Simple laziness has spurred many culinary inventions, including the sandwich, the blender, and the pizza, which was invented as a way to wheel heavy ingredients from place to place. Transport your palate with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare and drinks at East Side Mario’s Niagara Falls, located inside Four Points by Sheraton Fallsview Hotel.
The chefs at East Side Mario’s Niagara Falls cook a menu of classic and reinterpreted Italian dishes, prizing fresh ingredients and following authentic recipes. Diners can subdue hunger more effectively than devouring a macaroni sculpture with stalwarts such as the sausage-and-pepper penne ($17.99) or the 8-ounce new york strip trimmed from AAA beef and aged for at least 21 days ($24.99). A page of pastas includes four-cheese ravioli, stuffing red- and green-striped shells with parmesan, ricotta, pecorino romano, and fontina before adding roasted grape tomatoes ($19.99). Baked in a stone oven, Mario’s hand-pressed, Sicilian-style pizzas convey such combinations as split-roast chicken, bacon, green onion, and roasted red pepper atop pesto-alfredo sauce ($16.99 for regular size). Unlimited soup or salad and garlic loaf with each entree give solo guests ample supplies to build a dining partner out of bread.
East Side Mario's
A mere sandwich throw from Niagara Falls, East Side Mario's is found within the Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Fallsview Hotel, directly across the street from Fallsview Casino. Below elegant chandeliers, Mario's red and white checked tablecloths support grilled salmon, juicy steak, and Italian-imported pastas slathered in spicy arrabbiata or pesto alfredo. The doors of the kitchen part as servers emerge bearing Sicilian-style pizzas fresh from the sweltering interior of a stone oven.
Through the steam rising from Mario's all-you-can-eat garlic homeloaf, diners can peer at the framed mirrors hanging on gold walls. After enjoying wine or cocktails at Mario's polished wooden bar, guests can question servers about Four Points hotel accommodations or the strength needed to hurl a pizza across Niagara Falls and into the mouth of a waiting American.
6455 Fallsview Blvd.
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 3V9Get Directions