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Basilico Restaurant

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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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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a fantastic meal here recently. The pizzas, wine and service were excellent and all accompanied by an excellent atmosphere! Both my husband and I will always leave a tip and when asked by the waiter how much tip to add to the bill when paying on card we said we would be leaving a cash... More 

Thank Sarah_L_Ross
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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant twice during our stay in Newlands. Both times we were seated very near the kitchen, which was not ideal. It was also very dark so reading menus was a problem. The food was satisfactory as was the service. Standard fare from a very standard restaurant. We subsequently discovered there are better options in the area.

Thank Bowring14
Maureillas-las-Illas, France
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We had a fun evening at Basilico's as a family of 4 (2 parents, 2 teenagers). The food (pizzas and risotto) was good, but the service was very slow.

Thank Frenchypen
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Please visit if you are ever in Cape Town. It's in a nice area called Newlands I believe and serves really good pizza and pasta. In my opinion the price point is very affordable. Please remember to leave a tip so you don't get nasty looks on the way out. In conclusion, good food and good service.

Thank Babatomiwa J
Cape Town, South Africa
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Wonderful little restaurant in Newlands, Cape Town that's worth a visit. Any pizza or pasta for R60 on Saturday from 12 noon. We all had pizza which was thin based and crispy. Waiter was great, service was good so we will return.

Thank c0lleen101
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

5 people each one ordering a selection of items from the menu to make up their dish, the kind of table a restaurant dreads . Allan our waiter took it in his stride and although we were sure he or the kitchen would get it wrong it not only was it 100% correct , it was beautifully plated and delicious.

Thank Howard S
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Basilica is a classic pizza and pasta place. A very busy and buzzy atmosphere. I fancied a thin crust pizza - a four seasons with extra topping of chilli and it was perfect. It was incredibly busy and great for people watching. The waiters coped very well and were very patient. Will go back.

Thank NinkandTel
London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 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 

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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 14 January 2017

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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, 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?