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Basil Mediterranean Bistro

109 14th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2735
+1 434-977-5700
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“hummus” (16 reviews)
“side salad” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
109 14th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2735
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The dining room is quaint and comfortable. The service was outstanding with some excellent recommendations. We ordered two entrees that were wickedly good. Spinach portobello ravioli and Salmon farfalle. Couldn’t finish they were excellent portions. We will be back.

Thank Betsy H
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Food was adequate. Service was friendly but strained. People were turned away at the door starting at 8PM. Restaurant said they were short food supplies due to a successful Saturday day crowd. Our order had several substitutions due to being "out" of that particular ingredient.

Thank Paulie59
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

The salmon salad and beet/apple salad were amazingly delicious. However our server couldn’t get our checks right (only six women with easy orders) and then kept the cash without asking for change. We expected change because that would’ve been a 30% tip. And then read...More

Thank jaimelovebug
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

We were visiting Charlottesville and decided to try this spot on a whim. Boy were we glad we did. Everything we ordered was delicious and the portions were huge. The lamb kabob was very good as it came with a delicious salad, rice and hummus....More

Thank TravellingsAMust
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Had a nice sit-down lunch in this cozy spot on the Corner. Menu was extensive and interesting. I had a pasta dish (pumpkin-filled pasta) that was absolutely delicious! Our server was very friendly, and we took advantage of the 10% discount for cash. I'm not...More

Thank Lgimeno
Reviewed November 28, 2017

Really one of the best places to eat in Charlottesville. Food, Beer and service all excellent! Family and friends love this plac. Cant wait for the new location at 5th Street Station!

Thank Philip G
Reviewed November 7, 2017

There for dinner with a large group. Very tight seating. Service was nice but very slow. Probably needed more servers. They only sell beer and wine. The food seemed to be hit or miss. Some said excellent and raved about it. Some said just ok....More

Thank Marty Y
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

While the price tags here might scare you, each dish is at least two servings in size. But that’s where it ends if you want to get your money’s worth. On my first visit here, I had their amaretto pumpkin saccheti and those were amazing,...More

Thank TeilaRei
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

Let me preface by saying I am a waitress of three years myself at a nice seafood restaurant; therefore, I understand the restaurant industry and realize how difficult it can be. I have a general rule of always tipping 20% regardless of service, and usually...More

Thank m4atty
Reviewed September 7, 2017

We just had lunch at Basil and were overwhelmed with the menu and quality of the Mediterranean food at this small restaurant. We had the mussels starter to share and then the seafood linguini and the lamb pita dish followed by a nice espresso. Perfectly...More

Thank LeeFaust
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Tracy M
September 17, 2016|
Response from Tracy M |
Yes!!! Go to their website....they have a delivery menu online!!! Whoohooo!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $18
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, 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: +1 434-977-5700
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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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