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East Side Mario's

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180 Portugal Cove Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 2N2, Canada
+1 709-722-6900
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Churchill Falls, Canada
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the food here and the Resturant staff is great! Many of them are long time employees who really look after you. Large portions of food and free refills on a lot of items like soft drinks, salad and their awesome bread loaves.

Thank Mountainmax
Vancouver, Canada
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56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This Eastside Marios is probably the best one I've been to. Food - hot and fast prepared with care and attention. Very impressed. Service - fast and friendly, server was very knowledgable and attentive. Atmosphere - one of the nicer Eastside Marios ive seen. Very clean, no dust on the ceiling or ledges. Very unique place. Overall was well worth... More 

Thank Qritic
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Stayed at the Holiday Inn and ate at the restaurant on a daily basis, while travelling from Goose Bay to St. John's for doctor visits and hospital stays, for up to 3 weeks at a time. We were always greeted with a friendly smile and a hug when needed. She goes above and beyond to make the service as homely... More 

Thank germainemclean
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Bada boom Bada bing, East Side Mario's is a wonderful thing on Portugal Cove Road. The company mission at this restaurant is "to be the home of all you can eat", a brazen endeavor in this economy. In this day in age where companies are literally saying 'no' to value, East side Mario's stands in defiance, boldly serving unlimited bread... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Used to,love this place. Good food. Large portions. Fair prices. Not any more. Went there for dinner. Ordered lasagna. Portion was tiny considering it was almost twenty bucks. Cut into it ....it was filled with water. I learned that it was frozen and heated ... Clearly not long enough. Waitress offered to substitute. Ordered chicken fettichunni Alfredo. Portion was tiny..tiny...tiny.... More 

Thank Gerry W
Williams Lake, Canada
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I really wanted to like this restaurant because the service staff was so good but sadly they have been let down by the kitchen. The meals that we ate there over our one week stay ranged from very good to inedible (grossly undercooked). We spoke to the manager about the inconsistent quality and hope that this problem is fixed when... More 

Thank Bacchus56
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Came in on a business trip and had a meal portions are very very small for the price you pay. I asked for sauage slices on my meal and got 7 pieces and the cost was told to me after they added it im disappointed $3.99 plus tax for 7 small slices for sauage my fist time and last time... More 

Thank Jamie E
St. John's, Canada
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

A good place to go for happy hour, other than that the food and service is average, but I wouldn't expect anything better from a restaurant around by fortis. It used to be much better years ago when they used real bread real butter and Renée's Caesar salad dressing, all that is gone now because it's too cheap. However the... More 

Thank andrewlee709
Grand Falls Windsor, Canada
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went there with my son for dinner. The calamari were the worst i have ever had. They were small and flavourless. My entree was the italian version of a taco. Again apart from salt it was void of flavour. It was cool that they were showing 4 football games at once. But it wss annoying that the sound wss on... More 

Thank Snelly38
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I went there to order take out and for a beer while waiting there. The host told me that, I can order at the bar. There were only two persons on the bar, but it was not clean. There were three empty glass and dirt on the counter. Bar tender was not busy at all. She told me that she... More 

Thank Jayesh P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, International, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Portugal Cove Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 2N2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-722-6900
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?