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BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen, Boston, MA
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BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen

4.4
4.4
502 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 2 times today

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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 Joseph

  • 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

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

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What 502 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. JR

    JulieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sergio was great! And the food was delicious!we would go there again.
  2. ML

    MawitL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend this restaurant! It was delicious and truly allowed us to celebrate our birthday queen. The food was high quality, scrumptious and the servers were extremely friendly. They never failed to make us chuckle and have a great time. Overall it was a 10/10 experience!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food was below average. Service was terrible
  4. CJ

    ChrisJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From bartender, wait staff, owner and front end staff everyone was excellent We had a party of ten for a birthday and they went out of their way to ensure each person was taken care of. The food was fantastic and Jimmy’s drinks incredible. Will definitely go back and highly recommend.
  5. FG

    FedG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible experience. No worth. Food is not good. Service was horrible. We were sitters against the reception desk and the table was all wobbly.
  6. MI

    MITprof

    New England

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dining out on most nights, we eat at Basile about once each month. They have just added several salads and soups to their menu. Last night we started with a unique and delicious beets salad like no other we have enjoyed. A great beginning! My wife’s half-lobster with crab stuffing for another new winner. I stayed with the excellent pollo piccata which I have enjoyed on more than one occasional. Of course the cabernet sauvignon was wonderful and our finishing coffee was rich and flavorful.
  7. S

    Stone

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We really enjoyed the meal. The scallops appetizer was particularly good as was the sea bass special. Thanks also for the special attention to our table setting, which subtly acknowledged that we were celebrating our anniversary.
  8. BE

    BabakE

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My eight year old daughter raved about her dinner!! Everything was great from the wine to my dinner to the dessert!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere, wait staff and food was excellent
  11. TD

    TanyaD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very positive dining experience. The atmosphere and waitstaff were great. The food was very good. There are several things I would come back to try. Our waitress was very friendly. Overall, a very special birthday dinner.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were seated promptly at our reserved table but left, hungry and astounded, after an almost two hour wait for our food that never arrived.
  13. FR

    FrankR

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food,special nite out with my daughter-----first time as Basile----will be back!
  14. N

    Nicole

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Came for Mother’s Day brunch. Great atmosphere (setting, music, clean restrooms) and appreciated the complimentary Prosecco (for Mother’s Day). Food was also delicious except my dish (masala ravioli) wasn’t hot when it came out and the portions are very small for the price. I only had 3 raviolis. 4-5 on the plate would have been nice. I was hungry enough that I ordered pizza when I got home! Classy restaurant near the Common but don’t come very hungry!
  15. MI

    MITprof

    New England

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was beyond its usual excellence! From our shared first course to the dessert chocolate soufflé, dinner was terrific. And our very attentive server kept checking in to be sure we were happy — which we were! Wonderful modern Italian-style food.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to this exceptionally fine restaurant, and our expectation is that we will return soon. Five stars.
  17. J

    Jawjagal

    Amarillo

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    This was my third pre-Boston marathon dinner at Basile. Great food and service are what keeps us coming back! I had the Pasta Bella Mare and my husband had calamari and scallops. All dishes were excellent though I found the sauce for the Pasta Bella Mare a little heavier than I would’ve liked for a pre-marathon meal. Still, we managed to eat almost everything and I had a great race - so I suppose that’s a good testimony to the efficacy of the food!
  18. DS

    DonS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and staff
  19. DK

    DuaneK

    Charleston

    34 reviews

    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This place is worth trying, as the food was good and the bartender/server were great. The hostess was very snobbish and made us feel like we were bothering her when we checked in for our reservation. First impressions are everything…
  20. BS

    BrianS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really amazing meal, the seabass was a great recommendation. We will definitely be back!
  21. TM

    TaniaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The fact that they were rushing us out, bothered us!
  22. TR

