Friday, January 2, 2009

Oh Filippi Pizza! You Have Flipped Me Head Over Heel!

Filippi's Pizza Grotto
1747 India St, San Diego, CA
(619) 232-5094

I went to San Diego the week of New Year's Eve for three days, and as usual, I packed my itinerary with nothing but cafe and bakeries, dessert shops and restaurants. Filippi's Pizza Grotto was not on the itinerary but a nearby restaurant was. Filippi's and the restaurant were both located in Little Italy of San Diego. I passed by Filippi before and after my dinner, and it was as if the line never disappear. The line was still out the door of Filippi's in two hours period. So finally, on New Year's Eve, I decided that I must grab one of their pizzas to enjoy while counting down in the hotel room!

After I got my combo pizza, I made sure to eat a bite while it is still steamy hot before heading back to the hotel room. By the time I got the pizza back to the hotel room, the pizza was not hot anymore, but it was still so good!

Combination Pizza - sausage, pepperoni, mushroom, bell pepper, olives and tons of cheese.

This is one of the best pizza I ever had! The crust is medium thick, so it is somewhat bready. One look at it and it is thicker than regular pizza. It is also fully loaded with toppings. The tomato sauce is sweet but it goes very well with the salty meat on the pizza. What I find interesting is that Filippi tops cheese on top of their ingredients instead of the other way around. When the cheese melts, it seeps between the gaps created by the ingredients. So it was very cheesy every bite. Filippi's pizza definitely resembles a deep dish pizza since it is loaded with toppings, but differs in that it is not loaded with tomato sauce.

I found out they have a location in Napa. I never been to Napa but plan on visiting there, so I am sure I will be able to have another taste of Filippi's in the future!