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Antonelli's Deli

Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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1354 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-1620
619-440-8460
Today
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always fresh and delicious

These sandwiches are more than ample for the average eater. The establisnment is rather small, but the quality of the food easily out weighs that minor inconvenience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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El Cajon
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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El Cajon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

These sandwiches are more than ample for the average eater. The establisnment is rather small, but the quality of the food easily out weighs that minor inconvenience.

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San Diego, California
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151 reviews 151 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This place is so good. So very, very good. Everything is fresh, tasty, and they give you great value for your money. If you're planning on going around lunch time, the locals know and frequent this deli a lot, so call ahead and order from their online menu - it will save you a lot of time, even if you... More 

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El Cajon, CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Huge sandwiches and worth the wait. Big election and tons of choices...hot or cold. Try the chicken salad or sourdough or their tuna melt.

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Big Bear Lake, California
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407 reviews 407 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My wife and I were visiting the San Diego area and were catching a movie in the El Cajon area. We saw this place on TripAdvisor and decided to grab lunch here. It is just north of the Parkway Plaza Mall on Magnolia Avenue however, it is in an industrial area and is not easy to see at first as... More 

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Northridge, CA
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164 reviews 164 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I tried this place for lunch today and must say that I wasn't disappointed! My sandwich (#11) was huge and super good! Even at almost 2:00 the place was really busy! The only downside is that you've got to allow for them to make your order. Mine took almost 20 minutes but the wIt was worth it!!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

The food is so good! I've been going here for years. The food is always amazing. Never got anything I didn't love.

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Senior Contributor
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you are hungry and enjoy deli sandwiches, then this is the place to go. Would definitely call ahead if you are in a hurry because it gets packed quickly. Everything is delicious here ...definitely one of my favorite spots.

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El Cajon, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Ya like Sandwich's.??? Try Antonellis Deli. The sandwich's are out of this world. But don't go during lunch hour, the line is LONG.. But it is worth the wait. They have some tables inside and a few on the outside which are always packed. The sandwich's are HUGE, packed with the stuffing that you order. The Best Ever... If you... More 

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El Cajon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Anthonelli's makes the biggest, baddest sandwiches in East County! If you are a sandwich/Deli fan, this is the place to go. The waits are long, so phone ahead if you can. They have a large selection of sandwiches, along with sides and some great desserts too. You can't miss with anything from this place. Lunch times are super busy, though,... More 

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San Diego, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you are looking for a great, not just good, freshly made sandwich then this is the place! Be prepared to wait in line during lunch hours as others have figured it out too. I hate places that only put a few slices of meat and then charge you $7. Not here - piled up nice and high the way... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1354 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-1620
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: 619-440-8460

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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