Basil & Vine

4.6
53 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
For Reservations, Call 07 3888 5088 or SMS 0424 922 745 - Passion for food and love of all things Italian is what inspired Basil & Vine Italian Café. The Fargnoli family come from a very picturesque part of Italy between Rome and Naples called St Andrea, a village set in the rolling ‘valley of the saints’. Life for my grandparents and forebears was very simple and rustic. It is quite near to Mt Vesuvius where the volcanic soil makes the vegetables and tomatoes the best tasting in the world. Food is central to our Italian way of life and large family meals are customary in our household. Meals are relaxed affairs enjoying each other’s company and the sense of community. Traditionally Italian dishes are made with simple ingredients that can be made or procured inexpensively such as pasta, bread, cheese, olive oil and tomatoes. Italian cuisine is all about using quality ingredients well and not so much about fancy cooking techniques.
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CM
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time attending very impressed with the pizza and pasta and service.
I would definitely recommend it for casual dining and quality food

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JF
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such good service, we were offered blankets as we were sitting outside and were a bit cold. Food was delicious aswell and it has such a good vibe! will be back :)

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d
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was lovely. It was my husbands birthday and the service and food was amazing.

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TM
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Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food reasonably priced... loved it ...will def go again and def recommend

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R
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Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Have been 3 times now and have found the food to be very good and perfect serving sizes. The evening was very enjoyable, have already recommended Basil and Vine to friends.

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BG
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Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, we all had pizza, which was delicious. Excellent prompt, friendly service.

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GS
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Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just try the focaccia bread and one of their imported wines. You’ll know the food is legit if you enjoy the basics they do well. Great staff, nice decor, great food.
We come here on the regular.

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l
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Had to stand waiting to be seated for awhile despite prior booking. Staff ignored us waiting at the point they set up for seating but once seated the service was great and food also great. Couldn't eat it all but had a take home box to have it for dinner that night. Have been there before for dinner and had lunch this time. Would go again.

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Responded on 17 May 2019

Hi Lynette, Thanks for your feedback and support :)

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H
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Waiter was lovely, food was great and there was a place to hook up my service dog with a water bowl which was awesome. Definitely will be back.

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Responded on 17 May 2019

Hi Holly, We are very glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon :)

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K
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious, party of four and we all loved our meals. Staff very friendly. Definitely recommend

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Responded on 17 May 2019

Hi Krista, thanks for your encouraging feedback. We hope to see you again soon :)

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TG
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I started recommending people to come since I first started coming. We've had family birthdays and catch ups there. The food is wonderful and the service is the same. Thanks for another great night.

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Responded on 17 May 2019

Thanks for your feedback Tiffany and for promoting us to your friends and family :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was awesome and the staff were really friendly and made you feel at home. We will definitely be back.

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Responded on 22 April 2019

Thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed it!

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RB
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The server was lovely, the new outdoor area was lovely and food was delicious and filling

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Responded on 22 April 2019

Glad you enjoyed it Rebecca :) Thanks for the review.

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NH
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Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Calzone entree was yummy, and 1 was more then enough to share.
Pasta was creamy and delicious, very generous serves with loads of seafood.
Dessert included sticky date pudding and tiramisu which were awesome.
Top notch food at very reasonable prices.
Our new favourite restaurant

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Responded on 22 April 2019

Hi Nicole, We are so glad you enjoyed your food and we hope to see you again :)

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PB
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First time dining at your restaurant. My daughter & I thoroughly enjoyed not only our food but the atmosphere & background music. The service was excellent & we'll definitely return next time. Also happy to recommend to family & friends. Thanks again for making our dining experience one to remember
Peter & Molly

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Responded on 22 April 2019

Hi Peter and Molly, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and we are glad you had an enjoyable experience. Hope to see you again soon!

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e
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food wasn’t very tasty for an Italian food place, the Napoli sauce tasted like tin spaghetti

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Responded on 22 April 2019

Hi Elizabeth, Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your Napoli sauce. Our sauce is an authentic italian recipe generations old but may not be to your taste. Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback.

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P
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Hi. It was my second time at Basil and Vine. I had the same Supreme Pizza as the first time and it was a lot spicier than the first one. Didnt enjoy it as much this time. My daughter ordered a pasta dish in which it said chilli flakes on the side and when it arrived, it was mixed in with the meal and she said it was too hot. She planned on putting a small amount in her meal to suit her taste. The meal took a long time to come out. The staff were aware of all this and compensated us with a free drink each which was nice. Staff are very friendly. Apprehensive as to order the pizza again as I dont know if It would be too hot again. Thanks

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Responded on 28 March 2019

Hi Phil, Thanks for the feedback. We are sorry that there were a couple of issues with your last visit. We have now addressed the issue of the chilli flakes on the side. The pizzas should always be the same as the same recipe is followed but if you do not like hot food please feel free to tell staff and they will ensure they go light on any spicy ingredient. Please also raise any concerns then and there- we are more than happy to fix any issue that may arise.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious! Great service and lovely atmosphere.
We will be returning as regular customers

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Responded on 28 March 2019

Great to hear it Kirsty! Hope we see you again soon.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Italian food in the heart of Burpengary. Good service by quality, well trained young people. Very courteous and friendly. Their Italian Chianti was excellent with the food. It was a night to remember as it is so rare around this area to get quality food.

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JT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love the food and the creative cutout and decoration
Service is always with a smile
Love it

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Responded on 28 March 2019

Thanks for the encouragment Jan :)

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DT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was amazing. Will definitely return. The only suggestion for improvement would be that the two tables near the front counter were placed too close together, so you're practically dining with them as well. Overall fantastic restaurant.

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Responded on 28 March 2019

Hi Donna, We appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed it :)

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SP
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a great venue! Friendly and helpful staff food is always amazing and their coffee is the best!

