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410 10th Av, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
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Ranked #10 of 4,078 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Pizza, Vegetarian
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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
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Jacksonville, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We followed Tripadvisor to get here and we were not disappointed! The thin-crust pizza was outstanding! We were fascinated by watching the bartender make drinks, too. He is truly an artisan.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a great surprise--we are from Chicago so we know something about great pizza and we had a great meal at this place. The vibe was fun, laid back, and friendly. For the quality of the food and the build-out, the prices are quite affordable.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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117 reviews 117 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I love the atmosphere here. It is a weird combination of dive & hip. The pizza combinations are limitless with both red and white sauce, with or without cheese. It is thin crust which I love. The only critique is that I wish the crust was just a little bit more crispy especially towards the beginning of the slice.

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North West England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I visited Basic with my wife a few weeks back while on holiday in San Diego and we were just in the mood for a pizza but wanted something a little different. When we walked in I immediately spotted something the size of a surfboard on someones table - I asked the waiter if that was the largest pizza and... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Nothing to write home about. $67 for bar food too expensive, in my opinion. We ordered a large, white pie with 3 toppings; 2 soft drinks; 2 cocktails. It didn't help that our expectations were too high, being rated 11th restaurant in SD.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Was staying for a few nights in the Gaslamp district. Decided to head out for some pizza one night and the walk to this place was nice - it was refreshing to get out of the hustle and bustle of fifth ave. Great selection of toppings but was a little disappointed in the selection of specialty pizzas - usually I'll... More

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Dallas, Texas
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1,031 reviews 1,031 reviews
458 restaurant reviews
1,036 helpful votes 1,036 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Following the great TA reviews, we decided to visit.....what a great find. In a modern setting half restaurant , half bar, it's a very informal casual restaurant with a great atmosphere. The pizzas are excellent. Rectangular rather than round with some delicious toppings. They are also massive. A small will easily be enough for 3 people. Definitely one of the... More

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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The place is very, very nice... the music, the environment and themost important the pizza is tasty, wonderful, no words to describe it! I really love it! and is cheap! Highly Recommended

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

One of the best thin crust pizzas I've had. Very simple menu. Pizza and salads. Of course beer and mixed drinks are available. Certainly worth the effort to get there . Would highly recommend

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Stopped in for a late lunch and loved the basic salad and pizza. The wait staff was very nice and willing to change up one of the cocktails to accommodate a dietary need - and funny about it too. Everything was great. Recommend!

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Additional Information about Basic

Address: 410 10th Av, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 619.531.8869
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Pizza, Vegetarian

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