A cozy café is adored for its consistent menu and affordable entrees. Basil’s has a crowd-pleasing menu.
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This is truly a hidden gem of Des Moines. I discovered it while working in the skywalks and try to get back even though it's not a very convenient spot. I get the shrimp and greens. Something about the combination of flavors of their soft bread, salty dish and sweet Diet Coke always hits the spot. If you have friends who work at Principal, insist that you eat here.
This place is great for lunch (they aren't open for dinner) if you are downtown! Yes, sometimes it seems they rush you a little in line when you're ordering but the menu isn't that extensive and everything I've tried (pastas) have been delicious. The workers are very nice and can answer any questions you have about the pastas!...
Went here for lunch with my mom the other day. I was very impressed! I got the tomato basil soup and it was amazing! I have never had something like that before. I also got the roast beef half sand which and it was very tasty. The soup and half sand which filled me up for a very reasonable price! Service was great and good came out quick. Would definitely recommend for a food lunch date.
Lucky for me, I chose Basil for lunch today! I ordered the Jalapeno Cream with Garlic Tomato pasta special topped with Chicken. This dish packed just enough heat to make it super flavorful. This family owned restaurant is a must for those looking for an affordable, quick, and delicious meal. The line out the door was evidence of how much others enjoy this gem as well. Make sure you check this spot out!
I've been here a few times now. I must admit I wasn't particularly enthused with their sausage & pepper pasta. This last time, though, I had the linguine Alfredo and that dish was a joyful plate full of comfort food. It totally hit the spot! I've also had their Red Pepper Soup a couple of times and it's very good. I'm not a huge fan of their pizza, but as other Yelpers here have stated, this is a solid spot for lunch.