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“Basic Italian” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sweet Basilico Cafe

Sweet Basilico Cafe
430 Prospect Village Dr, Estes Park, CO 80511
970-586-3899
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Ranked #23 of 97 Restaurants in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Houston
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Basic Italian”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We ate here with family. It was your typical Italian food, nothing too exciting. Service and speed were both good.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good food in tourist trap”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

A frightening thought---Finding good food in a tourist trap. Well, Sweet Basilico fills the bill. In the high season the wait can be 30 minutes. But, you eat with the locals. I have tried many dishes over the years and I am consistently satisfied.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“One of the best in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We know that's not saying much as Estes Park is not known for its restaurants. But we are big fans of Sweet Basilico. It's become a family tradition to enjoy our first evening in Estes Park here. The food is consistently good and the service is always personable. Prices are reasonable, too. Overall, it's a great experience in a town not made for foodies.

Visited July 2013
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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“I go back every year!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I discovered Sweet Basilico 10+ years ago and go out of my way to drive up to Estes Park at least once a year - just to eat there!

Love the dinner rolls - warm and delicious!

The salad is always wonderful - cucumber, carrots, grape tomato and pepper to make it exciting.

And the main course...real sauces made from scratch! Meats cooked perfectly.

And then their chocolate cake - just as good as the first time I had it.

Add in the great service and we have a hit!

  • Visited July 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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Olathe, KS
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“The best!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Always a hit for us. We make sure to go everytime we are in Estes. Lasagna and Chicken tetrazzini are wonderful!

Visited July 2013
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