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Basil Mediterranean Bistro

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109 14th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2735
14349775700
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic
Description: Basil Mediterranean Bistro & Wine Bar is located in the heart of UVA...
Basil Mediterranean Bistro & Wine Bar is located in the heart of UVA campus. Basil presents an enticing culinary experience, reflecting the rich regional diversity of the Mediterranean. We are proud to share our culinary philosophy, which advises us to slow down from our hectic lives and enjoy thoughtful, masterfully produced food with like minded people. Food is about creating harmony with the ingredients. We hope every dish tells you a story about the region. France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Spain & Turkey. All under one roof!
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  • 12
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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
tasty and huge portions

Very tasty food, but beware how much you order--the dishes are huge. Outside seating if you want to watch the college night scene happening on Thursday-Saturday. Good prices/value.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
MrFordCT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful Greek restaurant. I had the salad with strawberries and grilled chicken as well as the falafel appetizer. The lunch size salad is large enough for 2 meals. Would recommend to anyone!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very tasty food, but beware how much you order--the dishes are huge. Outside seating if you want to watch the college night scene happening on Thursday-Saturday. Good prices/value.

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Thank MrFordCT
Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The service was very good. The food was spotty. Salads were extremely good, gyros good, tzatzki was delicious, pita was plentiful but just ok.

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Thank Sandy C
Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Business dinner for a group of four, Menu has a wide variety of food for all tastes. One guy just wanted a simple burger and was happy. Others were more adventurous with unique Greek salads, salmon pasta and fresh fish grill. Beer menu was all European. Portions were huge.

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Thank UKWildcat85
New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We needed to eat early since tailgating before a football game, and got in before it was crowded. Everything sounded great on the menu, it was very hard to decide. Had salads because we knew we would be eating at the tailgate - portions are very generous! The small is very large, can't imagine the large size. Ordered the Agnello... More 

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Thank Maxiemillion
Stafford, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Such a fabulous find! My daughter, who attends UVA, took me to lunch here, and it was amazing! Though super crowded, the service was great, and the food was even better! You cannot go wrong here!

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Thank Susan W
Cherryville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We took a chance and ordered from the delivery menu while staying in a hotel in Charlottesville. We got the menu from the desk clerk at the hotel. It's always a toss-up when you try a local restaurant when you are out of town and don't have anyone you trust who has tried it. Are we glad we tried this... More 

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Thank rpfwhite
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The food at Basil was very good, with a nice variety of options, including some that are gluten-free. Those who ordered beer liked what they got, but thought it was weird not to have any domestic beers on the menu. Our server (Josh) did an admirable job for our table of 16. Altho service was slow at times, he was... More 

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Thank PDXPAT80
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I have been to this place multiple times since I moved last August. The food has been consistently good and the atmosphere is very good as well. I have tried some of their pasta dishes, the salads, the panini and the drinks. The food is absolutely delicious and very affordable. The wine selection is OK and the cocktails (the ones... More 

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Thank Viajantesinrumbo0488
Wytheville, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 109 14th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2735
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 14349775700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 18
  • Cuisine: Italian, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Basil Mediterranean Bistro & Wine Bar is located in the heart of UVA campus. Basil presents an enticing culinary experience, reflecting the rich regional diversity of the Mediterranean. We are proud to share our culinary philosophy, which advises us to slow down from our hectic lives and enjoy thoughtful, masterfully produced food with like minded people. Food is about creating harmony with the ingredients. We hope every dish tells you a story about the region. France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Spain & Turkey. All under one roof!
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?