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676 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3611
(212) 489-0051
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
A Great Meal in a Tight Space

A friend and I ate at Basilica before seeing a show on Broadway. If that is your plan, make reservations. The place was packed. They offer a pre-show dinner special (starter, entree, dessert) that is very reasonably priced and comes with a complimentary bottle of wine. The service is efficient... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2012
St. Louis, Missouri
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St. Louis, Missouri
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133 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

A friend and I ate at Basilica before seeing a show on Broadway. If that is your plan, make reservations. The place was packed. They offer a pre-show dinner special (starter, entree, dessert) that is very reasonably priced and comes with a complimentary bottle of wine. The service is efficient and friendly, and the food was good. But be prepared--this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

If you need a reasonable great food restaurant near the theatre ... go no further! Try a fresh pasta or one of their specials of the day and you will not be disappointed! Enjoy!

Thank pji
Jacksonville, Florida
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Tiny little place in Hell's Kitchen. This restaurant is so small that you have to go outside to change your mind. This place is so small that 2 dinner plates will not fit on the table. Order the prixe fixe or you will spend a small fortune on very little mediocre food. We had the chicken parmesan and the parpadelle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Went for a Pre Theater dinner. Very small Italian restaurant. Reservations a must. Very reasonable 3 course. We had the soup-very good Italian lentil and a salad-very nice Ceasar. Our mains- two veal with lemon sauce, the other a very nice gnocchi pasta. For desert 1 chocolate mousse and 1 canoli. Both very good. A bottle of wine for 2... More 

Thank mas1958
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Delicious food, great portions and amazing service. The place is really small and a bit pricey!

Thank Alexander J
Lake Forest, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

In a city where most things are expensive, it was a delight to discover this little place. I've dined at the Basilica many, many times since 2006 and have never been disappointed. Service is great, atmosphere is warm and welcoming plus the food is just excellent and a good value. I think their slogan sums up why this place is... More 

Thank RedBuddah
Middletown, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

When visiting home over the holidays we decided to stop by Basilica based on some reviews I had read. We were not disappointed. Located near Restaurant Row, this small (and I mean small) hole in the wall offers a fine selection of authentic italian food. For starters we had the bruschetta(fresh and delicious) and the garlic bread with cheese on... More 

Thank meghannbrady
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

The dinners were good for the money, 2 off theprice fixeice pre dinner menu and one had the parpardelle (best). With the price fixe came a better than expeceted (tho' not great bottle) and huge cannellonis that were the worst item - filling great, pasties hard as rock. This restaurant is very tight -no extra space between tables, diners, or... More 

Thank BeeTourist
Port Moody, Canada
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

We had dinner with a friend, this restaurant was more then what we thought it would be, with so many choices in the city, its was nice to find this one. Popular with the locals, most people are recognized as they enter, the owner is a warm and lovely man. We would definitely good back when we visit again. Nice... More 

Thank ColleenMaitland
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Food here was excellent. The restaurant is tiny and unassuming, but we had a fantastic experience. It is within walking distance to the Ambassador Theatre, which was a plus because we were in need of a walk after consuming so much delicious food. Make a reservation beforehand.

Thank Becky B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 676 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3611
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 489-0051

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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