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The Bestawan Pizza

148 Aberdeen Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1822
+1 760-753-6707
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (45 reviews)
“wings” (5 reviews)
“salads” (8 reviews)
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Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
148 Aberdeen Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1822
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small often crowded small place with outside seating and dogs welcomed. The pizza is so delicious I often get two kinds. I like the staff and the friendly crowds. Fun and good eats.

Thank Doreen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Way more than a pizza joint! Had all kinds of food - even eggs benedict for breakfast!! Loved it! Ate there 4 times during out 4 day stay in Cardiff

Thank mcbpfb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious eggs Benedict! Excellent service. Convenient setting. Walking distance to a local craft brewery and grocery store.

Thank Michael Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a Thurs at 6 pm and there were tables inside, but very loud music. So we waited 10 min for a patio table. We both ordered the lasagna which came with a huge salad & garlic bread. The food came quickly, was...More

Thank Bchgrl9
Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you're looking for a local joint that (especially if you're camping at San Elijo State Park Campground), this is it. DON'T BE FOOLED by the new place called BEST PIZZA (IT'S NOT BESTAWAN)!!! Go to Bestawan and order the peanut butter wings or any...More

Thank Crumpled
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed my burger. The rest of the table got pasta and really liked it. Casual and dog friendly place to eat.

Thank sdf66
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Great Pizza and beer to be had in this local favorite. Good service and consistent quality food in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Thank FlySleepEat
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Well I didn't have the pizza. Maybe I should have, then I would have given the place 5 stars. I ordered a carnita sandwich. It was ok. The onions rings were good. I think the best thing my husband and I ate here was the...More

Thank ibhayhay
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Friendly service. Great food- potato skins were awesome. Single tacos were huge! Enjoyed fish tacos and pulled pork. Great atmosphere on the outdoor patio. Fabulous pizza/ thick crust. They also have salads and pasta and sandwiches- something for everyone in your family. Beers are $1...More

Thank lbjholmes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

If you like Pizza, this is it. great variety and very tasty. I love the casual atmosphere. Very funky place, and pleasant. unlike most sterile looking pizza places. Music a bit loud inside, so I eat outside

Thank Patricia C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 Aberdeen Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1822
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-753-6707
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