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“Fresh and Delicious”
Review of Vino & Basilico

Vino & Basilico
Ranked #120 of 9,369 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$34
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Mitte
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Does cooking with love make food taste better? I believe it does.

We visited Vino and Basilico because of the reviews on Trip Advisor and because it is walking distance from where we are staying in Mitte, Berlin. We were not disappointed. Everything was fresh and delicious.

Our meal began with a bread basket with imported olive oil for dipping. I ordered a green salad, and bread soup, and my husband ordered the sea bass. One bite of the salad (yes.....the salad) and I knew we had found a great restaurant. The salad greens tasted like they had just come fresh out of the garden, and the salad dressing was delicious and complex. A restaurant that goes this kind of trouble for a salad has to be really good.

My soup was excellent, with textures of bread and tomato soup, with some mozzarella cream. Yum! My husband's meal, The Branzino, came as a fillet, perfectly cooked and was served on a bed of sautéed spinach with a sauce of diced tomatoes, capers, olives and potatoes. He loved it.

The restaurants has indoor and outdoor seating and a Berlin Hip decor.
The meal was well priced considering the quality of the food.
We met the Co-owner, Franchesco who is from Milan, and very gracious. The other Co-Owner is the chef. He said the restaurant had only been open for about 9 months.

We will be back for dinner tomorrow.

Caoi!

Thank Lori N
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

We had a wonderful meal at Vino & Basilico this week. We were able to get a nice table without a reservation. The place is small and a bit rustic, with an open kitchen that was fun to watch. We had two pastas and a good bottle of wine, with house bread. Simplicity itself... and yet, the dishes were complex and far exceeded our expectations. One, made of large fusilli pasta, had the potential to taste like a child's meal... pasta, bacon, cheese, radicchio and rocket. It was anything but simple, though, and was utterly delicious. A chiffonade of the bacon and vegetables melted into the perfectly-cooked pasta... Even more nuanced and deceptively-simple looking was a fettuccine dish with scallops on a plate dotted with a delicious orange spicy anchovy sauce and a creamy non-brocoli-tasting broccoli sauce. By bringing the various dots of flavor into the pasta, each bite could be salty/fishy or creamy/herby. Both pasta dishes we tried were magnificent. The basket of bread was ordinary, but-for a paper thin crispy bread that was delicious. Rounded out with a bottle of wine, we had no room for desserts. Everything that went by looked equally good. Will go back! It is very informal, and local families, people on dates and tourists all had a good experience from the look of it.

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Thank withkidstravel
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vin0ebasilic0, Inhaber at Vino & Basilico, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Buongiorno,
thanks a lot for your feedback. A lot of details you describe, means really that you enjoied and appreciated all what you had at Vino e Basilico.
Hope to see you soon again in Berlin
best regards
Francesco

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Reviewed 9 June 2017

We had a perfectly italian dinner in Berlin, pasta was really a good idea. Clean, queit and the waiters were too nice with us. Sorry for the late of the review :)

Thank Dylan T
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vin0ebasilic0, Inhaber at Vino & Basilico, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Buongiorno,
better such a late review than a bad review...
thank you very much and hope to see you soon again
Francesco

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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a place to search out. My husband and l arrived for a late lunch. We are pretty experienced foody travellers and this place is at the very top of our list.
We shared a starter of grilled baby squid which was perfectly cooked followed by a pasta course each. I had the bacon and radicchio tagliatelle and my husband ordered the spaghetti with clams. They were both faultless. The atmosphere and service matched the quality of the food. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. It is perfect for a family lunch or a romantic meal. We will be back.

Thank BBSnips
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vin0ebasilic0, Inhaber at Vino & Basilico, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Thank you very much for your visit and for your comment!
We hope to see you again soon!
Francesco

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Excellent place, very centrally located (walking distance from Mitte, in case you take a taxi-shouldn't be more than 10Euros within Mitte). Good staff giving thoughtful recommendations. Small but a good menu. Do not skip tiramisu :-)

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Thank Jasna013
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vin0ebasilic0, Inhaber at Vino & Basilico, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Thanks a lot for the compliments!
I also love our tiramisú!! Hoping to see you again
Francesco

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