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BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen

4.4
428 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.

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 428 people are saying
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vipJanC
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and lovely ambiance. I had the crabmeat ravioli (a signature dish) and it was spectacular. The presentation was beautiful as well. We have been here 3 times during the past 6 months and have tremendously enjoyed each meal. Would highly recommend!

MI
vipMITprof
New England
60 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For this dinner we limited ourselves to wine, entres, dessert and coffee — no appetizer to cope with post-holidays bulge 😀
Everything was delicious — cod for my wife, chicken for me, and shared tirramisu.
Excellent as always

J
vipJuan
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great New Year’s Eve dinner pre set menu. It was enjoyable and festive. Great drinks and good service. Thanks.

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AdamB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food took 3 hours to complete a 4 course meal. Party next to us was also growing frustrated and walked out after waiting 45 minutes for dessert. Ordered a filet mignon and was served a sirloin. When we asked the server for the manager she said "sorry, I don't speak English" and walked off. Manager also refused to speak with us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff. Had a wonderful New Year’s Eve celebration!!

CP
CarlosP
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, it was an outstanding experience. Everything was excellent; only complaint is about the prize (too expensive)

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Annie
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Basile for our anniversary and the experience was fantastic!
The restaurant was quiet and spacious, which was great during the pandemic. The waitresses were very friendly and professional. The drinks/dishes we ordered were fresh and delicious. The best one was the chocolate soufflé - we are definitely recommending it!

AP
AshleyP
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I would not recommend this place. There are better places to eat. There are no refills (by design - they charge you for each), the food arrived burnt, and service left more to be desired. The place was empty, yet we were woefully ignored. All the food was mediocre at best, especially for the price paid. Tip was already included with the bill, even for a small group. Usually, gratuity is only included with parties six or larger. We had five members in our family. I suppose that explains the poor service. I expected more from the high reviews. Our server's name was Antonia. She wore a see-through shirt at a family upscale restaurant. She would not give us an itemized receipt prior to paying and we had to specifically request one after payment. Beware! Skip if you can - I can not hate this place more.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you are looking to experience the authentic Italian establishment with Lasciatemi Cantare playing in the background then it’s the spot for you

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Restaurant is pretty (fine dining setting). Service was slow and not very attentive for the price point. Bolognese was very good. Veal Chop, chicken piccata, carbonara were average.

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vipDiningQueen
New England
51 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner for 6 with a 6:30 reservation. The atmosphere was festive and pleasant. The host/manager was pleasant & communicated well with our group. The food was unique & well prepared. The issue was our server was slow & failed to check in on our table. We waited a long time to receive our drink order & our meals. This turned into a 3 hour dinner. The new manager has plans to improve service & other aspects of the restaurant. I’d try it again in a few months.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner post Boston Pops Christmas program. Beautiful evening all around!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jessica , our server, was great!

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vipSnorks
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Chicken parmigiana was slightly burnt and dry. Extra sauce that I asked for helped. Tiramisu had a single lady finger. It was like eating a bowl of whipped cream. Even with these observations we enjoyed our dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Basile is amazing. it is actually my favorite Italian in the city. The only sad part was my risotto wasn’t fully cooked and thats what i was really craving that night. I did let my server know everything else was amazing.

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RebeccaK
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Basile for a business dinner for 22 people. We all had a perfect evening. Food and service were exceptional. Four course dinner was simply the best. The Antipasti sampler served in family style to start with. Pasta dishes for the second course. Main entrees for the third course and the best was the dessert sampler, again served in the family style. We all loved it and had great time.

AR
AnthonyR
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Italian restaurant. Food and wines were excellent !

DC
vipDaCosta
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
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!

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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
41 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good
Service was good

OT
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.

OT
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.

OT
vipOpenTable 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

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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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food is always excellent, great presentation and tastes very authentic. I have been here before and the service has definitely declined, server took forever to come over and then took forever to get the check. Great cocktail and wine selection, though.

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.

OT
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!

DB
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.

RR
vipRickR
New England
61 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
60 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.

SB
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.

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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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BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 428 OpenTable diners.

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