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Sweet Basilico Cafe

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430 Prospect Village Dr, Estes Park, CO 80511
+1 970-586-3899
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Morrison, Colorado
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived here 15 minutes before closing (8:45 on a Friday night) we didn't know it closed at 9:00! They happily seated us. The waitress was attentive and told us to take our time, we never felt rushed which was very nice! Husband had Veal Parm, son had Chicken Parm and I had the Cannelloni all were very fresh and... More 

Thank Donna M
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there after the Christmas Parade and hardly anyone was there initially. By the time we left it was packed with people waiting. Server was nice. Pizza took over 45 minutes to get to us. It was super greasy and rubbery. My wife and I shared it. I was super hungry, but only had two pieces. I complained about... More 

Thank David T
Wenatchee, Washington
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110 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here over many years. This trip to Estes Park brought us here for lunch. The owner is the same--good to see him. Had Lasagna Florentina and side salad and they were tasty. Not much for views but the atmosphere is pleasant.

Thank T P
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant because it was close to our rented condo but heard the food was good as well. One of the few places we found Italian beer, though nothing is on tap. We ordered various pizzas and both were delicious. The crust was crispy and ingredients fresh. The service was good and people were friendly. Nice place for... More 

Thank Travelsforpleasure
Chicago, Illinois
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2,074 reviews
1,119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,388 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In preparing for our vacation trip to Colorado in June, and our first trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, I did a lot of research on hotels, restaurants and attractions, including Tripadvisor's website and guide books by such travel experts as Fodor and Frommer. Fodor was particularly impressed with Sweet Basilico Cafe in Estes Park, the gateway to the park.... More 

Thank Taylor B
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Decent food, waitress was attentive. Food came up pretty quickly, short wait for a table. Clean restaurant.

Thank nursegina1972
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a good basic Italian restaurant. I had not, in the past, had luck with gluten free here, but last night I asked and they were able to do their pasta dishes with a gluten free pasta. And it was delicious, perfectly cooked penne. I had the Shrimp Diavolo, which is wonderful. The salads are okay, not great bu... More 

Thank Laura D
Wellington, Alabama
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Food was terrible. Noodles were so overcooked they fell apart. Waitress was not very nice and all she could say was they had been in business for years. Could not recommend any wine and was just rude. Food was overpriced and even the dessert was horrible. Will not go back to this place or recommend.

Thank Marian B
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at Sweet Basilicos several times. But this visit was a disappointment. I don't think I have ever, ever had chicken that was tough. Could not cut it with a fork and not too easy to cut it with a knife. Flavor was good but overshadowed by the meats toughness. Salad was more wilted then I would expect.... More 

Thank Maggie W
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We ate dinner here on one night of our western trip. The meal was fantastic and the staff were terrific!!!

Thank Marshall B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 430 Prospect Village Dr, Estes Park, CO 80511
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-586-3899

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