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Filippi's Pizza Grotto

1747 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2517
+1 619-232-5094
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (258 reviews)
“garlic bread” (46 reviews)
Opens in 13 min
All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1747 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2517
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I asked some of the local Italian men who were hanging out on a front porch in Little Italy and they said go here for an authentic cannoli. The shell was fresh and crispy and the filling just right.

Thank djcostanzo
Reviewed yesterday

Stopped by for dinner and the size of the portions and quality were first class. Service very good but beware it closes at 9pm.

Thank topgolfer2016
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were looking for a family restaurant and this delivered. Tight seating, lots of atmosphere and big helpings. Very casual.

Thank Suziedtravel
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have been to several Filippis but had never been to the original one in Little Italy. If you are in San Diego this is a great spot to take family. I recommend pizza, which has excellent red sauce but is very cheesy. Had a great...More

Thank cajhawk84
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Best and authentic Italian food in the city! I didn't have time to have a sitdown dinner there. I ordered their special pizza to go. It was done pretty fast. The staff was friendly. The pizza was delicious! Also, loved shopping for Italian food items...More

Thank Zee H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dined here with colleagues one night I had the lasagna with a side of sausage. Very good lasagna and "huge" serving. I felt bad I could only eat half of it. The garlic bread was delicious also.

1  Thank goodgirl56
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just like grandma's kitchen, except larger. Yes it's dated, yes it can be crowded, but the service is efficient and speedy. Pizza is great, really great. Ravioli (cheese) was creamy, not overlooked and the meat sauce was meaty, had depth of flavor and was seasoned...More

1  Thank Waxwing54
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to the desk clerk at the nearby Hampton for the recommendation. We had no lunch due to air travel, so we arrived at Fillipi's for an early dinner, and were seated Immediately. (Unlike the many would-be diners standing in line as we left, and...More

Thank sageranger
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love love this place. Its so cozy. The food is delicious. I was on a staycation for my birthday and decided to enjoy my city. I walked to Little Italy to grab some food and of course I wanted this place. i was pleased...More

Thank 878nalam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very solid visit. Charming atmosphere feels like a homey Italian spot. Pizza was good but seemed confused between a Sicilian and Greek pie. Thicker crust was good and very tasty sauce. Cheese was a standard mozzarella mix which was ok. Scratched the itch but didn't...More

Thank Roger S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
yergalem w
Do they delver?
19 July 2016|
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Response from dany0802 | Reviewed this property |
I experienced the same and wondered to myself how they had a line to the front door. I gave half of my pizza to a homeless guy.
19 June 2016|
Response from lemountg | Reviewed this property |
How is this possible did we just have a bad batch or what?
Do you deliver
17 June 2016|
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Response from Jedimasterkush | Reviewed this property |
I dont know but I would think you would probably want to go to the restaurant to get the whole experience
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1747 India St, San Diego, CA 92101-2517
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-232-5094
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