Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavour with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Italian fare and drinks at East Side Mario's in Mississauga.
With the menu as their tour guide, diners at East Side Mario's are taken on an Italian sojourn of the senses, visiting saucy mountains of pastas, vibrant fields of pizza, and scenic rivers of seafood. Diners can begin the flavourful bon voyage with the baked garlic shrimp ($9.49) or bruschetta for two ($7.99). Nine specialty pizzas such as the Hawaiian covered in bacon, pineapple, and ham ($9.99–$14.99) are kneaded by hand and tanned a golden hue in a stone oven. A choice of seven sandwiches, including the Tuscan turkey club ($10.99), keeps lunchers lingering, and 11 entree classics such as the linguine chicken tetrazzini keep patrons' fork-twirling prowess sharp ($15.99). Guests may also quell hunger rebellions with a hearty 8-ounce new york striploin ($18.99) prepared from Canada AAA beef and aged for at least 21 days or until it's tall enough to ride a roller coaster. Empty right legs can also rest assured knowing that many of the restaurant's main dishes come with all-you-can-eat soup or salad and the signature garlic homeloaf.
East Side Mario's
Using authentic Italian and regional recipes, East Side Mario's chefs craft extensive menus filled with pastas, meat dishes, and kid-friendly food. Pizza kneaders hand-press and cattle-brand Sicilian-style thin-crust pizzas piled with toppings such as pepperoni, goat cheese, and caramelized onions before loading them into stone ovens to brown and crisp. Tortellini and ravioli pastas feature savoury fillings of braised beef or four-cheese blends, and the oven-baked lasagna boasts as many as 16 layers of noodles and bolognese-glazed sausage. The eatery also carries kid-friendly options in its Mini Mario's Meals, such as a kid-size chicken parmigiana and breaded triangles of mac ’n' cheese.
East Side Mario's staff fosters a family-friendly atmosphere, and its kitchens use fresh ingredients to concoct their edible Italian sonatas. Depending on the location, diners snuggle up to ample plates at cushioned booths or bistro tables arranged across tiled or hardwood floors surrounded by wood accents and framed vintage photos of approving Tuscan grandmothers.
3075 Argentia Rd.
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 8P7Get Directions