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Basil Leaf

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501 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA 94526-3807 (Church)
(925) 831-2828
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10:30 am - 8:30 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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Oakland, California, United States
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Ashland, Oregon
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368 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank LindaMG
Danville, California
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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).

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Lafayette, California
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162 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Alamo
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Marilyn C
Danville, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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SoCal
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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!

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Thank Yulama
Sanibel Island, Florida
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We hadn't been to Basil Leaf in at least 8 years as we previously had a less than stellar experience. We went on a Friday night during "Danville Prime Time" and were able to get a great outdoor table. We were surprised that the place never filled up the whole time we were there. I loved the cubes of bread... More 

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Thank Jim P
Danville, California
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This restaurant has been in Danville for quite awhile. I'm not sure why, because the food has never been outstanding. But it was always good enough for a lunch. It has nice outdoor seating and a pleasant atmosphere. The Caesar salad with grilled shrimp was average at best. The shrimp were excellent, but the lettuce was lots of dark green... More 

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San Ramon, California
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157 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

My wife chose the Basil Leaf for her birthday dinner. We have not been here in a while and wondered how things might have changed. We enjoyed our meal, on the patio outside without feeling rushed. We had reservations, but being a Monday night we probably didn't need them. We tried the Antipasti platter and were pleased with the selection... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA 94526-3807
    (Church)
  • 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?