Testo Pepesto Italian Restaurant - El Cajon
Opens at 11:00 AM

Testo Pepesto Italian Restaurant - El Cajon

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Location and hours

221 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92020
Sunday - Thursday
11:00 AM - 08:30 PMMenu
11:00 AM - 08:30 PMGluten-Free Menu
Friday - Saturday
11:00 AM - 08:45 PMMenu
11:00 AM - 08:45 PMGluten-Free Menu

221 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92020 • More info


  • Most Popular

    • Chicken Marsala

      Chicken breast sauteed in a marsala wine reduction with mushrooms, Italian red potatoes, and spaghetti.
      $19.75
    • Margherita Pizza

      Marinara sauce, sliced tomatoes, chopped garlic, fresh mozzarella, and basil.
      $19.00
    • Sicilian Macaroni and Cheese

      Unique blend of multiple cheeses and alfredo sauce, topped with mozzarella then baked to a golden brown.
      $17.00
    • Our Specialty Lasagna

      Layers of house made meatballs, sausage, ricotta, romano, and mozzarella cheese in between noodles and baked to perfection.
      $18.75
  • Antipasto

    • Antipasto Salad

      Assorted fine Italian meats, provolone cheese, tomatoes, garbanzo beans, pepperoncini, and olives.
      $12.00
    • Caesar Salad

      Chilled romaine, house made croutons, and shaved romano cheese.
      $8.50
    • Chef Salad

      Chilled shredded iceberg lettuce, ham, cotto salami, provolone cheese, onions, tomatoes, and pepperocinis.
      $9.50
    • Garden Salad

      Chilled romaine, sliced tomatoes, shredded red cabbage, carrots, pepperoni, provolone cheese, and pepperoncini.
      $6.75
    • Grilled Chicken Salad

      Romaine lettuce, gorgonzola cheese, walnuts, marinated grilled chicken breast, and basil with house-made balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
      $11.50
    • Chicken Ceasar Salad

      Chilled romaine, house-made croutons, shaved Romano cheese, with charbroiled chicken breast serves with Ceasar dressing
      $11.50
  • Appetizers

    • Garlic Bread

      House made bread, seasoned with butter, garlic, and Romano cheese.
      $5.00
    • Garlic Cheese Bread

      Nicolosi's specialty bread, seasoned with butter, garlic, Romano, parsley, and mozzarella.
      $7.50
    • Bruschetta

      House made bread, topped with diced tomatoes, and seasoned with garlic, onion, basil, Romano, and olive oil.
      $7.50
    • Sicilian Starter

      Provolone, pepperoni, and pepperoncini.
      $5.95
    • Italian Wedding Soup

      House-made Italian wedding soup.
      $5.75
    • Mozzarella cheese sticks

      Italian seasoned, mozzarella cheese sticks.
      $9.50
    • Fried calamari

      lightly breaded, tossed with romano and garlic.
      $9.75
    • Caprice

      Sliced tomato, fresh mozzarella, and basil with olive oil.
      $9.50
    • Buffalo Calamari

      Lightly breaded with a special buffalo sauce.
      $9.75
    • Sampler Platter

      Any three appetizers.
      $14.50
    • 5 pc Buffalo wings

      Five pieces. Lightly breaded with a special buffalo sauce.
      $7.95
    • Minestrone Soup

      Our housemade minestrone soup
      $5.75
    • New England Clam Chowder Soup

      $5.75
    • 9 Pc Buffalo Wings

      Our very own Buffalo wings sauteed in big sauce.
      $12.50
  • Cold Torpedo Sandwiches

    • Special Sandwich

      Cotto Salami, Black Forest ham. Sandwiches come prepared with provolone cheese, shredded lettuce, onion, and diced tomatoes with original Italian dressing.
      $8.95
    • Cotto Salami Sandwich

      Sandwiches come prepared with provolone cheese, shredded lettuce, onion, and diced tomatoes with original Italian dressing.
      $8.95
    • Black Forest Ham Sandwich

      Sandwiches come prepared with provolone cheese, shredded lettuce, onion, and diced tomatoes with original Italian dressing.
      $8.95
    • Genoa Imported Salami Sandwich

      Sandwiches come prepared with provolone cheese, shredded lettuce, onion, and diced tomatoes with original Italian dressing.
      $8.95
    • Turkey Breast Sandwich

      Turkey breast with our freshly house-baked bread. Sandwiches come prepared with provolone cheese, shredded lettuce, onion, and diced tomatoes with original Italian dressing.
      $8.95
    • Capicolla Italian Spiced Ham Sandwich

