We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
64 W Stafford Rd, Stafford Springs, CT 06076-1067
+1 860-684-9000
Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 115: English reviews
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good selection, specializing in Italian food. Friendly small town atmosphere. Sitting in the table section in the bar area can be loud.

Thank kmoose5
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a fantastic meal. The service and food were top notch. Local convenience, good value pricing and a comfortable environment with high end taste. Each meal in our group was different and they all received rave reviews. The drinks off the "special" drink menu were creative and delicious. So glad we chose Basil's tonight and will definitely be... More 

1 Thank Jennwendy
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know what that lady is talking about that slammed the cook for using beef gravy on lamb. Lamb has a lot of fat content, probably way more than lamb juice rendered. Beef broth is always added to the lamb pan drippings to make enough liquid for gravy. The food here is very good. Don't knock it till' you've... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ellington, Connecticut
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Always fresh great food. Always end up taking home 1/2 of the meal for next days lunch. Alex the owner or his partner come out and check on the diners. Great waiters. Best to go during the week, no waiting.

Thank cjfog92
Stafford Springs, Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We stopped in for dinner one night and they had a lamb special which my husband ordered. It was served with beef gravy. When my husband complained an older man came to the table and said. "What are you , a critic?" We never went back.

2 Thank Wendy P
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I want to love this place, really I do. The food is EXCELLENT, the staff is friendly and apologetic.What do they need to apologize for, you might ask? Super long waits! :( The first time we went here was on a Friday night. They were having a live band. We walk in and were told it would be about 20-25... More 

1 Thank Anna H
Manchester, Connecticut
Level Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We have been to Basil's many times and have yet to be disappointed. I believe the owner sets the tone and it carries over to the front desk (where he is usually there to personally welcome you) to the kitchen and the wait staff. Very well run restaurant. The Shrimp Torino is one of the best appetizers ever. Tried the... More 

Thank exmoorlad
Albany, New York
Level Contributor
32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Very pleased with the 1/2 off appetizers after 10pm at the bar..food is good and very reasonable...got five appetizers to split among three people and had TOO MUCH food!

Thank starlight92232
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

My daughter, myself and my best friend and her daughter have been making plans to meet halfway between where we each live to have lunch. This is now our 4th time making plans to meet at Basil's. We went at lunch time and were able to get a table in the back by the bar, We loved it there we... More 

Thank Barb B
Tolland, Connecticut
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Basil's is simply a great place. The menu is extensive, quality is superior. The atmosphere is super friendly. We are there twice a moth at least. Great specials and happy hour.

Thank PapaBones

Travellers who viewed Basil's also viewed

Willington, Mystic Country
Stafford Springs, CT

Been to Basil's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 W Stafford Rd, Stafford Springs, CT 06076-1067
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stafford Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 860-684-9000
"Owner of Greek origin; menu ranges from burgers to Italian to Greek specials on Thursday night".

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Basil's and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Brookfield, Massachusetts
11 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Basil's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?