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The Bestawan Pizza

148 Aberdeen Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1822
+1 760-753-6707
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (44 reviews)
“hot wings” (2 reviews)
“salads” (7 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
148 Aberdeen Dr, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1822
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a local joint that (especially if you're camping at San Elijo State Park Campground), this is it. DON'T BE FOOLED by the new place called BEST PIZZA (IT'S NOT BESTAWAN)!!! Go to Bestawan and order the peanut butter wings or any...More

Thank Crumpled
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my burger. The rest of the table got pasta and really liked it. Casual and dog friendly place to eat.

Thank sdf66
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Great Pizza and beer to be had in this local favorite. Good service and consistent quality food in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Thank FlySleepEat
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Well I didn't have the pizza. Maybe I should have, then I would have given the place 5 stars. I ordered a carnita sandwich. It was ok. The onions rings were good. I think the best thing my husband and I ate here was the...More

Thank ibhayhay
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Friendly service. Great food- potato skins were awesome. Single tacos were huge! Enjoyed fish tacos and pulled pork. Great atmosphere on the outdoor patio. Fabulous pizza/ thick crust. They also have salads and pasta and sandwiches- something for everyone in your family. Beers are $1...More

Thank lbjholmes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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...More

Thank CanadianAmericanGirl
Reviewed 22 March 2017 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
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...More

Thank Frugal_Traveler92593
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
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26 February 2017|
Response from DanteGiuliano | Reviewed this property |
Yes! It's so neon my poo glowed in the dark for a week!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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