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About Basilicos Ristorante

Basilico’s Ristorante and Pizzeria is owned and operated by Chef, Scott Oliver and Pizza Man, Vinson Powell. We have been a family owned and operated business since 1999. We are dedicated to offering you quality ingredients and authentic Italian cuisine.

27 43rd Street
Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Fall Hours:
Open Thurs-Sunday at 5pm

Cross Street:
Landis Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 263-1010

Website:
http://www.basilicosristorante.com/

Catering:
We offer a full menu of catering items all prepared to the amount of guests you will be having. Our menu is available to view from our website or you can pick one up in house. If there is an item you are looking for that you don't find please don't hesitate to ask if we can accommodate your request.

Parking Details:
If you plan to dine with us please allow extra time for parking, it is street availability. If you are picking up an order there are spots directly out front you can pull into.

Executive Chef:
Scott Oliver

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Wine

Basilicos Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

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4.4

value

4.5

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Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (12)
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Authentic (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Fun (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Business Meals (2)
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Seasonal (2)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Always a great meal. Fresh salad. Homemade Italian classics. Quick and pleasant service. Can’t go wrong.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

First time there. Excellent food!

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent as always. Meal delicious server very attentive. We have never been disappointed at Basilicos.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

My friends and I were very impressed with the menu. Lots of options. Everyone enjoyed what the ordered. It's a BYOB so that was nice too. We will certainly go again.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

I've been here many times and have always had a great meal
Great value for a Jersey shore town.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Basilicos never lets us down. I check in each time I go using Swarm and I saw at my last visit that my wife and I have been there 41 times... and we will continue to go as often as we're able. I love the food - always fresh, authentic Italian with a great selection and amazing specials rotated in on a regular basis. I'm on a low-carb, low-gluten diet and I love the fact that they've got some amazing options that work for me. The other thing I must mention is the attention to detail - the owners obviously care deeply about service and this comes through with the wait staff. They're always super friendly, and attentive... can't say enough good things about Basilicos - a real gem in Sea Isle City.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great atmosphere, very friendly staff and excellent food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Always have a great meal here! We had some dietRy restrictions and our waitress really helped us out!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Basilicos never disappoints! Great food and service. Always recommend a reservation. The homemade signature salad dressing is outstanding and can be purchased for take home.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Awesome service and delicious food! I dined with a vegetarian and I myself am Gluten free.. no problem finding choices on the menu. The appetizers, main course and salad were delicious.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 21, 2017

First time here.......place was great......had a party of 4 with one being handicapped in a wheelchair and they really made sure that he was able to get in and out easily........the food was outstanding......will definitely return.....

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Enjoyed a great meal with friends. The Fig blue cheese and calamari apps were great. We were all very pleased with our meals as well. Nicole provided great service as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We have eaten at Basilicos on several occasions and it has never let us down. The ambiance is that of an expanded pizzeria and the service average. The food is the star here. The food is layered in complex flavors. The pasta and sauces are top notch. Last time there we had a coffee ice cream desert that was to die for. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. BYOB.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

We had a wonderful meal and great service! Going back next week!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Food was good; Salad delicious; bread was great too! Nice place to have dinner while at the shore.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 12, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Sea aisle , never had a bad meal there. Owners Scott and Vincent and their families do an excellent job.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Basilico's met our expectations for a nice dinner at the shore. The service was excellent. The portion sizes were large with 2 of 5 of us taking home about half of our dinner because of the extraordinary size. The salad is very fresh. Our bread basket was refilled at least once if not more.

The soups were all good and are very generous in size. The bread is perfect to scoop up a taste of another's soup.

The entrees were all good -- we had 5 different entrees and everyone enjoyed their dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The food was generally good but the service was extremely slow . We especially enjoyed the Calamari appetizer and their red sauce used for pasta and Chicken Parmesan.
We asked for a quiet location and twice they seated us in areas that were especially loud and there were enough open tables to accommodate our request. We will go back and will hope for better service.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Reservation honored on time. It was exceptionally loud this visit. Perhaps there are just more people downstairs and the tables are fairly close together.
The food was delicious as always. I had the halibut special. It was expensive but cooked perfectly with an interesting sauce over cauliflower and something else. Absolutely divine. My friend had two appetizers for her dinner and she loved them both (scallops and sunflower seed risotto and mini goat cheese raviolis with a pesto sauce). Husband had an enormous portion of spaghetti (too much for anyone to eat, really) and tender meatballs. At $17.00 it was no bargain as spaghetti doesn't cost much, but the sauce and meatballs were very tasty. Other friend had a veal and crab dish which he seemed to enjoy.
Our server brought a huge bowl of salad for us to share with the yummy house dressing (and only choice). However, after lingering over the salads while waiting for the entrees to arrive, we agreed there was a big delay in getting our food. The other tables who came in after us all had their entrees and we waited for about 15 minutes for ours. I reminded the server that we wanted our entrees. She said she never drops the food order until the salad plates are removed. So we sat for 15 minutes with salads gone and no entrees. Perhaps she should have mentioned that earlier. I don't agree with the flow (or lack thereof) of food service. I guess you have to eat your salad in a hurry and get the plates removed or be content with no food while they cook it. Doesn't make sense to me.
However, the food is excellent so we will return.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

