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DiLeone's Italian Restaurant

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1480 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon, CA 92019-3721
+1 619-579-0049
15:00 - 22:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 15:00 - 22:30
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San Diego, California
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

What can I say, everything they do is good. The pizzas are phenomenal. My favorite pasta dish is Pesto Alfredo. Sooooo good.

Thank Betz G
San Diego
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We have been eating here for years. The lasagna is one of my all time favorite meals. The family special that includes salad, entrees and pizza works out very well for our family. nice quiet (but not too quiet) environment is perfect for family bonding and good food.

Thank William N
san Diego
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is a great little family restaurant it has a homey feel that is backed up by really good food and service by a friendly staff

Thank bzbaeren
Jamul, California
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Bottom Line: Large menu, and great tasting food. Service was excellent (thank you Jeannie :) We are finding more and more reasons not to travel to downtown SD. No offense, just that it's a 40+ min. drive and parking and traffic are a bit too much anymore, and with restaurants like this, there's not much reason to go. We visited... More 

Thank Robert C
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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139 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Neighborhood Mom and Pop that has authentic and tasty Italian fare. Well priced and large portions. I have visited many times and enjoyed each meal there. Really good for business lunch meetings too.

Thank Scott A
San Diego, California
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

I love, love DiLeone's! Many, many years ago, it resided in the same neighborhood but lost the lease. It returned to the area years later and it DID not disappoint! Papa and Mama Siragusa at the helm and in the kitchen prepared fresh sauces and pasta! My favorite is the Ravioli with Meat Sauce (and mushrooms added). I also love... More 

Thank Karen-Kasey R
San Diego, California
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203 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

I like a coming here. Nice family run Italian restaurant. The lunch specials can't be beat. Yesterday I had the tortellini cup of soup & eggplant with a side of spaghetti the sauce is a very nice. They play very nice italian songs that we all know & love.

Thank WoHop132
Henderson, Nevada
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

This was a seat of the pants last minute pick and it was perfect. "Just Right" is a good way to describe DiLeone's. The place was quite, great for talking with an old friend, the waitress was very helpful on what to select. The Antipasto (small) was big enough for two and the Spaghetti and meatballs was a great choice.... More 

Thank Titus N
San Diego, California, United States
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Love going to this Restarunt . It is very cozy and comfortable, feels Italian. I drop by once or twice a month. usually for late lunch. At that time it is not crowded and I can sit and talk with a friend or read a book while eating. I get the Spaghetti or Lasagna on the early bird special. I... More 

Thank Donna K
San Diego, California
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175 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

The staff is friendly. The food is ok but it's not what a real Italian food should be. Pizzas are large portion and good but again not Italian. If you want good American/Italian food, give this place a try. But don't expect it to be authentic Italian food. The prices are also a bit steep too especially for just pasta.

Thank Sally M

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
15:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1480 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon, CA 92019-3721
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-579-0049

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