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East Side Mario's

Italian, Canadian
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355 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, Ontario N1R6B3, Canada
(519) 622-1466
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank Andy J
St. Catharines, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank patd187
Cambridge, Canada
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216 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Geraldton
Chatham, Canada
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank unclespike18116
Grimsby, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars 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 

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Kitchener, Canada
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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1 Thank kimmilil
Cambridge, Canada
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars 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 

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1 Thank H G
Cambridge, Canada
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars 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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Thank rangerfansince69
Kitchener, Ontario
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81 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

When I worked in Cambridge I frequented ESM at lunch time and it was fantastic. I think ever since they removed the rotisserie chicken things have just gone down hill here. We have 5 kids aged 9 and under (one newborn) and visited in December. The wait for the food was extremely long and they did not do a good... More 

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Thank rgrs7
Guelph, Canada
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Have been to this location many, many times in the past few years. A visit 6 weeks ago proved a little annoying as they had trouble getting us seated but once we were, server and food were just fine. Today however, it was one problem after another. We were a party of 2 around 3 p.m. and ourselves along with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Canadian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, Ontario N1R6B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (519) 622-1466
Description
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?