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Local cuisine, Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
Welcome to Basilico, Galway's award winning Italian restaurant in the heart of Oranmore. Basilico offers the finest of contemporary Italian cooking in surroundings nothing short of sheer elegance. Translated Basilico is Italian for Basil. This essence has been incorporated in every detail of this charming and sophisticated restaurant and bar; from Paolo Sabatini's creative Italian menus and Fabiano's selected wine list, to the inviting interiors providing comfortable, intimate and memorable experience.
US$5 - US$12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Italian, Pizza, European
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have debated all day should I wrote this review or not and I never do reviews but I feel it is only fair the ownership are made aware of our experience. I came in today with my partner, my baby boy and my parents...for breakfast for the first time since moving to Oranmore. I can only say the food was absolutely appalling and not a reflection on the good reputation you have. Where I absolutely cannot fault the 2 staff working, they were brilliant and in the days were good staff are hard to come by you definitely had two strong staff members on today and they are the reason it is not a 1 star review. But the food we had was absolutely not ok, I had the scrambled eggs and I honestly have never have scrambled eggs that over cooked, it was actually grey and burnt in some areas like they had been put into a cup and reheated in the microwave. And the bacon!! One piece of bacon was crispy and the other wasn't cooked enough? So they definitely were not cooked together. My parents had the pancakes and they were certainly not the "Fluffy American pancakes" that we read on the menu, flat and again seemed like they were reheated as they were slightly rubbery. Again I debated on writing this review but it would be unfair on the ownership who have invested so much time and money over the number of years not to be informed of this. Apon reading other poor reviews I don't expect this review to be received well but that is OK,More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 25 March 2022 via mobile

Not as good as usual. Went with two friends service was excellent despite being very busy . I asked for a pasta dish that was not on the menu, they obligated no problem, bit it was not that good tomato sauce was tangy , basic...in an Italian, I always have pizza and it's the best pizza , my friends enjoyed there meals but both said it wasn't as good as it normally is , have been going here regularly for ten years , I always put up good reviews , so said would say that it was not as good as usual.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 10 February 2022

HUGE RECOMMENDATION!!!! Good afternoon Basilico Team! Myself & Dave would like to thank you all for our lovely wedding meal. Everyone absolutely loved their food, the beef in particular was a big hit! You all have been such a pleasure to deal with. Labelling everyone's...meals helped us so much with our small covid-friendly wedding at home. We cannot thank Christian enough for his quick and friendly communication. Basilico really made our day! Thank you and Merry Christmas, Love, Grace & DaveMore

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 15 November 2021

We had a nice meal here. It was quiet, tables were well spaced. Food was fast and the service was very good. Very friendly staff.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 27 October 2021 via mobile

Staff were polite and helpful, ambiance was nice and food was good too! Would visit again and recommend.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 22 October 2021

Myself and my teenage daughter ate here last week, we were just back from a funeral and my daughter was upset so I thought we would try this place. Firstly the waitress had an air of 'couldn't care less' about her. I asked for tea,...she brought it out and I noticed the cup was badly tea stained. After a bit of time trying to get her attention, I asked for another cup, she snapped at me "it is just stained" I said yes but it was very off putting, she was not happy about going to get a cleaner cup. BTW the place was empty, she was not busy. Who wants to see all the tea marks from others on a cup in a restaurant? She came back wiping the inside of the cup with HER fingers and slammed it on the table. Our food came out and thankfully the waitress was no longer serving us. My food was pork with mash and veg. Pork was flavourless, and I had charred spinach?? Not pleasant. It just made the mash potato taste burnt. My daughter enjoyed her burger, this is why I gave 2 stars. I emailed this restaurant, stating my issues. They acknowledged my email but then ignored me. I did not want to leave a review online, hoping they would have the common decancy to resolve it with me offline and give me some explanation to the very rude treatment we received, but it seems this is above them, as I see in their ridiculous responses to bad reviews! I work in hospitality and if the cups don't have the stains off them, they have not been properly cleaned so I question the cleanliness of the place now. After such a terrible day we just wanted somewhere nice to enjoy some tea and lunch, that waitress just added to the stress of it all. Train your staff, taste your food, keep an eye on your cleanliness and for God's sake stop replying to reviews like a petty little child.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 October 2021 via mobile

We ate in the bistro, having prebooked the day before. Its a lovely setting. Menu would have had decent choice except we got a call to say one if their chefs was a close contact so they were limiting it to just pizza and pasta-no...problems, we appreciated the call and we were after the Italian cuisine anyways. the kids menu remained unchanged. The food were divine, very tasty. The pizzas were a big hit in particular. They also have a full bar and decent cocktail menu. Service left something to be desired however. Our waitress was pleasant and once we eventually ordered everything was correct and came promptly, we had to ask to order and ask for dessert menus. A tad annoying as we had small kids with us so time was definitely of the essence. All in all, would return but maybe without the kids the next time.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 21 September 2021 via mobile

Amazing food, staff friendliness and value for money combined. We visited twice in consecutive days during our first visit to Oranmore. I can’t recommend this place enough and will most likely eat here for the remainder of the week. The staff were incredible throughout. No...constant bugging but looked after us right through our meal. Had a wagyu beef burger during first visit, and a pizza the second time. Food is top notch, tasty and fresh.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 September 2021 via mobile

The food and service were absolutely extraordinary! The dishes were too big but very tasty, from starter, to main and ending with desert! The only negative I would have to point out was the cleanliness of the space, particularly the disabled bathroom and the nappy...changing area. Saw spiders and other bugs crawling around both in the bathroom and dining room; made the experience a little less enjoyable then it should have been.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 26 August 2021

The pizzas were delicious and very reasonably priced when eating out with 4 children. We all loved the Pizzas, we would go back it was just gorgeous, we ate outside in the heated outdoor area and it was lovely

Date of visit: August 2021
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3 February 2017|
Response from 74NickO | Property representative |
Hi, We will be serve our usual a la carte menu paired with Valentine's Evening Specials such as Beef Filet Steak, Scallops and a Catch of the Day. Paolo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Basilico Italian Restaurant

Yes, Basilico Italian Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Basilico Italian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4