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270 Bristol St Ste 114, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 241-1444
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best pizza in OC!!

Sweet basil cafe is one of our favorite Italian Restaurant in OC. Tasty food, good ambiance and service also.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2012
lindaR32530
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Irvine, California
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19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Costa Mesa, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

They do not know how to serve food hot. Ordered pasta with broccoli. The broccoli arrived raw, complained to the server that the broccoli was not even cooked. She took it back and returned ten minutes later and the dish was exactly the same -- raw broccoli and cold pasta. She did not really care. Service was slow and then... More 

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Orange County
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We have only been to this place once -- and that will likely be the only time we go. Have you ever been to one of those restaurants where the service was so bad it bacame a source of amusement? Sweet Basil is it. We walked in the door and waited and waited and waited to be shown to a... More 

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Irvine, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Sweet basil cafe is one of our favorite Italian Restaurant in OC. Tasty food, good ambiance and service also.

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Henderson, NV
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Good service and menu selection. Prices were reasonable and food quality great. Easy walking location from Ayers Hotels and Suites.

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Parker, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

Love the food and the atmosphere I would keep coming back to this place.

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Anaheim, California
Top Contributor
247 reviews 247 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

Situated in a small strip mall near the corner of Bristol Street and Red Hill Avenue, Sweet Basil has a great corner location. The interior is dark and decorated with Tuscan flair. They also have patio seating if you want to enjoy the warm summer nights. While the service is friendly, it was not very attentive. The servers seemed more... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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273 reviews 273 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2011

My wife and I ate here tonight. The food was good and well prepared. The location is ok, and the decor is fine.

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Laguna Niguel, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2010

I had lunch today at Sweet Basil and the food was amazing! They have wonderful warm breads with marinara dipping sauce, great pizzas and pastas with fresh ingredients. The service is great and the prices are very reasonable. Nice ambiance too.

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Newport Beach, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2009

We live very near Sweet Basil and bought some coupon promo from a guy going door-to-door, and there are always coupns for them in the mail, so we go there somewhat often now, for dining in and take-out. The problems with this place are that they just decide to close whenever they want sometimes. We've called at 8pm to order... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 270 Bristol St Ste 114, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: (714) 241-1444
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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