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854 N 2ND St, El Cajon, CA 92021-5806
+1 619-442-9889
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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San Diego, CA
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

My wife and I have been eating here for about 10 years. The fact that we keep going back says "We love it" Pizza is my favorite, bat everything I have had here has been excellent.

Thank Lonolono
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I feel like I'm in a Hallmark movie! This adorable place feels like home! Food, service and music.... what more can you ask for. You don't find too many of these kids of places anymore! Old school all the way!!!

Thank vbanana
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Secret spot!!! Hands down the best Italian Food in SD. Pizza, Homemade everything you can't go wrong, everything is amazing!!! It's like an episode of Cheers! Everyone there knows your name, and enjoys a good laugh with you!! Must order..... Calamari Anything with their Salsa Rosa Pizza, Pizza, Pizza.....YES!!!! Homemade Lasagna (Secret, the Steam Clams.....shhhhh) ahhhhhmazing! Oh and yes..... dessert!!... More 

Thank vbanana
San Diego, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I moved away from El Cajon and had forgotten about this restaurant until we played a soccer game nearby. The food is delicious and the staff is friendly. A great place to eat!

Thank TConlon76
Lakeside, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

The wait staff is wonderful! The menu has all the standard Italian favorites. We did not see the daily specials that are not on the regular menu until after we ordered. Food arrived quickly and hot. Our 4 year old ordered plain cheese pizza, and everyone who tasted loved it. Next time will try the home-made sausage. Many items include... More 

Thank LakesideLNJ
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

I've been dining at Marechiaro's since 1978. I have always had great food and great service. I love their calamari, pastrami sandwiches, lasagne, cheese ravioli, lentil soup, antipasto salad, homemade sausage, pepperoni pizza and their white pizza. Really, I love just about everything on their menu. My husband and two sons also love the food here too! My husband is... More 

Thank ToppingTravel
El Cajon, California
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Have been coming here for over 40 years with family and friends. We love the food! The service is always great too! The pizzas and pasta dishes are wonderful! The Antipasto salad is great. Almost forgot the sandwiches, they're good too!

Thank NanaM60
Alpine, California
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Use to eat here and their Lakeside Ca. location all the time. They were top of the line. I don't know if they changed owner or cook or something but the food went down hill along with the service.

Thank CriticalAdvisor
Yuma, Arizona
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

We always stop here on our way back to Arizona to eat and take some extras home with us. Lunch Specials are great and filling. The house sausage is delicious as well as the lentil soup come to think of it everything is good here. Take the time to visit and enjoy the great food and service

Thank Bill G
Chur, Switzerland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Went there a few days ago to eat pizza. Already the selection of pizze is very "Americanized", so instead of pizza capricciosa, prosciutto funghi, calzone or quattro formaggi you'll be more likely to find pizza BBQ chicken and the like. If you like it, go for it... but it is for sure far from being "authentic Italian food". Additionally, it... More 

Thank Keflor

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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 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 854 N 2ND St, El Cajon, CA 92021-5806
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-442-9889

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