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“Little Gem in the middle of the Magic Island” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Basilico

Il Basilico
Ranked #95 of 328 Restaurants in Naxos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Trattoria and Wine Bar Entrees Salads Pasta Risotto Vegetarian Dishes Local beef and Pork Homemade Desserts
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Little Gem in the middle of the Magic Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2011

I have been eating at Basilico many times and well I have been impressed by the passion of the owners sharing history and emotions about their kitchen, highly recommended!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jblastafoodandsound
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London
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and ambience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2011

If there's one place you should eat on Naxos island it is Il Basilico in Halki, the old capital.
Tucked away on the edge of the village square is a small alley where you will find this lovely little restaurant. The walled garden is pretty and secluded and the owners Maurizio Sacchi & Cristina Wiskemann are most welcoming. The food here is simply fantastic and worth the wait when busy, we started with starters of warm melted cheese in a pastry basket and fish carpaccio - both incredibly delicious. My daughter is vegetarian and my son a carnivore and neither were disappointed - amazing Pastas and a Rabbit dish as a speciality was particularly good. This is really excellent Italian food in a lovely setting, and a nice change from the Greek cuisine. We came back for lunch 2 days later - it's worth the drive into the mountains. And they also play good music. Go! you won't be disappointed

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Byrdie56
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Athens, Greece
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Authentic Italy in a small Greek island village”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2011

This small and cute italian trattoria, brings Tuscany in Naxos. Not only did we taste authentic italian cuisine (excellent pasta, but the beef fillet was an exceptional expierence!), but also we drunk a special Pinot Grigio in the middle of Greek "nowhere".
Bravo!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ChristinaLiveri
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Athens, Greece
1 review
“Authentic Italy in a small Greek island village”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2011

This small and cute italian trattoria, brings Tuscany in Naxos. Not only did we taste authentic italian cuisine (excellent pasta, but the beef fillet was an exceptional expierence!), but also we drunk a special Pinot Grigio in the middle of Greek "nowhere".
Bravo!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LiveriAthens_Greece
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Athens, Greece
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Expensive Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2011

Perfect atmosphere in one of the most traditional village of Naxos. It is a charming italian restaurant with gentle, but a little bit snob, hosts in a beautiful small garden. The food is classic Italian, tasty even though the pasta is not fresh (handmade). The wine list is small but really perfect. In general it’s expensive for what you got and the food though nice is not exceptional. 53 euros for a meal of a salad, a risotto, a pasta and 4 glasses of wine it’s really to much for Naxos. Don’t forget to book table before you go!!!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RafGr
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