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Sweet Basil

942 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-3030
+1 781-444-9600
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
942 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-3030
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, better than the North End. This place has an hour wait out the door even on weeknights and it’s because it is so. good. I have never had a bad meal here. If you’re thinking that this isn’t worth the drive because Needham is...More

Thank kllewkow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been eating at Sweet Basil since it opened. We have always had a superb meal here. Each main course serves four people, so you will be having delicious leftovers for a few nights. Even taking this into consideration, the prices are low for...More

Thank Arple
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We attended dinner here the night before the Boston Marathon! Although they don’t take reservations and are a smaller establishment we only waited 30 min for a table for 8! They are very open that they are a BYOB establishment which was great! I am...More

Thank Nichole S
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We have been customers for years, the food is always cooked the same, delicious whatever you order, small wait worth it. The waitstaff is very helpful never rushes you. A great place priced very reasonable,

Thank Fiddler29
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

The calamari was rubbery. The shrimp scampi was watery. The chick parmesan was all breading and rubbery cheese. The sauce was chunks of tomatoes in watery sauce. The pesto and bread was good.

Thank Russ M
Reviewed 10 April 2018

This was the first time we had dinner at Sweet Basil. The menu has many interesting items for every taste. Service is nice and friendly. The only thing we thing was a little overdone is the charge for beverage lick diet coke or so. We...More

Thank Arie V
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Loved the intimate atmosphere. I eat pretty clean food when at home and don’t mind eating a carb loaded meal when traveling once in a while. The appetizers were really good and packed with aromatic flavors. The entrees where enormous and way to bold with...More

Thank Susie T
Reviewed 6 March 2018

I've ordered a bulk take out dinner (half tray for 5-6 people) on 2 occasions & both were excellent. The portions are very generous. The guests were 'foodies' & it received rave reviews. We've had the Bolognese & the Chicken Marsala. The baked gouda was...More

Thank Patricia J
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Great food and experience. I have been going there for years and have used them for catering. Always good

Thank Shelly B
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Home made pasta! Great sauces, and the hospitality is tremendous. BYOB. it's just a great local spot.

Thank sandy b
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 942 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-3030
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-444-9600
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