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Marechiaro's Italian Restaurant

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14120 Olde Highway 80, El Cajon, CA 92021-2823
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
El Cajon
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been eating here since we moved to Él Cajon over 40 years ago. Food is very good and the staff are friendly.

Thank Howard B
San Diego, Calilfornia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is excellent for their salad (best in town), garlic bread and pastas. So you can have a great meal here. Don't go here for meat dishes however, since there are few of those on the menu and they are not as well prepared as many other Italian restaurants in the area.

Thank Tom P
El Cajon, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Staff are great. Food is delicious and a good value. We'll keep coming back for both dine in and dine out.

Thank F S
Alpine, California
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Well seasoned/prepared Italian food with reasonable pricing. Well trained, experienced chefs working diligently to prepare excellent Italian food. The waiters/waitresses are friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is pleasant. The small restaurant does a great take out business as well. There is an extra room off to the side for larger parties. .

Thank Joanne M
El Cajon, California
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

They don' t take reservations for smaller parties for like 5. First come first serve. Saturdays are busy so adjust your wait time. The food is delicious, hot and fresh. Service is quick and courteous. Servers came back to our table several times to refill our beverages. Their lasagna is to die for! A 1/2 serving is plenty for a... More 

Thank nanabouc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $19
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings
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?