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East Side Mario's

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1355 Kingston Road | Unit 102, Pickering, Ontario L1V 1B8, Canada
+1 905-839-5811
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Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

ESM is a favourite of my kids but I find the menu has changed and the quality is not as good as it used to be. Still, the kids do love the bread and all you can eat soup/salad option.

Thank traveleater2017
Pickering, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I frequent this restaurant at least 2x a month, sometimes 1 or 2 x more. Its our go to spot during the week. The owners Mike and Michelle are the Bomb!!! and the staff are always friendly and on point with their service. Thank u E.S.M's for giving my partner and I a place to call Home,... More 

Thank NadiaB40
Pickering, Canada
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always have to be very specific when I'm ordering. I also make sure the wait staff repeats my order. And I ALWAYS make them aware I need my food hot or I will send it back. This is not something a customer should have to do but in today's society, the low to mid-range range restaurants hire affordable staff... More 

Thank Nelin N N
Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Our server was great and that made the evening. Pastas were okay ( one came cold and had to be sent back ) but the salad was good and there was lots of it. I think it's overpriced for what you get.

Thank daningram
Oshawa, Canada
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is not a high end restaurant but it is a relaxing place to take a break while shopping. Server Gillian is awesome! Good service made it a very enjoyable lunch.

Thank lipant
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Dinner with the family on a busy night. Drinks were good and priced well. The food took for ever to come. I fell asleep waiting for the food. My kids were very hungry and cranky thank god for the free bread. Our waitress apologized a few times about the food not being out. When it finally did come out we... More 

Thank Sharon C
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

this is attached to the mall. we frequent this mall often even though we don't live in pickering. we have visited ESM on many occasion and the service was good. our recent few visits the service has really gone downhill. the staff seem uncoordinated,sloppy . They really don't seem to enjoy what they are doing. . some speak with a... More 

Thank peapod2000
Windsor, Canada
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Well this restaurant is really nothing to rave about in the sense that the wait people are either hating their jobs or are just lazy here. One girl spoke so fast it was impossible to get what she said and the other girl just was not friendly at all. I ordered the burger with cheese which was a greasy processed... More 

Thank windsorette
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Was here in October with a party of 6, 4 adults 2 kids. Was surprised that the portion size has decreased to what I would consider a lunch size. Asked the server about this and she said they had increased the size of the plates. I don't think so, all 4 adults found the portion size was noticeably smaller. One... More 

Thank Shar0nMac
Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

It was nothing crazy amazing. The server was nice but make a few errors - I ordered gluten free pasta and salad but she brought out salad with croutons on it - she also spilled parmesan all over my lap. The portion size is large so I brought most of it home. Just saw a linguine noodle in the leftovers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1355 Kingston Road | Unit 102, Pickering, Ontario L1V 1B8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Pickering
  • Phone Number: +1 905-839-5811
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?