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Sweet Basil Bistro

40629 Lakeview Drive, CA 92315
+1 909-866-9212
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (26 reviews)
“sand dabs” (6 reviews)
“tiramisu” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
40629 Lakeview Drive, CA 92315
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1 - 10 of 147 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

What a wonderful find and in, of all places, the same building as a bowling alley. Don’t worry, though, no noise, just excellent food. We had the Caprese salad which was the usual cheese and tomatoes served on a bed of baby arugula topped with...More

Thank MBTraveler47
Reviewed 5 days ago

Sweet Basil Bistro is under the Bowling Alley not really on the beaten path. You should make reservations small place but tends to be busy. You need to order everything separately. I had the linguine with Alfredo sauce. I added on the grilled shrimp. The...More

Thank clamdiger2
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Good, not great Italian food. Make a reservation because the restaurant is small and does fill up. My husband enjoyed his scallop starter off their daily menu and the surf and turf. I had a plain salad and Sand dabs which were both good. The...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Sally catered my wedding, and it was not a small task! We had about 180 guests, and requested the meal be GLUTEN FREE, VEGETARIAN friendly, and served FAMILY STYLE! Sally took this on with confidence and blew it out of the park. We had two...More

Thank Paige V
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Always great meals at Sweet Basil Bistro. Although the restaurant is tiny in size, the meals and flavors are huge! Daily soup is always exceptional. Last time we visited were served the Steak and Lobster Tail - Both fantastic. Excellent service.

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Sweet Basil Bistro is easily accessed alongside Big Bear's landmark bowling alley. We were certainly relieved not to be seated in the cramped entryway and felt uncomfortable for the couples attempting to enjoy their meal as we and other guests came in from the cold....More

Thank WP664
Reviewed 16 January 2018

The only real Italian restaurant in Big Bear Lake. Good variety, fresh and good service. Both lunch and dinner are a little over priced, but so are most decent restaurants in the resort

Thank dclaus47
Reviewed 9 January 2018

There was plenty of quantity, but very little flavor. Pesto was so bland I had to add lots of salt just to give it flavor.

Thank hhredevil
Reviewed 26 November 2017

This restaurant was highly recommended to us, so we were interested in trying it. For starters we had a caprese salad and the soup of the day, a cabbage and Italian sausage soup. Both were very good. For a main course we had a veal...More

Thank PrinceConsort
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We were in Big Bear for a couple of special occasions so wanted some special dining experiences and Sweet Basil Bistro was one of our picks. I'd have to say that it was probably my favorite dinner of the trip. My husband had the gorgonzola...More

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barrasally
18 October 2016|
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Response from DLFA81 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't find it very expensive. It was good quality good and wine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40629 Lakeview Drive, CA 92315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
  • Phone Number: +1 909-866-9212
  • E-mail
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