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Binningerstrasse 14 | nearby the Zoo, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 564 66 66
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
12 Aug 2018
“Exceptional ambiance in super location but the food is overpriced and not convincing”
16 Jun 2018
“Good food, relaxed atmosphere and fantastic terrace”
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Binningerstrasse 14 | nearby the Zoo, Basel 4051, Switzerland
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We were there yesterday, about 60 people. As always the food was fantastic! Cooked and spiced as it should for any Italian restaurant worth it’s name. The drinks were fantastic! The wines and the cocktails. The quality of the mixers was unexpectedly high. Not many...More

Thank Taksidiotis
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We nevertheless continue to go there for an evening out as you can be sure that the atmosphere is always very special. The wine is fairly ok.More

Thank Mieke B
Simon L, Inhaber at Acqua, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

hi mieke, we are sad that you were not happy with the quality of our kitchen. we are constantly working on ourselves and it would help us if you could give us more information about when you were at "acqua" , what you ate and...More

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing Location, espescially in summer. Drinks&cocktails disapointing. Had a whiskey sour for 15.-, not drinkable! What a pity for this location.

Thank kurerp
Reviewed 16 June 2018

We had a very enjoyable meal outside on the very large terrace. They offer flexible and well priced menu options. Food was good, service was friendly and relaxed. A very good choice and only 10 minutes from the Basel main railway station.

Thank 1000Brussel
Reviewed 5 May 2018

I had a social dinner with my colleagues when I was in Basel for an activity. They brought all of us (a nice international group) there. The environment is beautiful, really cool and trendy: I remember there were beautiful women among the customers. The food...More

Thank Salgari7777
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

A beautiful, fairytale restaurant. A delicious salad and cooked meat starter, the main course was not to my taste but the overall experience was very good.

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 25 March 2018

The food is great, there is no doubt about that and the service is also good. However, I would not consider this place for a quiet dinner. Probably a great place to be with friends and have fun. But if you are looking for a...More

Thank Niko_Konto
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Entering this location Italian Ossetia restaurant gave me a good feeling and this was a very nice dinner. The lighting and the decorations fitted in to this old “water station”. I sat close to the water splashing on the glass floor from underneath. Strange arrangement,...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

I was part of a large party of 15 people visiting Basel on business, and hosted at Acqua for dinner. The building- an old tram engineering works- has been wonderfully restored and provides a truly atmospheric restaurant venue. As a large party, We ate from...More

Thank DJM1965
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Food itself especially pasta with wild boar ragu. All presented very well and good sized portions. I would not fault the food. Venue warehouse style and really neat. Looks nothing from the outside. Service, a different story. Timing great between sitting down, ordering and getting...More

Thank Jayne F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Binningerstrasse 14 | nearby the Zoo, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 564 66 66
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