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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 212
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    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
New Haven Pizza with a California Twist

Basic Bar & Pizza 410 10th Ave. San Diego, CA. I admit I’m a pizza snob. Being from New Haven Ct. I was raised at the center of the thin crust pizza world with places such as Pepe’s, Modern, Sally’s, Tolli’s, Abates and Bar pizzerias at my disposal. While visiting San Diego I was asked to look... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Realtor44
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Hamden, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A great place to sit in with good drinks but the pizza wasn't to my taste. Maybe my choice wasn't right but it had too much cheese making it difficult to eat. Large portions and good value for money though and a popular place. Maybe next time I will pick a better pizza . Service was good although music was... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Basic Bar & Pizza 410 10th Ave. San Diego, CA. I admit I’m a pizza snob. Being from New Haven Ct. I was raised at the center of the thin crust pizza world with places such as Pepe’s, Modern, Sally’s, Tolli’s, Abates and Bar pizzerias at my disposal. While visiting San Diego I was asked to look up and try... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Second time visiting this place and it did not disappoint. Mashed potato and bacon pizza is fantastic. Service was great.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Ambiance was great! They have couches and it's actually a lot bigger than I thought. My husband and I sat at the bar for a drink before we hit the town. The pizzas that came out looked amazing. There was a bigger group of girls there for brunch and all the food they got also looked great. Bartender was super... More 

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Blackwood, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I don't know how this place got such high reviews because I really think it was mediocre on many levels. Let's start with the service. Everywhere we went to eat in San Diego had better than average service, but Basic would get an F rating. Her attitude sucked from the start, she took the order and that was it. She... More 

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San Diego, California
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Pizza was phenomenal. Thin crust, and full of flavor. We usually drown our pizza with salt, parmesan cheese, and ranch dressing. We didn't have to touch this one. Bar tender was awesome and very knowledgeable about their beers. I read an article that put Basic, Pizza Port, and Buena Forchetta as the best pizza places in San Diego. I've only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Amazing pizzas! The salad rocked!!! Where to start? The family favorite was the 4-Maggio, followed by the So Meaty and J-street. Wish we weren't so far away...

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Delicious house salad, excellent pizza, we had a small deluxe meatball, great price! My mother had a ginger beer soda and I had a sparkling wine. The wine came in a can with it's own straw. At first I thought no way, but after having a sip it was really kinda fun. The design is "basic", lots of metal. There... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I have come to this place many times over the years and it always has been one of the best pizzas I've ever had. That said I went with some friends over the weekend and highly recommended this place to my friends. The pizza was good, but I feel like we caught them on a bad night. We got the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I stopped in here for drinks and some pizza. We had the all meat selection and it was great. It was honestly the best either of us have had in recent memory. I'll go out of my way to go there next time I'm in town. Service was quick and attentive and prices were reasonable.

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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: Pizza, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?