Basilico has a definite New York look and feel, which reflects in our food items. We use the best of ingredients. "Casual and chic" is how we have been described by reviewers. The atmosphere is warm, comfortable and energetic. Our goal is to maintain the highest level of hospitality, remembering that you are the guest, and it is our ultimate goal for you to leave thoroughly satisfied. Special requests can be accommodated.
Pasta E Fagioli
beans and pasta soup
wrapped with bacon with Brandy mustard sauce
with sea scallops shrimp, calamari, mussels and clams
Very nice Italian food with an airy atmosphere and good service.
The food was delicious, my appetizer, stuffed zucchini flowers was so good.
Great options for all 4 members of our party with varied dietary needs. All were delicious.
The food is al eats consistently wonderful and the servers are the best ever! Love Love love this restaurant.
I searched for a restaurant that was renowned for being a top-rated establishment, with a romantic setting. I was celebrating 25 years of marriage with my wife, so it needed to be special.
Basilico was a popular recommendation, almost can’t miss, so that was our choice. Nice atmosphere, with open windows and plenty of space; very Covid-friendly. Our waiter looked a bit out of place and was very unfamiliar with the menu. We found out later this was his first day. However, I made it very simple for him since my wife and I wanted the same thing. We ordered the scallops. When our food arrived, our plates did indeed have scallops, but also shrimp, which I am allergic to. As such, we informed the waiter, and he acknowledged it was his error. Apparently, there was another item on the menu which featured both scallops and shrimp, which confused the waiter, causing him to enter the wrong item on the ordering screen. Mistakes happen, we were frustrated, but waited patiently for them to correct their mistake, and provide us with what we ordered.
After another 20 minutes or so, the food arrives. Mine was correct, but my wife received the same incorrect meal as before. They asked for a third opportunity to correct their mistake, but it was our anniversary, and we couldn’t wait another 20-30 minutes for them to fix yet another error. It was unfortunate, since my scallop dish was amazing, but my wife “settled” for the scallop/shrimp dish that she didn’t order, although she left half of it and ended up sharing some of mine. The damage was done. We had no choice but consider the night out disappointing.
To cap it off, the establishment, although mildly sympathetic, did not make it right by deducting anything from the bill. We were charged full price, which really upped the disappointment. Yes, we were actually charged for a meal they got wrong!
A 25th anniversary comes along once, and I am very disappointed with how we were treated. Will not be returning.
Enjoyed my shrimp scampi over linguine and i ask to add lobster and they even seasoned the lobster with scampi. Most places just put a lobster tail on top. They are very accommodating. The Napoleon for dessert was delicious and truly a work of art, creativity, and pure Delicious!!! My wife had mushroom ravioli and if you like mushrooms this is the dish for you. (Needless to say i ate some of hers also). Oh well that's what you get when you marry a foodie :-)
Basilico never disappoints and we really like the outdoor seating options.
First time out in many months, great experience, great food an excellent service. I will be back.
Excellent food !!!! pasta with shrimp and lobster was perfect
Great food and fabulous desserts. One of our favorite places.
Open table showed 2 available times 5:45 7:45 arrived on time and it was empty, we were the only customers, fine, but would have preferred 6:30-
Food was quality as expected, priced fair, actually getting our entrees took forever, 3 tables showed up after us and we all looked at each other wondering what was happening.
Bill was fine, except for a credit card surcharge, think it was 3.5% not a lot of money, but a questionable practice.
Went there for a birthday dinner. The service and food were outstanding! A BYOB that also has its own wine list. I recommend the restaurant highly!
Had a lovely date, food was quick and great. Waiter was friendly. Even the pre meal bread was good. 5/5 would recommend to a friend.
Bread wasn’t warm, poor service, waiter didn’t check on us or clean the table after diner. We didn’t get our soft drinks until after we were finished eating. The waiter didn’t charge us for the drinks to make up for it. Honestly we didn’t feel appreciated or welcomed. I definitely know the difference. It’s just not a place for us to frequent.
Food and service is always wonderful at Basilico. We both had The fusili special with lobster shrimp and scallop, it was delicious. The St Joseph pastry was a special and also very delicious.
