Il Basilico


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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cosy, Fun, Lively, Traditional
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly
Food Hygiene Rating


Il Basilico is a family run Italian restaurant in central Bedford. Its dining room is intimate and inviting, perfect for all occasions, from business lunches to birthday celebrations.

The evening a la carte menu centres on favourites from Italian cuisine. To start, there’s the likes of tomato or mushroom bruschetta, caprese salad and calamari. The Italian antipasto board is a great way to sample everything on offer. This is cured meat, cheese and a variety of vegetables and £9.50 for a single person or £17.95 for the sharing version.

Main course options are pizza, pasta, risotto, meat or fish. The pizza line up offers something to suit most tastes, from margherita to calzone bolognese. Pasta dishes are equally as broad and, like pizzas, don’t stray far from the classics. Spaghetti bolognese and carbonara both feature, as does lasagne and penne all’arrabiata. There’s also tagliatelle with salmon and mixed seafood spaghetti.
Risotto takes two forms: caprino (goats cheese sauce with spinach and mushrooms) or ai frutti di mare (a selection of seafood in a tomato sauce). Pork tenderloin in a creamy brandy sauce and pan fried salmon are the pick of the other mains.

Side dishes include garlic pizza bread (available with cheese) and a rocket salad with parmesan and olive oil. A range of desserts round out the main menu. Alongside traditional Italian options like gelato, panna cotta and tiramisu, there’s brownies and ice cream and chocolate fondant.

Il Basilico also offers a lunch menu. This is served Tuesday to Friday between midday and 3pm and includes a range of paninis and a hot drink for £7.95.


Is there a dress code?

There is no specific dress code, but we would recommend smart casual

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Is it vegetarian friendly?

Yes, there are vegetarian options available on the main menu

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12 Mill Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3HD

01234 309 566 01234 309 566


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue 12:00-14:30
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat 12:00-14:30
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue 17:00-21:00
Wed 17:00-21:00
Thu 17:00-21:00
Fri 17:00-21:00
Sat 17:00-21:00
Sun Closed


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