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Basil Tree Ristorante

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$$ - $$$
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123 E 1st St, Dixon, IL 61021-3023
+1 815-288-7555
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Italian food. This is not a pizza place. It is a nice sit down table cloth restaurant. It's not inexpensive but worth the price.

Thank Charlie K
Sterling, Illinois
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in Sunday at 6 for a light meal. Garganzola salad with tomato and olives, clams in white sauce and garlic bread. U topped it off with Creme brulee, made from scratch.

Thank NewtonJames
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have great lasagna . I love the bread with oil with parm cheese. I have liked everything that I have tried.

Thank marym63
Des Moines, Iowa
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Great dining experience: our server Valerie was very knowledgeable about the menu & made great recommendations. Pasta very good & Tiramasu some of the best ever

Thank GinniDesMoines
Dixon, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Delicious food, friendly staff, and the decor is beyond words...gorgeous!!! My go to Italian restaurant .

Thank Pattiann1234
Dover, Illinois
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Excellent and classy atmosphere. Great for both a romantic dinner and a nice lunch date with anyone, including kids (at least mine). The service was great and the food was very good as well. Excellent homemade bread is provided as well as parmesan and olive oil in which to dip it. We had the Fritti Mozzarelle (mozzarella sticks) and the... More 

Thank Andrea D
Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We couldn't believe our luck in finding this place. It far exceeded our expectations. The food was fresh, seasoned perfectly, just outstanding. The waiter was not very polished, but was very nice. The wine was just so-so. Coming from Madison, WI, we are accustomed to so pretty great dining. The Basil Tree did not disappoint. Actually, we rate our local... More 

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Villa Park, Illinois
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We have a vacation home about 20 miles from Dixon, and there is not much in close proximity to it. We are always searching for good restaurants within a reasonable distance. We have dined here half a dozen times and it has always been excellent no matter what we have ordered. My daughter, 2 teen grandkids and I ate here... More 

Thank Memidbs
Dixon, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Very very good. Not very expensive. Located in Dixon IL. Parking is not a problem. Very tasteful Italian food.

Jacksonville, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017

My wife and I decided for a second Valentine's dinner while we were enjoying a brief holiday away from home. The local innkeepers had a copy of The Basil Tree Restorante menu. After checking the Trip Advisor reviews, we made a reservation. Note here: MAKE A RESERVATION. We arrived a bit early and were seated promptly. Our server, Nick was... More 

Thank Jeff D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 E 1st St, Dixon, IL 61021-3023
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Dixon
  • Phone Number: +1 815-288-7555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?