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Taste of Italy Menu and Take Out in El Cajon CA, 92019
  • Taste of Italy

  • Subs & Sandwiches, Cocktail Bars, Italian Food
  • 2512 Jamacha Rd #602 El Cajon CA, 92019
    - (7) EatStreet Rating
  • Hours Closed
  • Popular Items
  • Garlic Cheese Bread Fresh garlic-buttered bread baked with mozzarella & romano cheese.
  • Calamari Diablo Select calamari - flash fried with finely diced jalapenos and crushed red peppers... zesty!
  • Classic Antipasto Salad Mixed greens, tomatoes, black olives, pepperoncinis, red onions and mushrooms with Italian mortadella, dry salami and provolone. Topped with Pecorino-Romano cheese. Served with our Italian house dressing.
  • Torpedo Sandwich With imported mortadella and Italian salami.
  • Jumbo Shrimp Scampi Sauteed with fresh garlic, mushrooms and Pinot Grigio in a lemon butter sauce with a touch of cream.
  • Salads
  • Add Extras: Grilled Chicken ($3.99), Jumbo Shrimp ($4.99), Calamari ($4.99), Salmon ($5.99).

  • Mixed Greens Salad Mixed greens, tomatoes, black olives, pepperoncini, red onions, and mushrooms topped with mozzarella cheese and home-style croutons. Served with your choice of house dressings.
  • Caesar Salad Freshly tossed romaine with home-style croutons in a light zesty Caesar dressing topped with grated Pecorino-Romano cheese.
  • Greek Salad Mixed greens, tomatoes, pepperoncinis, red onions, crumbled feta and kalamata olives served with our classic Greek feta dressing.
  • La Gorgonzola Salad Mixed greens, red onions, dried cranberries, gorgonzola and pine nuts in our balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
  • Spinach Salad Fresh spinach leaves, tomatoes, pecans, mushrooms, red onions and dried cranberries topped with bacon bits and gorgonzola. Served with our balsamic vinaigrette. We recommend asking for grilled chicken breast, shrimp or salmon.
  • Classic Antipasto Salad Mixed greens, tomatoes, black olives, pepperoncinis, red onions and mushrooms with Italian mortadella, dry salami and provolone. Topped with Pecorino-Romano cheese. Served with our Italian house dressing.
  • Cobb Salad Mixed greens piled high with avocado, crispy bacon, egg, tomato, red onion, mushrooms, gorgonzola and croutons. Served with bleu cheese. House recommends adding chicken.
  • Cold Sandwiches
  • All sandwiches are prepared on a toasted Italian roll and served with your choice of Italian chips, dinner salad or homemade soup. Cold Sandwiches are prepared with lettuce, tomato, onions, Italian oil, provolone and romano cheeses.

  • Torpedo Sandwich With imported mortadella and Italian salami.
  • Turkey Breast Sandwich With mayonnaise and mustard.
  • Turkey Pesto Sandwich with dried cranberries and fresh buffalo mozzarella.
  • Turkey Club Sandwich With bacon, mayonnaise and mustard.
  • Caprese Sandwich Fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, fresh tomatoes and basil topped with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette.
  • Pasta
  • Choose your pasta and add your favorite sauce. We can vary the spiciness of each pasta sauce. Please let your server know if you would like the sauce spicy. Either way, we know you'll love it! Served with your choice of homemade soup of dinner salad with homemade bread. Choice of pasta: angel hair, fettuccine, linguine, spaghetti, spinach fettuccine, whole wheat penne, cheese tortellini, meat tortellini or penne.

