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Mama 'n Papa's Pizza Grotto

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988 Civic Center Dr, Vista, CA 92083
+1 760-941-3900
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“spaghetti” (8 reviews)
“pizza” (22 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Pizza, Italian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
988 Civic Center Dr, Vista, CA 92083
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1 - 10 of 42 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I heard this place was good. I have been for lunch twice. Once I got the lunch special of spaghetti and a salad and once my friend and I shared a pizza. They do have HUGE portions here. Maybe that is what everyone likes. The...More

Thank Serundipitee
Reviewed August 14, 2018

There is absolutely no better place to have lunch when you want excellent Italian food. For less than $10 you can get a nine inch pizza and a salad (making sure you get the house dressing). Believe me, there will be enough pizza to take...More

Thank ntflady
Reviewed August 10, 2018

My great uncle said this was the best spaghetti and bread anywhere and he was right! The dining room is basic, but the food is amazing! The prices are great too!

Thank Tami H
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We have visited this gem twice and were thrilled with our food both times! Their submarine sandwich is the best we have ever tasted. FRESH BAKED bread, incredible meats and cheese and yummy dressing. You cannot go wrong with any of their menu items!

Thank plgroves56
Reviewed May 27, 2018

A busy night for a fundraiser - but service was timely and food came out quickly. Pizza and lasagna were top-sellers!

Thank Nancy J
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Best pizza ever. Choice of crust we love thick delicious sausage and loaded with cheese. Medium feed 5. Antipasto salad was pulled with tons of meat. They are not skimpy at anything. Service is great. Prices are reasonable and they also have terrific lunch deals....More

Thank gigi1shari2
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Always very accommodating, good food and good service. We go here for birthdays and just dinner quite often and we're never disappointed.

Thank nobody12344321
Reviewed August 8, 2017

We have eaten here several times and always have a good meal. When we have visitors from out of town we take them here. I love the spaghetti with meatball and sausage. The meatball is huge and the sausage full of flavor. A full order...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed July 10, 2017

im not even sure why im so addicted to this place. I live in south carlsbad and probably pass 30 pizza places to get to this one. all my other favorite pizza places are tossed aside. if it were a little closer I would probably...More

Thank ndepndant
Reviewed March 28, 2017

great italian food. I had the special came with antipasto salad spaghetti and lasagna could not eat it all

Thank edheffner46
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 988 Civic Center Dr, Vista, CA 92083
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 760-941-3900
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Description
Mama 'n Papa's Pizza Grotto is one of the oldest Italian restaurants in Vista, CA. in Vista, CA. Since 1986 Mama 'n Papa's has been family owned, with three generations now managing daily operations. Mama 'n Papa's has become a Vista landmark, known for homemade Italian classics, an inviting atmosphere, and service that is second to none.
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