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Basil Mediterranean Bistro

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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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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    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
An overall excellent experience

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
hbs74
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Columbia, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Hartford, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
1 review
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
326 helpful votes 326 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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Troy, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is one of our "go to" restaurants in C'ville. Sorry to not see it on this years list for 'restaurant week'.

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Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I hesitate to give a bad review because the food at Basil is wonderful (we've eaten here at least three times) but this small restaurant has some management issues that need attention. After losing our reservation this past Saturday we were offered a small table by the door and told we'd have to be done in 45 minutes because another... More 

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Greenbush, VA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Walking through The Corners area with my niece, we chose this restaurant. I did not want something I can get at home and Mediterranean fit the bill. When I ordered the waitress asked if I might like to try her favorite - which sounded pretty good - but I stuck with my original decision and was more than happy with... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I took two students here after a UVA game for dinner. Sitting outside was lovely and our waiter was super helpful - Matt. The beer menu was impressive; however $8 or more for a bottle of beer seems high, even if it is imported and craft. That being said, our bill before tip for one sandwich, one salad, one gyro... 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: 434-977-5700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

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?