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Basil Tree Ristorante

123 E 1st St, Dixon, IL 61021-3023
+1 815-288-7555
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (19 reviews)
“clams” (3 reviews)
“manicotti” (3 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
123 E 1st St, Dixon, IL 61021-3023
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1 - 10 of 137 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Well... We hadn't been here since 2014, but decided we had such a good experience the last time, we would go back. My husband had the Rib Eye Special which was $4.00 more than the menu item. And I had the Scallops Special which was...More

Thank catjmg
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the few locations in Dixon that you can sit, carry on a conversation with everyone at the table and enjoy the meal. Wonderful food, better dress properly, this is not a blue jean and t-shirt location. Staff is friendly, great selection of food,...More

Thank spanky6165
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is excellent but every time I go there whether it is a weekday or weekend the service is slow. I waited 15mins to get seated WHEN I HAD A RESERVATION.

Thank B B
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This is by far, the classiest, nicest restaurant in the Dixon/Sterling area. The prices do reflect that. All the food is REALLY good and the portions are large as well. It's a good selection of Italian food. I would make sure to have a reservation.

Thank mrmattkoster
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The soup selection is not great - it would be nice to have something with meat in it. Average pasta and chicken Parmesan.

Thank 48reviewer
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We ate there for lunch and the food was plentiful and delicious. The soup of the day was creamy chicken and rice and was excellent. We got different dishes and both were appealing to the eye and very tasty. Parking was on the street but...More

Thank Brenda R
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We've eaten here a few times and it's always been great. The décor is cute, the prices are reasonable, and the food is delicious.

Thank Bonnie P
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Great Italian food. This is not a pizza place. It is a nice sit down table cloth restaurant. It's not inexpensive but worth the price.

Thank Charlie K
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in Sunday at 6 for a light meal. Garganzola salad with tomato and olives, clams in white sauce and garlic bread. U topped it off with Creme brulee, made from scratch.

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

They have great lasagna . I love the bread with oil with parm cheese. I have liked everything that I have tried.

Thank marym63
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Diana H
Are there gluten free options?
5 March 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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
USD 10 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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
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