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Il Basilico

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| Chalki Village, 843 02, Greece
+30 2285 031140
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

My Girlfriend and I had a fantastic dinner at Il Basilico. The food very delicious. We had the cheese fondue as appetizer. I took as main course the beef filet taliata style which was absolutely tender. The canelloni made my girlfriend happy :-) We liked the athmosphere in the garden and the waiters were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Philipp L
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

It is a small Italian restaurant tucked away in a sweet yard. The food is really good. The owner (Maurizio) did not even say hi or goodbye, maybe because we did not take any wine. The main server (an Italian woman speaking rather good French) was very sweet, tried extremely hard to stay calm and serve all the tables at... More 

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MaurizioSacchi, Proprietario at Il Basilico, responded to this review

IYou are completely right, I beg your pardon. That Saturday, while poor Silvia tried to manage the situation all alone, I was upstairs with a problem to my eyes. A wrong pair of contact lenses, very expensive, since I have an unusual problem of sight, were sent to me. I put them on, and I could'n see anything. I had... More 

Athens, Greece
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57 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

First impression was negative by reading several signs saying that credit cards are not accepted. However in Greece it is totally unacceptable not to accept credit cards. The owner suggested wines without showing pricelist and deliberately avoided to provide one. The place has a nice garden but it us clearly visible that more attention and care is needed.

Thank AndreasAthens_Greece
MaurizioSacchi, Proprietario at Il Basilico, responded to this review

The tirst answer is about the absence of a credit card machine. Five years ago, after 3 years of using a Visa payment system, I had to change bank, and I had to give it back. My new bank said to me that a credit card machine was conceded only for a minimum of 20.000 euros per year of transations.... More 

Athens, Attiki, Greece
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The food is descent and tasty. The yard where you sit to eat is very nice traditional and simple with a big lemon tree in the middle. The plus point is that there is a real table cloth! The service is very good but we were only one table of 8 persons that night The patron had a personal contact... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We heard about this place from our friend who had just visited Naxos a month prior. From the moment we walked in we felt very welcome. We loved the charm of the owner and his lovely staff person. Owner exudes a sense of contented peace to the place. The town is certainly very cute and the location down the alley... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Il Basilico is not only a wonderful Italian restaurant in the island of Naxos, it is a wonderful Italian restaurant, period. Situated in the scenic village of Halki in the center of the island, it is well worth the detour from the island's coasts. In fact, it is well worth a road trip just to eat at this magnificent place.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch here while visiting the charming village of Halki. This restaurant matches the charm of the village. We sat in their beautiful garden patio and feasted on local cheeses, charcuterie, and a fantastic Caprese salad. Service is incredibly friendly and welcoming. The pastas are a house specialty and based on what we saw at the next... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Found the place by a chance, and were completely enchanted. The quality and authenticity of Italian and Greek food, sophistication in detail, cozy and relaxing atmosphere, and the wonderful staff, especially the owner Mauricio, made a wonderful experience. We went there on the next day, and it was even better! If you so happen to be in Naxos, please don't... More 

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Athens, Greece
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

It is a safe refuge for those who are tired of eating in the usual Greek tavernas. And Halki is really something special. I went back with my girlfriend after few years and the place, the welcome, and especially the food are really always unique. My favorite remains "noodles with speck and zucchini" but also roasts and meats in general... More 

1 Thank ollli
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Perfect food, perfect service and best value for money! Mauricio, the owner, is a very friendly and smart guy. We had the pleasure to be the last guests in this season and he made our stay such a pleasure. Definate recommendation!

Thank Philipp S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Chalki Village, 843 02, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  South Aegean  >  Cyclades  >  Naxos
  • Phone Number: +30 2285 031140
Trattoria and Wine Bar Entrees Salads Pasta Risotto Vegetarian Dishes Local beef and Pork Homemade Desserts

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