Basilico
Basilico

Basilico

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://basilicomillburn.com/
  • Phone: 9733797020
  • 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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Basilico reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (38)fit for foodies (37)special occasion (34)good for groups (21)romantic (20)great for outdoor dining (17)great for lunch (15)hot spot (8)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Good food, be mindful of seating
    Danielha
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Been going to Basilico for years. This is our go-to place for a special occasion - fancy Italian with great service. Recommend the salads, pasta, fish. Always flavorful specials. Can be noisy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • None
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Some of the categories really don't apply and I suggest someone come up with new ones
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food
    av02130
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food at Basilico never disappoints! Their salmon entree is to die for, as are some of the pasta dishes. The food is fresh and delicious, the wait-staff is friendly and courteous, and the place has great ambience. Finally, the icing on the cake is the mouth-watering desserts that are freshly prepared. It's a great restaurant for having lunch with friends, or a romantic dinner for a special date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Awesome food from start to finish. From the 4-5 various breads to the authentic pastas/entrees. Great spot .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • A great place to dine REGULARLY!
    TioPeteVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Excellent food and service, super desserts, and a reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as I remembered it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Salad was pretty tasteless as were the vegetables that accompanied my meal. Barely cooked, no seasoning, nothing. My husband's entree, on the other hand was delicious. I used to think this was a special place but it will be a long time before I go back, if ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A top New Jersey Restaurant
    SundaymanVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    One of the best n NJ. Food is always top quality and tasty. Prices are very fair and the overall experience is wonderful. Tough to get a table on Friday and Saturday. Specials are always great and they cater to food allergy sensitive diners. Bread basket is to die for....give it a try
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTableFrequentFlyerVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We went for my wife's birthday with all our adult children. Food was excellent, waiter attentive, and overall, a great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Would go again with friends. Food and Service were good. But not happy with absence of white wine by glass.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    Annie
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Consistently good for over ten years. The service, the quality of the food and you can tell a good restaurant when the staff remains the same for a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely lunch
    Lovevin
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We met friends for lunch and Basilico did not disappoint. The meals were delicious and fresh. The service was excellent and we all enjoyed the afternoon. Basilico is one of our favorite restaurants with a great menu, good specials and yummy desserts. The chocolate sampler was enough for all to share. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always good
    concertgoer
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    You are never disappointed at Basilica. The food, and service is consistent and the atmosphere is so very pleasant .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful food, professional staff.
    Sadie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food is always great at Basilico, the staff are great. Deserts are wonderful. My go to appetizer if I don't want one of the specials is the cream of mushroom soup it is wonderful. My go to entree, unless I select a special is short ribs. This is a great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another superb meal
    TioPeteVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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 !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal/Nice evening
    Nickrezni
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Had a great night out with my wife. Service was excellent. The zucchini appetizer special was delicious. Gnocchis were delicious. And desert was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food and service!!
    BorntotravelVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Location & ambiance = great, food..
    Firsttimereviewer
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The location, service and ambiance were great (even with some unruly children in the next table over). But the food was not good at all. The whole purpose of stepping out to eat is to enjoy the food and you won't enjoy it here (we had a seafood special and also an Italian entree - neither was good, and would actually describe them as horrible). We will never be returning and can not recommend to anyone - I'm sorry.
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  • Our first time at Basilico
    EATSOUTOFTEN
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always lovely...
    NEFPPB
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Food and service are always excellent. The back patio is an extra treat!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    RogerVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Just good, fresh, healthy and yummy. Great salads and thin pizza!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kathy
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Restaurant was chosen because of the Napolian dessert. Thought is was more pricey than I remember in the past!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    fantastic! always reliably delicious and wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • plantluvr
    plantluvr
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LG10
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our dinner was outstanding. Our food was delicious. It was very friendly and a place I would go to repeatedly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good experience
    Maplefoodie
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food ok- but get the dessert
    GraciesMom
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Millburn dining gem
    TioPeteVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Excellent food, deserts AND service. Every dinner is just wonderful, with many delicious choices of appetizers, entrees and desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So. Amazing.
    watersa1
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent!
    CrazeelilemVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal!!
    BOIfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 644 reviews are from the Basilico reviews archive.
  • Great for special occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Marvelous food and a great place for meeting friends. Not too loud, friendly and always feels special ... A real gem in Millburn!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    Lakeryan
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Go there whenever we go to papermill. Wish it was closer to our house. Been there about 10 times
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Lunch Spot
    Faith426
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Great for Lunch
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  • Excellent Dining
    sisters2dine
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Lovely Restaurant
    kcqbinVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleases As Usual
    NastyVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Great neighborhood place that always pleasess. Friendly service, inventive specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food in Millburn
    BeeMoVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate