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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, Late Night, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good, Healthy Food - Great Service - Good Value - Salads need a lighter touch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Herndon, VA
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Herndon, VA
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47 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 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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Basil offers a large variety of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food. They are particularly strong on salads, with all kinds of ingredients and combinations. Decor is simple but tasteful, and they have a few outside tables. Beer and wine list contains items from countries seldom seen on other restaurants' lists.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I have been to this restaurant maybe 6 times, and it has always been wonderful. Very reasonably priced, portions are big, the menu has so many options that I always have trouble deciding what to order. I have never been disappointed. The beer and wine menu are also huge! Love the atmosphere and the service. Great choice!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My granddaughter is a vegan and my grandson is kosher, so we are limited when we go out as a family. We were celebrating my granddaughter's birthday and she picked this one out. It was a good choice. The menu was varied enough to accommodate both special needs as well as those of my son's, my daughter-in-law's and my two... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I'll emphatically second the reviewer who cited management issues. We made a reservation for 5pm on the 14th and later tried to change it to 5:30--but restaurant was firm in saying they needed the table by 6:30. We were a party of 8, so that's perhaps understandable. When we arrived we were presented a prix fixe dinner at $32/person--which we... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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110 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The first time that I visited Charlottesville, I missed this restaurant. It is only up the hill from Main Street, about a half block. So glad we found it and tried out their fare! We made reservations that day, and we're glad we did as it was quite busy. We started with some beers and wine. We tried 2 of... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?