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Filippi's Pizza Grotto
Filippi's Pizza Grotto

Filippi's Pizza Grotto

9.010 reviews
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Italian, Pizza
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114 W Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 747-2650
https://realcheesepizza.com/escondido/
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I've been going to this restaurant since 1970s. It still looks the same inside. If you love cheesy pizza, this is for you. The bread is amazing, the lasagna and spaghetti ... Read more
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Local from Escondido, California, USA

I've been going to this restaurant since 1970s. It still looks the same inside. If you love cheesy pizza, this is for you. The bread is amazing, the lasagna and spaghetti excellent.

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Local from Greater San Diego, California

Filippi's has been making a top quality pizza and pastas for generations. A nice place to celebrate with young and old. The old-style pizza, once tried, will likely become your favorite. There is often a line, but it is worth the wait.

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Local from San Diego, California

This place has been in Escondido for a very long time and there is usually a wait to get in the door. I like the white pizza the best, and the amount of cheese they put on it is crazy! The salads are just okay, lots of iceberg lettuce. My husband likes the spaghetti and meatballs the best. Huge portions, definitely can share a meal here.

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Local from San Diego, California, USA

This place is an iconic local pizzaria. I have been going with my family for years. You must be a cheese lover tho, they load on the cheese, so much so you need a knife and fork to eat it. I love their authentic pizza sauce and the toppings which they put under the cheese. Their torpedo sandwiches are to die for, big the big savory meatballs in the crispy fresh bread, covered in authentic marinara sauce. This place is a delicious small family run restaurant that is known for it's authentic quality ingredients and hospitality.

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Local from San Diego

Delicious oven baked pizza, with so much gooey cheese you'll drool. Their bread is also surprisingly amazing: crispy on the outside and soft and thick on the inside. Plus it's a great ambience with a pub style feel right on the streets of downtown Escondido. I loved it!

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Local from Valley Center, California

Like Peterson’s Donuts, Felipes is also an icon in Escondido. We have been eating there since the 1970’s. You will find large portions of delicious food at a great price. This casual eatery is very busy on weekends so come early or be prepared to wait. DON’T ask for extra cheese on your pizza. They already put on a ton and anymore and you will feel sick! In addition to great pizza and salads, we love their eggplant parmesan. (If you are able to visit during “Cruising Grand” –April through September- you must arrive by 4:30 on Friday evenings to eat without a wait!).

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Oh my gosh. I had my first taste of really really great pizza here. Well, not here. It was at my friend's birthday party.

I love the crust. Just the right amount of thickness. I've never been a fan of thin crust--which I think tastes like a cracker. No thanks.

I love the sauce. I wish there was more sauce because it's so good. Ummm...maybe not. Maybe that's why I like it, not too much sauce.

The cheese was unreal. I've never tasted such good cheese on a pizza.

My favorite topping? The mushrooms. Yummy yummy yummy.

There is nothing fancy here. Just delicious simplicity.

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