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Filippi's Pizza Grotto

#557 of 3,848 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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9969 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92131-1065
+1 858-586-0888
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Alameda, California
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were part of a group of college rowers that took up a large portion of the restaurant on a Friday night and the staff did not miss a beat. They kept the food coming and the kids happy. A tough job when there's more than 30 kids.

Thank mwbudd
Lakeside, California
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Always great service, pizza and the house bread is a meal in itself! The restaurant is clean and the staff is friendly! Great service, great time, great food!

Thank ssagiao65
Poway, California
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We go to a different location nearer to our home for take out. But when we want to sit down we come to this location. Service is good and efficient. It's always loaded with happy patrons. The food is great. The prime rib is great. The portions are generous. Can be a little loud which doesn't bother me. It's a... More 

Thank maryaling
Gladewater, Texas
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Their bread is some of the best I've eaten-yum! My spaghetti and meatballs were above average. My wife said her lasagna was the best she had ever eaten. Service was a little slow. Overall, one of the best Italian eateries I have visited. There are several in the San Diego. I plan to eat here when in the area.

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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Love this place! We discovered Flippin last year. A dark, cool, cozy, authentic Italian restaurant. We enjoy sitting at the bar, meeting people and watching football. Last year I ordered the supreme pizza. It has to weigh 5 pounds. Delicious. Husband had chicken parm. This year we had chicken parm. And veal parm. With salad and garlic bread. Huge portions,... More 

Thank lw3
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

To us the pizza was unusual, close to extreme amount of cheese. Crust was tasty, properly cooked. Fettuccine noodles were unfortunately undercooked and tough.

Thank steve s
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I stop at Filippi's in Mira Mesa once a week and order lasagna marinara to go. The to-go service is amazingly fast, courteous and the lasagna is so, so, so, good, swimming in lots of thick Italian pasta sauce. To die for!

Thank Laurie P
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We eat here about once a month. They are consistently good. Most often we have the special pizza and the antipasto salad. The service is always good. On special occasions we have enjoyed the fabulous prime rib dinner which is terrifically priced. If you are lighter eaters you can share this delectable meal.

Thank Joella M
Peru, Illinois
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153 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered 2 large pizzas for pickup and they were both ready for pickup when we got there. Not being from CA, they were $46.00. But they were good and very tasty.

Thank LovingLife4us
Davidson, North Carolina
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The Pasta was very good with the lasagna being the highlight. Fun place for kids and parking is available which is key in Little Italy. We will be back to this gem!

Thank Kelly W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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: 9969 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92131-1065
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-586-0888

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