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East Side Mario's

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370 Stone Rd. West, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
(519) 763-7861
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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Food But Pricey!

Always enjoy the pasta at ESM'S and the garden salad (with the pepperincino peppers) is the best! However, we have noticed that the prices keep climbing... Probably won't dine there as much in the future.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian P
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Guelph, Canada
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133 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner has made extensive renos, I hope it pays back. This being a chain, which I don't usually review, like McD or KFC, but my friends rave about this place and it is always a wait, even at 9pm, so someone likes it. Or should I say, Guelph likes it. It is one of those that sell the sizzle,... More 

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Thank ric i
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always enjoy the pasta at ESM'S and the garden salad (with the pepperincino peppers) is the best! However, we have noticed that the prices keep climbing... Probably won't dine there as much in the future.

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Thank Brian P
Hamilton, Canada
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This east side Mario's used to be my go to in university since the meal flex plan was accepted there. I have recently visited there a few times. Food is always fast and fresh. They usually have a bit of a wait but there service is amazing here. Also tons of parking!!

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Thank Zina K
Carbonear, Canada
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Go to ESM about 8 times a year. Usually for special occasions or as a treat. Food has routinely been good. Any problems quickly addressed. But they've recently had a price increase that for our family has put them beyond our budget. Maybe a sign of the times, but other establishments offering quantity and value for less.

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Thank OntarioTrucker1
Guelph, Canada
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Every time I come to East Side Mario's in Guelph I leave with a mental note of not coming back again because service is terrible. Then you mention it to the supervisors and they just plainly ignore it. Food as always is just average so it is not worthy to suffer the pain.

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Thank Jorge V
Cambridge, Canada
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

this is a great place to take your family. The children's menu has lots of variety and there is also a really good adult menu. The service is good and the food is good.

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Thank Gerry733
Guelph, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Went there with three coworkers at lunch on a Tuesday. We all ordered off the lunch menu. It seemed to take forever -- three of us ordered the soup, bread and salad combo all you could eat... Famous words of our server was just a second. We had to wait for bread, butter. One bowl of soup came...ten minutes later... More 

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Thank JJJJVacation
Edmonton, Canada
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I was tired and ordered chicken fingers and fries to have delivered. Normally I would not complain about ordering this meal but when it costs almost $30.00 and they forget to give you plum sauce and you pay $1.50 for a side of gravy that is so tiny it can be used for about five fries… then I will complain.... More 

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Thank Mckayj18
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

First time visiting and we loved it :) our server was a delight, the manager popped over and seemed very nice, and on our way out everyone said goodbye to us and made us feel so welcome! Definitely worth the drive for us :)

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Thank Nicole T
Ashley, Michigan
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

This was very good food for a reasonable price. There is a large selection and they have many beers on tap. I would recommend this to anyone

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Thank Sharyl S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 370 Stone Rd. West, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: (519) 763-7861

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?