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501 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA 94526-3807 (Church)
(925) 831-2828
Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Casual with ambiance

The chef likes to mix things up for variety. He came to our table for an opinion of one of his desserts, you feel like they are tailoring a meal just for you. Salads are outstanding, the pasta dishes are plentiful and delicious. I had fish, and my wife had steak, both excellent. A no brainer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Mbpaskow
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Danville, California
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Very disappointed. Food was bland and uneventful. Asked for a vegan option, and the waitress said point blank to me, "oh we don't cater to those types of people" I kid you not! I choose a simple vegetable appetizer, and called it a day... Would never return. In a State where we are in year 4 of a drought, not... More 

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Rancho Cordova, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The majority of the restaurants we have been to in downtown Danville have been extraordinary unfortunately this was not one of them. My girlfriend made reservations here for Valentine's Day in hopes of having a romantic night out. Thankfully our day was so amazing prior to dinner that this only ruined two hours out of time together. We arrived at... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stopped by on the way to the airport, had a terrific lunch and great service, nice glass of Californian Chardonnay to accompany the meal.

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Danville, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The chef likes to mix things up for variety. He came to our table for an opinion of one of his desserts, you feel like they are tailoring a meal just for you. Salads are outstanding, the pasta dishes are plentiful and delicious. I had fish, and my wife had steak, both excellent. A no brainer.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Their Tomato Basil Bisque is heavenly, and I love their salads! The salads i make at home are inspired by Basil Leaf. Its a lovely place to bike to in the afternoons and sit outside and dine.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It's a casual and comfortable atmosphere, attentive service and our pasta dishes and salads were very good. We had four different pasta dishes served with gluten free pasta which was indistinguishable from the "real thing", and that's rare! Good red wine was reasonably priced too!

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Livermore, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were driving through Danville and found The Basil Leaf Cafe. The food was outstanding as was the service. My wife and I were extremely glad we stopped and found a new place to eat.

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Danville, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Have been a long time favorite. They are always very accommodating if I don't see my favorite (Linguini with mushrooms) on the menu. Can be a little noisy when the inside restaurant is full. The outdoor dining is greast when the weather is mild.

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Sacramento, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I went here this morning for Sunday brunch with my aunt and sister. My sister's an adult in a wheelchair. The brunch was pretty decent, but as we were leaving, my sister wanted to use the restroom before a long drive home. The restrooms were marked with the blue disabled accessible sign, but they were down a long, narrow corridor.... More 

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Danville, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Good food, lovely ambiance and all on the Main Street of Danville! Love enjoying a midweek meal there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA 94526-3807
    (Church)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Danville
  • Phone Number: (925) 831-2828

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?