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“Best pizza in OC!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sweet Basil

Sweet Basil
Ranked #143 of 510 Restaurants in Costa Mesa
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Irvine, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Best pizza in OC!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Sweet basil cafe is one of our favorite Italian Restaurant in OC. Tasty food, good ambiance and service also.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank lindaR32530
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31 reviews from our community

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Henderson, NV
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great pizza and salad”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

Good service and menu selection. Prices were reasonable and food quality great. Easy walking location from Ayers Hotels and Suites.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Mietz
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Parker, Colorado
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awsome Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2011

Love the food and the atmosphere I would keep coming back to this place.

Visited October 2011
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Thank AngelEyez44
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Anaheim, California
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395 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Sweet Basil Pizzeria Café is average Italian food in Costa Mesa, CA”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2011

Situated in a small strip mall near the corner of Bristol Street and Red Hill Avenue, Sweet Basil has a great corner location. The interior is dark and decorated with Tuscan flair. They also have patio seating if you want to enjoy the warm summer nights. While the service is friendly, it was not very attentive. The servers seemed more interested in conversing amongst themselves than with the customers.


The meal starts out with focaccia and marinara sauce for dipping. The bread is very tasty, but a little flat to be called focaccia. But if this is the same dough they use for pizza, their pizza might be pretty good. The dipping sauce was flavorful and a bit on the sweet side.

To read more and see photos, please visit: http://www.examiner.com/restaurant-in-anaheim/sweet-basil-pizzeria-caf-is-average-italian-food-costa-mesa-ca-review

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank OCFoodDiva
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Santa Barbara, California
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343 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Good food and competent service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2011

My wife and I ate here tonight. The food was good and well prepared. The location is ok, and the decor is fine.

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Thank Marc L
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