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BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen

4.5
213 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
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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Special menus

  • Sampler Special: 3 course dinner for two - $40 pp

    Oct 14 - Dec 31, 2020
    Monday thru Thursday - Enjoy BASILE Sampler Special for two for only $40 per person. !!!!! 1. Antipasti Sampler: Perfect combination of Burrata, Arugula Salad, Arancini & Calamari ; * 2. Pasta Sampler: Choose from our very popular Rigatoni Bolognese, Masala Ravioli & Gnocchi ; 3. Dolci Sampler: Heavenly Platter of Crème Brulee, Tiramisu & Gelato

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 213 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience3

the service was so bad, we were never checked on. We asked multiple times for water and never got it. When sides were asked to be substituted, they just weren’t and then were going to give it after we were done eating. There were so many people waiting on our table that the miscommunication between the staff hindered on my experience.

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PaulL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Service was great. Very clean and professional staff. Would recommend for other people to definitely try this spot

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peregrine30
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A M A Z I N G ! ! ! And wonder how we’d missed this gem for so long? The outdoor experience was lovely! The food and drinks were delicious, the service was impeccable, and the outdoor seating was comfortable, safe, and warm enough with the table side heater. Highly recommend and look forward to returning before the temperature gets much lower!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was super attentive and the food was delicious.

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mamajean
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was excellent, attentive. Our drinks were delicious. One espresso martini and 2 lemonchello Margaritas. Delish. We enjoyed everything except the meatballs. They were like hard golfballs. We would definitely come back. Their red pepper dipping sauce was delicious.

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AshleyJ
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Surprised to see that the restaurant was so busy. Great Italian food we had after long time. Great selection of Basile signature wines. Must visit.

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LindsayP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was great. the food was incredible and the service even better. first time here and we will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience. Thank you for having vegetarian options

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vipDebraKayM
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional dining experience! Great dinner, dessert and wine! Also superior customer service! Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was amazing. Service was great.

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TammyR
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice Italian restaurant. Unlike some of the corporate restaurants in the area, BASILE is boutique and has great authentic Italian food. We will be back !!

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vipGaneshT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Drinks were downright lousy. Food is hit or miss - the watermelon salad and Indian fusion ravioli were forgettable, but the lamb chops were quite good. Service was friendly but very slow. I only saw one waitress taking care of several tables, which is unfortunate to see.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and choices of wines

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary and had a fabulous meal. Service was great, dining room not noisy and food and cocktails fantastic. Would highly recommend BASILE!!!

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JamieM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The food was sub par the service was excellent and the location, look and sound are fantastic .

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KernN
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the Chef tasting and really enjoyed our experience. Food was customized tour taste and preference. We couldn't finish the five course dinner and ended up taking some food home. Food and service were excellent. Will be back for more!!

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KestoF
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in Boston for authentic Italian dinner with good selection of Tuscan wines!!

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JosephT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am Italian and I loved the food at Basile. Some of the sauces have that authentic Italian flavors. Basile is now my favorite in Boston for Italian food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

While in Boston for our anniversary we decided to treat ourselves to a nice dinner. Basile did not disappoint. Staff was super friendly and well organized. Food was exceptional. Only complaint would be it was very warm, but we would absolutely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Celebrating a birthday, we opted to get the tasting menu for two. Although the waiters/waitresses were very nice, neither of them could tell us what we were being served. We shouldn’t have had to ask to begin with, but even when we did ask, the answers were very vague. The final entree course (whatever it was) was not very good, but everything else was delicious so four stars on the food.

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RalphG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. From freshly baked bread to start with to freshly baked dessert, the dinner experience was simply fabulous !!! Service and ambiance was great too. Loved it.

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Yuki
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Spacious interior with attractive wood architectural details, vaulting ceilings, handsomely appointed. Service was efficient and respectful of Covid protocols. Dined here with a party of four. We enjoyed a variety of starters followed by pasta in a deliciously rich bolognese sauce, and two others pasta dishes; respectively, lobster and a medley of seafood, both tossed in a light cream sauce. Certainly worthy of a return visit.

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CynthiaM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boutique Italian restaurant with European touch. Great food and service. More importantly, we felt safe as they were very clean and looked in compliance with COVID protocols. Staff appeared well trained in safety standards. Overall, great experience !!

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tmac86
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service very good for our table of four. we sat inside and felt safe.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience4

First I will say the food and drinks were great. Our server was bad and that is an understatement. We were out for our anniversary so not in a rush, ordered an app and were enjoying drinks until they were empty and waitress kept walking by purposely looking away as she passed our table. This went on and on. The waitress took our order and that’s about it. The runners did all the work.
The manager tried his best to make up for her shortfalls but a glass of wine on the house doesn’t make up for her terrible service. I didn’t catch her name cuz she only came to the table a handful of times.
The manager certainly acknowledged her faults. Hopefully she can work on her customer service skills.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing rivals north end and the staff amazing

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CliffM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for Italian food. We had lamb chops. Must try!

JH
JessicaH
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Only placein Boston with Wine flights and Pasta sampler that we know. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic anniversary dinner complete with dessert on the house. Perfect.

JB
JohnB
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience, service was excellent the food Fantastic

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ReenaS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Chef Tasting at BASILE. Absolutely delicious five course dinner. Each course was customized for our taste and preference. Best experience we had in Boston.

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HiddenGem
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of Pasta dishes and Wines. BASILE signature wine - Ad Agio is a great super Tuscan wine. One of the best Italian restaurants in BOSTON.

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BeautifulPatio
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Basile is a boutique Italian restaurant. Must try. Great food, ambiance & service. Highly recommended!

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vipGoodServiceAndStaff
New England
28 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We ordered the chefs tasting and the servers did not know what any of the courses were. We asked three different people and they had no idea. We were also disappointed that the fish course was cod. (Kinda basic) Also, the dessert was late and took 20 minutes to come out and when it did, the server had no idea what any of the desserts were either. There was what looked like a chocolate cake on the plate in a ceramic cup that was so hot that we felt we should have been warned not to touch it. We nearly burned our hands.

Overall, I think the manager should make sure that the staff knows what the dishes are before they bring them to a guest.

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AlecM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the special 'Surf&Turf'. Absolutely delicious !! Great food and wine list. Staff was very friendly. We will be back.

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UshaP
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Our favourite Masala Ravioli is the best.

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BestPatioinBoston
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best patio in Boston for safe outdoor dinner. Hidden gem !!!

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JeffPuccini
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boutique restaurant with the best Italian food in Boston. I personally don't like big corporate restaurants, where authenticity is lost. Glad to discover BASILE with authentic and tasty Italian dishes coupled with good service and wine selection.

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NoNeedToGoToNorthend
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinner experience at BASILE. Best authentic Italian dishes in the Boston area. Will return soon.

FAQs

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 213 OpenTable diners.

BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/XVY81YBCRNVSZ/order.

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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