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Sweet Basil
Italian Restaurant$$
Today 5:00 – 10:00 pm
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942 Great Plain Ave Needham, MA 02492
942 Great Plain AvenueUSMassachusettsNeedham02492
$$Italian RestaurantToday 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:00 – 10:00 pmSaturday 4:00 – 10:00 pmSunday 4:00 – 10:00 pm
We welcome you to bring your own wine and beer. Corkage fee is five bucks. We are first come, first served. We do not accept reservations.
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Hearty plates of upscale Italian fare, including steaks & seafood, draw crowds at this quaint BYOB.- Google
"Their pesto (nut-free) is addicting and they pile the portions high."
"One of my favorite italian restaurants."
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Lena Wu
2 months ago
I had a nice dining experience here in the past. The salads and pastas are delicious, and come in famously large portions! I love their pesto for the bread. There might not be a parking lot, but there is usually a free metered parking space on the street within a two block radius.
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MM7 Games
6 months ago
Sorry but very disappointing. Server was great. Food was so full of garlic it was inedible.
Tanvir Khan
a year ago
This is my second visit. It was so so the first time. It was definitely bad the second. The steak had to be returned because it was over cooked and my veal was soggy covered with muddy salty sauce. I could not eat it after a bite. Though I must say the service staff was very pleasant and efficient.
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Ilana Walder-Biesanz
2 years ago
The food is delicious, especially the basil that comes with the bread. Two of use shared three starters--the risotto, the baked gouda, and the beets with goat cheese. All three dishes were wonderful and together they were more than enough food for two people. The service was good, though we occasionally had to flag down a waiter for more water or bread.
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Melanie Hill
11 months ago
Sweet Basil is a delicious Italian restaurant right in the heart of Needham Center. I have been here many times and have always loved the pasta dishes that I have had (and left VERY full). You can also bring in your own wine for an extra fee but totally worth it!
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Darren Rosebrugh
10 months ago
One of my favorite italian restaurants. Their pesto (nut-free) is addicting and they pile the portions high. Make sure you grab a bottle of wine from the nearby liquor store since they are BYOB. I hope you like garlic as much as I do, because you are going to eat a lot of it in just about every dish they serve.
helder ramos
3 months ago
Great food
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Juliana Casale
3 years ago
I can't rave enough about this place. It's BYOB, it's staffed by the nicest people, it's casual yet trendy, and it has yet to disappoint me! The menu is small, but everything on it is reasonably priced, well thought out, delicious -- and you get SO MUCH FOOD. Leftovers galore! Given Sweet Basil's popularity and no reservations policy, it's best to get here early. Other heads up: Cash/check only, corkage fee, no desserts.


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