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Da Gianni

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Elsaesserstrasse 1, Basel 4056, Switzerland
+41 61 322 42 33
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Basel, Switzerland
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

I've been to this restaurant multiple times of the last couple of years and had a horrible experience once. I also had great pizza here. The service is usually good, although the last time I visited they were not on the ball. The pizza arrived very fast, too fast. The base was cold. I asked for a little garlic, and... More 

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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2012

try rosette or anything u like its really good. i have been there for many business lunch u have more expensive one in the city, but not better quality

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Basel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

We love this restaurant and go often, always buzzng but great service and the Italian food is wonderful!

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Thank SwissMiss_12
Rome, Italy
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

The main reason why I go to this restaurant is the pizza. Although the pizza is not very thick, it is cooked in the stone oven. Obviously the result is of high quality just for that reason. Pasta as well is never overcooked and seems to be home made. Although I'm not sure about the home made feature, "tagliatelle al... More 

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Russia
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137 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

Very cozy , very popular place. Perfect Italian cousine at its best. Huge portions. Nice value for money.

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river city
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

good & simple italian in nice ambiente, anytime again

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Basel, Switzerland
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2011

Absolutely love it. Has gone through many architectural changes but food remains great. Great pizza oven and the past is really tasty! Good wine choice! Friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy it!

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Thank Tribolet
Zurich
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133 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2011

We've been there a couple of times: Very good Pizza, probably one of the best in Basel, Pasta is all right, but certainly not stellar. Decent wine list. Don't bother with a reservation if you're less than 4 persons; table will not be available anyway or you have to wait a redicilous amount of time to be seated at a... More 

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Basel
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2011

Love this place. Relaxed, informal Italian atmosphere, but always busy and buzzing. Staff are very good, menu is excellent and food is excellent. Great!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2011

Once you get over how expensive everything is in Basel, this meal is a real deal, and delicious. They give you lots of really good seafood: mussels, including two big plump New Zealand green mussels, calamari, octopus, shrimp, crab and a big langoustine. There's a lovely outdoor patio, and the bread is really good too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 45
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elsaesserstrasse 1, Basel 4056, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 322 42 33

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?