Basque Italian / Mediterranean Restaurant
Basque Italian / Mediterranean Restaurant
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Basque Italian / Mediterranean Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 7273307712
  • Hours of Operation:

    Tuesday-Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday-Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday and Monday: CLOSED
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Chef Antonio
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Coming Soon

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Basque Italian / Mediterranean Restaurant
Basque is an Italian/Mediterrenean Restaurant,Specializing in Tapas and Italian Fusion Cuisine. We have a Happy Hour and Early Bird menu every day from 4pm to 6pm under $10. Please come and experience Basque with your family and friends. More details coming soon!
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Basque Italian / Mediterranean Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Had an excellent time and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Had an excellent time and dinner, will come again and again.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Three of us there for dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    Three of us there for dinner. We each ordered different menu items. Everything servred to us was fresh, light tasting. Very good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Food was truly outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    Food was truly outstanding and house wine best I've had for house.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • No longer a tapas place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    This place is no longer a tapas place they converted to a new italian menu we ordered pasta and it was terrible this place will go out of business soon
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  • Unfortunately I was disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    Unfortunately I was disappointed about the menu at first since they have NOT updated their website. So, most of what I was excited to eat was no longer available. Once we got past this, what we did order was very good. The steak was cooked well and the portions are large.
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    romantic, great for lunch
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  • Basque tries really hard to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    Basque tries really hard to be fine dining. They do not have the service of a fine dining restaurant. We were the only ones in the restaurant at 6 PM on a Thursday. Regardless, it took about five minutes for them to figure out who was going to serve us (it was apparent that someone had called out). The place did not get busy at all while we were there, but the service was not what I would have expected from the ambiance. I was not impressed with the food, but there were a lot of tapas options on the menu that we shared at our table.
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  • The food was excellent, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    The food was excellent, and the service was fast. However, I really wish the server would've let us know how big the portions were. Tapas are normally very small plates, but these were huge. A lot of food and money went to waste. Would've appreciated the server advising our party that 2-3 plates per person would be too much.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a great time on New
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    We had a great time on New Years this year. I was surprised that it wasn't a lot busier. Food, atmosphere and service were all great! I would recommend!
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  • Excellent food and service.
    Joec
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Excellent food and service. Very enjoyable evening out. Will come back many times.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Top Tier Find
    BobFlVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    My wife and I shared the Mixed Paella. It was fantastic. We have traveled extensively and have eaten in many, many, restaurants around the world. The meal we had at Basque ranks in the top tier. It is amazing to find a restaurant of this caliber in this area. Of course, the downside is that exceptionally good food is expensive. The service was outstanding. The chef greeted us at the table. We found everything to our liking. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Visit to Basque
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/4/2012
    I choose this restaurant because it's web-site made it sound interesting. The restaurant it self is new, clean but hardly, if any decor that would remind me of the Basque area of Spain! Only 2 bottles of Spanish wine, (dissapointing)heavy on Calf with some Argentinian thrown in. Nice selection of Beers. Tapas were artfully desplayed, as we're desserts. Service was attentive and god timing.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice night out
    SChuVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    A nice evening at Basque, food was great and unique, outdoor seating was very nice on a clear night. Sadly the band didn't show for its Sat. night performance, and they were out of the wine we chose but they made it right by offering us something better than at the same price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, service was excellent.C
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    Great food, service was excellent.Chef made time to come to our table and chat.I would highly recommend this dining establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • We enjoyed our meal thought
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/6/2012
    We enjoyed our meal thought the wine prices were good server was nice and Was attentive we would probably go back again
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Your place is outstanding!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/31/2012
    Your place is outstanding!!!! I try to go at least once a month...I love the food and drinks but especially the service!!! Your servers have been so attentive and friendly and quick...they make the whole experience memorable!! Please continue whatever it is you're doing because it's working....I will keep coming back and I am telling all my friends what a great place Basque is to hang out with friends:)
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were there for their opening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/21/2012
    We were there for their opening day for Sunday Brunch - The food and service were excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Value - Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    Food was interesting and very good. Highly recommend the stuffed squash blossom!! Had to hold ourselves back on a second order. Our waiter, John, took very good care of us. He was attentive without being over-solicitous. There is good variety on the tapas menu to satisfy all. Could use a little more ambiance. Pretty stark dining room - nothing that a candle on the table or a small vase with colorful flowers couldn't solve - and then I can check off "romantic" on the special features.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We sat outside and enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    We sat outside and enjoyed the live music while we dined. Very enjoyable. Afterwards we went inside and sat at the bar and watched the late night entertainment which this night was a very energetic belly dancer. The food was very good. Some in my group had a late night spiked coffee that was amazing. Start to finish: very good and classy. I'm looking forward to going again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice atmosphere. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    Very nice atmosphere. The staff was very polite. The food was prepared to perfection. I will be returning to sample more dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Per peoples good reviews I
    foodie
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    Per peoples good reviews I decided to check the place out. I have to say I was a little disappointed. The food was OK. My husband ordered a Ribeye, which was very dry. I got Seared Sea Scallops which was OK. We decided to try Lobster Tator Tots that was very good, however Brava Potatoes was OK. I was also disappointed with the service. Our waiter never removed the empty dishes or the menu till the end when we were getting ready to go, the reason I say this because if it was busy I understand but we were the only ones there with this other group of people who had there own waiter. Sorry for being so negative but I am one of those people who never write a bad review but I had to be honest.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new local spot!