  • Marinara Sauce Our classic tomato sauce infused with Italian herbs and spices.
  • Bolognese (Meat Sauce) Traditional recipe combining fresh vegetables, herbs and spices with USDA choice ground beef. Slowly cooked in our family's old world style.
  • Classic Alfredo Cream Sauce Our velvety cheese sauce made with Pecorino-Romano cheese and fresh garlic.
  • Spicy Antonio Sauteed with fresh garlic, parsley, mushrooms, and diced tomatoes in a spicy, creamy alfredo sauce.
  • Pesto With olive oil, fresh garlic, fresh basil and run-dried tomatoes.
  • Pesto Alfredo With olive oil, fresh garlic, fresh basil and sun-dried tomatoes in a pesto cream sauce.
  • La Primavera Fresh broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, garlic, basil, onions, tomatoes, zucchini, olive oil and Pinot Grigio sauteed with marinara and a touch of cream.
  • Pomodoro Fresh tomato and basil with an olive oil and garlic sauce.
  • Gnocchi Small dumplings made of potato boiled and served with meat or marinara sauce. Add $1.99 to upgrade to different sauce.
  • Carciofi Artichoke, fresh tomatoes, garlic and basil in a cream sauce with gorgonzola.
  • Arrabiata Fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, and Pinot Grigio sauteed with mushrooms in a spicy tomato sauce.
  • A La Vodka Fresh basil and garlic sauteed in olive with fresh mushrooms and tomatoes in a pink vodka cream sauce.
  • Cinque Formaggi Our five cheese cream sauce made with fresh garlic, parsley, fontina, gorgonzola, gouda, mozzarella and Romano cheeses.
  • Tequila Lime & Jalapeno Cream Sauce Sauteed red and green peppers, fresh tomatoes, garlic, cilantro, and scallions lightly sauteed in olive oil, tequila and fresh lime juice in a minced jalapeno cream sauce.
  • La Gorgonzola Olive oil, fresh garlic, Pinot Grigio, spinach, walnuts, crushed red pepper, gorgonzola and a touch of lemon makes this a tasty treat.
  • A La Carbonara Pencetta, diced onion, fresh mushrooms and garlic in a light cream sauce.
  • Baked Dishes
  • All Baked Dishes are served with Homemade Soup or Dinner Salad and our signature bread. Add a Homemade Sausage or a Homemade Meatball for $1.99 Each.

  • Jumbo Cheese Ravioli Your choice of sauce: minced jalapeno cream, five cheese cream, spicy tomato, pink vodka cream, bolognese, spicy antonio, a la vodka, creamy alfredo.
  • Jumbo Lobster Ravioli Your choice of sauce: minced jalapeno cream, five cheese cream, spicy tomato, pink vodka cream, bolognese, spicy antonio, a la vodka, creamy alfredo.
  • Jumbo Meat Ravioli Your choice of sauce: minced jalapeno cream, five cheese cream, spicy tomato, pink vodka cream, bolognese, spicy antonio, a la vodka, creamy alfredo.
  • Homemade Cannelloni Crepe stuffed with USDA choice ground beef, mozzarella, ricotta, and romano cheeses. Topped with mozzarella and bolognese sauce and served over a bed of spaghetti. Arrabiata, Bolognese or Marinara. Choose any specialty sauce for $1.99.
  • Spinach Lasagna Vegetarian lasagna served with marinara and topped with mozzarella. Sauce Choices: Arrabiata, Bolognese or Marinara. Choose any specialty sauce for $1.99.
  • Jumbo Stuffed Shells Stuffed with ricotta and mozzarella cheese. Served with your choice of sauce on a bed of your favorite pasta. Sauce Choices: Arrabiata, Bolognese or Marinara. Choose any specialty sauce for $1.99.
  • Baked Ziti Topped with mozzarella and ricotta cheese with your choice of sauce. Sauce Choices: Arrabiata, Bolognese or Marinara. Choose any specialty sauce for $1.99.
  • Half and Half Choose your two favorites: Bolognese lasagna, spinach lasagna, cheese ravioli, meat ravioli or any pasta from our pasta selection with your favorite sauce. Sauce Choices: Arrabiata, Bolognese or Marinara. Choose any specialty sauce for $1.99.
  • Eggplant Parmesan Eggplant breaded and topped with mozzarella and marinara sauce. Served with vegetables and pasta. Sauce Choices: Arrabiata, Bolognese or Marinara. Choose any specialty sauce for $1.99.
  • Homemade Manicotti Crepes stuffed with mozzarella, ricotta and romano cheeses. Topped with marinara and mozzarella. Served over a bed of spaghetti. Sauce Choices: Arrabiata, Bolognese or Marinara. Choose any specialty sauce for $1.99.
  • Lasagna Bolognese With bolognese sauce topped with mozzarella. Sauce Choices: Arrabiata, Bolognese or Marinara. Choose any specialty sauce for $1.99.
  • Chicken
  • All chicken, veal and seafood dishes include a choice of pasta, vegetables and homemade soup or dinner salad with signature bread. Choice of Pastas: Angel Hair, Fettuccine, Linguine, Spaghetti, Spinach Fettuccine, Whole Wheat Penne, Cheese Tortellini, Meat Tortellini or Penne.

