Fare: Traditional Italian
Price: Moderate - Expensive
Noise Level: Moderate - High
Food Quality: 1 1/2 Stars
Service: 1 1/2 Stars
Decor: 1 Star
Overall Rating: 1 1/2 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = Poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Recommended For: For budget conscious diners who enjoy a traditional Italian menu served in huge portions.
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer high end dining with upscale ambiance.
Recommended dishes: When available, The Cavetelli with Broccoli; The Sea Food Fra Diavolo; and The Certified N. Y. Strip Steak
Liquor: BYOB, with a selection of local Hopewell Valley wines available.
Basile's Restaurant is a long time Freehold favorite with budget conscious local diners looking for traditional Italian food served in huge portions.
The menu is typical, traditional Italian with a good selection of appetizers, entree's, and pizza.
In a town with many mediocre traditional Italian restaurants, Basile's fits right in with this grouping. It's menu is short on creatively prepared or inspirational dishes and the use of fresh farm to table ingredients. The menu is "Old World" traditional with many red sauce favorites served in huge portions.
The atmosphere is bistro, the table are closely spaced, and the acoustics are poor. It tends to be noisy when the restaurant is full. Not recommended for an intimate, quiet dinner.
The service is friendly and attentive.
Local New Jersey red and white wines from Hopewell Valley winery are available.
The restaurant is family friendly with a kids menu.
Basile's Restaurant is open seven days/week. Monday - Friday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm; Saturday & Sunday11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday evenings is Ladies Night with Psychic Readings.
(updated December, 2016)
New Jersey Leisure Guide strives to provide analytic restaurant reviews .
The methodology used is research, analysis driven --- as opposed to that of a single restaurant critic or a viewer comment posting board.
Data is gathered from our viewers e-mail restaurant comments, Internet research, and professional restaurant critics. The data is sorted, (weeding out the obvious biased, "bone to pick", and out of consensus comments), analyzed, and the review is created.