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East Side Mario's

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4771 Candlewood St, Lakewood, CA 90712-1830
+1 562-630-7600
09:30 - 22:00
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Sun 09:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Bellflower, California
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a special dinner. Choice of soup or salad, choice of type of pasta and choice of sauce for only $9.99.

Thank barbcatw
Long Beach, California
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chicken tetrazini was great, enough for two. Great the next day. Good salad too. Also has food to go. Always good.

Thank 75barry
Lakewood, California, United States
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162 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I live right by East Side Mario's and interestingly never considered it for Italian food. I thought this is just another Olive Garden. To my surprise, I was wrong. The service can improve at this location, seems like they're not too excited, but hey it wasn't bad. The food however, was very good. The italian bread is super tasty, we... More 

Thank JesseGuzman86
Lakewood, United States
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I LOVE the ambiance here as much as the food. It's really cute! Makes me want to book a flight to Italy right now! Great place for a casual date as well as larger parties. My favorite meal is the chopped Italian salad. The ingredients don't seem to be consistent. The last time I had it, it wasn't as good... More 

Thank Deborah C
Visalia, California, United States
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

The menu described everything so wonderfully that I couldn't decide so I ordered the Papa's Parmigiana Trio Sampler of lasagna, chicken Parmigiana, and fettuccine Alfredo. I thought I would get to try a little of each and couldn't go wrong. Surprisingly, they got each dish wrong. The chicken was dry and deep-fried covered in an overly tangy sauce. The fettuccini... More 

Thank Ollie559
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

What happened to East Side Mario's? We have been going there since it opened in 1998. It was always our favorite Italian restaurant. But, after this evening, maybe not. The food has changed dramatically. The Italian Wedding soup was thick and full of chopped carrots and pasta. It tasted nothing like it did before. My husband couldn't eat it. The... More 

Thank DDpeaches522
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258 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

This is such a great secret as to how extensive this Sunday brunch is. I like to take friends for a surprise brunch because there is everything under the sun and the price is really good. The full pasta bar, pizza, turkey, prime rib, ham, full salad bar, build your own omelette bar and a lot of other surprises. Eggs... More 

Thank swimdiva
Fullerton, California
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

We have eaten here frequently and always enjoy the food. I am a Vegetarian, so this is a great place for options. All are good. The staff is kind and very polite. I would recommend them.

Thank apclegg
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

when we visit our family here in Lakewood, this is a Thursday night event!!! the bottomless salad is yummy and the meal is always superb!!!!

Thank Madelyn L
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

I have been to Mario's many times. I've never been disappointed with the service or the food. You definitely get what you pay for, the servers are nice and friendly and the food is hot and cooked well it's all good. By the way they have a pretty nice happy hour.

Thank Karen M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4771 Candlewood St, Lakewood, CA 90712-1830
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lakewood
  • Phone Number: +1 562-630-7600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?