  • Chicken Parmigiana Breaded boneless chicken breast topped with mozzarella and marinara sauce, then baked to perfection.
  • Chicken Breast & Vegetables Chicken sauteed in olive oil, fresh garlic, and lemon. Served with sauteed vegetables.
  • Chicken Florentine Sauteed shallots and garlic in a light white wine cream sauce served on a bed of spinach.
  • Chicken Marsala Sauteed with olive oil, fresh mushrooms, garlic and served with our marsala wine sauce.
  • Chicken Picatta Sauteed with olive, Pinot Grigio, fresh garlic, lemon and capers.
  • Chicken Saltimbocca Alla Romano Chicken breast stuffed with spinach, prosciutto, fresh basil and fontina cheese in a light cream sauce.
  • Taste of Italy Chicken Chicken parmigiana, lasagna, bolognese and our classic fettuccine alfredo.
  • Chicken Repieno Boneless chicken breast stuffed with spinach, fresh garlic, mushroom, cream sauce, and pine nuts.
  • Chicken Toscano Pan grilled chicken stuffed with pine nuts, fresh tomatoes, spinach, fresh garlic and ground cheese. Topped with marsala sauce.
  • Seafood
  • All chicken, veal and seafood dishes include a choice of pasta, vegetables and homemade soup or dinner salad with signature bread. Choice of Pastas: Angel Hair, Fettuccine, Linguine, Spaghetti, Spinach Fettuccine, Whole Wheat Penne, Cheese Tortellini, Meat Tortellini or Penne.

  • Linguini with Clams Whole and baby clams sauteed with Pinot Grigio, garlic and olive oil in a red or white sauce.
  • Jumbo Shrimp Scampi Sauteed with fresh garlic, mushrooms and Pinot Grigio in a lemon butter sauce with a touch of cream.
  • Jumbo Shrimp Alfredo Zucchini, artichoke hearts and mushrooms in a light cream sauce.
  • Seafood Cannelloni Fresh salmon, scallops, clams, and jumbo shrimp blended together with cheese in an A La Vodka cream sauce.
  • Salmon Con Penne E Vodka Fresh salmon, roma tomatoes, fresh garlic, mushrooms, capers and basil in our pink vodka cream sauce.
  • Sauteed Jumbo Shrimp Scampi Carciofi Artichoke hearts, fresh tomatoes, and basil served with a decadent light lemon sauce.
  • Seafood Pasta Your choice of pasta sauteed with jumbo shrimps, scallops, calamari, mussels and fresh chopped baby clams in your choice of creamy alfredo, pesto alfredo or a spicy arrabiata sauce.
  • Salmon Aioli and Jumbo Shrimp Tender salmon fillet sauteed with fresh red peppers and shrimp in a sauce with a touch of cream. Topped with mozzarella.
  • Taste of Italy Seafood Jumbo shrimp scampi, spinach lasagna and our classic fettuccine alfredo.
  • Veal
  • All chicken, veal and seafood dishes include a choice of pasta, vegetables and homemade soup or dinner salad with signature bread. Choice of Pastas: Angel Hair, Fettuccine, Linguine, Spaghetti, Spinach Fettuccine, Whole Wheat Penne, Cheese Tortellini, Meat Tortellini or Penne.

