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About 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.

324 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ 07041
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 379-7020

Website:
http://basilicomillburn.com/

Executive Chef:
Claude Browne

Private Party Facilities:
Please inquire for further details.

Additional:
BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining

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Basilico Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Business Meals (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Romantic (12)
Authentic (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Healthy (5)
Fun (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

This is our go-to place for all occasions. Wonderful food with fantastic people. The Arrabiata is a must-have.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Took my wife here for her 65th birthday long with my daughter, son-in law and 1/2 old granddaughter. Couldn't have been happier ! Food was excellent, nice size portions, excellent service and was not rushed. A romantic restaurant who caters to children and making everyone feel comfortable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food was good
Service was good, although they kept I wanting to take my plate and I was not done. Bit annoying.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Overall we had a great experience!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We all liked the many options on the menu. All food was nicely prepared and tasteful. Service happened to be impeccable as waiter - Raoul, would always look over and see if we needed anything without us having to ask.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

The perfect family birthday celebration, pre-theater dinner. The staff was very accommodating with the multiple food allergies of one of our party. The bread was warm and delicious, and all our meals satiated our appetites. The ambiance was upscale, warm, and family-friendly. I have always had a good experience at Basilico!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Consistently satisfying; sometimes outstanding; always dependable. Reasonably priced for lunch and not excessively so for dinner. Highly recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We dined here before a show at the Paper Mill Playhouse. They were very accommodating with getting us out in time for the show. The food was generally excellent. My only complaint was with the trout which I had. It had very little flavor and was drowning in sauce. The sauce was overwhelming to the fish.
Other wise, everyone liked their appetizer and dinner. We brought our own wine; their wine list is very small.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I absolutely love this Basilico, always a great meal

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Perfect date night experience. Especially if you sit in the back on upper level.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Basilico is our favorite restaurant. The food and service are always wonderful.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I always enjoy eating at Basilico and this time was no different as the service is always top notch, the st. tropez salad delicious, and the atmosphere superb.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our meals were excellent. Service impeccable. Gluten free pasta was al dente. Truly enjoyable experience.

Tags: Vegan, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We have been dining at Basilico for a few years and have experienced changes in various chefs. For a while their desserts were not as good and the cuisine was basic, so we stopped going to experience other places. We usually go there when we have a Papermill show as we like to walk from the restaurant to the show. We decided to try it again and we are glad we did. The food was very good and very tasty (delicious!) The portions are of good size for the prize charged. The specials are a bit pricey but the fare is select. The desserts are also very good(delectable!) We will definitely keep this restaurant as our pretheatre go to place.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Another totally enjoyable dinner!!!
Whatever we order, whether a special or items from the regular menu. we have NEVER BEEN DISAPPOINTED !!!!!!
Exceptional appetizers, entrees, desserts, and of course service with reasonable prices assure a memorable dinning experience.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Enjoyable lunch with pleasant ambiance

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Another excellent dinner.
My wife had one of her favorites, shrimp with scallops. I had one of the truffle specials, a seafood risotto with shrimp, crab meat lobster and of course truffles. It was one of the tastiest seafood dishes I have ever had!!!

This is why we return to dine here regularly. Whether is's a special or one of the wonderful selections from the regular menu, EVERYTHING served here is a total delight to eat!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Very good food salads were great, fish was fresh. Service was friendly and excellent

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great. Delicious

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Basically, a nice place to have a nice meal with friends. The wait staff was friendly, polite and helpful vis-à-vis the menu. The food was very good, promptly served and the prices were reasonable. And, it was relatively quite with ample space between tables.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

I love everything about this place!! I would come back again

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food is always great, and the atmosphere is relaxing. Too many restaurants today are noisy and we are not able to converse with friends at the table. That is not the case here. Always consistent....

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Have dined here before. Upon arriving we asked for a table by the window and was told that it was reserved, we then asked for a larger table and was told it was reserved. Not very accommodating overall.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was delicious and service was great!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Basilico is always great, the service is good, the food is delicious. Desserts are wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Enjoyed a lovely dinner with a friend. Waiter asked if we were going to theatre, when we said no, he graciously served us at our pace.
Grilled artichokes were outstanding!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I haven't been here in some time. That's changing now. We took a young friend there for lunch and each of us had a super good entree: Arugula Salad with Chicken Cutlet, Snapper in a tomato and caper sauce, and Tuna Nicoise Salad. Loved everything about our lunch. BYOB but also a small selection of wines.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

The food was terrific as usual and the service was attentive.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Went here for the souffle and was not disappointed!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Haven't been to Basilico in a while and I was dissappointed. Food was ok but nothing great.
Won't go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Basilico never disappoints. We have been coming here for years and the food and service are always great!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I've raved about this fantastic restaurant numerous times so this time I'll be brief.

As that old expression goes, "TRY IT, YOU'LL LIKE IT!!".

You won't be disappointed

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We haven't been here during the summer and when we came back we forgot how wonderful this restaurant is.
The food is outstanding and service was great. They make your meals if you request changes such as no sauce etc.
The desert tartufo is amazing. You get 3 scoops of tartufo in 3 different flavors. We will not wait so long to return

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

This was a thursday night and was low volume in the restaurant. I have been there many
times in the past and had an excellent meal.

However, that evening, the service was rushed, the environment was noisy and waiters were
not paying attention. When they were they were pouring the wine .. to push the bottle
to empty in order to get us to order a new bottle.. it is transparent it is rude, it is annoying STOPDOING THAT!

The food was uneven. I ordered a braised duck, which should have been called desicated DUCK. it was tastless, dry and extremely HOT (temp), as if it was just microwaved. The whole plate was burning hot with sweet potatoes, that had lost their flavor. It was if the Chef (who was
probably long gone) didn't care.

Could not get the check. As more bottled water and wine was being pushed constantly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Food and service were great as usual. I had the spaghettini arrabiata which was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Excellent food !! I came with my wife and we have grilled artichokes and Burrata for appetizer and then for entree Roasted duck boneless and my wife black ink tagliarini was to die for !! Not many restaurants have those creative dishes and for dessert!!! We share chocolate pana cotta delicious!! Very attentive service.
This was our anniversary dinner and when perfect, love this restaurant I'll definitely go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

I took a friend here for her birthday lunch. She enjoyed a three play sampler while I had a chopped salad with grilled shrimp. We enjoyed every morsel . The service here is always impeccable

Tags: Tapas, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

This was our first lunch there! The food & service were beyond exemplary! It wasn't too busy so there was no noise & we opened the patio front door to sample the gorgeous weather . All in all a fabulous lunch with fabulous food & service and friends!!! Doesn't get much better than that does it?!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Basilico is one of the best Italian restaurant in millburn!!
I have Halibut special and Red snapper was fresh and delicious, Save room for homemade dessert , follow by a very good service ..

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

As before, every bite was a total delight . ANYTHING YOU ORDER WILL BE JUST TOTALLY DELICIOUS. We've had beef, pork, seafood, veal and fish main courses and have ALWAYS been pleased.
This also includes the appetizers, main course offerings. Also of special note are the freshly baked bread/roll offerings and the freshly made-in-house desserts.
Combine this with wonderful service and you'll be wanting to return ASAP!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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