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BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen, Boston, MA
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BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen

4.2
4.2
593 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Basile: "This is the best Italian fine dining in Boston" - ZAGAT.
Basile is a boutique, well renowned and highly recognized in Boston in the stylish restaurant scene, Basile is famous for authentic Italian flavors and ambiance in Back Bay/South End area in Boston since 2007.

Great emphasis is also placed on accommodating guests with dietary, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan restrictions to ensure that each and every guest has an unforgettable experience from start to finish.

The recently redesigned and modernized space also features a happening full service bar.

Chef Tony is also famous for his signature, traditional and fusion dishes. He worked at BASILE from 2009 – 2015. He was one of the critical staff who created some of today’s popular dishes back in 2009. He developed the recipes for our delicious sauces used in most of our famous dishes such as Ravioli Masala, Rigatoni Bolognese and many more.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 350-0007

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Joseph

  • Catering

    Catering is available, please contact us for details. www.basileboston.com

  • Private party facilities

    Boutique restaurant for authentic Italian food for over 15 yrs. Rated as top romantic restaurant in Boston. Basile Menu includes a blend of modern and classic Italian cuisine. Also famous for unique crafted cocktails and signature wines.

  • Private party contact

    Basile : (617) 350-0007

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Between Arlington St. and Columbus Avenue

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for a fee. Street Parking for free.

  • Public transit

    Back Bay Station (Orange & Commuter Lines) AND Arlington on Green Line

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 593 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Great for fine wines

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING! Will be back! Alejandro was amazing!!
  2. S

    Sloane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got the Chef’s Special tasting menu and every course was incredible. You can taste the quality in the ingredients and their preparations. Our server Alejandro was attentive and very nice. We will be saving up again to come back.
  3. B

    Bethr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    6 of us had a wonderful meal here this evening—3 adults, 3 children. Alejandro was a fantastic server—so friendly, kind, and accommodating. I was pleasantly surprised by how welcoming he was to the children. In fact, everyone who worked there was super attentive. The food was very good. The very best tiramisu that I’ve ever had. The timing/pace was great. Super pleased with every aspect of our dining experience.
  4. M

    Mazz

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    My wife and I decided to try this place based on the reviews here. Service was prompt and courteous but the food was a bit of a miss. For starters, the appetizer of calamari was over cooked. When it came to entrees my wife ordered the lobster risotto which was perfect. I ordered the lamb chops which were grilled and arrived at room temperature on top of sautéed spinach that was also barely warm. The only warm part of the meal were the fingerling potatoes. The restaurant wasn’t crowded so it’s not clear why the food was a miss. Nice place, good location, but 1 out of 3 on the food isn’t enough to make us want to come back. Sorry.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambience at Basile are among the best in Boston. The rice cake appetizer is phenomenal. If you have not yet been to Basile, go! Corinna, the lovely hostess is quietly charming, and sets the tone for a memorable experience.
  7. F

    Farah

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic! I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
  8. DR

    DebR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed dining here, food was very good. Our server Alahandro was excellent. Definitely will be back.
  9. JA

    JuliaA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I had a reservation at Basile for our one year anniversary. The drinks were awesome and strong! The food was delicious. We got the arancini as an app and for our entrees I got the ragu and he got the chicken picatta. We got a crème brûlée for dessert. The waiter was attentive and great! Would recommend and will definitely come back😊
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Service, Excellent Food
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our food and clean the plates! Amazing server and beautiful place.
  12. S

    Steph

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Atmosphere is good, as well as service. But, the food was just ok. Pollo piccata taste off and the bolognese too. Cod was good. We were a large party and server handled us well.
  13. M

    Mark

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    The waiter was confused. He messed up my wife's drink, brought my friend a drink he did not order, sent out lamb chops when we ordered Bolognese with ground lamb, and kept putting his hand on my shoulder. The food was OK. The halibut was a big piece, but the "masala" sauce was ugly and flavorless. The Bolognese was good. The duck was OK.
  14. L

