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Filippi's Pizza Grotto Is Coming to IB

Filippi's Pizza Grotto and Coronado Brewing Company both considered opening a new location in Imperial Beach at Palm Avenue and 3rd Street.

A Filippi's Pizza Grotto will open in Imperial Beach by the end of the year, Bob DePhilippis said.

Coronado Brewing Company also considered moving into the 3rd Street and Palm Avenue location following the close of Marisa's Mexican Seafood Grill. Before that it was IB Rockin' and before that Bryan's Landing.

"Hopefully [we will open] by the first week of December, for sure before Christmas," he said. "Imperial Beach is a nice little town. I've got a iot of friends that live there and I look forward to it."

The family-owned business serves pizza, lasagna, spaghetti and other Italian food.

Different family members run different stores. DePhilippis' daughter Michelle, who lives at the nearby Coronado Cays, will manage the restaurant.

The first Filippi's downtown in 1950 as a general store and deli. Today there are more than a dozen Filippi's restaurants primarily in San Diego but also in other parts of California.

Renovations will be made inside and out as the restaurant waits for city permits.

"Getting rid of bar, that was a nightmare. Matter of fact, the place needs a lot of work but we're going to make it look nice," he said.

Kay Kardian-Porter January 21, 2013 at 05:08 PM
Again, I agree with Ed for the people of Imperial Beach to get out and vote. Only 1200 people voted the last time for the mayor and that is the only way he got the position as our Mayor. He would not have won if everyone would have voted. We need to get these people out of office so our city can be run effectively without these people taking tax payers money and spending it away. Look around at this city and look at the potholes in the streets and alleyways, look at the businesses they have torn down without any recourse as to the effect it had on the citizens or the businesses that were there. They put the cart before the horse all the time. They are only there for the power and the money not for the people. As far as the permits with Flippis they will take their time just to hinder other businessess from coming into our city. This is how it has been for many years. SO GET OUT AND VOTE!!
David V February 04, 2013 at 09:36 PM
I agree foster freez should be back I vote we take out giant pizza king the employees are gross especially there drivers I see them all dirty not shaved smoking in there cars and picking there noes at the same time yuck !!!
Chico&The Man February 05, 2013 at 07:36 PM
any thing but that giant pizza barf how about the place that resided in that verry spot The inn spot Ib's 70's nude bar ..
Ben Davis February 18, 2013 at 01:09 AM
Honestly, Giant Pizza King and Filippi's Pizza is horrible, I just tried Filippi's for the first time and I was completely disgusted with the food. The food was cold and to make matters worse, the sauce tasted like it was right out of the can. I would rather eat at Pizza Hut. If your in IB, there are only two places I would go and that's Seacoast Pizza or Pizza Hut.
Ben Davis February 18, 2013 at 01:15 AM
Marcus, no one wants to make Imperial Beach a trash can full of stoners, regardless of what medicinal qualities it has, everyone knows that 90% of everyone with a medical marijuana card got theirs by faking lower back pain. Imperial Beach needs to prosper with strong, honest, and dedicated officials, not the thieves that are currently pulling the strings! We need to bring back Sand Castle days, bring back tourism in IB, and keep the trash off of the beach so that families can start coming back.

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