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BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen, Boston, MA
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen

4.2
4.2
623 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Basile: "This is the best Italian fine dining in Boston" - ZAGAT.
Basile is a boutique, well renowned and highly recognized in Boston in the stylish restaurant scene, Basile is famous for authentic Italian flavors and ambiance in Back Bay/South End area in Boston since 2007.

Great emphasis is also placed on accommodating guests with dietary, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan restrictions to ensure that each and every guest has an unforgettable experience from start to finish.

The recently redesigned and modernized space also features a happening full service bar.

Chef Tony is also famous for his signature, traditional and fusion dishes. He worked at BASILE from 2009 – 2015. He was one of the critical staff who created some of today’s popular dishes back in 2009. He developed the recipes for our delicious sauces used in most of our famous dishes such as Ravioli Masala, Rigatoni Bolognese and many more.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 350-0007

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Elvis

  • Catering

    Catering is available, please contact us for details. www.basileboston.com

  • Private party facilities

    Boutique restaurant for authentic Italian food for over 15 yrs. Rated as top romantic restaurant in Boston. Basile Menu includes a blend of modern and classic Italian cuisine. Also famous for unique crafted cocktails and signature wines.

  • Private party contact

    Basile : (617) 350-0007

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Between Arlington St. and Columbus Avenue

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for a fee. Street Parking for free.

  • Public transit

    Back Bay Station (Orange & Commuter Lines) AND Arlington on Green Line

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine Weekend - Special 3 Course fre-fix Menu

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 10 - Feb 13, 2023
    Optional - Valentine Special Menu. Our regular A la Carte Menu will also be available. Start with welcome a refreshing toast - pink bubbles. Followed by delectable three course dinner.
  • VALENTINE'S DAY - Special three course dinner

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Happy Valentine's Day - Special three course dinner. Start with refreshing welcome pink bubbles. Followed by delectable 3 course romantic dinner! Credit Card required to confirm the reservation.

Popular dishes

What 623 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
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the most incredible Italian food I’ve had in Boston. The staff was extremely kind and made sure we were well taken care off. Also, the bread rolls are to die for.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Enjoy the service but food was subpar. Both our pasta were overcooked and under seasoned. Music selection was quite interesting. A little disappointed as we were celebrating the start of lunar new year.
  3. PP

    PaulP

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted like old friends. Requested bar seating and were well accommodated with reserved bar seats. Our bar host was Christine who was terrific and made our night very enjoyable. Food was well paced and excellent. Thanks.
  4. LS

    LisaS

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such a great find, so close to everything we were doing that day in the City. The food was amazing and we didn't have to go to North End for authentic Italian food. The staff was super friendly and nice and the service was top shelf. I would highly recommend to family and friends.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great experience overall. Shout out to Alejandro who was outstanding and took good care of us.
  6. KR

    KallyR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Place was empty on a Thursday night. With reservations they seated us by the door. Osso Bucco was tough and not edible. Sent it back. Disappointed with this dining experience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alejandro was a great server. Food & cocktails were great.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    At some point they pretty much asked us to leave. Five minutes after paying the check we had 3 different people of their staff (including what looked their manager) rudely asking whether we were waiting on anything else.
  9. CP

    CarlP

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was incredible, the food was amazing and we never felt rushed given it was so busy and NYE. Hats off to the staff here top notch
  10. SS

    SteveS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Filet was overcooked and dry. I asked it be medium a b d it came out charred.
  11. S

    Silky

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    good service, friendly staff, mediocre taste except the tiramisu, arabic-like music not much aligned with new year's eve spirit in an Italian restaurant
  12. S

    Scott

    Salt Lake City

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Overpriced for pasta, had there been no lobster, shrimp or scallops there would have been no flavor
  13. NT

    NoreenT

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family had dinner here on Xmas eve while on holidays in Boston. Staff are very friendly, courteous, very caring and considerate. There was an incident with one group of customers near our table where they had an argument with each other and ended up breaking some glasses and throwing wine. I got accidentally hit in the eye with the splash of the wine and the staff took good care of me and even offered free dessert and replacement of our order. Thank you to the manager, David and the other staff, Tatiana for giving out the best service to turn a horrible experience into a better one! More power!
  14. EQ

    EricaQ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was impeccable. Our server Alejandro was amazing…we had a wonderful evening
  15. MA

    MegA

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This slightly off the beaten track restaurant was wonderful. We brought our adult kids and partners there for Christmas Eve and it was just right. Beautiful space. Good food. Lovely waitstaff. Definitely going back!
  16. CD

    ChuckD

    New England

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The service was very good, but the food was average. I had ordered the ribeye steak, medium rare, and when it arrived it was well done so I had to send it back. I will say they dealt with it quickly and brought me a new steak, but everyone else at the table already finish their meal so it was a little awkward the interior, and really nice ambience and was decorated for the winter season. Overall was a good time may or may not go back.
  17. J

