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BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen

4.5
410 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.

Experiences

  • DATE NIGHT MENU

    $100.00 per person

    Sep 29 - Dec 30, 2021

    Special Date Night at BASILE. Let us take care of details and you stay focused on creating very special memories. Prix Fix Four Course Treat for $200 per couple. Start with welcoming & refreshing Rose. Celebrate your anniversary or any other special occasion and enjoy the four course dinner with perfect wine paring ! Please visit basileboston.com for details.
  • NEW YEAR'S EVE: Say goodbye to 2021 & Welcome 2022

    $100.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022

    Make this New Year one to remember by celebrating with an abundance of food, wine, cocktails and, of course, welcoming Rose Champagne to start with! Our New Year’s Eve menu is an exclusive 4-course experience, designed by our Executive Chef and the team. Start with our fresh appetizers and home made pasta. Indulge in the treat of Filet Mignon or Lamb Chops or Sea Bass or Vegetarian Delight. Complete your treat with our decadent Soufflé Al Cioccolato! Enjoy an early supper or book late night while toasting to the New Year with us. Our full bar will be open to celebrate and welcome 2022 For details please visit: basileboston.com

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 410 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We booked the experience. It was suppose to be the chef menu. After we were sat we were told that the chef menu was only available on the weekends.

Food wise, my pasta was noticeably undercooked. After the meal my stomach was really upset. I generally do not have a sensitive stomach or any allergies.

DC
vipDaCosta
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner for a group of 10 execs and everything was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great People and amazing food!

BT
BalaT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from San Francisco and love seafood. I must admit that I had the best Cioppino at Basile. We will plan to come to Basile when in Boston. Great food and service.

JR
JenniferR
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem in Boston for great Italian experience. Food was great. I loved my Shrimp Carbonara. The Basile Super Tuscan wine was great. Service was friendly and prompt. They create a great environment for the overall Italian experience. We will be back for more.....

MM
vipMarcelM
New England
38 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good
Service was good

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

This restaurant's food is good, but the service is horrible.

They tried to scam us by adding 20% tip to the total (without telling/warning us that tip was already added). Once we paid our bill (mobile card reader brought to our table) they had the audacity to ask for additional tip (up to 30% for a total of 50% tip !!)

We brought the issue to the manager, who didn't help much. He apologized and promised to fix the bill. He still got the bill wrong (had extra items we didn't order). They ended up charging my card twice for the same meal.

Also, we ordered a soufflé when we ordered our food, so our dessert would be ready when we are done eating. We had to wait about an hour after finishing our main course for our soufflé.

Summary:
4 stars for quality of food
3 stars for value (little overpriced for the quality/ambiance)
Zero -1 stars for service

As much we liked their food, we are not going back to this restaurant ever again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was terrible. Service was terrible, language barrier with waitress as well as her understanding of menu items. To pay check, it’s paperless and waitress stood there to collect device at once. Would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for a romantic date.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

25th Anniversary

FD
vipFrequentDinerPhilRB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, in a lively setting with friendly staff. Make sure to look at the check for a tip added in, while the menu states it is added for a party of four, ours was added in for a party of two, and the payment machine still defaults to normal tipping levels.

NY
NYDiner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food is okay ambiance is nice. We enjoyed our dinner but weren’t over whelmed by any means

JA
vipJAD648
Caribbean
76 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious and well presented. Service was friendly and efficient. The bolognese rigatoni was exceptional and the claim that it is the best in Boston may be legitimate.

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vip7Foodie7
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly service with great food

CB
vipCindieB
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. A nice find on a dreary Monday night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made my sisters 21st bday a great time! Sam was awesome! The hostess, I don’t know her name, was so sweet and put up with me changing the reservation time like 4 times! All around was a great time!

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vipDeborahB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Indian inspired ravioli was wonderful, the service smart and attentive, and the experience was great.

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vipRickR
New England
59 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good and service was very good overall. Room got very noisy when it was getting busy. Dinner rolls seemed store bought. The app., street corn was nothing special. The desserts were very pricey and sounded better than they tasted. But the main courses were very good, steak and lamb chops.

