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2949 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 299-6080
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 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

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    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
good and reasonably priced food.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2014
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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San Diego, California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?