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East Side Marios

$$ - $$$
Downtown Halifax
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1650 Bedford Row, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1T2, Canada
+1 902-422-7100
11:00 - 00:00
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All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Halifax, Canada
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for the first time since they open. I thought having to honk a horn to get someone to seat us was hilarious. Got a booth in the corner and was able to see all of the night life and loved it. Our server Tracey was awesome, although she was super busy being our waitress and bartender she was... More 

Thank Snovaaa34
Huntersville, North Carolina
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Yes it was Saturday evening, and yes they were busy, but it was a pretty poor experience. Burger overcooked to extinction, cold fries and it took 40 minutes from the time we ordered! Waitress said that take out orders had backed up the kitchen. Not what I want to hear when I am sitting here in the restaurant. In short,... More 

Thank curmudgeon555
Halifax, Canada
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592 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

If you're not familiar with the menu, this is an Italian restaurant with lots of pasta, Italian wedding soup, Caesar salad and a loaf of bread with each meal. They have the usual beer selections on tap. The decor is typical ESM. Lots of TV screens with the game on. Service is friendly and quick. It wasn't at all busy... More 

Thank tshep42
Chelmsford, United States
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We wanted to try Italian and found the food just ok. The bolo Pennie had minimal sauce and the make your own pasta was very bland. The service was fast and very friendly.

Thank Phil R
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The good: Service was very good; no complaints; attentive server. Sautéed basa fish was very good as was the accompanying vegetables. The bruschetta was tasty though the balsamic vinegar reduction drizzled on top was strangely sweet. The not so good: the garlic bread was really a white bread roll seasoned and heated with garlic oil. Would have preferred a good... More 

Thank Annapearl
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I decided to head over to Halifax and try out the new Eastside Mario's and there amazing patio..when we requested to sit outside they said the patio was closed and didn't open until 5:30. It was 4:30 on a Saturday and 25 degrees out! They were the only place where the patio was closed. Needless to say,... More 

Thank Mike V
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

While on vacation and after visiting several unique wonderful restaurants in Halifax, and Bedford we decided to venture over to Bayer's Lake. East Side's was our first choice! To start we were greeted by a very young hostess that could barely muster enough courage to say "Hi" (training required)! We were lead to a booth after a short wait. A... More 

Thank SusanRed
Halifax, Canada
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327 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

We were huge fans of the Dartmouth location,but our last visit here was less impressive. (They had run out of main menu items) They redeemed themselves this time. The lunch trio (soup,salad,bread) was perfect...service excellent. All the renovations are done and look great. New location opening soon in downtown Halifax - great! But,bring back a location in Dartmouth!!!

Thank Landrys05
Bridgewater, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We have been here once before and it was good, this trip wasn't so good. The service was the most disappointing on this visit and the food was off as well. Our meals were incorrect and the option offered was would we be ok with what we were served rather than re ordering? It was busy but the response was... More 

Thank sherrytravelsforbusi
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Family was staying in the area so we decided to eat supper at East Side Marios. We arrived and it was very busy (Sunday kids eat $2). We were greeted at the door promptly and advised it would be a 15 minute wait until we would be seated. We waited for a short time (~15 minutes) and were seated. The... More 

Thank Jarret M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Canadian, Pizza, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1650 Bedford Row, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1T2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-422-7100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?