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Gaetano's Restaurant

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13524 Highway 8 Business, Lakeside, CA 92040
+1 619-561-1651
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've only had the pizza here, but it is well above average, and seems to be some of the best in the area (a couple other places near it were big disappointments). It seems to be a family run place. The service is very friendly and helpful. It's not the best pizza, especially if you're from the east coast, but... More 

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Thank Henry B
El Cajon CA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gone many times on their specials nights. Never disappointed. Almost always have food left over to take home. When I'm not too hungry, I have the Romaine & Iceberg Salad with Eggplant Appetizer (you have no idea!). Very thin slices of eggplant, dipped in batter, fried and served with Maria's homemade sauce.

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Thank joogieslots
El Cajon, California
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

My hubby and I went last night. We had the special which was Chicken Parmesan. Big portions of chicken, along with spaghetti with a tomato sauce. Plus a big salad and bread. We brought most of the entree home. We will be heating it up along with more spaghetti noodles and sauce. You can't go wrong with Gaetano's. It is... More 

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Thank Christine S
Lakeside, California
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you want authentic Italian food, this is the place to go. G's has been around for a very long time and the family that runs this place makes sure all their customers are well taken care of. Their food is just great and priced right. A place for the entire family.

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Thank Kevin K
Lakeside, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

First let me say this is another restaurant my family goes to on a regular basis. We have seen the family that owns this place grow over the years. The food is always consistent and at a good value. I always recommend the chicken parm, My kids love the pizza and of course my second food love there is the... More 

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1 Thank Vincent W
San Diego, California
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

The place and presentation are rustic to say the least. But this hole in the wall has really great pizza. Thin crust, fresh toppings and surprisingly tangy sauce. We had the house special and pepperoni, both equally good.

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Thank SheQwolfe
El Cajon, California
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Had the Lasagna special on a Wednesday night. It's been several months ago that we were there. Hope to go again real soon for their Lasagna. It's to die for!

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Thank Christine S
San Diego, California
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

I live just down the street but it took me awhile to get here. Had been given mixed recommendations about the place. I've had pizza once and pasta a few times. Everything I've had here has always been excellent. And they are very friendly!!!

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1 Thank Heather K
Lakeside, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Been coming here for years, great atmosphere and wonderful pizza, salads and authentic Italian dishes!

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Thank lisaleaf
Alpine, California
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

We eat there a couple times a month. Great for couples or large parties. Food is outstanding and plenty of it. Service is great and pricing is great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13524 Highway 8 Business, Lakeside, CA 92040
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lakeside
  • Phone Number: +1 619-561-1651

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