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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
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Lake Arrowhead, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank trappedinahaolesbody
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Sean D
Encinitas, California
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146 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank NancyK2
Bogota, Colombia
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in last night with the family during a rainstorm. We had a great meal at a great price. If I lived closer it would be my go to spot. Seems like a really great place to hang out and eat some great food. The Irish nachos were the best I've ever had!!

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Thank DanteGiuliano
new york city
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

If you wanna good pizza, try someplace else. A good place for families and a good location that's near the beach. They offer a varied menu and the prices are moderate. Lots of free parking.

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Thank lextuxnyc
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Fun, dog friendly and human friendly place. Good service, good food, reasonable prices. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Thank Linda F
Encinitas, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I have been a loyal customer here since 1968 and I might add, a very discriminating pizza aficionado. This is simply the best thin crust pizza available, anywhere.

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Thank nancyandzach
Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Bestawan gets 5 stars because it's such a family friendly place. Games outside for the kids and lots of interesting trinkets/pictures to catch their attention. Can't go wrong with their pizza and burgers and good wine/beer selection.

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Thank Sarshebert
Encinitas, California
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We usually go there with our grand kids, they love their pizza's and atmosphere especially eating outside, also great beers.

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Thank 09RayRay37
Summerland, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Been loving this joynt for years. Friendly neighborhood spot. Nice beer and wine selection and a got everything type of menu. Pizza, the Banks Special is my go to. Peanut hot wings. Yeah.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, American, Pizza
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?