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"Local. Distinct. Delicious." - Basilico, Bracebridge, ON
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Basilico

4.2
4.2
74 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Basilico

"Local. Distinct. Delicious."

We offer Italian food with options for every appetite.

Our entire menu is assembled utilizing the the best local ingredients, prepared from scratch.

We have a great selection of local beers on tap, a unique, approachable wine list and an outstanding cocktail menu.

Complete with a stunning view of the Muskoka River; Basilico provides atmosphere for the whole family.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Skip The Dishes

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Comfort Food, International

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (705) 710-0198

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Cody Armstrong

  • Catering

    We can help with your next offsite event. Call to inquire!

  • Private party facilities

    Great private dining options for parties of 12 to 30 people. We also feature a rentable boardroom for up to 12 people.

  • Neighborhood

    Bracebridge

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine

What 74 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Muskoka

    Best Food

  • Muskoka

    Best Value

  • Muskoka

    Fit for Foodies

  • Muskoka

    Healthy

  • Muskoka

    Outdoor Dining

  • Muskoka

    Romantic

  • Muskoka

    Scenic View

  • Muskoka

    Special Occasion

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  1. MO

    MartinO

    Toronto

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was very busy when we arrived but the service was quicker than expected. The waitress was always smiling and helpful. The food was overall good to great. Good sized portions. The pork belly was quite tasty. 😋 The wine list is on the short side but good choices are available. A worthwhile visit in Bracebridge!
  2. CG

    CarolynG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a really lovely time out on the patio. The food was delicious and our server (who's name I've forgotten but she planted the herb and veggies on the wall behind us !!!!) was so lovely and fun and attentive. Best patio and view in Town.
  3. RS

    RobertS

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience; very creative menu and great service. Ideal location.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Went for our anniversary. Sat on patio. Had reservation . Patio is nice . Railing near table cobwebs . Very basic no table cloth, placemat. Pizza was good , spaghetti good but not outstay for the price and portion. Wine list is limited and too pticey.. As a new resident to Bracebridge and a long time cottages this does not promote return business. This is unfortunate because the location is lovely.Has the potential to be a local favourite.Should have corkage option.

    BasilicoResponded on September 2, 2022We want to thank you for your feedback! We are still under a year old and love to hear how to improve our guest's experience. We utilize consignment dealers to bring in great quality wines with good value. If you are unhappy with our options in the future, we offer corkage options to all our guests. We hope to have the chance to serve you again and improve upon your previous experience. Warmly, The Basilico Team

  5. TO

    gkinTO

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Although the crispy calamari to share wasn't generous enough for two, overall the food, ambiance, and service were excellent.
  6. L

    Lunch

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal. Service was slow due to limited staff but we were in no rush since we were visiting with relatives.
  7. CS

    ChristinaS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were amazing. It was very busy and the service or food did not suffer at all.
  8. SM

    SergeM

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    I wasn't too impressed, took a long time to get served, and was unimpressed with the taste and quantity of food as it relates to price.

    BasilicoResponded on September 2, 2022Hello Serge, We apologize for your experience dining with us. We want to ensure all of our guests leave happy and excited to come back. We appreciate the feedback as we are still a new restaurant and are always looking for ways to improve our guest's experience. We would love to have the opportunity to serve you again and make things right. Warmly, The Basilico Team

  9. B

    Bracebridge1

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, beautiful views from the patio, awesome service!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Calamari, Pork Belly and Bucatini Alfredo were delicious. Sat on the patio and it was a great vibe and atmosphere. Service was quick, friendly and attentive.
  11. RM

    RobertM

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoy the people and the environment a lot. The food is good too.
  12. CK

    ChristopherK

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a great time at the restaurant on the patio outside for Jazz night. I really enjoyed my meal and the service by Shawn was amazing I would only say that the fries were over salted and the bun for the Chicken Parm was big for the portion of chicken Will come back again!!
  13. RB