MI
vipMITprof
New England
52 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

From first glass of wine and delicious Burrata salad until our great dessert, the evening was wonderful for my wife and me. The restaurant was full, even the outdoors patio, but we were comfortably spaced. For a change in our usual menus, we both decided on pastas as our main course. My wife had a creamy shrimp Ravioli and I had a beef-based Rigatoni Bolognase -- both of them as excellent as you would expect from this fine Italian restaurant. For dessert we shared a generously-sized dessert of chocolate and nuts and cream that must have had a name, but was delicious with or without a label!
We now go to Basile for dinner about once every other week.

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SBasi
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant for Italian experience. We are vegetarian and happy to see good selection of vegetarian dishes including the Chef Tasting. Food and Service were great and everything is reasonably priced.

ML
MariaL
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with the house Basile wine, which were great at a great price point. We ordered the Antipasti Platter, which had great Arancini and Calamari coupled with Salads. Good to share at the table. We ordered Crabmeat Ravioli, which was also exceptional. The Lamb Chops were perfectly cooked and presented. Staff was friendly and nice. We will be back soon to try other dishes.

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StefanoS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

For almost all of our meal we were the ONLY party inside the restaurant. They seated us near the bar, right next to the door to the patio, a fairly busy avenue of travel, basically the busiest and noisiest place in the house. We had to beckon staff on 3 different occasions, even though there was at least one server at the bar the whole time we were there. The sorbet dessert promised 3 scoops, only 2 arrived. The meals were very good to excellent. We've been there before and enjoyed the experiences but this was not a good night for the 5 of us.

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GaryF
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of fine dining restaurants in Boston. Better than going to North end, if you are into quality Italian food. Great selection of authentic Italian dishes and Italian wines. We loved the Veal Chop and Lobster risotto. Will recommend.

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TonyB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My last name is the same as the name of the restaurant - Basile. We are Italian and decided to check out the restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised. Great Italian restaurant in Boston. The set-up and music reminded me of my days in Florence. Must check this place out.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The food was average, but was super overpriced. By 6:30 pm, the lights were dimmed so much, that it was hard to see. I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone. For the prices they charge, the food, portions, service, and / or atmosphere should have been much more special. Unfortunately, none of the above was all that special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boston marathon

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vipNLNitz
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful- service, food, ambiance. We did the Date Night Package - which was priced great for all you get!

FD
vipFinestDiner
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Visiting from out of town and had a Father - Son dinner at this restaurant. My mistake as this place has no kids menu but they accommodated my suggestions for a meal for a 6 y/o.
Server forgot my app and initial drink, waiting on too many tables at the same time for one person. Food was OK. This place is more of a date night spot where the food would be secondary to the company across the table.

SG
StaceyG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had wondeful time at Basile. Delicious Scallops and great Lamb Chops. Good selection of wines and cocktails. Loved everything!

HG
HarryG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant in Boston. We enjoyed great Italian food with Italian music playing in the background. We loved the special Surf-n-Turf. Reasonably priced and great selection of wines.

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PunamS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for romantic evening. Date Night expereince was great. Lovely food and wine with my beautiful girlfriend. We will be back.

DN
DateNight
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ended up getting the date night special. The four course dinner was really a treat. Our Server took care of everything. We just relaxed and enjoyed the dinner choices with the house red wine. Loved the experience and the company on our special date night.

MI
vipMITprof
New England
52 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything about our dinner for two was excellent. My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful arugula salad, followed by chicken parmigian for her and lamb chops for me. Our shared dessert was a delicious tiramisu. The Italian Montepulciano and Cabernet Sauvignon wines were excellent.
Great service that did not rush our meal.
Of course, we'll come again, probably soon!

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vipFoodlover19
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

MB
MichaelB
Key West
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All wonderful. Except deafening. Ask for a table off in a corner if you want quieter.

ML
MatthewL
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, very good food, good service, pleasant atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great birthday dinner. Efficient service, delicious food as always. Happy to get our usual table.

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vipLessie
New England
51 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was great. They anticipated every little thing. We ate outside. It was quiet and perfect for what we wanted. The food was good, but I wouldn’t call it great.

KC
vipKCgal
Kansas City
42 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, generous portions, perfect outdoor dining. Wish we lived in Boston to be able to return often! Very friendly service.

JF
JonathanF
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails. we had a business dinner and everyone was pleased. Food and service was great. Great place for business dinners. We will be back soon.

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BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 350-0007.

BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 410 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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