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Great Italian food, especially the pizza. A good atmosphere and friendly staff. We had booked late so had a table next to the door which meant at times we were a little forgotten but we had a good meal and experience.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024

A nice enough venue but very very average food. We ordered a garlic pizza to tear and share as a starter which arrived barely cooked. The main dishes arrived at the same time!! Main dishes were barely warm had to send back to re-heat Could...have produced better at home.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 January 2024 via mobile

Very nice restaurant with great service. Very very reasonably priced. We were upstairs which I’d recommend. It was busy so maybe book in advance

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

Fantastic food! We had grilled beef fillet medallions and the meat melted in your mouth. The flame grilled chicken salad was one of the best salads I have eaten. Absolutely delicious food. We will be back!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 October 2023

It is always a treat to have lunch at this establishment. The food is delicious and Johan, the waiter , is in the ball making sure that your every need is met. The manager always comes around and asks if everything is in order. This...place is always a treat!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 March 2023

We chanced a walk in and the charming lady manager ( with the gorgeous smile ) sat us upstairs on the balcony. Superb tortellini starter then a pizza the two of us sharing couldn't even finish. Bernadette our waitress was first class. Excellent food and...excellent service make for the very best meal = well done!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 8 March 2023

Did you know that ur left over garlic and the chilli condiments served to you on your table, are being re used for the next customer. When I told the waiter that I used a little of the chilli oil, but I did still use...the chillies, he told me, "that's okay, we re use it"! I confirmed this with the manageress who was confused as to why I was gobsmacked that a patron could use the chilli spoon provided, mix chilli into their dish, lick the spoon and take more chilli.. She said they assume ppl don't do this!!! I said, "how abt assuming they DO do that"!!!!... WOW, THIS IS 101 HYGEINE!!!!! I was totally put off my food, needless to say!!!!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 20 February 2023 via mobile

If you could describe a restaurant meal as perfect then this was our experience. It was around the corner from our hotel who booked us a table . We shared each course and there was problem from our starter salad onto our pizza and our...dessert. Each course was excellent. The pizza arrived already halved and on separate plates and everything we had was fresh and tasty. I’d say beware of the chilli oil as it is very hot and I was pleased I’d only sprinkled it on two slices! Service was excellent. I’d recommend this restaurant and if we’d gone earlier in our trip we would have returned.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 17 February 2023

Despite there being 3 free tables at the time of request we were told none were free. She even had the audacity to make us wait and then assert

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 3 January 2023 via mobile

Food is a wow! Everything cooked on site and fresh. Massive portions every time we have to ask for doggie bags. And very good value too!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 16 November 2022 via mobile

Good Italian focused restaurant in Newlands. Situated on roundabout of Kildare Road, shared with other good restaurants eg Barristers. We had Risotto and Chicken salad which were both very good. Service also prompt and helpful. Definitely recommend

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 22 September 2022 via mobile

Lovely food and waiters! So glad they are still on The Entertainer. However, front of house staff are not very welcoming (always looks non-interested).

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 29 July 2022 via mobile

Two visits down and will definitely return. Pleasant atmosphere, wonderful food, well priced and great service. Simple, authentic, delightful experience, and we shall return.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 May 2022 via mobile

We booked in advance and arrived to be given a table next to the wall despite the whole balcony area being free - blinds down anyway so no view of the beautiful mountain on by chance a balmy autumn evening. Ordered chorizo fettuccine (my husband...salmon penne) preceded by a garlic pizza and salad (thankfully given what transpired!). The lady server didn’t write down our order but recited it back to us correctly, I joked ‘you have a great memory’ she laughed, my husband jested ‘well let’s see what arrives first’ and on we go ….. Eventually the food arrived ‘madam we made the wrong order so will you have the penne?’ Not wishing to ruin the vibe of our evening - we are on holiday and our last couple of nights in Newlands I said OK. I actually don’t like penne which is why I ordered fettuccine to begin with - and actually decided to ask for what I ordered - by the time my order arrived - fettuccine and ‘chorizo’ my husband had finished his meal and we had finished leisurely drinking a bottle of wine. To add insult to injury the ‘chorizo’ is clearly no such thing but is rather a sliced up hot dog sausage - tough outer skin and all - looks like hot dog, smells like hot dog- it’s hotdog!! I won’t even bother with the red water that is supposedly tomato sauce - honestly a disgrace. I returned the meal, was comped a garlic pizza and the uneaten, twice attempted disgrace of an offering was removed from the bill which the server seemed to think was doing me a favor. Fortunately there was a gentleman on the street I was able to give the garlic bread/pizza to. Quite honestly this is the worst meal, service, experience I have experienced in 20 years of visiting RSA - for 3-6 months a year. How this eatery is still in business I know not! We have often walked past the Steenberg branch oh how I wish I had applied that instinct in Newlands. I can only apologize to the servers who stoically avoided us for only the second time in my life I did not leave a tip! Shame on you! Avoid at all cost - go to Primi or Old Italian - honestly THE WORST meal in CPT in 20 yearsMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 28 February 2022 via mobile

Brilliant: The Food, service & experience was excellent. There was a lovely ‘buzz’ to the restaurant for a Monday night. Well done’

Date of visit: February 2022
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Basilico Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4