Basilico

4.7
1265 reviews
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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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Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining here for years. Consistently Great service, food and ambiance.

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Basilico has always been one of our favorite local restaurants and after this visit on Friday night it is still a strong favorite. We had a fantastic dinner and had the ceviche appetizer was amazing, we also had the lamb and pasta specials which were also excellent. I highly recommend a visit to Basilico if you are visiting the area.

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The restaurant is beautiful and it has a very pleasant atmosphere. Unfortunately for us, the food was not up to par with the cost. The greens in my salad were not very cold or crisp and the dressing was underwhelming. My fish, however, was delicious but overpriced.

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CB
London
18 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner at Basilico‘s. Never a disappointment
The most delightful company (my wife), great food and BYOW made this evening an amazing event.

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KA
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Antonella salad was very good! Our dinners were good and the special chocolate Mouse Napoleon was superb!! We never get dessert, but last night we did.

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JG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

At Basilico the food and service are always good. I love the menu and the creative and delicious specials. I highly recommend!

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DO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my family out and celebrated my daughter's 40th birthday. ( 4 adults 1 child, infant) All adults thoroughly enjoyed their meals which included a salmon dish, steak and two veals dishes. We all sampled as usual and agreed that all meals were superb. Blue points and caesar salads served were delicious and desserts were excellent. Our servers were on point and did a fabulous job in accommodating our requests!

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch on a Saturday - it was excellent. Great menu, with lots of healthy and vegetarian options too. Everything was tasty and the service very friendly. We were seated at a table next to the window which we loved. It was fantastic value, very reasonable prices for great quality food. We will definitely be back.

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KA
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only problem was that they took our order and we both wanted the special. It was 5:00, they came came back and told us they ran out of the special!! How do you run out of the special at 5? The restuarant still has at least 4 hours left to serve.

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S
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Basilico is one of our favorite restaurants, food, and service are always good.

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G
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Entrees cane too fast . Right on top of the appetizers

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G
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous dining experience at Basilico! My sister took my husband and me out to dinner to celebrate my special birthday! This lovely restaurant serves delicious bread and a trio of spreads - butter, humus and sun dried tomatoes! We ordered veal parmigiana, jumbo shrimp and lobster in a spicy tomato sauce over linguini and slowly roasted semi boneless duck with red wine dry figs chutney, Brussels sprouts, corn and string beans. Al. The dishes were all excellent! For dessert we shared delicious tiramisu! Also enjoyed cappuccino!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I have been to Basilico a few other times and the food was always excellent, however this time it was poor. The food was flavorless, the meatballs and sausage were the worst I ever had, and my girlfriend's fish had no taste. They must have change the chef......because it was just not even close to a good Italian meal. Service and dessert was good though. I hope they get back to the way it was soon.

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BM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Italian food, great service. Will be back !

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K
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious, our service was polite but not welcoming. Decor is ok. The only disappointment was no cocktails.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was delicious. Both my guest and I had lovely meals. But more attention needs to be placed on the decor and certainly on the cleanliness of the bathrooms. In the woman’s room it actually looked like the floor hadn’t been washed in days. Disappointing that with food that good, the management didn’t make sure the entire experience was equally pleasant.

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A soft shell crab dusted in polenta as an entree special was inventive & exquisite!!! Wonderful food!

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e
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

My opinion is that this was a very average/mediocre dining experience and the food was overpriced. I ordered grilled artichokes, expecting fresh baby artichokes based on the cost ($14.95) and what the waiter who took my order said when I asked about the artichokes. What arrived instead was marinated long stemmed artichokes - from a jar or can - that had been sliced and briefly grilled. I didn't find the people who greeted me at the door particularly warm or welcoming.

