At Mercante you’ll find authentic Cucina Italiana featuring made-to-order traditional Italian pizzas cooked in a fiery-hot stone hearth oven. We also have pastas, salads, desserts and specialty coffees.

For breakfast, try our poached egg sandwich topped with fontina fondue sauce and ham or seasonal veggies.

Location & Hours


Ponderosa Commons
6488 University Boulevard
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Pizza & Pasta

Margherita Classic | $9.95
Classic tomato, basil, bocconcini

Al Pesto | $10.95
Pesto, prosciutto cotto, mozzarella, gorgonzola, artichokes, pickled tomatoes

Alla Salsiccia | $10.95
Chorizo, tomato, basil, oregano, mozzarella

Pizza Bianca | $9.95
Bocconcini, mozzarella, gorgonzola, parmesan and chevre cheese

Ortonlana | $9.95
Basil, mozzarella, bocconcini, arugula, pickled tomatoes, artichokes

Prosciutto e Rucola | $10.95
Tomato, prosciutto, arugula, bocconcini, basil

Lasagna Bolognese | $8.99
Fresh lasagna sheets, béchamel and a traditional Ragu Bolognese

Chef’s Special | Ask your server for our feature creations.

Menu and prices subject to change.

Salads, Drinks, Desserts

*Salads are seasonal, please ask our servers for today’s fresh creations.

Collazione — Uova in Camicia | $3.65
Poached egg topped with fontina fondue sauce with spinach and tomato puree or ham, on an English muffin

Insalata Caprese | $5.65
Seasonal grape tomatoes with bocconcini and basil 

Insalata di Bietole* | $7.95
Roasted beets, blue cheese, mixed greens, walnuts, balsamic glaze

Insalata di Rucola* | $7.95
Arugula, strawberries, goat cheese, pistachios, balsamic glaze

Insalata di Caesar | $4.25
Romaine hearts, focaccia croutons, homemade Caesar dressing

Affogato | $3.75
Dark hot espresso coffee with salted caramel or tiramisu ice cream

Dolce Panino | $3.99
Gelato and Italian signature sauce served on a warm sweet bun

Tiramisu | $5.85
Ladyfingers, espresso, liqueurs, cacao, egg, mascarpone cream

Hot/iced coffee, tea, cappuccino, juice, Italian soda also available.

Find us on the map

Follow the aroma delizioso to Ponderosa Commons.


6488 University Boulevard

Customer Feedback

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From our customers

Excellent gourmet pizza, fantastic atmosphere, helpful and friendly staff. 10/10!—Yelp Review, 2014

The pizza is on par or better than any pizzeria in van city at 10$ . Lasagnas and salads are also incredible at a low price points.—Google+ Review, 2014

I can’t believe there’s authentic Italian pizza and tiramisu on campus. My new go-to place! Keep up the good work UBC!—Urbanspoon Review, 2014

This place is awesome, I love the Pizza Bianca (add prosciutto and arugula) pesto pizza with artichokes is also amazing. —Yelp Review, 2014

The prosciutto pizza is so good. I go there planning to save half for the next day but end up eating the whole thing.—Urban Spoon Review, 2014

Great pizzas, hot and fresh. Tiramisu and dolce panimo are divine. I am so glad we have this on campus. —Urbanspoon Review, 2014