We recently had booked a table for a special birthday dinner. The birthday lady is a huge Italian food fan and,up until now, a particular fan of Basilico. We had no hesitation in booking dinner there as we knew it would have been her first choice. There was a table of nine of us and not one person came out saying they were delighted with the night. Service was poor. Portions were "mean" ( and that comes from people who normally left bread behind them when it came before the starter - on this occasion we got a bit of baguette with no oil or vinegar dip and it was very poor. Main courses were skimpy, as was the platters - we had to order an extra platter as there was not enough to go around - again, being that we ate there on many occasions previously we knew our needs - but, we ended up not feeling satisfied. The restaurant was full, which is normal, but I feel if there is a continuation of those standards it will be very easy get a table there in the future. I have read a couple of previous reviews and have noticed they had similar stories so, therefore, it was not just our night. Anyone can have a bad night - but this was a combination of lower standards. We did not get the Italian experience that we went there for. Unless we hear a few good reports - hear are nine people who won't be dining there again.