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“awesome food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Basic

Basic
Ranked #80 of 4,537 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“awesome food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Great restaurant ! Forget about New York and Chicago this is probably the best pizza ever and its close to the house. If you come to San Diego you need to come to Basic !!

  • Visited July 2013
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very unique atmosphere and delicious pizza!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

This place was not at all what we expected, but we were pleasantly surprised! The restaurant is in a large commercial sized garage. The garage doors were left open, giving the restaurant a very unique, yet fun vibe! There is a pool table, and lots of odd places to sit. We chose a couple of flat couches with a coffee table but there were also pews, giant flat sofas, tall and skinny wooden tables and the bar to choose from. The food is amazing as well! The salad delicious, the pizzas large and scrumptious! And the mashed potato pizza is amazing! Definitely go to this place for a unique experience and delicious food!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“In the mood for pizza? Try Basic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

My wife and I absolutely love a good pizza. We grew up outside Philly and spent a bit of time in NYC, so good Northeast pizza is the standard. We also found some awesome pizzeria's in Rome - totally different style of pizza there. Basic serves up what I'd call a Roman style pizza with the flavors of the Northeast pizza baked in. Hard to describe entirely so go give it a try to see for yourself. Enjoy!

Visited July 2013
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Toronto
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Basic is good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We took our 2 teenagers here our last night in San Diego.Lots of food for the price.The salad is good.A little to much cheese.Next time will we ask for less.It is very good but not excellent.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank localhassle
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Perth, Australia
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Amazing Pizza.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Due to the number 1 rating on TA, i was determined to try the pizza from Basic. Judging by the crowd of people there and the wait to get pizza to go, I'm guessing so were a number of other people. The pizza was incredible! I honestly could not fault the experience in any way.
The bartender was very friendly when taking my order, and kept me updated during the significant wait. The rest of the bar staff were all happy and talkative as they walked past.
I'm not quite sure how a pizza place is number 1 on TA, as I'm sure that there has to be some better restaurants, however if you are in San Diego and feel like a great pizza at a reasonable price, Basic is the place.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Edgie66
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