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Basilico Ristorante

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4701 N Cumberland Ave (at Lawrence Avenue)
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
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(708) 452-6400
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Basilico Ristorante - Harwood Heights, IL

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Basilico Ristorante has spectacular food! The dinner & dessert were amazing and the service was impeccable. The owner of the restaurant went above and beyond to make our dining ...

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Had an 80th birthday luncheon for my wife. Prior arrangements were made as to what we wanted.The luncheon was in a separate room which could hold up to fifty people. There were 44...

Editorial review from Citysearch 6/18/2012

Basilico Ristorante has spectacular food! The dinner & dessert were amazing and the service was impeccable. The owner of the restaurant went above and beyond to make our dining experience memorable.\r \r Thanks Jim for a great dining experience! \r \r Your friends from,\r \r NY, Chicago & Arkansas! more

80th birthday luncheon 9/12/2010

Had an 80th birthday luncheon for my wife. Prior arrangements were made as to what we wanted.The luncheon was in a separate room which could hold up to fifty people. There were 44 guests.\r THE SERVICE WAS TERRIBLE ! When the guests started to arrive the tables were not even set up.My son , daughter,son in law and daughter in law had to help set up the tables.\r Lunch was off the menu with pasta on the side and ice cream with whipped cream and crushed nuts for dessert. They forgot the pasta on the side and when reminded they served it in a bowl instead of individully.The ice cream had no whipped cream or nuts.\r Drinks were very difficult to get because they had too few waiters.Glasses , cups and dishes were piling up on the tables because they didn't have enough help. I could go on but it would take a book. . The 80th birthday which was supposed to be a special day was ruined. I made a big mistake by paying the bill.\r I later tried to contact the owner through his help since he was never there.I went there several times but he was never in I left messages with the help to have him call me..Either his help wasn't giving him the messages or he chose not to respond..\r It appears as though the owner and the help do not have much regard for their cusomers satisfaction.\r Most of the luncheon was very chaotic.\r A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT\r more

The Best Food 9/5/2010

I live in Mchenry il, my mother lives in Chicago. We have eaten there before and i absolutley love there food.It was our anniversary and could have gone anywhere, but we chose Basilico's. the service is fantastic and Owner goes above and beyond everything was perfect.> I Highly reccomend ths ristorante for italian food. more

I wasn't impressed 7/5/2008

Overpriced number one. The food was mediocre. When you read the menu you feel like you're in for a fantastic meal. Then the food comes and and its blah. Everything tasted the same.Take a pass and save your money............Just off the top of my head there are three other places that are far and away better than this place. Da Lucianos on Grand Ave in Elmwood Park, Augustinos on Harlem Ave. in Chicago and Gianottis on River rd. All three of the Italian restaurants are within 5 miles of Basilico. With these three near by I couldnt understand why anyone would come back to eat here. Da Lucianos is an absolute must! make a reservation! Pros: parking Cons: tasteless food,price more

Close your eyes..you're in Italy! 4/11/2008

Absolutely love this restaurant... tell your ""special someone"" that you will be dining in Florence, Rome or Tuscany tonight... and head out to this charming restaurant where several booths have the names of cities in Italy engraved on wooden signs! The linguine with clam sauce is our favorite... all fresh fish dishes are done to perfection... lasagna sooo good! their special appetizer platter has baked clams, fried zucchini, calamari, and lots of other delicious goodies. The night we dined at Basilico's, they had ribboned lobster ravioli which paid tribute to the colors on the Italian flag. Love their house chianti and their daily specialties are truly unique. Pass up all those expensive restaurants in Lincoln Park/Square, etc. and head out to a warm and friendly place. Our families make special trips several times a year just for a get-together to enjoy their wonderful food. The owners are at the door to greet you as you enter ""a little bit of Italy on Cumberland"". Pros: Food, decor, friendliness more

