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Trattoria aroma

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Sattelgasse 3, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 261 32 61
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
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Vancouver, B.C.
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175 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finding locations in Basel is not always easy and we struggled to locate this restaurant. Turns out we were actually on the street but hadn't located a street sign and there was a light out on the sign. Fortunately we looked up from the map at the right time. The room was clean with white tableclothes and black and white... More 

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1 Thank JESVancouver_B_C_
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Heartwarming, simple, tasty and authentic! Quaint little restaurant with a rustic charm. no frills decor, but the food and wine was superb!

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Thank bikerchick76
Leysin, Switzerland
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I showed up 20 minutes before the restaurant opened for lunch and the manager happily sat me in the best seat in the house. I ordered the menu option for 28CHF which included salad, rigatoni carbonara and pear cream cake for dessert. FABULOUS. I honestly have only had carbonara that comes close to comparing in Rome, Italy. Food and service... More 

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Thank Brittany H
Torquay, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We visited here on a Saturday night. Disappointing really for the cost. Anti pasta was ok but for 70 francs for 4 people just too much. Pasta was home made but no sauce on it really. Ravioli was best on daily specials.

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Thank Rebecca G
Basel, Switzerland
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92 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Small trattoria on the first floor - entrance next to the bazaar type shop look carefully - cozy trattoria. Pasta was relatively home fare, Roman style, with excellent attention to detail of cooking. Sauces were simple and showed high level skill in balancing the tastes - delicious. Menu is not infinite, but that fits with the open kitchen cozy feel... More 

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

My husband and I went here on a weeknight for an anniversary dinner. We called ahead for reservations, but it wasn't a very busy night. Located upstairs in a building right off Marktplatz, it is a pleasing, modern and welcoming dining room. The menu is simple and offers a nice selection of everything, from meat to seafood to veggies. Everything... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

This restaurant has got to serve the best amatriciana I've tasted - and I've eaten at quite a few restaurants in Rome. Their guanciale is really really tasty - I wish they'd reveal their suppliers to me. I do know the hosts personally. Definitely worth a visit even for other dishes.

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1 Thank randu69
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

went here for dinner on a regular friday evening. We were pretty glad to have a reservation, since the place was fully booked. The service was excellent the food was probably the best Italian style you can have in Basel.

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Thank tetron20
Indianapolis, United States
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

I visited on a business trip to Basel. Colleagues of mine and I had dinner. The food was very good and the restaurant staff very attentive. It was a nice atmosphere where we could enjoy conversation.

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Thank Robyn P
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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122 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

We ate here a couple of years ago and had fond memories of both the professional service (from Mrs Giovanni herself) and the excellent food. This particular experience was VERY different. After being mocked at the door for making grammatical errors in our introductory comments in German, we were shown to our table while the mocking continued in front of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sattelgasse 3, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 261 32 61

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