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“Fantastico”
Review of Aroma

Aroma
Ranked #17 of 773 Restaurants in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The Trattoria Aroma is a fantastic gem in Basel. Its located in the heart of base, in a small alley. Don't let you fool by the entrance, as its a small door that does not reflect what you will find inside. Inside, you will find an authentic high class Italian restaurant, with a small yet wonderful menu of hand made fresh dishes. As starter we had pasta and fried calamari, followed by a wonderful tagliata and a fileto di manzo. The Amarone was wonderful and the house made tiramisu was the perfect ending to a perfect dinner. Prices are on the higher end, but worth it.

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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The pasta didn't look home made, it just taste like at any normal restaurant. The carbonara was very thick and sticky, nothing special. We asked for the cheese which never arrived. All was really not with amore.
Finally, the price was to high for that experience. Very disappointing for my first visit. I will not return.

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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Finding locations in Basel is not always easy and we struggled to locate this restaurant. Turns out we were actually on the street but hadn't located a street sign and there was a light out on the sign. Fortunately we looked up from the map at the right time. The room was clean with white tableclothes and black and white pen and ink decorations. The host and hostess were Italian, friendly and efficient. We shared a very nice grilled vegetable platter. My wife had one of favorites, cacio y pepe, and declared it one of the best. Her noodles were cooked to perfection. I chose the special that night, a ravioli stuffed with ricotta and truffles served in a truffle sauce. It was delicious, if a bit more expensive than other pasta dishes. Wine by the glass was available and seemed to be in the 8 euro range.

1  Thank JESVancouver_B_C_
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

Heartwarming, simple, tasty and authentic! Quaint little restaurant with a rustic charm. no frills decor, but the food and wine was superb!

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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

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.

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