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Il Basilico, Bedford, Bedford

Il Basilico

4.9
4.9
144 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01234 309566

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Bedford

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 144 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Bedfordshire

    Best Overall

  • Bedfordshire

    Best Food

  • Bedfordshire

    Best Service

  • Bedfordshire

    Best Ambiance

  • Bedfordshire

    Best Value

  • Bedfordshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Bedfordshire

    Good for Groups

  • Bedfordshire

    Great for Lunch

  • Bedfordshire

    Romantic

  • Bedfordshire

    Special Occasion

  • Bedfordshire

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and atmosphere. very welcoming and efficient staff:
  2. s

    sophcurs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Amazing service, staff were very friendly and quick to serve us. Food came out quickly and was delicious, and we were able to take the left over pizza home with us. Free limoncello shots at the end went down very well too!
  3. PC

    PamelaC

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited on Saturday the food was lovely and the service was good. Will visit again
  4. HK

    HayleyK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting with friends. Place was really well set out with lovely attention to detail. Service was excellent and friendly. Food was very tasty and a good variety of dishes on the menu. I will definitely be back!
  5. l

    luv2dine

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyable lunch and pleasant surroundings. Good food, very friendly staff and good service
  6. AP

    ApolloniaP

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Italian restaurant in town for sure! The staff were so friendly and welcoming. The food was literally amazing and they even have cocktails which makes it even better! Will be going back again 🥰
  7. A

    Andy

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice food, friendly welcome but there was only one waiter to do every table which I feel was unfair on him however, he done really well, kept a smile on his face and was very friendly/ welcoming.
  8. DT

    DonatellaT

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been many times . Lunch and dinner . Always a lovely time, I will keep going back.
  9. JJ

    JennyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, amazing food and an amazing experience by far the best I've been too! Will be going back in the future!
  10. SH

    SusanH

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely great experience and food. The staff are lovely and the atmosphere is so calm
  11. FC

    FionaC

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really nice evening out and very impressed . The service was excellent, lovely friendly staff. Both are meals were delicious and very generous portions, pared with a lovely bottle of Chianti !, A group of ladies on another table were having a party and a little bit noisy . Thank you , we’ll definitely come again!
  12. K

    Kerry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant service, very friendly and welcoming and the food was amazing!
  13. NS

    NigelS

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is the 2nd time we have eaten at Basilico, food very good, service excellent and when out for an Italian meal again, will go to Basilico
  14. L

    Luca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had heard very good things about il basilico so my girlfriend and I decided to go for her birthday meal and it did not disappoint, the food was delicious and the service was very good. The staff were friendly and overall had a very good experience. We will definitely be going back.
  15. s

    sarahc

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal and excellent service, wide choice of food. All our food was cooked perfectly. This was our first visit but it won’t be our last.
  16. CH

    ChrisH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice authentic little Italian restaurant,with good simple fare and extremely attentive staff They couldn’t be more helpful and friendly We would go back if we were in the area
  17. AG

    AmandeepG

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and lovely service! Definitely recommend!
  18. AS

    AmieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very lovely restaurant. Food was really good and wasn’t waiting long for food. Overall great value.
  19. HC

    HannahC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a lovely Italian meal here. Delicious pizza and salmon. The service and ambience was brilliant - really comfy chairs which is always appreciated. Would definitely go back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day lunch. Service was great, friendly vibe, authentic feel and food was perfect. Portion size was excellent as well!
  21. S

    Skya

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had been recommended to go Il Basilico and it did not dsiappoint. Extensive menu choice (including dietary requests) and between us we had pasta, risotto and pizza.... it was all delicious and would definately be returning. It was pretty quiet but we were havinng a early dinner. Attentive service and complimentary limoncello always goes down a treat. Thank you and see you soon!
  22. YV

    YennyV

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always it was a great experience. Always my place of choice for especial occasions.
  23. SS

    StuartS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal at this super restaurant,service and food outstanding . Treat your tastebuds and give it a go
  24. TT

    TimT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, tastiest pasta dishes I’ve had at a restaurant. Good size portions. Service is great and very friendly
  25. AC

    AndyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went for a meal on Sunday lunchtime and were very pleased with our experience. We would recommend any of the mussel dishes (especially the Cozze alla Crema). The food was of a generally high standard and the wait staff were pleasant and accommodating. Sunday lunchtime was pleasantly quiet and allowed for a nice catch up with friends without having to shout over fellow diners. Overall it was a good experience and we will look to go back
  26. AW

    AlanW

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service and good location in town centre - easy walk from multi-storey car park
  27. TT

    TerryT

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food & Service
  28. JM

    JacquelineM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing...the service was outstanding...really friendly atmosphere...if we are ever down this way again we will definitely return.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening with friends and everyone enjoyed the food.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening with friends spent eating excellent food in this lovely Resteraunt, staffed by some of the friendliest and most attentive staff we have met in a long time. Thank you very much for a wonderful evening.
  31. HF

    HannahF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is a lovely place with a calm and intimate atmosphere. The staff are absolutely fantastic, polite, helpful and are a credit to the restaurant. The food was fantastic and beautifully presented. I couldn’t really fault anything however one thing I will say is the chef wouldn’t let us order bread and olives / appetisers whilst we chose our mains. We like to space our meal out so that is a bit of an issue for us but it’s no big deal and is very minor. I can’t wait for my next visit!!
  32. CO

    CORINNEJ

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First time here,and had a lovely meal. Will return and recommend.
  33. d

    dcsapper

    London

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Awesome ambience. Great attentive helpful staff.
  34. SB

    SueB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food & staff. The staff did an amazing job - but every table was full so two staff must be tough for them. Well done to all
  35. LK

    LisaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have now been here several times and the food has always been fantastic. The staff turn a great meal into an amazing evening.
  36. C

    Caroline

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, friendly staff and a great atmosphere will definitely be back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a friendly great experience to dine here.
  38. MB

    MihaelaB

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really nice place with great food . Friendly stuff as well.
  39. KF

    KatieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been several times, still my favourite restaurant.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really friendly team and great food. Value was great too. Lovely to see people who care about their business.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Il Basilico offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01234 309566.

Il Basilico is rated 4.9 stars by 144 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Il Basilico

12 Mill St, Bedford, Bedford MK40 3HD

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bedford

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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