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Trattoria aroma

Sattelgasse 3, Basel 4001, Switzerland
061 2613261
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Ranked #4 of 374 restaurants in Basel
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

My final night in Basel I was solo and looking for a good meal after a few authentic Swiss dinners. It was a beautiful night so I did not mind the walk along the Rhine across the bridge to a neat little area of town. It is on the second floor which took me a minute to find. It was... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We had dinner here by tripadvisor app. The menu is very limitted. Very few to choose. But the main problem is the taste and the price. Very very average taste at over price. Don't waste your time and money here. The night before we had dinner at 5 signori and it is Superb. Worth every cent. The taste is wonderful.... More

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Basel, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Aroma is a place where you can get great italian food and not the tourist type of food you normally find in an italian restaurant. All the dishes are hand made with great variety of tastes. I have been there many times and each time I am pleasantly surprised. Highly recommend you try it. The owner Stefano is always friendly... More

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Hyderabad, India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I personally liked the octopus pasta and fry items. Friendly staff & good service. Strongly recommended.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Naturally, the good Tripadvisor reviews draw crowds to this semi-authentic small Italian restaurant. But even the very good food and the friendly and attentive service did not make our meal enjoyable. The level of noise in the room makes it impossible to lead a normal conversation. So if you are with your sweetheart or with business partners, you better avoid... More

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Basel, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We booked the restaurant for our xmas dinner (26 pax). The pre-dinner organisation was always very friendly, flexible and immediate. the evening went very smoothly. Although its a small restaurant ( a hidden jewel in the middle of Basel centre!), there were three other tables, and that just created even a better atmosphere. The restaurant was bustling with a great... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We were two Italian-American business colleagues who had been in Basel for 3 days and, having had enough of Swiss cuisine, we were desperate for Italian food. Without a reservation, we went to the restaurant very early. Upon arrival we saw that almost all the tables in this small restaurant were reserved for large parties. At first the owner told... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Slightly overlit but that's very Swiss. Cosy. Fun atmosphere. Service attentive and friendly. Lovely selection of grappa.

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Top Contributor
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56 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I appreciate that prices in Switzerland are much higher than the UK, but this was around £170 for 3 people to have starter and main course with one bottle of wine. The food was fine, although as there were no menus in English, I had a stab at ordering but it was not quite what I had in mind (entirely... More

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Basel, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We had found this place through tripadvisor and were not disappointed. Starters and pasta were one of the best italian dishes we have eaten in Basel, service was great, definitely coming back

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