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Basil Mediterranean Bistro

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109 14th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2735
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Locust Grove, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to get some authentic fresh food! The lamb kabobs are amazing! We also enjoy their fresh Turkish coffee. Be sure to stop in while in Charlottesville. It is a great experience!

Thank Adam C
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can you say BEST MEDITERRANEAN FOOD EVER? Turkish Coffee to DIE FOR? Oh! You will after eating here. I have been here multiple times. The food is always fresh, on the money, flavorful. Staff is professional and knows the menu. They can accommodate food allergies, which is important to someone like me who is allergic to gluten. My husband is... More 

Thank Becky Z
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We shared the Phoenician appetizer and it was delicious and huge, comprised of hummus, tzatziki, labneh, falafel and more. My main course seafood salad was a melange of color, taste and crunch. My friends enjoyed their gyro sandwich and steak sandwich. Wine was reasonable at around $28 a bottle. Service warm and attentive. We had a delightful meal. Highly recommended.

Thank sjb3268
Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great lunch, brunch at Basil. Large menu of typical Mediterranean fare plus a wonderful brunch offering. Friendly staff, quick service and wonderful food. Located across from UVA parking takes some work, but worth the effort!

Thank John R
Hampden Sydney, Virginia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting bistro with excellent food choices. SOmeof the interior can be challenging for the infirm. Staff are very helpful about introducing unfamiliar items. Portions run large, especially the delightful salads. Good for both lunch and dinner.

Thank Richard M
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

I was at a teacher's conference at the University of Virginia and a teacher recommended we eat at Basil's. There were four of us and we all ordered something different. Everything was so amazing. The small salads were huge! The lamb kabob and rice were unbelievably delicious. It was so good we went back the next day too. Our waitress... More 

Thank Lovemyhusband33
Arlington, Virginia
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The menu sports a solid variety of dishes and some interesting items perhaps unique to the restaurant. It is best to order a glass of wine (or whatever) at the start, because the place is lightly staffed; the hostess was also our waiter, one of two serving all of the tables, and as such service was "relaxed". The staff seemed... More 

Thank JustinW27
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Perfect spot for a date night, get together with friends or take out for a meal at home. Extensive Mediterranean dishes that are fresh and delicious

Thank WorldTravellerDHF
Crozet, Virginia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I had a sandwich with chicken and the chicken wasn't fully cooked which was gross but other than that the service was great and they have amazing salads

Thank mollyswales9
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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104 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

I had never eaten here and my son's girlfriend said it was delicious so we ordered for pick up. I ordered the Agnello (salad with lamb). I must say that I have never had a better, more delicious salad anywhere. And it was one of the biggest with the most generous amount of lamb I have ever had. The picture... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $18
Italian, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 14th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2735
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 14349775700
Basil Mediterranean Bistro & Wine Bar is located in the heart of UVA campus. Basil presents an enticing culinary experience, reflecting the rich regional diversity of the Mediterranean. We are proud to share our culinary philosophy, which advises us to slow down from our hectic lives and enjoy thoughtful, masterfully produced food with like minded people. Food is about creating harmony with the ingredients. We hope every dish tells you a story about the region. France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Spain & Turkey. All under one roof!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?