So much more than expected!! 1/21/2007

Scheduled to be in Chicago for a week long training course, in the Rosemont area, I checked out citysearch to see where the good italian places were. Basilico was rated highly, so I thought I would give it a shot. I will be deeply honest when I state that upon arrival at the restaurant location I was a bit hesitant. The restaurant is actually in a business building, and at first glance you might not consider it to be the highest class. I'm here to tell you DON'T think like that or you will miss out on one of the most incredible italian meals you will ever have. Not only that, but the service was friendly, punctual, and helpful. I happened to get there for an early dinner and had the priviledge of meeting the owner who greeted me at the door. The food was exceptional! A simple request to the waiter about changing one of the menu options was greeted with an ""of course!"" I had the stuffed gnocchi with their own famous basilico sauce - a fresh tomatoe, garlic, olive oil and basil. \r \r If you are in the Chicago area do yourself a favor and find this gem, you won't regret it!! Pros: FOOD!!! Plenty of parking. Wonderful ambiance. Cons: Not a one more

A pleasant surprise! 4/26/2006

Was in Chicago just for the weekend and asked the hotel to recommend a place to dine. They recommended Basalico's. Believe me I did not want to leave - the food was excellent - service was excellent. - I wish they had a place like this in NYC. Be sure and eat here when visiting Chicago. Pros: Food, Service, Price more

Twice a Winner 2/14/2005

I have been with a group of 5 and with a group of 2. Each occasion was a winner. Good selection of very good Italian food, very well prepared and very attractively served. Brightly lit, lovely sparkling decor, and very friendly but not too loud an atmosphere. The steaks are truly excellent, the Italian veal dishes superb, and one could dine alone on the appetizers. The steamed mussels and their broth, and a glass of Pinot Grigio Italiano - a perfect opener. Young green server the first time, but she was learning fast. An older experienced man the second, gave excellent friendly professional service. I shall keep returning. Pros: Good prices, Good wide,varied menu, Good parking Cons: Ask in time re coffee, and dessert, etc., A glum maitre d' more

Simply Fabolous 7/2/2003

This just might be the greatest restaurant on planet earth. From the artistic and romantic ambience to the huge portions and homemade recipes, Basilico Ristorante is Heaven! If you haven't eaten at Basilico you are missing out on one of the last treasures we have. A homestye family Italian Restaurant. Amore!!!!!!!!!!!! more

take it from an Italian!! 12/9/2002

In one word, awesome!! This is Italian food at it's best. Both my mom and dad were born in Italy, so food around my house was authentic Italian. Since they retired and gone back to Italy this is the place I go to get the food I love. I would recommend it to anyone looking for great Italian food. At the very least, take it from an Italian!! Pros: Great Food, Romantic, Great Service Cons: none!! more

""To Die For"" 8/18/2002

Bisilico Ristorante has wonderful Italian food that you might order from any other italian restaurant (like Fetuiccine Alfredo, or ravioli), but their specials are to ""die for"". Their salmon served on a bed of angel hair pasta with a light lemon/wine sauce is just wonderful. On the evenings they have it, the lobster ravioli, served with a light cream tomato sauce is great. Pros: quality of food, quantity of food, excellent parking Cons: can get crowded more

bon apetite 8/8/2002

This is a charming restaurante with an excellent setting. The service makes you feel you are eating among family. The food is honest to goodness real italian home cooking with elegance. more

HOMEMADE ITALIAN FOOD TO DIE FOR! 8/7/2002

I cannot even begin to describe the wonderful food and ambiance Basilico Ristorante offers. For some time now i have been searching for a great down home Italian restaurant. Basilico is that and more. It is a perfect place to experience Italian cuisine. From the huge portions that you cannot stop eating to the ceiling decorated like a true Italian cafe. Basilico has it all. Great food, great service, and great prices, The Bruno family has answered the bell with this beauty. Perfect Pros: Great Food, Inexpensive, Huge Portions more
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  • Basilico Ristorante features a relaxed, cozy, and romantic atmosphere featuring the best in authentic Italian cuisine. Using 70-year-old recipes for gourmet dishes that include homemade pasta, chicken, veal, steaks, and seafood will definitely have your...

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    Families pack this expansive dining room decorated with white linen-topped tables and a ceiling covered in eclectic canvas paintings of homey dishes. Popular selections include...

  • 3/25/2005 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 11am-10pm Fri 11am-11pm Sat 3pm-11pm Sun 3pm-10pm
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  • Neighborhoods:

    Norridge (City)

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