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“Average plus slightly better than that”
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Sweet Basil
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Spitalfields
Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
226 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Average plus slightly better than that”
Reviewed 24 January 2013 via mobile

I really want to love this little place, too. I like the staff very much and the location is very convenient ot my office. The food is good but not great. The atmosphere is nice. I will definitely go there again but keep you expectations to "average" and maybe you'll get lucky and get one of the better than average days. I love the staff-- lots of fun.

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Thank Jerry C
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Tunbridge Wells
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“I really want to love this restaurant but it falls a little short of the mark...”
Reviewed 9 October 2012

Great location, lovely name, Typical Italian service, but each time I have been there, it just falls a little short. The chicken and avocado salad is VERY disappointing. Chicken tasted odd and literally less than a tablespoon of hard avocado. They have stopped doing Pizzas now I believe, but Pasta is nice. Chicken Milenese was good, but you got nothing with it (except rocket), so for the price, was also disappointing. I so want to love this local italian in a sea of brand, high street chains, but its not as good as it should be, sadly.

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
413 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“No complaints but there's something missing”
Reviewed 3 May 2012

Located towards the east end of London this is a family run Italian brasserie. The service was wonderful but the menu left me a little uninspired. The food was cooked and presented well and there were no complaints but we all felt it lacked a little something? Prices seemed OK however all round it could only be described as 'average'.

Visited November 2011
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Thank Peter T
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
74 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian”
Reviewed 9 February 2012

We love this place and just wish it was open on Saturday nights so we could go there more often! Great pizza and pasta - especially the crab linguine. Service is always efficient and very friendly and the portions are good.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank eastendbird
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“nice food, extensive menu, good service”
Reviewed 9 February 2011

had a nice meal @ sweet BAsil, mid week with work colleagues.

Extensive menu, almost spoilt for choice.

Service was efficient and attentive, and not obtrusive.

very nice anti pasta starter, good sized portions all round

the restaurant was fairly quiet, most table looked like worky meal

overall a pleasant evening!

  • Visited February 2011
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Thank bigdan03
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