Ireland Guide

- ireland -

Graphics Version | 

Basilico Restaurant

Eat

Restaurant

2 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality.
Address:
Basilico Restaurant
Main Street, Oranmore Co Galway
website Contact Basilico Restaurant
Dislike Like
100%
6 votes
Tel: +353 91 788 367

Please mention ireland-guide.com when enquiring.

Renowned especially for their pizzas, this is a popular, comfortable restaurant and their support of local food producers is commendable
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Italian
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Informal
  • Sunday Dining

Basilico Restaurant

This popular Italian restaurant is part of an off-street complex in the centre of Oranmore, which includes The Coach House Hotel and a bar/bistro where a shorter version of the Basilico menu is served, offering stone baked pizza, burgers and pasta from the restaurant kitchen all day.


Owners Paolo Sabatini and Fabiano Mulas - head chef and restaurant manager respectively - work hard to create points of difference in their recently refurbished restaurant, which is given a sense of occasion by the décor and, particularly, original art works by Fabiano which add atmosphere and make a great talking point.


Families are made especially welcome and Basilico has earned a particular reputation for their pizza which, along with authentic Italian bread, is made every day by in-house baker and pizza chef Marco Tomassi. Speciality Italian ingredients are used in the baking of course, and an impressive supplier list includes a number of Italian companies.


The main menu is extensive, listing sections on appetisers, antipasti, salads, crab claws and prawns, pizza and pasta dishes in addition to meats (lamb, beef and chicken) with side orders extra; here well sourced seasonal Irish ingredients are used, and suppliers include many trusted names such as Castlemine Farm, Roscommon; The Friendly Farmer, Athenry; Gannet Fishmonger, Galway; and Gubbeen Smokehouse, West Cork.


Typically you might begin with a tasty appetiser of pear slices and chunks of Padana cheese, or an Italian salad (rocket, cherry tomatoes, parmesan), followed by Saltimbocca Romana (nice to see that they use Irish rose veal) or Chicken Pavarott (cornfed chicken breast on the bone, stuffed with goats cheese and courgettes in a good creamy tomato sauce, green beans and chorizo). From a separate dessert menu, you might finish with hazelnut ice cream and panna cotta and an excellent Illy espresso.


The mainly Italian wine list goes well with the food and is well-priced, and a 2/3 course ‘Mid-Week Special’ offers good value.


This is a popular, comfortable restaurant and their support of local food producers is commendable.

Seats about 60. Open Mon- Sat 5-10, Sun 12.30-9.30. Public car park nearby. abbreviations
Last Updated: 02-05-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

Might also like

Péarla na Mara

Oranmore, Co. Galway
Restaurant
Distance: 0.1km
_MG_2230_3864 ready 72.jpg
100%
5 votes
2 euro

There’s an air of care about Justina Kocjan and Kamel Ourdache’s town centre restaurant. The interior is modern, in muted tones with tiled floors and plain dark furniture and they offer varying menus throughout the day, always with Kamel’s cooking ...

Cava Bodega

Galway City, Co. Galway
Restaurant
Distance: 8.2km
Cava Spanish Restaurant & Tapas Bar - Galway City Ireland
100%
6 votes
3 euro For Cooking & Service Well Above Average Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

One of three Galway restaurants owned and operated by husband and wife team Jp McMahon and Drigín Gaffey in the EatGalway Group, the small, brightly painted traditional shop front looks out on a favourite Galway landmark, Charlie Byrnes Bookshop. This inconspicuo ...

An Cupan Tae

Galway City, Co. Galway
Café
Distance: 8.2km
image coming soon
100%
2 votes
1 euro

In an excellent location in Galways ‘Latin Quarter’, right beside the Spanish arch and close to the fast flowing Corrib River, Alison McArdle’s atmospheric tearoom is a younger sister of the popular café of the same name in Kenmare, Co. Kerry (se ...

Corrib House Tea Rooms & Guest Accommodation

Galway City, Co. Galway
Café / Guesthouse
Distance: 8.4km
Corrib House Tea Rooms & Guest Accommodation - Galway Ireland
100%
8 votes
1 euro Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

This handsome waterside Georgian house was built on the early 1800's and completely rehabilitated by the present owner operators Victoria and David Bohan, before opening as Tea Rooms and Guest Accommodation in October 2011. It is wonderfully located in the centre of Gal ...

Oscars Seafood Bistro

Galway City, Co. Galway
Restaurant
Distance: 8.6km
Oscars Seafood Bistro - Galway City Ireland
88%
8 votes
3 euro For Cooking & Service Well Above Average A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Serious About Seafood Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

Since 2000, Euro-Toques chef Michael O’Meara has been pleasing diners with his wonderfully creative cooking at his seafood restaurant in the city centre. Together with his wife, Sinead Hughes, they’ve created a Galway favourite, just a couple of minutes&rsquo ...

bar22a2e59d09247cf8a9647fc56002e2ea.jpg
bar22a2e59d09247cf8a9647fc56002e2ea.jpg
Food_Pizza_Italian_pizza_012868_.jpg
IMG_2190.JPG
foto5.jpg
F0321 18507.jpg
foto8.jpg
Minimize map Minimize map

Map markers

You are here
Distance
  • 10km
  • 25km
  • 50km

Directions

Centre of Oranmore

Trip Planning Tools

My Ireland Guide

Local Recommendations

Hospitality

  • By Distance
  • By Category

Self Catering

Farmers Markets

Tourist Attractions

Golf Courses

Gardens

Nearby Towns/Areas

Comments

There are currently no comments

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment
Not a member? Register for your free membership now!
Or leave a comment by logging in with:

Facebook & Twitter Recent Activity

Apps and Books