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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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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner with friends, 4 couples. We ordered a large pizza to be shared by four people. Was supposed to be a vegetarian pizza but very few vegetables on the pizza topped with gobs of white cheese. Crust was overly thick and we couldn't cut it with our knives. Waitress was attentive to our needs. Won't be back.

Thank Margaret O
Santee, California
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Haven't eaten at Santee Filippi's and was pleasantly surprised. We are seniors and could have easily split a dinner portion. They are really large. The pizza was fully loaded. No scrimping there. Old school Italian. Great.

Thank wobegonen1
San Diego, California
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I have eaten at Filippi's for years! Since I live nearby, I often stop & order takeout which is freshly prepared while I enjoy a cocktail in the lounge. My favorite dishes are the Family plate that has lasagna, spaghetti & ravioli that is served with soup (zuppa) -minestrone & a salad if dining in. To go orders only include... More 

Thank Karen-Kasey R
San Diego, California
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

The experience we thought we would have would be great but out of the Filippi's restaurant this one isn't as great. We arrived for a late lunch and i ordered pizza and my wife ordered pasta. The service was good but the food wasn't that great. My pizza had the cheese melted over everything. We also have eaten at the... More 

Thank fadetoblack19
Santee, California
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I have been at Filippi's in Little Italy and loved it, but, this location is not as good. The food was bland and the service slow. Not my first choice for a night out even though they have all you can eat specials. I will go to the one downtown and take a pass Filippi's in Santee.

Thank Ellie A
Coulee City
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122 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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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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13 restaurant reviews
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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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5 restaurant reviews
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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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14 restaurant reviews
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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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?