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2949 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 299-6080
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Ranked #1,136 of 4,044 restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Jul 12, 2014
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22 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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San Diego, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Having dined here years ago we decided to try it again due to a marketing promotion discount. All this did is remind us of why we stopped patronizing this establishment years ago. The staff is friendly and the service was fine. Our "deal" included a salad & garlic bread which honestly was good with the house Italian dressing. The problem... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

We are here with a party of seven. Two 15" pies were enough to feed all of us. Service was ok. Outdoor patio was cute but we ate inside as there was only one server. Outdoor bathrooms were shared with a store next door. Food was delicious

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