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Filippi's Pizza Grotto

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10767 Woodside Ave, Santee, CA 92071-3144
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food here is homemade and wonderful. Also be aware you will have leftovers to take home. We have had dinner here several times and also pizza pick up. Always consistent. They are always busy and usually there is a wait but well worth it. We use to go to the one in Little Italy and were so happy when... More 

Thank Marsha T
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In the tradition of the Filippi's, We're never disappointed by the great food and most excellent service. Dinner portions are large. Pizza is always the best!

Thank Paula A
Lakeside, California, United States
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hostess had the personality of a paper plate! She looked annoyed to have to seat us. While the waitress was fine....the hostess was the first sour face we saw. Numerous other patrons were greeted in exactly the same way..." Why are you bothering me". We were here for an hour and never saw ONE smile. I would not want... More 

Thank Deborah S
Miller Place, New York
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was unfortunately staying at the Best Western across the street (see review), and was miserable and needed to feel happy. My colleague and I ate here for dinner both nights we were in Santee. I was told at the Walgreens to go there because it was the best pizza anywhere. Being from Brooklyn, NY,, and having lived in Chicago... More 

Thank Wrigley2013
Independence, Missouri
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love there pizza it is the best. Chessy and good. We love there pizza, and there Veal both are excellent choices. Staff can be overwhelmed at times but it is worth it.

Thank Steve J
El Cajon, California
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Not really sure about this place, ive been disappointed each time ive been and I want to like it, not very good service pizza was burnt salad was ok this happened on 3 different occasions

Thank Bradnvicki
Santee, California, USA
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Wait was extreme and the pizza didn't have very much flavor. Even attempted to call order in but no one would answer the phone

Thank Rosemary A
Santee, California
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I was bummed a couple years back when our only Italian place closed for business. For a while Barona Italian Cucina was the only place to get great Italian without having to go to El Cajon or West. The pasta might not be home made like Barona's but it's good value Italian made quick. Service is ok, place gets crazy... More 

Thank polizzi82
San Diego, California, United States
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

It was kind of a zoo that day. We had 32 people to feed and everyone was hungry after coming from a tour. We arrived a little before our schedule time and they were having a hard time sitting everyone and taking orders. They did not seem to have enough people working and they had a full restaurant but much... More 

Thank Donna K
Lakeside, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Great Atmosphere, great food, awesome quality and great staff. Very highly recommended! Many options, our kids loved it to. Great for families or a romantic date night.

Thank TrojanmanB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10767 Woodside Ave, Santee, CA 92071-3144
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santee
  • Phone Number: 619-562-7878
Phone # (619) 562-7878

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