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2949 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 299-6080
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Ranked #1,480 of 4,067 Restaurants in San Diego
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Aug 27, 2014
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English first
San Diego, California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Great place for families. If you kids are hungry for a pizza, meatballs, or basic pasta al dente, this is the place to go. You could order your pizza and eat it in Balboa park. Their garlic bread is not bad at all. Service is adequate. I only wished I could have brought my own bottle of wine because the... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Since we were hungry we decided to go for dinner at Sanfilippo's, We should never go in because they were only a few customers and should give us a sign that it wasn't going to be good. We decided to eat at the patio, the chairs were dusty, the waitress came and clean the chairs for us. She brought water... More

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Tucson, Arizona
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went here after trying to eat at Cucina Urbana (which was loud and crowded and not very family-oriented as they stated). It was quiet, had indoor and outdoor seating. The food was good and service was great. They had a children's menu and all portions were good sized.

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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Nice, Home town, Italian meal where you can get your bang for your bucks. ;) Large portions for an inexpensive price. We ordered the spaghetti and meat balls w/garlic bread and a glass a wine, delicious. The service was very friendly and personable. I recommend this place.

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San Diego, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Contrary to other reviews I saw here, our service was actually good but the food was not. I was expecting a nice little italian restaurant with old family recipes especially since this restaurant has been here for a very long time. However, that wasn't the case. First, the dinner salad I had was made with iceberg lettuce from a bin.... More

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San Diego
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Very good every day Italian. There casseroles( eggplant parm) etc. are excellent. The best thing is the pizza. I've had pizza all over San Diego and if you like traditional Italian pizza, this is the places to go.

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Laguna Hills, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

There are times when good Italian food without claims to luxury, extravagance, and attitude fits the bill; when checkered tablecloths, affordable beer and wine, and good conversation fulfill every need for dinner. Sanfilippo's is exactly this. I had a simple ravioli dish that was excellent. The marinara meat sauce was flavorful and the pasta was fresh. My wife had the... More

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I have been a regular at Sanfilippo's for the 33 years that I have lived in Hillcrest. I knew Tommy and his wife who were the original owners until their last days. The restaurant did change hands as well as location. However, it gives me pleasure to continue to rate the quality of food very highly for this style of... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Have been enjoying Pizza here, before and after changes/move, for 35 years. Still my favorite pizza in town. They also have great antipasto and casseroles. Ok, so not quite the same charm as the previous location, but they did a good job finding a place so close and convenient. If you like thick pizza, with excellent meat toppings, this is... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

For a relaxing casual cafe with nice patio dining that is close to Balboa Park, stop by Sanfilippo's! Enjoy great pizza, toasted baked casseroles and garlic cheese bread. I had the baked eggplant - yummy. It hit the spot after an afternoon walking at the park and visiting museums. Families are welcome. Buon appetito!

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