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Downtown and Little Italy Food Tour
"The Downtown/Little Italy San Diego city tour starts in the historic Gaslamp Quarter taking you on a leisurely stroll throughout the Downtown and the Gaslamp area. During your stroll your guide will share juicy tidbits and interesting scoops about Downtown San Diego like the original Red Light District and the gambling halls that used to reside in the present day area.What about the tastes you ask? Start with a buffet sampling at one of San Diego's best Indian cuisines. Be sure not to fill up because a ton more samples await. From there you can enjoy a peaceful walk through the William Heath Davis house courtyard and pass along the front s hear in detail how this small fishing village eventually established San Diego as the “Tuna Capital” of the west coast. A stop in Little Italy wouldn't be complete without an authentic Italian sampling and lucky for you there's 2 to rave over.Of course
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Cinematic Escape Game in San Diego
"Come on down to Little Italy to experience the next generation of Escape Rooms. With fully immersive environments your private party will search for clues and solve puzzles to complete your mission. Story-driven puzzles with high end production values make this an Escape Room unlike any other. After a short 5 minute briefing you'll have 1 hour to finish your mission in our state-of-the-art Escape Room mission The Lazarus Crystal. You and your team investigate and recover a mysterious crystal stolen by an agent. Just like my therapist tells me communication is key. Share all the clues you have found. Work together to solve puzzles. Bring a positive energy and follow the rules. Our trained magical professionals will give you the low-down once you are here. Successful or not we have a photo booth afterward to commemorate your journey with us."""
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San Diego Scavenger Hunt Adventure
"The adventure begins in Old Town San Diego and takes you on a well-designed course through Little Italy the waterfront and down to the area of the war memorials. The tour requires approximately 2.5 miles of walking and uses the downtown transit system at one point in the game.  The Quest has numerous stops along the route to complete challenges and de leaving time to stop to grab a bite or simply enjoy the scenery. Great for families friends and those ready to have fun while seeing the city! Please note that pricing is per individual but your team must book together. One voucher is valid for your team of 2-5 people.""""Turn San Diego into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour city walking tour. Guided from any smart phone teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city
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Filippi's Pizza Grotto Tips (7)

Filippi's Pizza Grotto: Awesome Italian Food~

While exploring this wonderful community within the bayside of San Diego is an area called Little Italy!! We were sat in the smallest part of the dinning room by the kitchen, but asked if there were a larger area. Yes, there is. We sat in a nice little cove of restaurant that had loads of character. The waitresses were wonderful! The food was awesome and so was the price. You get your monies worth here for sure.

Note: They are a very kind establishment. They will serve homeless which is a blessing. While we were there, their was a gentleman and he was pretty ripe. Plus, he was smoking, and was not too happy with the huge meal they were providing him. Yet, he was elderly and shouldn't had been left on his own. So sad:(

Favorite Dish Meatball Sandwich and my hubby had spagetti...YUM!

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Yaqui
Sep 04, 2016

Filippi's Pizza Grotto: Restaurant in a shop

Very funny restaurant, we had to go through a grocery store to get inside! Pic 2: My sister in law and my second cousin in front of the store / restaurant entrance. On pic. 3 they are waiting to be seated, the waiting line is in an aisle in the shop :-)

We sat in the nicest of the three parts, small and cozy with paintings on the walls and red and white table cloths. The humans had pizzas and pastas, I had bread and read wine. They paid 19 dollars each for lots of food they could not finish, and more than one drink each, like wine, beer and cooffee. Good for them I was there to help them!

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Backpackermoose
Apr 04, 2011

Filippi's Pizza Grotto: Authentic Italian meals

Part of a family-owned chain of Italian restaurants. Service at Filippi's is fast whether choosing to dine in or order food to go. The Filippi family has served San Diego since 1950 and is proud that their food product is consistent and always enjoyable.

Favorite Dish Pizza is always popular at Filippi's and comes in three sizes and 15 regular choices, but they also have five Filippi's Special pizza options. We ordered pizza but wanted different things, so LJ had 1/2 Vegetarian (black olives, mushrooms, green peppers and onions) while I had 1/2 Meat Lovers (pepperoni, ham, sausage, mushroom).

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BLewJay
Mar 28, 2011

Filippi's Pizza Grotto: Best Local Italian

I visit Filippi's every time I go to San Diego. It has been serving the locals since 1950 and is still family owned. There is a small parking area to the side of the building but you should be prepaired to find a spot on the street.
The meals are very generously portioned. I had a child's lasagna and still was stuffed.
The pizzas are what is generally ordered at Filippi's.
If you feel like shopping after you eat, take a stroll through the store on your way out (you have to walk through it anyway to get to the restaurant area).
I can't recommend Filippi's enough. The service, the food and the prices are all the best you can find in San Diego.

Favorite Dish Pizza

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Feb 27, 2007
 
 
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Filippi's Pizza Grotto: So good!

I loved this pizza! It had a homemade taste and lots of cheese! We laughed because there was the option of ordering extra cheese and we couldn't imagine that much cheese! The spaghetti and meatballs looked really good also (the biggest meatballs I have ever seen), even the lasagna was huge! The food was very affordable for the amount that you get. The restaurant also has a market in it, which makes for very cool surroundings. It was great, I wish I could have some right now!

Favorite Dish The pizza! But really, everything looked tasty.

ShempDeeLa
Jun 01, 2004

Filippi's Pizza Grotto: Great food in Little Italy

Part of a family-owned chain of Italian restaurants. Service at Filippi's is fast whether choosing to dine in or order food to go. The Filippi family has served San Diego since 1950 and is proud that their food product is consistent and always enjoyable.

Favorite Dish Pizza is always popular at Filippi's and comes in three sizes and 15 regular choices, but they also have five Filippi's Special pizza options. For something different try Lillian's Special All White Pizza with garlic, mozzarella, provolone and oil. Vegetarians aren't left out in this comfort-food haven; the Vegetarian Special has cheese, mushrooms, onions, black olives and bell peppers. Sandwiches are traditionally Italian and can be served hot or cold. The Meatball with mozzarella and bell peppers is a local favorite. Pastas include Spaghetti, Ravioli, Lasagna and manicotti. Can't decide which to choose? Try the half-and-half where you can mix a half order of two different pastas. Light eaters can order a half order or enjoy the appetizers or salads.

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spartan
Jan 29, 2004

Filippi's Pizza Grotto: Very very heavy pizza and more

Located very close to my work.
Pizza so good and gooey, you have you use a knife and a fork.
Incredible prime rib too.
You will never go out hungry from this place and you will always carry out more than half your food.
great ambience, dark and muted place.

Favorite Dish Sausage and pepperoni pizza.
Antipasto.
Prime rib (Ask for the Filippi's cut) - Around $20 but can easily feed 3 persons.

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May 25, 2003

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Getting to Filippi's Pizza Grotto

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1747 India Street

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  • Sunday 11:00 to 22:00
  • Monday 11:00 to 22:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 to 22:30
  • Wednesday 11:00 to 22:30
  • Thursday 11:00 to 22:30
  • Friday 11:00 to 23:30
  • Saturday 11:00 to 23:30

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