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“Very goo”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Basic

Basic
Ranked #115 of 4,716 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, Large groups, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very goo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

The pizza here is really good. Some of the best I have had in San Diego. Does not matter on the toppings, it is all really good. It's in a good spot as well, although much more of a good spot during baseball season.
I'm boring so I like cheese.

Only negative on the pizza is that it is not good cold.

Also good just for drinks and hanging out.

  • Visited July 2013
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Topeka, Kansas
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very good, unique pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

We had the unique twist on a vegetarian pizza (fried eggplant, mashed potatoes, red peppers, add bacon).. you wouldn't think this combination works, but it DOES! It was great! The building was very neat. The only negative thing I could say was that we waited for a long time at the bar for a drink. Will go back if in San Diego again!

  • Visited November 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good pizza, nice servers and at a reasonable price!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014

I "googled" best pizza in San Diego and Basic came up so we gave it a try. The pizza was really good, the server went out of her way to be friendly (not obnoxiously so) and the local beers were cold. The size of the pizza was very generous and everything was at a good price - actually the best value of any food/drink establishment that we visited during our nine days in town. I would definitely recommend stopping in and giving them a try. We walked from our hotel and were able to see Petco Park all lit up (although it was January so we weren't sure why?)

BTW - They have some interesting options for their pizzas (mashed potatoes!) but we are fairly boring and got a red sauce "pie" with sausage, mushrooms and onions - we normally would have added some green olives to it but they were not an option. I think they are a midwestern-thing cuz we couldn't get them in Florida either.

  • Visited January 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“One word.....Mmmmmm!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

Very good pizza!! We got the meaty pizza with red sauce. A small was more than enough for the two of us but it was too good to stop eating the whole thing! Highly recommend this pizza. Great atmosphere as well!

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Pizza!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

Usually I get disappointed when people post about a good pizza place, but I was not disappointed by Basic. The pizza was good and the prices were reasonable. I'd definitely come back for more. Overall a great experience.

  • Visited February 2014
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