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410 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7202
+1 619-531-8869
11:30 - 02:00
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Edwardsville, IL
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Basic many times, mainly because my spn likes it, and for the life of me, I just don't get it. The pizza is just okay--nothing great. True, the sizes are huge, but so are the prices that go along with these huge pizzas. Each topping is extra, so by the time you add something like 5 toppings,... More 

Thank Travelinglefty
Barcelona Spain
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Went late on a Friday night (about 10:30pm) had a great meal, good service and enjoyed the atmosphere. If your needing a pizza fix this place is worth stoping in.

Thank Chrisjcain
Dayton, Ohio
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Visited early on a Saturday afternoon. At that time it wasn't too busy as we got there a few hours before the Padres had a game. I would have given it a 5, however service was a bit slow as there was only 1 waitress working, which wasn't her fault. The menu has quite a few selections including salads. We... More 

Thank FrequntTravlerOH
Los Altos, California, United States
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574 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

If you want a great craft cocktail and hang out with small or large groups inside or outside, this is your place. The bartenders know their drinks and this large area has great drinks and hip vibe before or after an event at the stadium.

Thank Rhett L
New York City, New York
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150 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

When we were in San Diego, we were there twice because it was close to our hotel and it seemed quite a good place. It is usually crowded but after we gave them our names, we were called in less than half an hour. This is cool place and seems to be quite popular. We had wine and beer and... More 

Thank Sankarmukh
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

First off, I am very thankful the server here stopped us from ordering a salad and two small pizzas. The pizzas are HUGE, even the smalls. We split a small pizza and a salad between two of us and still had leftovers, making it a really good value. The atmosphere was very fun as well. It was a very enjoyable... More 

Thank Lindsay S
Kansas City, Missouri
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125 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Really great spot for pizza! This place has a really fun atmosphere too! We tried the mash potato pizza and it was delicious! Can't wait to go back next time i'm in San Diego!

Thank Reina M
Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The salad was delicious and the pizza was AMAZING! The gluten free pizza was absolutely the best I have ever eaten. It wasn't the frozen shell that most places serve. It was fresh and just like the other pizzas they serve. It's fun that they serve it on a tray and cut in straight lines. He atmosphere is cool too.

Thank Lisa510
Laguna Beach, California
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377 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The pizza is more Italian than american, some very different choices and excellent at a very fair price

Thank Ed P
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Very good pizza and good location/proximity to hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful and beer selection was adequate. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone staying in the Gaslamp district that wanted a good pizza and a good price.

Thank Jmackh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7202
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-531-8869

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?