I showed up 20 minutes before the restaurant opened for lunch and the manager happily sat me in the best seat in the house. I ordered the menu option for 28CHF which included salad, rigatoni carbonara and pear cream cake for dessert. FABULOUS. I honestly have only had carbonara that comes close to comparing in Rome, Italy. Food and service were top notch and we will definitely both be visiting again on our next trip to Basel.