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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Food, But Noisy

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Romantic
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Cherryville, North Carolina
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 restaurant reviews
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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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92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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Wytheville, Virginia, United States
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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237 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 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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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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
1 review
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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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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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 restaurant reviews
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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?