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) #14 of 269 Restaurants in El Cajon ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian, Pizza
854 N 2ND St, El Cajon, CA 92021-5806
+1 619-442-9889
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  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lentil soup” (2 reviews)
“calamari” (3 reviews)
“pizza” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
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854 N 2ND St, El Cajon, CA 92021-5806
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Reviews (29)
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

I stumbled on this place on accident. I was going somewhere else and I saw the sign. It's tucked in a little corner of what looks to be a tiny shopping center. Don't let the area fool you! This place is the real deal. The...More

Thank ibhayhay
Reviewed 12 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
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
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank vbanana
Reviewed 23 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
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...More

Thank LakesideLNJ
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...More

Thank ToppingTravel
Reviewed 20 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
Reviewed 7 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
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....More

Thank Bill G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
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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