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

4.3
4.3
520 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 20 times today

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  • Order online

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 520 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Delicious cream brûlée
  2. SC

    SiriusCat

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Delivery of entree took about an hour. Allegedly award winning rigatoni was cold and not good anyway. Chicken piccata was overcooked. Tiramisu had only a vague resemblance to the real thing. Salad was limp and overdressed. We ate on the terrace which, aside from the chairs being too low so the table was too high for comfort, was nice enough. Unfortunately, a companions wallet was stolen during dinner from her purse which was against the railing separating the raised terrace from the sidewalk and passersby. Even with a "dine out" week three course "bargain" price this meal was no bargain (excluding the loss of the wallet)!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was good I finished. Pasta was a bit harder not sure if it’s homemade but it was flavorful.
  4. LF

    LinFar

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was very attentive to our needs. Ambiance was exquisite, a very pleasant experience. Will be back!
  5. LO

    LouOttaviani

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Basile for Dine Out Boston week. Food was excellent, service was on point and the atmosphere was perfect. Regular prices are a little high but offerings for restaurant week were great.
  6. BL

    BLath

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible restaurant and experience. Food was amazing. The menu has so many delicious options. The drinks were also top tier. One of my favorite places in Boston
  7. JK

    JustinK

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Everyone’s meals were extremely overcooked. Very disappointing given the reviews and price.
  8. SP

    SamuelP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly great experience! From the food to the service! We will definitely be back!
  9. S

    Sushigirl

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most amazing Caesar salad ever. So unique.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Inattentive server
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around a great experience. Service, friendly accommodating and the food was out standing. Will be back soon
  12. JD

    JimD

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Restaurant was very quiet on a Saturday night—never a good sign. My colleagues enjoyed their sea bass and the burrata was yummy, but the bread for the table was tough, the grilled local sweet corn was neither sweet nor local (in fact it was chewy), and the signature rigatoni bolognese was almost flavorless. Service was friendly but often absent.
  13. JM

    JillM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    The food was subpar and the rating was inaccurate. The filet was overdone, the fish was dry and nothing seemed fresh or made to order.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  15. EO

    EOEO

    New England

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service, great food, great for a date night!!
  16. BS

    BrianS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Waiter was horrible. Had a attitude, did not come around to see if we needed anything. Seemed like he didn't want to be there. Place was not busy on a Friday night. Now I know why. Food was average. Food runner was good. We had a family of 5 and they added a 20% gratuity automatic. He didn't deserve that.
  17. RC

    RobertC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing. Outdoor seating was pleasant but too close to other tables so we could hear too much of their conversation.
  18. JR

    JulieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sergio was great! And the food was delicious!we would go there again.
  19. d

    debs

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    More expensive than we expected but all restaurants have gone up. The food and service could not have been better.
  20. 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!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food was below average. Service was terrible
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. MI

    MITprof

    New England

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 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.
  25. 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.
  26. BE

    BabakE

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation
  27. 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!!
  28. 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.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere, wait staff and food was excellent
  30. 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.
  31. 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!
  32. 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!
  33. MI

    MITprof

    New England

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 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.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 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.
  35. 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!
  36. DS

    DonS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and staff
  37. 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…
  38. 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!
  39. 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!
  40. 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!

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

FAQs

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 4.3 stars by 520 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 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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