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Basic Urban Kitchen & Bar

Basic Urban Kitchen & Bar

Pizzeria and Lounge$$$$
East Village, San Diego
  • Stars
    The Italian food at Basic Urban Kitchen & Bar is a can't miss
  • Tips
    charlie s.
    "Mashed potatoes pizza is amazing!"(7 Tips)
    Dougie F.
    "Try the Red Pie W/Meatballs, Mushrooms And Red Peppers - Great pie!"(4 Tips)
    Ms. Jenkins
    "Tuesday for the Sweetest Art show in the SD Downtown District"(3 Tips)
    Joshua L.
    "This is some of the best pizza in San Diego."(3 Tips)
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  • red pie
  • happy hour
  • white pies
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  • Nico R.heart icon on user image
    Nico RoldosJuly 22, 2015
    open late, white & red pizzas excellent beer on draft #urbn #craftbrews #thincrust. Beer & pizza, entertainment, great service, positive vibes, convenient hours & location; location is king #petcopark
  • Hotel Indigo
    Hotel IndigoApril 22, 2013
    Calling a 1912 warehouse home, the original brick walls and industrial garage doors put you on notice that this is the spot to relax and enjoy the best pizza in the city. Read more
  • JCheart icon on user image
    JCNovember 2, 2017
    I really love that you can design your own pizza anyway you like. 👌🏽will def. go back just to eat the pizza.🍕🍕🍕
  • Crystal Z.
    Crystal ZhengJuly 3, 2013
    An amazing spot, wide open gallery loft space with live performing painter and djs. Awesome idea! Strongly recommend you to stop by at least once if you are a visitor like me.
  • Joshua L.
    Joshua LivecchiOctober 26, 2014
    This is some of the best pizza in San Diego. Stick with the basics. White 5 cheese or a pepperoni with red sauce. You can't go wrong!
  • David
    DavidAugust 28, 2013
    Best Bloody Mary on this planet IMHO! The pizza is pretty good to! A must visit when in San Diego!
  • Todd W.heart icon on user image
    Todd WJanuary 31, 2015
    Excellent pizza and drinks at reasonable prices. Great music and cool industrial vibe.
  • Lauren F.
    Lauren FlemingOctober 28, 2017
    Good gluten free pizza is hard to find but this is delicious. Great Gorgonzola and pear salad too.
  • Eatosaurus Rex
    Eatosaurus RexDecember 26, 2014
    Get @barbasicpizza's white pie. It's got mashed potatoes and bacon. If that doesn't sound good to you then I'm sorry you're just dumb.
  • Robert A.heart icon on user image
    Robert AbramowitzAugust 2, 2014
    The pizza -New Haven style- was delicious. The place is gorgeous! A must go to place in SD.
  • Sandro A.
    Sandro AlbertiJanuary 25, 2014
    Basic, dark, urban, modern. Check this place out!
  • Nathan H.heart icon on user image
    Nathan HackstockApril 19, 2014
    Half Meatball special, and half Ricotta, Artichoke Heart + Pepperoni is the perfect close to forty one being official
  • Tiffany J.heart icon on user image
    Tiffany JonesAugust 8, 2016
    Great DJ playing 80's and 90's classic hip hop and pop. Danced all night!
  • Ercan V.heart icon on user image
    Ercan VarolNovember 3, 2014
    Great pizza, variety of ingredients and delicious pizza
  • Ms. Jenkins
    Ms. JenkinsSeptember 8, 2011
    Try the thanksgiving pizza... w/ white sauce~ You will be pleasantly surprised! Come on Tuesday for the Sweetest Art show in the SD Downtown District !<3 Harmoney
  • y c.heart icon on user image
    y contentDecember 29, 2015
    great vibes, great pizza, great place to cry over your ex
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HwangJuly 20, 2014
    Come here on a Sunday with your friends. Grab some drinks, eat some pizza and shoot some pool.
  • Kyle R.
    Kyle ReimerMarch 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The music they play here is a teriffic mix of indie and mainstream altrock. Come here on a weeknight for a chill night of drinking. Though sometimes they do host special events that pack the place.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 7, 2011
    Killer margarita pizza! Reserve the inner lounge area for your private party, as this pizza joint turns into a club on weekend nights.
