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East Side Mario's

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Italian, Pizza,
135 Gateway Park Dr, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2J9, Canada
+1 519-653-3027
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible33%
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“soup salad” (2 reviews)
“garden salad” (3 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
135 Gateway Park Dr, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2J9, Canada
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

It has been years since we last visited this ESM’s. It needs it’s decor refreshed even though it is suppose to represent an older portion of NYC. Compared to the one on King St in Waterloo it is looking tired & beat up. We had...More

Thank Cougar152
Reviewed 8 January 2018

This ESM was our least favourite until we recently visited on New Years Eve. We were pleasantly surprised by the improvement in food quality and service. We will definitely go back.

Thank TeamSquirrel
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Decor is nice, but service is terrible, management is terrible, food is overpriced and incomplete. Ordered large pizza, $18 for the base, 3 items, total $30. Double mushrooms means 5 mushrooms on the whole pizza, that's not even one mushroom per slice. We asked the...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Went there for supper my wife and I started off with a garden salad which upon first couple of bites each my wife and I agreed that the salad tasted moldy and it tastes very strong Taste of mold we call the waitress over mentioned...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 7 December 2017

There was a line up at this location on a Saturday night. We were seated quickly and our drink order was taken promptly. Our server was personable and attentive. The food was prepared and served within a reasonable time. All details were attended to.

Thank BWinKW
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I’m giving five stars because the staff were great to us! We called in and attempted to reserve a large table for a team after a game and were told that they couldn’t promise, but would try. When we showed up they had a table...More

Thank Melanie C
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Me, my son, my daughter-in-law, & my grand-daughter decided to try out the pastas & other goodies at this East Side Marios. We have been there before & it was good. Everybody was satisfied with their meals & the waitress did a great job. The...More

Thank _paparollo
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I love going to this restaurant as every time we go we enjoy the casual experience and the bread and salad are always fresh. I enjoy the pasta with the hot sausage. Great service by Cristina. If you are looking for a great place to...More

Thank kitchenercouple
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Was there last year and service was so slow and it was not even busy. People standing around talking. Wanted more salad and bread but they never came to ask until we were almost done our meal. Chicken parm was cispy around edges. Was so...More

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 21 August 2017

The worst East Side Marios we have ever been to. If you want unprofessional hostess and managerial service, dishes that weren't cleaned properly, soups that were cold, were told that we can not sit on the patio because it was busy (meanwhile there was one...More

Thank Gini K
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3 December 2017|
Response from Steve S | Reviewed this property |
as far as I know they are open Mondays.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Gateway Park Dr, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2J9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: +1 519-653-3027
  • E-mail
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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