Our Story

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Welcome to East Side Mario’s!

In the Beginning

We opened East Side Mario’s in 1987 to bring a bit of Little Italy to our guests. We wanted to show 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 meals…that’s East Side Mario’s.

Our Commitment

Come empty, leave full! We are committed to creating dining experiences for our guests that capture the youthful and fun expression of today’s Italian lifestyle. We are the Home of All You Can Eat, delivering great value to our guests with all you can eat pastas, soup or salad, and garlic homeloaf. And, we deliver amore in everything we do!

Family First

If you know Italians, you know that family comes first. At East Side Mario’s, your family is our family! Most of our restaurants are family-owned and operated, and everything we do in our restaurants is to create a better experience for you, our extended family. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or just a family dinner out, we know that you come to East Side Mario’s to make your occasion special, and we work hard to exceed your expectations.

Giving Back

Our commitment to the communities we serve extends far beyond the table. In the past we have supported numerous charitable efforts that make a difference in the lives of our extended family. In the past we have been corporate Sponsors of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and the national family restaurant sponsor of the CIBC “Run for the Cure”. We have also provided corporate sponsorship of Camp Oochigeas which provides summer camp experiences for kids with cancer.

Become Part of Our Family!

Never been to East Side Mario’s? No problem…we’re always looking to add to our family. If you’ve been to East Side Mario’s in the past, you’re already family, but maybe it’s time to catch up. Either way, we can’t wait to see you!