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Review of Basil

Ranked #7 of 63 Restaurants in Lantana
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar
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Description: Manalapan Pizza and Basil Bar & Grill have consolidated to simply Basil . We still have the same exquisite Italian cuisine and the best NY Style Pizza in Palm Beach! Our hearty pasta dishes are prepared with a variety of fresh pasta and Italian sauces. Our delicious homemade pizza dough is hand tossed then layered with our homemade sauce and fresh toppings. The catch of the day is prepared in a variety of ways and other seafood entrees include; shrimp, clams, mussels, scallops, as well as a rich calamari. Basil also offers fresh salads and a homemade soup of the day every day. Basil has an extensive array of craft beer, domestic and European wine selections that pair excellently with our cuisine. Enjoy Basil's unique atmosphere with local fine art displayed throughout the restaurant and a beautiful outdoor patio with live entertainment nightly! Come discover the best kept secret in Manalapan!
Delray Beach, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed November 20, 2013

This place is great!! Amazing atmosphere and great food. The portions are huge and we were able to eat for days off of two entrees. My fiancee is Italian and a ruff critic but was so happy with this place. We will be eating here again in the near future:)

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Katie813
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English first
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“"Average" is being generous”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

I feel bad giving this place a poor review, as I know how hard the restaurant business is. But, on a recent night here, the experience was pretty awful. We ordered an all veggie large pizza, which I have ordered at numerous places. This was by far the most completely tasteless pizza I've ever eaten. We both were very hungry and are truly not all that hard to please, but we both soon quickly agreed that the pizza tasted like cardboard, absolutely no flavor in the sauce, crust, etc..bewilderingly tasteless. We RARELY leave any food, but we left 1/2 the "pizza." Also, while we did not see it on the menu, we asked the waiter (who was perfectly nice and attentive, if overworked..) if there was a small Caesar salad we could order to go with the pizza. He said yes and after a few minutes brought us each a VERY small, uninspired looking Caesar salad, with DRIED grated cheese and store bought croutons on top, the kind you'd expect in a cafeteria or to -go from Publix. The VERY bad part of this, however, was when we received the bill, and they had the NERVE to charge us 9.95 EACH for these poor excuses for Caesar salads!! (I'm still mad..) Couldn't believe it, and ultimately blamed ourselves for not asking the price before hand, but I fleetingly assumed that they couldn't possibly be more than 5.95 each (they were worth about 2.95 each...if that..) We did notice that the portions we saw being served at the couple of other tables did seem VERY large, but if the pasta and special dishes (which are not cheap) are anything like the food we experienced, I would rather have much smaller portions but of quality food. Lastly, to ruin an already very unsatisfactory experience, about 1/2 way through our "meal", we observed the young man working in the kitchen methodically and individually licking his fingers. Yes, licking his fingers..in full view of the pass through window. I did bring it to the waiters attention, but he was busy, we were exhausted after a long day, and we just threw in the towel as it were, hurriedly paid, and left. I honestly DO feel bad about this negative review, as the people running this place seem like a nice family, and owning a restaurant is a very tough dedication. But, getting a bill for almost $50.00 (before we tipped) for an atrocious meal left us with a very unpleasant taste in our mouths of being ripped off , and we certainly won't be returning.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank franklymrspankly
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good place to grab a bite before or after the theater”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We came here with friends for dinner before entering the theater and we were not disappointed. First of all, this is in a shopping center. But don't let that stop you. We went and sat outside
on a nice breezy night with a bottle of wine and ordered dinner. The servings are bountiful and would serve two instead of just you. The food here is flavorful and their garlic rolls are to die for. My seafood dinner was excellent and the pizza some of us ordered was very tasty. The menu is diverse with much to choose from. This is a local hidden gem. Nothing fancy but just plain old goodness.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Onlyonefinelady
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent Pizza!”
Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

This place actually reminded me a lot of Italy. We ate outside, the staff was were nice, the pizza was really good, they have canned sodas which is nice too. The menu is very diverse, there is a lot to choose from. The even have live Maine lobster. I will be returning for sure

Thank MrZoob
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