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2949 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 299-6080
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Ranked #1,411 of 4,125 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
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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
65 helpful votes 65 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
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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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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Additional Information about Sanfilippo's

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

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