We felt comfortable dining inside since we’ve been vaccinated and with tables spaced apart
Amazing food! The cream soup was delicious, we ordered two of the daily specials - risotto with lobster, shrimp and scallops, and Chilean bass. Outstanding.
This was my second time here - I went about a year ago and couldn’t stop raving about the Chicken Basilico and we finally made it back! The meal, service and ambiance did not disappoint. We had calamari as an appetizer, husband got the frutti de mare and chocolate lava cake with a birthday candle once the waiter heard it was my birthday :) can’t wait to come back soon!
Basilico never disappoint. Covid friendly and food is delicious.
Excellent food and service! I will definitely come back!
Valentine’s Day, nice and romantic
The best soufflés
Food beautifully prepared and displayed. Delicious and unique recipes. Service immaculate and very accommodating.
We moved to the area and were excited to try a new place. The service was great as we were literally the only ones there while dining. The food just seemed off for some reason. The octopus was pretty chewy and under seasoned. My husband’s main dish he didn’t eat any of the scallops as they had a fishy taste. My chicken seemed like it was beaten and way over cooked. Overall we were both just generally underwhelmed with the food which was disappointing as there were such great reviews. I will say the side of gnocchi was good as was the wine we got.
Always a wonderful experience going to this amazing restaurant. Never have had a bad meal there and the atmosphere and wait staff are terrific.
Food and service were great. Terrific setting in the alleyway between the two buildings made if feel like we were dining in Europe. Great heaters as well as we were able to even take our jackets off. Great job Basilico.
Service was excellent, food was amazing! White truffle gnocchi was delicious! I had a homemade spaghetti special with Shrimp, zucchini and cherry tomatoes. It was fantastic. Thank you for a nice evening, especially during these times. Will go back again!
Lasagna was delicious!
Another pleasant evening with social distancing and outdoor dining, and heat too. The short ribs were delicious as was the penne a la Ligura with generous fresh salads to start. Good service, food consistently very good.
Always a great meal with great and attentive service! The menu has something for everyone!
The linguine with lobster and shrimp in a spicy sauce was delicious. The pumpkin brûlée cheesecake is a winner. The outdoor cafe is warm and cozy
Basilico is always on point. Food is delicious and beautifully presented. Service is wonderful.
Basilico has been me and my wife's go-to spot for romantic date nights, anniversaries and special occasions for many years now. We mainly love the atmosphere, the delicious food and the staff is very welcoming and friendly. And a big benefit is that it's B.Y.O.B., so that always saves us a little on the bill. I love they always have great fresh oysters, nice portions and a wide variety of fancy Instagram-worthy delicious desserts!
Wonderful meal as always and the outdoor set up was lovely! Terrific service and meals were all delicious! We will return!
A outstanding surprise! Given current circumstances, they created a fantastic atmosphere and the food was beyond expectations. A very special place with high quality and friendly staff. Save "lots' of room for desert. While the meal was outstanding, the sweet offerings were beyond excellent in both flavor and size. Highly recommended!
Delish food, wonderful staff, safe environment. Great night!
Fantastic meal in a beautiful outdoor setting! We thoroughly enjoyed the lighted and heated alleyway with it's gorgeous brick walls and window boxes. We stayed quite comfortable under the overhead heat lamps. Perfection on a Saturday night.
Food and service were outstanding
Food is always terrific. A great place to go for a nice date night.
This was my first time dining at Basilico, everything about this place was perfect. The food, the Aviance, and the Service was excellent. Loved It.
This was our first visit back sine February due to the pandemic. We sat in the patio, didn’t feel we were ready to dine indoors. There is a lot of outdoor seating. We walked the the dining room and were very impressed with the spacing, so much so that we made a reservation to return for our anniversary. The good was delicious as always, my husband had oysters which he says are the best of anywhere he has them and the veal chop parmigiana which was huge. I had the mushroom soup which I always love and the gnocchi which are like little clouds of pasta, very light not heavy like most are.
Basilico remains one of our top favorites restaurants. Ohh, the pistachio biscotti was so good, not jaw breaking like some I’ve had.
Always a great experience, hats off Mario. Se you on Saturday.
Basilico does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Basilico also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 379-7020.
Basilico is rated 4.7 stars by 1442 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.