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BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen

4.6
251 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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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 251 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipFoodieBaker
New England
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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Dawn
New England
41 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal ever! Table decorated in foil hearts and rose petals! Excellent 4 course dinner beginning with Kir Royale cocktail and topped off with a dessert sampler and expresso martini! Felt like we were on a cruise ship! Wishful thinking!

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BridgetM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Basile is the kind of restaurant you think is going to be nice, and then it’s kind of tacky. Food was solid - we came for the Valentine’s Day prefix and had no issues with the food (It was definitely a lot of food too) But service staff was unorganized and poorly trained. We had an early dinner slot and they didn’t even look like they were open or ready for service. They shouldn’t have offered our slot as a seating if it was going to look like that. Just kind of a let down honestly.

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Kelgr
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good fine dining restaurant. Service was great, food was delicious. Menu has a lot of different options. Great place for a special occasion or date night.

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Larry
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect night. Great food, great wine and great service!

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Emely
New England
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious but I dont Recommend going with a very empty stomach. The bang for your buck is nonexistent but for the food we did have, it was delish. I went For my birthday and got a free creme brûlée which was very good

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They decorated the table for my girlfriends birthday, which was greatly appreciated. The food was amazing and our server was top notch. Couldn’t have asked for a better night

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food is so good. and the service??? outstanding. it’s one of Boston’s hidden gems

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service great atmosphere

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Nikkie
New England
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The restaurant advertises gluten free however no GF bread available... The pasta at 30$ do not look or taste homemade. The gnocchi GF are a shame for Italian people. The crabmeat ravioli are definitely industrial and the shrimps are not fresh.
For the price it is not worth it. The glass of wine at 12$ is scientifically measured and ends up being half a glass. It gives a cheap image.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The food was remarkable. One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Dishes were complex, presented beautifully, and simply delicious.

The server rushed me and seemed out of sorts. She was the only bad part of the experience. It doesn’t take much to be genuinely friendly.

The tiramisu, by the way, was the best I’ve ever had. Don’t leave without having it.

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Gatorgolf
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Basile was fantastic from the service to the food. If you want to try something different, I would suggest the 5 Course Chef's choice meal. It was a perfect amount of food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for anniversaries and birthdays

RC
RobertC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. I really enjoyed the pasta and I would recommend the Veal Chop.

PM
vipPaulM
Portland
32 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb cuisine in a relaxing environment; staff all very attentive; look forward to returning in order to explore the rest of the menu!

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wendym
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful New Years Eve dinner. The owner took great care of us and accommodated our kids as well. I will definitely be back!

SG
vipSarahG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, top to bottom. Went for xmas, loved it so much went back for New Years

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MBxoxo
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Basil,s on New Year’s Eve. It was a fixed menu and it was excellent.

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KathleenO
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent Christmas eve dinner. Very gracious staff and quiet evening. Great dessert plate

DD
vipDrDave
New England
53 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Beautiful, classy, elegant, European décor. Our first impression coming in was "Wow, let's come back here a lot!" Some mistakes with the food, slow inattentive service. Our last impression was "Maybe we'll come back sometime."

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vipFinovski
New England
25 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, great wine list and wonderful ambiance. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary, they left real rose petals on the table upon our arrival and a free dessert to celebrate. The staff was incredibly helpful and worked as a team. The food is delightful the environment is romantic and unbeatable. I have never felt so pleased at a dining experience. Highly recommend for couples and families.

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RohitS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 3 course meal is absolutely amazing treat.
The drinks are good as well.
Perfect ambience for a romantic date or special occasion.

MP
MichaelP
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded expectations. Carbonara was the best I have ever had. App sampler is a wonderful tasting delight. Cheers!

BG
BobGee
New England
33 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would encourage anyone who wants a great dinner to try this restaurant. The food was great as was the service. The staff couldn't have been nicer. There was plenty of room between tables and we both felt very comfortable. Would return in the future.

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vipTTTT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dishes, great service and very charming place. We can’t wait to go back and try more!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the pre-fixe Thanksgiving dinner and we were very impressed with the food, ambiance and service, especially on a holiday during unprecedented times. Felt safe with the set-up of the restaurant and truly appreciated the staff’s helpfulness. We will be back again I’m sure, thank you for being there!

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MarkN
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing Thanksgiving dinner here with a friend. The service and food are both outstanding.

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Kevin
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for an anniversary dinner. Very accommodating and great atmosphere. Will definitely come back!

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NatalyaG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely amazing. Food is delicious!
Atmosphere is nice and cozy.
I love to come back!

SJ
SatishJ
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We choose the 3 course Sampler Special. Antipasti sampler had four appetizers. We selected three different pastas for Pastas Sampler and the best was the dessert platter. Our server suggested the Wine Flight (sampler) to go with the dinner. It was simply great. We have never seen such unique concept of sampler dinner. Got to try different variety of appetizers, pastas, desserts and wines. Very smart and creative. Loved it. We will be back for more.

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant specially for outdoor patio dinner. It was a warm day in Boston and had a good Italian dinner with great cocktails. If you like a unique and authentic Italian experience than go to Basile or go to usual corporate owned boring restaurants. We will be back.

DD
vipDiningDuringCovid
New England
78 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a nice quiet dinner on the patio on a weeknight. The restaurant is located in a quieter part of downtown Boston on Columbus Street. The service was professional and the food was very good. The cocktails were pretty good also.

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vipAimeeS
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was very good. We started with the calsmari and can understand why it's a cutomer fsboritr and popular with cutomers, as noted on their menu. my husbnd had the chivken parm which wan't anything speial. my chiken piccatta was very good. th dessert sampler was ec=xcelent,It had the chocolate souffle which was amazing and a really yummr apple pastry. Highly recommend the desserts! We sat oustide and it was verypleasznt. Tabkes were comfotably spaced aprt and the restsursnt was observing vovid guielines (9masks, gloves etc) Overall solid experience.

JM
JoannaMoya
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be going back. The food was delicious, the drinks were amazing and the service was outstanding.

WM
WilliamM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Staff was very attentive but not intrusive. Highly recommended

TS
TomS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We tried the 5 course tasting selection.
Very good

RR
RebeccaR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great staff. Friendly service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
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.

PL
PaulL
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 4.6 stars by 251 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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