    Matt
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    Great food and ambiance in this new local spot. This was our first time there and we were very pleased. The owner, Keith Williamson, stopped by our table and chatted with us. Very nice.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I REALLY enjoyed this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    I REALLY enjoyed this place & will definitely be coming here again! Staff was particularly hospitable, friendly & warm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All food options tried were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    All food options tried were very good, including the beef carpaccio, tuna roll, stuffed dates, oxtail. Service was a little slow for only 3 parties present at restaurant while we were there.
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  • A Must Go!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Basque is an AMAZING experience, especially if you like Tapas. Their Lobster Tator Tots are phenomenal! As well, as their Truffled Mac n Cheese and Truffled Eggs. They have many different fares to choose from...anywhere from Seafood, pastas, flatbreads to Oxtail and Steak. Their drinks are slightly over priced for what you get. If you like trying new drinks... The Basque Experience is really good and comes to your table bubbling and smoking, it is an experience(hence the name)! The service is more than accommodating and very helpful in explaining any questions about the menu. I would recommend stopping by for a taste!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Good choice for variety of tastes!
    FranVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    This was a great place for conversation and good food. The Paella was delicious and we shared that and about 10 Tapas menu items with 6 hungry adults. Delicious!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • This gem was just written
    MeBe
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    This gem was just written up in the Tampa Bay Times, so we elected to try it. The food was well worth the drive. While the dress code is Tampa Casual, we saw some people dressed for dinner, and some people dressed just a step above beachwear. The waitstaff know the menue well, and made outstanding recomendations. Don't be fooled by the location, this is worth the stop. We will be back.
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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  • Great food, great service,
    DrCrovattVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Great food, great service, very nice decor. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic new spot the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    Fantastic new spot the food was great and fairly priced you can have many small dishes or a made from scratch paella (takes about 40 min)Wine list had excellent selections with good prices and you cant beat Happy Hour $5 absolut martinis.Fun place
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Excellent small plates; stuffed
    LiberaVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2012
    Excellent small plates; stuffed squash blossoms outstanding, as were the dates. Good paella, a bit more saffron would have been nice. Friendly staff, great service. They've just recently opened, and for the short amount of time since opening they are doing very, very well. We look forward to going back to sample their live music with tasty tapas.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Excellent wait staff and wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Excellent wait staff and wonderful ambiance. Food is fantastic and then turns into late night nite-life. They are doing this right......bring the customer in with great food and then keep them with great music.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • i brought 28 people and we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    i brought 28 people and we came to hear Cleo Heart but we were seated in an area where we COULDNOT. we complained but were told that they couldnot use their speakers because they were to loud for others dining. This issue shpuld be corrected if we are to return to see her.
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  • Neighborhood's Best Restaurant
    Pensare
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    This was our third visit to the Basque restaurant and I have to admit it is the best restaurant in the area. The ambiance is inviting, the food is well cooked and presented in a smart fashion and the service is both friendly and professional.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Fabulous new place in Clearwater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/5/2012
    Great food, service and decor. This is a beautiful new place, varied menu, including paella and many great tapas. The service was great and every dish was wonderful.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • Food was great i was pleasantly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/21/2012
    Food was great i was pleasantly surprised to find some creative flair with the food and the drinks - steve our server was great
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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  • My wife and I saw that Basque
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/12/2012
    My wife and I saw that Basque was just opened so we decided to make a reservation. Let me just say one thing, WOW!!!! From the hostess warm greeting to our server John, to Lobster Risotto stuffed squash blossoms and scallops that were as sweet as sugar, I cant believe this Gem exists in my back yard.Just when I thought I couldnt be wowed any more my wifes cheesecake arrived with a decorative sugar flower.Oh, by the way, the Basque Experience Cocktail is the neetest thing ever.We will definately be back, just hope we can get a seat.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic