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Filippi's Pizza Grotto

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1747 India St, San Diego, CA 92101
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Gilbert, Arizona
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here based on a friend's recommendation. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is cute but crowded but the service was good (Angie took good care of me with a favorite - angel hair pasta agli'olio with extra garlic). Portions were very large.

Thank GusIII
Tucson, Arizona
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife's favorite Italian restaurant in little Italy we come from Tucson Az for her birthday in July every year.Great food i love there lasagna with sausage. And great wine

Thank Rene M
Syosset, New York
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168 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whenever we are on vacation, we want to go to popular restaurants. But we are spoiled-we don't want to wait long for our food. When we are hungry, we want to eat. This restaurant was an exception. There was a long line. But they offer free parking! So not wanting to move the car, we decided to wait it out.... More 

Thank Momma L
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Kind of a hole in the wall place, we ordered the house special pizza and ham and pineapple. Lots of cheese! Service was regular and food was good, not the bestie pizza joint I've visited but it was OK

Thank Adan R
Loveland, Colorado
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183 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a classic Italian spot. They have an authentic market in front and the restaurant in back. The food and pizza is awesome!!! It's a fun part of downtown called Little Italy, great little spot to walk around and enjoy. I would get there early, say 5-530 to avoid dinner crowd. The restaurant has a free parking lot too.

Thank rokeedy
Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fun family dinner with pizzas from the deck ovens! Great classic family owned place. Parking is the hardest part. Great Italian market storefront with various dining rooms in back. Staff does a good job w tables and it's a classic family gathering spot. Consistent food, not fancy but hearty.

Thank Jeanne B
Honolulu, Hawaii
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I had dinner here solely based upon the 4.5 star rating found on Trip Advisor. We did not enjoy the food as we found it average at best! The service was slow and our server was very rude. Avoid this restaurant as there are so many options all with-in walking distance!

Thank MJ A
Ellensburg, Washington
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205 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This last visit I ordered simply a plate of meatballs. They were perfectly made and the sauce was fantastic. Highly recommended. I paired with a great Caprese salad this trip and would have loved to add a Chianti but I had to work later. Check out their store for stuff to take home as well. My only beef is I... More 

Thank Nate C
Midland, Michigan
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Italian food in Little Italy. I had the combination plate of ravioli and lasagna and it was delicious. Great prices. It was very crowded in there and seemed a little bit small since the area we were in had bottles hanging from the ceiling and dim lighting. However, it was a great place and would recommend eating here!

Thank KDM00
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130 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just great pizza. The kind of pizza you would enjoy for legit good old fashioned stuff the "works" is my favorite pizza. Their sandwiches are good too!

Thank Hope n Shelbo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Italian, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1747 India St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 619-232-5094

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