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East Side Mario's

$$ - $$$
Italian, Canadian
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355 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6B3, Canada
(519) 622-1466
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London, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Went to eat today with my four kids have to wait 30 minutes for table . Finally got seated waitress bring out three loaf of bread and then never came back to take order until 20 minutes later . Waited another 40 minutes for the main coarse . When the food came out it was damn cold and the kids... More 

Thank babybaby123
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Our favourite restaurant having Italian Wedding Soup. We order dinner meals with unlimited garlic bread. The meal is affordable that we often come to visit. They also available for delivery. $$

Thank ip29bourgeois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Typically ESM is a good place to visit for any occasion, however my last visit ( yesterday ) was not what I had hoped for or expected. We were sat fairly quickly in the bar area under the big screen. Quite quickly it was apparent that the entire section was suffering from an extreme wind storm caused by the AC... More 

Thank Andy J
St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

We have enjoyed the meal and the service. In the menu is an opportunity to design your own Pasta dish which makes it easier for me, as I have some food allergies.

Thank patd187
Cambridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Generally, our family has been a regular visitor to the one located in Cambridge Centre location. The Budda Boomer works well as our appetizer and favourite opener. The Chicken Parmigiana, Hell's Kitchen Chicken, and many choices of pasta are very good and tasty. My kids are favourite with its pizza. On the other hand the Piada with Pizzaoila and Gorgonzola... More 

Thank Geraldton
Chatham, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

East Side Mario's is usually our go to place. Great food, great value. However, a visit last Sunday to this location in Cambridge Ontario was a bad experience. To start with we arrived early for the dinner hour and half the tables were empty. Half of those empty tables had not been bussed. We were only the second group in... More 

Thank unclespike18116
Grimsby, Canada
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

We arrived and it took 10 minutes to get us seated ,another 15-20 minutes before we were even asked what we wanted to drink.Finally we got our entrees after an hour (not a busy day)!! The first thing I had to to do was send my dish back because it had the wrong sides.When it came back I started to... More 

1 Thank Mark E
Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

I took my little man (6) to ESM after playing at Playfit on Family Day . OMG the place was PACKED!!!! Children ate free so there you have it . Anyhow. we were seated very quickly and our waiter Joe(?) came over quickly . He took our orders and the drinks salad and bread came out within 2 minutes. Our... More 

1 Thank kimmilil
Cambridge, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

All you can eat bread & salad is like pulling teeth. Truth be told its all you can eat iceburg lettuce with 1-2 olives & 1-2 cherry tomatoes, served in a hot bowl. We will never go back. Lowest service standards we've ever seen. Both visits we were ignored by staff. $24 for a steak that is so tough you... More 

1 Thank H G
Cambridge, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

Have tried countless times to enjoy ESM but they make it difficult. The last few times our server simply does not want to be there. Long waits for food only to receive it cold. Gluten free items quite frankly are not gluten free. Kids always ask to go here but sorry guys enough is enough

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (519) 622-1466
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?