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“Unique little restaurant”
Review of Basilico' - CLOSED

Basilico'
Price range: $18 - $29
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed August 2, 2014

After walking the streets of Modica, debating where to go for food, we came here based on previous Trip Advisor reviews. We were so glad that we did come, for despite it being quite late in the evening and we were exhausted; we had the most fantastic meal in a relaxed atmosphere. The menu was full of variety with lots of fresh ingredients and produce. To begin, I enjoyed the fish burger and my husband enjoyed the ravioli, both were delicious. My pork main was fantastic, as was my husband's meat dish. Although sitting out on the bustling piazza's might be appealing ... come in here for a delightful treat.

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Thank Steph D
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had excellent food and wine in this lovely family restaurant, great atmosphere and friendly service. Would definitely recommend this place.
Really good food, and at the price the best we had in 3 weeks here in Sicily

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Thank Bahare H
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Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

As with the other Baroque towns (Notto, Ragusa Ibla, etc.) Modica is geared for the evening trade so most places listed here are not open for lunch but Basilica is.
A cool, quite trendy little trattoria just off of one of the main roads, this is a little gem not to be missed.
The service is impeccable, the menu compact but plentiful and the quality first class.
Everything is cooked fresh to order using freshest ingredients.
The salad menu slows you to construct exactly what you want by choosing from numbered ingredients.
The waitress is kind and knowledgeable with a good standard of English (ok, American English about which I did tease her).
You can sit outside or in, whatever your choice, and the food is presented to you table fresh and ready to enjoy.
We only have 3 days left but will ptobs by drive back to Modica to sample their evening menu as lunch was do good.

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Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had an excellent evening here in early July. The service was impeccable- a young waitress with flawless English which was appreciated but not expected (our Italian is awful). The menu is translated but not overly anglicized for tourist tastes. The selection has plenty to offer made with fresh ingredients and doesn't try to overwhelm with choice - we found plenty to tempt us. This was easily the best food we've had in Sicily; simple but flavoursome, immaculately presented without being fussy, and totally fresh and cooked to order. The atmosphere is delightful, and while there's always a temptation to sit on the busy piazzas we preferred the indoor ambience which is carefully designed with thought and care (although there are outdoor tables too). We'd recommend in a heartbeat and we just wish we had another night in Modica to visit again. NB - we visited as a same sex male couple and were made to feel very welcome. A big thank you to this friendly family restaurant.

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Thank manchestersmn
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Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

This little restaurant is one of the best we have been to during our 3 week stay in Sicily. The menu changes daily depending on what is the freshest ingredients and the food is just incredible with an excellent wine list to compliment the food. They give excellent explanations of their menu options and were able to suggest a good wine choice to compliment your meal. There is a homey feel about the restaurant itself and we enjoyed it so much, we went back the next. During our visits we tried 8 different dishes and all were amazing!!
The owners and staff are super friendly and offer a wonderful place for a meal. Grazie!!

Thank Stephale29
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