When Eastside Mario's came to North Van we decided to give it a try. Many pubs and restaurants have occupied this space over the years, which offers an amazing view of the downtown Vancouver skyline.
What can I say about Eastside Mario's?
First of all: I am biased. As a runner and someone who is pretty picky about what they eat, a pasta place is not the best bet for me. We went with my mom and brother. The endless bread was good for my brother since he apparently had a hollow leg.
The service was good.
The decor was kitschy.
The food was average.
And they emblazoned the chain's name in etched glass on the windows which slightly obscures the view.
My partner and I went again to the pub side of the establishment, to watch a bit of hockey (obviously this was last year) to see if they could redeem themselves. The tv feed was spotty, the service was somewhat lacklustre and it seemed to be industry night or something as the pub contained a handful of twenty year olds drinking a lot.
Sorry. Just not my bag.
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