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“As an italian I must say the food was eccellent!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of IL BASILICO

IL BASILICO
Dessewffy u. 2., Budapest 1065, Hungary
+36302802400
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Ranked #911 of 1,864 Restaurants in Budapest
Price range: $3 - $17
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Friendly family style Italian restaurant with optional outdoor seating. Meal are made from authentic recipes and original ingredients. Large selection of pizza (thin, crispy Napoletana style) and pasta.
Limassol
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“As an italian I must say the food was eccellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Service was just about frindly in the beginning and as it went on it ended very friendly! If you are a fish lover you must try the SPAGHETTI ALLA MARINARA, which has a lot of muscles and for desert I had the Limoncello mousse!! absolutely a MUST!! the prices very reasonalble.

Visited May 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Great value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

We ate here during our week stay in Budapest, and it was a great find!
We both ordered brushetta to start which was delicious! My partner then opted for a pizza, which he said was really tasty but so big he cldnt finish it! I chose one of the chefs specials which was fantastic! Four cheese ravioli mmmm! We were too full for desserts!
We were the only people in the restaurant (which I don't undestnd as it was great!) so service was very fast and our waiter was very helpful!
Our bill worked out to be 18 pounds approximately including a tip!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ilbasilico1, Manager at IL BASILICO, responded to this review, November 24, 2011
Dear Kelly7411,

Thank you very much for review. We are happy to hear that you were satisfied with our restaurant. Hope you had a nice time in Budapest and see you next time you visit our country!

Kind regards,

Il Basilico
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Budapest
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Skip it”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Food wasn't bad or particularly good. Service was a disaster. Food was served with 20 minute intervals for a party of six. Waiters were hiding or ignoring you. So no worthy addition to the Budapest restaurant scene (there are about a dozen equally bad restaurants nearby).

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Still to Visit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

I had a chance to visit Il Basilico early October 2011. The pizza maker, owner and waiters are unpeccable. Kind, available and the atmosphere seems to recall some areas of Italy. There is only one thing missing in this place to make it....."fantastic"!! A real Wood Fired Oven!! Don't you think!! It would change the atmosphere in a glance and attract 3 times more the clients thanks to the quality of the food. A wood fired oven is an ideal for all cooking's and could have this place achieve many many more points. Hope You can share Your ideas!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ilbasilico1, Manager at IL BASILICO, responded to this review, November 3, 2011
Dear Pierluigi,

Thank you very much for the positive review. We think it's amazing to be admired by an Italian person, which means we are doing right and our cuisine is authentic.

We would love to have a wood fired oven but unfortunately in this building we will not able to build one because there is no chimney here on the ground floor... We have bought the best available pizza oven instead thats all we could do for making good Italian pizzas here.

Thanks for coming and hope to see you next time if you return to Budapest!

Kind regards,

Il Basilico
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Budapest, Hungary
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“high class - low prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

This place looks like a classy restaurant from the outside, but the prices are quite surprisingly very affordable. I have eaten in this reaurant a few times with family/friends and we have always been very satisfied with the food and the service.
Highly recommended if u are looking for a pasta or pizza in Budapest

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ilbasilico1, Manager at IL BASILICO, responded to this review, November 3, 2011
Dear Andreas,

Thank you for your review. We are very happy to hear you were satisfied with our service. Food must always be good because we use original Italian quality ingredients and all the pastas are fresh and home made.

Hope to see you again soon,

Kind regards

Il Basilico
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