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Grasso's Italian Restaurant

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1902 W Main St, El Centro, CA 92243-2165
760-352-4635
Tuesday
Closed
Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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El Centro, California
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

The locals seem to like it but I didn't care for the dirty place. There was even a roach on the drapes. We won't be going back there again.

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Yuma, Arizona
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This family owned business will knock you off your feet with their Italian dishes. They also serve the best fried gizzards and fried hearts this side of the Missippi River. They have a small but professional and attention to detail staff. They make you feel at home no matter who you are.

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Thank revjap3
Utah
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

My Gosh, I have never seen such huge servings.From the beautiful, fresh salad to the main dish. We brought home doggie bags with enough to serve several more meals. If you are a big eater, this is the place for you. The service was pretty good, I mean, nothing wrong but nothing really outstanding either. It is a bit pricey... More 

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Holtville, California
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57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

After twenty years of dining at Grasso's I can attest to their food as being the best Italian in the Imperial Valley; far more delicious than that of their local competitors. My two special dishes are their Chicken Parmigiana and their Fried Chicken Livers. Yes, I did say chicken livers; try them just once. Their Fried Chicken runs a close... More 

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Thank Ronald F
Turlock, California
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a very personable place. I enjoyed the staff very much. The spaghetti and meat sauce was great. The wine list lacks selection.

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Thank KevinEdD95
El Centro, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Has great family recipes. Taste is original tastes home made, not fast food at all. Friendly staff owners make you feel welcome.

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Thank 482mariaj
Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

suggested by hotel staff and was way better than olive garden and other Italian restaurant, friendly staff and very great food (dont miss out to try garlic bread its awesome)

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Thank audry k
El Centro, California, United States
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

When the Barons bought the restaurant they did a very smart thing. They didn't change the menu. They used the recipes that everyone has loved for decades which are all terrific. We always enjoy the back room to celebrate those special occasions. There will be 14 of us at one of those long tables enjoying great food and having fun... More 

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Thank Michael N
El Centro, California
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107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My wife and I almost always share the Parmesan Chicken Dinner. If you eat in the front room (usually a little quieter), the meal comes with soup and salad, both worth a try. If you eat in the family section at the rear of the building, you get soup or salad, but a little less expensive. Expensive is a hard... More 

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The food is delicious and the owners are very friendly. Reservations are helpful. The portions are very large so you can take some home for the next day. Do not go here if you want to eat on the run. This is a place to be enjoyed one course at a time and the food is all prepared fresh. Enjoy!

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Thank Nancy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1902 W Main St, El Centro, CA 92243-2165
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro
  • Phone Number: 760-352-4635

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?