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January 11, 2006
From journal Estes Park, Colorado
October 13, 2005
The food here is Italian home-style. The portions are generous and the ingredients are fresh and very tasty. For such a small place, the menu is long and contains all the traditional Italian favorites: pasta, chicken and veal, antipasto, and desserts. The prices are very reasonable, about $11 to $18. They have a limited but well-priced wine list, either by the bottle or glass.
I tried the chicken Florentine, which consisted of two pieces of breaded chicken breast topped with spinach and mozzarella with a lemon-wine sauce. The chicken was moist and tender and there was a lot of spinach, which I love. It came with a small side of spaghetti and the choice of salad or soup. I chose the minestrone, which was the only part of the meal I wasn’t thrilled with; I don’t think the soup had simmered long enough, because the vegetables were a little too firm for my taste. My husband tried the veal parmesan, which he really liked. The marinara used in this recipe was very fresh and a little spicy. We also shared a tiramisu for dessert. That was fabulous, piled high with whipped cream, my favorite!
Sweet Basilico is a popular restaurant, which makes it hard to get a table on a weekend, especially since they do not take reservations. They do, however, offer takeout and even have a drive-up window if you call your order in ahead. For Italian-food lovers, it is certainly worth the wait!
From journal Estes Park - Rocky Mountain Wonderland
October 3, 2005
From journal Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park
July 25, 2005
Definitely don't miss out on this adorable, cozy, delicious spot! It's my favorite place to eat in Estes Park and maybe even my favorite Italian place ever!
From journal Our Trip to Rocky Mountain National Park
by JANET S
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois
April 30, 2002
Sweet Basilico is a "can't miss" for great Italian food! This is a local's favorite and with good reason. The food is prepared in view of the patrons and is absolutely fresh. Each item on the menu has proven to be as tasty as the next. The dinners are served with a small, fairly plain lettuce salad. The main courses, however, are excellent. The main course is served with a hard roll and a side of the pasta of the day. The food is served as your mother would have cooked it. There are no fancy garnishes: no designs on the dinner plate swirled out of sauce. But the food is plentiful and the sauces are delicious. The chicken marsala is my favorite. The prices are reasonable (much closer to $10 than $20).
The restaurant is small: perhaps 10 tables, so reservations are essential if you want to eat inside. The atmosphere: none, really. This is a converted "drive-in" facility. In the summer, you can get carryout and sit on the roof for a mountain view. Better yet, take your dinner into the mountains and grab a picnic table with a view of the sunset! Sweet Basilico serves dessert. With the food you are provided you will probably want to share. Sweet Basilico is moving! Watch for the new location and an updated review.
From journal Mountain Retreat
November 21, 2001
From journal Beautiful Estes Park, Colorado
Port Angeles, Washington
October 29, 2001
My husband, without fail, always gets the Chicken Scarpelli. It is chicken, italian sausage, peppers, and onion in a wonderful sauce. It is served with pasta and marinara sauce on the side, and soup or salad. I always change my order every time I go because I want to try them all! Some favorites of mine have been the shrimp florentine, which is breaded shrimp and spincach in a wine sauce. The sauce has a very strong wine flavor, so it may not be for everyone. I have also enjoyed the tortellini and the mediterranean pizza.
Reservations are highly recommended as there are only 9 tables. But since Sweet Basilico is right in the downtown, you can also go in without reservations and leave your name, and then shop for an hour or so until your table is ready.
From journal Estes Park - Beautiful but Busy