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“Not expensive for the quality”
Review of Trattoria aroma

Trattoria aroma
Ranked #25 of 649 Restaurants in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Toulouse, France
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not expensive for the quality”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Excellent ! The pasta carbonara are perfectly al dente with bacon crusty. For 50 CHF, I've eaten a good diner with a glass of wine.

The entry is not easy to find. it's only a simple door on the street.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Jean-PierreFR
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“High disappointment: isn't worth it!”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

First the antipasti !
Good rice ball but way too much garlic in the bruschetta tomatoes, you cannot even taste the tomatoes anymore ! Nothing exceptional, especially for 26 CHF !

The pasta
We ordered pasta alla carbonara and all'amatriciana. If you enjoy hunting the ham (guanciale) in your meal, then go for it ! And once you found it, it is like eating crystals of salt ! At almost 30 CHF the pasta, you deserve more and better !

The drinks
They only serve half liter bottles at the lovely price of 6.50 CHF ! Bad time to be thirsty !

We are italians and we were really disappointed by "the best Italian restaurant" of Basel ! Expensive evening and high disappointment !

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7 Thank Addolorata G
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Cincinnati, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Exceeded expectations!”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

After reading all the reviews for Trattoria Aroma we had pretty high expectations for our dinner there. Not to worry! Our experience was better than we could have hoped from the time we walked in the door until we bade them farewell. The host was wonderful, our server was delightful and the food was everything we had expected it would be. I would say reservations are a must as we saw several guests being turned away because there were no tables available. We will definitely be back on our next visit to Basel.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank strawberryroan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Real Roman-Italian food”
Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

I am Italian and was travelling around Switzerland and had some local food for a few days. Tonight I felt the real need of having some home-made dinner. I wanted some classic spaghetti. I tried trattoria aroma and as I walked in I suddenly felt a warm but elegant atmosphere. The food was excellent and proper Italian. The host was friendly and very welcoming. I reccomend trattoria aroma to everyone who wants to catch a glimpse of what italian cousine is like.

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1 Thank Simone D
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Basel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“The only place in Basel where you can say: "I have eaten like in Rome"”
Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

1. Pasta is "Al Dente"
2. Carbonara, Gricia, Amatriciana pasta dishes are prepared with Guanciale and not with bacon (thanks god).
3. They fortunately do not cook with cream (real carbonara is not cooked with cream).
4. They fortunately do not serve pasta with meat together in the same dish.
5. Deserts are good but they could improve it.
6. The only place god good central Italian cuisine.
7. They are polite and gentle.

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1 Thank Bulba
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