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Italian Restaurant

Basilico

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4.2/5

1336 people have been here

address

PLOT 5371/2, Ext.11, Kgalagadi Way, Gaborone Gaborone, Botswana

phone

Call Now +267 73930381

hours

Open Now
12:00 - 22:30

cuisine

Italian

price rate

$$$$

parking

Parking Lot parking

culinary team

KITCHEN:
Veronica Kgafela ( Head Chef )
Keolebogile Kgagisang ( Kitchen Manager )
Gaopalelwe Baleseng
Moronga Nduhe
Tumelo Gaadingwe
Mothogi Raphera
Tumonene Maoma
Maitshwarelo Mafemelela
Larona Phang
Agisanyang Moswati Lekoba
Thapelo Sebolai
Phuthego Morake

Pizza Oven:
Tumelo Gaadingwe (Head Pizza Chef)
Augusten Kago Majafhi

FLOOR :
Bradley Ramkolea ( Floor Manager )
Gauta Eyman ( Floor Manager )

Oswald Gakeesi Motlhasedi
Keolebogile Nkagisang
Tlotlo Golekanye
Boikanyo Tsheboeng
Leleti Thando Kootsene
Bofelo Goletilweng
Ketshedile Gobona Phole
Edward Molatlhegi
Khumo
Oabona Mobita
Thembinkosi

OFFICE:
Edward Kemo Sesenko
Kaone Koodibetse
Kago Motswagae

about

A unique, relaxing and innovative Italian dining experience, in the heart of Botswana.

story

“BASILICO - Italian Restaurant” is a sophisticated 60 seaters (average) fine-dining restaurant offering traditional, genuine Italian food, elegant atmosphere and impeccable service. Savory starters and appetizers, delicious pastas, tasty meats and fishes will be all on the menu. The menu will be completed with a wide variety of home-made desserts and pastries, that will be served both during lunch or dinner hours and tea-time hours.
The menu will be updated every month with new recipes, in order to let affectionate clients having a continuous surprise, when coming to BASILICO.
We will offer specialty selections, including daily specials, glutin-free or lighter options and
smaller portions for children.

The restaurant should have been originally owned and operated by Arianna & Bernie Madeleyn, with the precious contribution of Chef Fabio Riondino and his wife, Pastry-Chef Sara Ballarin. Following a tragic event that has took the life of Mr. Bernie Madeleyn and Mr. Fabio Riondino, the two Italian wives have decided to continue the legacy of their husband, by going on implementing the project.

BASILICO is located on a 3,000 square meters plot in the very heart of Gaborone, capital of Botswana, Africa. The existing 500 sqm villa on the plot is currently under refurbishment works, and represent the perfect scenario for a fine-dining restaurant that intends to cater for the middle and high-society of the town, being located in Extension 11, the diplomatic neighborhood, close to the State House and the UN Palace.

The décor will feature an elegant Italian farm-house atmosphere, with floral pattern cast iron patio and bar, face-bricks internal walls, lintels and doors frames, in style light fittings and smart table setting.

The staff will be mainly composed by local Batswana experienced Chefs, Waiters and Barmen, selected through several interviews. The goal of BASILICO is to train the local Staff on Italian food and culture, in order to have a performing team work that can guarantee quality and perfect service.

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