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Basil Mediterranean Bistro

109 14th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2735
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Ranked #97 of 459 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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English first
Smith Mountain Lake, VA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Unfortunately, after reading all the great reviews, we decided to stop at Basil's for lunch. Finding a fairly close, free parking spot was encouraging. However, once we got in, the restaurant was only about 1/2 full so we were further encouraged. There was no one to greet us, so we eventually sat at our choice of table and continued waiting...and... More

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Matthew was an amazing server. The place was slammed and he still took time to treat is like royalty. I have had good Gyro's before but this one was amazing. Also the house salad is wonderful! It is a lovely mix of fresh veggies, feta cheese and small amounts of fried pita which added a marvelous crunch. The Gyro was... More

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Port Louis
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The fallafel tasted great and the service was quick even if there were only two waiters. Our waiter made sure that our food was dairy and egg free. He did not hesitate to make many trips to the kitchen and ask the cook for that. I will come back again.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I actually ate 3 meals here while visiting Charlottesville. I had something different each time and it was always very, very good. Others with me were also pleased with their choices. We chose to eat outside and the service was sometimes a bit slow, but the staff was always very friendly and helpful. If I am ever in Charlottesville again,... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Late one night in Charlottesville we decided to stop and get a small meal. Stopped at Basil's for homemade soup and salad. OMG! Both were so delicious it was hard to leave the restaurant! Our young man server was also very attentive and informative. We have ordered "to go" salads from this restaurant before and they have always been excellent.... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

A menu with scores of beer choices broken down by nationality with each beer carefully described in in poetic paragraphs akin to a fine wine sommelier's invites a careful study and selection of one's choice. Particularly so if the cold beer is to complement some delightful Mediterranean flavors. Too bad that the waitress was in such a hurry she brought... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We felt like we were in the Mediterranean- we went for Greek options and it was just like dining in Greece! Great appetizers, Greek lamb, wonderful wine from the entire Mediterranean. ...

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Asheville, North Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We found this restaurant by chance. Excellent waiter who immediately brought our terrier some water and was responsive to our needs throughout dinner. Good food and LOTS of it. Mediterranean cuisine - excellent hummus and falafels. Good quality and good quantity. We sat outside and enjoyed the food and the people-watching on a Sunday evening. Try it - you'll like... More

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Richmond, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Ordered delivery. Overpriced food delivered late. Food was a real disappointment. I would define the food as pretentious without substance. Diner food with gourmet prices. Would not recommend.

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Kensington, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We sat outside on a lovely warm afternoon in February and enjoyed watching the college scene walk past as we ate our pita wraps (chicken & avocado and Barcelona ... Something) with house salads.. The servings were generous & tasty. The menu itself had a gracious variety. The wine & beer selections were amazing!

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