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BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen

4.5
332 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.

Support BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen during COVID-19

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 332 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipScottP
New England
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Good food and atmosphere. Staff seemed to rush us out before we finished our meal. That left a bad impression for us.

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RRP1982
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We went to this restaurant for our anniversary. Unfortunately, The ambience was not as romantic as I expected. There was no romantic music, but a lot of noise from the other guests. The food however was good and the waiter catered to most of our our needs really well.
During these covid times, they did not even offer us any sanitary napkins after dinner! I was quite surprised by that.

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vipMary
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nice restaurant. Service was good. Food was average. Probably would o go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Honestly shockingly not good chicken Parm , apps were great

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vipTar10
New England
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Terrific food, and lovely outside dining. Our dinner was wonderful! Second time, and we thoroughly enjoyed.

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EmilyH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian restaurant. Special handwritten welcome notes gives that personal touch to the dining experience. Good restaurant for those special moments.

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SandraV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Bolognese in Boston. Appetizer and Dessert Platters are simply great. Loved our dining experience at Basile. Will be back soon...

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SandraA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Basile. It's good to see a restaurant like Basile survived COVID and is now getting busy again. We support it 100%.

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ParulS
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Masala Ravioli and it was the best fusion dish we ever had. Great restaurant with good food and ambience.

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MaryannD
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice boutique restaurant with authentic Italian dishes. Nice variety of pastas. Crabmeat Ravioli was the best. Highly recommended !!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

All was good except service. Need to train employees.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The kitchen had a difficult time keeping up. Our wait from our apps to the main course was over an hour and fifteen minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!

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CathyB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant. everything was great - food, service and the playlist. Good Italian experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were amazing!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, nice quiet atmosphere, helpful friendly staff.

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SamanthaS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great atmosphere, service, and food. I had the Bolognese and it was delicious.

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vipNicoleM
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Got the scallops, lobster risotto, lamb chops all amazing! Great flavor. We also ordered the bacon wrapped figs and the have a Gorgonzola cheese inside. We’re not fans of Gorgonzola cheese or else they would have been great! Highly recommend this place

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very refreshing to dine at this boutique restaurant in the middle of all these corporate outfits. Great food and staff. They have nice selection of seasonal appetizers and drinks. If have not been to BASILE, you must check this place out.

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amyw
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience at Basile. They have great selection of Basile signature wines from Tuscany. Basile Ad Agio, super Tuscan red wine, is our favorite. We also had their signature appetizer - Basile Scallops and signature pasta - Basile Crabmeat Ravioli. Both the very best. Great selection of reasonably priced authentic Italian food. We will be back with friends.

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BraidieC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the chef's tasting menu and it was phenomenal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The general manager and staff were amazing and extremely accommodating. Would definitely recommend!

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vipRogerY
New England
32 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

There was a large party that took over half of the restaurant with nothing but a sheer curtain separating them from the rest of the restaurant. They were rather loud and we’re playing some music rather loud, so it was a big negative on our dining experience as it was hard to even talk at our table.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant Chic, great music, excellent food, and superb service. This place is great!

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vipGandH
New England
48 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good dining experience, I can see the potential once the COVID pandemic shortages are recovered with better service and consistent food quality- Most of the meals were excellent, and our main server was very friendly. would return eventually

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AndreaC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great Italian experience. Food, wines, service and music, all catered to feel all Italian. We had their signature dish - BASILE SCALLOPS - simply perfect. Must visit. We will be back soon.

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FrankC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem in Boston for fine Italian dinner. Must check out!!

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JackieS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Italian food. No need to go to North End.

JK
vipJoeK
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was…good. Seafood was overcooked, but the flavor was exceptionally delicious. Appetizers were just ok.

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LucyC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the great restaurants for a romantic date. Our table was decorated with rose petals. Food and wine were excellent. Staff was happy and there was lot of positive energy around. Had a great romantic evening. Thank you Basile!

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for after work drinks and dinner. Great cocktails and plenty of seasonal dishes made from Figs, Corn, Seafood etc. Our cocktail 'Fig Blessings' had fresh fig garnish. Great job. We will be back.

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JaniceZ
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dining experience at BASILE. We will recommend to all our friends.

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vipDrTom
New England
19 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Inexperienced wait staff; bartender using inappropriate glassware; food highly salted.

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vipilmg
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Matteo was amazing
Service great
Food excellent

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vipfoodie
New England
36 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Calamari was crispy, tasty. Very good remoulade to accompany.
The lobster mussels entree was bland, not much flavor
The carbonara was delicate, flavorful with buttery noodles
The service was slow. Waited 45 minutes for main course to arrive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was truly excellent - attentive and quick but not overbearing. Cocktails very good, I didn’t love the wine but I should have chosen differently. Food was great.

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vipJimW
Detroit
37 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

They need to remove “Fine Dining” from their name. There is nothing Fine about fining here. The good is mediocre American Italian food without any resemblance to fine Italian dining. They served a Carbonara and left the plastic wrapping on the pancetta before they diced it. Every piece of pancetta had its plastic wrapping still on, not a pleasant taste or experience. But at least to make it right they.... oh they didn’t do a thing. No discount, no removal from the bill, no comp’d dessert.. nothing.

Noise level is marked loud because there were very loud patrons that were never addressed by the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall very good. Service was spotty. Appetizers were just ok. Main pasta and steak were very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best overall restaurant experience in Boston!

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KathyM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Booked for a birthday dinner. Wonderful meal.

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 332 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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