Filippi's Pizza Grotto is one of the most beloved Italian restaurants in San Diego. Its pizza has been highly acclaimed since first being served more ... More
Filippi's Pizza Grotto
Filippi's Pizza Grotto is one of the most beloved Italian restaurants in San Diego. Its pizza has been highly acclaimed since first being served more than 50 years ago. The front of the restaurant is an Italian shop selling dried pasta, wines, candy, canned goods and olives, and a deli selling Italian sausages and cheese. After passing through this aromatic area, one is led to the restaurant itself. The chefs here dish up all the classics including lasagne, spaghetti and meatballs, ravioli and more. Imported and domestic wine and beer is available.
I cannot believe that the average star rating of this place is so high. This place is a just a small pizza franchise, with mediocre pizza, mediocre service, and mediocre prices. Nothing exciting about this place at all, if your looking for Dominos quality pizza but without the dominos delivery man knocking on your door, then sure this place would suit you just fine, but if you want authentic italian pizza/pasta/etc... then go somewhere else, Filippis is a three-star max quality joint to eat at
I can't believe that people are raving about this place! My company frequently has its luncheons and retirement parties here and I have to say: this food is insulting to any semi-epicurian. The pizza is so-so, the salads are iceberg lettuce with cold cuts on top, and the 'garlic bread' is Wonder bread dipped in butter with dried herbs sprinkled on top. Are you kidding me?? The bathrooms are always filthy and the service is quite slow. I've been to each of the locations at least once and I can't understand why anyone would go back there with great restaurants like Buca di Beppo around. If you think this is good pizza or Italian food, then you've obviously never had REAL Italian food.
People on the west coast wouldnt know good pizza if it landed on their face. This restaurant is a disgrace to Italians and pizza lovers. I am from the east coast and have had tons of good pizza to compare this too. The crust is similar to Ellios and the sauce had little flavor. I have better frozen pizza before.I was very disappointed. If you want real pizza I would recommend Bronx pizza or Cafe Bella Italia, or even DiGornios in your local foodstore.
the worst pizza I have ever had. I would rather eat Little Caesars for half the price. The crust was thick and dry, and they just glob on the cheese. I had bell peppers on mine, and they tasted a little funky. Worst $13 I ever spent.
Am a veal scaloppni freak. I'm from San Francisco (1973) and hadn't had a good scaloppini in years. Ordered thiers and was supprised to recieve a specialty of thiers, a breaded veal cuttlet covered with meat sauce. The meal was the worst that I ever had. And was informed by the waitress that it was one of the HOUSE SPECIALTYS. I have not returned and I never will.
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