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East Side Mario's

$$ - $$$
Italian, American, Canadian
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800 Grand Lake Rd Unit 23, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 6S9, Canada
+1 902-562-4118
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Gillis Point, Nova Scotia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We got in before the rush and was seated fairly promptly. Bit of a mix up with servers but got a fantastic young lady (first name skips my mind) Her service was excellent and always checking on us Meal was very good and reasonably priced the only fault that I saw was they they left tables dirty after people left... More 

Thank HossIona
Glace Bay, Canada
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

My son had his first officlal interview -- so we took him to ESM to celebrate !!!! It was lunch time -- so my son ordered the New Yorker Pizza -- bf had the all you can eat soup and salad -- I had the spicy Penne noodles and sauce (not sure if that's correct name) -- but everything was... More 

Thank April M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Not like it use to be. Poor poor service. Over an hour and 15 minute wait for our food after it was ordered. Waiter never checks back. Also the layout isn't comfortable anymore.

Thank DetroitTigerWings
Sydney, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

I've come to this restaurant a few times because east side Marios food is delicious. What isn't delicious is the wait staff. Particularly one night we went at 8pm. Maybe 6 tables total in restaurant. Waited 10 minutes to be sat. After that we waited again ten minutes before our server came. She took our order, brought the bread and... More 

Thank greenhair14
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had just over an hour to grab a bite to eat before having to hit the road for home (we live approximately 1.5 hours from Sydney). We entered the restaurant and waiting almost 15 minutes before being acknowledged and had someone approach us to be seated. Once brought to our table we inquired wait times for... More 

Thank lacocala
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

Ate here July 1st and was very disappointed with service. 1/2 hour to get soup and bread. 45 mins to get main meal. I asked why so long and she said busy, but several tables empty. Besides that here is the scoop. Had to retrieve utensils from another table on our own. After 1/2 hour was informed no soup available... More 

Thank Neala1
New Waterford, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

We Went to East Side Mario's for All you can eat wings,,, I have to say that the service was excellent!!! The wings were Amazing, the waitress kept coming with more as we were eating... Along with Cesar salad and bread sticks... Needless to say we were all stuffed leaving... I would have to say ww will be back again... More 

Thank Colette C
New Waterford, Nova Scotia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Awesome food, great atmosphere , had party of 12 , but had 4 more come, they had no problem adding a table and 4 more chairs to our group. Friendly staff,

Thank DeeQuigs
Sydney, Canada
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

They lost our reservation but they they proceeded to to seat us in the private room which we had requested. After taking and serving our drinks, the manager/owner told us to move, not ASKED, told to move and not very nicely as if we put ourselves there. We were there as a group to have a meeting. We had to... More 

Thank lmmp68
Cape Breton
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241 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

Hadn't been here is three years! The place was closed for bit and reopened under a new owner. What a change of decor-a positive change! We were seated promptly and given menus. Our waitress, Kaitlyn, came and asked us about drinks. We ordered drinks, looked at the menu and took advantage of the special! My husband ordered a garden salad... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Grand Lake Rd Unit 23, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 6S9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +1 902-562-4118
Hey Budda Boom Budda Bing! We are the Home of All-You-Can-Eat soup or salad and garlic home loaf and offer delicious Italian meals at great value. At East Side Mario’s your family is our family and we are committed to deliver Amore in everything we do!

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