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Sweet Basil

942 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-3030
+1 781-444-9600
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread” (49 reviews)
“mussels” (26 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
942 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-3030
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrible service! The food is okay but omg this service is not worth the food. Very rude and disrespectful, unprofessional waitress. She came to tell us the specials and then my friend had to pick up the phone. The waitress suddenly left. There were 4...More

Thank Darya D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been a awhile since we all enjoyed great service.. great seafood..example: Steamed mussels...were excellent Another in our party had the seafood paella...very pleased We had Squash & apple tortellini...this was terrific! We did not have a reservation- they took our cell number & we went...More

Thank Dale D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In suburban Needham, Sweet Basil is a nice Italian restaurant that always comes through and provides wonderful meals night after night. It is not quite fine dining but it is also not your neighborhood pizza parlor. It’s sauces are homemade and delicious as are its...More

Thank GLBosch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bit hard to find but menu and service are outstanding. Menu changes periodically. Eclectic and great selection. Hard to choose. Have made several visits a favorite. BYOB

Thank Everett H
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We go here regularly and enjoy all of the dishes, most of which include excellent home made pasta and sauces. Bring your own wine since they don't sell alcohol but will serve and charge $5 for corkage. Come early or be prepared to wait. It...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We chanced upon Sweet Basil after an open studio nearby. We learned later that had it not been a Sunday, we wouldn't have been able to be seated immediately at this popular restaurant. The host and wait staff were outstanding: personable, efficient and accommodating. The...More

Thank Boarding_Group_4
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We recently got take out. As always, the food was delicious and came with melt-in-your-mouth bread with pesto. Yum!!!

Thank Rena F
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Sweet Basil is the perfect combination for local dining. It has excellent food, wonderful hospitality and a charming and cozy atmosphere. The food is not your typical Italian, but rather an assortment of wonderful dishes including a delicious lamb dish. Portions are extremely generous, but...More

Thank travelingnan45
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The name may suggest this to be a Thai restaurant, but it serves Italian food right in Needham center. We ordered calamari and a green salad with goat cheese for appetizer. The calamari was awesome and the quantity is huge. The green salad was amazing....More

Thank gopalshenoy
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Such a great local place, never disappoints! My favorites are the basil 🌿 pesto that they now package and sell at other locations!😊Love their Greek Salad 🥗 and so many other dishes. Staff is always friendly and helpful. It's also BYOB!

Thank Lmandato
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 942 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-3030
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-444-9600
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