Taverna Mercatto Toronto



Divinity in downtown Toronto

Located in the heart of Toronto’s sports, convention and entertainment district, Taverna Mercatto brings a contemporary, casual Italian dining experience to the city’s downtown core. GZ fused playful interpretations of Catholic symbolism with the comfort of traditional Italian homes, including installing vintage tarot card illustrations and antique wheel moulds on the walls and placing tin watering cans around the bar. The result is an atmosphere reminiscent of Venice’s bacari.

“...barbed wire chandeliers sourced from Prince Edward County, exposed beams, stained glass windows, reclaimed chairs and reclaimed church pews turned into upholstered banquettes that remind one of grandma's couch (with some of it endearingly still covered in plastic).”
— BlogTO