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Bachlettenstrasse 1, Basel 4054, Switzerland
+41 61 283 03 03
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 23:30
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food really good and well prepared, they must have a young Picasso in the kitchen to arrange each dish to a colorful perfection, which may explain the long time it takes for it being served. When prodding the waiter about the long wait I was sternly reminded that everything is done freshly (it is a 'fresh kitchen', never heard of... More 

Thank Ned S
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

After receiving an amuse geule which was very good we started with a langustini and tuna sashimi dish which was very creative and good. We drunk a glas of a very good dry Sancerre. For the main course we had lamb sourloin with lentils cooked with mustard - another excellent combination. We had a bottle of Sagrantino which was very... More 

Thank Michael F
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We came for a nice dinner and received more than we expected. The service was excellent and friendly. From the beginning on we felt welcome and like we were part of the Oliv family. The entree of lukewarm sardines with a nice tomato-terrine was nothing like we had ever eaten before. As the main we were served by a amazingly... More 

Thank Michael K
Basel, Switzerland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Oilv is a really great restaurant just outside the city centre and a less than a minute from the number 8 and 1 trams. The food is mediterranean influenced, modern without pretentious and excellent quality. The daily recommendations are always worth trying. The service is excellent, friendly and informal, but totally professional. The atmosphere is relaxed and the room is... More 

Thank Jeremy D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Booked this restaurant over the internet...they have a great website....and had a lovely table outside. Food was fantastic and the service excellent. I would recommend this place probably to adults and older kids. Not the cheapest ( though this is Switzerland) but certainly value for money.

Thank Mike H
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The lunch menu had 3 courses all very well prepared and tasted really good. Ambience is really nice, quiet and service is world class. Definitely a place to recommend.

Thank Tomas M
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

We went to Oliv on a quiet evening and had a most wonderful time. The restaurant has an elegant feeling without being too stuffy. The food is modern but recognizable featuring seasonal ingredients prepared in an unpretentious manner. The staff was very accommodating and never hovered or made us feel uncomfortable in any way. I would definitely go back to... More 

Thank expateurotraveler
Basel, Switzerland
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

we like this restaurant for following reasons - You get for your money excellent food - Nice atmosphere - Easy access (parking / public transport) - friendly service - Special wishes (if you call the day before)

Thank Ralph W
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131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

One of our favourite restaurants in Basel. The black and white photographs of film actors creates an interesting atmosphere. The dishes of the day are always worth considering. The food and the service is always very good.

Thank Philip4153
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223 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

The service is great (personnel are fluent in English, German, Italian and French). Reduced menu with amazing choices, specially the desserts.

Thank morenom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$146
Mediterranean, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bachlettenstrasse 1, Basel 4054, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 283 03 03

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?