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Marechiaro's Italian Restaurant

14120 Olde Highway 80, El Cajon, CA 92021
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Ranked #13 of 287 restaurants in El Cajon
Price range: $6 - $19
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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80% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Mesa, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Stayed in El Cajon this past weekend and I remembered this place from many years of visiting the San Diego area, but never stopped here, what a mistake. Their pasta is amazing, oh my gosh....the second night we decided to order a pizza, and I 've got to say, it was ok, not as good as the pasta. Will visit... More

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Alpine, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Food was fresh and delicious! server was beautiful and nice! atmosphere was good and we left very satisfied. We will be back soon.

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El Cajon, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I've been coming to Marechiaro's before they moved to their current locations. In the 60s' we'd phone order and have to pick up at their only location, Grossmont, La Mesa Area. There was no delivery then, but it was always worth the drive. I was just at the 2nd Street restaurant yesterday, the food and service was great, as always.... More

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My family and I have loved Marechiaro's ever since I was a child in the early 1970's. We used to dine at the 2nd St. location but since most of my family now lives in Lakeside, we go to the Olde Highway 80 location whenever I'm in town. It is a special treat! Great location; not so great parking. Wonderful... More

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El Cajon, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Our meal was ok Spaghetti and meatballs above average, small meatballs seesm to be the Norm in El Cajon. My wife and I both had left overs. We went to the car, before we even got in the car we remembered them, My wife went back in and the waitress said Im sorry we already threw them away. I mean... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

Chicken caesar salad, calamari sanwich or dinner are my favorites. I use to live close by and loved calling in an order to pick up on my way home. Always good quality. Downhome feel

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Indio, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We ate at Marechiaro's Italian Restaurant right off of Lake Jenny's Blvd & Interstate 8. Excellent food and wonderful service. We had a medium pizza (the works) and their seafood stew/soup. The pizza was excellent and so was the seafood. The restaurant was very busy. Only complaint if you want to call it one was there was not enough parking... More

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Lakeside, California, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

My wife and I simply rate this our most favorite restaurant of any kind and especially the best Italian restaurant in the San Diego area. Everything we ever order is always wonderful, the portions are more than ample for doggie-bags, the service is friendly and the atmosphere is quiet enough to talk without having to shout (something few restaurants can... More

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Chula Vista, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Nice Italian atmosphere, good Calamari sandwiches. The waitresses have a family feel that makes you comfortable as soon as you sit down. The owner stopped by the table to chat. Very nice.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

This place has been here longer than I have been alive. Super pizza, killer meatballs! You won't be disappointed.

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