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BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen

4.4
373 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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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

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What 373 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
41 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.

LW
LucyW
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian restaurant in Boston. We live in Florida and glad we found a restaurant with great food and service in Boston.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Originally didn’t plan on going to BASILE. I was going to another Italian Restaurant that starts with an M. They don’t do walk-in. Went to BASILE instead. I did use Open Table however they did take walk-in. The staff super friendly. Sam the waiter was great. The Food was Amazing! Drinks on point. The ambience and vibe perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The restaurant didn’t acknowledge that we actually dining there twice. Maybe they don’t know how to manage the open table reservation?

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woodcockre6
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious homemade pasta with the best tomato sauce. Adorable, attentive waitstaff.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was our anniversary and they had a special set up with candles, roses and little hearts!

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DanielS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as was the service. The cod and the seafood was of exceptional quality and the sauces were subtle but good. The apple crostata was excellent as was the gelato - and well worth the 20 minute wait. The prices are steep with most entrees ranging in the $35-50 range so, while the food was really good, come prepared to spend a substantial amount.

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BrownBagger
New England
24 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wow! Why haven’t I been here before? What a glorious evening!
We sat outside on a deck raised above Columbus Avenue and enjoyed delectable meatballs and prosciutto wrapped figs with Gorgonzola to start. Pasta Bolognese with lamb lived up to its hype as the best in Boston and the halibut was superb as well. Fabulous tiramisu wrapped it up. Excellent wine list with many Italian selections at a variety of price points. The Basile branded organic Sangiovese was great for the price. Basile’s is definitely on the list of places to dine again.

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KHostin
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of Italian / Jazz music. We had Basile Antipasti and Dolci samplers. Both were absolutely heavenly. Four different appetizers and desserts. Food and Wines were simply great. Loved it.

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AmyOrpiano
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect patio dinner experience on a perfect summer night. Great food, wine and service. Scallops were outstanding. Lamb Chops cooked to perfection. We will be back soon....

RM
RohanM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a boutique Italian restaurant. Everything was about quality for food, service and drinks. We had a small party for our corporate dinner and they made it a great experience for everyone. We will book more business meetings at Basile.

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vipBabakE
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance

DW
vipDonnaW
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable! Atmosphere was amazing and their music selection brought me to a bygone era! Food away delightful! Cannot wait to go back!

LM
vipLisaM
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the salmon specials, gluten free options
The fra diavolo was ok I like it spicier

DB
DemiB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Basile is very well designed to deliver the fine dining experience yet it's not that uptight that can make you uncomfortable. Good for enjoying Italian food and wines. Loved it and will highly recommend.

JC
JoeniaC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique cocktails added to our overall great experience at Basile. Empress Aviation is our favorite. We had Lamb Chops that were perfectly cooked and served. Service was great and everyone seem to be enjoying on a very busy night.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Two stars for the food. Went today for the restaurant week menu. Food was overall tasty, but service was horrible, so many stupid mistakes. Right off the bat, asked for still water, got a bottle of sparking. Then ordered a bottle of white wine, the waiver brought up a bottle of red wine. Preposterous. Service was very slow as well, waited almost 50 mins for appetizers to come out. We had 4 people in our party, but the waiver forgot to ring in one of the entrees… on top of all this, 20% gratuity was automatically added to the bill. Will not come back, many other great Italian places to choose from. This place is not worth the hassle.

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NaveetaW
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Basile was very busy. Glad we made the reservation in advance and got a nice table on the patio. Perfect experience for outdoor dining with great cocktails. We tried pretty much all the Basile cocktails. 'Fig Blessings' was our favorite.
We will come back to try the wines :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Not good. The meatball was a rubber bouncy ball. I received a chicken nugget for dinner instead of a chicken parm. Service was basically non existent. Waiter was more concerned with having a drink than serving us ours.

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MariaF
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wanted to check out Basile and the restaurant week gave us that opportunity. Good to see that restaurant was totally booked. They were not taking any walk ins. Of course they were overwhelmed but did a great job managing the flow. Our main entrée was a little delayed but we enjoyed our great wine and cocktails with appetizers. Watermelon salad was simply the best. Overall it was a great experience. We will come back....

JC
JeffC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Basile has a nice patio. Not some tables on the side walk, a real patio. Had a great outdoor dining experience on a nice summer evening. Food and drinks were great.

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Diana
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was extremely slow. We went For restaurant week. We were seated at 7. no one came to the table for about 20 minutes and we didn't get our entree for an hour and 15 minutes. The food tasted very good but the portions were very small. Wouldn't return.

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ChalyseW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Came here with my husband and young son. The service was poor and not attentive. We asked for things 2-4 times and never received them. The portions were on the smaller side. The Bolognese is indicated on the menu as “best of Boston”, “extremely popular” and other over reaching statements. It was mediocre, maybe a 6/10. The crabmeat ravioli was very good, as was the clam chowder.
The arancini was ok. My 8 year old said the chicken in the chicken pappardelle was dry.
It wasn’t terrible, but I likely wouldn’t return. Maybe if I was going for a work event and someone else was paying.

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AlexandraK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Overall, I don’t think I would go back. I went with my fiancé for restaurant week and we both were unimpressed. My whiskey drink hardly tasted of whiskey (was whiskey, lemon juice, and grenadine so should have been able to taste) and drinks came out after appetizers. Dinner came right after appetizers and food was good though portion was small (even for the reduced restaurant week price). It took 30 mins to get our appetizers and entrees then an additional 40 minutes for dessert. Food was okay, waitstaff was polite though seemed overwhelmed, overall it was just sort of blah and I’ve had much better meals elsewhere.

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BridgetN
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem for sure. Great food and service. Enjoyed our delicious Italian food with Italian music in the background. Great wine selection. Good to bring a romantic date.

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vipjezza
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We like this place. We were here a year ago when we visited Boston and decided to come back again.
Food is good, portions are on the large side so this time we learnt from our last visit and didn't over order.

MZ
MathewZ
New England
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta selection. Crabmeat Ravioli was the best we had ever. Custom crafted cocktails were also equally good. We will be back for more...

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BrandonL
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the watermelon salad and watermelon martini.

MT
MarkT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprise to see that restaurant was packed on a weekday. We enjoyed our business meal. Service and food were excellent. They were short staffed by did a great job to manage the guests. Nice job!

AJ
AbhiJ
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are vegetarian and Basile has lot of good vegetarian options. Loved the special Vegi Delight. We will be back!

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bethC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing !! dessert I think they could do a little bit better but overall it was very good!

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vipcraigc
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I sat at the bar and the girl bartender didn’t speak or offer any assistance a man not sure if he was manager or owner but he was handling everything behind bar and tables so service was not good. I told him I am in no rush and I get a cocktail to start the. My appetizer came and then dinner all within 15 minutes of sitting down which was horrible. You couldn’t enjoy anything. I even stayed please do not rush me. Didn’t work.

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RINAM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No wonder that the restaurant was very busy. Great menus with delicious dishes and extensive wine list. The appetizer platter was great. We also had the unique fresh fig prosciutto. Simply great.

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BrittanyP
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the fusion dish - Indian Masala Ravioli. Very creative and delicious. Must try.

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victorg
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice boutique restaurant. Great food and ambiance. We will be back soon.

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LizRocco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a business meal at Basile. We all were impressed and well serviced. We will be booking our next business meetings at Basile for sure. Thank you!

JB
JeffB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice playlist to add to. the Italian ambiance. Great food accompanied with equally great service. Very vibrant and positive atmosphere. Will be back with friends.

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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 4.4 stars by 373 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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