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

4.1
4.1
755 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 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Nancy Familia
  • 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
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 755 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

755 Reviews
  1. Pooh

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Right from the moment I walked in, they were expecting me and the service was great. The food was perfectly seasoned and dessert was light and fresh. I enjoyed every moment of the evening.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Took too long to get our drinks waited about 20 minutes for a waiter to address us after sitting. Apps arrived before drinks about an hour after sitting. Did not order second round because it took too long for drinks to arrive first time.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is to die for. The service is pretty good. The seating was too close for comfort.

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  4. SamR

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It wasn't just the food that impressed me - it was also the impeccable service. The attentive staff anticipated our every need. From expertly paired wine recommendations to personalized attention to detail, every moment felt like a celebration of gastronomic indulgence. Basile ranks high for the fine dining excellence in the realm of Italian cuisine. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply craving an extraordinary meal, this establishment sets the standard for culinary perfection. Grazie mille for an evening of unparalleled culinary delight!

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  5. BrendenH

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and ambiance is quite nice. I was a bit concerned based on previous surveys, but this spot is a gem. Only small issue was it took quite a bit of time to bget our drinks(app arrived before drinks). Restaurant was not busy at all.

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  6. jpdiner

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent dining experience. Enjoyed the calamari and rigatoni bolognese.

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  7. outandaboutdiners

    New York City

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was surprisingly very empty! We were a bit worried when we arrived, but then everything was wonderful! The service was great, the food was terrific! My sea bass was just delightful! Pasta dishes my family got were equally as good! The dessert sampler was amazing!! So fun to try a little of all their best! My family loved this! The wine was also well priced! We truly enjoyed the experience!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a very relaxing evening at Basile with good food and great house wine. Playlist also enhanced our overall experience. A little pricey but worth it.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tuscan Ribeye served on a hot iron plate was really great. Enjoyed it premium super Tuscan wine, which was ranked # 7 in 2023. They also have ARGIANO - ranked # 1 wine in the world in 2023. Great wine selection with equally great food and service. A great Italian restaurant in Boston.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second year in a row of celebrating New Year’s at Basile, and I’m hoping we can make it a tradition moving forward! Fabulous evening all around!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Basile is never disappointing. Great experience and we like going there for a nice night out. Basile signature wines coming from their own vineyard in Tuscany are exceptional. We ordered Tuscan Ribeye which was served on a hot cast iron plate. Cooked perfectly. Enjoyed it with organic Sangiovese wine. Great food and service. Highly recommended.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best lamb chops we had after long time. We also had the fresh Sea Bass, which was also delicious. Great place to sit back and enjoy some good food with great wine.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got the recommendation for Basile from our cousins who dined there on the Christmas Day. They enjoyed authentic Italian treat at Basile when not too many restaurants were open in Boston. We decided to check out and glad we did. Our experience was amazing. Its a hidden gem in a quiet section of the Boston yet close to everything. We started with the Appetizer Sample which was perfect with small portions of four different appetizers. . We ordered couple of pasta dishes and our favorite was the Butternut Squash Ravioli. Staff was friendly, attentive and happy. Overall great experience and we will be going back frequently.

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  14. SamR

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good ambiance with good food and service. Best espresso martini I ever had. We will be back soon!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Ambiance is good, food was ok but not memorable. I was happy they could accommodate on Christmas Day. Was not good enough for a return visit. I had the basile special pasta.

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  16. Shirl

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As I reread some of the reviews on Open Table I noticed that the more recent reviews were not very good. One even suggested that something has changed. Could it be the owner? Since this was my first visit I cannot make a comparison, all I can say is this was my first and last visit. The menu had some interesting mash ups that did not make sense to me when you are advertising yourself as a fine Italian restaurant. Such as Sea Bass with wild rice and orzo risotto, Indian spiced ravioli or shrimp with parmesan Alfredo sauce (sounds heavy but also do Italians put cheese on seafood, my relatives say no). The two little crescent rolls that came in an old style wooden bowl were tasty but they came with hummus. No thick crusty Italian bread with olive oil? My husband and I had the soup to start and that was quite good, flavorful and hearty. I settled on the tenderloin. The meat was excellent, cooked rare just as I ordered it. It came with veal Demi-glacé which did not have much flavor, “potato cakes” and spinach. The potato cakes were deep fried mashed potatoes with no flavor except salt, ditto for the wilted spinach. It did not have any olive oil or garlic as I would have expected from any self respecting Italian restaurant. My husband who had to maintain a vegan approach to his dinner selected a pasta dish “Fiori Alla Norma”. My husband who is generally positive about most things he eats thought it was just okay, again suffering from a lack of flavor. He could not tell if the past was homemade or not which says something. I do have to say the service was good, quite attentive. There were not many parties in the restaurant while we were there so it was easier to provide good service. Finally the bill came and I thought it was entirely too high, given what we ordered and the quality of the food. Since two of the best Italian restaurants, Sage and Cinquecento have closed, my hunt for a great Italian restaurant continues. It is not Basile.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The server did an outstanding job !! The food was good also 😋