      Sandwiches come prepared with provolone cheese, shredded lettuce, onion, and diced tomatoes with original Italian dressing.
      $8.95
    • Sicilian Torpedo

      Cotto Salami, Capicola Spiced Ham, Sliced pepperonis, Provolone Cheese and diced pepperoncinis, Shred lettuce and tomato
      $8.95
  • Torpedo Sandwiches Hot

    • Marie's Favorite Sandwich

      Black forest ham, porovolone cheese, and cotto salami with mustard, lettuce, onion, tomatoes, and Italian dressing.
      $9.50
    • Chicken or Eggplant Sandwich

      Lightly breaded in our very own house-made breadcrumbs then sautéed in olive oil and topped with marinara and mozzarella then baked to perfection.
      $9.75
    • Grilled Sirloin Steak and Peppers Sandwich

      $9.50
    • House made Meatballs and Marinara Sandwich

      $9.50
    • Italian Sausage and Marinara Sandwich

      Comes prepared in the half-size.
      $9.50
  • Specialty Entrees

    • Fettuccini Alfredo

      Special blend of cheeses, garlic, and rich creme sauce.
      $18.25
    • Penne Pesto Chicken

      Chicken breast tossed in fresh pesto sauce with pine nuts.
      $19.50
    • Chicken Marsala

      Chicken breast sauteed in a marsala wine reduction with mushrooms, Italian red potatoes, and spaghetti.
      $19.75
    • Cappellini Al Pomodoro Fresco

      Angel hair tossed in extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic, basil, and tomatoes.
      $19.50
    • Linguini with Red or White Clam Sauce

      House-made garlic butter and wine clam sauce with chopped and whole baby clams. Choice of red or white clam sauce.
      $17.50
    • Chicken Picatta

      Breaded chicken breast sauteed in lemon, white wine, mushrooms, capers, and garlic. Served with broccoli and spaghetti.
      $19.25
    • Ravioli

      Hand made ravioli stuffed with house made meatball or sweet ricotta romano cheese blend.
      $17.00
    • Gnocchi Parmesan

      Parmesan sauteed in garlic butter reduction then topped with ricotta, Romano, and light mozzarella then baked to perfection.
      $17.50
    • Gnocchi Tuscan

      House-made gnocchi sauteed in a pink sauce with fresh garlic, fresh basil, and chopped tomatoes.
      $17.50
  • Imported Pasta

    • House Made Marinara

      Original sweet sauce, blended tomatoes with Sicilian spices and herbs plus roasted garlic and olive oil.
      $11.50
    • Neopolitan Sauce

      Tomato sauce with basil, olive oil, and roasted garlic.
      $11.50
    • Meat Sauce

      Sweet marinara sauce with house made meatball mixed and sauteed.
      $15.50
    • Butter and Garlic Sauce

      $12.95
    • Alfredo Sauce

      Very own blend of romano and parmesan cheeses.
      $17.25
    • Fresh Mushroom Sauce

      Sweet marinara sauce sauted with garden fresh mushrooms.
      $16.25
    • Pesto Sauce

      Unique blend of pesto and cream.
      $16.50
  • Oven Baked Entrees

    • Our Specialty Lasagna

      Layers of house made meatballs, sausage, ricotta, romano, and mozzarella cheese in between noodles and baked to perfection.
      $18.95
    • Parmigiana

      Tender slices of fresh eggplant or chicken breast dipped in house blend of breadcrumbs and lightly fried, topped with marinara and mozzarella then baked to a golden brown. Served with spaghetti.
      $18.00
    • Manicotti

      Pasta tubes filled with special mix of ricotta and romano cheeses, topped with marinara and mozzarella then baked to perfection. Served with spaghetti.
      $17.00
    • Sicilian Macaroni and Cheese

      Unique blend of multiple cheeses and alfredo sauce, topped with mozzarella then baked to a golden brown.
      $17.00
    • Sicilian Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

      Our special blend of cheeses and Alfredo with tender chunks of lobster in a lemon butter reduction
      $21.00
    • Ravioli

      Hand made ravioli stuffed with special blend of meat or sweet ricotta and romano cheese blend. Covered with marinara and mozzarella.
      $18.50
    • Baked Spaghetti

      Blend of ricotta and romano cheeses with marinara topped with mozzarella then baked to perfection.
      $17.50
    • Sicilian Lobster Mac'n'Cheese Regular

      Our special blend of cheeses and Alfredo with tender chunks of lobster in a lemon butter reduction
      $16.95
  • Speciality Pizza

