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“The place for authentic pasta in Basel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Trattoria aroma

Trattoria aroma
Sattelgasse 3, Basel 4001, Switzerland
061 2613261
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Ranked #6 of 407 restaurants in Basel
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Basel, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“The place for authentic pasta in Basel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I went there with a good friend and even though we were a tad early, we were shown to our table.

The service during the whole eavning was exexceptionally. The Aroma is a small restaurant with about ten tables and four waiters. So you never have to wait long, to be attended, plus they were never intrusive.

I had the Antipasto „aroma“ for CHF 29.00. Followed by the Rigatoni alla carbonara for CHF 26.00. Then I had the Tortina di cioccolato caldo con gelato alla vaniglia for CHF 14.00.

The Antipasto was for two people, even though they should have mentioned it on the menu. It was partly great, partly OK and partly boring.

The Rigatoni were perfect though. Nothing more to add.

The Chocolate cake was a bit on the bland size. Same for the Panna Cotta my friend had. Due to this, we didn't take any coffee.

Again, the pasta (mine and hers) were perfect. Desert not close to the level of the pasta. Antipasta good with some boring parts and not worth the price.

I would liked to have tried the Melanzane alla parmigiana they have on their online-menu, but sadly, it wasn't on the printed menu. I defninitively will come back to try the Strozzapreti con calamari and the Saltimbocca alla romana though.

Wine was OK, but I am no connaisseur

So in conclusion? A great place for pasta, a bit on the expensive side though. Nice place for a date!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bunn, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The food and atmosphere was great. It is a small restaurant on the 2nd floor. The staff was very friendly.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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East Village, New York City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Another delighted diner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This is wonderful food served with grace and without pretense. Go! The wine list is simple, good, and reasonably priced.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
“Authentic Italian cuisine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We went for dinner with a friend while attending a conference in Basel. We had no reservation but this was not a problem. The owner and the staff were very friendly. The service was perfect and the food was amazing. Real Italian cuisine. The pasta was cooked al dente and the dessert was very good too. We had a bottle of wine, two main dishes and dessert and we payed in total 100 euros. Highly reccommended!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cairo, Egypt
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“One of the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Nice place. Very good menu, real Italian cuisine. Perfect service. Fantastic atmosphere. I was impressed. Thank you very much.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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