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Itsallin
10 Reviews
2011/12/20
  • Poor food quality, messy bar area, server was an...
  • 2.0 stars
  • Poor food quality, messy bar area, server was an adult lady but very preoccupied. Unhappy with the service. The one on mapleveiw drive is better

 
FrequentFlyer
7 Reviews
2009/08/29
  • I have to tell you, I am so sick of these online...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • I have to tell you, I am so sick of these online "restaurant critics" that do nothing but whine and complain, about EVERYTHING! If the truth be told, most of you are sitting there on the computer with nothing better to do with your lives. It gives you a sense of empowerment to be able to sit and type nasty things about the restaurants in Barrie. Also, I'm quite sure many of you fall under the term known in the restaurant industry as "scammers" ...... complain about your meal, or the service, and the company may reward you with a free coffee, a free dessert, or, if you make enough of a fuss, maybe your whole meal will be free. When in reality, there was ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH YOUR MEAL, or the service. Barrie seems to be overrun with a bunch of these whining, complaining, dishonest scammers. Bottom line? This is theft, plain and simple. Don't for one minute think that these restaurants do not know what you are doing. They can spot a scammer a mile away. But in the interest of customer service, the restaurant will do what they think is right. In my opinion, they should tell these people "two words" and give them the boot, never to return. But they'd probably just go file a lawsuit claiming that they were mistreated, and want monetary compensation. It is very sad that society has come down to this ..... these yo-yos wreck it for everyone in general.
    It is time you "critics" and scammers took control of yourselves and formed up some semblance of a life. What happened to just going out and enjoying a meal without all the whining, complaining, and scamming?
    Grow the hell up. It's people like this that is what's wrong with the restaurant industry presently.
    The sooner they quit with with this nonsense, and it is RAMPANT, the sooner this industry will be far better off. And, quite obviously, this goes for ALL the restaurants in the Barrie, not just this one.
    Sad.

  • Order: Dinner
 
2011/11/08

Recent Comment by: TBone2k

There is so much competition for fewer dollars now. So I'm surprised some places can get away with what they do and survive. Assuming the reviewer provides the facts of course.

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VEWILF
20 Reviews
2009/03/20
  • Like youd think an italian restaurant could pull...
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • Like youd think an italian restaurant could pull of making pasta...not here. Also attrocious service, unlimited soup and bread salad whatever but u need to tackle the waiter to get it, s soooo loud in there also. Anyways just brutal

  • Order: some weird pasta, hells kitchen chicken, "unlimited salad and bread" couple beers
 
2009/05/21

Recent Comment by: MYOB

not to be rude but east side marios hardly qualifies as an Italian Resturant...try Ninos or Mondos they make kick-a$$ pasta and the service is great.

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Lorna
2008/11/08
  • Great Food, Good Service, Nice Time
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • I thought the food was great and lots of it. The waitress was very busy, but also very attentive. I would love to go back tonight, a night out of the kitchen is always attractive, lol

  • Order: Chicken Parmesan, Veal, Salad, Hot Crab Dip
 
Sharon
2008/08/16
  • I was duped!
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 7
  • We were having a nice family dinner and I thought I ordered the unlimited salad,bread sticks and pasta....Well.when I ordered another bowl of pasta I found out when I got my bill that they no longer have unlimited pasta on FridaY!!!Could she have not told me that????Nice to rip customers off that do not make a ton of money and enjoy a dinner out once and a while...Plus service was kinda slow too...Will NOT be back here again!!Thanx for the bad experience....

  • Order: Linguini with meat sauce,salad and bread sticks
 
Anne
2008/03/10
  • I used to enjoy this restaurant, but lately the...
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 2
  • I used to enjoy this restaurant, but lately the service just seems to be getting worse. When we first arrived at the door, no one came to greet us and we were left standing there for a while. The manager was at the bar and looked at us a few times but never came over. Finally a server carrying a tray came by to see if we had been looked after. Our food came out fairly fast, but the server was unattentive. After the meals came out he never checked back to see if we were ok and we were left without cutlery for the longest time. I finally had to stand up and take cutlery from another table. When I told the server that I borrowed cutlery from the other table, he seemed annoyed. I didn't feel welcomed and I'm not sure if I'll give the restaurant another chance.

  • Order: Garlic Cheese bread, Cheese Sticks, Cheese Capelletti x2
 
Tammy
2008/02/09
  • Horrible service. Wait time excruciating only to...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • Horrible service. Wait time excruciating only to be followed by incompetence and attitude.

    Food was average.

    Had decided to try this place in person, as their delivery service is horrible. One time we waited and hour and 30 minutes and then called to find out the delay only to be told they lost the order and would require another hour to deliver, we passed. Second time, second chance, I called only to be told "we really are too busy for this right now..and..click!"

    I chalked it up to a bad employee having a bad night, so we went in person. Big mistake! Employees ignored us, we waited, and then we were treated like we were invisible. I had to get up myself and go to the bar and take the cheese grater and pepper and grab missing forks myself, only to be met with "rolling eyes" by the bartender.

    To the person who suggested watching "waiting", thats the most immature and ridiculous response I have read on this site.

    Cheers

  • Order: Cappelleti, calamari
 
Mike Small
2007/09/30
  • From what I can understand Wednesday night is...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 4
  • From what I can understand Wednesday night is staff night so don't expect much. The service is horrible because the server's are trying to finish so fast. We were at a tbale in the bar, but the bartender was so busy serving staff we were forgotten. The staff gets loud and drunk. Aren't there laws on overserving? The salad portions are getting smaller and smaller and the costs are getting higher. The food was good but smaller portions than before. The service is bad and it seems to get worse and worse with time. Won't be back until I hear they fixed things.

  • Order: Pasta, beer, salad.
 
Sharon H.
2007/09/16
  • My family and I went to ESM for my parent's 43'rd...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • My family and I went to ESM for my parent's 43'rd wedding anniversary dinner.We wanted good affordable food..Well,we were not disappointed at all.Everything was delicious.No one went away hungry or disappointed.The atmosphere was pleasent for a sat evening....the serever was excellent and attended to our every need.I can't remember his name but he did an outstanding job.
    Thank you all VERY MUCH!!It was awsome.

  • Order: Pasta,salad,garlic loaf,pizza.
 
Kevin
2007/05/27
  • Been to several ESM's, and they seem to all be...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • Been to several ESM's, and they seem to all be the same. Food is average at best, service is mediocre, and atmosphere is non-existent. Pasta was simple noodles and sauce, but was overcooked and bland. Definitely done with this chain.

  • Order: Salads, Pasta
 
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