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Basil Leaf

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501 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA 94526-3807 (Church)
+1 925-831-2828
11:30 - 20:30
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Sun 10:30 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Danville, California
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Definitely not a Value restaurant. Imagine an Italian restaurant that was out of veal at 6:15PM on a Monday, really. We walked out. Lots better choices in the area for Italian; Piatti's-Danville, Incontro-Danville, Pasta Primivera-San Ramon (Great Value, food, & people), and Montecantini-Walnut Creek (family owned like forever, and a terrific value, excellent food, and nice people, lots of regulars).

Thank DJ D
Lafayette, California
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184 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We could not have been more pleased with the open and friendly greeting we received from both the server/manager and the busser. As it was a sparkling day we chose to sit outside at the street level. The two of us had a four-top which means that our table was right next to the porch (my eyes met the ledge... More 

Thank MisterBuster
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

I love this place for lunch with the ladies. The soups are spectacular as are the salads. It is in downtown Danville so you can walk around and shop/window shop before or after. Staff is very attentive and friendly.

Thank Marilyn C
Danville, California
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

We go to Basil Leaf during the week when it is not too busy. The service is great, the house wine is perfect with Italian food. I had the Tortellini with mushrooms, prosciutto, peas and a wonderful cream sauce, so much, that I had half of it for lunch the next day and it was just as good. my favorite... More 

Thank maybaby22
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

My friends took me to this delightful restaurant for lunch! I selected the Cheese Tortellini with peas, mushroom and prosciutto in cream sauce and was wonderfully surprised with the perfect balance of all the ingredients! The atmosphere was charming and the outdoor dining area was wonderful!

Thank Yulama
Sanibel Island, Florida
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

We hadn't been to Basil Leaf in at least 8 years as we previously had a less than stellar experience. We went on a Friday night during "Danville Prime Time" and were able to get a great outdoor table. We were surprised that the place never filled up the whole time we were there. I loved the cubes of bread... More 

Thank Jim P
Danville, California
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

This restaurant has been in Danville for quite awhile. I'm not sure why, because the food has never been outstanding. But it was always good enough for a lunch. It has nice outdoor seating and a pleasant atmosphere. The Caesar salad with grilled shrimp was average at best. The shrimp were excellent, but the lettuce was lots of dark green... More 

Thank grandmabetsy2014
San Ramon, California
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187 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

My wife chose the Basil Leaf for her birthday dinner. We have not been here in a while and wondered how things might have changed. We enjoyed our meal, on the patio outside without feeling rushed. We had reservations, but being a Monday night we probably didn't need them. We tried the Antipasti platter and were pleased with the selection... More 

Thank JDB68
Alamo, California
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302 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I used to eat here a lot. Then I took a break for a few years. I have eaten here for dinner a few times in the past couple of months and my impressions are these: the food is fine, the service is fine and the patio is lovely. You will have a nice meal, but nothing memorable. There are... More 

Thank LLCJ54
Palm Springs, California
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307 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

An updated menu, more fresh ingredients mixed with standard Italian entrees and a prompt, courteous wait staff make for a happy dining experience. Highly recommend you use the outdoor seating. Shaded with a light breeze.

Thank TopChef7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA 94526-3807
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Danville
  • Phone Number: +1 925-831-2828

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