Basilico ristorante was founded in May 1998 by two friends, Rodrigo Gonzalez and Carlos Loya.
The idea of the restaurant was to offer authentic northern italian food at affordable prices. Rodrigo had worked in restaurants for ten years and Carlos had been working as a sous chef in Bice ristorante for 5 years at the time so that's how they came about the idea of opening the restaurant.
Basilico means basil in italian,and the first thing that Carlos had to do in a kitchen was to chop basil, hence the name of the restaurant. Rodrigo's brother Luciano was in the business for five years before tagging along the project with the two friends and the team was formed to start this wonderful experience. Basilico has been rated "excellent" by Zagat in 2002 and every year on since then. It gives us such pride and joy to know that we are touching people by doing what we love, and to have met so many beautiful people along the way, we can't be thankful enough to our customers/friends who without their ongoing support and patronage we wouldn't be here, thank you and we love each and everyone of you.
We offer over 60 labels of wine from all over the world and our signature dish is "linguini frutti di mare", which has been voted best of Miami by the New Times in 2002.
To us ,there's nothing better in life than to share great food,great wine and great friendships, and when you can combine those three things in one table, is a recipe for heaven so, cheers and buon appetito!!!!!
Located In Virginia Gardens