    RobertB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Basilico is an amazing Italian restaurant. The food is incredible and the service was outstanding. I brought my wife there for our 25th wedding anniversary and loved everything about the restaurant. We definitely will be back and our server Natasha definitely needs to be praised. She was great. Thanks for a great dinner.
  14. s

    seafoodandeatit

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Constructive feedback as follows: very slow service, no cutlery with the Gelato, but did manage to grab a fork from another table, spaghetti and dry meatballs was a child's portion at best, salmon was done nicely as was the chicken marsala. The mushroom ragout was also good. We were offered a gift card but didn't accept it. Hope this helps the owner make necessary adjustments.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Sundays they are only open until 5pm So when booking the 4:30 spot on Open Table be aware that you have to quickly order your drinks & food. The service was good and the food was really good! My only other complaint would be that you can’t reach anyone on the phone…ever! It goes right to voicemail and after leaving a message they didn’t respond until an hour before our reservation.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The table was nicely set for our group of 11. Our host was friendly and good with the kids. The prices were reasonable and that’s what I most appreciated. It was nice to be in a fancy place without super inflated costs. The food was hit and miss…the baked Brie was cold and the meatballs were tasteless. But otherwise it was good. I had asked for a dessert for the person celebrating their birthday, and specifically asked if a candle could be lit. I said I didn’t expect this to be free and would pay the normal dessert price. She agreed. Then a dessert showed up with no candle in it and she just said “here’s your birthday cake.” Which defeated the purpose. I still left a tip above and beyond the automatic “18% large group gratuity” (of which I was not notified ahead of time). Because I appreciate being able to go out at all. But I don’t know if we’d go back again. Maybe just as a couple.
  17. TD

    ThomasD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We had a fairly good experience. We were reccommended this place by a friend. We made a reservation and asked to sit on the patio. We were told that the best available spot was on the second deck (not the lower deck). I noticed as we were being seated, a free table right at the prime location that we were hoping for, so I suggested that we wouldn't mind waiting for it to be cleaned so that we could sit there instead. The hostess recognized that and said that she would clean it right away. She came back 2 seconds later and said that it was too busy down there and the second deck table was the best she could give us. We did not understand the reason, but we are pretty relaxed and wanted to still enjoy the experience so did not push it. After we got our drinks, we noticed that they had sat a walk in couple down at that same table, not even 5 minutes after we were denied the table. It definitely threw a curveball in to our experience and left us feeling a bit confused and disappointed. Everything else was amazing, the food was fantastic. Our server Shaun or Shawn, was one of the most delightful people we have ever met. His energy lit up the second deck. Don't lose that shine Shawn. Overall, still a great experience other than the table confusion. Thanks guys.
  18. Y

    Yummy

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing! The servers were very friendly and if eating on the patio (we ate inside), the view was spectacular. This is a hidden gem in Bracebridge.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    We dined on a Sunday afternoon. The patio was not particularly busy (~50% capacity). Service was rather slow given how busy they were. After leaving for Toronto I realized that I got double charged on two dishes. Don’t understand how such mistakes could be made by wait staff or kitchen. I don’t think I’ll be back.
  20. AM

    AngelaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely dinner in the patio, above the falls. Great food, ambience, and service.
  21. A

    Awsomegal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Broccoli dish outstanding! Will come back for that. Pizza excellent. Reasonsble prices. Great large patio. Fantastic summer spot.
  22. JR

    JamieR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First visit to Basilico, will not be our last. Excellent food and timely service. Our server Natasha was very attentive and personable. Dishes looked great and tasted even better. Great atmosphere on the patio. Looking forward to our next visit.
  23. JC

    JeanetteC

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our dinner was lovely but we were put in the back room which was empty except for us. Food was lovely and staff were very professional
  24. TP

    TrevorP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic and our server was excellent. Great view of the river and a broad enough menu for everyone.
  25. s

    susans

    Savannah

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very lively setting. The wait staff were very attentive and the food was very good. Getting into the restaurant was a bit difficult but worth it. For those with disabilities it may not be easily accessible unless there is an elevator somewhere in the building.
  26. KA

    KarenA

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We sat outside in the evening and really enjoyed the patio lights and view of the river. It was very quaint and quiet. The food was delicious. The pizza was superb and the flavour of the fettuccini was amazing. The portion sizes were just right.
  27. H

