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Sweet Basil

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
US$21 - US$30
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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meals, features

Menu

APPTIZERS, SOUPS, SALADS​
$10.00
Gilson’s Soup Of The Day.
$10.00
Fava Bean And Spring Vegetable Stew
$11.00
Goat Cheese Salad
With roasted beets.
$13.00
Steamed Mussels In A Garlic And Wine Broth
With​ tomatoes, olive oil and crostini.
$12.00
Baked Gouda Wrapped In Filo Dough,
With fresh berries and truffle vin over greens.
$10.00
Caesar Salad
With garlicky dressing, Grated asiago, anchovies, and croutons.
$11.00
Risotto Of The Day.
$12.00
Duck Confit Over Mixed Greens
With​ sherry vinaigrette, bacon, gorgonzola and topped with citrus-ginger marmalade.
$11.00
Greek Salad Of Romaine, Feta Cheese
Olives, cukes, onions, peppers and fresh tomatoes.
$10.00
Mixed Field Greens
With tomatoes, and a simple red wine vinaigrette.
ENTREES, PASTAS, AND SPECIALTIES​
$20.00
Braised chicken
With port wine, balsamic glazed peppers, tomatoes and mushrooms tossed with strozzapreti.
$21.50
Bolognese
With hanson farm beef, sausage and mushrooms over pappardelle.
$20.00
Rosemary Chicken
With crispy pancetta and asparagus, in a creamy parmesan cream sauce with ziti.
$24.50
Lamb Shank
Slow cooked with polenta and roasted vegetables.
$20.00
Chicken Scallopini
With garlic, lemon, capers, tomatoes and pasta on the side.
$22.50
Curried Lobster Potstickers
With ginger-citrus broth and spicy pickled ramps.
$20.00
Chicken Parmesan
With pasta on the side.
$20.00
Herbed Chifferi Pasta Tossed
In fava bean and spring vegetable ragout topped with kohlrabi salad.
$21.50
Shrimp Scampi
With garlic, tomatoes, and white wine, over linguini.
$20.00
Handmade Ravioli
With ricotta, romano, mascarpone, and goat cheese in basil marinara sauce.
LUNCH STARTERS AND MAINS​
$10.00
Gilson’s Soup Of The Day.
$10.00
Kabocha Squash And Pear Bisque.
$11.00
Risotto Of The Day.
$13.00
Steamed Mussels In A Garlic And Wine Broth
With tomatoes, olive oil and crostini.
$13.00
Calamari Fritti
With a spicy red sauce.
$10.00
Pan Roasted Creamy Squash And Caramelized Onion Gratin.
$11.00
Goat Cheese Salad
With roasted beets.
$10.00
Caesar Salad
With anchovies, and croutons.
$11.00
Greek Salad Of Romaine
Feta cheese, olives, cukes, onions, peppers and fresh tomatoes.
$10.00
Mixed Field Greens
With tomatoes, onions and croutons.
BULK TAKE OUT​
5 People $30.00
10 People $60.00
20 People $110.00
Steamed Mussels
5 People $30.00
10 People $60.00
20 People $110.00
Calamari
5 People $30.00
10 People $60.00
20 People $110.00
Risotto
5 People $35.00
10 People $65.00
20 People $115.00
Gumbo
With gnocchi
5 People $35.00
10 People $65.00
20 People $115.00
Salt Cod Cakes
5 People $30.00
10 People $55.00
20 People $95.00
Greek
5 People $30.00
10 People $60.00
20 People $110.00
Confit Duck Salad
5 People $27.00
10 People $45.00
20 People $85.00
Mixed Field Greens
5 People $27.00
10 People $45.00
20 People $85.00
Caesar
5 People $30.00
10 People $60.00
20 People $110.00
Goat Cheese Salad
ENTREES​
5 People $55.00
10 People $110.00
20 People $200.00
Rosemary
5 People $60.00
10 People $120.00
20 People $230.00
Bolognese
5 People $55.00
10 People $110.00
20 People $200.00
Braised Chicken
5 People $60.00
10 People $120.00
20 People $230.00
Seafood Fra Diavolo
5 People $60.00
10 People $120.00
20 People $230.00
Herbed Chifferi
5 People $65.00
10 People $130.00
20 People $240.00
Lamb Shank
5 People $60.00
10 People $120.00
20 People $230.00
Scampi
5 People $55.00
10 People $110.00
20 People $200.00
Chicken Scallopini
5 People $55.00
10 People $110.00
20 People $200.00
Chicken Parm
5 People $65.00
10 People $130.00
20 People $240.00
Lobster Potstickers
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On an early midweek evening in January my wife, daughter, and I went to the restaurant Sweet Basil in Needham cemter for dinner. This restaurant does not take reservations and at times gets very crowded so it is best to go early to beat the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rockwood13
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

The day after Thanksgiving we decided to bring our guest out for a fantastic meal at Sweet Basil. We have learned that unless you want a long wait you must get there before or after prime dining hours on a Friday or Saturday evening. It...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank genem533
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

4.5 out of 5???? Friends you decide after you read my review. Thousands of people have read my reviews know that I'm really Spot On!!! Let's start with this restaurant is not bad, but it's also not that Good. Under cooked pasta, not just 1...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank postalman1
Reviewed 13 November 2018

if Dave Becker could go a little lighter not he garlic, sweet basil would get a perfect score from me. when you re in Needham center in the afternoon, you can already smell the garlic. Neverttheless, I still love sweet Basil, the atmosphere and friendliness...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 17SusanG
Reviewed 7 November 2018 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

Date of visit: November 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
2  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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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