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The Bestawan Pizza

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148 Aberdeen Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1822
+1 760-753-6707
09:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Del Mar, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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391 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with friends who live close by. The food was ok. Nothing I'd specifically go back for, but I wouldn't be opposed to going back next time I'm around. The service on the other hand was great. We were seated quickly and the waitress was friendly and efficient. The food was quick to arrive after we ordered.

Thank CanadianAmericanGirl
San Marcos, California
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896 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took wife to random lunch and choose this place. She had to Tuna melt and I had the Jive turkey burger both very good. Good service not crowded with parking,

Thank JimmyJackk
Temecula, CA
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Been coming to Besta Wan since I was a baby and finally writing a review! The pizzas are made with fresh ingredients and there are many specialties to choose from! This time around, I opted for the Veggie Plus and a "Man-mosa" which is a mimosa in a Mason jar. The service is prompt, friendly and laid back all at... More 

Thank Frugal_Traveler92593
Truckee, California
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We were expecting really great pizza but it was just average with nothing special of note. Very convenient if you are walking the beach and are looking for a place to eat but you really don't need to go out of your way.

Thank Ldawg3
Banning, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Good food, and close by to the hotel. It was't the best pizza ever but it was good. Service was great.

Thank nancyfaithbuilder
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I have been coming to this place since i was a kid. I live a couple blocks away. People keep telling me its a local's spot. But my neighbors never go. The pizza crust is bland. They insist on blaring loud music through the speakers while you're trying to eat and have a conversation. Dogs roaming around under the tables.... More 

Thank cliffkeller
Lake Arrowhead, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great thin crust, tasty and just right. They are always happy to adjust sauce, spice and ingredient levels to your preference. hey will make former menu items up if you request if they can. Good beer selection, wonderful dog friendly atmosphere. Simply a great time run by folks who care about what they serve.

Thank trappedinahaolesbody
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Just like the town, this restaurant is quirky in the best possible ways, and it's food is great both in quality and in variety. I had pizza once and wings the second time, and I will return often. Kudos to Mallory and everyone there.

Thank Sean D
Encinitas, California
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145 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I love the WORKS. They know how to do Pizza right. It's crowded and small so get there early. Good to go menu too.

Thank NancyK2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?