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The Basil Leaf Cafe

3.9
815 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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The Basil Leaf Café combines traditional homemade Italian flare with fresh and delicious California cuisine. Whether you are in the mood for pasta or a delightful entrée salad, fresh seafood or steak, you’ll find it in our casual and friendly dining room. Homemade desserts, risottos, soups, pasta sauces and salad dressings are created daily. Inviting outdoor patio. Lunch and Dinner served daily. Champagne Brunch every Saturday, and Sunday.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Californian
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Hours of operation
Monday: 11:30am - 8:30pm;
Tuesday: Closed;
Wednesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 8:30pm;
Friday: 11:30am - 9:00pm;
Saturday: 10:30am - 9:00pm;
Sunday: 10:30am - 8:30pm;
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am- 2:30pm;
HAPPY HOUR! Monday to Friday: 2pm - 5pm
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(925) 831-2828
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What 815 People Are Saying
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3.9
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3.8
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3.8
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

Good, but nothing special. Service was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

One of the best Italian meals I have had. Stephanie was very welcoming and helped us select our meals. Very comfortable place to share a meal with friends.

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vipBobL (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

This is a solid but unspectacular Italian restaurant, good for pasta and friendly service.
Discounts purchased in Costco helps the decision making process.
Large pasta portions good for a second meal at home.

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EBView 
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Been coming here for years. Always good fresh food, and good service. Dependable quality. The temperature is kept a little on the cool side so I bring a sweater.

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Dine4fun (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

We have enjoyed Basil Leaf for many years but the service the last time was very poor.
The food was very good but not as good as in the past...my entree was really kind of cold like it had not warmed thoroughly.
They sat us near the door and it was drafty.
The tiramisu was fabulous...when we go back,hopefully they will be back to the standards we always were used to enjoying.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Not sure if it was an offnight but everything served was way too salty.Ordered the bisque soup and vigole pasta. Could not eat more than a few bites due to salt. The Caesar salad was not chilled and Wilted. The saving grace -tiramisu.

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MrsPasta (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

I picked Basil Leaf because I knew it would be quiet for conversation. Went with out-of-town guests looking for decent food & conversation. It was quiet, service was terrific, but the food was terrible! How can you ruin spaghetti & meatballs?? Sauce was watery, meatballs were hard as golf balls, tortellini was hard & undercooked, etc. I'll never go back - too many GOOD pasta places in Danville! How do they stay in business??

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OpenTable Diner 
1.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

We went to Basil Leaf for Christmas Eve hoping to have a nice meal. Unfortunately they were too busy to tend to their customers effectively. The waiters were not attentive and we hardly saw our waiter after we ordered. My meal was the last to arrive at the table (I was with my family of 4) and when it did arrive it was cold. When this was brought to the attention of the water, he looked at me as if to say "so what?" asked if I would like something else instead. I said that I would like what I ordered but for it to be hot, not cold. He took my plate back and I received my meal after my family had finished their meals. We ordered dessert to try to enjoy some part of the meal together. It was just not meant to be - there was a hair in the middle of the cheesecake we ordered for dessert. It was just an overall bad experience for us. We will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Terrible customer service. We made a reservation but got the worst seat - all smokes came to our table. And we were in the middle of every traffic. They should not have a table there at first place. We asked a staff if we can change the table. First she said no even though there was a table available. We asked a guy again and he was kind enough to do so.
And we sat at the table more than 20 min without being served. Every other table there was served. Moreover, a waitress was chatting with customers at a table next us for 3-4 min ignoring our existence (at least that's how I felt). We were finally served after calling their attention. It was terrible experience. I hope the owner of the café could see my review and train the employees for future business. This place used to be one of my favorites up until this point. Well, I don't thinks that's the case any more.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Always love their Sunday Mimosa Brunch! Great value and scrumptious food.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Californian
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Hours of operation
Monday: 11:30am - 8:30pm;
Tuesday: Closed;
Wednesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 8:30pm;
Friday: 11:30am - 9:00pm;
Saturday: 10:30am - 9:00pm;
Sunday: 10:30am - 8:30pm;
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am- 2:30pm;
HAPPY HOUR! Monday to Friday: 2pm - 5pm
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Church
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(925) 831-2828
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Catering
Let us bring The Basil Leaf Cafe's delicious food to you. Call and let us make your next event a carefree success.
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Parking details
The Basil Leaf Cafe has street parking around the restaurant and is located within walking distance of two large, free municipal lots.
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Private party facilities
The restaurant’s semi-private dining area is available for holiday parties, meetings, showers – any and all gatherings. Careful attention to detail ensures your event will be a success where you can relax, eat, drink and socialize with family and friends.
Additional
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Champange Brunch every Saturday, and Sunday $21.99 Adults / $10.99 Kids / Includes Coffee, Mimosa, Juice

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