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2949 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 299-6080
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Food

I went here with my family while on vacation. The service was a bit slow, but definitely worth the wait. Between the 6 of us, we had lasagna, fettuccine Alfredo, pizza and spaghetti. All was wonderful!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
bchristj
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Owatonna, Minnesota, United States
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San Diego, California
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Any good San Diegan know Filippi's. It's an Italian staple in this city. Now I know it's not insane legit Italian like my grandma made, but it has a place in my heart regardless. Anyways, along comes this place. Sanfilippos, close enough to fool even me yes. When I finally found the place the owner was yelling at the cash... More 

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Thank VonBlanco
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I'm not sure why this restaurant has lasted so long, because the atmosphere, service, & food are lackluster. It's an old school spot, red checkered tablecloths-type place but without the "cool."

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Thank italygoodness
Owatonna, Minnesota, United States
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

I went here with my family while on vacation. The service was a bit slow, but definitely worth the wait. Between the 6 of us, we had lasagna, fettuccine Alfredo, pizza and spaghetti. All was wonderful!!!

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Thank bchristj
San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The food is authentic, you have to eat here you will not be disappoint. The service is great. Price average, lots of parking and great location. Great for large group and or family gathering.

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Thank melpD3440WD
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Okay, Sanfilippos is a full service Italian restaurant but its limited-choice pizza is so good, I'll probably never even try something else. This is a place with difficult nearby parking but since we travel many miles just to get there...who cares?

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Thank oldcartours
San Diego, California
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You must go to Sanfilippo's with an "empty" stomach. The portions are quite large and almost too much for two people. It is truly italian cuisine at its best.

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Thank John H
San Diego, California
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155 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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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Thank Tishlf
Phoenix, Arizona
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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1 Thank chefrene_12
Tucson, Arizona
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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Thank Canez_Places_Visited
Los Angeles, California
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2949 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (619) 299-6080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?