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  18. JamieJ

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    This could have been a great restaurant experience. However, it turned out to be one of the worst ones. I ordered an appetizer sampler as my dinner, and my plate sat out for a while before it was brought to me. The cold food was fine, but the hot food was cold. No one came around to check on us to see how our food was. We had to stop one of the staff to get our server. When he came and told him that my rice ball and calamari were cold, he told me he would take care of them. Then, he came back to tell us he would bring me a new plate, which didn't come even when my BF finished his dinner, and he purposely took a long time to eat, about 20 minutes. I had to stop another person to get our server. When he came by, I told him I didn't want my food anymore. He said it was almost done. It was not done after 20 minutes. But it was done so quickly previously that my food stayed out until the other dinner was being made. We ran out of the Sparkling water we had ordered, but no one cared to ask if we wanted another bottle. *** The restaurant was not busy. The wait staffs were standing around at the time.*** We ordered Sorbet for dessert, which took longer than 10 minutes. Then, I got an email from OpenTable that the restaurant had canceled my reservation. I brought that to the host and manager, and they both said it's not an issue. When I got my bill, it included my canceled dinner, which they took it back. When I complained, I was told it was not their fault. The manager went around and asked questions, and then the server returned and told us he would take the Sorbet off the check which I was not complaining about. Any decent restaurant would have taken the dinner off the check and comped the dessert, at least the dinner, without a hassle. I WOULD NOT! NOT! NOT! recommend this restaurant to anyone. They ruined our Christmas Eve dinner.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Something has changed over the last 2 years. We won’t be back…

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  20. JeremiahM

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The ‘Fine’ in its name was the 1st clue. The restaurant being empty at 7PM when most others in the area were full was the second. The server and the food confirmed that this place is over rated on OpenTable.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing!! I have been many times and it’s consistent. Quality food cooked perfectly. Drinks are delicious. Service is top notch.

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  22. MITprof

    Greater Boston

    138 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent variety of modern Italian dishes, with attentive service. We go there frequently.

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  23. JamesH

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come here every time we go into the city. The food is fantastic, the service is friendly, and the prices are what you would expect from a restaurant like this. I recommend it to anyone looking for an upscale, high class meal to celebrate a special occasion.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Overpriced frozen food served in an unauthentic atmosphere.

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  25. JeffreyL

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still a great spot for a meal. The menu selection is kind of small (they used to have a larger offering before covid), but what they have is quite good.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely as always and the shrimp carbonara and pasta bella mare were amazing

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  27. Lorie

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was disappointing! Fresh Linguine was thick and doughy. Nothing was seasoned or flavorful. Beautiful restaurant but needs a better chef!

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  28. BabakE

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant, delicious food, great service, highly recommend it

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  29. BRENTS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot, great atmosphere, great food! Highly recommend.

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  30. NatalieC

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience and our server was exceptional, perfect spot for a cozy dinner place with amazing food and service :) will come back!

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  31. MichelleC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was truly amazing. Perfect place for staff dinner!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Got the scallops, duck, and surf and turf. Food was very tasty!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I wondered why aren’t there are a lot of guest during Friday night. I got it now…Terrible service, food tasted like school food. Took 20min to take my order server never show up wasn’t even busy night. ,It took about an hour for food. The servers were just hanging around not doing their work.

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  34. MatthewK

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great company dinner at BASILE with 12 people. Excellent service and everyone raved about the food, which was delicious. Would highly recommend.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Ugh. Not worth it. Service was very slow at best. Drinks were not made well and bar was also slow. Food came late and was warm. We waited foe 2.5 hours to close out our table. Do not eat here.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply amazing. Service, food and vibe. 100% recommend!

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  37. joeyc

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, server was nice but could not read the room. Food came out fast but service itself was slow, only about 10 tables when we were there and there was so much time in between taking our orders. We would have got dessert but another course would have taken another 45 minutes. Ambiance was 10/10 though beautiful restaurant

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  38. RayS

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant decor is good and the service is also good but some of their dishes are a disaster. Their two ravioli dishes are inedible. Chewy and hard - uncooked and their food is cold to lukewarm. Not at all enjoyable. The only good thing was the desert. After desert, the main waiter wanted us out (we were a party of 3) and said they needed the table but in reality there were plenty of vacant tables. They also knew they would get a poor review and probably told Open Table that we did not show up. Not nice. I would stay away from this restaurant. It was very disappointing.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was terrible! Food was below average. Would NOT recommend

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good wine list and diverse menu. Lamb and tenderloin dishes were excellent. Service was perfect.

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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
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 4.1 stars by 755 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 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Nancy Familia
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, 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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