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Basil Mediterranean Bistro

109 14th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2735
+1 434-977-5700
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“falafel” (11 reviews)
“salad” (38 reviews)
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Italian, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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109 14th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2735
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We just had lunch at Basil and were overwhelmed with the menu and quality of the Mediterranean food at this small restaurant. We had the mussels starter to share and then the seafood linguini and the lamb pita dish followed by a nice espresso. Perfectly...More

Thank LeeFaust
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Went for lunch as it had been a while with my wife and really loved the food. Specifically Salad along with three sultans was really yummy. we also loved the main course.

Thank reddyrkiran
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Can't review yet but not good experience. We were in town overnight. May 18th called because the web page said open till 10. Very nice hostess said they would be closing at 9. Asked if we could be there by 8ish. Got there at 8:10....More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Very good food, with a large extensive menu covering several Mediterranean styles. Beware of the air conditioning issue

Thank SlymanChicago
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We were visiting UVA for a tour and could not get into the restaurant I had picked out for us. As we were walking around, we found Basil. Food was excellent. I had the Kale and Seafood salad which was so fresh. Both husband and...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We loved the hummus, baba ganoush, schwarma and gyros! (We don't recommend the burgers.) The server was polite.

Thank deuxbebes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

A really nice spot, particularly for lunch, and just round the corner from the University. The menu offers a lot to choose from, and the salads were a particular highlight.

Thank David W
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The food is spectacular, fresh ingredients, large portions, and the food is so good. I find myself craving the food and must go back, I think it is the best place to eat in Charlottesville not a chain restaurant, but an awesome locally owned restaurant.

Thank smithmtlake
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Wonderful brunch with our niece and boyfriend. The various Benedicts were spectacular, as was the french toast.

Reviewed 21 October 2016

Late lunch. We were looking for a light fare. Had lamb skewer with couscous, side salad, hummus, tzaziky(sp?).& pita bread. Caprese basil pesto salad with mozarella & balsalmic. Server had two wine tastings to replace the wine not available. Generous wine pours.Very good choice he...More

Thank Cheryl S
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Tracy M
17 September 2016|
Response from Tracy M |
Yes!!! Go to their website....they have a delivery menu online!!! Whoohooo!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 14th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2735
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-977-5700
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Basil Mediterranean Bistro & Wine Bar is located in the heart of UVA campus. Basil presents an enticing culinary experience, reflecting the rich regional diversity of the Mediterranean. We are proud to share our culinary philosophy, which advises us to slow down from our hectic lives and enjoy thoughtful, masterfully produced food with like minded people. Food is about creating harmony with the ingredients. We hope every dish tells you a story about the region. France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Spain & Turkey. All under one roof!
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