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“Simply The Best”
Review of East Side Mario's - CLOSED

East Side Mario's
Cuisines: International
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Reviewed December 8, 2011

If you are looking for authentic Italian food, this is not the restaurant for you. That being said, this restaurant is excellent in Americanized Italian dishes. The pasta is perfect. Npt chewy or mushy. The sauces are plentiful ans mix well with the pasta. Stay away from the alfredo sauce which tends to be more runny than creamy. They do also offer pesto sauce but it is not on the menu. The minestrone soup is hearty and filling plus it is all you can eat. Both salads (garden and Cesar) are made to order with the freshest of ingredients and always tasty. The house dressing compliments the garden salad perfectly. You can ask for it on the side if you are not too sure. The salads (you can switch if you have 2) are also unlimited as are soda refills and garlic loaf piping hot from the oven. The staff is very attentive to all your needs. If you go for dinner, try to get Julien, Daniel or Rae to serve you. After going there for 5 years, these servers have proven to be friendly, effecient and on the top of their game every time. This is a family style restaurant but can also be a romantic setting. I highly recommend this restaurant for a good meal at a great price.

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Reviewed November 1, 2011

I couldn't believe the service! The waitress turned on the world series during the hockey game. The food and drinks were big portions and tasted great. It had a nice little bar off of the restaurant.

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Reviewed October 13, 2011

If I could go here more often, I would. This has been my favourite restaurant since I was a kid, as I've always had an affinity for pasta and parmesan cheese. Their plates are very big and always delicious, and the service has always been very friendly (and I've been going here for 10 years). The servers are polite, upbeat and quick. The only downside is that the food is a bit expensive for a college student on a budget (like me), but this is definitely my go-to place for birthday suppers and whatnot. The decor is fun and the atmosphere is perfect for anything from family meals to low-key business meals. You can come dressed up a bit, or you can come in jeans. It's really accomodating for everyone's tastes. Love it!

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Reviewed October 10, 2008

Ok for a chain. Big plates.

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