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“best pizza anywhere” 5 of 5 stars
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Basil's Pizza Palace
301 Water St S, Northfield, MN 55057-2045
507-663-1248
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Ranked #17 of 47 Restaurants in Northfield
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
Northfield, MN
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“best pizza anywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2009

Pizzerias in Chicago, New York, and elsewhere could learn a thing or two from Basil's. Don't overcomplicate the menu. Do what you do really well. Use fresh ingredients. Treat customers well. I agree with the last post - this is a Northfield institution, and for good reason. It's still going strong.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Upstate, NY
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84 reviews 84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Best in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2009

Basil's is great thin crust pizza (best cheese around), cooked perfectly, great gyros, fries are the best in town. If they served me a piece of backlava the size of the table, I'd burst before I'd stop eating it. Great people, great atmosphere. A Northfield institution!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“great lunch buffet. Maybe the best pizza in NF ... but only because Bill's closed.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2009

great lunch buffet. Maybe the best pizza in NF ... but only because Bill's closed.

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caliodie19
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Basil's v Bill's: Winner=Basil's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2009

The war between Basil's Pizza and Bill's pizza was won by Basil's. The gyro pizza is the best pizza I have had outside of Gino's East in Chicago. I used to get their pizza all of the time while in college in Northfield. If you're in Northfield, it's a must have.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“great pizza and gyros”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2008

Basil's Pizza is a gem of a restaurant. Run by a wonderful Greek family, it has been serving up great pizza, gyros, baklava, and the like for 40+ years at the same location. You won't find better gyros anywhere on the planet, and the pizza is top-notch. Has a welcoming environment that suits students, families, and groups like sports teams equally well. Northfield is lucky to have Basil's.

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