    Hailey

    Naples

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Spaghetti from a can. Meat balls were tough. Chicken Marsala was not made with red wine but a cream sauce. Would not recommend.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My son has anaphylactic allergies and the team took this very seriously and even brought him out his own order of garlic bread to ensure there was no sesame. He had the biggest smile ever because it made him feel very special and his anxiety significantly decreased.
  29. CM

    CarolynM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Unfortunately this place the only thing it really has going for it is the outside patio. Service poor, can be over looked based on current employment problems but the cooking was bland, extremely small portions and our garlic bread was cold in most parts.
  30. VK

    ValerieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You guys were so accommodating. Fantastic service. And meals were fantastic! Will be back for sure!
  31. TC

    TonyC

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Food was okay but not as good as we expected. Although the servers were very nice they were too busy to accommodate the crowd. It took us nearly 3 hours to finish eating.
  32. W

    Wintersweet

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Disappointed! Pork belly was dry, meatballs were hard. Lower patio could use a clean up. We got water glass refill we asked for when our bill was delivered.
  33. R

    Rebecca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The service was slow however the staff were very busy as it was the dinner rush. The staff were very nice and professional. The patio and the food were so perfect it was nice to just sit there with such an amazing view. Highly recommend.
  34. c

    countrygal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful meal with great service. Restaurant was happy to accommodate some allergies and food sensitivities. Patio since being redone is really nice with a great ambiance. Little more to go on the lower level but they are working on it. Overall a lovely meal in a great setting.
  35. DC

    DaveC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is a restaurant that we have been to many times under different management. It has undergone a significant renovation, and is bright, contemporary and interesting. Service was very polite and attentive. Everyone's main was excellent, but some of the appetizers are still finding their way. We are looking forward to returning many times this summer!
  36. T

    Tania

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    4th time having dinner here. Food is outstanding everytime and hot. prices are reasonable, My husband enjoyed a Guiness on tap ( not an option at other places). Natasha has been our server each time and she is very pleasant, efficient and knowledgeable. I usually take her recommendations. Can't wait to go again!
  37. SW

    SharonW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our first time there and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Our server was excellent and our food delicious (pizza, mushroom ragout and crispy pork belly) Will definitely return. They were setting up the patio - will be great to sit outside when it is ready
  38. C

    Cole

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Food was great but waitress barely checked on us and everything took a very long time to come. Ran out of water and had to wait a long time to be able to ask for more. Got the impression as a young couple we weren’t priority to some older more affluent guests.

    BasilicoResponded on June 13, 2022Hello Cole, I would like to reach out and apologize that you had a bad experience with us. We have been dealing with staffing issues for quite some time now and hate to hear that anyone is waiting too long for service, regardless of their age. We would love to have the opportunity to make this right and ensure your next time dining with us is a great experience. Warmly, The Basilico Team

  39. DH

    DanH

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Over prized sandwiches then charge extra $5.00 for fries

    BasilicoResponded on June 13, 2022Hello Dan, We are so sorry you feel that our sandwiches are overpriced. We always strive to bring value to our guests at every opportunity. Due to using the best available ingredients and preparing everything from scratch we sometimes find it challenging to offer meals at a lower price point than $20 for a sandwich and fries. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again and make it right. Regards, The Basilico Team

  40. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I had a great visit, but the room was too hot. I think the lighting may be contributing the extra heat. I really wish they gave me a pitcher of water, I do not want to wait for a water refill.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Basilico using the Order Online button. Basilico also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Basilico also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (705) 710-0198.

Basilico is rated 4.2 stars by 74 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Skip The Dishes
Google Map for Basilico

8 Mahaffy Ct, Bracebridge, ON P1L 2A6

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bracebridge

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Comfort Food, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cody Armstrong

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (705) 710-0198

  • Catering

    We can help with your next offsite event. Call to inquire!

  • Private party facilities

    Great private dining options for parties of 12 to 30 people. We also feature a rentable boardroom for up to 12 people.

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