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Basilico Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

Food and ambience

Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the heart of the “village” with great atmosphere and ambiance Food is Italian but with European twist Excellent pizza Service friendly and efficient Great vfm

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 853robb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Last Saturday, 8 of us arrived quite late at this very popular spot, only to be welcomed by probably one of the best waiters in CT(Alfred). We were treated to the best pizza, pasta, and salmon dishes served in CT. We were a very demanding...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Peter B
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

I am staying with good friends in Newlands down the road from Basilico. We walked across for dinner earlier this evening and had a nice table upstairs with a good view. Pretty busy when he arrived around 7.30 pm but we had a prior reservation....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank X1105XOashleya
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

Hi Nice thing about pizza and pasta is that if you want something different, Chef can do... Basilico is no different - they listened and prepared precisely what we asked for, delicious to the taste and plentiful in quantity and nicely priced Well done and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JYach
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

We walked into the restaurant without a booking on an extremely busy Friday night. We were greeted warmly, and told that a plan would be made to accommodate us as there were no tables. 5 minutes later a table had been set up ( and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank YeukaiM
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

The restaurant was buzzing with people, conversation was great, the food however - not so much. Don't get me wrong, the food looked amazing, like you cannot wait to take a bite. Problem is, there's just no flavour whatsoever. We had a pizza and pasta...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KendallL01
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

Last night we looked forward to having a girls night out, with every minute passing it got worse. The waiter and manager were unfriendly to say the least. We came because we had a voucher for the entertainer app,and then were told we couldnt use...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Scenic677194
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

They do a wide range of food and the lamb shank was very good, but I really enjoyed the calamari pizza as something a bit different.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tjackso2
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Another high quality restaurant that delivers consistently. Well balanced menu and wine list. Recommended

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Justatravellingfoody
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I had lunch with a colleague at Basilico’s and he’s used to shared meals. No problem - our waiter suggested two meals and halved them which we thoroughly enjoyed. The service was slick and efficient, and the pasta (which was my preference) was delicious while...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KevinD6055
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