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109 14th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2735
434-977-5700
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Basil Mediterranean Bistro is located in the heart of UVA campus. Basil is...
Basil Mediterranean Bistro is located in the heart of UVA campus. Basil is an exciting culinary experience encompassing some of the Mediterranean's best; Mezzas (Tapas), Laffas (Rollups), Paninis, Pasta, Gourmet Pizzas, Fresh Salads, Kabobs, Italian Dolces (Desserts) and Specialty Italian Drinks.
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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 8
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lebanese delight

Had never been here, but they had ads saying 10 anniversary. While service was a bit slow (they were not busy), the dishes were pretty good. They are having a special 3 course meal for $10. Starers in addition to good pesto and bread, was the great salad, followed by rockfish. A bit dry on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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  • Romantic
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Wytheville, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We wanted to find a nice place for lunch that had fresh ingredients and healthy options. Basil has an amazing variety of dishes to choose from. We were there on Sunday so we got to choose between the regular menu and brunch. Some of us are off the regular and some brunch. All of it was great. They do not... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

What an awesome find in Charlottesville!!! This is some of the best Mediterranean Food I have had, ANYWHERE. Hands down the best falafel for sure. Everything was fantastic. We ordered 4 appetizers and split a shawarma and were stuffed. and the selection of international beers was impressive. even had extensive Italian food on the menu but I never got to... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Had never been here, but they had ads saying 10 anniversary. While service was a bit slow (they were not busy), the dishes were pretty good. They are having a special 3 course meal for $10. Starers in addition to good pesto and bread, was the great salad, followed by rockfish. A bit dry on the edges, but pretty decently... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We ducked into basil to have a quick dinner prior to a concert at John Paul Jones Arena. We told the server we were in a hurry in order to make it to the show and they took care of us very quickly. The portions were very large (huge!) and it was quite good. Three in our party had a... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Never have I had such a poor dining experience. Upon entering, a server came over and told my boyfriend and me to choose wherever we'd like to sit. It was already pretty crowded but we found a small table and sat down. First issue was the chairs our were extremely sticky. We switched them ourselves as the servers just stared... More 

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Herndon, VA
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My wife and I ate here when I was attending a class reunion (we wanted a break from the usual catered fare). We were not too hungry so we chose Basil Mediterranean Bistro thinking we could get something healthy and light. Like a salad. I started with the soup of the day (lentil soup) which was fine but a little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Had a lovely meal - healthy using good produce and generous portions. Enjoyed the Bambini children's option - a fresh approach to the usual fried offerings. Pastas and salads excellent and lamb kebab plate tasty - couldn't finish it all. Cheesecake and tiramisu excellent. A great choice despite AC breaking down on very hot day. Staff a great asset.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It was getting dark and pouring rain so we tucked the car in a garage and looked for a place to eat in the immediate vicinity. We saw the name and read the menu outside so we went in. We happened to luck into their Sunday night special "Cosa Nostro." It gave you a choice among a dozen delicious pastas,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Allergen friendly! (gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, etc!) Not too many gluten free options unless you want a salad....but at least there are a few (mostly Kebabs)! Note: Small portions for the kebabs. Large portions for sandwiches and salads.The main entrees are overpriced for the amount you receive. This restaurant would be much better for lunch than dinner because portions are... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We accidentally came upon this little bistro in a pouring rainstorm. It was Sunday night and they were offering a choice of many pasta dishes, salad and a glass of (decent) wine for $19.00. I had pasta with salmon in gorgonzola sauce which was out of this world. Very rich, however, so I could not finish it. Our waitress cheerfully... More 

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Additional Information about Basil Mediterranean Bistro

Address: 109 14th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2735
Phone Number: 434-977-5700
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 109 14th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2735
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-977-5700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Basil Mediterranean Bistro is located in the heart of UVA campus. Basil is an exciting culinary experience encompassing some of the Mediterranean's best; Mezzas (Tapas), Laffas (Rollups), Paninis, Pasta, Gourmet Pizzas, Fresh Salads, Kabobs, Italian Dolces (Desserts) and Specialty Italian Drinks.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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