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Mangia Bene Ristorante Italiano

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221 East Main Street, El Cajon, CA
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Used To Be Better

When we went here several years ago it was fairly crowded and the food was above average. When the city had events on Friday night in the summer you could sit outside and have a dinner seat for the music. But the last few times we have been here the crowd was small and the food was only OK.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2012
Bob N
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San Diego, California, United States
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El Cajon, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

First thing that was a tuirn off was a Wells/Ambrose Political sign. Being for someone else in the City race it isnt too smart to have any political signs at your front door. The waitress took 5 minutes before she came over to our table, we both had the spaghetti and meatballs. Sauce we so so Meatballs were a disappointment... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

When we went here several years ago it was fairly crowded and the food was above average. When the city had events on Friday night in the summer you could sit outside and have a dinner seat for the music. But the last few times we have been here the crowd was small and the food was only OK.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

We have been coming here every year during our annual visit. I cannot say enough about what a great experience it is consistently year after year. The quality and value of the food served is well above average, and the service is the best. We have had a number of dishes offered on the menu, and we have never had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 221 East Main Street, El Cajon, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?