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Basil Leaf

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501 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA 94526-3807 (Church)
(925) 831-2828
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have eaten here several times. Have always enjoyed it. The carbonara reminds me of when I'm in Rome. Wife enjoyed the salmon special and my finicky twins ate all their fettuccine Alfredo and pesto chicken. We all enjoyed the visit.

Thank Gobyg
Alamo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Went here with some friends for brunch and it was great , a little pricey the reason for the 4 stars, but a nice atmosphere and meal just the same. They had a buffet that had lots of fruit, danishes, bacon , sausage, and plate pf eggs, you could also have a custom egg dish made right at the buffet... More 

Thank SoberMike
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

This salmon is incredible and the asparagus is so fresh! So happy I came here! The staff is super friendly and it was the perfect stop before I head to Napa!

Thank BentonWBelcher
Oakland, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Five of us gathered for a relaxing lunch on the terrace at the Basil Leaf. We all had variations of the salad entrees and found them fresh and tasty. The terrace overlooks Hartz Avenue, which can be busy, but is a great place for people watching. The menu is varied and although we all opted for salads, the pasta dishes... More 

Thank Jean Y
Ashland, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

We have been to Basil Leaf before so we were expecting a good meal. However, of all the four dishes that we had only one enjoyed hers. My husband's capellini pomodoro was mediocre. My granddaughter's tortellini came with many things on it, and she had asked for it to be plain. I had the special: prawns on angel hair pasta.... More 

Thank LindaMG
Danville, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Definitely not a Value restaurant. Imagine an Italian restaurant that was out of veal at 6:15PM on a Monday, really. We walked out. Lots better choices in the area for Italian; Piatti's-Danville, Incontro-Danville, Pasta Primivera-San Ramon (Great Value, food, & people), and Montecantini-Walnut Creek (family owned like forever, and a terrific value, excellent food, and nice people, lots of regulars).

Thank DJ D
Lafayette, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

We could not have been more pleased with the open and friendly greeting we received from both the server/manager and the busser. As it was a sparkling day we chose to sit outside at the street level. The two of us had a four-top which means that our table was right next to the porch (my eyes met the ledge... More 

Thank MisterBuster
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016

I love this place for lunch with the ladies. The soups are spectacular as are the salads. It is in downtown Danville so you can walk around and shop/window shop before or after. Staff is very attentive and friendly.

Thank Marilyn C
Danville, California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

We go to Basil Leaf during the week when it is not too busy. The service is great, the house wine is perfect with Italian food. I had the Tortellini with mushrooms, prosciutto, peas and a wonderful cream sauce, so much, that I had half of it for lunch the next day and it was just as good. my favorite... More 

Thank maybaby22
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2015

My friends took me to this delightful restaurant for lunch! I selected the Cheese Tortellini with peas, mushroom and prosciutto in cream sauce and was wonderfully surprised with the perfect balance of all the ingredients! The atmosphere was charming and the outdoor dining area was wonderful!

Thank Yulama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA 94526-3807
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Danville
  • Phone Number: (925) 831-2828

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