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Trattoria aroma

Sattelgasse 3, Basel 4001, Switzerland
061 2613261
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Ranked #8 of 407 restaurants in Basel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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109 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My visit to Aroma was 'functionally' OK and there were a lot of groups of people in there who seemed to be having a good meal experience. I suppose some restaurants feel better than others for solo diners.

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Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Choice: disapointed to see very limited menu with mainly pasta dishes. I would have expected more diversity including risotto or some special dishes from a particular Italian region. Value: overpriced compared to other Italian restaurant in Basel Food: my dish was pretty good especially if the pasta was home made (but couldnt determine) but the portion was way too small.... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

It is a nice Italian restaurant located in a second floor in a building in old town of Basel. Everything was good but not unusual- what you get in a lot or restaurants in Italy. The prices were almost double of what you pay for the same food and wine in Rome!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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