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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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“mussels” (25 reviews)
“bolognese” (21 reviews)
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942 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-3030
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of my favorite restaurants...love the upbeat atmosphere and friendly service. They start you off with complimentary delicious homemade pesto and bread! It's so addictive but you have to try and control yourself or you won't be able to eat your meal.... This place is...More

Thank Dianne O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met friends, we were all out of towners. What a pleasant spot. The service, food and overall vibe of the place was excellent. We brought our own wine to be opened and the bread and pesto served while waiting was a treat as were the...More

Thank marquelynn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is terrific. You can eat in or call ahead and take it out - living nearby we usually bring it home (can get a bit noisy in the dining room). It is also BYOB so that keeps the cost down (there is...More

Thank KWD731
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The portion sizes are fantastic. The prices are reasonable. The atmosphere is fun. Everything about this place is just right with the exception of the pasta sauce. I prefer a thick and creamy sauce, but this was very watery. Other than that, and i know...More

Thank Tooch81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing dinner from start to finish. The pesto and bread that they serve is amazing. The waitress offered me vegetables since I have a gluten allergy. They were so good, and fresh and perfect with the pesto. Our part of four split the mussels -...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just to start off - this is no longer cash only. They take CC now - so that's good. It's still BYOB so bring some wine if you want. I like BYOB because the wine is the most expensive item on the menu and if...More

Thank TDK44
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Get the fish special. Its always fantastic! I also like the chicken Parm, great salads. It is a BYOB and expect a wait (on weekends a long wait) as no reservations are accepted. but you wont go home hungry or disappointed

Thank JakeBoston811
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful restaurant in Needham town center. The food is delicious and great service. They always give you bread with a delicious pesto dip. The restaurant is very popular so there is often a wait. I highly recommend the Rosemary Chicken. This is...More

1  Thank MSilver4
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Went to Sweet Basil because it was near work, not knowing much about it. Happy to say I will definitely be going back! The pesto, which they are known for, is amazing. I could've eaten it by the spoonful. Fair warning, my father and boyfriend...More

Thank Athena Z
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Stopped in with a friend and a bottle of wine and had a tasty meal of white bean and escarole soup and bolognese - both very tasty, and in portion sizes that lead to a bonus meal the next day. Atmosphere is warm and comfortable....More

Thank Bill K
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
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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