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Basic

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410 10th Av, San Diego, CA 92101
619.531.8869
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 226
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great pizza and atmosphere

Basic is a neat bar/restaurant - it almost seems like it had been a firehouse before. It's got a rustic feel with huge ceilings and two "firehouse-size garage doors" that they keep open to let the fresh air in. They had an art exhibit going on the night we went. It was very interesting - a young... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
pdemeo
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
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73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Basic is a neat bar/restaurant - it almost seems like it had been a firehouse before. It's got a rustic feel with huge ceilings and two "firehouse-size garage doors" that they keep open to let the fresh air in. They had an art exhibit going on the night we went. It was very interesting - a young woman wearing a... More 

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Thank pdemeo
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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218 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stopped in for happy hour and too pickup a pizza to-go. The happy hours specials are pretty much in line with the area. One bonus is that they have free pizzas in the corner so you can grab slices to eat while you are drinking. I ordered the "Mashed" pie. The crust is amazing and the whole pizza was... More 

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Thank Pete7919
Seacrest Beach, Florida
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226 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

And yes, be brought up the average age of this place. The pizza here was outstanding. We ordered the Margherita Pizza called the Marg and it was perfectly thin with just the right amount of ingredients. It happened to be happy hour so we got to try tastes of other pizza that was free(not on game days). And the Mashed... More 

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Thank chefluee
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I'm in San Diego I eat at Basic (or Bar Basic), friends, family and solo. The best pizza I've had in Southern California, after living in Los Angeles for 17 years. The crust is thin and crispy, sauce is great and high quality toppings!! Have always had perfect service, both on the food and drink side of things.... More 

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1 Thank CarterJonErickson
Hollywood, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Excellent pizza, cool atmosphere. Fun place!! Definite recommendation for adults and kids. Pizza is amazing. Has good selection for kids and adults and basic easy menu. Great service

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1 Thank Danelle G
Halifax,Nova Scotia
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241 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Nice spot for relaxing evening in a hip atmosphere. Nice selection of pizzas and drinks with friendly service

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1 Thank heeto
Stamford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

I have literally just finished my pizza and sipping the last of my cocktail here but feel I need to review it immediately. It was that good. Great atmosphere, great food, great service. My only tiny bit of critisim is that the physical menus are a little cheap looking. I know its petty but I had to think of something.... More 

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1 Thank Adam R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

It was worth the experiment. Came to try it out and the unique flavor paid off. Recommended to some other travelers the next day and they agreed.

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Thank Milehimoby
Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

The pizza here is some of the best I have had. The topping combinations are great and I especially love the one with mashed potatoes. The space is fresh and modern and is a great location in downtown San Diego. Come to basic for great pizza and drinks eaten in a great atmosphere.

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Thank jeffbran
Indianapolis, Indiana
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166 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Pizza is hand tossed very thin crust like NY style pizza. Each pizza has a different shape due to hand tossing the incredible dough. Great atmosphere, cool decor, very close to beautiful Petco Park. Prices very fair. Quality of pizza and ingredients is awesome!! Go and enjoy!!

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Thank Greg D

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 410 10th Av, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 619.531.8869

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?