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Basilico

4.6
1084 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(973) 379-7020
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Claude Browne
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Private party facilities
Please inquire for further details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
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Additional
BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

We loved Basicilico. We have been there many many times. We had a 5 pm reservation and were a little early but were seated slightly early which was great because we had tickets for 7 pm at papermill. The waiter took our dinner and drink order which were reasonably served. At five after six our dinner had not yet been served and we asked for the manager. Some how at six fifteen our dinner was served. We asked for our check and gobbled down our meal. I suffered indigestion for the rest of the evening having had a very rushed meal that we were looking forward to. No explanation was never given and after all these years of going to Basilico we will definitely not going again. The meal was expensive and not worth the indigestion

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

My husband I went before a show at the Papermill Playhouse. We started with Polpo alla Griglia (an octopus Salad) and Antonella salad with goat cheese, figs and almonds . For our main course my husband had Chicken parmigiana and I had the Crostacei Fra Diavolo (shrimp and lobster in a spicy red sauce), and a banana tower for dessert. Everything was excellent! The atmosphere is quiet and relaxing, the wait staff is on top of your every need, and the food was incredible! Will make it our go to spot when in the area!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Delightful as always. Quality service and of cours scrumptious food.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Amazing every time!!! We keep going back because it’s just that good.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Basilico is one of our favorite restaurants. We frequent as often as we can, reservations fill up quickly. The service is terrific and the food is consistently wonderful. The portions are also plentiful. I highly recommend Basilico for any special occasion or just for a nice evening out.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had lunch at Basilco and enjoyed it very much.
They have a very nice menu . The service was excellent

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

amazing northern italian fare priced reasonably for the high value delivered

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great food and outstanding service. We will definitely be heading back.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Basilico is our favorite Italian restaurant in the area. They are consistently fabulous in the kitchen and always extremely accommodating towards my food allergies which is VERY appreciated. I come for lunch with girlfriends, date night with the husband and we bring older relatives for family dinners. Everyone always leaves full and happy.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great food and great service! We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Never disappointed!! Quality of food is amazing and menu is extensive.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for Easter dinner food was outstanding and totally lived up to my expectations. Service was very attentive and overall a great experience. I would suggest this place to anyone.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Always reliably good. Varied menus - so- plenty to choose from. Been there many times for lunch and dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Always delicious and the portions are huge. Love that it is byob or you can buy their wine.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

First time and food and service was great. Will return.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Wonderful as always!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Always at your Assistance with both fine Food & great Service!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Wonderful food and service start to finish. Only minor issue was that my husband’s veal chop was medium and not medium rare as he ordered. Would have sent it back but he didn’t want to wait. Otherwise, perfection. Not cheap but worth it. Our go-to Italian in Millburn.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Fabulous! Great meal, great service!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Fantastic dinner with food and service!!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Fabulous food and great service. Never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Excellent food and service!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

A totally terrific meal EVERY TIME!!!
We dined here last Sunday and we'll be back next Sunday. Need I say anymore???

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Disappointed. We’ve been eating at Basilico for years and found this last experience very disappointing. Food was average at best and $65.00 veal with $17.00 fois gras had to be sent back. It was rubbery and way over cooked. We received an apology, nothing more. Service was average at best, and waiter continued to over pour the wine, which is annoying at best. This isn’t the Basilico we grew to love.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

We usually go to Basilio for dinner on Saturday nights: Today we decided to try their lunch menu. It was a very nice menu and the food was very fresh and delicious.
This is a very nice restaurant whether you are having lunch or dinner. Basilica is one of my favorite restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Manager and waiter very attentive, food excellent and save room for dessert is delicious!!

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Amazing food. Fantastic service. Odd seating. They seemed to squeeze everyone together in one area while the rest of the restaurant was empty. Would have liked a little more space.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Everything was Excellent

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

The service was stellar and the food was delicious. I highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The different dinner selections of the four of us were universally praised as excellent. The desserts were truly exceptional.......again, we all agreed. The attentiveness and courtesy of the servers was unusually good and sincerely appreciated. Best dining experience I can remember.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Everything was great. The artichoke app was very good. I had veal with asparagus in brandy cream sauce which was great; rich and tender. The extensive dessert menu makes this place a real find. Everything I tasted was very good, but my favorite was my chocolate souffle.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Excellent Italian food and service!!

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Starters:
1) Arancini - Rice Balls - lightly fried, and tasty.
2) Carciofini alla Piastra - grilled artichokes - solid choice; nicely grilled and simple seasoning makes for a refreshing start to the meal.
3) Burrata con Condiglione - mozzarella and tomatoes - very creamy and delicious.

Entrees:
1) Orata alla Mediterranea - filet of bass - good
2) Anatra Arrosto - Duck - good

Sides:
1) Gnoochi with Vodka Sauce - excellent

Desserts:
1) Budino - Chocolate Pudding with Graham Crackers - very chocolately and rich; definitely share this with someone.
2) Torta Calda al Cioccolato - chocolate lava cake; standard for most restaurants.

Overall the food was very good.
Place is small and crowded during prime time; you can literally have a conversation with the table next to you because your tables are practically touching.
Service is rushed; it's a popular place, so they want your order in quick.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Always a good experience dining here and service implacable.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Always a fantastic experience. Great service and atmosphere. Every bite is delicious. Desserts are some of the best I've ever had.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Fantastic as always!!! Top notch Italian restaurant with high quality ingredients and great execution!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

This is our third time at Basilico. It’s our go to spot for dinner before a show at the Paper Mill Playhouse. There are always interesting specials and everything we’ve had here was delicious. The service is attentive and friendly. We’ll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

We enjoyed the small plates we ordered, especially the cauliflower, the garlic shrimp and the meatball. But everything was excellent and the portions were quite ample. We shared a half bottle of red wine which was very good. Our only complaint was a rather loud group nearby. And the parking situation is always an issue in Millburn.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

A great place to dine for any occasion, or for no other reason than to just enjoy a totally delicious meal, enhanced by wonderful service.
That's why we dine here more often than any of the other seven restaurants we also dine at regularly.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

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

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