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Basil Mediterranean Bistro

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109 14th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2735
+1 434-977-5700
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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
SW Virginia
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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

Newport News, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 offered. He also just got in and could reccommend a red ale for husband who... More 

Thank Cheryl S
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I ate here with my family, and was disappointed by the service. I hate oranges, and asked for the strawberry salad without oranges, which they said they could do. They bring me oranges on my salad, and when I point this out, the server says she is sorry and will bring me another salad. When she returns, the salad looks... More 

Thank Gaby G
Locust Grove, Virginia, United States
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71 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to get some authentic fresh food! The lamb kabobs are amazing! We also enjoy their fresh Turkish coffee. Be sure to stop in while in Charlottesville. It is a great experience!

Thank Adam C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Can you say BEST MEDITERRANEAN FOOD EVER? Turkish Coffee to DIE FOR? Oh! You will after eating here. I have been here multiple times. The food is always fresh, on the money, flavorful. Staff is professional and knows the menu. They can accommodate food allergies, which is important to someone like me who is allergic to gluten. My husband is... More 

Thank Becky Z
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We shared the Phoenician appetizer and it was delicious and huge, comprised of hummus, tzatziki, labneh, falafel and more. My main course seafood salad was a melange of color, taste and crunch. My friends enjoyed their gyro sandwich and steak sandwich. Wine was reasonable at around $28 a bottle. Service warm and attentive. We had a delightful meal. Highly recommended.

Thank sjb3268
Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a great lunch, brunch at Basil. Large menu of typical Mediterranean fare plus a wonderful brunch offering. Friendly staff, quick service and wonderful food. Located across from UVA parking takes some work, but worth the effort!

Thank John R
Hampden Sydney, Virginia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

An interesting bistro with excellent food choices. SOmeof the interior can be challenging for the infirm. Staff are very helpful about introducing unfamiliar items. Portions run large, especially the delightful salads. Good for both lunch and dinner.

Thank Richard M
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I was at a teacher's conference at the University of Virginia and a teacher recommended we eat at Basil's. There were four of us and we all ordered something different. Everything was so amazing. The small salads were huge! The lamb kabob and rice were unbelievably delicious. It was so good we went back the next day too. Our waitress... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 18
Italian, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?