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Basilico
Basilico

Basilico Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://basilicomillburn.com
  • Phone: (973) 379-7020
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:45am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Claude Browne
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Private Party Facilities: Please inquire for further details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: No
A word from Basilico
Basilico Restaurant, located in Millburn, New Jersey was established by co-owners Mario DeMarco and Angelo Delbecchi, formerly of Sergio's, also in Millburn. Both are graduates of the Hotel Management School in Alassio, Italy. Both from Italy, they have brought their original and authentic Italian cuisine to Millburn.

Basilico has a definite New York look and feel, which reflects in our food items. We use the best of ingredients. "Casual and chic" is how we have been described by reviewers. The atmosphere is warm, comfortable and energetic. Our goal is to maintain the highest level of hospitality, remembering that you are the guest, and it is our ultimate goal for you to leave thoroughly satisfied. Special requests can be accommodated.
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Diner Reviews
  • "an on premise freshly baked variety of breads begins the meal. Their in house dessert chef assures that you'll end your dining experience with a smile. The regular menu has so many choices and the weekly specials make it hard to decide which excellent entree to have !"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Had a great night out with my wife. Service was excellent. The zucchini appetizer special was delicious. Gnocchis were delicious. And desert was perfect."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I went here for lunch and I am coming back again! The service and the food was great. I had the pappardelle, which was out of this world! Prices are very reasonable and they have a very nice wine list. You can't go wrong with this place!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My wife, myself and our friends visited Basilico before attending a play down the block. From the antipasti to dessert was fabulous. The service was wonderful,someone was always there to attend to your needs. And after speaking with Mario, who is one of the owners, I can see why this restaurant is so nice. It reflects the personality of the gentleman I spoke with. We will definitely come back to Basilico, because that's what a restaurant should be. Bravo!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food and service are always excellent. The back patio is an extra treat!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The food is always good here. The Halibut fish special as excepted turned out to be light and tasted great. Will be back soon fro more!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Just good, fresh, healthy and yummy. Great salads and thin pizza!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Restaurant was chosen because of the Napolian dessert. Thought is was more pricey than I remember in the past!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "fantastic! always reliably delicious and wonderful service."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "This is the second time I have been here for lunch. Both times after touring Greenwood Gardens. This time I brought a friend as a treat for her birthday and was very happy that she enjoyed it too. The Garden Menu is a great value!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The food was excellent. the service very good- especailly since we brought a number of different wines and the server di an escellent job changing and filling glasses"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Our dinner was outstanding. Our food was delicious. It was very friendly and a place I would go to repeatedly."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We've come here a few times and always have been pleased. This time we came with our 6 yr. old daughter. We weren't sure how this would go over, but everything turned out well. Surprisingly, they had a kids menu, but of course we knew that she would be able to order meatballs and spaghetti; one of her favorites. I usually get the Osso Bucco, which is always great, but I was in a fish mood, so I ordered the grilled whole fish. Nicely done, although I would have wanted it to be a bit more flavorful. Ah, I guess you can't hit a home run all the time, but we can't wait to go back. Next time I hope to sit in the back patio."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Someone had a piece of plastic in her salad from the goat cheese- they gave her a brand new one. My salad was supposed to have colossal crab meat- and that didn't happen. I ordered the scallops and shrimp dinner- don't order that! Learn how to prepare & cook scallops properly! Someone else in our party ordered the halibut special which came with potatoes- she said they tasted old! lol! Now the best part of the whole meal was the dessert- please if you order anything from this place make it the dessert. They have a special pastry chef and they should also look into getting a special regular chef. The dessert was amazing- they were actually out of their dessert of the day, so they gave us an extra complimentray one. Get the banana crostate! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Excellent food, deserts AND service. Every dinner is just wonderful, with many delicious choices of appetizers, entrees and desert. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I can't believe how good the food & the service was at this restaurant. We don't drink, so we can't say how the wine is, but the food was amazing. I wanted to go back immediately & so did my friends. They had vegetarian meals (he had gazpacho & a beet salad, she had pear & goat cheese ravioli) & I had seafood (frutte di mare pasta). We exchanged bites & oohhs & ahhs the whole time. I thought these delicious curls in my dinner were pasta, they were so tender, but they were actually my calamari. This restaurant is a GOLDEN FIND. GO THERE NOW! :-D"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Service was outstanding,extremely on point.brought a bottle of champagne and 2 bottles of wine.champagne and white were taken to be chilled immediately while glassware was placed on our table.The champagne was poured while the 4 of us enjoyed their bread assortment with butter,tomato spread,white bean spread.The server was very knowledgeable of the menu and specials. We shared the mushroom soup(one of the best I've had),eggplant/mozz/red pepper app. Then on to our white wine,served just in time for our 2nd course,carpaccio, steamed mussell and clams, crab cocktail. Red wine with our entrées, Osso buccos and skirt steaks.We shared a brûlée and sorbet trio with espressos.Great experience! Will reccomend and be back ASAP! DELICIOUS!