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Sweet Basilico Cafe

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430 Prospect Village Dr, Estes Park, CO 80511
+1 970-586-3899
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Estes Park, Colorado
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited for the Valentine's Day special and had a wonderful time! First of all, our server, Lora, was excellent - just the right amount of attention and she was very helpful. We started with the mozzarella sticks and homemade marinara sauce -- served piping hot and really yummy. A fresh crisp salad with homemade Ranch dressing... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As we were still walking in the door the hostess said 'just 2?' (Vs. waiting until we were both actually in the door and then saying 'for 2'?), as she walked 10 steps ahead of us and literally dropped the menu's on the table and walked away as we got to the table (this was an early dinner hour, with... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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135 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had great food but the waitress seemed to just put in her time. It could have been an off night for her. We each had a seafood pasta and each one had a good amount of seafood and tasted great. My salad wasn't too good though. It was a bit watery and tasteless.

1 Thank Swandawg
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We always come here every time we are in Estes. The ambiance is nothing fancy, but the food and service is great. We have met the owner/chef a few times and you can tell he puts his heart into the cooking. As a side note, my parents live in Estes Park and when my father was very ill, they sent... More 

Thank JFKmsp
Seward, Nebraska
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We've been coming to Estes for years and ran across this restaurant. Called ahead and got seated right away. Its nothing fancy, but cozy and comfortable. Staff was friendly, food was great and prices reasonable. We will definitely be back!

Thank Themom01
Morrison, Colorado
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We arrived here 15 minutes before closing (8:45 on a Friday night) we didn't know it closed at 9:00! They happily seated us. The waitress was attentive and told us to take our time, we never felt rushed which was very nice! Husband had Veal Parm, son had Chicken Parm and I had the Cannelloni all were very fresh and... More 

Thank Donna M
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We went there after the Christmas Parade and hardly anyone was there initially. By the time we left it was packed with people waiting. Server was nice. Pizza took over 45 minutes to get to us. It was super greasy and rubbery. My wife and I shared it. I was super hungry, but only had two pieces. I complained about... More 

Thank David T
Wenatchee, Washington
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112 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We have eaten here over many years. This trip to Estes Park brought us here for lunch. The owner is the same--good to see him. Had Lasagna Florentina and side salad and they were tasty. Not much for views but the atmosphere is pleasant.

Thank T P
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant because it was close to our rented condo but heard the food was good as well. One of the few places we found Italian beer, though nothing is on tap. We ordered various pizzas and both were delicious. The crust was crispy and ingredients fresh. The service was good and people were friendly. Nice place for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2,452 reviews
1,353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,564 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

In preparing for our vacation trip to Colorado in June, and our first trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, I did a lot of research on hotels, restaurants and attractions, including Tripadvisor's website and guide books by such travel experts as Fodor and Frommer. Fodor was particularly impressed with Sweet Basilico Cafe in Estes Park, the gateway to the park.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 430 Prospect Village Dr, Estes Park, CO 80511
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-586-3899

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