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Sweet Basil

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$$ - $$$
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942 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-3030
+1 781-444-9600
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great delicious food , mostly Italian. Love the pasta and baked lamb leg Bring your own wine Wait staff are courteous No reservations taken, get there early

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Thank Betty S
Needham, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here many times, quality is always consistent, only the freshest of ingredients. Highly recommend. Great for catered events.

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Thank apvolante
Needham
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Consistent delicious food. You always get high quality foods. Never a diapointment. The soup a Tuscan white bean was great

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Thank Mark M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Location easy to get to, good service from waitstaff, very good food at reasonable pricing. Would recommend it to anyone.

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Thank david m
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love this place, and the founder, Dave, is a great guy who has contributed a lot to the community--including some cooking lessons that greatly improved my ability. I think it the food and menu were slightly better when Dave was there cooking himself, but it's still the best. The only downside is there's much less reason to go the... More 

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Thank sethb309
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was our go to Italian restaurant near us. I think they have one of the best home style Italian food around the area. I am sure it has been mentioned many times before, but the wait can be very very long. This is especially true on weekends. I have waited over 2 hours on many occasions. I suggest you... More 

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Thank henry j
Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We meet friends there, usually 8 or 9 of us, every couple of months and we also go in between. The food is always sooooo good and we take home enough for another meal. The staff is friendly and very professional. I had my daughter's baby shower there. That was 6+ years ago and the women are still talking about... More 

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Thank patm0rris
Clinton ,MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here tonight for a birthday celebration. Luckily we had someone who lives nearby put out names in an hour before we arrived since we were aware of the lengthy wait time ( one of the negatives).We were coming about 45 minutes away. The comments I read about the tables being near the front entrance and awkward if seated... More 

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Thank guadsquad
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remember 2 years ago that that the long line, no reservation policy, crowded, small tables, cold air whoosh from a curtain by the door entry and noise factor so loud you couldn't chat with dining companions was all worthwhile for the homemade soups and trendy menu. The visible kitchen integrated into tiny dining area is a good thing. So... More 

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Thank diane w
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am writing this as I am about to place an order for bulk food from Sweet Basil for a party I am having this weekend. While you may know what a great restaurant this is (and has been for so many years) you may not be aware of the bulk food option which is the same quality and really... More 

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Thank Sam G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?