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Bongiovanni's Italian Restaurant

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15244 Olde Highway 80, El Cajon, CA 92021-2405
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Alpine, California
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

What a lovely restaurant with a view of the mountains. The food is tasty and truly Italian. The waitresses always seem friendly and professional. The food is consistently flavorful and perfectly prepared. Take-out business seems to be brisk at dinnertime

Thank Joanne M
Alpine, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I don't quite know what they do wrong, but our pizza was so horrible that we left almost an entire pie at the restaurant. The ambiance feels dirty and disgusting.

Thank Melisa K
Alpine, California
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119 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We go there for lunch. they have a great lunch menu. you can split up items. order pizza by the slice, beer by the gallon ( just kidding). great for friends, family, business or special occasions. the food is so good. well worth the price. Did i say the food is so good.

Thank 1baggo
El Cajon, California
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We went there for lunch on Saturday (March 5th). We have been there several times for dinner and even for a birthday late afternoon luncheon. Had the Antipasto salad and "The Works" pizza. Delicious food, we took most of it home for dinner that night. Our favorite Italian place to eat.

Thank Christine S
San Diego, California
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

We'd eaten here several times, but had a very bad experience with rotten calamari and a very indifferent staff. Even after explaining that the fish had spoiled, the staff insisted it was good. I couldn't finish my meal, and we haven't been back since.

Thank Kate S
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138 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

I have stopped here many times only for lunch. Sandwiches pizza salads all have been fantastic. Service has always been great. Interior is nothing fantastic but who cares when the food rocks.

Thank Robert C
El Cajon, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

From the beautiful Mediterranean atmosphere to the excellent food all that came to the table was terrific.

1 Thank Michael C
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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126 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Lousy service. Old and worn out interior. Watered-down sauces and cold entrees. We ordered baked zucchini as a starter and it was limp and swimming in watery oil. And that was the highlight of the meal....

1 Thank Scott A
San Diego, CA
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been a fan of Bongiovanni's for years. I have to admit all I've ever had is take out pizza and they make some of the best pizza in the county unless you get into the "designer style" stuff and I am not a fan of the trendy. Bongiovanni's sauce is rich, tasty and has the right amount of herbs... More 

Thank TLCNate
San Diego, California
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My husband and I went to dinner and I had eggplant parmesan and my husband had pizza. Honestly, everybody was super friendly, the service was fast and the food was really good. We brought half of the food back home because the serving was so large. We will definitely go back.

Thank alannalight

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15244 Olde Highway 80, El Cajon, CA 92021-2405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: 619-443-8455

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