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Basil Tree Ristorante

123 E 1st St, Dixon, IL 61021-3023
+1 815-288-7555
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (24 reviews)
“tiramisu” (4 reviews)
“clams” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
123 E 1st St, Dixon, IL 61021-3023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Basil tree is supper scale Italian restaurant. It is dark, warm and Romantic inside. Nice wine selection and great food. The only improvement I could suggest is to better train wait staff on how to be attentive and more friendly

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The manager here was very attentive. He really wanted to make sure that we were happy with our visit. The food was good. I had pasta that tasted very fresh and I enjoyed it very much. Our waiter was a very sweet guy and he...More

Thank Amanda11984
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I haven’t been since it first opened and it was better than I remembered. The atmosphere was lovely and cozy and the service was good. I had the chicken parmesan, it was fantastic. I tried a bite of my moms fettuccine and Quattro cheese sauce,...More

Thank uryufriend
Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is a nice place for a business meal. The wine list is very good as is the food. It has a very quiet, pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We very much enjoyed this lovely Ristorante! Atmosphere was very nice! Food was delicious reasonable, and we had plenty of time to relax before the concert! We would definitely go again!

Thank cherylsmith56
Reviewed 4 October 2017

In a small, rural town like Dixon in Lee County Illinois, west of Chicago, you normally do not find a restaurant of this caliber, however Basil Tree is a true gem. The old world ambience is all there in this downtown restaurant in a old...More

Thank Port-A-Fan
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Our friends invited us to go o the Basil Tree with them. We live in a nearby town. Our waitress was very friendly with a nice sense of humor. We all had Caesar salad and mine was lightly dressed as requested. The fresh bread was...More

Thank DrNana1
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I live in NJ and an accustomed to very good Italian food. I would put the Basil Tree up against most NJ Italian Restaurants. Great ambiance and Great food. Prices are very favorable given the great food. They have many entrees on the menu and...More

Thank Jack G
Reviewed 8 September 2017

My family and I love coming here. It is a more formal dining setting than what we usually eat, but we have had wonderful food and wonderful service each time I have eaten there. I am sad that I will not be working in downtown...More

Thank Zack F
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We had some folks tell us about how good this place was, so after a rainy Sunday, we decided to drop in for dinner. We called ahead for a reservation - good thing we did - the restaurant filled up quickly after we arrived. We...More

Thank AvWriter
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5 March 2017|
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Response from Lovefood2008 | Property representative |
Hello. We do have gluten free options. From pasta options to chicken entrees, steaks and seafood. All you have to do is let one of our co-workers that you have gluten sensitivity and they will go through the menu items that... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 E 1st St, Dixon, IL 61021-3023
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Dixon
  • Phone Number: +1 815-288-7555
  • E-mail
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