BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen

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Basile: "This is the best Italian fine dining in Boston" - ZAGAT.
Basile is 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 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. For about four year, Chef Tony also worked for Smith and Woll
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Mon - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 11:00PM

What 58 People Are Saying
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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Tourist from Orlando, FL fresh off a cruise. Fancy dinner in Boston. Nice table at the window. The Robert Mondavi bottle was overpriced and only the initial pour for us. For the price we had expected attentiveness for future pours. The chicken parm was huge, not sure good or bad, looked delicious. Seemed tough and of course unable to eat all. Husband had the seafood mix, Fra divola (?) it was very good. We finished with s dessert drink, The Last Supper, superb!!

L
New England
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff was great! Food was decent. Bolognese was very good.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I had eaten here last year when it was DaVinci and was really looking forward to my meal. The service was great but I have to say that the food was not memorable. I had the filet mignon and I have to say it did not really have much flavor - maybe I should have picked an Italian entree. OK but not great.

KR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Liked the restaurant for Italian food. It was busy. They were having a big party on the back side. It was a little loud but lots of good energy. Staff was managing well the big party and the other tables. Try the 'OLD MONK SECRET' - great rum cocktail.

JK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice high qua;ity restaurant. Good Italian dishes and wine slection. Like the Wine Flight option to try the variety. Typically in restaurant the house wines are of bad quality. Basile brand wines from Tuscany are great wines. Four different wines of high quality. Great job!

A
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Unfortunately, our first visit was not memorable. We ordered a simple meal of ceasar salads. My guest asked for a poached not fried egg. He got fried. I asked for shrimp. I didn't get it. We had to ask for pepper. The waiter took our bread plates away. When we asked for bread (which we thought would come automatically, we had no plates and had to ask for them. We ordered coffee, but got no spoons.

I think there should be some more training for staff.

f
New England
38 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Same menu as when it was run by chef Peppino. Good quite good, but not quite exceptional. Decent wine list. Service disconnected and confused at times.
Room was much too cold

SH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Lunch Menu. Food and service were excellent. We had the non-vegetarian platter..yummy.
I will consider Basile for business lunch meetings.

AC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were happy to find Basile for lunch. Not too many options in that area. No wonder the restaurant was packed and they had to turn people away. Lot of people came from the exhibition next door. Food and Cocktails were simply - GREAT !!!

PL
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant going forward !!! Best Rigatoni Bolognese in New England.

FG
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for lunch in the Back bay. They have a great patio. On a nice day nothing like outdoor dining. The cold french rose we had with our meal enhanced our experience. The Basile special lunch platter is designed to give you the variety and great lunch at a reasonable price. Will be back.

DL
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised by this restaurant that we happened upon because it was close to where we were attending an event. Couldn't have been happier with the food, service, or ambiance. Every bite was a party in my mouth. Highly recommend.

s
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Not many affordable options in this area of the city. The wine list was mediocre at best and they were out of the wine that we were settling on. There were no specials. I can’t remember the last time I went to a restaurant with absolutely no specials. Limited menu as well. Pan seared halibut was overcooked and the quinoa had very little flavor. The rice oudding was delicious. I would not return. Spend a little more and head to Fleming’s or Legal Seafood nearby.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Restaurant hors de prix avec un service déplorable

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CM
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. Not an extensive menu, but more than enough options. Service was great. We are out in the patio because a private party was inside that was very noisy. I’d assume that’s not normal. I’d recommend it.

TO
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Very average food - not worth the price- felt very rushed . Aesthetically pleasing restaurant

GL
New England
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the vegetarian tasting menu. It was fantastic. Service was top notch as well. We really enjoyed Basile.

MS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The space was a pleasure to dine in. The wait staff was attentive, very pleasant. Each cource was delicious, my favorite was the gnoche with mushrooms, the salad and right down to the cream boule. We will definitely come to dine again soon.

BS
New England
31 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and wonderful presentation for a Dine Out Boston dinner. Service was fine except for the long wait to pay after we received the bill. The kitchen failed to prepare the side dish we ordered. We had to inform the server. It was removed from our bill.

M
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and service were both excellent. Highly recommend the bolognese and crab ravioli. We had calamari for an appetizer which was good. There were a few details missed such as serving drinks in wrong glasses and no serving utensils served with our calamari appetizer. We were the only 2 people in the entire restaurant, which was kind of odd and eerie considering it was 7pm on a Saturday night in Boston.

TG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. The dessert was fantastic!

SG
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice upscale restaurant in Boston with great food and service. We enjoyed the outdoor dining in the great patio they have. We saw they have basil plants growing in the flower pots around the patio. Our cocktail used the fresh basil leaves from the plant. Great cocktail. Overall, we will keep coming back.

KS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice and cozy restaurant for a quiet romantic dinner. Great food, service and wine collection. For the time we saw 'wine flights' on the menu. Cool idea.

