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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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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I have a worst experience in this place. Their server are automatically enter the amount of tip I should pay. I would like to tip them according to their service but they did that by their own just make me really upset!

Thank Heine C
Sydney, Nova Scotia
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We love the atmosphere here, with or without children. Great food and love the all you can eat Caesar salad and bread!

Thank cathylovesthesun
Sydney, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I was never a big fan of Mario's, but it sure improved since the latest owner reopened it. The food is great, they got wonderful weekly specials and deals. The staff are very efficient and friendly. It has a nice atmosphere. I will be going back again very soon

Thank tarpondboy
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The food coming out of the kitchen was cold . This is my second time eating at this restaurant and I have to say soup and salad was not the case . Included they did not bring it to us.. They for got I guess we only got bread ..Paid 80. Plus tip For a cold supper NOT HAPPY! The... More 

Thank Jodie K
Gillis Point, Nova Scotia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 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
Reviewed 26 October 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
Reviewed 13 September 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 September 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
Reviewed 15 August 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
Reviewed 8 July 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 

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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
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?