We are Todd and Brenda Mitchell, and we love to feed people—families, teams, school groups, work groups, couples, friends.
We were in the hotel business in Invermere for some years, and our pizzas were so popular that we decided to specialize. To learn the finer points of pizza-making, Todd attended a branch of the International School of Pizza in North Beach, San Francisco.
Under world champion pizzaiolo, Tony Gemignani, Todd learned the culinary art of making Neapolitan and Classic Italian pizzas. We opened Pizzeria Mercato in 2014. With what we learned from Tony and our experience with pizza in the hotel business we created the Pizzeria Mercato panned pizza style.
Pizzeria Mercato is a fast-casual restaurant using real plates, real cutlery, real wine glasses and chilled beer mugs. Come on in, order and pay at the counter, then sit. We’ll serve.
Pizzeria Mercato seats 30 inside and 25 on the patio, and we do takeout and catering. Delivery is available 3 pm to 9 pm, Sunday through Thursday, and 3 pm to 10 pm on Friday and Saturday. Our delivery area covers Invermere, Athalmer and Wilmer.
Our pizzas are Italian style panned pizzas with a crisp herbed crust, perfectly seasoned tomato sauce and outstanding melted cheeses. We make our dough in-house every day, we use exceptional quality tomatoes, cheeses and meats, and we think our pizzas are the best in the Columbia Valley.
We also serve delicious spaghetti, meatballs, salads and hot Italian sandwiches, along with wine, craft and import beers, coolers and cider.
Our dessert menu is simple: tiramisu cheesecake, German-style chocolate cake, six flavours of Foothills Creamery ice cream, and Granny’s chocolate chip cookies. We make those in-house too, from a recipe our friend’s grandmother used to make.
We are committed to the following:
- High quality in our product
- Respectful customer service
- Creating a pleasant, interactive experience for our customers
- Building non-intrusive rapport and relationships.
- Trip Advisor – Certificate of Excellence
- Kootenay Business magazine Best of Business Award
At Pizzeria Mercato, we believe everyone has something unique to give back their community. In our case, it’s delicious pizza. We proudly give back by keeping volunteers well-fed during local events. We also direct our focus to helping local schools provide the next generation with life skills.
- Columbia Valley Rockies Hockey Club
- Heart of the Rockies Aquathon
- Invermere Music Festival
- Invermere Curling Club
A field trip filled with delicious learning!
We invite classes from local schools to attend our “pizza school.” The activities are tailored to the age of students who get a hands-on experience with making pizzas, which they get to eat. Students also learn a bit about handling money and the older students also get to learn about applying for their first jobs.
Contact us if you are interested in getting your school involved in the program.