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Basil Tomatoes Italian Grille

2780 Kekaa Dr, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1971
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Ranked #104 of 221 restaurants in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Resort trolley drop off and pick up directly in front
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70% Recommend
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Maui, Hawaii
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

is now 'all pau' Hawaiian speak for all over, done, fanito, no more... seems that the lease was up and the mgt chose not to renew at what was perceived as way too much to pay... sadly Basil Tomato is now just a memory to many... word on the street is that they well re-open at some point in time... More

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Calgary, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

It's a really nice quaint location and looks like a place you want to like. The appetizers and the salads were the highlight. Entrees were just horrible and not fresh. Could not eat the shrimp and my wife's linguini would not even roll up on a spoon as it was so hard. Not even close to cooked properly. All entrees... More

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Mulberry, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

A small little open air place, overlooking the #5 tee box and ocean. Clearly Italian cuisine is the specialty, but you can get fresh seafood as well as beef steaks. We hit this place three times this week, as the food is that good. We never ordered a steak, but the fresh catch and Italian dishes are excellent. The stuffed... More

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Thousand Oaks, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Went here because it was a short distance from our hotel. Also half price entree between 5 and 5:30. Waited at bar for table, the bartender was very personable and attentive. Once we were at our table seemed okay but waitress was not very attentive. She delivered our dinner and vanished until she delivered the bill which was incorrect as... More

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Dallas, Texas
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175 reviews 175 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

we usually eat dinner here once each time we go to maui.Its very traditional(american)version of Italian food,IE: traditional Lasagna,veal marsalla etc... both of which we had this trip and they were very good. The tomato buratta salad was outstanding two things to note: 1. Get a table at the railing overlooking the golf course 2. If you go between 5-5:30... More

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wa st
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55 reviews 55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

I hate it when you to to a restaurant, look at the menu and listen to the specials, and choose the wrong item. This place is pricey, I had the lobster ravioli, and sent it back due to being lukewarm. Should have got a new plate, but got the same one back. Thick gooey sauce, that was seasoned terribly. My... More

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plano, tx
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We loved the Hawaiian 'feel' of this Italian restaurant with its open lanai setting. The staff are really friendly and the menu offers good variety. As others have mentioned, the prices are steep (unless you can make the early bird pricing they offer before 5:30pm). We ate here our first night and decided to split a couple of the entrees... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

I don't like writing negative reviews but this is a place we would not go back to. My shrimp linguine lacked flavor... The shrimp was about the only good thing in it. My husbands monchong ? Fish was ok..... Served with rice. The bread was good. Great service just tasteless food that we felt was overpriced.

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San Diego, California
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219 reviews 219 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Every year when we come back for vacation this has been our flag ship restaurant for a romantic, and serene place for outstanding Italian food!! The menu is extensive and the wait staff to sommelier is so helpful!! I advise reservations, since this is very popular in Whalers Village area.

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Kenora, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This restaurant seems to have great ambiance. The Server was very good the location is very good and quite quit. The food was good but I was a little shocked with the pricing of the dishes. A little more than we had bargained for on this night. With the name it seemed a little more casually priced. Nice restaurant, good... More

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