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Basil Leaf Cafe

616 W 9th St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2808
+1 785-856-0459
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“lasagna” (6 reviews)
“arrabiata” (2 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
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Italian, American
££ - £££
616 W 9th St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2808
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

The food was amazing! Prepared fresh and presented beautifully. Excellent service and experience. What a gem in this older part of Lawrence. Located in a small old budilidng they have really created an amazing dishing atmosphere.

Thank debraharper5
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Cozy restaurant. We got there before the dinner rush, so had no problems being seated, but it was pretty full when we left. The food and service were great. The lasagna and gnocchi were delicious!

Thank Fitzo62
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We really hoped that finally, Lawrence will have a really good Italian restaurant. Unfortunately, this place is not it. We started with the Aranchini - which was the only really good thing we had. We then ordered the Basil Chicken Cavatelli, Shank, and we asked...More

Thank gil100
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

The venue is shabby chic, seating for maybe 40, full bar with decent wines available. Sevice is quick and efficient but our server was not engaging. Our house salad was quite good - fresh, crisp and cold greens including tender artichokes and lightly dressed with...More

Thank 49viaggio
Reviewed 9 July 2017

It was our first time at this restaurant. About 6:45 on Saturday night. We splits 3 appetizers which were all quite tasty (salad, calamari, goat cheese and cornbread cookies). The service was horrible and slow. When the waiter brought the food, my wife's drink caught...More

Thank Brad1991
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This place has all the ingredients of excellence. It is in a familiar, nostalgic place… The former home of Joe's donuts. It is locally owned, and always seems to be full. It is off the main drag of restaurants in the city, and so has...More

Thank Town P
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Great specialties such as lemon vodka chicken. Pastas and various entrees. Tasty desserts. Intimate setting.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We met my granddaughter and her boyfriend at one of their favorite spots. The staff were all awesome as was the food.

Thank Sandy6466
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Usually this is a 5. Tonight the food was a 4, and so was the service. We ordered the grilled romain salad as a first course and the walleye as the main. All courses are enormous and should be shared. Our fish was served just...More

Thank funinthesunmidwest
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Off the main area of Lawrence, this small intimate place serves fresh, hot delicious Italian food. I had the lasagna and it was very good. Hot, their own special recipe, I'd highly recommend it. Appetizers were excellent as well. Great wine selection, attentive wait staff,...More

Thank Dick S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 616 W 9th St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2808
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Lawrence
  • Phone Number: +1 785-856-0459
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