  • Veal Parmigiana Breaded veal topped with melted mozzarella in a marinara sauce.
  • Veal Marsala Sauteed with olive oil, fresh mushrooms, garlic and marsala wine.
  • Taste of Italy Veal Veal parmigiana, lasagna bolognese and our classic fettuccini alfredo.
  • Veal Saltimbocca Alla Romano Veal medallions stuffed with spinach, fresh basil, prosciutto and fontina cheese.
  • Veal Picatta Sauteed with olive oil, Pinot Grigio, fresh garlic, lemon and capers.
  • Specialty Pizza
  • Hawaiian Pizza Canadian bacon, pineapple and mozzarella with our classic pizza sauce. Choice of bambino or large.
  • Margherita Pizza Fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella in an olive oil and fresh garlic sauce. Choice of bambino or large.
  • Spinach and Artichoke Pizza Artichoke hearts, basil, fresh spinach, jalapenos and scallions in an olive oil and fresh garlic sauce. Choice of bambino or large.
  • Cinque Formaggi Pizza Fontina, gorgonzola, gouda, mozzarella and romano topped with oregano in an olive oil and fresh garlic sauce. Choice of bambino or large.
  • Vegetarian Feast Pizza Fresh tomatoes, black olives, green bell peppers, mushrooms, red onions, and mozzarella with our classic pizza sauce. Choice of bambino or large.
  • BBQ Chicken Pizza Barbecue chicken breast, cilantro and red onions in barbecue sauce. Choice of bambino or large.
  • Little Italy Style Pizza Mushrooms, pepperoni, salami, sausage, mozzarella, and crushed red peppers with our classic pizza sauce. Choice of bambino or large.
  • A La Vodka Pizza A la vodka sauce topped with gouda cheese and mozzarella. Choice of bambino or large.
  • Chicken Arrabiata Pizza spicy Grilled chicken breast with fresh basil, tomatoes, diced scallions, and crushed red peppers in an olive oil and fresh garlic sauce. Choice of bambino or large.
  • Meat Feast Pizza Canadian bacon, meatballs, pepperoni, salami, sausage and mozzarella in our classic pizza sauce. Choice of bambino or large.
  • Athenian Delight Pizza Feta, fresh tomatoes, kalamata olives, oregano and red onions in an olive oil and garlic sauce. Choice of bambino or large.
  • Chicken or Shrimp Pesto Pizza Grilled chicken breast or shrimp with sun-dried tomatoes, and garlic in an olive oil and pesto sauce. Choice of bambino or large.
  • Special Works Pizza Black olives, green peppers, pepperoni, mushrooms, white onions, salami, sausage and mozzarella in our classic pizza sauce. Choice of bambino or large.
  • Caprese Pizza Fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, garlic, fresh tomatoes, and basil topped with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette. Choice of bambino or large.
  • La Bianco Gorgonzola Pizza White pizza, alredo sauce, fresh tomatoes, basil and gorgonzola. Choice of bambino or large.
  • Soup (Sunday - Thursday)
  • Served with Homemade Bread - Additional Garlic Toast (4 Slices) for $2.99.

    Hours Today: 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Minestrone Soup Choice of small or large.
  • Soup - Monday
  • Served with Homemade Bread - Additional Garlic Toast (4 Slices) for $2.99.

    Hours Today: Unavailable all day.

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  • Chicken Arrabiata Soup Choice of small or large.
  • Soup - Tuesday
  • Served with Homemade Bread - Additional Garlic Toast (4 Slices) for $2.99.

    Hours Today: Unavailable all day.

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  • Chicken Asparagus Soup Choice of small or large.
  • Soup - Wednesday
  • Served with Homemade Bread - Additional Garlic Toast (4 Slices) for $2.99.

    Hours Today: 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Seafood Medley Soup Choice of small or large.
  • Soup - Thursday
  • Served with Homemade Bread - Additional Garlic Toast (4 Slices) for $2.99.

    Hours Today: Unavailable all day.

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  • Cream of Mushroom Soup Choice of small or large.
  • Soup - Friday
  • Served with Homemade Bread - Additional Garlic Toast (4 Slices) for $2.99.

    Hours Today: Unavailable all day.

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  • Italian Wedding Soup Choice of small or large.
  • Clam Chowder Soup New England. Choice of small or large.
  • Soup - Saturday
  • Served with Homemade Bread - Additional Garlic Toast (4 Slices) for $2.99.

    Hours Today: Unavailable all day.

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  • Chicken & Veggies Soup Choice of small or large.
  • Artichoke Soup Choice of small or large.
  • Soup - Sunday
  • Served with Homemade Bread - Additional Garlic Toast (4 Slices) for $2.99.

    Hours Today: Unavailable all day.

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  • Tomato Basil Soup Choice of small or large.
  • Lunch Special - Salads
  • Add Small House Soup ($1.99) or Soup of the Day for $2.99. Add Chicken $1.99, 3 Jumbo Shrimp or Salmon $3.99.

    Hours Today: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • House Salad Mixed greens, tomatoes, black olives, pepperoncini, red onions and mushrooms topped with mozzarella cheese and home-style croutons. Served with your choice of house dressings.
  • Caesar Salad Freshly tossed romaine with home-style croutons in a light, zesty Caesar dressing topped with grated Pecorino-Romano cheese.
  • Greek Salad Mixed greens, tomatoes, pepperoncinis, red onions, crumbled feta, and kalamata olives served with our classic Greek feta dressing.
  • La Gorgonzola Salad Mixed greens, red onions, dried cranberries, gorgonzola, and pine nuts in our balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
  • Classic Antipasto Salad Mixed greens, tomatoes, black olives, pepperoncinis, red onions, and mushrooms with Italian mortadella, dry salami and provolone. Topped with Pecorino-Romano cheese. Served with our Italian house dressing.
  • Spinach Salad Fresh spinach leaves, tomatoes, pecans, mushrooms, red onions and dried cranberries topped with bacon bits and gorgonzola. Served with our balsamic vinaigrette. We recommend asking for grilled chicken breast, shrimp or salmon.
  • Lunch Special - Pasta
  • Served with Garlic Bread, Choice of Minestone (Mon-Thurs) or a House Salad (Italian or Ranch Dressing). Add the Soup of the Day ($1.99), Chicken ($1.99), Jumbo Shrimp ($3.99), Salmon ($3.99), Substitute Wheat Penne or Spinach Fettuccini ($1.99), Meat or Cheese Tortellini ($2.99).