    ToddR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Since moving to the Boston area a few years ago I've been trying to find an authentic, tasty, and affordable Italian restaurant for me and my wife. After being let down by restaurants in the North End we decided to give Basile a go. I was pleasantly surprised by the fantastic wine choices and the authentic meal we received. The wait-staff went above and beyond to check in on us. A beautiful restaurant, great food, and an amazing experience. definitely will be back. 10/10 RECOMMEND, thank me later!
  23. BB

    BrownBagger

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Fell flat. We’ve been there before and enjoyed it. This time it felt so-so. Our server was disinterested until dessert and the bill was in sight. The pasta with chicken and sausage was weak; the sausage tasted Hillshire Farms kielbasa and the chicken was tough and overcooked. I’ll stick with the rigatoni. On the bright side, the cioppino was excellent and so was the wine and the coffee. Too bad, but people notice these small things.
  24. VB

    VictoriaB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Weekend getaway
  25. LA

    LangdonA

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a nice table for 3 at a pre-theater dinner. We were the only guests in this beautiful room. Service was excellent and attentive without being overbearing. The menu choices were broad and delicious looking. One guest began with mussels which I tasted and were some of the best I've ever had. The entrees were uniformly delicious: home made pasta, lamb chops, and duck. We ended with a delicious chocolate soufflé. I would definitely make a point of returning.
  26. PC

    PaulaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. We had Scallops and Arancini for appetizers. Authentic Italian taste. I know because I am Italian :) Great selection of Pasta but we tried the fusion dish - Masala Ravioli. Creative and equally good. Great service and atmosphere. They have a great patio, will be back soon to enjoy outdoor dining also.
  27. SB

    SameerB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant in Boston giving enjoyable Italian experience. Will recommend.
  28. BR

    BbRr

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, busy place.
  29. KK

    KathyK

    New England

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Server was wonderful-full of good info on the wines and goods.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family gathering
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still my favorite place in Boston
  32. SC

    SusanC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    Very small portions. Not good quality food.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food, ambiance and noise level were perfect. Service was a little slow at the start.
  34. AP

    AndreaP

    New England

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very tasty food, pleasant service, but the noise level, with in-house music playing, was quite high. Loved the Sea Bass!
  35. MB

    MichaelB

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had the Bolognese with lamb, my wife had seafood pasta, both were excellent. I LOVED the Caesar salad. Atmosphere undramatic but very nice and comfortable. Server was great. Portions not massive but you will leave full. Prices appropriate for value received. I have only two nits to pick, both with management: (1) we arrived at 5:30 on a Saturday for a 6:00 reservation. Place was still almost empty, but the host gave us a big hassle over changing our table assignment so that one of us wouldn't be facing a wall. (2) Check was paid via electronic gizmo. The gizmo offered up pre-calculated tips of 20%, 25% and 30% and option for other. This is psychological tactic based on the well known marketing phenomenon that most consumers gravitate to the middle option for anything. I wasn't swayed and entered our standard 20% for fine dining.
  36. AH

    AlexandraH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience at Basile! The food was sublime and the service was terrific- Thank you Jerry!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, great atmosphere and 10/10 service! Highly recommend!
  38. M

    Micki

    San Diego

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was restaurant week and though the food( specially the burrata salad) was very good , the portion for my dinner was so small it was almost laughable ! I am certain ( at least hopeful) If it wasn’t their RW menu , the normal portion size would be larger — but it certainly didn’t endear me to ever going back there even though the quality of food was good snd service was excellent
  39. L

    Lovesfood

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    Horrible the food was great as always but the service horrible. And I don’t need to feel like I am eating in an ashtray the waiter needs to have smoke free clothes on and not smoke while working. Disgusting
  40. m

    michele

    New England

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    this is a lovely restaurant where the food is good as is the atmosphere and the service is amazing. everybody works together as a team. they also have outdoor seating and wonderful alcoholic beverages!

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

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You can order delivery directly from BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen using the Order Online button. BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 350-0007.

BASILE - Fine Italian Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 502 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 2 times today

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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 Joseph

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, 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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