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“Worth a trip” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Basic

Basic
Ranked #92 of 4,647 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
462 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Worth a trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

I read the reviews & we decided to make a trip.
We ordered the mashed potato pizza & it is worth it.
Big pizza for a "small".
Service at the bar was good.
The venue has a cool vibe.
Nice vaulted ceilings.

Only draw back is the alcohol pricing. It would be nice to have a good draft beer for a good price. I understand higher pricing for late night club atmosphere. But if you just want a pizza it's a bit high.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Pizza Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

The industrial decor and ambience was just up my street...and more importantly the pizza was excellent.

Great service, good value.

Probably my favourite restaurant in downtown San Diego.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Austin, Texas
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great pizza and salad that's made on the fly with high quality ingredients”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

Stopped by this place based on TripAdvisor ratings. I can confirm they are dead on. The salad was fantastic. And the pizza comes in white or red with sseveral fresh toppings available. If you have ever been to Deweys you will feel tight at home. Give this place a try. Great place to grab a drink as well

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dave B
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Montréal
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not much of a decor but boy, what a pizza!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

I found this restaurant in tripadvisor. I went with my wife before a Padres game on may 4th 2013.
From the outside, it doesn't look like much. Stepping into the place, it doesn't look much better.
However, we were well treated by the staff, and the pizza was delicious!
I urge you, if you're in the San Diego area of visiting, to try Basic's pizza only once. Once you taste it, you won't forget it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Manamour
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Calgary, Canada
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“great pizza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

best pizza i've ever had was the mashed potato pizza at basic!! we went on a thurs night and the place wasnt that busy so we sat at the bar and enjoyed some great craft beers and the mashed potato pizza which was sooooo good!!!
we went back saturday and it was totally a different scene! line ups out the door and club wear! the pizza place was turned into a night club and was PACKED! we noticed the girls were going to the front of the line and flirted a bit and got right in, so thats what we did and got past the line. its a lot of fun, u should def go check it out !

Visited May 2013
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