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Basilico, Millburn, NJ

Basilico

4.8
4.8
1512 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Basilico Restaurant, located in Millburn, New Jersey was established by owner Mario De Marco , formerly of Sergio's, also in Millburn. Graduate of the Hotel Management School in Alassio, Italy. From Italy, he brought his 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Sat 11:45 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (973) 379-7020
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Claude Browne
  • Private party facilities
    Please inquire for further details.

What 1,512 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

1,512 Reviews
  1. Balaji

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Great ambience and vibe! Highly recommend! One tiny note to the management: we got a table next to the door and everytime the door opened and closed, it felt like a tiny earthquake.

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  2. MrsVila

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our food. The servers were very attentive. Our biggest complaint was that the website did not clearly stated that it was a restaurant that only sold full bottles of wine (not by the glass) with BYOB as an option. I was looking forward to a cocktail, but there was no bar. I could not find that information on the website or in the reviews anywhere.

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  3. Janet603

    New York City

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delightful pre-theater dinner with very attentive service. Lively atmosphere. BYOB. The portfiteroles were a big hit! Tables were a bit close, but we got to talking about the show with the couple next to us.

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  4. Jane

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was very good and the service was just right, for a casual night out with friends.

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  5. jerseyroots

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Old favorite that we hadn’t visited in a while, dependable but not earth shattering. Good for a mid week meal and for a friends night out.

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  6. SteveL

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have a tradition of eating at Basilico before a show at Paper Mill and have rarely been disappointed. Last night the food was once again excellent and the service was great.

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  7. MaryM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience. The food is great. The service is great of my favorite restaurants and so happy that we found it. Never disappointing and always enjoyable.

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  8. RickP

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wife and I had classic cuisine. Excellent food and the service was perfect. Our server was amazing.

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  9. Sadie

    New York City

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service is always on point. The "specials" truly are special.

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  10. JuanO

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and Sevice, BYOB A+, Prices ok, food fresh and well prepared.Great taste

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorites. Relaxing atmosphere, impeccable service, all meals are scrumptious

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  12. Adicaro

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meals and outstanding service every time there.

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  13. PeterH

    New York City

    429 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    429 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, a totally enjoyable dinner. Excellent food, diverse menu and wonderful service.

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  14. PeterH

    New York City

    429 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    429 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another exquisite dining experience. Manager William and crew as always did a great job. We'll be back for dinner in four weeks.

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  15. RightSideUp

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was excellent and the service was good, however, there was a large group behind us that had a professional photographer taking photos throughout our dinner and the flash from his camera was disturbing our vision, causing headaches. He not only took photos of the people seated but as everyone as they came up the stairs to go to their party, which was right next to our table. I wish the staff had told us that a large party with a photographer was going to be using a flash all night so that we wouldn’t have been seated in that area.

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  16. CherylV

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dining experience. Excellent food, service and ambiance. Highly recommend!!!

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  17. bobbybounce1

    New York City

    50 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Although we haven't been back since Covid the food was much different then she remembered. Her eggplant parm entree was worse she has had anywhere and her friend who had the Manicotti could not finish it at best mediocre, left it. Regretfully because that was the our go to years ago.

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  18. KathleenM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently delightful experience. Ambiance, food, service all excellent. We’re vegetarian and always have several choices that are all so good, it’s hard to pick one. Probably our favorite restaurant. Well worth the drive from Bernardsville. Parking can be challenging, but Millburn is a safe and beautiful town, so you don’t mind walking a bit.

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  19. melgody

    New York City

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well love Basilico and have been going for many years

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  20. Sadie

    New York City

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was delicious, we both had specials, I had Chilean Sea Bass with mushroom risotto, not sure what the sauce was, but it was delectable. It was possibly the best meal I’ve ever had at Basilico and I’ve had many. My husband had a veal chop with salad on top and roasted potatoes. The veal was so tender and he said it was delicious. This is our favorite restaurant, and we always look forward to dining there. The staff are always so welcoming and service is top notch.

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  21. DaleR

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food. Went during December, holiday time, so the place was packed and a little loud. But the food and service were excellent.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good but nothing to write home about. Restaurant playlist was all over the place and seemed that they couldn’t settle on an ambience or vibe.

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  23. AnneS

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our lunch very much. The food was delicious. The only complaint is that we made it clear that we were going to The Paper Mill Playhouse matinee and we ended up with a time crunch. The show was at 1:30 and we arrived at the restaurant at noon before it was crowded. It just took along time for the meals to come out and then a long time for the check. Even with the time issue, we would go back and just get better assurances.

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  24. LisaB

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant is beautiful....the experience went downhill due to the service alone. We were a group of 4 and were pointed (vs. escorted) upstairs to meet our seated friend. We were placed next to a table of 15 when there were many other open tables (that stayed open all night). We waited for waiter a good bit and he led with specials not drinks. Our plates were placed and cleared by reaching in front of us vs. going around etc. The class of the service did not match the beauty and food quality of the restaurant.

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  25. Gail

    Naples

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy our meals and dining experience! Consistently great food and familiar well trained attentive staff! ♥️ menu does not disappoint!

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  26. AlberrtT

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent meal. Food is always spectacular at this restaurant. On top of the wonderful meal, they served a beautiful chocolate soufflé, which was also excellent. You will not be disappointed at this restaurant.

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  27. healthyeaters

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, excellent food at a reasonable price - especially since it’s BYOB!

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  28. Filbert

    New York City

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Basilico never disappoints, the atmosphere is friendly and comfortable, The servers are polite and make you feel at home. The food is always delicious. It is a neighborhood gem. I look forward to dining there.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend.  Food and service was phenomenal. And their chocolate pudding with graham cracker dessert is on point.

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  30. ChuckK

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu was extensive and impressive. Service was attuned to allowing for a relaxing supper while getting ready to watch The Great Gatsby at the papermill Playhouse. Parking was readily available within walking distance to the Playhouse. Overall Basilico was a superb find for a special supper for family.

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  31. LoriK

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Basilico. One of our favorite go-to neighborhood spots. Service is always warm, welcoming and efficient. Food is excellent! Highly recommend.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant when visiting Milburne. The food is always scrumptious but as a retired server I’m very judgmental on service. Our server upstairs in my option is the BEST! Thank you

    1 person found this helpful

  33. LindaK

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The bread was stale. The pasta dish was too salty. The desert had freezer burn. As convenient as it is we won’t return.

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  34. BarbaraU

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Parking is a bit of a problem so plan accordingly.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service are always amazing at this place.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great new restaurant. Food was fantastic. Will return soon.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious - highly recommend the lasagna with the bolognese

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  38. Denise22

    New York City

    96 reviews

    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely lovely Italian restaurant in downtown Millburn within walking distance to the Papermill Theater. Our servers were attentive and the food was delicious! It's a BYO but they do have a limited wine menu. I highly recommend!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian food in the area. Consistently superb!

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  40. KevinO

    New York City

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Basilico is a solid go-to, Mario and his team do a great job

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FAQs

Basilico does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Basilico also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 379-7020.

Basilico is rated 4.8 stars by 1512 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Basilico

324 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, NJ 07041

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Main Street
  • Neighborhood
    Millburn
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Sat 11:45 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Claude Browne
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
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