    • Margherita Pizza

      Marinara sauce, sliced tomatoes, chopped garlic, fresh mozzarella, and basil.
      $19.00
    • Hawaiian Pizza

      Canadian bacon, pineapple, and mozzarella.
      $18.00
    • Goat Cheese and Shrimp Pesto Pizza

      Goat cheese, mozzarella, sauteed shrimp, zucchini, fresh garlic, and basil in light pesto sauce.
      $19.00
    • BBQ Chicken Pizza

      BBQ sauce, smoked gouda, mozzarella, red onion, chicken, and cilantro.
      $18.00
    • Barb's Special Pizza

      Thin crust, olive oil, garlic, sliced tomatoes, red onion, fresh basil, and gorgonzola cheese.
      $18.00
    • Six Cheese

      Provolone, mozzarella, bel paese, asiago, Romano and parmesan with garlic olive oil sauce.
      $17.00
    • Double Deluxe Pizza

      Pepperoni, salami, sausage, mushroom, onion, black olives, and bell pepper.
      $20.00
    • Sicilian Pepperoni Pizza

      Pepperoni on top, fresh basil, and light fresh mozzarella.
      $19.00
    • Vegetarian Pizza

      Made with fresh, local grown vegetables, red onions, green bell pepper, mushrooms, broccoli, diced tomatoes over a fresh garlic butter sauce topped with mozzarella.
      $19.00
    • Pagni Thin Crust Special Pizza

      Pepperoni, sweet Italian sausage, and sliced black olives on a thin crust.
      $19.00
    • Buffalo Chicken

      Blue cheese, red onion, and mozzarella.
      $19.00
    • Chicken Pesto

      Pesto sauce, grilled chicken breast, pine nuts, and tomatoes.
      $19.00
    • Meat Lovers Pizza

      Pepperoni, meatball, sausage, ham, Canadian bacon, Proscuitto, Salami and Applewood smoked bacon.
      $20.50
    • Pepperoni Classico Pizza

      Classic pepperoni pizza
      $15.75
    • Rosti Garlic Pizza

      Garlic butter, chicken, fried white onion, rosti garlic, parsley
      $19.00
  • Specialty Combinations

    • Lasagna and Ravioli

      $18.00
    • Spaghetti and Ravioli

      $16.00
    • Trio Specialty Combo

      Try all three- half portion of lasagna, half portion of spaghetti, and half portion of ravioli.
      $19.50
  • Sides

    • Meatballs

      $3.00
    • Sausage

      $3.00
    • Charbroiled Chicken breast

      $6.00
    • Sauteed Shrimp

      Five pieces.
      $7.00
    • Steamed Vegetables

      $5.00
  • Build Your Own Pizza

    • Craft Your Own Pizza 12''

      Choice of crust, sauce, and toppings. Comes with 100% whole milk mozzarella cheese.
      $14.00
    • Craft Your Own Pizza 16"

      Choice of crust, sauce, and toppings. Comes with 100% whole milk mozzarella cheese.
      $16.00
  • Dessert

    • Frittole

      Fried house made pizza dough dusted with sugar and served with chocolate syrup, berry sauce, or maple syrup.
      $5.50
    • Tiramisu

      $6.00
    • Cannoli

      $7.00
    • Lava Cake

      $7.00
    • Cheesecake

      $7.50
    • Spumoni Ice Cream

      $5.50
    • Chocolate Cheesecake

      Chocolate Cheesecake
      $7.50
  • Kid's Menu

    • Kid's Spaghetti

      Spaghetti comes as 1/4 of full order.
      $5.50
    • Kid's Boiled Ravioli

      Our house-made ravioli (cheese, meat, mixed)
      $7.50
  • Beverages

    • Soft Drink in 12 Oz Can

      Customize
    • Pellegrino 0.5L Sparkling Water

      Italian Natural sparkling mineral water
      $3.50
    • 2 Liter Soft Drink

      Coke 2 Liter bottle
      Customize
  • Mains

    • Gluten Free Personal Cheese Pizza

      10" Personal-sized gluten-free pizza.
      $12.00
    • Gluten-Free Char-Broiled Chicken Salad

      $10.50
    • Gluten-Free Penne Pesto Chicken

      Chicken breast tossed in our pesto sauce.
      $19.00
    • Gluten-Free Cheese Raviolis

      Our new GF cheese ravioli covered with mozzarella and baked to perfection.
      $19.00
    • Gluten-Free Ravioli/Spaghetti Combo

      Stuffed with ricotta and romano cheese.
      $19.00
    • Gluten-Free Spaghetti with Clams

      Choice of our red or white clam sauce.
      $19.00