Sweet Basil

$ $
942 Great Plain Ave
Needham, MA 02492
(781) 444-9600



  • This is my favorite restaurant in all of suburban boston. Baked brie is delicious.
  • Bring wine, cash (no cc) and an appetite. Sweet Basil is my favorite place - I eat here weekly when in town. They've really ruined me for other spots - I love the food and the staff.
  • That was the most amazing food ever! Shrimp scampi and ravioli
  • Best Pesto in the world
  • BYO. And grab an extra bottle because you're probably going to wait awhile for a table. But ask that nice hostess over there - she'll open your wine to help pass the time.
  • Now takes credit cards!
  • Amazing Italian food in the burbs
  • Make sure you bring cash!
  • LOVED the food. The ambiance threw me. I liked the food a lot. But for some reason I just dont know that it will be on the list to return to.
  • The pesto they bring out with Italian bread as soon as you sit down was incredible! Also the rosemary chicken
  • The basil malfatti is a great appetizer! The fish special is always something tasty and special!
  • Seafood and pasta
  • Baked Gouda Salad
  • Try the Veal Chop
  • They don't open until 5. U just assumed they'd be open for lunch.
  • Food and service were spectacular. Homemade pasta, shared appetizers as you wait and BYOB make this a popular favorite!!
  • Best restaurant ever?
  • I always order the seafood special. At least the past 10 times. Never steered me wrong.
  • Mussels and clam chowder had good flavors but were extremely salty. Chicken parm was good.
  • The sweet corn agnolotti reminded me of soggy cheese tortillas with a side of pico de gallo. Tomatoes did not taste pickled and the aioli was overpowered by the other ingredients.

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