Filippi’s Pizza Grotto
So, I’ll close out 2015 with a review of one of my favorite Italian restaurants, Filippi’s. This place has been a San Diego institution for generations. Starting out in Little Italy back in the 50’s they now have a number of restaurants around the county. This is the southern most one, located in Imperial Beach. Now Filippi’s is best known for their pizzas, but sometimes I like to get a classic, heavy red sauce dish. Here’s a great rigatoni with meat sauce, side of Italian sausage and meatball, salad, etc. I had to lay down after eating all this! Not really a top shelf Italian restaurant, but a very comfortable, homey place that’s affordable and no frills. Probably the most generous portions you’ll find around.