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Overall this is a great Italian restaurant and definitely worth the trip. I would go back for sure, but there was really nothing giving this place a "wow" factor. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Marvelous food and a great place for meeting friends. Not too loud, friendly and always feels special ... A real gem in Millburn!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Go there whenever we go to papermill. Wish it was closer to our house. Been there about 10 times "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for lunch before a matinee at PaperMill Playhouse. We were the first ones there at 11:45am and had a nice seat in the front window. We were the only ones there for a half hour and the staff was extremely attentive. The "little plates" were great appetizers and it was the best bruschetta we ever had (and we eat a lot of Italian food.) The music playing was typical Italian restaurant music (ie. Belle Notte, Boccelli, etc) which was a nice touch. It was a BYOB and the staff made sure our glasses were never empty. It was disappointing that by the time we left there were only 2 other couples in the restaurant as this was such a nice Italian restaurant in the heart of Millburn. We definitely will be back. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My sister and I had a wonderful dining experience. The appetizer "Arancini di Riso alla Siciliana" and pasta dish "Gnocchi alla Sorrentina" were both incredible, as were the other dishes we ordered. The service was excellent and the restaurant very relaxing. We are both from Staten Island, New York, and will definitely dine there again with family/friends. We both highly recommend this restaurant. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We come here every time we see a play at the Paper Mill, and it is always fabulous. Lovely menu with extensive choices, delicious food. The goat cheese ravioli is phenomenal. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "This is a lovely neighborhood restaurant that you can count on for consistency. I applaud them for being willing to experiment. One of my friends ordered a soup that was made up of items like kale and other greens that we are all urged to eat for out health. She said ti was very good. Maybe I will try it on my next visit."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Great neighborhood place that always pleasess. Friendly service, inventive specials."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Basilico has a wonderfully varied menu that hits all the spots on your palate. The goat cheese pear ravioli are one of the best things I've eaten. Ever. Veal and mushooms. Delicious. The seafood specials, a grouper and a seafood garganelle were delicious and well priced. Fresh pastas, lovely salads, all great! A small, reasonably priced wine list or BYO."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The Trio Di Dolci is unbelievable! It's Creme Brulee, Baked Alaska, and Chocolate Banana phyllo wrap. The presentation was beautiful and every dessert was absolutely delicious!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Atmosphere was really pleasant and comfortable. Noise level was low so there was no shouting or over talking . Service was good and food was wonderful. The restaurant is boy if you wish which makes cost of dinner more manageable. Highly recommend this restaurant ."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food was fantastic. Great location in downtown Millburn. Definitely give it a try!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Loved this restaurant..especially for lunch and the theater (Papermill Playhouse is right down the block). Great menu, fine food prepared with a little flare! I had the 3 little plates and it was quite filling. Unique iced tea selection and presentation."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "My fish was way overcooked and the risotto was like paste and was uneatable. The food was not good"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Lived in Millburn years ago and decided it would be a good place to take a friend to celebrate her birthday. I have good memories of dining here. Not so last week when we had to flag down a waiter to take our order ask for anything we needed including a dessert menu and our bill. The best part of the experience was the dessert, which was outstanding. I would not go here again because of the simply non-existent "service". If I could, I would give it a minus poor for service!!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We were visiting the Milburn, NJ, area and needed to find a great place to eat on a Monday night. Basilico would be a great option any night of the week. Everything about it was creative and yummy. We will definitely go back...many, many times!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our meal. We started off with 2 different salads and a fried calamari appetizer. The salads were delicious, although I was a tad disappointment that some of the lettuce in the Caesar was brown, it was still very good. Entrees were Lasagna, Goat cheese & Pear ravioli, a skirt steak and off the "specials" menu Monkfish. All were simply delicious, with no complaints at all! Dessert was the kicker for me, the menu was decent sized and quite difficult to choose just one item (and there was a trio item that sampled 3 desserts), but we went with the frozen banana split, baked Alaska and strawberry napoleon! The presentation was so good we hated to break into them, delicious was an understatement! Highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Delicious! We especially love the sun-dried tomato spread on the bread."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Four of as went to Basilico this past weekend for an early dinner. The service was very good but the food was just average. I had the sardine appetizer special which had 3 small sardines with a lot of vegetables. This was the theme of all the dishes. Overload with vegetables and it looks like you are getting a big portion. The other appetizers were alright and the same with the entrees."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Packed at 9:45 on a Saturday night. Food and service were excellent."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Everything was absolutely wonderful. food was great and plentiful, price was appropriate, service was outstanding, from the manager who greeted us at the door to the busgirl, to our server. everything was fantastic"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent overall. Skirt steak was nothing special, a poor choice on my part. Veal was much higher quality. Weather kept people away so back room was nicely quiet."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Visited with friends from California, everything was excellent!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014