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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)... Read More
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. The salads and pastas are also fantastic. Yes, there can be a wait at times, but it's one locals are willing to endure. When walking through the deli and into the restaurant, you will feel immediately transported into Italy. Beer and wine are on offer. Parking can be tricky so plan enough time to find a spot. There are also multiple locations around San Diego.
- Best of San Diego's Little Italy: "Portions are big and the pizza crust is on the thick side."
- 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!"
- Restaurants near Cruise Port: "If you like meatball subs, they are excellent here. Big, too."
- 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 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.
- 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.