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East Side Mario's

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4771 Candlewood St, Lakewood, CA 90712-1830
+1 562-630-7600
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 09:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lakewood, United States
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I LOVE the ambiance here as much as the food. It's really cute! Makes me want to book a flight to Italy right now! Great place for a casual date as well as larger parties. My favorite meal is the chopped Italian salad. The ingredients don't seem to be consistent. The last time I had it, it wasn't as good... More 

Thank Deborah C
Visalia, California, United States
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The menu described everything so wonderfully that I couldn't decide so I ordered the Papa's Parmigiana Trio Sampler of lasagna, chicken Parmigiana, and fettuccine Alfredo. I thought I would get to try a little of each and couldn't go wrong. Surprisingly, they got each dish wrong. The chicken was dry and deep-fried covered in an overly tangy sauce. The fettuccini... More 

Thank Ollie559
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

What happened to East Side Mario's? We have been going there since it opened in 1998. It was always our favorite Italian restaurant. But, after this evening, maybe not. The food has changed dramatically. The Italian Wedding soup was thick and full of chopped carrots and pasta. It tasted nothing like it did before. My husband couldn't eat it. The... More 

Thank DDpeaches522
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245 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

This is such a great secret as to how extensive this Sunday brunch is. I like to take friends for a surprise brunch because there is everything under the sun and the price is really good. The full pasta bar, pizza, turkey, prime rib, ham, full salad bar, build your own omelette bar and a lot of other surprises. Eggs... More 

Thank swimdiva
Fullerton, California
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

We have eaten here frequently and always enjoy the food. I am a Vegetarian, so this is a great place for options. All are good. The staff is kind and very polite. I would recommend them.

Thank apclegg
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

when we visit our family here in Lakewood, this is a Thursday night event!!! the bottomless salad is yummy and the meal is always superb!!!!

Thank Madelyn L
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

I have been to Mario's many times. I've never been disappointed with the service or the food. You definitely get what you pay for, the servers are nice and friendly and the food is hot and cooked well it's all good. By the way they have a pretty nice happy hour.

Thank Karen M
LA area
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

My husband and I went to the restaurant for a late lunch on a Saturday. The restaurant wasn't packed but we were still seated back near the kitchen so we were subjected to the pots and pans noise. We'd noticed as we parked that not only were they not picking-up the trash blown into their lot (or dropped by inconsiderate... More 

1 Thank Dawn M
Long Beach, California
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

The price is right, but I'm thinking I ate frozen pizza cooked in a Marios oven. The margaritas are from a machine. Really?

Thank Michelle B
Carson, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

The food was very good, and flavorful. I have visted 3-times already. I'm planning a family gathering next month and this where were going to EAT.

Thank Godrey S

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:30 - 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: 4771 Candlewood St, Lakewood, CA 90712-1830
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lakewood
  • Phone Number: +1 562-630-7600

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