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East Side Mario's

355 Hespler Rd, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
519-622-1466
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Ranked #114 of 266 restaurants in Cambridge
Most recent review
- Apr 2, 2014
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

1st trip and it was a good experience. Ordered the fish entree, It took a little long to get the food but dish was very good. Fish was prepared very well & tasty. Veggies were fresh and also well prepared.& tasty. Service was attentive even though the server was training another. I thought is was a good value for the... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Food is good. Beer is good as well. Servers are great. Do not complain as you will be banned from there. Joey the manager Muscle will inform you of that out of earshot from the patrons. He will not be very nice about it either. Or professional. Maybe he has been watching too much of The Sapranoe's. Everybody is entitled... More

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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Went there on Wednesday night for all you could eat pasta night with my son and wife which was supposed to include all you can eat salad and bread, got one bun of bread 1/2 hour before meal between all of us asked for more bread 3 times did not get any got pasta by itself very disappointing meal just... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

East Side Mario's in the Cambridge Mall is a great place to stop in while shopping. Staff was great and very friendly. Pam (server) was the best. We had a few cold beer and ordered the pizza and it was very good. The renovations are nice but I would have still has a little wall separation between the bar and... More

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Ontario
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135 reviews 135 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Stopped for a lunch before shopping. Service was excellent. We both ordered the Trio (soup, salad, fresh bread for $10). The Italian Wedding soup was watered down. Why so few meatballs and greens and noodles? The caesar salads were tasteless. We had to add black pepper even after lots of cheese was grated on to get some flavour. The lettuce... More

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Cambridge
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Perhaps training should go into teaching the servers how to suggest meals "Um, it's okay" doesn't really help much. Salty as hell, poor quality. Disappointing. Won't be going back to this one.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We have visited the ESM on Hespeler Road before but found it to be an even more pleasant experience this time. Why...? We were surprised to see that the recent renovations have really opened things up. The atmosphere is brighter but not "cold", feels bigger but still manages to be somewhat "cozy". Our server, Colleen, was simply wonderful; bubbly, friendly... More

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canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Clean Restaurant, felt like it has been redone since my last visit. All the food ordered was really good. Not enough staff to wait on us would be my only complaint. Really enjoyed the new Mediterranean salad. We enjoyed everything we ate at lunch and there was 6 in our group. Cost was $110.00 including 2 pitches of beer. (plus... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We used a Groupon and ordered the 16 layer lasagna. There were about 3 or 4 layers of sauce and cheese, the rest was noodles on top of noodles. Very disappointing! The broth in the minestroni soup was good, but they forgot any of the 'minestroni'. Except for a few beans, it was all broth. We had no way to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

WORST ESM experience ever! Got to the restaurant at 4:30pm for Father's Day dinner. Got sat right away. Ordered drinks; a beer, a pop, and an apple juice for our 2 and a 1/2 year old, waited and waited. Waitress finally came to us with the excuse that they had to change the keg for my beer, but did not... More

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