East Side Mario's

★★★★☆
  • 4771 Candlewood St

    Lakewood, CA 90712

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  • 562-630-7600

About East Side Mario's

Hours
Mon-Sun: 11am-10pm

Food

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By far our favorite restaurant! You could never go wrong with Mario's! They have huge portions, so remember to go with an appetite! They have delicious food and great service. Every time we go we try a new dish, and so far everything has been MMMM, Yummy!! And If you are too full when you walk out, there is a mall across the street where you can walk it off! I recommend Mario's 100%!!!!!

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By far our favorite restaurant! You could never go wrong with Mario's! They have huge portions, so remember to go with an appetite! They have delicious food and great service. Every time we go we try a new dish, and so far everything has been MMMM, Yummy!! And If you are too full when you walk out, there is a mall across the street where you can walk it off! I recommend Mario's 100%!!!!!

Pros: Great Food and Service

Cons: Maybe.... The Parking Sometimes?

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I have been going there for 5 years and it is still me favorite resturant the service is great the food is great and the setting is great as well never had a bad experience with the food or anything I love it.

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★★★★★

I have been going there for 5 years and it is still me favorite resturant the service is great the food is great and the setting is great as well never had a bad experience with the food or anything I love it.

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East Side Mario's is an awesome place to eat and hang out. Their Happy Hour is absolutely amazing. They have half price drinks and happy hour is everyday. They also have incredibly inexpensive appetizers during happy hour. In the restaurant, all of the portions are huge and most come with all you can eat salad (or soup) and bread.The desserts are delicious, especially the bread pudding and their giant chocolate chip cookie topped with ice cream.They also have a wonderful Sunday brunch that is very affordable.They even do catering. They catered my graduation party and the food was delicious.

4
★★★★☆

East Side Mario's is an awesome place to eat and hang out. Their Happy Hour is absolutely amazing. They have half price drinks and happy hour is everyday. They also have incredibly inexpensive appetizers during happy hour. In the restaurant, all of the portions are huge and most come with all you can eat salad (or soup) and bread.The desserts are delicious, especially the bread pudding and their giant chocolate chip cookie topped with ice cream.They also have a wonderful Sunday brunch that is very affordable.They even do catering. They catered my graduation party and the food was delicious.

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Good food and friendly environment! Also, the price isn't bad for the amount of food you receive. Great place to take family and friends. It's a across the street from the mall so if your starving you should stop by and try it out!

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★★★☆☆

Good food and friendly environment! Also, the price isn't bad for the amount of food you receive. Great place to take family and friends. It's a across the street from the mall so if your starving you should stop by and try it out!

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We recenty got some great coupons in the meal, for 4 people to eat for less than $20. It was pizza and salad, and would have fed more than 4 people! The food was fresh. Our pizza was incorrect the first time, but they immediately fixed it and the manager was very friendly. I would recommend going there again. They do get busy though!

4
★★★★☆

We recenty got some great coupons in the meal, for 4 people to eat for less than $20. It was pizza and salad, and would have fed more than 4 people! The food was fresh. Our pizza was incorrect the first time, but they immediately fixed it and the manager was very friendly. I would recommend going there again. They do get busy though!

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East Side Mario's has the best Italian Wedding soup you hav ever tasted and they will bring you all you can eat. They have so many items that are delicious on their menu I can't list them all! The sunday brunch is unmatched anywhere. You will be full for days!

5
★★★★★

East Side Mario's has the best Italian Wedding soup you hav ever tasted and they will bring you all you can eat. They have so many items that are delicious on their menu I can't list them all! The sunday brunch is unmatched anywhere. You will be full for days!

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Eastside Mario's is a great place to relax and eat. The value is great, huge portions and reasonable prices, you also get bread with all meals and endless salad with entrees. Beverages stay full. The service is also great. Ordering is quick, even when it is busy, and everyone is polite. I recommend the "Artichoke Chicken Penne." This dish is full of artichike hearts, mushrooms and a whole chiken breast (get it grilled) served with an alfredo sauce. Great after a 5 or 10K or long bike ride. This establisment can sometimes be busy and may have a wait (nobody hates a wait more than I do) be patient, you will be glad you waited.

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★★★★★

Eastside Mario's is a great place to relax and eat. The value is great, huge portions and reasonable prices, you also get bread with all meals and endless salad with entrees. Beverages stay full. The service is also great. Ordering is quick, even when it is busy, and everyone is polite. I recommend the "Artichoke Chicken Penne." This dish is full of artichike hearts, mushrooms and a whole chiken breast (get it grilled) served with an alfredo sauce. Great after a 5 or 10K or long bike ride. This establisment can sometimes be busy and may have a wait (nobody hates a wait more than I do) be patient, you will be glad you waited.

Pros: Food quality, quantity, value and overall service.

Cons: The rare event when there is a wait. Usually not bad though.

