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Absolutely fabulous food, service and menu EVERY TIME! A must-visit in Big Bear!!!
Joanne Norton via google.com - Apr 9, 2021
Easily the best meal I've had in Big Bear last few weeks while on vacation. I had butternut squash ravioli in parmesan sauce which was one of the specials, the pasta was tender, sauce was creamy and full of parmesan goodness lol... Yum ... read more
PJ Solo via google.com - Apr 8, 2021
This was our first time at Sweet Basil and we loved it. The staff is very friendly, attentive and th
This was our first time at Sweet Basil and we loved it. The staff is very friendly, attentive and the food was excellent. We had the Harvest Salad, Sally Pasta and Gorgonzola stuffed Filet Mignon. The wine selection was excellent too. I really recommend these dishes, they were excellent. Also, the mashed potatoes are the best I've ev ... read more
Darren K. via yelp.com - Apr 8, 2021
Amazing food, service, and atmosphere. From appetizer to dessert all was phenomenal!
Nicole Wheeler via google.com - Apr 2, 2021
Cortesía, buen servicio, buena preparación de la comida.
Cortesía, buen servicio, buena preparación de la comida.
Marcelo Jimenez via facebook.com - Mar 28, 2021
I’ve been to Sweet Basil several times and always love the food. The chef/owner Sally is both a tale
I’ve been to Sweet Basil several times and always love the food. The chef/owner Sally is both a talented chef and wonderful at the front of the house. Her soups are awesome, as are the naan-wiches. Can’t wait to go again!
jmichelleps via tripadvisor.com - Mar 28, 2021
My husband and I ate dinner at Sweet Basil California Eatery the food was amazing and the service wa
My husband and I ate dinner at Sweet Basil California Eatery the food was amazing and the service was excellent too. We started our meal with zucchini soup and eggplant cigars both dishes tasted delicious. My husband had the filet with rice pilaf and I had pork tenderloin with garlic mash. Both dishes were so good. Defiantly going ba ... read more
Lisa W. via yelp.com - Mar 27, 2021
My spouse and I, who own a business on El Paseo, visited this lovely establishment, for the first ti
My spouse and I, who own a business on El Paseo, visited this lovely establishment, for the first time a couple of weeks ago. The proprietors, Sally and Martin, welcomed us graciously. The food was excellent and the service superb!! We've been back again since, ordered something different and found the quality of the food and service ... read more
Douglas L. via yelp.com - Mar 27, 2021
La mejor comida italiana que he probado. Muy buena atención ... read more
jose daniel olaves via google.com - Mar 25, 2021
Amazing food, atmosphere and service!!!! Love the lobster cakes 😍
Amazing food, atmosphere and service!!!! Love the lobster cakes 😍 ... read more
Savannah Rose Irwin via facebook.com - Mar 22, 2021
I've eaten both lunch and dinner at this wonderful restaurant. Loved the beet/arugula/quinoa salad,
I've eaten both lunch and dinner at this wonderful restaurant. Loved the beet/arugula/quinoa salad, curry chicken salad naan, naan appetizer, fried donuts and lots of other things!! Sally, chef/owner is delightful and has a well trained staff. Will be coming here often. So glad they made it through the Covid shut-downs!!!!!
Barbara B. via yelp.com - Mar 21, 2021
We LOVE Sweet Basil. One of our favorites on El Paseo! Terrific dishes, courteous, polite, helpful s
We LOVE Sweet Basil. One of our favorites on El Paseo! Terrific dishes, courteous, polite, helpful staff, attentive and engaged owner and just a great all around dining experience.
Thomas B. via yelp.com - Mar 21, 2021
Great food, great service ... read more
Colton Schmitz via google.com - Mar 20, 2021
I had the meatloaf with mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy, Loved, loved, loved the mushroom gravy o
I had the meatloaf with mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy, Loved, loved, loved the mushroom gravy on the meatloaf rather than tomato sauce. The noon bread with the house made cheese spread was great too ... read more
Michael M. via yelp.com - Mar 20, 2021
Nice atmosphere on a beautiful night. Great food, friendly staff and reasonably priced! Had the Egg
Nice atmosphere on a beautiful night. Great food, friendly staff and reasonably priced! Had the Egg plant cigars, Caesar salad. The shrimp and grits was awesome. Pasta sauce and meatball very tasty! Will definitely go back! Oh... and the chocolate lasagna dessert was totally fun.
