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“They try very hard but just didn't knock our socks off.”
Review of Basil's Restaurant

Basil's Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 274 Restaurants in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Greek, Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Chocowinity, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
240 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“They try very hard but just didn't knock our socks off.”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Three of us went for the first time. Server was very good. Place was plenty pleasant. Diverse menu. Calamari had too much breading so lots and lots of breading crumbs on the plate. Some kind of cheese that was really thin with no personality on the bottom. It served no purpose. The side salads were nice but the small bowl each was served in made it very difficult to cut up the cucumber or even tomato. The salad itself was big enough, just a bad way to present it. My crab cakes were pretty good but were very flat rather than being plump shall we say. Again, ample serving but they looked like the salmon cakes my mother made. Wife had chicken marsala which had lots of chicken but too much breading and a bit salty. She readily admits she has not had it probably in years but just did not like it this time. Guest had a pasta dish in a standard ceramic baking dish. She seemed to like it. My guess is this is the way to go if you want an entree. Their burgers were huge and looked very good. I will go again and try one of those.

This probably seems more critical than it should. Probably not a bad restaurant at all but one to carefully pick what you order. My sense is the effort is there but the execution is a bit off on entrees.

  • Visited June 2014
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Itsbasils, Owner at Basil's Restaurant, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Thank you for your comments! We always try to take the most out of our guests comments to determine where improvements in our menu items, service and consistency may be needed.

We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again and until then please remember to "Eat Local."
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Greenville, North Carolina
2 reviews
“A Pleasant Find in Greenville”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

I moved from Tulsa, Oklahoma 4 months ago and my boyfriend and I enjoy the Big/little city of Greenville. Yesterday, for the first time, we tried Basil's . WE LOVED IT! I had the Veal Marsala and he had the Chicken Alfredo. The best thing was the food's FRESH made sauces! Both our sauces and pasta were prepared to perfection. The menu is full of fresh salad and delicious pizza choices as well. I can't wait to try them. You can dine out in the patio or inside the cool atmosphere both were very enjoyable, and the staff was friendly and professional. We are sorry we didn't try it "Sooner." :)

  • Visited May 2014
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Jeremy S, Owner at Basil's Restaurant, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you for your wonderful comments anf for supporting local restaurants!

We look forward to serving you again in the near future!

Jeremy
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Greenville, North Carolina
1 review
“Excellent dinner”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Excellent meal every time we eat at Basil's. Many different dishes to choose from. Great service. Reasonably priced.

  • Visited April 2014
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Itsbasils, Owner at Basil's Restaurant, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
Thank you for your wonderful comments and your willingness to support locally owned businesses like ours. We look forward to serving you again in the near future!
Sincerely, Jeremy
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“Great service, great people, great food!”
Reviewed 11 April 2014

Really enjoyed appetizers and pasta dishes, and lots of great local brews! Great locally-owned business.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Michelle S
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Itsbasils, Owner at Basil's Restaurant, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give us your input. We constantly strive to provide quality service and a consistent product at a reasonable price.

As always, "Eat Local. Drink Local." and we look forward to serving you again in the near future!

Sincerely,
Jeremy
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food, good brews”
Reviewed 11 April 2014

They have a great menu at this restuarant and an awesome selection of local brews. The prices are great as well. When in Greenville, I highly recommend checking this place out as you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited April 2014
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Itsbasils, Owner at Basil's Restaurant, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Thank you for your wonderful comments. We always look forward to providing our customers with quality food and service and pride ourselves on one of the best NC Beer selections in Greenville. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @BasilsECU and Facebook BasilsGreenville to keep up to date on upcoming NC Beer Tap Take Overs and remember every Wednesday all NC Beers are $3!

Thanks,
Jeremy
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