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Bongiovanni's Italian Restaurant

15244 Olde Highway 80, El Cajon, CA 92021-2405
+1 619-443-8455
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
15 Feb 2017
“Bongiovannii's The Best”
20 Nov 2016
“Dinner before dancing”
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
15244 Olde Highway 80, El Cajon, CA 92021-2405
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1 - 10 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Living in Alpine, we were always driving by this place. Coming back from a ride on Monday 09/04/17 we thought we would give it a try and that turned out to be a bad idea. #1. the service was lacking everything, including customer skills. We...More

Thank Robert Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Home of San Diego's most delicious sandwich and outrageously tasty old stylie Italian American food and great service. On my quest for the ultimate toasted sub sandwich, I found Bongiovanni's. Excellent excellent classic food, reasonable prices in an unexpected location.

Thank Challenger007
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Growing up this was my favorite pizza in the world Honda down I was eating this pizza when ever possible. Some times twice a week. Still good but not the same. Great locations for locals often they have some kind of functions going on there....More

Thank bigJohnny670
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

If you like Eggplant Parmesan this is the place for you!!! I've tried it all over town and no one makes it as good! They also have really good pizza. The atmosphere isn't that good, and when the restaurant is full the noise level is...More

Thank Quiltingranny
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
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
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...More

Thank Perry H
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...More

Thank Dolores K
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....More

Thank Emory B
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...More

Thank LuvTOtravel06560
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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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