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Basilico Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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32 Kildare Road, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 683 5989
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying at the nearby Vineyard Hotel and went to Basilico for dinner twice in a week to eat. It is within walking distance of the Vineyard (if there is a group of you - we were advised not to walk alone, especially at night). It has an extensive pizza and pasta menu. The seared tuna was excellent, wine... More 

Thank Joannie707
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We're in Cape Town often, weather it's my husband on his own for business, us as a family or a romantic getaway... One place we never skip is Basillico. It's one of our all time favorite establishments and always will be, for several reasons: The restaurant is set in one of the most beautiful parts of town just under the... More 

1 Thank Melanie M
Bulkington, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the restaurant several times. Great selection of food and wine. The service though was slow. Waited over an hour for first course on first visit, further visits saw service improve slightly but still slow

Thank Dave W
Cape Town
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with a friend for supper on a Monday night and we had a really good time. The food was excellent. I had the pasta with mussels and she had a pizza. The service is a bit slow but the wait is worth it. This restaurant is always full which adds to the buzz but you will need to... More 

Thank Charmaine G
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited for the second time yesterday and enjoyed it as much as the last. Delicious, thin-based and crispy pizzas with fresh toppings and interesting combinations. Springbok carpaccio, avo and rocket ... yum. Fabulous, attentive staff and a gorgeous view from the tables upstairs on the balcony make this a great lunch spot.

Thank ShinyBriony
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quick lunch here. It was reasonably priced and very tasty. Recommend it for a good Italian, nice shops in the area too.

Thank adlr
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit and I was so pleasantly surprised by an inexpensive but high quality lunch menu! I'll be back.

Thank carlh807
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard positive reviews on this restaurant in the heart of one of the best Cape Town suburbs only to be deeply fustrated, and upset by incredibly slow service. When faced with such a choice of dinner destinations - most unfortunate.

Thank hohatsa
Oxford, United Kingdom
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357 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in for a lunch time special. We chose our own toppings to a Marghuerita base (two additions allowed) and it was good with a thin enough base. I couldn't finish it as I'm more used to a lighter lunch but my son finished his. Service was satisfactory though there were long absences of staff on the first floor.... More 

Thank Chrisbeeoxford
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of toppings with fresh and wholesome ingredients. Also an option of good selection of salads and gluten free pizza basses. Definitely a better option than those commercials chained pizza joints. Good value and great pizzas

Thank 25capetown

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Kildare Road, Newlands 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Newlands
  • Phone Number: +27 21 683 5989

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