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East Side Mario's

$$ - $$$Italian, Pizza,
135 Gateway Park Dr, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2J9, Canada
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor22%
  • Terrible35%
Travellers talk about
“spaghetti” (5 reviews)
“soup salad” (2 reviews)
“house salad” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Canadian
$$ - $$$
135 Gateway Park Dr, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2J9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I hadn't seen my friend is over 2 years and we finally were able to get together and to for dinner. We decided this location because it was close and usually the food is great! Unfourntally today that wasn't the case! We got seated right...More

Thank Michele G
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Service was very slow .we were seated within 5 minutes but sat there for at lest 15 minutes for a waitress came & took our order. We place our order to start with a garden salad with double salad dressing on it & my wife...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Went for dinner with my son. Figured we would get in early to avoid the crown. there were only 5 tables seated . Waitress was nice enough and took order immediately . Caesar salad had no flavour and maybe 3 pieces of bacon. It took...More

Thank kimmilil
Reviewed 30 July 2017

My husband and I eat here every couple months because you get a lot for a good price. I have had almost everything on the menu. Some dishes are fairly good, some are awful. Stay away from the stuffed pizza and the spaghetti. Horrendous. The...More

Thank Corinne B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I suppose pasta dishes are hard to screw up but here they are absolutely identical time after time. Nice to know you are going to get what you expect each time.

Thank Sythe114
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Wanted to eat dinner near the movie theatre and hadn't been to East Side Mario's in many years. The whole restaurant was air conditioned to the max, so we asked to sit near the door, hoping to feel a bit of warmth. The garlic home...More

Thank Roxane B
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Very slow service for Saturday evening. Substitute bun on my burger (no reason given) forgot bacon and cheese, brown lettuce, dried up tomato on the side replaced - after asking. Condiments requested and carried under the server's arm clutched to her side. My friend ordered...More

Thank Kharismma
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I did, but it had been many years. I thought it was a chicken and rich pasta dish but boy was I wrong. It was chicken with sloppy vegetables and potatoes with a weak, bland, kind of annoying flavour. It reminded me of one of...More

Thank Scott P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Gateway Park Dr, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2J9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: 5196533027
  • 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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