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“Very well liked restaurant in the area...the writing is on the wall!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Basil's Italian Restaurant

Basil's Italian Restaurant
205 South Main Street, Corbin, KY 40701
606-523-1114
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Ranked #7 of 64 Restaurants in Corbin
Price range: $2 - $16
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Lexington
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“Very well liked restaurant in the area...the writing is on the wall!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

This is definitely my favorite restaurant in Corbin, by far! How cool is it to eat at an Italian restaurant in the area where the chef is actually from Sicily, Italy! It is a small, out of the way restaurant that out of towners might miss if they didn't look closely, but I would definitely recommend if in the area! Chef Richard is very fun and the food is fantastic! I have been several times and usually get the sampler because it is a great value and the stuffed shells are so tasty with deliciously sweet marinara, but this visit I sprang for a full plate of the delightful Mama's pasta and it definitely did not disappoint!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Corbin,Ky
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The place isn't advertised and it all word of mouth and the word is great! Stumbled upon this place by a friend's recommendation. The place is tiny with prob. only 5 or 6 tables, food was homemade and the chef was very enertaining...Try it!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lexington,kentucky
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“Unexpected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

So glad to stumble on this gem in the middle of nowhere. Food was great --chef entertaining. Great mood music. Must be nice with candlelight

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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White Pine, Tennessee
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“Wonderful food - very large portions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

The waiters were excellent. Our large group was arriving 5-10 minutes apart. They adjusted accordingly and made certain we could all arrive at our next destination on time. Food was great with HUGE portions.

Visited September 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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“A Gem in Corbin, KY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

One does not expect to fined authentic Italian cuisine nestled in the hills of Kentucky, but that is exactly what Chef Richard provides. We were met and personally seated by the Chef. He even offered us a dish that was not on the menu, which was beyond our expectations. We also had a terrific time in our conversations with Chef about his background. Well worth the effort and time to spend a most enjoyable evening.
Steve K.
Co-Founder
The International Wine and Food Society
The Hague, The Netherlands

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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