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“A wonderful dining experience”

Basil Tree Ristorante
Ranked #2 of 54 Restaurants in Dixon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Central Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A wonderful dining experience”
Reviewed May 20, 2012

This is one of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time. The bread with olive oil and parmajan cheese started things. The soups were excellant but the main course selected was unbelievable. I don't know what they did to the flank steak to make it that great but for $15. there was more than I could eat and I am a serious eater. The two ladies who were serving both had a great sense of humor and made the experience just a little more enjoyable. The selection on the menu was more than adequate for any preference in diet so would be an enjoyable experience for anyone. It was more than I would have ever expected in a small city like Dixon.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank 1_Illinois_traveler
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Glen Ellyn, IL
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Could not have been better!”
Reviewed April 29, 2012

We just had the most wonderful evening at Basil Tree, celebrating an 80th birthday. The celebration was in the special party room downstairs (hidden stairway behind the bookcase!) The food was exceptional, the service perfect. There were 20+ in our party. We could have driven hours in any direction (including Chicago), and not found a more accommodating staff or more delicious food. Thank you so much for making our event above and beyond anything we could have asked for. This restaurant is worth driving long distances for. Stand up and cheer, Dixon, you've got a real treasure in your town.

  • Visited April 2012
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2 Thank MDglenellyn
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Sterling, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good food. Prices are good too.”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

I have eaten here a number of times for lunch and have had the lunch buffet. This was the first time to order off of the menu. We went there on a Saturday night and made a reservation - sure glad we did that. It got quite busy right after we got there. The food and service was great. I only wish I knew more about Italian food so I would know what is on the menu.

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Kurt G
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Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Two waiters can't take care of this whole room...Oh yes they can!”
Reviewed March 11, 2012

We had a big family birthday party there in their banquet room. Nice decorating. Food was good and hot. The servers were suberb and they helped us with the movie we wanted to show.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank Ohioillinois
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Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Not impressed.”
Reviewed February 19, 2012

Not a good atmosphere. Accoustics are horrible and it was so loud we couldn't carry on quiet conversation. Food wasn't that great. We won't be back.

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