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Bongiovanni's Italian Restaurant

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15244 Olde Highway 80, El Cajon, CA 92021-2405
619-443-8455
Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great pizza and pasta

I've been a fan of Bongiovanni's for years. I have to admit all I've ever had is take out pizza and they make some of the best pizza in the county unless you get into the "designer style" stuff and I am not a fan of the trendy. Bongiovanni's sauce is rich, tasty and has the right amount of herbs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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San Diego, CA
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El Cajon, CA
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Lousy service. Old and worn out interior. Watered-down sauces and cold entrees. We ordered baked zucchini as a starter and it was limp and swimming in watery oil. And that was the highlight of the meal....

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San Diego, CA
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been a fan of Bongiovanni's for years. I have to admit all I've ever had is take out pizza and they make some of the best pizza in the county unless you get into the "designer style" stuff and I am not a fan of the trendy. Bongiovanni's sauce is rich, tasty and has the right amount of herbs... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My husband and I went to dinner and I had eggplant parmesan and my husband had pizza. Honestly, everybody was super friendly, the service was fast and the food was really good. We brought half of the food back home because the serving was so large. We will definitely go back.

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el cajon, ca.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Being a local I've have been enjoying this restaurant for some 40+ years. We first went here when it was a very small " Mom's kitchen " type of place. Although remodeled since, the family still runs the place. The food is so good. Starting with the antipasto, the buttery shrimp and pasta and the best pizza I've had anywhere... More 

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Descanso, CA
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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
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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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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
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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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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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Additional Information about Bongiovanni's Italian Restaurant

Address: 15244 Olde Highway 80, El Cajon, CA 92021-2405
Phone Number: 619-443-8455
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15244 Olde Highway 80, El Cajon, CA 92021-2405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: 619-443-8455

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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