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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

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  • 8
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  • 2
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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
Most recent review
Had a great meal, looking out over a great sunset!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
alannalight
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San Diego, California
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13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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
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
2 helpful votes 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?