  • Meshari 🔱heart icon on user image
    Meshari 🔱April 6, 2019
    Pizza is delicious and I highly recommend eating it there
  • c
    cOctober 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Thumbprint Gallery has art shows on select Tuesday nights and they are awesome!
  • David S.
    David ScottJanuary 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Red pie with mozzarella, bacon, pepperoni, and cherry peppers - finish it off with a Mule. Dang.
  • Kimberly L.
    Kimberly LigockiMay 2, 2011
    Thot the pizza was excellent. Great crust and flavorful red sauce and toppings. Have arti hearts and mushrooms
  • Mary D.
    Mary DonoghueJune 21, 2011
    Love the casual, relaxed vibe at this create your own pizza pub! Made my list of must visit when in San Diego. Read more
  • Dougie F.
    Dougie FreshJune 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Red Pie W/Meatballs, Mushrooms And Red Peppers - Great pie! Just what the doctor ordered.
  • Shery
    SheryDecember 24, 2013
    Don't forget to come here when you visit San Diego, is a great restaurant!
  • Jen M.
    Jen M-EMay 13, 2016
    The Mashed (mashed potato & bacon) pizza...order that!
  • Reese N.
    Reese NewellNovember 28, 2013
    Awesome pizza that is unique, great vibe of young professionals
  • Candi .heart icon on user image
    Candi 🌷March 8, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Seriously the BEST pizza I have ever had. Try the salad too. You will leave this place extremely happy.
  • Erwin G.heart icon on user image
    Erwin GreenApril 22, 2016
    Pizzas are awesome! ! Get the meat lovers pizza.
  • Foodie Diva B.
    Foodie Diva BAugust 10, 2014
    The pizza is really good but be careful with your bill and suggested tip.
  • NAVA F.
    NAVA FERNANDOSeptember 18, 2013
    Simply the basic salad and vegie pizza are awesome!!
  • Taylor D.
    Taylor DavisAugust 4, 2011
    Music is loud but great if you like rock just off the main stream. Pizza is also great of course!
  • Roger M.heart icon on user image
    Roger MaMarch 26, 2015
    Grab a pizza before they get too noisy and become a dance floor later into the evening
  • Maria P.
    Maria PerezApril 27, 2010
    The name says it all-Basic. try a mason jar cocktail, or a slice of mash potato, coal fired pizza. This spot is geared to the locals. Read more
  • JCheart icon on user image
    JCFebruary 24, 2016
    Pizza pizza pizza🍕🍕🍕 & crowd🍺
  • 희상 유.
    희상 유June 15, 2018
    Really cool free pizza
  • Jason A.heart icon on user image
    Jason AmansecMarch 22, 2016
    Get the mashed potato and bacon pizza!
  • Joe G.
    Joe GagsApril 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Its the best pizza in San Diego hands down, dude they make their own meatball and sausage toppings
  • Michael W.
    Michael WrightNovember 13, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Challenge the bartenders to a margarita stand-off. Cheryl versus Mike. Tell one that the other's is better, and have him/her try to "out-do" the other one. And have a great night.
  • Abi P.heart icon on user image
    Abi PanickerOctober 3, 2015
    Good bar, nice seating options
  • Aiyana S.heart icon on user image
    Aiyana SphereAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Gluten Free Crust is YUM! I is happy.
  • Frank A.
    Frank AMay 14, 2013
    The cloth on Basic's pool table is stained, dirty, & needs replacement; but it's a 10' long Brunswick and playing is free :-)
  • Jamie L.heart icon on user image
    Jamie LocklinOctober 10, 2014
    Absolutely amazing pizza. Excellent!
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan CostaApril 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Free pizza during happy hour, 5-7 (not on game days) and a great bartending staff
  • Big Ass Fans
    Big Ass FansMarch 23, 2011
    Great food and great drinks. Not to mention great ambiance and comfort thanks to the Big Ass Fans. Read more
  • Nicki S.heart icon on user image
    Nicki SabatinoJuly 24, 2016
    The happy hour is great
  • Tom M.
    Tom MountJune 16, 2011
    Mashed potato're thinking, "huh?" TRY IT. Amazing pizza and a pretty cool vibe.
  • Kathleen N.
    Kathleen NgoAugust 18, 2012
    Mashed potato pizza is so overrated. Mary pie with eggplant is the way to go.
  • Heather G.
    Heather GjerdeFebruary 9, 2013
    Big fan, enjoy the breeze.
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