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Sweet Basil Bistro

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40629 Lakeview Drive, CA 92315
(909) 866-9212
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
awsome place

This little place in the Bowling alley building was a home run. Awesome food, great pricing, great service, they say make a reservation but we got lucky and just walked in. Save room for the mini donuts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This little place in the Bowling alley building was a home run. Awesome food, great pricing, great service, they say make a reservation but we got lucky and just walked in. Save room for the mini donuts.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

What a gem of a place!! Great food panini's to die for Unexpected surprise on quality of food Go to there if in Big Bear it will not disappoint

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

As recommended, we made reservations and were really glad we did. The place got packed. It isn't very big so seating is limited and it got to feeling a little cramped. However, the service was impeccable. Someone was constantly coming by to see if we needed anything. We started with a large ceasar salad to share and the portion was... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This little gem of a restaurant was recommended to me by a local resident. My husband and I were not disappointed. Great food!

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Corona, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you go, please make reservations. I made mine early January for Valentine's day. The service and the food was good.

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Though it is away from the "main" restaurant strip, this was a great find. We were unable to find anywhere else to eat but Sweet Basil Bistro was able to accommodate us. The red pepper salmon was delicious, as well as the make-your-own pasta. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone staying in Big Bear.

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los angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I was looking for a place to eat and could not find a place to park in The Village. This place is just on the outskirts and has a parking lot. The food is excellent. The service was fine. The decor is great. Loved the picture in the ladies room. I did not order a drink, but my friend did... More 

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Rosemead, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This restaurant is a gem in Big Bear. Great Italian food, very reasonable prices and a children's menu. I had the ravioli special which was excellent and my wife had the spaghetti with meat sauce. The children also had pasta. Every one enjoyed their meal. For dessert we had the donuts with three dipping sauces, this is a must. Will... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Nice little restaurant in BigBear lake, cozy, small but cute and good service, Go for the panini those are the best on the menu, pasta was well cooked but nothing too fancy. Better call ahead and make reservations, they dont have many tables.

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Big Bear Lake, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We found this restaurant to be very good. All the tables were filled except two for lunch. Very popular for local people. I picked linguini pasta with homemade sauce (basil and pine nuts). It was good but little bland. My only complain is that this restaurant does not have any sea food (such as my favorite seafood pasta).

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Additional Information about Sweet Basil Bistro

Address: 40629 Lakeview Drive, CA 92315
Phone Number: (909) 866-9212
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 24
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40629 Lakeview Drive, CA 92315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
  • Phone Number: (909) 866-9212

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 24
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?