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Basic

410 10th Av, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
619.531.8869
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Ranked #3 of 3,977 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Pizza, Vegetarian
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

In town on business, and wanted pizza for dinner. Basic was recommended as a good place to go, and I'm very glad I went. I had a "small" Marg, which had fresh mozzarella, basil, tomato, and we added anchovies. The crust is thin and very, very good! Although the pizza was "small" it definitely feed two full size adults and... More

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Bishops Stortford
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Called in based on the great reviews on TA and in various guide books and Pinterest - what a great place and the idea to choose what you want on your pizza and the options you have was a master stroke. We really enjoyed the pizza, the building and the excellent service. Can you add pesto please for the next... More

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Love their pizza, thin crust and you can add all the ingredients you want. Great place to go with friends and have a couple of drinks and food.

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Gulf Beaches, Florida
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112 reviews 112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Wide variety of pizza options. Service was good, pizza was good and the so was the ice cold beer. Tried both white and red pizza. cool vibe there. Bar area was packed during happy hour.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Basic has got the recipe right- and I'm not only talking about their pizza. I live across the street from this venue and no matter what time it is, this place is happening. I went here one day at 4p (to start my happy hour) and was able to get a seat at the bar- by time it was 7p... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My mother & sister had eaten at the Hillcrest location previously and raved about it, so we were excited to find this location around the corner from our rental condo. I was a bit shocked when we called before 6 pm on a weeknight and were told the wait for a carry out pizza would be 40 minutes, so that... More

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Niwot, Colorado
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140 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The Pizza is great with choices of red or white sauce, several specialty pizzas are on the menu or you can put together whatever combination suits your fancy. The small size is good for two people and the large size for three or four. The staff is friendly and the service is good. It is in walking distance from all... More

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15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We went for a late lunch with our kids 14, 8, and 3. The food menu is pizza and a salad, but the pizzas are really interesting and huge. We ordered a large sausage and a small mashed potato and bacon. When they came out we started to laugh because there was so much food it would take an army... More

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The pizza here is really good. Some of the best I have had in San Diego. Does not matter on the toppings, it is all really good. It's in a good spot as well, although much more of a good spot during baseball season. I'm boring so I like cheese. Only negative on the pizza is that it is not... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We had the unique twist on a vegetarian pizza (fried eggplant, mashed potatoes, red peppers, add bacon).. you wouldn't think this combination works, but it DOES! It was great! The building was very neat. The only negative thing I could say was that we waited for a long time at the bar for a drink. Will go back if in... More

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