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1773 E. Main Street, El Cajon CA 92021  •  619.442.0231

HOURS:  Mon-Thurs  11:30am - 9pm     Fri-Sat  11:30am - 9:30pm
Sunday Closed

Located in East County, we serve authentic italian meals, made fresh...daily!


The meal was always an important tradition that our mother and grandmother believed should be shared with family and friends.

We welcome you to experience your own family tradition with our authentic italian food.



(619) 442-0231


1773 E. Main Street
El Cajon, CA 92021


M-Th 11:30am - 9:00pm
F-Sa 11:30am - 9:30pm
Sun Closed

About Us


It all started when...

Welcome to Mamma Rosa Restaurant where you will taste the traditional cuisine and classic flavors of Italy, prepared with the finest and most exceptional ingredients available.

Vince and Dora Ursini, owners, grew up in Italy and immigrated to Toronto, Canada in the 1950's. In 1982 they moved, with their two daughters, to San Diego and opened Mamma Rosa Restaurant. Their vision was to create a fine dining experience in a casual, cozy and friendly family environment. They were inspired by their childhood memories where dinnertime was a family shared time - a tradition they have passed on to their daughters and their families. 

Tucked away in El Cajon, Mamma Rosa Restaurant appeals to intimate gatherings of faithful locals, their families and visitors. Many have considered the restaurant a local gem and though small, they prefer the coziness and the comfortable neighborhood charm. Afterall, a short wait is always worth while and outweighed by the great food.

We hope you will taste the pride with which we prepare your meal, feel the warmth and enjoy the friendly staff.


Contact Us

We at Mamma Rosa’s take great pride in providing our customers with excellent food and service. Our greatest wish is that you have a truly enjoyable and memorable experience each time you visit our restaurant.

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Our location:

1773 E. Main Street
El Cajon, CA 92021