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 Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Basilicos Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
103 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (69)good for groups (49)fit for foodies (44)special occasion (31)kid-friendly (28)romantic (14)hot spot (10)late-night find (4)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • nick
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    food always excellent and so was service. best part was dessert
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Beachlover
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    First time in the city if Sea Isle, A lovely town that basically shuts down in the winter. This restaurant is open weekends. Now is a great time to try it. In the summer I hear the lines are long. Great food, great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Charmedandgrey
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Came for birthday celebration and enjoyed every aspect!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dreamkid1
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Good food, great service - an all around friendly neighborhood eatery even if a little noisy!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Real find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Have been going to the Jersey shore for years but had never before made it to Basilicos. It is a real find. Will always make sure We go there again..and again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Specials raise the bar even higher
    EverySatNightVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Basilicos is always a great experience but found a way to raise the bar during a hectic Irish Weekend. We ordered two of the specials, scallops and chicken marsala, both were outstanding. The sauces were creative and the homemade pasta was best in class. The service was pleasant, attentive and never rushed. Overall a great food and dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent as always!
    Sally
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food and service at this restaurant never fails! They are both always excellent. I look forward to my meal at Bascillicos everything time I am in Sea Isle.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    First time eating there but not my last. The four of us all enjoyed our delicious meals. Apps were also great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Excellent food specials, many choices, homemade creamy Italian dressing to die for, great ambiance, always look forward to ding here on my trips to sea isle!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum Yum Yum
    love2eat
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Basilicos never disappoints! Food was amazing. I love their lasagna and the bang bang shrimp. Calamari Brushetta was different, but very delicious. I personally, love their oil with olives for the bread. I never eat bread when I go out, but I make an exception for theirs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • another excellent meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    By far the best restaurant down at the jersey shore. You cannot go wrong ordering any of the specials or off the menu. We had the fig jam focaccia special that was out of sight and the stuffed eggplant roll that is always a winner. The stuffed flounder dinner special was cooked perfectly and stuffed with huge chunks of crab meat. The tuna special was equally great with homemade gnocchi and figs. It is nice to see pasta being prepared by hand daily rather than boxed/machine produced pasta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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.