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43 Frairy St, Medfield, MA 02052-1660
508-359-4400
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food

Good food. Squashed-in seating (sitting on top of the next table). Often out of the specials. Temperature can be cold. Bar is always full of regulars. Appetizers are great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mansfield, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Four couples enter a restaurant to catch up over dinner. The waiter did not wait for us to acknowledge that the wine we had order was acceptable and he started pouring away from the table and brought our glasses to us as you would a bunch of soft drinks. This was just one example of his inexperience. He was slow,... More 

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Medfield, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Food is always great, as is the service. The only downfall is that the mixed cocktails seem to be inconsistent in quality depending on the bartender on duty.

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Mass
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Basil's is a small restaurant that specializes but not limited to Italian food. Expect to be treated very personally by the attendant staff. Customizing your order to meet your individual dietary needs is never a problem. Lactose intolerant.. they will advise you on what does not have milk products in it or offer to modify your favorite dish to avoid... More 

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Franklin, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you want a free dessert at Basil's, just order the chicken and spicy sausage. No sausage! So the compensation for a totally messed up entree....free dessert, right? Otherwise, if you like gemelli pasta in a blah cream sauce with some chicken chunks thrown in, go for this dish. You won't be disappointed. Also, order your wine yourself at the... More 

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Medfield, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a great "hometown" restaurant, but certainly worth the effort for out-of-towners to travel. Our friends joined us coming from Newton, maybe 45 mins. for them, and they really enjoyed their meals, including the duck which turned out crispy and nice. My wife and I mostly stay with the specials, usually Italian, and have never been disappointed. Good-sized servings... More 

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Boston
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Good food. Squashed-in seating (sitting on top of the next table). Often out of the specials. Temperature can be cold. Bar is always full of regulars. Appetizers are great.

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BOSTON
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Had the pleasure of dining here last Saturday night. We went in about 630pm and was seated right away in one of their front tables by a window. They brought over 3 different types of warm delicious breads. I enjoyed a white sangria and my husband had a glass of chianti. We got an clam appetizer with garlic toast points... More 

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Medfield, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a favorite local restaurant for Italian food. The veal/chicken/shrimp Marsala is delicious. I love the ravioli trio.

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Bellingham, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

First, let me say that the food was very good. The waitress was unfriendly but did soften up a little after we (verbally) disarmed her. But here was the strange part. When the bill came, I usually do a quick view to make sure all the items were captured. Rarely do I add it up because the computer doesn't make... More 

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nj
Top Contributor
229 reviews 229 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Will be going back soon. This is a local favorite and everyone in our large party thought their food was very good. This is not a fancy place, but neither are the prices. Our service for such a large party was excellent. No complaints, only raves.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43 Frairy St, Medfield, MA 02052-1660
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Medfield
  • Phone Number: 508-359-4400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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