HarrysdadPS via tripadvisor.com - Mar 20, 2021
Fabulous food, salmon salad is amazing.
Kim Sweet via google.com - Mar 19, 2021
We loved our lunch at Sweet Basil. I had the Roasted Beet and Quinoa salad; my husband had the Harve
We loved our lunch at Sweet Basil. I had the Roasted Beet and Quinoa salad; my husband had the Harvest Salad with grilled chicken. For dessert, we enjoyed Creme Brulee and Cheesecake with berries. Service and ambiance were excellent. Food was terrific.
Carol H. via yelp.com - Mar 19, 2021
The bolognese is a great sauce The waitress/owner was amazing ... read more
trish sayz via google.com - Mar 17, 2021
Great food and service.
Peter Zamorez via google.com - Mar 13, 2021
Amazing Food fantastic Accommodation superb Was greeted by the friendly chef (a wonderful person) Wi
Amazing Food fantastic Accommodation superb Was greeted by the friendly chef (a wonderful person) Will come back over and over ... read more
Ramin Y. via yelp.com - Mar 6, 2021
We stopped here for a late lunch last Sunday. Very nice outdoor atmosphere under the circumstances.
We stopped here for a late lunch last Sunday. Very nice outdoor atmosphere under the circumstances. We ordered a couple of sandwiches mine tuna my wife a filet type. Cant say we were in love with the naan bread type-really had no taste but what was inside was very good-and the risotto type salad served with it was just ok. We did hav ... read more
Bonnie G. via yelp.com - Mar 6, 2021
We had a great experience at Sweet Basil. They have a lovely outdoor area and the staff were friend
We had a great experience at Sweet Basil. They have a lovely outdoor area and the staff were friendly and prompt. The desserts were to die for. We can’t wait to go back.
Janeen Hudson Bahr via facebook.com - Mar 5, 2021
Great menu, food and service. Love the location on El Paseo in Palm Desert. Recommend!
Christiane Joubert via google.com - Mar 1, 2021
Great Italian food but only for pick up.
Victor Cahua via google.com - Feb 26, 2021
Everything was delicious fast courteous service great experience..
Derek Hermon via google.com - Feb 20, 2021
Great food!
Chris Homewood via google.com - Feb 18, 2021
Super good valentines day lunch, French pressed coffee, mimosas, pork sandwich on Naan bread and sweet dessert sitting across the table....
issgman via google.com - Feb 14, 2021
Very good pasta, super friendly staff.
Katia Gadea via google.com - Feb 9, 2021
Great food! Everything was at the right temperature, even the ice cream! Highly recommend. Very friendly.
Michele Kubiak via google.com - Feb 7, 2021
I love this place. The Pork Tenderloin is amazing and the filet with the Gorgonzola crust is the bes
I love this place. The Pork Tenderloin is amazing and the filet with the Gorgonzola crust is the best too. Good wine selection and great staff.
Skip P. via yelp.com - Feb 4, 2021
Great food! So many unique options... the naan and garlic was to die for! The beet salad, pasta and
Great food! So many unique options... the naan and garlic was to die for! The beet salad, pasta and garlic shrimp were also amazing. Such a cute patio too.... will definitely be back!!
Katie G. via yelp.com - Feb 4, 2021
The perfect lunch spot! We ate outside on the patio and had delicious naanwiches. Prompt service and
The perfect lunch spot! We ate outside on the patio and had delicious naanwiches. Prompt service and great environment.
Stephanie S. via yelp.com - Jan 31, 2021
Really great food! The Salmon was perfect (blackened to perfection) and the pasta delicious. Their service is also great. Online ordering is rare in this town but they have it and follow up with a call. So happy we found this place!
Jason Richelson via google.com - Jan 30, 2021
Ordered take out and we loved it! We will definitely be back for more!
Flavius Garmacea via google.com - Jan 26, 2021
Good quality italian take out during covid-19. Ordered the Lasagna and build your own pasta which was good quality and portion size. Only ask would be for a bit more sauce when ordering as take out, as it soaks in a bit by the time you make it home.
