Basil's900 W. 10th, 477-5576
Sun-Thu, 6-10pm; Fri-Sat, 6-10:30pm
Essential Italian food without compromise to fusion-fashion, Basil's does it the old-country way. This upscale restaurant offers well-prepared traditional dishes such as chicken saltimbocca, veal marsala, and beef tenderloin with port and gorgonzola. Their wine list is extensive, offering an impressive selection of Italian wines. Homemade pastas and rich, creamy desserts also feature. With its quality service and intimate setting, Basil's offers the next best thing to a vacation in Tuscany.