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Mama 'n Papa's Pizza Grotto is Vista's oldest and most beloved Italian Restaurant. We proudly serve authentic Italian dishes for lunch and dinner 7 days a week!


Mama 'n Papa's Pizza Grotto is one of the oldest Italian restaurants in Vista, CA. Owner, Fred Mozzani, grew up working for the DePhilippis at Fillipi's Pizza Grotto in San Diego. While working at Fillipi's, Fred met his wife Lynn and decided to start his own business. The DePhilippis shared their recipes, menu and blessings. Since 1986 Mama ‘n Papa’s has been family owned, with three generations now managing daily operations. Mama 'n Papa's has become a Vista landmark, known for homemade Italian classics, an inviting atmosphere, and service that is second to none.

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988 Civic Center Dr
Vista, CA 92083
Sun-Thurs: 11am-9pm
Fri and Sat: 11am-10pm

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Let Mama 'n Papa's take care of your next private event in San Diego or Orange County. While you are making friends and memories, our full service catering packages will ensure every guest enjoys a delicious, authentic meal.
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