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Filippi's Pizza Grotto

#658 of 3,768 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
Closed now
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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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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Tucson, Arizona
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97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

If you like great Italian food you must Filippi's pizza grotto its really good food at a reasonable price a must visit in San Diego

Thank Rene M
Prescott, Arizona
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Where do I start? They have great pizza and my favorite pasta, Rigatoni. Many so-called Italian restaurants don't have Rigatoni anymore. Their sauce is thick and tomato-rich just the way I like it. Don't miss this place.

Thank C9928JSjimb
El Paso, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

There's a good food here, and plenty of it! All portions are akin to that made by a traditional italian momma, and just as tasty! From garlic bread to lasagna and pizza, everything is mouth-watering and hard to stop eating even after the 2nd helping.

Thank Richard H
Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Not sure about the rest of the population but for my family, Filippi's is a tradition. Whenever we want pizza, this is where we go. Their pies are a perfect combination of bread, cheese, sauce and toppings. Strangely enough, whenever we want a satisfying prime rib dinner, this is also where we go. The cuts are generous in size, cooked... More 

Thank Robert O
Temecula, California
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157 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

A total disappointment.I have been to a number of Filippis restaurants and this was my first time at this location. If you frequent any Filippi's you know how good their pizza is. LOTS of cheese, LOTS of pepperoni, LOTS of sauce , etc, etc on crust that is on the thinner side. NOT THIS LOCATION AT ALL. This locations pizza... More 

Thank Steve R
Simpsonville, South Carolina
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136 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Best Italian pizza in over thirty five years ! Better than New York City or Chicago. Got The Works with anchovies and black olives. Six extra large pieces for $19.95. Crispy crust. Toppings out to the pizza edge. Loaded with yummy cheese. Cannoli made while you wait. Only thing to complain - soda keeps getting higher and higher in price... More 

Thank john b

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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
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?