To our valued friends, clients and treasured community,

With the devastating news of the closing of our beloved grocery store Mercato Zacconi, we want to take a minute to thank our community for all the support we have had over the years with both Mercato Zacconi and Sala San Marco. Although the unfair regulations by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario have forced us to close the doors of the Mercato, we are still so appreciative that Sala San Marco is here and will continue to serve the community with pride. 

We will be converting the space previously occupied by our dear grocery store back into a ballroom to be able to host even more people and more events at Sala San Marco. Our capacity will increase to over 500 people as it was prior to Mercato. The current and future success of Sala San Marco is our focus during this transition. 

The past few years have been nothing but a roller coaster. It has not been easy operating a business in the industry hardest hit by the pandemic, nor has it been easy recovering. With that said we are so grateful for all the community support and all the people who continue to have events with us and let us celebrate with them.

Sala San Marco has been open for over 35 years and we are so excited for what the next 35 will bring. We hope everyone who has an event planned with us is just as excited as we are.

We cannot thank our community enough. Nothing we do would be possible without the support of you. Now more than ever, it is so important to support local businesses. Although we are sad and defeated about the loss of Mercato, a business we are so proud of, we are so grateful and appreciative that Sala San Marco continues to be able to serve the community we love so much.


To our award winning venue, perfect for weddings, corporate functions and social gatherings.

In the heart of Preston Street and little Italy, Sala San Marco prides itself as a top wedding and event venue in Ottawa. We understand that each event is not a one size fits all approach. Our team believes in creating a bespoke experience for each event, big and small.


We are looking for Kitchen Staff, Banquet Servers and staff for our new sister store, Mercato Zacconi.

For more details, please contact us.

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Dear Tony and Elena,

On behalf of the Ottawa Power Wheelchair Hockey League I would like to thank you for assisting us in our rental of your facilities for our 1st Annual OPWHL Awards Banquet & Gala.

The Awards Banquet & Gala was a huge success!  Everyone was impressed at the overall professionalism of the event.  The venue was beautiful, the service was impeccable, and dinner was delicious. We feel very fortunate to have been hosted by Sala San Marco.

Thank you again and we look forward to doing business with you in the future.

Scott Haycock
OPWHL Treasurer