    Hours Today: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Spaghetti Marinara Our classic tomato sauce infused with Italian herbs and spices.
  • Spaghetti Bolognese Traditional recipe combining fresh vegetables, herbs and spices. USDA choice ground beef slowly cooked in our family's odd world style.
  • Fettuccini Alfredo Our velvety, creamy cheese sauce made with Pecorino-Romano cheese and fresh garlic.
  • Pesto Alfredo Choice of cheese, Tortellini or Gnocchi, with olive oil, fresh garlic, fresh basil, and sun-dried tomatoes in a pesto cream sauce.
  • A La Vodka with Penne Fresh basil and garlic sauteed in olive oil with fresh mushrooms and tomatoes in a pink vodka cream sauce.
  • Spicy Antonio with Penne Sauteed with fresh garlic, parsley, mushrooms, and diced tomatoes in a spicy, creamy alfredo sauce.
  • Tequila Lime with Penne Sauteed red and green peppers, fresh tomatoes, garlic, cilantro and scallions lightly sauteed in olive oil, tequila, and fresh lime juice in a minced jalapeno cream sauce.
  • Lunch Special - Entrees
  • Add Small House Soup or Salad for $1.99 or Soup of the Day for $2.99.

    Hours Today: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    These items are not currently available
  • 10" Pizza With one topping. Additional toppings for $0.99 each. Add Small House Soup or Salad for $1.99 or Soup of the Day for $2.99.
  • Chicken Breast & Vegetables Sauteed in olive oil, fresh garlic and lemon. Served with sauteed vegetables. Add Small House Soup or Salad for $1.99 or Soup of the Day for $2.99.
  • Chicken Marsala Sauteed with olive oil, fresh mushrooms, garlic and served with our marsala wine sauce. Add Small House Soup or Salad for $1.99 or Soup of the Day for $2.99.
  • Salmon & Vegetables Sauteed in olive oil, fresh garlic, and lemon. Served with sauteed vegetables. Add Small House Soup or Salad for $1.99 or Soup of the Day for $2.99.
  • Chicken Parmigiana Breaded boneless chicken breast topped with mozzarella and marinara sauce, then baked to perfection. Add Small House Soup or Salad for $1.99 or Soup of the Day for $2.99.
  • Lasagna (Bolognese or Spinach) Bolognese sauce or vegetarian with marinara, both topped with mozzarella. Add Small House Soup or Salad for $1.99 or Soup of the Day for $2.99.
  • Ravioli Cheese, Meat ($1.00) or Lobster ($2.00). Meat or Marinara sauce. Upgrade sauce for $1.99. Add Small House Soup or Salad for $1.99 or Soup of the Day for $2.99.
  • Eggplant Parmesan Eggplant breaded and topped with mozzarella and marinara sauce. Add Small House Soup or Salad for $1.99 or Soup of the Day for $2.99.
  • Jumbo Shrimp Scampi Sauteed with fresh garlic, mushrooms, and Pinot Grigio in a lemon butter sauce with a touch of cream. Served with garlic bread, choice of minestrone (Mon-Thurs) or a House salad (Italian or Ranch Dressing) Add Soup of the Day for $0.99.
  • Salmon Con Penne E Vodka Fresh salmon, roma tomatoes, fresh garlic, mushrooms, capers, and basil in our pink vodka cream sauce. Served with garlic bread, choice of minestrone (Mon-Thurs) or a House salad (Italian or Ranch Dressing) Add Soup of the Day for $0.99.
  • Veal Parmigiana Breaded veal topped with melted mozzarella in a marinara sauce. Served with garlic bread, choice of minestrone (Mon-Thurs) or a House salad (Italian or Ranch Dressing) Add Soup of the Day for $0.99.
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