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Responded on 28 March 2019

Thanks for the review Sam :) We are glad you love the coffee and find our staff friendly and helpful as those are some of our core values and we aim for that to be the experience of all our customers.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We love the food here! Every time we have gone here, the food has been exceptional. The waiting staff have always been friendly and very knowledgeable about the food as well, which is excellent. Our only gripe this time round, was that from ordering our entrees to receiving them, was 45 mins and to get water for the table was just under an hour, which normally wouldn’t bother us too much, but people seated after us were getting their meals. Apart from this, we love Basil & Vine and will definitely go back again.

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Responded on 28 March 2019

Hi Anthony, Thanks for your review and for supporting us. We are sorry about the wait on your visit on this occasion - if it was for Valentines Day we were busy but we aim for speedy service and apologise if that was not the case.

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RC
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

They have air-con, but leave the door open, so it's ineffective, and it was very warm on Wednesday night. If they need to keep the door open, then they need ceiling fans. The waiters need to constantly check for eye contact with customers to see if the customer is wanting to get something. Lasagne was small and unimpressive, about 2 cm high, and 10cm x 10cm square. Pizza was good. Arancini balls for starters were awesome.

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Responded on 28 March 2019

Hi Roger, Thanks for your feedback. We agree that we need ceiling fans and are working on it - first we need an outdoor roof to keep the rain off the outside dining area and some cafe curtain for the same reason. So it is on the cards after those capital expenditures (which are under construction currently) :) Also just an update - we have changed our lasagna and it is much larger and seems to be a hit. Glad you enjoyed your arancini balls and pizzas

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JP
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food. We ordered the pasta marinara and it was delicious. My husband and I didn't feel like a whole bowl each, after having an entree, so we shared our pasta. The kitchen sent the pasta out in 2 smaller bowls, which was appreciated.

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Responded on 28 March 2019

Hi Julie, Thanks for the review. We hope to see you both again soon.

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JP
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always excellent food and service. Delicious authentic Italian. Pizza and pasta and salad. Also breakfast delicious here.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Basil n Vine have always delivered great food and service. I frequently visit this Cafe/ Resturant as it a wonderful place to eat, drink and meet friends at. Highly recommend.

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Responded on 28 March 2019

Hi Jackie, Thanks for your encouraging review :) Hope to see you again in store soon.

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TG
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We absolutely loved our first experience at Basil & Vine! The atmosphere was great, the staff were professional yet very friendly and helpful, the service of the food was fast and the food was amazing! We will definitely be back in the near future!

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Responded on 28 March 2019

Hi Tans, Thanks so much for the positive feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your meal with us. We hope to see you again!

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KP
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Great. local eatery in a lovely setting. The food tasted beautiful, however we thought the portions could be more generous. Loved the ambiance of this new cafe come restaurant. Would definitely recommend it.

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Responded on 28 March 2019

Hi Karen, Thanks for your feedback. Not sure which meals you ordered on your visit but we send almost every customer home with a leftover container of pizza and pasta! So portion size is not generally a complaint we have. Thank you for your kind words about the ambiance and your recommendation :)

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RT
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We had an amazing time at Basil & Vine.
The food is delicious!
Highly recommend the Arancini Balls and Prawn Pizza!

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Responded on 28 March 2019

Hi Roly, Thanks for your encouraging review and we are glad you enjoyed your arancini balls and prawn pizza! Hope to see you instore again soon for another meal.

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CW
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely sensational. Best Italian around. Staff are really friendly. They have all the classic Italian dishes aswell as some that are very creative that you don't usually see (il Gianni?) The blue cheese and white wine pasta. Absolutely loved it.
Great spot, great decor, really inexpensively aswell.

Basil & Vine
Responded on 28 March 2019

Hi Casey, Thanks so much for your encouraging review. Yes- we have branched out a bit and added our own spin on the dishes. We are constantly experimenting in the kitchen with flavour combinations and ideas (and dish names) - that one is named after my brother :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had dinner & the meals were excellent, best Italian we’ve had in years.

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Responded on 28 March 2019

Thanks!!

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R
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Quality food; excellent staff service; good value for money. Would just suggest a little more time between serving of entrée and mains. Leftovers even more delicious the next day.

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Responded on 28 March 2019

Hi Regina, Thanks so much for your positive feedback :) We're glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great food but just let down by some poor service - weren't told about BYO when booking so had already purchased drinks at the restaurant. Once informed of BYO we were able to purchase wine close by at BWS but our drinks were not put in coolers/the fridge for approximately 15 minutes, even after asking waitresses for ice.

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Responded on 28 March 2019

Hi Shan, Sorry your weren't informed - people often ask when booking and are then informed. We are licensed and BYO allowing our customers to choose from the Italian imported wines and beers we stock or bring their own favourite wine in. We are sorry your drinks weren't put away as quickly as would have been ideal.\ but glad you enjoyed your food :)

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A
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic take away pizzas and simply awesome dine in pasta dishes.
Yummy coffee too.
10/10

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YD
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Have been a handful of times now and the food is always beautiful and the staff are very friendly and accommodating.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful place to get a gluten and dairy free pizza. The staff are wonderful, the set up is amazing and overall one of my favorite places to go or even get take aways from.

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DL
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food is flavorful and generous.
Sstaff were friendly and helpful and assisted in menu choices for lactose-intolerant diner in the party.
A really good value, local venue.

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LS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love, Love,Loved this new cafe, great Almond milk lattes, delicious food, lovely staff.
Definitely be back!!!

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JW
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service was outstanding, staff checked in with us several times to make sure all was ok and we didnt need anything. Our waitress made great recommendations of the menu and the food was delicious.

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