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“Hidden Gem in Scottsdale Neighborhood” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Basil & Garlic Bistro

Basil & Garlic Bistro
9330 East Poinsettia Drive, Suite 106, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480-661-3912
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Ranked #26 of 963 Restaurants in Scottsdale
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem in Scottsdale Neighborhood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Recently we visited Basil and Garlic in Scottsdale on the suggestion of a friend. We meet up with 2 other couples and sat outside on the patio. It was a very warm and inviting, family friendly environment. It is a BYOB restaurant. Our server greeted us right away and opened our wine. Each couple ordered a different pizza. My husband and I ordered the signature Basil and Garlic pizza and added sun dried tomatoes. We also ordered a salad with chicken. Everything was excellent. The pizza was almost like a cross between NY style pizza and wood fired pizza. Excellent crust, full of flavor, and incredibly delicious. We will be back. Tony our server was especially attentive.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A wonderful BYOB”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

With our ridiculously strict laws in Arizona, it refreshing when a fine new BYOB restaurant opens in Scottsdale.

Basil and Garlic is a small family (Claudio and Nadine) run Italian restaurant that features excellent pata dishes and pizza. And this is an ex-New Yorker talking. Their salads are large enough to share. A very reasonable corkage fee. Check their Facebook page for periodic specials

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian Cuisine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

This is a small family owned restaurant with fantastic Italian food. The atmosphere is casual and the staff are friendly and warm. A great place for a family meal!

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Arizona, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Food and Service Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This is a lovely little "mom and pop" restaurant. It is in a very small shopping center on the northwest side of 94th Street and Poinsettia. I have been there four times since they opened a few months ago and each time the food and service were excellent. The prices are very reasonable and the portion sizes are large. Come with an appetite and enjoy this cozy little gem tucked away in Scottsdale. I have had the stromboli every time I go and it is delicious - it comes in large and small - an if you get the large you can surely take some home and enjoy it for days. I gave "outdoor seating" an average but they are going to expand and put a patio soon, I gave "bar scene" an average because it is more of a quiet family place, and I gave "atmosphere" a very good because it is small and cozy, not high end with over the top decor.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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