    Jayc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was having a business dinner with some colleagues to celebrate the holidays. We decided to try Basile since we had never been. We were pleasantly surprised by this place. The ambience, food, and service were all exceptional. I’ll surely be coming back often. I recommend the arancini, so good!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We went on what felt like an off night for a 9:15 reservation after a show at the Colonial Theatre nearby. The kitchen is open to the dining area, and the chef was visibly not too pleased that we ordered the vegetarian tasting menu. The pasta course was the best part of the meal, but the fourth course was an eggplant rollatini that was a bit tough and bitter, served with the same side salad we got in the first course. Kinda uninspired. Our server was actually the bartender as they were short staffed, and she was extremely nice and charming, if a bit less experienced. The reason we ordered the tasting menu is because their menu on Open Table listed it at $65, but the bill came to $120 per person. Clearly, it hadn’t been updated for a long time. I would’ve been more understanding if the food had been better, and if our server hadn’t told us “it’s a VERY fair price” not once but twice — which wasn’t the point and felt a bit patronizing. The point was that they should honor the price they publicized. I wish Boston had better dining options but it’s not the best restaurant town. Basile gets 3 stars because the hostess who sat us and our server were very kind and sweet.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    Terrible food.
  20. EM

    ElizabethMC

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great holiday dinner at Basile last night. Fun place for a group of friends or family and equally lovely for a romantic dinner. The food was good, the service was friendly and efficient and we enjoyed the evening. Our waiter Alejandro was very helpful explaining the menu items and offering suggestions, and provided great service. We will definitely return!
  21. e

    earlydiners

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had an Aracini to start, it was good but could use more rice in the filling to make it great. The service, entress and desert were delicious. Great location near the Park Plaza. Overall I would recommend for date night or a business dinner.
  22. C

    Christina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasantly surprised with our short notice reservation to Basile. Truly fine dining. Great service, delicious food.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner at the bar and David, the bartender, was fantastic!
  24. FR

    FrankR

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Allejandro was great, the pasta was fresh and tasty. I take my daughter to Basiles when I visit Boston every time!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Food wasn’t the best.
  26. E

    Eatwithgusto

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    A very pleasant experience with great food and a very extensive wine list. Value for the money as only fair.
  27. DI

    DIANAC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alejandro was outstanding , his energy was awesome , very friendly and knowledgeable . We will come again soon !!! Highly recommend this place ! Diana Carvajal-Castillo
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    It was too much noise.. Food was average and all right but not great. Mock tail was amazing and refreshing we loved it.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING! Will be back! Alejandro was amazing!!
  30. KS

    KatherineS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A charming restaurant to kick off a girls' weekend in Boston. Thank you Alejandro for making us feel so welcome. We particularly loved the beet salad, crab ravioli and the pasta del mar. Will be back!
  31. S

    Sloane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got the Chef’s Special tasting menu and every course was incredible. You can taste the quality in the ingredients and their preparations. Our server Alejandro was attentive and very nice. We will be saving up again to come back.
  32. B

    Bethr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    6 of us had a wonderful meal here this evening—3 adults, 3 children. Alejandro was a fantastic server—so friendly, kind, and accommodating. I was pleasantly surprised by how welcoming he was to the children. In fact, everyone who worked there was super attentive. The food was very good. The very best tiramisu that I’ve ever had. The timing/pace was great. Super pleased with every aspect of our dining experience.
  33. M

    Mazz

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    My wife and I decided to try this place based on the reviews here. Service was prompt and courteous but the food was a bit of a miss. For starters, the appetizer of calamari was over cooked. When it came to entrees my wife ordered the lobster risotto which was perfect. I ordered the lamb chops which were grilled and arrived at room temperature on top of sautéed spinach that was also barely warm. The only warm part of the meal were the fingerling potatoes. The restaurant wasn’t crowded so it’s not clear why the food was a miss. Nice place, good location, but 1 out of 3 on the food isn’t enough to make us want to come back. Sorry.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambience at Basile are among the best in Boston. The rice cake appetizer is phenomenal. If you have not yet been to Basile, go! Corinna, the lovely hostess is quietly charming, and sets the tone for a memorable experience.
  36. F

    Farah

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic! I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
  37. DR

    DebR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed dining here, food was very good. Our server Alahandro was excellent. Definitely will be back.
  38. JA

    JuliaA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I had a reservation at Basile for our one year anniversary. The drinks were awesome and strong! The food was delicious. We got the arancini as an app and for our entrees I got the ragu and he got the chicken picatta. We got a crème brûlée for dessert. The waiter was attentive and great! Would recommend and will definitely come back😊
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Service, Excellent Food
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our food and clean the plates! Amazing server and beautiful place.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 350-0007.

BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen is rated 4.2 stars by 623 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 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen

162 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Arlington St. and Columbus Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for a fee. Street Parking for free.

  • Public transit

    Back Bay Station (Orange & Commuter Lines) AND Arlington on Green Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Elvis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 350-0007

  • Catering

    Catering is available, please contact us for details. www.basileboston.com

  • Private party facilities

    Boutique restaurant for authentic Italian food for over 15 yrs. Rated as top romantic restaurant in Boston. Basile Menu includes a blend of modern and classic Italian cuisine. Also famous for unique crafted cocktails and signature wines.

  • Private party contact

    Basile : (617) 350-0007

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