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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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102 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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West Yellowstone, Montana
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were thrilled that our Inn keepers at the Dinsmore House sent us to Basil. The food was delicious and our waiter (can't remember his name but he was a tall swimmer who now plays rugby). Wine and beer lists were extensive and unusual. A great meal.

Thank W0lfpackm0m
Williamsburg, Virginia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We dined al fresco with Lamb Kebabs served over a delicious pilaf with roasted bell peppers and Greek olives. There was a lovely side salad with delicious greens, red onion, diced tomatoes, feta cheese and a balsamic vinaigrette dressing. It was accompanied by homemade hummus and tzaziki with warm Naan bread. The lamb was done perfectly and all the flavors... More 

Thank leswerks
Atlanta, Georgia
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I ordered a beautiful salad with the dressing on the side, but it arrived saturated. Instead of offering to prepare another, the server said he felt really bad. Each bite was soaked in dressing so I was unable to it. The server took 10% off my meal. While a nice gesture, I still wasted $15 on a lunch I couldn't... More 

Thank M H
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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Make sure to go to Basil with a large appetite -- the portions are huge! I ordered a salad, and it was great. It was large and very fresh. The chicken on the salad was great, and it was topped with delicious fresh fruit. I would definitely recommend ordering a salad! I have also had their gyro and it was... More 

Thank Lauren P
Bethesda, Maryland
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233 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We ate at basil in December and had a good dinner. But last week - forget it! The appetizers were ok but dinner - couldn't eat it. I had the falafel dinner. This was an enormous platter of three huge falafels that were just awful - very strange taste plus some other unknowns. The humus and tzatzki were good, but... More 

Thank Sandy C

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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
Families with children, Romantic
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?