Basilico Cucina Italiana

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$30 and under
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Italian
Together with our partners at Cucina Paradiso in Petaluma we are committed to prepare authentic Italian cuisine.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service . Love this restaurant . The bruschetta is my favorite.

KM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dining experience! The service is fantastic, and we were pleasantly surprised to find a full bar. We will definitely be coming back.

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to patronize this restaurant under these owners. We especially enjoyed their generous and tasty salads. Our entrees were excellent, again with generous portions, and lovely presentation. Our server was attentive and helpful. We will go back.

CT
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our second visit. The last was shortly after the restaurant opened some 5+ years ago. We stayed away because our initial experience found great food, but a noise level could make you deaf. It’s the building design. Sort of an aircraft hanger.

But they make up for this with great food, cooked to perfection. Great, friendly service. Well done.

MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Classic Italian and wonderful service, always a solid dinner experience.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Our waitress was rude and the service was ridiculously slow. Food was mediocre.

L
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Basilico never disappoints. Always fresh old style Italian. They also have good meat and fish options. They provide fresh bread with a chunky olive spread. They also have a full bar for your enjoyment. We live close by so this is one of our regular hang outs!

C
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

On the night we dined for dinner, they were SEVERELY understaffed... and we felt it. We had a party of 11 and a child for a post-wedding dinner (rezo was made 5 days in advance), and our experience took an entire 3 hours start to finish. It took a while for her to take our order, and then they took at least an hour for us to get them. Drink refills were non-existent, until they took care of one round (3 glasses of wine) because our entrees were taking so long. Food was fine, but communication from staff to guest couldn’t have been worse. SO much frustration could’ve been avoided had there been any proactive communication to us from either the server or the manager. We might try it again, but in our experience, it’s realllllly hit or miss depending on the staffing/FOH staff. And if you get the gluten free pasta, make sure they actually cook it through!!

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here around opening time and sat at the bar. What a lovely experience. Fabulous wine selection (we had the Gary Farrell Pinot Noir) and lovely specials. The burrata was unbelievably fresh. The gnocchi was tender and savory and the pizza was probably one of the best I’ve had with it’s perfectly made crust. Very very nice understated service from the bartender. We will definitely return.

H
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Great food and attentive wait staff.

R
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere!

t
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Basilico Cucina far exceeded my expectations and hopes.
The food was exceptional. All my guests loved their meals and the Salmon Picatta was one of my all time salmon favorites
Our Server Autum could not have made our evening better

Cannot wait to go back.

JF
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All our meals were wonderful...gnocchi....pork chops and pasta....service was wonderful...

a
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious!! The gorgonzola gnocchi was to die for, I am a little weary of bleu-cheese based dishes because they can be intense but this was just right! And my boyfriend had the pork tenderloin and absolutely loved it.

DH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

They were very busy and understaffed. We waited 1 1/2 for our entree. Our waiter was great but very busy.

DG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was outstanding , very friendly and great attention to detail.
The food was great especially desert we will be going back again is now our number one Italian restaurant !

DS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We will be back for more of your flavor-filled entrees! Attentive, professional bartender....sweet basket of calamari...Farfalle and small chunks of salmon bathed in a delicious vodka sauce sprinkled w capers...linguine and clams...hospitable server...lovely dinner with friends.

D
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Our entire experience was wonderful. Can't wait to go there again.

p
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating our anniversary, and the staff at Basilico Cucina treated us so nicely. We both had delicious meals and a yummy beet salad. The exterior of the building doesn't reveal the wonderful restaurant inside.

RB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the pork loin special. Excellent. We took some home and had another small meal two nights later. Service is always friendly and attentive. Our waitress, Autumn, always does a great job. House salad and polenta appetizer were both excellent.

AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful, food was excellent

CS
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was delicious. Quite a few options for vegetarians. Their service was a bit slow. Waitress brought dessert menus then didn’t return to get the order for at least 15 minutes.

L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time here. My husband and I both enjoyed our dinners. Definitely would go again.

CR
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a place that served dinner at 4p. They were very accommodating to our party of 9, not to mention they gladly modified a dietary restriction. The food was tasty and the server was very nice, along with the entire staff

SM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time patron of the restaurant. Was very pleasantly surprised with all aspects. Bruschetta was particularly good.

JS
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Consistently good Italian food.

FZ
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, we received excellent service from being seated in a quiet back table to the quality dishes we were served. Our waiter was polite and attentive to our table requests. Outstanding evening dinner shared with friends.

MM
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service and great food. This will be a repeat place to go.

M
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Feels locally owned and operated with great service and food selection.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just right about this place. We had the gnocchi, raviolis, and bolognese - everything was delicious, with perfectly-cooked homemade pasta to boot. The service was fantastic. It’s a casual place, but setup with enough care to feel nice and suit the quality of the meal. We will definitely return!

C
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great experience. Food was sooo fresh, staff was responsive and friendly. Would go again!

H
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good dinner, good choice and good wine list. Service excellant....will return. In general, the place is a little loud.

m
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food superb, service excellent. The noise level was very loud which made it hard for my hubby and I to have a enjoyable dinner and conversation together

K
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our favorite Italian places in Santa Rosa area. Food and service was good

SY
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I ate here for the first time to celebrate our 8 year anniversary. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to someone who can appreciate great food, friendly service and and a cozy atmosphere.

AM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great service and the food was awesome :)

b
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We made a reservation for dinner and were seated right away. It was a bit cold outside so we requested a table in the middle of the restaurant away from the door. We were seated next to the window and could feel a bit of cold air coming through. The service was amazing! Our server was very nice and gave some great suggestions. The Brussels sprouts were incredible! Nice wine list!

OT
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

So this restaurant was not authentic Italian and a bit overpriced for what you get. We were not happy with the ravioli and steak. The service was good, but the wine wasn’t great for being in Calistoga. There were TVs that gave it the appearance of being a sports bar but they were trying to be a nice Italian place so it just threw us off.

JM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great birthday dinner! Food was excellent, as well as the service.

P
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic Italian. Great food, great wine selection, great service! Its a local favorite!