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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 31
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hole in the wall Italian place well worth 5 stars.

The food was great, my co-workers and I went here to eat for lunch and most of us do not regret it. The food is delicious. We all got different things, but we mostly tried to stay with the lunch specials(great prices btw). The pepperoni pizza -4 stars- is very good, it has thick cheese they aren't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Gordie D
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The food was great, my co-workers and I went here to eat for lunch and most of us do not regret it. The food is delicious. We all got different things, but we mostly tried to stay with the lunch specials(great prices btw). The pepperoni pizza -4 stars- is very good, it has thick cheese they aren't holding anything back!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

I have been going to Marechiaro's since the late 60's! In high school we frequently visited on date night. As years twenty by, eating there became occasional as we moved around a bit! But I now frequent there for their hot,fresh and yummy buffet lunch.For about $10, you can have a lunch with salad, pastas that rotate. Pizza, and other... More 

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El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Been eating pizza here for years and years and it never disappoints. Best sauce, cheese and fresh ingredients. Please don't ever change your recipe!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have had the pleasure of going to Marechario"s since the original restaurant opened in 1955. They serve Italian comfort food that is always outstanding, along with great Pizzas. The family owner, Joe Brunetto, grew up in the families restaurant and still keeps a hands on approach. Go for a great experience.

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El Cajon, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

One of the best food and service in whole San Diego. We were with family celebration. The food was as home made , No short cut on neither food service or environment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Seriously I could just eat the meat sauce in a bowl. I've visited this restaurant a handful of times when I come over from Arizona. It is always better than expectations. The pizza is good, the pasta is good, and the service is good. Love this place and wish I could get Italian this good in Phoenix.

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El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Back in the 60's Marechiaro's was a great place for pizza after football games. Times have changed but the quality of the food here is still the best quality and great. Don't wait for football to take the family out for great Italian food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

I have gone here over twenty years. Same owner family business. Go at least once a week. Food is always good. Never been disappointed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

This place is great for groups, has great food and a nice atmosphere. I loved the lasagna. They also have good pizza. It's a great place to take friends, family, large groups or even a nice one on one date with that special someone. Another East County staple, mom and pop operation that's been around for decades.

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Lathrop, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Dinner for family of four was $70 and worth ever penny! Best lasagna & eggplant parm we've ever eaten. Large portions...2 of us had lunch the next day! My 11 & 15 yr old could have easily shared a entree. Service was good too.

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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
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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