    Loretta

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely outstanding. I had a divine lobster risotto and my husband had the squash ravioli. Drinks were creative and tasty. And the service was so wonderful—we unfortunately were pressed for time and they were able to accommodate our necessary speed. Thanks!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Great great great scallops!!! Dinner took a while to get to the table but totally understandable with staffing these days. Seems like they only had one waitress working the entire restaurant and she was fantastic! My husbands duck was good, the chicken piccata was not great. I wished I had ordered another plate of scallops instead. Overall enjoyable experience. Just leave lots of time if you are planning to see a show or something after.
  16. DP

    DonPaulo

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Basile Fine Italian Kitchen is a great place to dine. I was stationed in Italy when in the military and am always looking for good Italian restaurants in the U.S. This place delivered in an excellent way on all aspects: taste, service, and ambiance. The dishes I ordered included a scallop appetizer, a pasta dish with meatballs, and a risotto dish with lobster. The chef prepared the food perfectly for taste, texture, and composition for every course. I am not an expert food critic but have eaten enough Italian food to know when I taste the real deal and Basile achieved mission success. I will come back to this place again and highly recommend it.
  17. e

    erichl

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Everything was delicious. Ordered several appetizers and salad to share. Golden duck entree was cooked perfectly and paired with a well balanced sauce. Dessert sampler did not disappoint! Restaurant was busy, Service was slow and left something to be desired. Had to wait for silverware after food was brought out, waited a long time for drinks and refills. Food was so good though we’d definitely come back.
  18. J

    John

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire restaurant experience at Basile was most enjoyable. From the courteous and helpful greeting upon arrival, to the expertise offered by our server, and last but not least, to a most enjoyable and delicious dining experience, the entire evening exceeded our expectations. Special thanks to our server, David. His kind, knowledgeable and efficient manner only contributed to the lovely evening. We highly recommend Basile.
  19. H

    Hiadrnln

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is great. Fantastic value and excellent food and service. I will definitely return.
  20. TO

    TOM14369

    New England

    57 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    I wish I could say good things. I cannot. This is not “Fine Italian” dining. At best it is Indian/ Italian fusion. The concept does not work . Even if it did recipe wise, the quality was subpar. I truly never complain, but stale bread with hummus ( Italian ?), was just the beginning of the end. Sorry Basile….Time to rethink and retool. Just being honest. Good luck.
  21. MI

    MITprof

    New England

    104 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My wife gave up on cooking several years ago. So we dine out nearly every night. Basile has become one of our most favored restaurants. The wine, food and service are always excellent. It is also a beautiful place in which to dine, with its statuary and paintings. Even the soft music in the background adds to our pleasure in being there. Because we like Basile so much, our daughter has scheduled a dinner for all of our family in mid-November to celebrate my birthday. That will be a great introduction of Basile to the rest of our favorite people :-)
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Disappointing. Way too many muscles in the choppino. Toastettes were burned.
  23. AB

    ABT415

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food, service and nice space. Only challenge was the noise level- a little too loud as there were multiple large parties in the dining area. It was difficult to have a conversation with my dinner companion.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Merci Basile pour ce super repas. On s’est régalé !
  25. SC

    ShawnC

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service was great. Appetizer antipasti was great although small. Cioppino was super salty but the fish/shellfish were exceptional. Overall good, but not great. Desserts were great.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, awesome food!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time! A special place, will be back
  28. J

    John

    New England

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Two of us ordered crab-studded lobster. The lobster tails were small and over-cooked, making them dry. Place was very loud , especially the boisterous bartender. There was a door open from the outdoor patio and cold air was entering the dining area where they initially tried to seat us. We insisted on moving to another table that was warmer. Service was good, staff was pleasant and attentive (except for the extremely loud bartender). I won’t rush back.
  29. NH

    NatoshiaH

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was delicious, service was super slow due to under staffed but they tried. Noise level is way too loud can't have a conversation without almost yelling.
  30. JM

    JasonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Several friends and I dined here after the Vatican exhibit tonight. Besides being conveniently located right next door, this place was beyond our expectations. It's an absolutely beautiful restaurant with very friendly and helpful staff. The drinks and wine were fantastic, but the food.... Around the table, everyone having chosen a different entree, it was the same - the "hmmmms" sounding satisfaction, the widened, surprised eyes.. I personally had the Pasta Bella Mare (mixed shellfish w/pesto cream sauce tossed w/fresh pappardelle) and it was outstanding. This is a place for people to appreciate honest, notable food. We're looking forward for our next opportunity to visit.
  31. j

    jpdiner

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Good was excellent. Needs more wait staff.
  32. RH

    ReginaH

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We were a party of 6 & they served 5 meals, then made us wait another 8 minutes before the 6th meal was delivered. Poor service. Food was okay. It should have been much better for price point.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    INCREDIBLE!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Lots of tables everywhere and not a lot of space around us for a table of two… BUT the food and the service was AMAZING. Alejandro was a gem and had wonderful table side manor; and the entire staff was pleasant and welcoming! Definitely a spot I will be returning to!
  35. CF

    CaptFaustF

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    This was the worst meal I've had at a "fine dining" restaurant in decades. The tenderloin with chianti sauce had barely any sauce at all, though the filet was ok. I had the duck special. I know duck is fatty but it was presented in such a way in such a darkened room that I was constantly removing inedible parts from my mouth with my fingers. It was nearly flavorless, and was sitting on an enormous pile of polenta and other unknown things. This was the special, normally something restaurants pay particular attention to. It was a Monday night, very few people inside, so maybe they had all their 3rd stringers working, but it was truly awful.
  36. j

    jorge

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    The noise level ruined the whole dinner. Unfortunately that factor alone would make me not to return to this restaurant.
  37. d

    dinner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Food was ok.....some of the items were overcooked - seafood in Cioppino especially and bread was dry and almost stale. Halibut was outstanding though. Experience was nearly ruined by large table of 9 young adults that were very loud and drinking heavily that was disturbing many diners.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    The staff was very pleasant and the dining room nicely lit and not too loud. Our first table was broken so we had to be moved. While the menu looked very appetizing, the food was not impressive. The Caesar salad - served in a deconstructed manner - had a dressing that seemed more reminiscent of mayonnaise than any Caesar dressing I every had. And the accompanying crostini seemed completely stale. I ordered the rigatoni Bolognese, which is supposed to be the restaurant’s signature dish. The rigatoni was completely undercooked and pasty, but I decided to eat it anyway. I had eaten more than half of it by the time the waiter checked. To be fair, the waiter was very apologetic and offered to have the dish remade, which I declined. He then offered a complementary dessert and we split the Tiramisu. It was served parfait-style and, while it tasted nice, there was virtually no cake, so we didn’t get the textures of the cake and the Mascarpone. Unfortunately, it was a very disappointing meal.
  39. c

    cea26

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Lovely atmosphere and decor. Really enjoyed the pasta, and the seafood was delicious. Overall great choice for special occasion.
  40. J

    Jenrmcd

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We arrived early by city folk standards to celebrate a birthday and were promptly seated, table decorated for the occasion with fun confetti. The open space was deceptively intimate thanks to the lighting and long, sheer curtains that set the inner dining area apart from the tables in the periphery. Our server, Alejandro, was very attentive and pleasant. The food was comforting and delicious, although we were hoping for some more authentic crusty bread rather than the soft rolls we were served. The house red wine was perfect. The apple crostini dessert was worth the wait. We’ll visit again, for sure.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen using the Order Online button. BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 350-0007.

BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen is rated 4.2 stars by 593 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen

162 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Arlington St. and Columbus Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for a fee. Street Parking for free.

  • Public transit

    Back Bay Station (Orange & Commuter Lines) AND Arlington on Green Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Joseph

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 350-0007

  • Catering

    Catering is available, please contact us for details. www.basileboston.com

  • Private party facilities

    Boutique restaurant for authentic Italian food for over 15 yrs. Rated as top romantic restaurant in Boston. Basile Menu includes a blend of modern and classic Italian cuisine. Also famous for unique crafted cocktails and signature wines.

  • Private party contact

    Basile : (617) 350-0007

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