Basilicos Ristorante
Basilicos Ristorante

Basilicos Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.basilicosristorante.com/
  • Phone: 6092631010x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open 7 days a week. Serving dinner at 4:00 pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Scott Oliver
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Takeout
  • Catering: We offer a full menu of catering items all prepared to the amount of guests you will be having. Our menu is available to view from our website or you can pick one up in house. If there is an item you are looking for that you don't find please don't hesitate to ask if we can accommodate your request.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Landis Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: If you plan to dine with us please allow extra time for parking, it is street availability. If you are picking up an order there are spots directly out front you can pull into.
A word from Basilicos Ristorante
Basilico’s Ristorante and Pizzeria is owned and operated by Chef, Scott Oliver and Pizza Man, Vinson Powell. We have been a family owned and operated business since 1999. We are dedicated to offering you quality ingredients and authentic Italian cuisine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Basilicos Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
127 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (85)fit for foodies (52)good for groups (48)kid-friendly (36)special occasion (28)romantic (15)hot spot (11)late-night find (4)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Delicious Italian Food
    Sn082021
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a delicious meal, the service was great, and we didn't feel rushed. There are so many shore reataurants, but there is a good reason this one has endured. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This restaurant was fantastic... Food delicious, service friendly and extremely attentive... A wonderful find.... We will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoy
    Grace
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We've been coming here since the first week it opened. Since this is a summer home for us, we don't get here as often as we would like. One of the great things about this restaurant besides the food, is that they train their wait staff which is great for the patrons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat at the shore
    FrugalFamily
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Food was very good. Price was reasonable and the menu had a variety of dishes at varied price ranges. Would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice surprise!
    KLO1013VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We were visiting from out of town, and someone suggested Basilicos to us. We were looking for a light bite, so we ordered the calamari fritta bruscetta from the app's menu. It was both very tender and very delicious!! I then had the lobster mac and cheese (also from the app's menu) and it was so good, I could've had another! Next time we're in town, we will be back, with a bigger appetite so that we can enjoy more from this delicious menu!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Sea Isle City
    profgold
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Basilicos has some of the best food in Sea Isle City. Most of the food we order here is Italian but their menu is not limited to it. My wife loves their pasta with sausage and I really like the pescadore. Their pasta sauces are excellent even though both are very different. Remodeled two years ago and it is much more of a fine food restaurant than it was previously. Prices are very reasonable and include a salad with a great dressing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummmm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Imaginative twist on traditional chicken, veal, pasta, seafood, lamb dishes. Entrees are accompanied by homemade agnolotti, gnocchi & pastas. Cheery service at the crowded shore. BYOB a plus! Extended season.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Basilico's never disappoints
    glowgirl23
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We visited here on 8/21/14 and as always, the food, service and atmosphere were fabulous! We had reservations and were seated immediately. The staff always makes us feel welcome and valued. Always a winner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • One of the best on the island
    AtTheShore
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    There are plenty of restaurants in town that tout themselves as "fine dining", but Basilico's actually delivers. Not only can Vinson and Scott cook, but they are incredibly nice people with a truly fresh outlook on creating menu items. The staff is always knowledgeable and the food is always incredible. Normally, I would shy away from "specials" knowing the kitchen is just trying to push some items, but that is not the case here. Scott is in the back creating something original that he simply could not fit on his menu. During this dinner, I actually asked our server to tell the chef to whip up a pasta dish that he would want to eat. We were given homemades with an absolutely delicious homemade sausage. AAAAA+++++, great job guys!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoy it every year
    JBabz1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great BYOB that is well worth the wait, book early as it fills up fast.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My boyfriend and I went here for a special night and we had a great time! Fantastic food, friendly service. Just perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Average
    MexicoGirl
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Basilico's has some interesting sounding things on the menu but every time we've eaten there my criticism of the food is the same--food lacks flavor. The chicken and veal dishes are not over-cooked--just no "star" quality. The Basilico salad was good and everyone liked the bread. Appetizers--ok but not great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    Rachmurph84
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My dinner was a dish with mussels, shrimp, clams, and calamari in a light red sauce over linguine. It was delicious! Everyone in my party of four loved the meals they got. I also like that it is BYOB.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We always make Basilicos a must go to place when we are in Sea Isle. First and foremost the food is very good. The fact that you can make reservations and it is a BYOB is also so convenient!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always accommodating
    Grace
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We've been coming here since the first week they opened, food is always excellent. If you want something off menu, they always try to accommodate. One of the most amazing things they do for a shore town is they train there wait staff and it shows by how The customers are treated.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    JoeMac1960
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had dinner on a Friday night. Crowded, which is expected for a jersey shore restaurant. The food is always good here and is authentic Italian fare. The appetizers are especially good
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paolina
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My experience at Basilicos was great for so many reasons! The young, friendly, and knowledgeable server was well versed in the specials of the day and her suggestions were very delicious. My meal of clams,capers, and broccoli rabe over pasta was excellent, as were the dinners of my friends. My husband thought the salmon over pasta was perfectly cooked. Our water glasses were always filled, the dipping olive oil was smooth, and the aroma was divine! Can't wait to return!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dave
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    They handled our group of 12 including 2 infants very well. The tables are tightly packed and it was way too noisy. You could barely hear the people across the table and it was impossible to hear the waiter give the specials.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We come here every year n always look forward to eating here
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and Sea Isle treasure!
