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.
Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
Hours of Operation:
Open Thurs-Sunday at 5pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Wine
Basilicos Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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