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“Great Pizza, Beer & Service”
Review of Basic

Basic
Ranked #119 of 4,749 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown
Hemet, CA
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Pizza, Beer & Service”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Basic has great thin crust pizza and ice cold beer. The service is great and it's right across the street from Petco Park. Great place to go prior to a Padres game.

Visited June 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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231 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Tasty Pie”
Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

So I tried this place since it was ranked number 1 out of all San Diego, it's pretty damn tasty. Unfortunately being solo usually means in a place like this you are banished to the bar so as to not waste a table. Even more unfortunate is being a single male with 2 good looking females sitting at the bar attracting all of the attentions of the bar tenders making it an extremely lengthy process just to order a pizza and a soda. Having said that when I was finally approached the guy was nice and my food came out quickly. I had the mashed potato and bacon pie and it was stellar. I also order the large so I would have leftovers and boy do I. The pies are big so make sure you know how much you want. If your like me though there is always room for leftover pizza somewhere. Other than the one douchey bartender that didn't talk to anyone else but the chick, the place is definitely worth a visit or a few.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Spicoli76
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San Diego, California
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201 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“White pie”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

This place is the best before a padre game! Get a bloody Mary or ice cold beer along with a white pie (cheese and.garlic) and you are set. Cool industrial fixtures makes for a super.modern feel and the service is great! Basic is the best!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank lilsnipper102
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Henryetta, Oklahoma
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Outstanding Pizza”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

This is great pizza restaurant. Get 1 small salad and a small pizza for 2 people and you will have food left over. Basic is a half a block from the Petco baseball entrance, so if the Padres are in town, expect a short wait. Great service and awesome food. I am 48 and I am pretty sure I was the senior patron in the restaurant, but my wife and I act half our age so it was perfect!!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Steve D
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Pensacola, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Absolutely Delicious!!”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

The pizza was delicious and our server was very nice. I built my own pizza with ricotta cheese, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms and garlic. The small is more than enough for two people to share. This pizza is a must have!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Michelle S
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