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Marechiaro's Italian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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14120 Olde Highway 80, El Cajon, CA 92021-2823
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

This is a very good restaurant to eat at, during the weekday. It is very hard to find a parking spot at night or on the weekend. The food is very good, and the piece of the lasagna is o.k. but could be a little bigger. The other dishes are very nice portions.

Thank carl j
El Cajon, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Homemade food and delicious, really worth the drive to east county for this place. Its a small place but very well organized.

Thank O6318CLireneb
El Cajon, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

My entire family has been going to this restaurant for years! Probably at least 25 years. It is an old style Italian restaurant that makes you feel like family when you walk in the door. You want the best pizza you've ever had and you want to have that feel good feeling go to this restaurant!

Thank BobnAnneontheroad47
Spring Valley, California
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Like Italian food? Their Flynn Springs location is one of my favorite places. Good food in abundance. Great, friendly service. Comfortable surroundings. I absolutely recommend this restaurant.

Thank Joe G
San Diego, California
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

For the third year in a row we made reservations for 45. We used their banquet room for our annual membership meeting (San Diego Festival Chorus). The food is always good and they are happy to bill us as individuals or couples. All their dishes are prepared according old family recipes but pizza seems to be a favorite among our... More 

Thank Stensafriend
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

hands down best pizza in San Diego although a little off the beaten path. service is fast and friendly. parking can be tricky but this is a nice Italian food resterant that won't break the bank. We have enjoyed almost everything on the menu and have never been disappointed.

Thank Teresa P
El Cajon, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I have been getting pizza from Marechiaro's for about 30 years. They have great pizza, and the rest of their food is good too.

Thank kkufa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

My family is always looking for new pizza to try and I like authentic Italian. We were introduced to this restaurant by family friends and keep returning for take out. We haven't eaten in the restaurant since the first time we visited, but its worth the longer drive for the great food. My kids love it!

Thank Nancy W
Alpine, California, United States
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

This is old school italian: Heavy gooey super cheesy large pizza's that will soak the box bottom with grease but sure tasty! Lasagne, spagetti and meatballs, garlic bread, antipasto salads and beer and wine too.

Thank Claire G
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Located off of Highway 8, the Lake Jennings exit. It is a family friendly restaurant with food choices for everyone. The servings are large and the prices reasonable. I chose the Antipasto - fortunately I selected the small one which turned out to be enough for three. Pasta choices have the homemade taste. Beer and wine are the adult drinks.... More 

Thank Cthrnfy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $19
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14120 Olde Highway 80, El Cajon, CA 92021-2823
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: 619-561-6580

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