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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $15
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Downtown
1.2 miles from USS Midway Museum
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Reviewed October 23, 2021 via mobile

Real deal, Neapolitan pizza, with the charred but chewy and crispy crust. Fresh mozzarella and good ingredients. A pretty good beer selection and a pool table - rounds it out

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 20, 2021 via mobile

We stopped here early Friday night and were able to score a table outside. They had a decent selection of beer. We started with their small salad - which is big enough for 3 or 4. We liked the walnuts, pears and Gorgonzola mixed in....Their pizza was excellent, we got the so meat. It had the perfect balance of sauce, cheese and toppings. Crust is similar to a New Haven style. It was perfectly crispy on the outside, but did tend to be overly floppy in the center - another minute in the oven would have helped. A small was just enough for 2, you’ll want a large if you have 3 or 4. We would return, it was a great place.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed March 23, 2021 via mobile

Let’s face it SD is not known for pizza. BUT there are a few out there like Basic they will give you a good pie. Now you have to pay $$$ because they have a bad ass location in EV and rent is $$$. Pre...covid they had a killer happy hour. Pool table is a plus as well.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 18, 2021

Had lunch at Basic with the family. We really liked the pizzas we got and the service and surroundings were fine. Basic is a large restaurant that clearly caters to sports crowds and people having a fun night out. We were there for lunch and...it was very quiet. We had a couple of types of pizzas and they were quite good. Service was fine but nothing special. (Visited in May 2019)More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed December 27, 2020

Hands down this is the best pizza in San Diego. The 10th ave is no longer on the menu but they are always happy to recreate this amazing pie.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

The restaurant part was closed when we arrived so we had to sit at the bar. The server seemed uninterested in working or high. One or the other. Thankfully the pizza was delicious. A small is huge! I had some leftover. Crust is delicious. I'd...return if I'm ever in the San Diego area again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

Pizza was delicious but the salad was the star. Nice place. Quick service. Cold beer. Pretty much all you could ask for in a late Sunday afternoon lunch venue. We went pepperoni and olive but looked like lots of options.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 6, 2020 via mobile

We stopped in for some dinner and drinks and was really impressed with the interior. Lighting was perfect and the atmosphere was very comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful and the food was excellent. We each got a “small” pizza which was really a...large, and each of us commented on the quality of the crust and toppings. Very fresh and high quality. Had plenty left over to take back to the hotel room. Full bar and nice beer selection. We really enjoyed this place.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 27, 2020 via mobile

Go there if you are looking to spend time with friends in a very noisy place, well decorated, with friendly service, and an average pizza.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

Excellent Pizza. My favorite in SD. NY style. LARGE Pies!!! Great vibe and location. Solid HH and they have a pool table.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Yes, Basic offers takeout services.

Basic is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5