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“Wow! What a Pizza, what a queue...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Base Camp Pizza Co.

Base Camp Pizza Co.
1001 Heavenly Villiage Way, Suite #25A, South Lake Tahoe, CA
530 544-2273
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Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Bar, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Established in 2012, this is the third restaurant for the Tahoe Restaurant Group. The two established restaurants are Fireside Pizza at Squaw Valley ski resort and Rubicon Pizza at Northstar ski resort. Headed by Ted Kennedy and Marc Vaccaro, the company is commited to a relaxed, family atmosphere with great food. All locations have games for the kids to play while they are waiting for their food.Base Camp Pizza Co. is the brainchild of long time friends Ray Villaman and Ted Kennedy. Ray is a 20 year restaurant veteran including - California Pizza Kitchen, Boston Market, the California Restaurant Association and even a short time as President of Blimpies.Come by and try some of our signature dishes: Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Smokey BBQ Chicken Pizza, Thai Chicken Curry Pizza, Italian Herb Shrimp Penne, and our signature Spaghetti Bolognese with Meatballs
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“Wow! What a Pizza, what a queue...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Visited there with a group of 7 (including 3 kids), during the evening and again for lunch. Our relatively large group enabled us to experience 3-4 different pizzas at once - was great.
Pizza is brilliant! unusual, tastes great, made of high quality ingredients, made to perfection.
Service is very friendly, very efficient. Great atmosphere.
So why only 4/5?
Were there during April - off-season. Very few skiers and not so many travelers. Yet, the queue during the evening was almost 1 hour! I don't want to be there during winter time, when the hungry skiers are looking for their dinners )-:
Don't get me wrong, the owners are not to blame: the queue is a result of two things - great quality and... no decent alternative around.
Very recommended for patient people.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“"Heavenly Pizza Party"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Wow! This is some serious comfort food. We stopped here for lunch after a morning hike. We ordered a medium Pepperoni Pizza. It was terrific. We treated ourselves to a Chocolate chip cookie Sundae for dessert. This was also spectacular. The service was fast and friendly. The restaurant had a great selection of Wine and Beer. They have indoor and outdoor seating. They also had live music outdoors. Awesome place to unwind and refuel.

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“It lives up to the reviews”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We actually stopped here on 2 different evenings, and had a good experience both times. We sat outside, which is a very popular option. They had live music in the patio area (word to the wise, if you want to be able to hear your dinner companions, get a table a distance away from the musicians. They play at a fairly loud level and the sound travels). The pizza arrived quickly, and the seasoning, crust thickness and crispiness were spot on. We also had a couple of Mediterranean salads, and they were very nice. For a casual pizza spot, it was definitely a cut above!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Best pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

we arrived when there was a live band playing outside. great atmosphere on patio with nice families dining and enjoying music. Waiters are awesome, young, hip and informative on beer menu and pizza options. Food was delicious

Visited June 2014
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“Gluten free pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My husband even liked the gluten free pizza here. It was great! and fast! Great service too. We will be back.

Visited June 2014
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