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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Special Occasion (26)
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Good for Birthdays (21)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Cozy (15)
Casual (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Romantic (13)
Authentic (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Business Meals (9)
Great for Lunch (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Fun (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Healthy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Happy Hour (1)
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Organic (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Another TOTALLY SUPERB dining experience.
We dine here regularly and have NEVER BEEN DISAPPOINTED!!

A very diverse menu assures that anyone will be able to have a meal they'l enjoy

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Ate there two nights in a row. Excellent the first night. Just OK the second.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

the clientele seem snobby and quite demanding - the food and service was good - just be prepared to be surrounded by demanding customers - maybe it was just the area we were in - great menu with lots of unusual choices you don't see everywhere -

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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Lovely specials with exotic ingredients like truffles and mushrooms I've never had before. Everything is definitely made with love. Delicate sauces with depth and full of flavor, pastas and gnocchi very light, great mussels, down to the wonderful tiramisu & capuccino. They even provide iced wine buckets. Thought of everything!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

I've been to Basilico in the past & it is usually pretty good. However the standard menu doesn't change much & the specials are not that inventive. My dish was ok. Our server was probably new & quite inattentive. Overall I'm in no rush to go back for the amount of money they charge.

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

Never disappoints!! We've been coming for years and have always loved the food and the wonderful service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Have to say we were a little disappointed. This used to be one of our favorite and hard to get into restaurants because the quality of the food was so high. we last ate there 6 months ago and raved about it. This time not so good. While our meals were ok, everything was a little ho hum and bland.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food and service was so good I went back again for dinner tonight

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We celebrated my mom's 88th birthday with lunch at Basilico. The menu had plenty of reasonably priced options and everyone raved about their choices. The soft shell crab with julienne seasonal veggies was delicious as was the shrimp and artichoke ravioli.
We have been to this restaurant twice and would go again. Good service and friendly staff.

Tags: Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great overall experience, excellent service and food quality/presentation.
Will return soon to confirm initial impression.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

I have been to this restaurant multiple times. I have always had an awesome meal. My husband and I went for our wedding anniversary on Monday. He started with the rice balls and I had a salad. The Short Ribs are my absolute favorite.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

One of the BEST places to dine in the Millburn area-great food and service, very creative menu.
We just love to dine here often---------

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Good food and excellent service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Excellent dinner. One if the best in NJ. Thank you

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Hour drive for us to get there but worth it as the food is excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Casual, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Consistently excellent on every measure-food, service, ambiance and menu flexibility.

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 (Naples)·Dined on June 26, 2017

The restaurant was fine for an afternoon lunch. It wasn't crowded or noisy and we received
our lunch very quickly.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Outstanding meal and superb service. A must go to place for foodies.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Excellent food and attentive and friendly service. A tad pricey for BYO but worth it. Solid gfree choices too.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Great service, food and ambience again. Can't wait to return again.

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

We recently had my daughter's bridal shower here and it couldn't have been more special. Mario, William, and their entire staff took care of every detail and as always, the food was delicious. We come here at least once/month; one of our favorites in the area plus it's a BYOB. Save room for dessert!!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Neighbors make this a regular stop. Based on decor and menu choices, plus a modified wine license or BYO, we could see why. Salad was terrific. But both of our seafood mains were overcooked despite our attempts to tell the waiter. We asked for "cooked through and tender." He translated that to "well done." And that became too well done.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Excellent meal - the special grilled Calamari and Octopus starter were wonderful, and my Veal Scallopini was delicious and decadent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Basilico is a perennial favorite. It's great for all events, from christenings to romantic dates. I drive an hour to get there and it never disappoints.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The wild mushroom soup was out of this world but unfortunately, my main dish of pasta was sorely under cooked. Great ambiance and outstanding service.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Always a great meal and good time at Basilico. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Amazing restaurant. Service is great and food was delicious. Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

A dining delight EVERYTIME!
We dine here regularly:
a large selection of many delicious choices, terrific service and reasonable prices are why we keep on coming back.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Great dinner out. Had fried calamari, prawns and scallops and ended with banana toffee pudding - all scrumptious. Great attentive service from Hebert. Highly recommend Basilico

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Service and food was excellent! I will definitely be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Great specials, reasonably priced.
Service is impeccable
BYOB
The menu is varied but no dish ahs been disappointing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

We go every year on our anniversary and are never disappointed. The food is great and has gluten free options for me and pescatarian for my husband. The tables are close together so it can get noisey but the food is worth it. The staff and owner are friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

We love Basilico. One of our favorite restaurants. We started off with calimari which was
very tender. We ordered braised lamb shank, rabbit and scallops and tiramisu for dessert.
Everything was delicious!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Old world Italian food with a modern twist. Delicious homemade Ravioils and stuffed artichokes. Started out with beef carpaccio. All delicious! The 4 of us all enjoyed!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Love the small plate options for sampling and sharing. Service was fast and courtesy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Very good pre-theater (Paper Mill Playhouse) option. Lots of choices on the menu and the food is delicious. Service has been very good and the theater is a 5 minute walk away.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Fairly disappointed in this milburn restaurant, and must note there are many other better places nearby and in surrounding towns. They have a nice menu, but prices quite high for many items. The food on the plate was relatively bland even if portion size good. Fairly nice surroundings, and helpful staff, but, as I said, not as good as other Italian restaurants in area, while admitting this is tough area to stand out in this dining genre. I am kind of surprised by the ratings of other diners.
Also, if you go, be aware they only serve wine, and from one California producer. It wasn't bad, but you pay restaurant markups for so-so wine. I was under impression they had a full license. Bring your own!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Basilico is one of my favorite local restaurants. When i want a SURE THING good food that's when i go to Basilico. For years now.
Last sunday we went with our 3 year old granddaughter and they couldn't be nicer or accomodating. Great ppl, great food

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

went for pre theater. Had wonderful service and food--branzino was excellent, as was the halibut special. My sister had the rabbit and it was very flavorful. Very attentive service --not rushed. Restaurant larger than it appears from outside.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

The food and service was excellent. Everything was delicious. We were seated a little to close to the people next to us and could overhear their conversation.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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