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“Very well liked restaurant in the area...the writing is on the wall!”

Basil's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 74 Restaurants in Corbin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $16
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lexington
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Very well liked restaurant in the area...the writing is on the wall!”
Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

This is definitely my favorite restaurant in Corbin, by far! How cool is it to eat at an Italian restaurant in the area where the chef is actually from Sicily, Italy! It is a small, out of the way restaurant that out of towners might miss if they didn't look closely, but I would definitely recommend if in the area! Chef Richard is very fun and the food is fantastic! I have been several times and usually get the sampler because it is a great value and the stuffed shells are so tasty with deliciously sweet marinara, but this visit I sprang for a full plate of the delightful Mama's pasta and it definitely did not disappoint!

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English first
Corbin,Ky
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem!”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

The place isn't advertised and it all word of mouth and the word is great! Stumbled upon this place by a friend's recommendation. The place is tiny with prob. only 5 or 6 tables, food was homemade and the chef was very enertaining...Try it!

  • Visited March 2012
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Lexington,kentucky
2 reviews
“Unexpected”
Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

So glad to stumble on this gem in the middle of nowhere. Food was great --chef entertaining. Great mood music. Must be nice with candlelight

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Thank marmi99
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White Pine, Tennessee
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Wonderful food - very large portions”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

The waiters were excellent. Our large group was arriving 5-10 minutes apart. They adjusted accordingly and made certain we could all arrive at our next destination on time. Food was great with HUGE portions.

Visited September 2012
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Thank CSP_WP_TN
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Gem in Corbin, KY”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

One does not expect to fined authentic Italian cuisine nestled in the hills of Kentucky, but that is exactly what Chef Richard provides. We were met and personally seated by the Chef. He even offered us a dish that was not on the menu, which was beyond our expectations. We also had a terrific time in our conversations with Chef about his background. Well worth the effort and time to spend a most enjoyable evening.
Steve K.
Co-Founder
The International Wine and Food Society
The Hague, The Netherlands

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Linda K
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