one of the four restaurants in downtown Toronto under Mercatto Hospitality. At each of their restaurants, the members of Mercatto focus on providing every diner with an experience to remember, dining on the finest of Italian dishes.

Here, you can enjoy the rustic traditional, but these dishes are nothing if not inventive. Enjoy a variety of appetizers from Arancini of saffron risotto, mozzarella, and tomato filetto, or Calamari Fritti with shishito pepper and fennel crema. They also have a half or full dozen oysters, order some Sweet Island Kiss or Belle du Jour.

Perhaps you want something lighter? Try their Insalata verde with brown butter pun nuts and sherry thyme vinaigrette, or the Octopus salad with frisee and potato, olive tapenade, and grape tomato.

If you want pizza, they’ve got  you covered! From classics like Margherita to something a bit different like the Agnello with lamb sausage, Peruvian peppers, grilled onion, and mozzarella. They also offer gluten-free crust for all of their pizzas!

Pasta offerings include Cavatelli served with little neck clams, roasted tomato, arugula pesto, and guanciale pangrattato, or the Chitarra Alla Carbonara, with pancetta, Conestoga Farms yolk, black pepper, and pecorino.

Main dishes range from an Arctic Char with green beans and roasted cauliflower to a Wagyu Burger with smoked mozzarella, spicy bomba, arugula, and fries.

They also have a variety of after-dinner drinks including Nonna’s Affogato with branca menta, vanilla gelato, and warm espresso.

Taverna Mercatto flawlessly blends tradition with a modern flair to bring the menu to life.

Host Your Next Event at Taverna Mercatto

You can reach out via this link to host a large party or special event. Events ranging from corporate events to weddings have been held at Mercatto restaurants!

Take Amtrak to Taverna Mercatto

Enjoy this Italian-inspired dining experience via Amtrak to Toronto Union Station.