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DanM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good. Afagato was served freezer cold, espresso was cold on top of cold ice cream, not the way it is supposed to be done.

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DonTall
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

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vipAnnieK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Unfortunately, this evening they seemed short on staff. Long wait for our meals, long wait for desserts and again for coffees. My mocha was a latte so that had to be fixed. We ordered a bottle of wine and got the wrong bottle which we didn't realize until we had half way finished it and were commenting that it was that good. Two of us ordered the fettuccine with prawns and a tomato sauce and it had no flavor, little tomato, very bland. Salmon was delicious. Intentions seemed good but service and communication was lacking.

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dlcalvi
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

enjoyed our dinner and are looking forward to our next meal here.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Slow to honor reservation- seated at 7:25 for 7:00
Service so slow over 70 min to get food served. Little attention
Not the first time
Understaffed?
Problem in the kitchen?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an incredible meal. We had insulata gustosa which had a delicious lemon vinaigrette- it was not too heavy on vinegar nor sweet, great! We had the gnocchi with Gorgonzola cream- excellent! I had the vegetarian sacchetto and it was amazing. Incredible food, atmosphere and service. Loved this place!

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DavidH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We arrived before 6 p.m., were seated immediately. However, we did not receive dinner until 7:30. The restaurant was busy and did not have adequate staff, particularly in the kitchen. Our waitress and the wait staff were great. It was not their fault that the kitchen was slow. One member of our party had pizza which was piping hot. Another had ravioli which was lukewarm because it must have sat their while the pizza was in the oven. The sauce had congealed.

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WilliB
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good decent food, .

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LuvFood
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The service, food, and ambiance are consistent - which counts for so much when you just want to relax with friends without the drama.

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KathleneY
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at this restraurant. My daughter chose it, it had vegetarian options for her. We were promptly seated, given drinks, water, and time to look over menu/specials. We were served shortly there after, another server came around for grated cheese. Every dish we had was wonderful. We never felt rushed. We will definitely be returning. Thank you.

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poetess
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Basilico Cucina is a favorite local restaurant. Standard Italian dishes, great servers.

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virginiam
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KatieM
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.

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Sharon
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.

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vipChefTony
San Francisco
44 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.

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

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

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

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

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Linda4
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!

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vipChargold
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!!

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vipSusanC
San Francisco
25 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.

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Humcap
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Great food and attentive wait staff.

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vipRobert
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere!

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viptruffle
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.

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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anja
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.

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vipDavidH
San Francisco
6 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.

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vipDavid
Las Vegas
8 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 !

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DerbS
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.

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Dana
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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poetess
San Francisco
32 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.

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RichardB
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.

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

Service was wonderful, food was excellent

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CliffS
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.

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Lindsay
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.

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CelesteR
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

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vipSonomaMan
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.

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vipJenSonoma
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Consistently good Italian food.

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FrankZ
San Francisco
31 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.

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

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

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vipMarie95403
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Permanently Closed - Basilico Cucina Italiana is rated 4.1 stars by 343 OpenTable diners.