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410 10th Av, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
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Ranked #9 of 4,044 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Pizza, Vegetarian
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Restaurant details
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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236 reviews from our community

96% Recommend
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English first
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The pizza at Basic was quite good. It is thin, wood fire style pizza (although I have no idea how they actually cook it). It was actually pretty similar to pizza that we had it Italy. The beer selection could have been more expansive, but wasnt terrible. We stopped here before a Padres game as it is basically across the... More

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Naples, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Food and drinks were great. Staff was friendly and helpful. Only thing the music was so loud!!! I didn't understand why it should be so loud at 5:30pm. We could barely talk at all. You can order your pizza how ever you want it. We had a split pizza three topping on each half and they got it perfect. My... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We where in SD for holidays and we decied to eat a piazza, as other italian resturant are bust we take a break here, price very good, but we prefer pizza italian style :-(, good if you want a fast pizza at low price.

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El Paso, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Pizza was way beyond basic. Thin crispy crust and attentive staff. Would put this pizza up against any upscale gourmet pizza! Very laid back casual vibe. Cool contemporary decor inside the very large warehouse made for plenty of space for people to eat, drink, dance and be merry. Big ups to this place.

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Chicago, Illinois
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179 reviews 179 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Basic is a neighborhood place that offers 'free-form" pizzas, salad, and beers. All are high quality, and reasonably priced. Crust on the pizza was very good, and the tomato sauce, mozzarella and sausage were flavorful. Interesting room, with huge windows. Unlike many pizza places in California, this one could survive in New York or New Haven.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

You just can't beat Basic for consistently good pizza, great service and a good happy hour. The salad is SO good and great with the pizza - enough salad for 2 or 3 - or one non pizza person.

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Memphis, Tennessee
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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
36 helpful votes 36 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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120 reviews 120 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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