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Da Gianni

Elsaesserstrasse 1, Basel 4056, Switzerland
+41 61 322 42 33
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (17 reviews)
“best pizza” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Elsaesserstrasse 1, Basel 4056, Switzerland
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31 - 40 of 62 reviews

Reviewed 20 September 2014

The team is very welcoming and professional. The food is excellent (Highly recommend the fish, pasta and risottos), as well as the wine list. Always follow the recommendation, you won't regret it.

Thank Richara
Reviewed 10 September 2014

The food is delicious, but the interior is not very charming. The prices are - if you are used to Swiss prices - acceptable. The restaurant is easy accessible by the street car. The service is not very friendly.

Thank Swenija
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Doesn't have much to do with italian professional hospitality. In Italy couldn't stand a real chance with competition due to unstable quality. Poor, unfriendly, nervous service, too much cheese also where cheese is not so necessary, uneatable spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino. The pizza can...More

1  Thank Marika C
Reviewed 21 March 2014

Fantastic wood-fired pizzas!! Atmosphere was great, service was excellent, and we shared one of the best bottles of wine we have ever had (Sicilian) for about 50 USD (way way way more $$ than we would spend on wine here in the US for at-home...More

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 18 January 2014

I have been several times here and I just love this place. The restaurant is run by an Italian family and you get true Italian food and atmosphere for good (Swiss) prices. By that I mean that all dishes are extremly tasty and well presented....More

Thank Jerome R
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Long standing favorite for Italian food in Basel. Delicious pastas & risotto, grilled fish, awesome pizzas and great wines.

Thank VI K
Reviewed 28 November 2013

I love da Gianni. I've been going there for a number of years and I am never disappointed. The staff is friendly, very professional and looks relaxed even though the restaurant is packed night after night. There's always a great atmosphere, a buzz. The most...More

Thank HaNosseah
Reviewed 26 October 2013

The staff is great! They know their regular customers and always come to say hello. The food is great, standard Italian food but also some real seasonal jewels. Prices are reasonable, though meat and fish mains are steep. In the summer they have a nice...More

Thank Odila S
Reviewed 18 November 2012

I've been to this restaurant multiple times of the last couple of years and had a horrible experience once. I also had great pizza here. The service is usually good, although the last time I visited they were not on the ball. The pizza arrived...More

1  Thank cowsheep
Reviewed 25 October 2012

try rosette or anything u like its really good. i have been there for many business lunch u have more expensive one in the city, but not better quality

Thank claude c
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elsaesserstrasse 1, Basel 4056, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 322 42 33
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