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Antonelli's Deli

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1354 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-1620
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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el cajon, ca.
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great sandwiches, fresh bread, great variety. Eat in or take it to go. But word to the wise, it gets very busy at lunch time so either call in or have a few extra minutes as it gets very busy at lunchtime. Parking is tough so park across the street. never more than a 1 minute walk.

Thank pepere24
San Diego, California
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love their Pastrami sandwich! It s so big I usually get two meals out of it. Pretty busy at lunch time so call it in or go a little bit off the regular lunch time rush hour or you'll never find a parking spot.

Thank Cheryl W
El Cajon
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been eating here for many years the bread is homemade and very delicious stuffed with lots of meat I personally like the number one which is the Italian torpedo all sandwiches are very large they have a 4 8 and 12 inch reasonably priced but beware don't try to go at lunch time or you will be in for... More 

Thank Daryl H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a crowd pleaser for our lunch time meetings. The sandwiches are delicious and ample size no one walks away hungry. Wide variety of sandwiches to choose from, 5 stars in our book!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
El Cajon, California
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

As far as the quality and food are concerned its a 5 star place as far as service its slow as molasses if you put your order in expect to wait 45 minutes even if their slow seems like they are doing catering at the same time so you think your getting in early when you are the 3rd one... More 

Thank Bradnvicki
Santee, United States
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Friendly service and some great variety of Deli sandwichs you will ever taste. The sandwichs are more than a meal

Thank Jan D
Weilerbach, Germany
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192 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Yum!! Double Yum!! Anytime DH or I visit San Diego area.. we make sure to include a trip (or two or three or ... ) to Antonelli's for a meal. Best EVER sandwiches!! I love their Reubens and this last visit, the counterman told us about the Pastrami Reuben they now offer... I'm in LOVE!! No matter which one you... More 

Thank HollyBerryElf
Oceanside, California
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Mr. Antonelli would come with his whole family into the VFW post when we hosted breakfast for our Veterans. He was always friendly, always approachable, always generous. I didn't know anything about him or his family... I just knew that when we were whipping up breakfast for the Veterans and family, he would be there beaming ear to ear and... More 

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El Cajon, California
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

I haven't been there in several years. My boss used to buy breakfast sandwiches for us at least 2 times a month or so. They were great. I loved them, sure beats McDonald's. 😁 My hubby and I went in October last year since I told him about it.

Thank Christine S
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

I absolutely LOVE the sandwiches from Antonelli's. They have such delicious food there. High quality ingredients are used. They are not stingy with portions either. The people are friendly. I highly recommend Antonelli's. It's kind of hidden off the road and parking is difficult if you go during the lunch hour, but it's worth finding and parking further away if... More 

Thank Karen E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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

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