    SunDvlGrl
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    In one word, Basilicos was incredible! I made a late night reservation (10 p.m.), and the staff was more than accommodating despite the late hour. From the moment we walked in and seated by the gracious hostess to our server who was very patient and attentive, it was a really great experience. And the food is always so wonderful - year after year - so hats off to the chef(s). We had the calamari as an app and entrees: tilapia, ravioli, and scallops (a special), all of which were reported back as superb. Thanks for everything!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dining excellence at the beach
    RICKFRAT
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    EXCELLENT BREAD AND DIPPING SAUCE AND HOMEMEADE SALAD DRESSING ARE GREAT STARTERS; BASCILICO MARGURITA PIZZA A TREMENDOUS MID-COURSE...WIFE HAD RAVIOLI WITH CRAB MEAT AND I HAD THE ORICCHETTI APP TURNED INTO AN ENTRE' - BOTH WERE REALLY GOOD!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it here
    froggette
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We love coming here. It is busy, lively, local and fun. The food is always consistently good!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniet
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Highly recommend it. I needed a place to impress my in-laws. This fits the bill
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We love eating dinner here. One of our favorite restaurants!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent until rude hostess
    CislesweetieVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I have been here numerous times over the years and love it here, but this time after enjoying our meal and finishing our wine, the hostess tapped on our table and said, this table has a ressie, assuming she meant reservation, people are waiting and then walked away! We were there a total of an hour and 10 minutes. I have never been so rudely spoken to! There were also 3 tables empty, it was a Monday evening.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Restaurant is very attractive. Staff was very friendly and professional. Waitress was knowledgeable about food preparation and helpful with selection. Nice range of prices. Definitely plan to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    Jag3VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Second time visiting, dinner was great. Sarah our waitress was great as well as the support staff. Will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Basilicos Ristorante - a must try!
    GrampyF
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This was our 3rd time at this restaurant and again it was excellent! Highly recommended, great food at a reasonable cost - do make reservations!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    NJShea
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Our dinner was outstanding as it always is. This is our favorite place to eat. The meals are unbelievable and we always enjoy ourselves. This last time, I had the Quail special which was incredible! My husband and I tried the Peach appetizer which we loved. I can't say enough about Basilico's....they are the best!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Jrzgpa
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Appys were good except for peach combo. Entrees were good. Cannoli and tira missu were bland tasting. Wait staff didn't clean table completely of all used plates.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food on the coast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Basilico's never ceases to impress. The food and service at this restaurant can compete with any of the top rated philly restaurants. The specials blew us away. We had the grilled peaches app and perfectly seared scallops special app that were outstanding. The highlight of the meal was the stuffed flounder with homemade lobster tortellini and the corn stuffed quail. This was the best preparation of quail I have ever eaten, which is saying a lot since I have tried it just about everywhere. The quail was very moist with a nice crisp skin and the stuffing was delicious. The homemade lobster tortellini in the lobster bisque broth was a perfect compliment to the stuffed flounder. If you are down the shore, you should make the trip.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT PLACE TO EAT & ENJOY LIFE
    RichCarolfromCT
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    WE EAT AT BASILICOS EVERY TIME WE ARE IN TOWN. I ALWAYS EAT FROM THE SPECIAL MENU. THE SELECTIONS ARE ALWAYS A CULINARY JOY AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN DISAPPOINTED. THE SERVICE IS ALWAYS EXCELLENT AND FRIENDLY. MY WIFE HAD THE SPINICH, SHRIMP & ASPAGUS SOUP FOR AN APPETIZER AND I HAD THE SCALLOP APPETIZER SPECIAL. BOTH WERE EXCELLENT. WE BOTH HAD THE VEAL & SHRIMP DINNER SPECIAL AND AGAIN BOTH EXCELLENT. WE WILL ALWAYS TAKE FRIENDS WITH US WHEN THEY ARE IN TOWN.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good Jersey Shore dining
    Philatwo
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We dined at Basilicos Ristorante for the first time and were very pleased with our experience. The greeting by the hostess was very welcoming, and our server, Sarah, was excellent. The food was well prepared and nicely presented. Great bread and good appetizers and salad. The main courses were outstanding: flounder stuffed with crabmeat in a nice light sauce; and pescatore passomonti, linguini topped with a generous serving of seafood (mussels, shrimp, clams, etc) in a delicious light tomato sauce. We look forward to a return visit!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Staggering prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We brought our three kids here for dinner. Service was fine, the food was good, but the prices were killer. They charged $7 for a kid's meal (and that did not include any drink, side, or dessert). One of my kids had pizza, and the other two had ravioli. $7 for ONE slice of pizza? The other two kids received THREE ravioli each. Sadly, we cannot justify coming back here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mickey7
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The food quality was inconsistent. The polenta antipasti was very good. My Vongole Napoletano was mediocre. Clams too large and sauce was gritty. My wife's chicken was dry. So, for the price, no return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and wait staff.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Basilicos was recommended by Marie in Salon Shannon Leigh. It was great as she said and the atmosphere and staff were nice. We got there early and being able to make reservations on line saved us from waiting.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!
    restaurantrover
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    There are several good restaurants in Sea Isle City, but Basilicos is by far the best---- lively ambiance, friendly service and excellent food, not to mention it is BYO. The complimentary bread and dipping sauce is delicious and has a uniquely different taste than most dipping sauces. The house made salad dressing is outstanding. I must admit I keep coming back to the same two entrees because they are both so wonderful. They are the Chicken Vincenzo, made with the most decadent gorganzola sauce and the Ravioli AnneMarie, which has a very smooth sauce containing an abundance of crabmeat. My husband is more adventurous and usually orders one of the nightly specials. He has never been disappointed. The best of the Jersey Shore!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    Eheld
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food is reliably good. Service is always very good and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice byob
    Jag3VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Visited for the first time this weekend. Food was very good, Lucy our waitress was great. Will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Loved our meal. Everything was delicious and we plan to return again this week. Server was pleasant and very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.