Basilico

4.7
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1403 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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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
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MattR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipAlvinK
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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!!

KJ
vipKarenJ
New York Area
8 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
42 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.

RC
vipRobC
Philadelphia
93 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The alley dining is beautiful and quiet! Ask for the Alley over the Street or back patio!

KS
vipKathyS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Basilico is a top notch offering. A great choice for intimate dinners to larger gatherings. The food is delicious and freshly sourced. There are always additions to the menu which ensures variety and a nod to the seasons. Service is attentive and friendly. It continues to be a favorite.

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vipKippygirl
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meal as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure. The food is excellent and the staff friendly and helpful.

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MirandaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Great service. Always a great trip to Basilico. One of my favorites. Homemade pasta and BYOB!

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DeeS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place and wish we could get here more. The food is always phenomenal. The truffle dishes are definitely worth trying. You just can’t go wrong.

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vipPeterH
New York Area
345 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Another superb meal. Basilico's is definitely one of the best restaurants in our area.
Every dish is a delight---

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
272 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The lunch was very good usually we have dinner here

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PhilomenaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The wait staff probably didn't get a full training....pleasant but not as professional as you might expect.
The coffee was hot but the type of coffee used was disappointing...not a rich blend.
Very good spot for dinner if attending a performance at the Papermill Playhouse.

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vipLakelifer
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall1Food3Service5Ambience3

Well, I made a reservation which was honored when we arrived on time. We were seated, with the wine poured and menus being looked at, when the hostess told us we had to move to another table

MP
vipMarshaP
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Grilled artichoke salad with avocado and shaved parm is not to be missed. Osso Buco outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite Italian restaurant! The staff is so friendly and attentive we have come here for years. The food is amazing no matter what you get. We always have room for the Tiramisu!

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AlanT
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Had a great experience at Basilico. Went there before seeing a play at Papermill Playhouse. It was crowded yet our food cane out quickly and we had no problem making the show. The Squash Soup was delicious followed by the sole pan seared to perfection. My wife had the spinach lasagna and she loved it. We shared the Strawberry Soufflé dessert and it was well worth the calories.

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MargaretS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Six of us (3 couples) went to Basilico for lunch after a tour at Greenwood Gardens. We requested the Garden Menu which staff at Greenwood informed us about. I expected the entree to be small; instead, each was perfectly sized for lunch, well prepared and rated 'delicious' by each of us, all at a reasonable cost.

Our reservation was 12:15 and the restaurant was comfortably busy. However, no one rushed us. In fact, we relaxed, ate and talked for literally hours, maybe 2 and a half hours. They gave us a large round table which made inclusive conversation easy.

I look forward to another lovely day in the gardens followed by a delicious lunch at Basilicos, a great way to entertain friends.

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Emma
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

We love the "small plates" for lunch, a bargain and a treat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had lunch in Basilico. It was very enjoyable. The food was delicious and service was very good.

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vipGraceB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

So loud. Food was ok. Tartufo looks like a five year old made it. Our entrees came after an over 20m wait.

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vipNan2
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always enjoyable

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Debby
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was superb - my son-in-law said it was the best carbonara he has ever tasted.
My future daughter-in-law ordered a gluten free chocolate souffle that was out of this world - you would never know it was GF.
The space was a little crowded - not a lot of room to get around tables and thus it was very loud and hard to hear across the table, but the food really made up for the noise. I had a pesto cream sauce on my pasta that was outstanding.

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Jackie8
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

Everything was spectacular with the exception of our waiter. He was unfriendly and inattentive. We waited between courses way to long for him as we had questions and wanted dessert menus. We were brought the wrong dessert by a server and she did not understand English well. We could not find our waiter to change out the dessert for the correct one ordered. Had a show to attend so we just ate the dessert served. Ugh! Food was very good otherwise

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal! We go to Basilico anytime we want a great meal and great service- never gets old. The almond raspberry dessert was amazing. Only bummer - I left my leftovers on the table by accident.

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Hopewood
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was average but prices are not.
Dishes were not explained adequately so we were surprised with several dishes. Overall food is average fir high prices... will try other places before we go back again.

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BigRed
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Pre show dinner. Service and attention was helpful and great. Really enjoyed our dining experience.

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BERNARDS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Fish was overcooked and had very little taste.
Service was very slow.

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Paly
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfection. Greeted as if we were the most important people in the world. Waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Food was amazing - perfectly seasoned, plated beautifully, and tasty. Dessert was good too- we ate it all even though we were full. I forgot how much I love this place. BYOB but they also have wine in case you forget!

JP
JeffreyP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service were wonderful. Antipasto, salad, and fish were perfectly prepared. Timing on each course was also perfect. Chocolate souffle dessert was amazing. Basilico is an hour away, but we'll be back.

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vipBuffyB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is consistently good for its food and quality of service. The lasagna Bolognese was exceptional as was the mixed berry strudel and connoli. The desserts are always very special here. We are lucky to live close to this neighborhood favorite. Never disappoints!

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vipJsscott
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Food was excellent, service was really good and accommodating. Would definitely recommend this place to friends. My wife and I will return the next time we see a show at Paper Mill Playhouse.

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RobertR
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We enjoyed our meal. The short ribs were excellent however the pasta carbonara was not my favorite. The overall ambience is quite nice and the noise level was remarkably quiet. This is a restaurant that I would not hesitate to recommend!

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vipSadie
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Basilico is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is wonderful, the presentation is always beautiful. The service is great and Mario is warm and welcoming.

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vipDenise
Atlantic City
35 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was a great experience app so ago. The service is always friendly and professional that always have interesting specials and the regular menu is great with something for everyone. Had several small plates hi Checks and brussels sprouts really hit the spot. The desserts are the best in the area! So many delicious off switch to choose from! Had the strawberry soufflé-highly recommended not too sweet- just so tasty and fresh!

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Ronald
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Because Basilico's is conveniently located to the Papermill Playhouse, I have dined here with friends numerous times and we have never been disappointed. Great food with a great dessert menu.

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vipPeterH
New York Area
346 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Once again, our meals were superb. My wife had the sea bass and I had the beef braciole.
Between the extensive regular menu and the specials, it's really hard to choose from so many tempting entrees.
And, the delicious appetizers and deserts are a must.
We dine here regularly because there is no other place like it!

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 1403 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.