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Filippi's Pizza Grotto

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10767 Woodside Ave, Santee, CA 92071-3144
+1 619-562-7878
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Coulee City
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116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The pizza, pasta, and salads are excellent. We are not pizza lovers, but this place is where we go. The Italian dressing is awesome! Good quality food at a fair price.

Thank Michael W
Santee, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We use Filippi's as both a great carry out pizza place on game days or a nice sit down, dine in Italian restaurant! We love the atmosphere with the wine bottles strung up in the grape vine and lattice decor. The customer service at the restaurant is great, and many of the servers know the regulars by name! It gives... More 

Thank jrbd66
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The food here is homemade and wonderful. Also be aware you will have leftovers to take home. We have had dinner here several times and also pizza pick up. Always consistent. They are always busy and usually there is a wait but well worth it. We use to go to the one in Little Italy and were so happy when... More 

Thank Marsha T
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

In the tradition of the Filippi's, We're never disappointed by the great food and most excellent service. Dinner portions are large. Pizza is always the best!

Thank Paula A
Lakeside, California, United States
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

The hostess had the personality of a paper plate! She looked annoyed to have to seat us. While the waitress was fine....the hostess was the first sour face we saw. Numerous other patrons were greeted in exactly the same way..." Why are you bothering me". We were here for an hour and never saw ONE smile. I would not want... More 

Thank Deborah S
Miller Place, New York
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I was unfortunately staying at the Best Western across the street (see review), and was miserable and needed to feel happy. My colleague and I ate here for dinner both nights we were in Santee. I was told at the Walgreens to go there because it was the best pizza anywhere. Being from Brooklyn, NY,, and having lived in Chicago... More 

Thank Wrigley2013
Independence, Missouri
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We love there pizza it is the best. Chessy and good. We love there pizza, and there Veal both are excellent choices. Staff can be overwhelmed at times but it is worth it.

Thank Steve J
El Cajon, California
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Not really sure about this place, ive been disappointed each time ive been and I want to like it, not very good service pizza was burnt salad was ok this happened on 3 different occasions

Thank Bradnvicki
Santee, California, USA
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Wait was extreme and the pizza didn't have very much flavor. Even attempted to call order in but no one would answer the phone

Thank Rosemary A
Santee, California
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130 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I was bummed a couple years back when our only Italian place closed for business. For a while Barona Italian Cucina was the only place to get great Italian without having to go to El Cajon or West. The pasta might not be home made like Barona's but it's good value Italian made quick. Service is ok, place gets crazy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10767 Woodside Ave, Santee, CA 92071-3144
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santee
  • Phone Number: +1 619-562-7878
Phone # (619) 562-7878

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