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Trattoria aroma

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Sattelgasse 3, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 261 32 61
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:00
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
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San Diego, California
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Fresh ingredients, impeccably prepared. Recommend the buffalo mozzarella-the tomatoes tasted like summer. Cacio e pepe was delicious-pasta perfectly cooked with wonderful flavors. Not too expensive for Switzerland. Highly recommend. Good for business-small restaurant, not noisy.

Thank Constance C
Basel, Switzerland
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142 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank Intihuasi
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 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.

1 Thank Massimo L
Vancouver, B.C.
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175 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
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... More 

1 Thank JESVancouver_B_C_
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

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

Thank bikerchick76
Leysin, Switzerland
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank Brittany H
Torquay, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We visited here on a Saturday night. Disappointing really for the cost. Anti pasta was ok but for 70 francs for 4 people just too much. Pasta was home made but no sauce on it really. Ravioli was best on daily specials.

Thank Rebecca G
Basel, Switzerland
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113 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Small trattoria on the first floor - entrance next to the bazaar type shop look carefully - cozy trattoria. Pasta was relatively home fare, Roman style, with excellent attention to detail of cooking. Sauces were simple and showed high level skill in balancing the tastes - delicious. Menu is not infinite, but that fits with the open kitchen cozy feel... More 

Thank CauponaConsul
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

My husband and I went here on a weeknight for an anniversary dinner. We called ahead for reservations, but it wasn't a very busy night. Located upstairs in a building right off Marktplatz, it is a pleasing, modern and welcoming dining room. The menu is simple and offers a nice selection of everything, from meat to seafood to veggies. Everything... More 

1 Thank stsung
Basel, Switzerland
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This restaurant has got to serve the best amatriciana I've tasted - and I've eaten at quite a few restaurants in Rome. Their guanciale is really really tasty - I wish they'd reveal their suppliers to me. I do know the hosts personally. Definitely worth a visit even for other dishes.

1 Thank randu69

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sattelgasse 3, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 261 32 61

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?