East Side Mario's - North York

4.4
41 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
East Side Mario's in North York is located in Ontario, and is an all you can eat Italian family-oriented restaurant. Diners can order online or enjoy food in the restaurantÕs friendly and casual atmosphere.

East Side Mario's menus are extensive, offering pizza and lunch specials. The restaurant also offers a kidÕs menu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 41 people are saying
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Rachel
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

We sat on the patio and there were heaters, so that kept us warm and toasty. I noticed the staff cleaning and sanitizing the tables after each use. The food arrived hot and tasty.

My only complaint would be that the washrooms were filthy. Perhaps because of outdoor dining only they were hoping patrons would not use the washroom. But after being closed due to lockdown for 6 months, it seemed that the washrooms were not touched fo that long. The floors were sticky and the stalls dirty. I'm sure they had a hard time finding staff on such short notice but still bathrooms were gross.

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ARLYNEW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a regular and love the patio at the particular ESM that I go to....so covid or no covid, I recommend the restaurant.....love those cushioned seats with the large coffee table.

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Iris
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. The kids love it and beg to go every week!

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Iris
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service but I wish they still have the toonie Tuesday for kids.

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RozJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The AYCE soup or pasta + loaf is the best. Of course ESM is famously known for their pastas and pizzas, yummy! It's a place of choice for a casual, work week night out with fam and friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was accommodating, Our waitress was awesome, friendly helped with Decisions on What to eat.

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PennyE
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food great patio good service
Great support of all the c o vid protection
Very impressed
We will be back
But how about a fish option...sole or halibut or trout
We don't eat seafood and meat

Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was patient with the covid changes and made us feel safe and welcomed!

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CarolineA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We booked this for my daughter’s 12th Bday and all worked out beautifully!

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vipPPirouzi
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and Staff. Very attentive and professional

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing people, thanks for a wonderful evening

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Well after everything as of late, we were just wanting to get back to some familiarity. And eating out having some drinks on the patio sure sounds familiar. Three friends all essential workers finally a place to go and some time off. So we decided on East Side Mario’s. Made the 10pm reservation and shortly thereafter headed to the restaurant. Only to be rudely greeted and lied to. First we’re closed and we’ve or “they have tried to contact you”. Well no I had not missed a call a text or an email. So first mistake was having a 10 Pm time slot. Who’s mistake? Not sure but the way we were embarrassed by the waitress but apparently she knew we were the mistake reservation. If this was known let us sit for a drink a least. Many people on the patio. So at this point very unimpressed with both open table and east side Mario’s north York.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First time eating here. The servers were very polite. The frozen sangria was delicious and so was the bread. I ordered the chicken parm and while it wasn't bad it also wasn't the best I've had.

The calamari was ok, I would avoid the carbonara pasta but the pasta with the mushrooms and chicken was delicious. Not sure yet if I will be going back.

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vipPerfectday
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Very loud in the restaurant. And too bright. Server
Was great but the food was SLOW.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service and food was good.

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Pico
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The spaghetti bolognaise I ordered did not have enough sauce and I had to ask for more. Same for my sister in-laws Rose sauce and my husband and nephews chicken parm pasta. It was not good tasting at all. Sad because it was not a busy night. There were 8 of us in total on March 6. Waitress was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated quick! Quick service! Great food!

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Blue
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ooo badda boom badda bing. My granddaughter picked it.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Classic chain dining. Fun night with friends.

PB
PatrickB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Good value for a family.

DB
DavidB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was great. Talia and Ori did a great job of handling 38 people

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was tasty. Waitress was sincere in a sense that she admitted they were understaffed as more people came this Tuesday than usual. Too long of a wait...

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NicoleC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

There was unexpected live music two feet from our table, which ruined our chance to speak to one another which is why we go to dinner. It was way too loud and wish we would have known about it before making the reservation so we could have picked another place. Waitresses and food were good, but our experience was ruined by the loud live music.

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John
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server is very attentive and make good suggestion

DB
vipDavidB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The serving staff was friendly and accommodating and the food was great as always. It’s nice when they put on the leafs game and we can watch by the bar. The manager is friendly and stopped by our table for a chat

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vipDavidB
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was tasty and plentiful......service was a little slow as restaurant was packed. Will return!

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Abe7318
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Or good at all, made a reservation and we got there and they said they were closed, we showed them the confirmation and didn’t seem to care!

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OlgaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was very attentive. Very good service. Thank you

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Meldiner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Worst service ever. Took over an hour for our meal to come and the waitress forgot two meals. I had ljttle children with who were starving. Awful experience

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Staff was very nice

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Jeff189
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had been in years for various reasons. They have done a good job of sticking to their winning formula. We went on Mother's Day and despite the high volumes the staff remained positive and didn't push us. Good value for your $.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

There was No Salt or much Flavour in the Linguine Seafood pasta. And you can tell the squid was boiled in water by the flavour. Would not recommend this dish. They need to add more flavour in their sauces..

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vipBehzadR
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Really like the staff, I do not recommend their chicken pizza though ( it was falling apart).

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RICKH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The service was poor. All of our meals artived at different times. People were done eating before i received my salad. Should have been brought out togwther. Shrimp was missing from one persons salad. Water not topped up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Mediocre food, good service but the waitress seemed fake and had an annoyed attitude...

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I’ve eaten there before, this time was by my least favourite visit

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vipTorontoTorontoToronto1234
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised with the change in management at this ESM location. Not only they renovated the dining area, to make it more spacious and modern; it seems like the staff received some customer service training. Everyone was very polite and attentive. We had a great family dinner tonight :)

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Understaffed
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience2

It was the Thanksgiving holiday and I felt like the restaurant was understaffed. There was one server looking over more than 5 tables at one time. I had reservations for 6:30 for a table of 12 people and we were seated right away. We were just given bread, which quickly ran out, but we had no drinks or no greeting until 50 minutes after being seated. I felt our server’s frustration as she would came to our table a few times and kept telling us she will be with us in a few minutes, when really it took 50 minutes for her to be with us. When she finally got to us, she was rushing to get our orders down. Once we received our food, none of us felt that our food was satisfying. For example, we ordered a medium steak and it was cooked over well done. Many people in my party ordered a pasta but we felt that our pastas were very dry as there was not a lot of sauce on our food. We didn’t bother to tell our server as she was already busy herself. We were all very hungry and could not wait any longer for them to re-cook our meal. Unfortunately, I enjoyed eating the complimentary bread and salad more than my own food. I wouldn’t recommend going to East Side Mario’s to any of my friends or family during a holiday nor will I ever come myself.

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Unhappy
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Food had to be sent back multiple times by multiple people at our table. The broccoli was seriously cold on 3 of the plates, the amount of oil on some of the pasta dishes was crazy. Was also told they ran out of romaine lettuce so no more Cesar salads yet the other tables were still being served it all the way through.

FAQs

East Side Mario's - North York does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. East Side Mario's - North York also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 661-3963.

East Side Mario's - North York is rated 4.4 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.