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East Side Mario's

££ - £££
Italian, American, Canadian
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101 Clarington Blvd, Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 4Z3, Canada
+1 905-697-3702
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Bowmanville, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place doesn't offer the bread and salad for all the meals like it used to, the menu doesn't have a good variety of dishes it's nothing like it used to be :(

Thank sinfuldelights
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Probably the worst meal I have ever had in a restaurant! Nothing else needs to be added Even after the manager reduced the bill by 50% it was still terrible!

Thank firstovr
Ottawa Canada
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Stopped here for lunch midafternoon with child's hockey team in town for the Clarington Applefest tournament. Front door staff seemed annoyed with our group and blonde lady actually sarcastically said, "you didn't think to call ahead?". Wish we had taken our hard earned money elsewhere. Food was terrible. Ordered the Parm chicken Sammy and it only came with the chicken,... More 

Thank lovethesun004
Bowmanville, Canada
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious Italian themed restaurant.Clean restaurant.Clean restrooms.Very friendly staff.Convenient location.

Thank conservativecanadian
Pickering, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The service was extremely slow. The water tasted like bleach. The Piada was dried and cold. The server took a while to serve us and no refills on salads or soups was offered.

Thank daisyr94
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91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner on a Saturday night. You can count on the Italian menu to satisfy. All you can eat garlic bread and salad is a plus. Service was not quick and restaurant was a bit dusty, but overall not a bad place to eat out.

Thank Andy M
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We went there as a group of nine and were not that impressed. They had sold out of all white wine- is that even a thing? There were also flies all over the restaurant which was off putting. My salmon was overcooked too. Some of the other meals were okay but nothing better than average.

1 Thank AmyRol
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

They have a great meal that is really enjoyed by us as my son and wife love it.we love the all you can eat fresh bread and butter and all you can eat soup with your meal,and it is all good.Never had a bad meal yet.Last time we were there had towait a bit and she forgot my son's main... More 

Thank elvisroy
Bowmanville, Canada
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is my fave at these chains however it seems to be hit and miss re temperature / portion size / flavour. I suppose in this industry re chain style restaurants the employee cycle is rather rapid ....keep trying 3 of 5.

Thank Andrew M
bowmanville, ontario
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Went to East Side Mario's for dinner tonight in Bowmanville and once again they were out of something-this time it was grated parmesan cheese and Gelatos for kids for dessert. The visits prior to tonight they have been out of cheese, Italian Wedding soup, Gelato, Caesar Salad Dressing and Tomato Soup at different times. This is unacceptable as management continues... More 

Thank nicnat44

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, American, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Clarington Blvd, Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 4Z3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Bowmanville
  • Phone Number: +1 905-697-3702
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?