Basil Leaf Café - Chicago Italian restaurant, Eatery & Wine Bar. order online make reservation,view menus,take out,delivery,catering, private dining room, reviews and see coupons.Serving downtown and Lincoln Park, Italian food, Gluten Free Pasta

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Upscale Italian - expansive but not expensive menu

HideRachel Klein - 08/17/2000

This intimate Italian restaurant is a haven from the madness on Clark Street in Lincoln Park. Details make it feel special: the colorful slices of fruit in your water, the complimentary bruschetta that eases you into a relaxing meal. The menu offers mostly standard pasta dishes, done very well, and a few house specialties, which are enormous. Salads are large and fresh; the house mix is field greens, walnuts, and Gorgonzola dressed with a flavorful balsamic vinaigrette. Overall the prices are reasonable for the quality of the experience.