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PH
New York Area
308 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's our favorite restaurant for good reason: excellent service, comfortable ambiance, reasonable pricing , but most importantly, Basilico's has one of the most creative menus of any restaurant in the area.
Both regular menu items and ALL of the special items on the menu, including desserts are a total delight.
It's often hard ro make a choice of what to eat.
That's why we have dined here very often for many years.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was good! Food was awesome. Service was great. We had a reservation; A couple came in behind us looking to sit at the bar and the bar seats opened up before our table and they seated us first even though it was a roughly 2 minute additional wait. That’s a respectful place we were very happy. Thanks for making our celebration dinner special!

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K
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We will definitely go back but not to same table because I didn’t like my table , I was facing to staircase that leads to kitchen and work station

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here numerous times and have always had outanding food and service!
From appetizers to dessert, all were great!

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G
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to Basilico to celebrate his birthday. I ordered Nero di Seppia which is black ink tagliarini with jumbo prawn, clams, mussels, sea scallop, jumbo shrimp and calamari in a brandy tomato sauce! It was delicious and a big portion so I was able to enjoy the leftovers the next day for lunch! My husband ordered Anatra Arrosto which is slow roasted semi boneless duck, red wine dry figs chutney, Brussels sprouts, corn and string beans! He gobbled it up declaring that it was the best duck he ever ate!! For desert we enjoyed tiramisu on a plate decorated with Happy Birthday written in chocolate!

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G
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to Basilico with 2 others to celebrate a friend’s special birthday! We all ordered the St Tropez salad -crab meat, shrimp, hearts of palm , avocado, grapefruit, tomato and masculin. It tasted so fresh and was delicious! We shared tiramisu for desert which was delectable! The plate was beautifully decorated with Happy Birthday in chocolate! It was a lovely leisurely lunch and highly recommend Basilico!

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MF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Although I had lunch in a mostly empty restaurant, the service was very slow - there were 2 wait staff members for about 6 filled tables.

I had the special salad of the day which consisted of arugula, marinated artichokes, chickpeas and sun-dried tomatoes with a dry ricotta cheese. All you could taste were the tomatoes, which I put to the side as they were overpowering.

The ambiance is nice - it would be great if they had more choices for lunch.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a delightful evening. The food is delicious and very reasonably priced. I have become a regular customer when I feel like spoiling myself!

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AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Basilico is always a pleasure. Every single thing we had - from the appetizers to the cappuccino - was delicious and authentically Italian.

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z
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Been going for years and never disappointed

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PH
New York Area
308 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another wonderful dinner. That's why we dine here so often.
Great food, appetizers AND desserts.
The service is also always GREAT, and very reasonable pricing.
It's impossible to be disappointed.
We'll be back in a few weeks to enjoy another meal.
As that old expression goes, "try it, you'll like it"".

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently delicious food, friendly service, and good value. Basilico never disappoints!

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RD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best Italian restaurant in the area -- unpretentious and pleasant in atmosphere. The only downside is that it's popularity makes it very hard to make reservations in advance for an evening meal but there's lot's of space at lunchtime.

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OT
New York Area
200 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had lunch at Basilico and it was excellent. The lunch menu and service was very good. I usually have dinner at Basilico and wanted to try lunch and I was not disappointed. Their lunch is as good as the dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place ! Come here often with my boyfriend!

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AG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic italian cooking every time. The food never disappoints.

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KD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good. Service was a little slow. Wine list was not very good. My husband had to leave to go buy wine. Nearest liquor store was 2 miles away. Overall, our experience was ok.

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t
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

this restaurant never disappoints us. Very tasty food no matter what we order. Fabulous soufle , all desserts, really. Pleasant servers and hosts. We'll be back many more times

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KA
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding!! The servers were very friendly! Will definitely be going back!! Very enjoyable evening!

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I have been going to Basilico’s for years and it never disappoints. The food is outstanding, service is great. The only drawback to a wonderful dining experience is how close the tables are situated. There is literally about 18” between some tables. It’s like dining with strangers.

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DO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, presentation, wait staff and location all excellent. Tables a bit close together -- don't expect to keep your conversation private. Would go again in a heartbeat for a special occasion!

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