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East Side Mario's

$$ - $$$
Italian, Pizza, Canadian
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1389 Upper James St, Hamilton, Ontario L9K1B2, Canada
+1 905-574-3890
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Hamilton, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It has been about eight years since I last ate at an East Side Mario's. Now I remember why. Tonight I stopped by this Hamilton location for dinner. At the outset let me say that the service was abysmal and the food mediocre. I ordered the Bacon Carbonara with unlimited bread and ceasar salad. The bread never made it to... More 

Thank Malcolmius
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot believe it took me a little under 10 years until I finally found the chance to have dinner at this restaurant! It was certainly well worth the wait! My friend and I came on a busy night, so the hostess kindly asked us to wait at the bar. When we found a cozy booth to sit in, it... More 

Thank Jessica E
Grand Rapids, Canada
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and lots of "Hot Peppers" is the theme with their salad bowl service at the table. No shortage of great food and service.

Thank Tom F
Vegreville Alberta
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443 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We stopped by here for lunch mid-day prior to our flight home. This place was literally empty as it was three in the afternoon. We ended up sitting ourselves as no one came to the front to greet us. Our server Peyton did eventually spot us after about 5 minutes. Service was good. We ordered a Kids Cheese Bowties ($6.00),... More 

Thank firechief-JL
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We always have great service and food at this restaurant. My grandsons love this place. It is always very busy

Thank Brian A
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I personally love this restaurant. I normally go for the italian wedding soup and all you can eat pasta. Usually i get full just off the all you can eat soup and bread. My family each gas there favourites to. We usually go here for special occassions like burthdays

Thank Johnnie1972
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We were here for dinner, 4 adults & 1 child. My Canadian pizza was OK, but nothing to rave about. My wife's Basa fish was excellent, but the accompanying side of mixed vegetables was almost inedible due to excess salt. The other couple were also not impressed with their dishes. Our waitress was terrible and inattentive. My wife brought the... More 

Thank schmidklaus
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Horrible service. Called 20 minutes before arrival for wedding soup to go. Sat at the bar for half an hour and was basically ignored.

Thank Britney A
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had dinner after our golf game Service was very good . Didn't have to wait for the service or our dinner. Our waitress brought out our bread just after we ordered our food. I had the linguine chicken amatriciana and it was delicious. Would definitely recommend this.

Thank HipHop2008
Mount Hope, Canada
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was the second time trying this location, both times had to wait far too long at the front entrance before anyone came to welcome us. There are 2 armchairs in the entrance that a Thrift Store would not even want, ripped and dirty. We were seated at a booth with cracked upholstery, the window beside was filthy with spider... More 

Thank Arleen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1389 Upper James St, Hamilton, Ontario L9K1B2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-574-3890
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?