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

4.1
4.1
557 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 7 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 557 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. j

    jorge

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    dinner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  3. c

    cea26

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    Jenrmcd

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  5. CZ

    CambridgeZach

    New England

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Always a pleasure to return to Basile.
  6. AM

    AMYE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. We will be back! Service was amazing
  7. HB

    HilaryBray

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Very good food and drinks, good location, and ambiance was lovely. Came out for a birthday date night. Service was a little slow for drink refills, but we made our show on time and had a great evening.
  8. EA

    EmmAlee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Food was bland. Our table was profiled. Drinks were phenomenal
  9. CU

    CatalinaU

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Alejandro The server was great he gave us good recommendations he make the night special
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic music along with great food
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I live around the corner and had never been here but I’m so glad I discovered it. We ordered two pastas - both were delicious and very generous portions. Our waiter Alejandro was fabulous - very attentive and personable. We will definitely be back soon!
  12. LT

    LTi66

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was partially undercooked - lobster and duck. Service was friendly.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All excellent. Very generous portions!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive service and delicious food. Not much else to say
  15. CI

    CathyI

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The atmosphere is quiet and elegant. Unfortunately, the food was average. The lamb chops were very good but the chicken piccata and cod dishes were dry and over done. These are basic dishes in an Italian restaurant. I expected better.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    This was for a friends birthday and assumed that it would be very nice, which, the ambiance was but other things were not. When speaking to waiters or waitresses we had to speak to a multitude of people for anything to get done (like asking for them to take away the non-used wine glasses or asking for a different dish). Additionally, when it came to the food, most dishes were fine but the minestrone soup and the bolognese eggplant were not good. The minestrone was bland and the bolognese eggplant came out cold. Also, there was a constant loud and irritating beep coming from the hosting stand; I don’t know if it was for reservations or notification but it was incredibly annoying to hear it beep every 15-30 minutes or so. However, the prices were fine and our main waiter was very kind. It was mainly the small things that kind of slowly ruined the night for my friends birthday sadly.
  17. JR

    JosRad

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    This "Italian" restaurant actually attempts to fuse Italian and Indian cuisine. (?) The result is failure all around. My associate ordered a ravioli that was so overcooked it barely retained its shape, and was flavorless. My veal was overcooked - like biting into shoe leather and the accompanying potatoes were shriveled and rock hard. The appetizers were unremarkable. The service was actually quite good.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wine list and prices were great! We sat at the bar and the bartender was attentive but not instrusive. The food was really wonderful. My husband had the ciopinno stew and found it to be exceptional. The seafood in the stew was fresh and vibrant. I had the Ragu and it was very tasty. We ordered the soufflé for dessert and it was very tasty maybe a tad bit dry, however the presentation was stunning. Would definitely recommend this place. Overall it was a home run and one of our best meals in Boston this trip!
  19. c

    craigc

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    I have been here before and ate at the bar and it was awesome. This time around I was not satisfied at all. My Rigatoni Bolognese come out cold which was disappointing and then my business guess was still eating, and the waiter came over to ask us if we wanted anything else/desert. I looked at him and stated we are still eating.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    All good but the waiter was not experience and did not delivered a good service. The manager and all the rest was good. All the plates except one where good . Wine very good and served properly
  21. DD

    DeDe

    Cincinnati

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow. What a wonderful meal. The menu was so good, that we had a hard time picking one entree. Great meal. And our server was so good, attentive, knowledgeable, That rates as a 12 on a 1-10 scale.
  22. EJ

    EdJanko

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing pasta , watermelon salad was delish . Good strong martinis .
  23. DD

    DrDave

    New England

    68 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    bland food, decent wine list, ok service, very empty as always. Extreeeemely expensive!
  24. WM

    WonderfulMeal

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time eating there and extensive menu with some unique choices for an Italian restaurant. Service outstanding.
  25. G

    Guribe

    Salt Lake City

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The place is very nice, the food delicious, highly recommended the starter sampler, the watermelon salad, the ravioli. Very original and very deliious drinks
  26. PC

    PatriciaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lamb chops and pollo piccata were absolutely amazing. The chefs at Basile are one of kind
  27. SR

    SamuelR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great spot for a date or hangout with friends. The food was amazing. The Bolognese is a must try, especially with the lamb.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jimmy was our waiter and took care of us. You could see he actually cared about the customers he was helping and made sure we were all having a good time.
  29. GM

    GMPIAM

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Basile is very nice & the food was excellent. The service however was lacking considering that the word "fine" is in their name & the price is rather high. Our waiter was very nice but exploded a bottle of champagne all over one of the seats & floor. They had to mop the floor with what smelled like Mr. Clean, ruining the ambiance. We were a party of five and when the food came several of the dishes were served to the wrong person. The service was also rather slow considering we were there for a 6:00 dinner and it was not terribly bust yet. Overall very nice but for the price would have expected 5 star all around.
  30. F

    Foodfoodfoodfoodfood

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    The food was literally inedible. The salads were small and warm and tasteless and the gnocchi was yucky and slimy- I got sick when I got home. The regatoni promised to have much nicer meat than what Was actually served. Super disappointing experience. Gross gross gross
  31. b

    bdp1

    New England

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We went to Basile for Dine Out Boston. We chose it because it has vegetarian options and you can book outside seating when you make the reservation. It was all good, but not exceptional. The service was very good though and the atmosphere warm.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Delicious cream brûlée
  33. B

    Brian

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was hit-or-miss, the rigatoni bolognaise (best of Boston, according to the menu) was bland, while the pasta bella mare was pretty good. Service was mediocre - I understand being busy, but server barely acknowledged they'd forgotten our second round of drinks. Ambiance was decent.
  34. m

    msmj2

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Cod fish entree, excellent as well as the lamb chops. Enjoyed the Vermentino Arteteca. Thank you!
  35. IF

    ItalianFood

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food at Basile. Finally discovered a great restaurant for Italian food. We will not be going to the Italian Food Court (North End) anymore! Wine & cocktail selection is also great.
  36. SC

    SiriusCat

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Delivery of entree took about an hour. Allegedly award winning rigatoni was cold and not good anyway. Chicken piccata was overcooked. Tiramisu had only a vague resemblance to the real thing. Salad was limp and overdressed. We ate on the terrace which, aside from the chairs being too low so the table was too high for comfort, was nice enough. Unfortunately, a companions wallet was stolen during dinner from her purse which was against the railing separating the raised terrace from the sidewalk and passersby. Even with a "dine out" week three course "bargain" price this meal was no bargain (excluding the loss of the wallet)!
  37. LS

    LucyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Little pricy but overall a great restaurant for food and cocktails. Has a great patio for outdoor dining. Patio is not on the sidewalk like most of the other restaurant. Check it out, we will be back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was good I finished. Pasta was a bit harder not sure if it’s homemade but it was flavorful.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Checked out this restaurant for restaurant week. The food was mid. I knew this just by the name “fine Italian kitchen.” You’re better off having Italian in the north end. Food wasn’t bad but wasn’t all that great either.
  40. LF

    LinFar

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was very attentive to our needs. Ambiance was exquisite, a very pleasant experience. Will be back!

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 4.1 stars by 557 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 7 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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