B
New England
145 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Oh my, we hoped this would be a good meal. OKAY we are older. Our service was terrible. Food was ok. Never again

AD
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was very attentive. Food was delicious.

LW
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to this restaurant frequently. There is a new ownership and I have to say that the food is much better than before. The new Chef is better than than old Chef Pepi. Congratulations to the new team of BASILE, they are doing a great job. Food and Service is top notch.

Q
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant in Boston I have been to. Awesome service and Staffs.

RD
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy to find a good Italian restaurant in Boston. Food and service was great. Thank you Basile.

RW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Must try the unique Ravioli Masala. They were short staffed but they managed very well. Service was good also. Basile is now on my recommendation list.

EH
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Basile is a nice place to enjoy quality Italian food. Service was also good. We liked the Italian - jazzy music they play to enhance the overall fine dining experience. We would recommend it.

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Very disappointed. Server took our order. entrees came before appetizers. no refill on drinks or offered desserts. 20% undeserved tip added to bill. Restaurant was not busy so not sure why our meal was such a fiasco. There were only 2 other tables. No manager on duty to report our experience.

BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen
Responded on July 11, 2019

Hi - Sorry for your recent experience and thank you for your feedback. We will certainly look into this. At the end of the dinner you talked to the floor manager and she also bought this to the attention of the ownership. As a gesture to make this up to you, we would like to invite you for a complimentary dinner for two. Hope you can make it. Ownership

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B
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

No wonder they only had three table. What an old school restaurant with an outdated menu and wine list. Food was fair at best. It needs to total makeover.

BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen
Responded on July 11, 2019

Thank you for your opinion. We will consider your suggestions. We also review all our reviews across all the sites. We got a 5 star review on TripAdvisor the same day: " 7/9/2019 Wow - Gives North End a run for their money Don’t have to go to the North End in Boston for fabulous Italian cuisine. My wife and I had the 5 course meal. Great dinner. Fantastic service."

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WT
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our dining experience at Basile. We have been coming here regularly. This used to be Da Vinci and they never open the patio in the past. Basile is the newer and modern version with nice patio. The food and the wine menu are much better. Now they have wine flights in the menu. We tried the wine flight of their 4 signature wines. Great Basile signature wines from Tuscany. New team is doing a great job. We will continue to come here and also try the outdoor dining next time.

P
New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tastiest Italian I've had in a while--I got the crabmeat ravioli, while my partner got the veal chop. As appetizers, we ordered two Basile favorites: scallops and calamari. Both were excellently prepared, as were the rest of our courses. They do a mean chocolate souffle (made to order!), that comes with vanilla gelato and a spoonful of mixed berries. Definitely can't wait to go back. Prices are reasonable, quality and service are high. Well done Basile!

BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen
Responded on July 2, 2019

Thank you. Appreciate your support!

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GF
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Walking distance from all the hotels in the city. Great Italian dishes with great selection of Italian wines. Staff was very friendly. We enjoyed the outdoor dinner on the patio. No other place nearby has outdoor dining.

BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen
Responded on July 2, 2019

Thank you.

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TL
New England
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

This was a disappointing experience. The first glass of wine was maderized and the bartender admitted to it being open for days (“don’t sell much”). My wife’s Prosecco was flat (leftover bottle from previous night). The bread that came out was cold. I order a martini, sent it back, and got another- both seemed to be using sweet vermouth!! The antipasto plate was a few slices of bologna and salami with olive oil drizzled. While my veal chop was well cooked, the fusion ravioli dish was awful, with bland red sauce that looked like hunts tomato paste. The server tried hard, but everything was working against him. I’m sorry for writing this, but need to be honest.

BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen
Responded on June 26, 2019

Hi - Thank you for your feedback. We will follow-up on your comments. We will also talk to our staff to get more insight on your experience. We take such comments seriously, especially when our food quality is questioned. We wish you would have shared your concerns with the manager while you were here. In the spirit of hospitality, we would like to invite you again for a complimentary dinner Hope you can make it.

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TC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was good ordered a bourbon on the rocks took forever to arrive .
Ordered another at the end of dinner from a man who appeared as the manager I was told they were out of scotch.

BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen
Responded on June 26, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We will follow-up with staff of the noted delays.

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SM
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was quite good.
We did the chef's tasting, which was a good value.
We arrived shortly after opening, and by the time we left the place was at least half full.
They were short staffed on the night we were there, but we weren't in a rush so it didn't really affect us.
We were comped drinks for that reason, even though we didn't complain.
We'll go back the next time we find ourselves in that area.

BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen
Responded on June 26, 2019

Thank you.

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TA
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant with great food and service. Loaction is also close to all the city hotels.

BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen
Responded on June 26, 2019

Thank you!

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JK
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had great time at Basile. They have a great Patio for outdoor dining. Food was the best. They were busy and service was good.

BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen
Responded on July 2, 2019

Thank you!

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