Wendy Smyth via google.com - Jan 12, 2021
Delicious and superb service. We made large takeaway order for 8 people and it was ready in 20 min. Everything was so good.from 3 kinds of pastas to chicken parm and shrimp and flanken steak. Also mini donuts were great. While waiting we had 2 quick cocktails. Veey good. Can't thank them enough. Really really good food.
Yuval K via google.com - Jan 4, 2021
I want to say a big thanks to the personal of this Bistro!!! The food is so delicious 😋 and we enjoyed it so much! We ordered lobster lasagna, Italian shrimp and grits, and of course tiramisu! Everything was Perfect and full of flavor, just as it should be when it cooked with love! Really recommend this wonderful place!
Anna Shevtsova via google.com - Jan 3, 2021
We ordered delivery through Big Bear Takeout and it was amazing!! Highly recommend the Butternut Squash Ravioli. No pictures because we are too quickly! 😂 ... read more
Jordan Sale via google.com - Jan 2, 2021
Sweet Basil Bistro was a great! The woman at the front who took our order was amazing. She was very knowledgeable about the gluten free options there, and there were many! They cook the gluten free pasta in its own dedicated pot of water, which anyone with a gluten intolerance celiac knows is very important. The sweet Basil marinara ... read more
Shannon M. via google.com - Dec 23, 2020
This place is so delicious! They also have gluten-free options and are very knowledgeable on Celiac or just intolerance. They cooked their gluten free pasta in a separate dedicated gluten-free pot.
Christopher Miers via google.com - Dec 23, 2020
Food was outstanding especially the Lobster Lasagna ... read more
james mcclendon via google.com - Dec 15, 2020
The meal was excellent. The service could use some work but we would return as it was nothing even worth mentioning. You just have to have exceptional service to get 5 stars from me and this was good just not exceptional. We'll see how it is on our return.
Ron Wilson via google.com - Dec 6, 2020
Stopped by here today for lunch. Lovely setting on El Paseo, shame this is their last day of table s
Stopped by here today for lunch. Lovely setting on El Paseo, shame this is their last day of table service. Sadly COVID 19 has changed the restaurant scene. Staff here are very nice. Felt comfortable, well attended to. Eggplant Cigars $14. deep fried, sausage, goat cheese, tomato basil sauce This was a California rendition of fried m ... read more
Jay A. via yelp.com - Dec 6, 2020
Prime spot to be. Delicious food and great service from a very smiley Vernon and Lael. Owner has a f
Prime spot to be. Delicious food and great service from a very smiley Vernon and Lael. Owner has a fantastic smile and passionate about her restaurant! I encourage everyone to try this place as the food and dining experience is excellent! Thank you for a wonderful dinner! J ... read more
Julian H. via yelp.com - Dec 5, 2020
excellent food and service. will definitely be back
excellent food and service. will definitely be back ... read more
Marc Kutten via facebook.com - Dec 4, 2020
The food is good :) They don't have specific vegetarian options. Our group does not eat egg or meat and they are very accommodating. They customized our menu and made sure our requirements are met. There starters special Artichoke is definitely to try. Its something unique and yummy. Very Friendly staff, follows CDC COVID guidelines ... read more
Sri Chakka via google.com - Nov 30, 2020
Love the girl that works there ... read more
Charles Carter via google.com - Nov 30, 2020
Excellent food -great service and peaceful atmosphere
Excellent food -great service and peaceful atmosphere ... read more
Geri Bick via facebook.com - Nov 26, 2020
Good sandwich, loved the little cucumber salad side also. Naan bread was yummy!
Good sandwich, loved the little cucumber salad side also. Naan bread was yummy!