One of the best meals we had while on vacation and one of the most reasonably priced meals.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was just ok. Service was extremely slow. The young man clearing tables and making sure the water was filled was the most helpful of everyone there.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great food, pleasant atmosphere and great service. Reservations highly recommended.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 2, 2017

YUMMY BYOB!! Staff is awesome, food is to die for!

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Delicious meal. Chicken parm was tender, shrimp & crabmeat with asparagus & pasta in a citrus sauce was flavorful!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 31, 2017

One of our favorites - never disappoints! We had two people who eat gluten-free and one vegetarian in our party. The server Beth and the chef helped us receive great meals for all!!! Beth was a great waitress and the food was fantastic as always!!! Thanks Vinson and Scott!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

There must has been a backup in the kitchen, we had to wait a long time for our entrees.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great specials. Food was awesome. Very noisy though.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Quick Bite
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We always have a great meal when we come for dinner and everyone is always very nice. This is our favorite spot in Sea Isle City.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Fun, Authentic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Food is always excellent, wait staff well trained. We have been going here since the restaurant first opened and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 25, 2017

The clams in white sauce was uninspired and the sauce was very thick. Service was adequate. Do not plan to ever return.

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

Dinner was good, served quickly. Staff was very nice and informative. Will definitely return :)

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Annual family meal while at the beach. The seafood risotto was incredible as was the chicken parmigiana. Would have been perfect group experience but but unfortunately one of the meals had to be returned. We've been going there for years and this was the first time this ever happened. Not to worry, we'll be back again next year!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Friendliest staff in town. Great food and service. Very flexible in substituting side dishes and accommodating special requests.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Yes! It is summer!!! Needed my pasta fix (cavatelli) ! So decided to fight the traffic & crowd and head up to Basilico's !

So we get seated next to 2 older women. They were older, they were loud, they were arguing about family issues, who owes who - just lots of problems! They were sisters! Finally after an hour of this my Hubby asked if they could lower their voices! The upstairs tables actually applauded him! & cheered. The 2 women exploded then left in a Huff!

Granted ! not the restaurant ' fault ! but if you are going to fight and argue and debate world piece - please don't go to a restaurant where others are trying to enjoy themselves!

Anyway, Delicious !! Bang bang Shrimp, bisque, fish, pasta, and just a great dinner. Our Compliments to Chef Scott!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Experience was great from start to finish. We had a group a group of six and we all had a different entree. We started with a few apps, which were awesome. We had the bang-bang shrimp, mussels in red sauce, scallops with sunflower risotto, and different take on a capresi salad. All the apps were great but the capresi, was superb.

We had one member in our party with a gluten allergy, and they gladly substituted to accommodate her request. All six of us throughly enjoyed our dinner. One member had the eggplant parmigiana, which was the best he had ever had. We had six different platters from lamb chops to pasta and crab meat. All agreed that the meal was great so they were six for six.

One of these times I'll order dessert but I'll have to do it 1st as I'm always too full after dinner.

The service here never disappoints either.

I love this place.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Food as always was wonderful, wait staff very pleasant, never disappointed.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Vacation dinner for 3 generations- 6 people.
Really good food enjoyed by all

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Basilicos continues to be an excellent restaurant at the Jersey shore. Despite being a family friendly (my granddaughters always vote to go here for family dinners) dining spot, this is not your normal pasta and meatball spot. Chef Scott is always creating specials that delight even the most serious "foody" and his homemade pasta is hard to resist. His signature salad dressing served with crisp, chilled greens is a great initiation to a fabulous meal. Not fancy, but certainly special, Basilicos is a consistent dining experience!

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Fantastic food and service!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Thanks for accommodating the change in our party from 5 to 8. Dinner was excellent! Love Basilicos!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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