Pizza joints on campus are usually dull and greasy, but convenient enough for students to pass by and grab a slice before their next class. But Mercante at UBC is different—they offer traditional Italian pizzas cooked in a fiery hot-stone hearth oven. Long wooden tables and colorful chairs make the eatery a comfortable and laid-back place for a bite.
They serve whole pizzasat an affordable price, like their Margherita Classic ($9.95) that’s topped with classic tomato, basil and bocconcini. For cheese lovers, try the Pizza Bianca ($9.95) that oozes mozzarella, gorgonzola, bocconcini, parmesan, and chevre cheese. Don’t drop by during weekday lunch hours—the line goes out the door because it’s that good. Instead, make the trek to Mercante on a weekend after walking the University Endowment Lands trails—it’s worth the drive to come here even if you’re not a student.
Events near Mercante Cucina Italiana approx. 15 minutes away
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