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Bongiovanni's Italian Restaurant

15244 Olde Highway 80, El Cajon, CA 92021-2405
619-443-8455
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Ranked #14 of 288 restaurants in El Cajon
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Mar 4, 2014
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English first
Descanso, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant since spring of 1982. It is great for couples or families. When our boysboys and their families come to visit, they always want to go to Bongiovanni's. It is not expensive. They have a large variety of items on the menu. Mr. & Mrs. B opened it originally. Mr. B died a couple... More

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Oceanside
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

My husband, daughter and I went to Bongiovanni's tonight for dinner. My husband ordered lasagna, my daughter ordered caneloni, and I ordered spaghetti. We all agreed that there was something missing from the sauce. Maybe seasoning? My spaghetti was swimming in water so much that the sauce was more like soup. We asked for some crushed garlic to add to... More

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Montana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Loved the lasagna. Did not like the pickled vegetables in the salad, my hubby loved the salad. personal preference here. Ambience very nice. Service was great.

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San Antonio, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here while passing through at lunch time on a Sunday. We had a hard time deciding on something from the menu - everyone wanted something different...when waitress came she suggested the "family special". It included a salad, bread, pasta and a one topping pizza. It was perfect, everyone got something they wanted! The pizza was amazing!! Homemade and delicious!... More

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Peoria, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I was in the area for several months. Bongiovanni's was a great place to go for a meal. Very friendly staff and good food.

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Fresno, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Excellent food and service. Everything was fresh and hot. We had the chicken salad, bonjie burger and pepperoni pizza. The atmosphere was charming. Everything was served in a timely manner and piping hot. Will definitely be going back!

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

I loved the pizza, came out quick and the service was really quick. The other Italian food they were carrying around to the other customers looked amazing as well. Cute hostess too.

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Calfornia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

When I miss pressed wood paneling, and vinyl seats, I go here. It is not that they tried to make it so, it is just that they havent changed it, and I like that. The salad was good and the portions were enough to take some home. It is on the way to mountains, just off Hwy 8, a bit... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

There is nothing to dislike about this restaurant. For 23 dollars(including tax) I got a freshly made Caesar Salad, a large portion of Italian Olives and Bread, Caprice Salad(Mozzarella slices and Tomato slices) with 5 slices of each, a huge portion of seafood cappellini, and bottomless iced tea. It was way too much to finish there. Everything was well prepared... More

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San Diego, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

We have been going to Bongi's for 20+ years and always get the same thing ... Pizza - "The Works" with lots of fresh garlic and an Antipasta salad! Everything that comes out of their kitchen looks wonderful and their prices are very fair ... Definitely our favorite Pizza place!

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