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Mario's has a very NYC-college feel to the restaurant. The service is friendly and welcoming. We've gone there late a few times too, and we didn't get any attitude from the servers, unlike some places where they try and hide their annoyance for those "last-minute" customers! The food YUMMY. The portions are huge! I can never finish and always doggy bag for lunch the next day. Some of the dishes can be very oily and the tomato sauce really tangy though - but that's just when I"m not in the mood for either. I love their eggplant dish, but this is also oily too. Maybe that's why it tastes so good!

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★★★☆☆

Mario's has a very NYC-college feel to the restaurant. The service is friendly and welcoming. We've gone there late a few times too, and we didn't get any attitude from the servers, unlike some places where they try and hide their annoyance for those "last-minute" customers! The food YUMMY. The portions are huge! I can never finish and always doggy bag for lunch the next day. Some of the dishes can be very oily and the tomato sauce really tangy though - but that's just when I"m not in the mood for either. I love their eggplant dish, but this is also oily too. Maybe that's why it tastes so good!

Pros: Service, large portions

Cons: nothing - unless you count the large portions that I can never finish!

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I live in the city of Lakewood, not too far from Mario's. The day I got married, my husband and I had dinner there and it was wonderful. The servers go out of their way to make you feel at home and they are very attentive. Their prices are also very reasonable. Z.H.

5
★★★★★

I live in the city of Lakewood, not too far from Mario's. The day I got married, my husband and I had dinner there and it was wonderful. The servers go out of their way to make you feel at home and they are very attentive. Their prices are also very reasonable. Z.H.

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I did a review a few years ago in 2006 and it is now 2008 (even though it doesn't change the date on the review) and had to change it from 5 stars to 2 stars. I've been going to East Side Marios since it opened in 1998. It was my favorite restaurant for many years. But in the last couple of years, it began declining and I chalked it up to just "one of those days". My husband and I realized that the last few times we went, the food got worse and worse- and I always order the same dishes so I noticed the slip in quality. The shrimp scampi dish is ridiculously oily now, as is the chicken tettrazini. Don't even think about taking that stuff home and reheating it because its just gross how oily it is. The service has always been a bit slow due to its popularity but even when its not crowded, the service is still rather slow. I loved their huge brownie sunday that they would give you on your bday- it was a warm soft browny with ice cream and lots of whipped cream and all the hot fudge you wanted (you told them when to stop pouring), and now they give you this brownie that was frozen with a scoop of ice cream- sorry but when you are used to getting the other, the latter is a let down. The whole thing was just more and more disappointing- I think even there garlic bread was a let down! We decided not to go to East Side Marios for a very long time and hopefully when ever we do go back, its more like it was in the old days.

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★★☆☆☆

I did a review a few years ago in 2006 and it is now 2008 (even though it doesn't change the date on the review) and had to change it from 5 stars to 2 stars. I've been going to East Side Marios since it opened in 1998. It was my favorite restaurant for many years. But in the last couple of years, it began declining and I chalked it up to just "one of those days". My husband and I realized that the last few times we went, the food got worse and worse- and I always order the same dishes so I noticed the slip in quality. The shrimp scampi dish is ridiculously oily now, as is the chicken tettrazini. Don't even think about taking that stuff home and reheating it because its just gross how oily it is. The service has always been a bit slow due to its popularity but even when its not crowded, the service is still rather slow. I loved their huge brownie sunday that they would give you on your bday- it was a warm soft browny with ice cream and lots of whipped cream and all the hot fudge you wanted (you told them when to stop pouring), and now they give you this brownie that was frozen with a scoop of ice cream- sorry but when you are used to getting the other, the latter is a let down. The whole thing was just more and more disappointing- I think even there garlic bread was a let down! We decided not to go to East Side Marios for a very long time and hopefully when ever we do go back, its more like it was in the old days.

Pros: Large portions, fun decorations

Cons: The food isn't spectacular anymore, very crowded, slow service.

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East Side Marios has great authentic Italian Food. The garlic bread that they serve you while you are waiting for your meal is absolutely delicious. They have all kinds of pasta but the Lasagna is my favorite. They also have real italian music playing in the background for a romantic setting to the whole thing.

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★★★★★

East Side Marios has great authentic Italian Food. The garlic bread that they serve you while you are waiting for your meal is absolutely delicious. They have all kinds of pasta but the Lasagna is my favorite. They also have real italian music playing in the background for a romantic setting to the whole thing.

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East Side Mario's is an all around great Italian restaurant. You pretty much can't go wrong with any item you choose to eat. Everything is very good. The service is excellent and our server made us feel very welcome.

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East Side Mario's is an all around great Italian restaurant. You pretty much can't go wrong with any item you choose to eat. Everything is very good. The service is excellent and our server made us feel very welcome.

Pros: Service, Great Food, Inexpensive

Cons: Parking

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East side mario's has the best italian food. Everything is flavorful and the pasta is cooked to perfection. As for my favorites, the alfredo sauce is rich and creamy, and they have a bread pudding to die for.

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★★★★★

East side mario's has the best italian food. Everything is flavorful and the pasta is cooked to perfection. As for my favorites, the alfredo sauce is rich and creamy, and they have a bread pudding to die for.

Pros: great food, great atmosphere, great service

Cons: crowded, full parking lot

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