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“Perfect meal!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Trattoria aroma

Trattoria aroma
Sattelgasse 3, Basel 4051, Switzerland
41612613261
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Ranked #16 of 538 Restaurants in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Perfect meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Thanks to the reviews on Trip Advisor, we found this little gem in Basel. We love good food and good Italian food is even better. We did not have reservations (which I would highly recommend for this place) and we were fortunate to get in. It was early (6:30) and they could get us in as long as we could finish by 8. The owner, Stephano, is lovely and made sure we were served without feeling rushed. Every aspect - from the bread and wine to the salad, pasta and fish, were extraordinarily delicious! Each dish was interesting, not overly complex and made with very fresh ingredientsI would highly recommend this to any of our friends. Thank you, Stephano, for a delightful experience.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Basel, Switzerland
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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
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1 Thank Alanisette
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Bunn, North Carolina
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Vanessa011
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East Village, New York City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
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“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
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1 Thank PanKo84
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