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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Alpine, California
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 Lamarb7234
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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119 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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
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
San Diego, California
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

We'd eaten here several times, but had a very bad experience with rotten calamari and a very indifferent staff. Even after explaining that the fish had spoiled, the staff insisted it was good. I couldn't finish my meal, and we haven't been back since.

Thank Kate S
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143 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

I have stopped here many times only for lunch. Sandwiches pizza salads all have been fantastic. Service has always been great. Interior is nothing fantastic but who cares when the food rocks.

Thank Robert C
El Cajon, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

From the beautiful Mediterranean atmosphere to the excellent food all that came to the table was terrific.

1 Thank Michael C

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