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Family Friendly, Best Value: Family-owned and operated since 1950, Filippi's Pizza Grotto is a go-to spot for Italian food in Little Italy. This casual restaurant is famous for mouth-watering pizzas (locals rave about the cheese) and monumental meatball subs. There can be a wait, but it's one locals are willing to endure. Walk through the deli (they sell sauces, cookies and more)and into the restaurant and feel immediately transported into Italy. Beer and wine are on offer. Parking can be tricky so plan time to find a spot and definitely come with an appetite. Filippi's accepts to go orders for those who are headed out to sightsee.

Best of San Diego's Little Italy: Family-owned and operated since 1950, Filippi's Pizza Grotto is a go-to spot for Italian food in Little Italy. This casual restaurant is famous for mouth-watering pizzas (locals rave about the cheese) and monumental meatball subs. There can be a wait, but it's one locals are willing to endure. Walk through the deli and into the restaurant and feel immediately transported into Italy. Beer and wine are on offer. Parking can be tricky so plan time to find a spot especially on weekends when all of Little Itally can be crowded. This is the first of now many Filippi's Pizza Grotto locations across San Diego.

Restaurants near Cruise Port: Family-owned and operated since 1950, Filippi's Pizza Grotto is a go-to spot for Italian food in Little Italy. This casual restaurant is famous for mouth-watering pizzas (locals rave about the cheese) and monumental meatball subs. There can be a wait, but it's one locals are willing to endure. Walk through the deli and into the restaurant and feel immediately transported into Italy with Chianti bottles hanging from the ceiling and a rustic vibe. Beer and wine are on offer. Large portions feed stomachs and provide good value for money. Parking can be tricky so plan time to find a spot.

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Local Expert Katie Dillon Says:

Family Friendly: "Portions can be huge, especially the lasagne."

Best Value: "Lasagne is my order and I always have to take some of it home because it's huge!"

Best of San Diego's Little Italy: "Portions are big and the pizza crust is on the thick side."

Restaurants near Cruise Port: "If you like meatball subs, they are excellent here. Big, too."

Best for Family Friendly Because: It's festive and casual with great pizza. No one will care if a kid shrieks a little.

Recommended as Best Value Because: Filippi's offers generous portions, delicious pizza and service with a smile.

Recommended as Best of San Diego's Little Italy Because: It's been around for decades so lots of San Diegans have childhood memories here and are still loyal customers.

Best for Restaurants near Cruise Port Because: In addition to awesome pizza (oh, the cheese), cruise goers may want to stock up on salumi, cookies and Italian favorites to bring on board.

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