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Bongiovanni's Italian Restaurant

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15244 Olde Highway 80, El Cajon, CA 92021-2405
+1 619-443-8455
11:30 - 21:30
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El Cajon, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We have been eating here with our family for 35 years. Everything is excellent. They have all kinds of alcohol, sodas. Lots of seating. A good place to take youth baseball,softball teams for celebrations!

Thank ladybugfarrell
San Diego, CA
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I had one appetizers including a dinner salad and they were both outstanding. The calamari was perfectly seasoned and cooked. The dinner salad was fantastic with olives, big chunks of cauliflower carrots and crisp lettuce. Can't wait to come back for a regular dinner.

Thank efforts
San Diego, California
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433 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This place is always packed so best time is around brunch time. Very good menu and quality service and food. The prices are with in reason and if early enough you can get a seat looking out over the hill. If you show up around dinner, You'll have a wait.

Thank Perry H
Alpine, California
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The main room was full , so we were seated in the bar area . The ceiling is low & the noise was deafening ! I stuffed kleenex in my ears . We couldn't wait to eat our food & leave ! I already had a headache when we arrived & it didn't get any better . The pizza was... More 

Thank Dolores K
San Diego, California
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111 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We had a late dinner before going to the Renegade for country western dancing. Great service by the waiter, Anthony. He had the answers to all our questions on the menu. I had the Veal Parmigiana and my friend had the Spinach and Mushrooms Fettuccini. Both meals were wonderful. Highly recommended. Great service , great food, great atmosphere.

Thank Emory B
San Diego, California
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Though a bit of a drive from San Diego, their food is worth it. It's a VERY casual place, noisy at times, but great for families and parties. Lots of tables. They have my favorite pizza due to the flavoring of the sauce and lots of cheese with a just right crust, not too thick or thin. Order the super... More 

Thank LuvTOtravel06560
Alpine, California
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 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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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 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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128 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 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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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15244 Olde Highway 80, El Cajon, CA 92021-2405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-443-8455

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