We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Get food delivered
Get food delivered

Ratings and reviews

Travellers' Choice


US$10 - US$15
Italian, Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
View all details
meals, features

Location and contact

1.9 km from USS Midway Museum
Improve this listing
Reviews (508)
Filter reviews
460 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews pizza pie salad risotto sat at the bar service was great the san diego area friday night toppings crust padres sd leftovers
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let’s face it SD is not known for pizza. BUT there are a few out there like Basic they will give you a good pie. Now you have to pay $$$ because they have a bad ass location in EV and rent is $$$. Pre...covid they had a killer happy hour. Pool table is a plus as well.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch at Basic with the family. We really liked the pizzas we got and the service and surroundings were fine. Basic is a large restaurant that clearly caters to sports crowds and people having a fun night out. We were there for lunch and...it was very quiet. We had a couple of types of pizzas and they were quite good. Service was fine but nothing special. (Visited in May 2019)More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 27 December 2020

Hands down this is the best pizza in San Diego. The 10th ave is no longer on the menu but they are always happy to recreate this amazing pie.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 17 February 2020

The restaurant part was closed when we arrived so we had to sit at the bar. The server seemed uninterested in working or high. One or the other. Thankfully the pizza was delicious. A small is huge! I had some leftover. Crust is delicious. I'd...return if I'm ever in the San Diego area again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 16 February 2020

Pizza was delicious but the salad was the star. Nice place. Quick service. Cold beer. Pretty much all you could ask for in a late Sunday afternoon lunch venue. We went pepperoni and olive but looked like lots of options.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 6 February 2020 via mobile

We stopped in for some dinner and drinks and was really impressed with the interior. Lighting was perfect and the atmosphere was very comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful and the food was excellent. We each got a “small” pizza which was really a...large, and each of us commented on the quality of the crust and toppings. Very fresh and high quality. Had plenty left over to take back to the hotel room. Full bar and nice beer selection. We really enjoyed this place.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 27 January 2020 via mobile

Go there if you are looking to spend time with friends in a very noisy place, well decorated, with friendly service, and an average pizza.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 25 January 2020 via mobile

Excellent Pizza. My favorite in SD. NY style. LARGE Pies!!! Great vibe and location. Solid HH and they have a pool table.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 30 December 2019 via mobile

We stopped after a long day at the zoo. It’s a cool place with a chill vibe and really tasty pizza. We got a small base pie with Gorgonzola and 1/2 pepperoni and we loved it!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 23 December 2019 via mobile

Loved this place. The atmosphere is amazing. The staff is so friendly, and the 4 cheese white thin crust pizza is so delicious!!

Date of visit: December 2019
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
2,187 reviews
.15 km away
Hotel Indogo
7 reviews
.17 km away
Solamar San Diego
2,413 reviews
.29 km away
San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter
1,561 reviews
.29 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Half Door
215 reviews
.12 km away
Altitude Sky Lounge
282 reviews
.10 km away
7 reviews
.23 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Petco Park
4,437 reviews
.27 km away
San Diego Central Library
87 reviews
.17 km away
12 reviews
.32 km away
9 reviews
.17 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Basic staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing