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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
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I got a porc fillet with a salad and a Shiraz. All was good. The wine was a bit too warm. I can recommend.

Thank Thomas G
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meals were not great. One pizza was overcooked and inedible (still charged for it even though my wife went hungry), desserts used really cheap ice-cream (didn't even finish them). We did have one really nice pizza at the table, but mostly meals were below par. Venue was crowded inside, hardly any parking available

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Thank BruceRaw
Purmerend, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Basilico for dinner a few nights ago and we're surprised by the great pizza but also by the choice of children's dishes. Our daughter enjoyed her beef fillet and chips, while we had trouble finishing our pizzas (and it doesn't happen often that's my husband can't finish a pizza :-) ) good service, overall a very good... More 

Thank Dutchie42
Sandton,South Africa
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95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Conveniently situated, busy, vibey and with good food. In warm weather take a seat upstairs on the balcony. The food is well presented and fresh with a substantial menu. Most enjoyable.

Thank Gilda18
Durban, South Africa
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Attentive staff, good sized portions, tasty food, varied menu all explain why this is such a popular restaurant for locals and visitors alike. Worth a try

Thank Kolletjie
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Basilico, whether in Newlands or in Steenberg is really worth a visit. Offering Superb Italian style food from pasta & pizza to Oso Bucco & Banting Style Pizza at realistic prices. Food is beautifully presented & served by attentive waiting staff. My personal favorite is the house speciality of Chicken Risotto......& the Banting Style Pizza is my close 2nd favorite

Thank Marguerite W
George, South Africa
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I took a chance and just arrived without a booking. I was lucky, as the restaurant was really busy, which, in my books, is a good sign. I had the lamb chops which were a little lean , but really tasty. Service was prompt and there was a good busy vibe about the restaurant. I will certainly go back.

Thank Frans2005
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Cheerful basic setting. Parking a big problem in the area. Our service was good as were the dishes - pasta, salmon salad and pork

Thank jpvn78
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Some great choices - lamb/feta & mint, bacon and avo, pear & roquefort - all on super thin crusty bases. They squeezed us in (table of 6) without a reservation despite being very busy. Service was excellent.

Thank BrockweirBadger
Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We visited here on a Sunday evening after a long day! We were looking for a straightforward one course supper. We like Italian food very much. The restaurant did not disappoint. Had a nice quiet table upstairs. Would return.

Thank Ligerstravel

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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, European, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?