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Nicolosi's - El Cajon
Nicolosi's - El Cajon

Nicolosi's - El Cajon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.nicolosis.com
  • Email: ron@americansm.com
  • Phone: (619) 444-0303
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch

    Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm


    Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Gino Rocca
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Nicolosis catering is your one stop for large party take out, in house events or complete catering at your site. We offer a great selection of our family's recipes for your special event.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a large private room for your special events and are happy to work with you to tailor your menu to your style and budget.
  • Private Party Contact: Chris (619) 444-0303
  • Special Events & Promotions: We specialize in special events! Whether an onsite banquet in one of our private rooms, a large take out order or a full catering program, we can put together a menu to fit your vision and budget. Give us a call today and let Nicolosi's help make your event truly special.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W.D Hall
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is street parking and a public lot in the back with easy access to the entrance.
A word from Nicolosi's - El Cajon
Welcome to Nicolosi's Italian Restaurant in Downtown El Cajon. Nicolosi's has been serving authentic southern Italian cuisine in San Diego for over 50 years. Our old country recipes as well as new favorites have made us a local favorite. Come try our housemade Lasagna, our hand made Ravioli or our Sicilian Six-Cheese Mac and Cheese. Find out what San Diegans have come to love with our famous torpedo sandwiches, meatballs, awesome pastas and delicious salads. Our pizza has consistently been voted best in San Diego and you can choose from one of our many traditional or unique combinations. A delicious basket of housemade bread comes with every meal.

Our welcome atmosphere features attentive service, a full bar and banquet facilities. Our family hopes to welcome you to Nicolosi's soon. Mangia!
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Diner Reviews
  • "This is our favorite of all the Nicolosi's restaurants, starting with the first one that my husband frequented once or twice a week for their famous meatball sandwiches. We greatly enjoyed the lasagna...4 had the regular lasagna with marinara sauce, and luckily for me, the picky eater.... "I can't eat tomatoes or any acidic food"...the chef made his Sunday night spinach lasagna with (yummy) Alfredo sauce for me on a Tuesday night. Our 6th diner loved the chicken Marsala, but wasn't too overjoyed with the potatoes that came with it. Our waiter....also bartender, host, etc., Chris, gave us excellent and fast. The restaurant was very clean, right next to a park, and had lots of 2 hour free parking in front, which was a nice plus. We'll return!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We had a delux (hold mushrooms) and it was filling, took a piece home. Good food, good value."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Nicolosi's compared to our other restaurant that we frequent has much better tasting food. Our waiter could have come back more often to see and ask if there was anything else that we might need or want."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We came for their Vakentine's special and it was ver good. I've been at Nicolosi's before and their pizzas and pastas are fabulous."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "LOVE LOVE LOVE to come here especially on a Friday night ... the wait isn't too bad!! The Food is always GREAT but the service is lacking a lot of times!!! Seems like you have to flag a server down and the place really isn't that big :/"
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "We had a very nice time at our Christmas lunch this year at Nicolosi's. I will plan to go back and others in our group of 6 said they would too. The food was very good and the sauces were especially tasty and clearly homemade.. One of our guests was served her dish very late and the portion size was a bit smaller than another person who ordered the same thing. I think it was due to the banquet group in the back room. This didn't negatively impact our experience. The price was also very reasonable."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We started with salads and soup. salad had good variety of greens. Soup was clam chowder and it had good flavor, but maybe not enough clams. wife is gluten free so she ordered off that menu. she got the spaghetti/ravioli combo. she devoured it. kids ordered sandwiches: meatball was too big to finish (that's a good thing), torpedo (delicious), aflredo with chicken was so good and savory that we had to take it home for leftovers (which are even better baked a little on the re-heat). I had the spinach lasagna and I ate all of it because it was really good. Our server was attentive, and the food came out quick. Overall, it was a nice bday dinner."
    Dined on 11/17/2013