Students in the Mercato at Brescia

Dining on Campus

Please note: the Mercato is currently closed due to COVID-19. 

The Mercato

Brescia’s dining hall, commonly known as the Mercato (or market in Italian!), is centrally located on campus in Clare Hall. From Mexican to Italian, vegan to gluten free, our chefs are prepared to regularly offer you new and creative meals.

At Brescia, we provide you with locally sourced ingredients, healthy meal options and a diverse selection for our students, faculty and staff to choose from! Our in-house Red Seal Chef, Tim D’Souza, is heating things up in the kitchen with new and innovative dishes throughout the academic year. Between a daily fresh salad bar, Wood Stone pizza oven and a wide range of cuisines from around the world, you will discover a hundreds of delicious meals we know you’ll love!

Mercato pizza station


At Brescia, we are proud to brew Starbucks Coffee! In addition to Starbucks traditional beverage favourites, our Food Services team is also encouraged to put their creative minds to the test and create new specialty drinks – just for you to try! Visit Starbucks in the kiosk in Clare Hall.

Dietary Accommodations 

Brescia’s Food Services team is committed to ensuring an inclusive and safe campus community by providing a wide variety of nutritious dietary and allergy-free items. Understanding the importance of a diverse range of healthy meal options, we encourage the Brescia community with a severe allergy’s or in need of dietary accommodation to contact Tim D’Souza, Manager of Food Services will work with you one-on-one to understand how we can best support you.

We are proud to support a variety of dietary requirements and lifestyles at Brescia, including:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Halal