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East Side Mario's - Halifax - Bayer's Lake, Halifax, NS

East Side Mario's - Halifax - Bayer's Lake

4.4
4.4
111 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to East Side Mario’s! We opened East Side Mario’s in 1987 to bring a little taste of Italy to our guests. Our goal was to bring you the hospitality and passion for great food that Italians are known for around the world – and have a little fun doing it. We’ve evolved over the years, but always with a focus on giving you delicious Italian meals at great value. Good times and great Italian meals…that’s East Side Mario’s.

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2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (902) 450-1311
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 111 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Child-Friendly

  • Nova Scotia

    Child-Friendly

111 Reviews
  1. LisaB

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was very nice. My meal was so so and she noticed it and gave it to me for free. However i did put in my notes that we were celebrating a birthday and it was not acknowledged

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food quantity for the price in 2024. Get so much food, also great atmosphere.

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  3. Stef

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, and value for money. Will return soon!

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  4. MichelleT

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was just amazing. Patient and super helpful and friendly Food excellent

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  5. ScottH

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Grear service noisy place wifes food was great Seafood linqueny my chicken parm was ok

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  6. SarahK

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was fantastic. The food is always good.

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  7. DonaldH

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good hot and not a long wait The server was above good.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. sair

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Please stop going always like a fish market Please stop going always like a fish market

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  9. VeeP

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food we ordered was not hot enough and the flat breads were almost burnt.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    I ordered the $10 pizza deal. I had signed up for the app and received a coupon for the free badda bings. Was told I can’t combine offers. Also have CAA discount that I couldn’t use. There was a kid in the next booth playing a video game with bells and sirens. It was very loud and annoying. I was over charged for one lemonade. Waitress was great. Very friendly.

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  11. Toxa

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had kid's birthday party for 10 and it was good. Not too expensive,good and friendly server

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  12. NSPipingPlover

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great. It's too noisy for people with any neurodivergence or stimuli sensitivities. Food is only ok - we each had a different meal and none of us LOVED our food. Overall quality of ingredients and cooking has gone down in the past few years. Salt is overly relied on for flavour. Texture is not optimal (soup, alfredo sauce, pasta was doughy). Quantity is fine but quality isn't great so that brings down the food value. I'm not excited to return to East Side Marios, but I likely will in a year or more.

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  13. Jain

    Atlantic Canada

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Brandon, our server, went above and beyond for us, while handling all his other tables. I haven’t received this level of service in years…let alone at a non-fussy, high end restaurant. The food was excellent, ambience great, pricing super. But our waiter made the whole meal amazing.

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  14. Steve

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and service was beyond excellent

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  15. DarleneH

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! Super impressed with our visit to this restaurant yesterday. The food was incredible, the server - fantastic, and reasonable prices. I highly recommend this East Side Mario's!

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  16. TanyaL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great, staff was very friendly. Food came to the table super fast. Everything was delicious.

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  17. Kehisha

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our service staff was wonderful. She helped make my birthday feel special.

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  18. KMW10111

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food good as always. Server was extremely rude and we could hear her talking about us. Yelling swear words across the restaurant and being very unprofessional.

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  19. LauraB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a party of 8 with a reservation. Experience was okay. Food tasted great but was cold for everyone at our table. A few drinks & meals came out wrong & had to be replaced. Service was acceptable.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was good but missed the birthday song and wheel which was partially why I picked this restaurant to celebrate. Food was delicious as usual.

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  21. TaniaL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Hostess was amazing! She’s a long term employee & it certainly shows. She’s a great assest

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  22. Cassandra

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing and super accommodating especially to the little people we had with us

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  23. SamD

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, prompt service. Been here for two different birthday dinners and they've never let us down.

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  24. BernadetteM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    There was good value for money. We were greeted pleasantly and seated right away. Our server was very attentive and refilled drinks as appropriate. The bill was delivered promptly and settled without any issue. We did not feel we were rushed out of the restaurant which was busy but not mobbed.

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  25. robertm

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were notified 2 hours before our meal that the restaurant was closed for repairs, TOO late to make other dining arrangements and avoid line ups. There was plenty of time during the day to do this as our table was booked well in advance. Not very professional in my mind. I lije East Side Mario’s but not the way this was handled.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We booked at rhe Halifax Bayers Lake location on open table and when we arrived at the restaurant there was a sign on the door saying it was closed for renovations (Aug 31 2023).
    East Side Mario's - Halifax - Bayer's LakeResponded on September 4, 2023
    Hi, Our hot water heater malfunctioned and we had to get it repaired. Food Safety and Sanitation is of the upmost importance to us and by health code we are not allowed to operate without a hot water supply. We tried to contact all reservations to give them an update as soon as we possibly could. We are sorry if we were not able to reach your party on time. Regards, Rod Dosman General Manager

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  27. HalifaxSailor

    Exclusive

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Service and amazing food. Will dine again for sure :D

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  28. timothy

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall good experience. It was busy therefore noise levels were extremely high. Self was smooth and quick. Our server was attentive.

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  29. MaryS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The servers were very good and the food came quickly but it was of bery poor quality

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  30. AshleeM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked for 10 of us for my sons 14th Birthday. It’s his absolute favourite restaurant and we all had a great experience

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  31. ConnyM

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is lacking in taste. Service was great. Even the ceasar was so watered down and full of ice. Didn’t even have the rim around the top.

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  32. Sparkyont

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was good, it appears a little dated could use a fresh'n up. The prices have gone up a lot

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  33. MattM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I will preface with we like East Side Mario's because it's quick and good for all of us. The price is becoming increasingly outrageous for pasta, however. And because I was with both of my kids, I went on Tuesday because kids eat for $2. The value just isn't there for $21.50 for an entree. Food was good and the service was excellent.

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  34. LornaM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was lovely and we had a good meal! Thank you 😊

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  35. ErikM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff quick getting meals out for large group

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  36. KatieM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our food, our server was amazing. We can’t wait to return!!

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  37. StephenH

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good,service was excellent,drinks were good overall good

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  38. JeanineK

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Sever was friendly and attentive, and I always appreciate someone who does not judge me for the amount of Parmesan I want on my pasta and salad lol. Lunch meals were a great value.

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  39. HeidiS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. Our server was wonderful and we were very well looked after on a busy evening.

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  40. JennAH

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an enjoyable time at East Side Mario’s. Delicious and friendly!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • 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

FAQs

East Side Mario's - Halifax - Bayer's Lake does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. East Side Mario's - Halifax - Bayer's Lake also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 450-1311.

East Side Mario's - Halifax - Bayer's Lake is rated 4.4 stars by 111 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for East Side Mario's - Halifax - Bayer's Lake

186 Chain Lake Dr, Halifax, NS B3S 1C5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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