Mercante

Date Visited: November 27 2014
Address: 6488 University Blvd  Vancouver, BC
Type of Restaurant: Italian, pizza, pasta
Price Range: $
Overall: 6.5/10
(1-4: will never come back, 5: pass (I’m okay with a tinier morsel), 6: acceptable, 7: okay, 8: good, 9: Wow! Please enlarge my morsel. 10: Perfection. I could eat a morsel of this every day!)
Will come back? No
The service was horrible. I mean there were a lot of people waiting which I understand. But messing up the order in which the pizzas are given is unacceptable especially since I had class. I waited a good 20 minutes for my pizza because the person in charge of giving them out weren’t doing them in order that it was ordered. Major points taken off for that
What I ate:
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Lasagna Bolognese – Fresh lasagna sheets, béchamel and traditional ragu Bolognese
  • 6/10
  • The lasagna was severely over cooked that it was mushy, mushy pasta = unacceptable
  • The béchamel sauce lacked smoothness and butteriness
  • The ragu was significantly over seasoned with pepper
  • Overall – too salty for my liking
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Alla Salsiccia – Chorizo, tomato, basil, oregano and mozzarella
  • 6.5/10
  • The pizza dough itself was nice and chewy
  • It was definitely burnt on the bottom but the parts that weren’t were nice and crispy
  • The burnt bits took over the entire flavour of the pizza which was disappointing
  • The chorizo is not chorizo it’s more like Italian sausage which is different and less fatty
  • I wish there was more mozzarella and oregano
Things to Improve on: Organization of the staff, watching the pizzas more carefully so they don’t burn, change the chorizo, the entire construction of the lasagna
Summary: Long wait and disappointing pasta. The pizza was burnt and flavours were lacking.
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