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Filippi's Pizza Grotto

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1747 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2517
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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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San Diego, California
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful Vibe on the street, and continued entering the Famous Pizza Factory... There was 4 of us and I order 1/2 cheese 1/2 Homemade sausage sautéed in olive oil first well done and then put on the pie...Their cheese is second to none...Large Greek Salad (Plenty for 4 people) and 2 Bottles of Riesling... 1 on the table and 1... More 

Thank thecaptainofdelmar
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went for lunch our first day in San Diego. Walked there from downtown bay front, about a 10 minute walk. Not crowded, but slather crowd than expected for a Friday afternoon. Very family friendly. The salad was great! We got the large family size and it easily fed 4-5. Pizza only one size- I think she said 12"? But it... More 

Thank K K
Inland Empire, CA
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After hearing about Little Italy and Fillipi's for many years, finally getting to experience the atmosphere of this part of town and the wonderful restaurant, I hope to return many times. Unlike many of the restaurants and businesses here, Fillipi's actually has its own parking lot next door - which is good because street parking is busy. Though Fillipi's has... More 

Thank WineTourFan
Waterloo, Canada
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were hankering for real Italian pasta - we were really glad we found it, tucked into little Italy, actually in behind an Italian Grocery. It was late for lunch, about 2 pm, and walking past the other diners, we had a good look at some pretty loaded and cheesy pizzas and I was sorry I had dinner plans. Though... More 

Thank Redamazonsun
Chicago, Illinois
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152 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Look forward to Filippis every time we are in town. We come from Chicagoland, where we have a ton of Italian restaurants, but this one is a great family restaurant. Portions haven't diminished, nor has the quality of the food. We love to come to this great family restaurant.

Thank Lyn S
North Ogden, Utah
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Being from San Diego this was a staple. My family has been eating here for 3 generations. Haven't been back for years because we moved away. We were so glad it was exactly the same as before!

Thank rdamptz
Wexford, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Huge portions, friendly staff and quaint environment. Good beer and wine selection. We had salad, pasta and pizza. The food is fresh and good (just not great). If you are looking for an exceptional Italian meal, this is not the place. If you are looking for good food at a fair price with a pleasant atmosphere, this is the place.

Thank LetsGoPgh
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked in on a Friday night, were seated fairly quickly - we were only a party of 2; they were seating parties of 25! Good, friendly service, reasonable prices, huge servings, and great food. The cheese pizza was literally dripping with lots of cheese, the spaghetti had plenty of sauce. We didn't feel rushed, even as busy as they... More 

Thank Ronnie P
Winter Haven, Fl
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121 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I love touring Little Italy. It has grown quite a bit since we were last here. We love all the new shops and restaurants. However we always come back to the Pizza Grotto. It is old time Italian! It has a deli in the front of the store with the restaurant in the back. We had to... More 

Thank CarpeDiem0212
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a wonderful place! We arrived around 6 pm, walked through the grocery store the restaurant in the rear, and were promptly seated in "Irene's Cove", named after our waitress Irene. She has been serving since 1979. We were seated at a table for two by the hostess and once she saw us (a couple) she moved us to a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 92101-2517
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 619-232-5094

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?