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Filipis Groto

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5353 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123-1415
+1 619-232-5094
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue 11:00 - 22:30
Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Diego, CA
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My taste in pizza leans towards the authentic Italian style-- very thin crust, not much sauce or cheese, the focus being the quality of the crust and the ingredients (other than sauce and cheese) on top of it. I remember an extraordinary late-night pizza in Venice that featured periwinkles, baby calamari, baby scallops, fresh basil, and other heavenly delights. Filipi's... More 

Thank anastasiab695
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

It's really authentic Italian. My family has been going here for 40 yrs and still it's where we choose to go when visiting family. The pizza is always a favorite.

Thank sethkendall
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Picked up some pizza, wings and a salad for a Saturday night dinner at the hotel. The pizza was really cheesy so ordering extra cheese is not necessary, but I found it odd that they cover the pizza toppings with the cheese. This was a little different than what I was used to, but it was okay. The chicken wings... More 

Thank Cory B
Thousand Oaks, United States
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We were promptly seated at 5:30pm on a weeknight with a family party of six. The menu selections offer simple straight forward Italian selections. We ordered a large antipasto salad, two large pizzas and an order of ravioli to share. The service was good and the food was served appropriately, initially the cold salad followed by the really hot pizzas... More 

Thank Robert G
Cincinnati, Ohio
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We were visiting from out of town and were told this was one of two great pizza places in San Diego. They did not disappoint! The pizza was delicious! We also got salads and they were huge. The Italian bread they serve is so soft and yummy. The whole meal was great and the servers were excellent.

Thank Amy S
Tullahoma, Tennessee
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015

The food here was actually decent, but I wouldn't go farther than that. However, the service I received at this restaurant was truly bizarre. I'll explain. We arrived and were seated quite quickly on a rather busy evening, that was he highlight... When the waitress, who appear to be a bit... off, finally came to the table to take our... More 

Thank seanmcahill
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

This restaurant is a little hidden gem. It sits behind an Italian style deli which you enter through the shop. The meals were lovely and portions were embarrassingly large. Service and atmosphere were great in very quaint surroundings. Don't forget to order a bottle of Chianti, mark it with your memories and hang in the ceiling.

Thank Loopylee1964
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Great price and even better pizzazz!! Not sure what else I can say. At the end of our meal wanted to eat more because it was so good, just to full to do so.

Thank Kevin V
Level Contributor
143 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Ate here twice, one time was carry out. Only one size pizza. Ordered special with everything and one with sausage and pepperoni, both under $20. Also ordered combo plate of beef ravioli and lasagna around $10. Side salad was huge! Bottle of wine was under $14. Everything was tasty, plentiful, and reasonably priced for downtown Little Italy section of San... More 

Thank Betty L
Grinnell, Iowa
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139 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We'd heard good things about Filipi's Grotto and were glad to find out they were all true and then some! The only negative comment was that it was so good, it was often very crowded, with lines, especially at lunch. We got around that by getting a late start on our tour of the Gas Lamp District and Little Italy,... More 

Thank Mark G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Pizza, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5353 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123-1415
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-232-5094

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