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Marechiaro's Italian Restaurant

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14120 Olde Highway 80, El Cajon, CA 92021
619-561-6580
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best authentic Italian food ever!

Marechairo's has been our family favorite ever since they opened. Good family business with nice atmosphere, excellent chefs and service. We don't go anywhere else for Italian food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Glenda P
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El Cajon, California
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El Cajon, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Marechairo's has been our family favorite ever since they opened. Good family business with nice atmosphere, excellent chefs and service. We don't go anywhere else for Italian food.

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Thank Glenda P
Northridge, CA
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They don't skimp on portions here-I ordered the chicken parmigiana dinner and it was so much I couldn't finish it all! This place reminds me of so many of the family owned Italian joints back east...so much great red sauce you'll never "forgetaboutit"!!

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Thank SBK91324
Orange, California, United States
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Meatballs are amazing - as was the lasagna, marinara, and spaghetti but get the ravioli - we had cheese ravioli and also the portabello mushroom ravioli and they were delicious! Service was great and we had a terrific time! We highly recommend!

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Thank DeAnn G
El Cajon, California
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my wife and I go there every 6 months or so and always have a fantastic meal with great wine and conversation. this is a local family owned business

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Thank Bradnvicki
San Diego, California
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is good - not great but good. I am always looking for Italian places that know how to put a good spin on the sauce. I have been to many that just add their special touch and make it fabulous, always wanting more. This did not do it for me. Don't get me wrong it was a very good... More 

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Thank Flyboy92021
El Cajon, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great food! The service was fast. The only negative, our car was broken into while we were having lunch. We were parked behind the restaurant during the day.

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Thank Teresa C
El Cajon, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We've eaten here before and it's always been satisfying but when I received a Baby Shower invite I was surprised. Turns out it's the perfect venue...large private room, plenty of space and time for socializing, games, opening presents and the FOOD! We were served green salad, garlic bread, two types of pizza, and plenty of lasagna. This was along with... More 

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Thank Wanderlustsuzy
Las Vegas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This restaurant has been a staple in El Cajon for a long time. It is always fun to celebrate a special occasion there.

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Thank Caryl B
San Diego, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place is great. Simply put -- great food, excellent service, and affordable price. It's located in a small shopping area of the main street. Parking is located in the back. They even have a banquet area for larger families and special occasions.

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Thank Frank W
East Providence, Rhode Island
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

after reading reviews from trip advisor tried it and the pizza was great. Got one with tons of good stuff on it and could not finish it -took the rest home. Very popular place, family place-try it!

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Thank geraldn76

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14120 Olde Highway 80, El Cajon, CA 92021
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: 619-561-6580

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 19
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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