I remember eating a their Pleasant Valley Parkway location. Salads were good, but there's 100 other Italian restaurants in the area, of course.
I remember the Providence location vividly (where the IHOP is now)! It was a great time visiting there. The Statue of Liberty out front and the inside to me as a kid was like in awe of the decor! There was a flashing beacon light I remember, a bridge, or a train. The waitstaff running around wishing someone a happy birthday!I remember getting the Italian wedding soup with the meatballs, fettuccine Alfredo, and the chocolate mousse. Way before I knew what chicken parmigiana was. By no means authentic but it was good for its time! I once remembered getting the Italian wedding soup and it being sooo spicy! My dad took a bite of it and even he was shocked! It was a big ball of black pepper in the soup. Someone in the kitchen was being funny.I remember being so sad when this location and the rest in the United States closed. It was probably my first experience with chain Italian restaurants as a kid. They’re all in Canada now where they’re originally from. I’ll have to visit again sometime since I think East Side Mario’s is like the Canadian version of Olive Garden in America LOL!