Basilico

4.7
1436 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Basilico Restaurant, located in Millburn, New Jersey was established by owner Mario De Marco , formerly of Sergio's, also in Millburn. Graduate of the Hotel Management School in Alassio, Italy. From Italy, he brought his original and authentic Italian cuisine to Millburn.

Basilico has a definite New York look and feel, which reflects in our food items. We use the best of ingredients. "Casual and chic" is how we have been described by reviewers. The atmosphere is warm, comfortable and energetic. Our goal is to maintain the highest level of hospitality, remembering that you are the guest, and it is our ultimate goal for you to leave thoroughly satisfied. Special requests can be accommodated.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
Service
4.6
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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anthonyb
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food !!!! pasta with shrimp and lobster was perfect

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vipBuffyB
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and fabulous desserts. One of our favorite places.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Open table showed 2 available times 5:45 7:45 arrived on time and it was empty, we were the only customers, fine, but would have preferred 6:30-

Food was quality as expected, priced fair, actually getting our entrees took forever, 3 tables showed up after us and we all looked at each other wondering what was happening.

Bill was fine, except for a credit card surcharge, think it was 3.5% not a lot of money, but a questionable practice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Went there for a birthday dinner. The service and food were outstanding! A BYOB that also has its own wine list. I recommend the restaurant highly!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely date, food was quick and great. Waiter was friendly. Even the pre meal bread was good. 5/5 would recommend to a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Bread wasn’t warm, poor service, waiter didn’t check on us or clean the table after diner. We didn’t get our soft drinks until after we were finished eating. The waiter didn’t charge us for the drinks to make up for it. Honestly we didn’t feel appreciated or welcomed. I definitely know the difference. It’s just not a place for us to frequent.

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vipSadie
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service is always wonderful at Basilico. We both had The fusili special with lobster shrimp and scallop, it was delicious. The St Joseph pastry was a special and also very delicious.
We felt comfortable dining inside since we’ve been vaccinated and with tables spaced apart

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VanyaP
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food! The cream soup was delicious, we ordered two of the daily specials - risotto with lobster, shrimp and scallops, and Chilean bass. Outstanding.

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flowergirl
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my second time here - I went about a year ago and couldn’t stop raving about the Chicken Basilico and we finally made it back! The meal, service and ambiance did not disappoint. We had calamari as an appetizer, husband got the frutti de mare and chocolate lava cake with a birthday candle once the waiter heard it was my birthday :) can’t wait to come back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Basilico never disappoint. Covid friendly and food is delicious.

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YisellaV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! I will definitely come back!

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AnthonyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Valentine’s Day, nice and romantic

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vipcarlav
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best soufflés

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vipDomf
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food beautifully prepared and displayed. Delicious and unique recipes. Service immaculate and very accommodating.

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RP184
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

We moved to the area and were excited to try a new place. The service was great as we were literally the only ones there while dining. The food just seemed off for some reason. The octopus was pretty chewy and under seasoned. My husband’s main dish he didn’t eat any of the scallops as they had a fishy taste. My chicken seemed like it was beaten and way over cooked. Overall we were both just generally underwhelmed with the food which was disappointing as there were such great reviews. I will say the side of gnocchi was good as was the wine we got.

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JohnR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful experience going to this amazing restaurant. Never have had a bad meal there and the atmosphere and wait staff are terrific.

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vipScottM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were great. Terrific setting in the alleyway between the two buildings made if feel like we were dining in Europe. Great heaters as well as we were able to even take our jackets off. Great job Basilico.

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vipMarybo
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent, food was amazing! White truffle gnocchi was delicious! I had a homemade spaghetti special with Shrimp, zucchini and cherry tomatoes. It was fantastic. Thank you for a nice evening, especially during these times. Will go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lasagna was delicious!

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vipBuffyB
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another pleasant evening with social distancing and outdoor dining, and heat too. The short ribs were delicious as was the penne a la Ligura with generous fresh salads to start. Good service, food consistently very good.

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vipsher
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal with great and attentive service! The menu has something for everyone!

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vipBuffyB
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The linguine with lobster and shrimp in a spicy sauce was delicious. The pumpkin brûlée cheesecake is a winner. The outdoor cafe is warm and cozy

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vipSadie
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Basilico is always on point. Food is delicious and beautifully presented. Service is wonderful.

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Anthony
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Basilico has been me and my wife's go-to spot for romantic date nights, anniversaries and special occasions for many years now. We mainly love the atmosphere, the delicious food and the staff is very welcoming and friendly. And a big benefit is that it's B.Y.O.B., so that always saves us a little on the bill. I love they always have great fresh oysters, nice portions and a wide variety of fancy Instagram-worthy delicious desserts!

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NicoleA
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal as always and the outdoor set up was lovely! Terrific service and meals were all delicious! We will return!

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GeneM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A outstanding surprise! Given current circumstances, they created a fantastic atmosphere and the food was beyond expectations. A very special place with high quality and friendly staff. Save "lots' of room for desert. While the meal was outstanding, the sweet offerings were beyond excellent in both flavor and size. Highly recommended!

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BetsyV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delish food, wonderful staff, safe environment. Great night!

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vipBirthdaycelebrant
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal in a beautiful outdoor setting! We thoroughly enjoyed the lighted and heated alleyway with it's gorgeous brick walls and window boxes. We stayed quite comfortable under the overhead heat lamps. Perfection on a Saturday night.

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vipmichaelw
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were outstanding

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EricH
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always terrific. A great place to go for a nice date night.

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GAILD
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time dining at Basilico, everything about this place was perfect. The food, the Aviance, and the Service was excellent. Loved It.

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vipSadie
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit back sine February due to the pandemic. We sat in the patio, didn’t feel we were ready to dine indoors. There is a lot of outdoor seating. We walked the the dining room and were very impressed with the spacing, so much so that we made a reservation to return for our anniversary. The good was delicious as always, my husband had oysters which he says are the best of anywhere he has them and the veal chop parmigiana which was huge. I had the mushroom soup which I always love and the gnocchi which are like little clouds of pasta, very light not heavy like most are.
Basilico remains one of our top favorites restaurants. Ohh, the pistachio biscotti was so good, not jaw breaking like some I’ve had.
Always a great experience, hats off Mario. Se you on Saturday.

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JimD
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I went to Basilico on September 17, 2020 to celebrate our anniversary. We sat outside since it was a nice evening. From beginning to end, the wait staff did every they could to make us feel comfortable and welcome. The food was outstanding. I had the tuna tartare appetizer and Stripped Bass special, while my wife had the Prosciutto, melon, and fig special appetizer and Spaghettini alla Arrabbiata. The desserts were also excellent. I wholeheartedly recommend Basilico.

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MattR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great service, and wonderful ambiance. Highly recommended.

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vipAlvinK
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Always good. First time back since the winter. Food is always good as is service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ate in the alleyway. It’s was perfect. Coming back soon!!

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vipKarenJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the ally outdoor dining setup it felt like a street in Italy! Food and service is always excellent. This restaurant never waivers from that standard.

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DinaB
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Food was mediocre and not comparable with the price.

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vipLLCB
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

They did a nice job setting up for outside dinning. Food is still excellent. Service is good....especially considering the new circumstances.

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vipRobC
Philadelphia
112 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The outside porch was a beautiful place to eat - and covered in case of rain. Food was very good, both appetizers & entrees, loved that it’s a BYO - but food was somewhat pricey.

FAQs

Basilico does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Basilico also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 379-7020.

Basilico is rated 4.7 stars by 1436 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.