Patty Graney Prunty via facebook.com - Nov 25, 2020
The place has only been open a few days and has kinks to work out. Was told they are short-staffed i
The place has only been open a few days and has kinks to work out. Was told they are short-staffed in the kitchen which most likely attributed to what we experienced. Harvest salad was delicious but was brought out with the grill-scorched naan bread after our other dishes, and only after we inquired as to its whereabouts. The lobster ... read more
Kathy B. via yelp.com - Nov 16, 2020
The food delicious the atmosphere relaxing and the owner are very sweet highly recommended ❤️
The food delicious the atmosphere relaxing and the owner are very sweet highly recommended ❤️ ... read more
Valentina Anghel via facebook.com - Nov 15, 2020
Always happy when new eateries pop up. During my morning walk Wednesday stopped by and saw their ado
Always happy when new eateries pop up. During my morning walk Wednesday stopped by and saw their adorable set up outside and spoke to the hostess who informed us it was their opening day. Went today, four days later with my daughter for lunch. Very pretty outdoor seating area with decent distance between tables. Saturday afternoon ar ... read more
Nefussy via tripadvisor.com - Nov 14, 2020
Celebrated our birthdays by having dinner at this brand new place. Loved every minute & every bite.
Celebrated our birthdays by having dinner at this brand new place. Loved every minute & every bite. Creative menu & scrumptious desserts. The French press coffee from a local roaster, Coachella, was the perfect touch. Staff was friendly, creative patio seating with fun music.
Shelley P. via yelp.com - Nov 14, 2020
Food was amazing. Had the large harvest salad with flank steak. Hubbie had meat loaf. Service was go
Food was amazing. Had the large harvest salad with flank steak. Hubbie had meat loaf. Service was good. Outdoor seating with heaters was nice along el Paseo.
Pam G. via yelp.com - Nov 13, 2020
We ate lunch at Sweet Basil on opening day. Wow! Very impressed with the outdoor accommodations, the
We ate lunch at Sweet Basil on opening day. Wow! Very impressed with the outdoor accommodations, the service, and the quality of the food. Vernon was top notch! We will return.
Scott B. via yelp.com - Nov 11, 2020
It's in PD?! I saw it driving by and I thought oh it has the same name as the restaurant in Big Bear
It's in PD?! I saw it driving by and I thought oh it has the same name as the restaurant in Big Bear that had fantastic food & service when we used to go skiing. Out of curiosity I looked it up and it's the same owners! Welcome to PD! I can't wait to eat there. I know it is a bad time to open due to Covid but I saw some outdoor seati ... read more
Susanne C. via yelp.com - Nov 11, 2020
Great food. Waitress was excellent. Working alone she took care of all 9 tables with a smile on her face.
Lynn Kelly via google.com - Oct 22, 2020
Delicious food. Super friendly crew ... read more
livia cournoyer via google.com - Oct 19, 2020
Great Food Great Service ... read more
AR Industries via google.com - Oct 19, 2020
Delicious, healthy, and meticulously prepared to go order. Nice people.
J Doyle via google.com - Oct 18, 2020
Small place very family friendly. The food was super delicious. Had a lot of flavor. Good going for the cook. The waitress I didn’t get her name but the service was outstanding also. And it was busy too. The prices were a little high but affordable. I will definitely recommend anyone to this place that is looking for some good Italia ... read more
Diego Rodriguez via google.com - Oct 17, 2020
Loved the drinks and food. We came on a busy night, but the service was still excellent. Highly recommend!
Sarah Swan via google.com - Oct 11, 2020
We were looking for a lovely place to celebrate my birthday during the pandemic, and found this place on Google. We grabbed takeout, and brought it to the local park. While watching a sunset over the lake, we enjoyed my big meal. Everything was exquisite. The regular beef lasagna was excellent, although the portions were small. Hey, ... read more
David BeThePinNotTheBalloon via google.com - Oct 3, 2020
The BEST Italian in Big Bear, also one of the best restaurants here in general.
Jessica Monthei via google.com - Sep 11, 2020
Really good food and really good staff. My wife and I were very happy we chose it ... read more
Bill Gordon via google.com - Sep 3, 2020
A good place for a delicious meal. The service and food are 5 stars ... read more
Robert Wheeler via google.com - Aug 7, 2020
Delicious !!!
Dominique Solano via google.com - Aug 2, 2020
Excellent service, friendly staff, flavorful fresh and unique combinations.
Heidi Da Silva via google.com - Jul 20, 2020
Exceptional food and fantastic service. My wife has celiac and they had many gluten free options for her.
Jason Rocha via google.com - Jul 19, 2020
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