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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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942 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-3030
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While visiting our kids we were introduced to Sweet Basil. What a great find. My chicken Parm was delicious and the steak was surprisingly good. And the portions were large enough for a second meal. But better than the food, was the warm and friendly...More

Thank Stealthcritic
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We were a party of four. We ordered an order of their risotto which was a special entrée, but we got it to share as an appetizer. My son makes it at home all the time and we wanted to compare it to his. They...More

1  Thank PETER M
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Sweet Basil is an absolute gem. The food is freshly prepared and delivered to your table piping hot. The flavors are perfectly balanced. The portions are huge, and the fact that it’s BYOB means you will have money in your wallet when you leave. One...More

Thank TonyC1959
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

This was my second trip to Sweet Basil and I will definitely be back. The food is delicious. It’s BYOB and there’s a liquor store near by, so you get to be your own sommelier. It’s hard not to fill up on the bread and...More

1  Thank hotelie82
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner with a large party. It is so loud it was hard to hear the conversation. Our waiter took forever to greet us and then another long wait to order. When he was there he was great and attentive. The gluten free options...More

Thank Jahmmy
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This place serves their table bread fresh with a side of pesto. I can't speak highly enough about the pesto--you don't need to order anything to get a great meal! The pesto is very bright and tastes like the basil was put onto your table...More

2  Thank Michael N
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Along with a salad (try the warm goat cheese and beet salad with apricot)You can make a meal on the bread and sweet basil pesto alone! Italian entres are generously portioned and very bold in taste (such as the meatball &sausage bolonaise pasta, or the...More

Thank Frank931
Reviewed 30 June 2018

We enjoyed our takeout dinners so much that we went back later in the week for another takeout meal. We ordered both the regular and gluten-free rosemary chicken and they were great. Best gluten-free pasta we've had. The ravioli and scampi were also terrific. Be...More

Thank dave809
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Really, you won’t get shanked here,but you will get the BEST Lamb Shanks I have ever had. That’s saying a lot considering my age, but the lamb shank and the tomato based sauce was incredible . Another member of my family had Cornish Hen, again...More

Thank Angelo P
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

I ordered takeout for myself while in town for work. The rosemary chicken is absolutely amazing! It is chicken and pasta in a creamy rosemary sauce, with tomatoes , asparagus and pancetta. The taste was unbelievable, and the portion was huge. It’s definitely a dish...More

Thank trinakeefe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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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