Sweet Basil Bistro serves up classic Italian comfort dishes and Sunday brunches in a charming family-run restaurant space. For more information on Sweet Basil Bistro and why the restaurant is worth a visit during your Big Bear vacation, read on below!
Delicious Italian Eats at Sweet Basil Bistro in Big Bear
Nestled in The Village, Sweet Basil Bistro in Big Bear is known for its rustic Italian menu and its warm, intimate dining atmosphere where you and your guests can’t help but feel like you’re dining with family.
On the menu, there are antipasti, soup, salads, paninis, pasta, dinner entrées, kids’ dishes, and desserts to satiate your stomach. The restaurant is well-known for their desserts, especially.
Whet your appetite with antipasto, sizzling garlic shrimp, deep fried mushroom ravioli, flatbread Caprese pizza, or sautéed crab cakes.
Keep things light with a refreshing salad, topped with ingredients like roasted beets, goat cheese, pine nuts, gorgonzola, quinoa, feta cheese, kalamata olives, burrata cheese, smoked salmon, bleu cheese, spiced pecans, a variety of vinaigrettes, and more.
Paninis served on ciabatta or baguettes come topped with roast beef and melted gruyere cheese, black forest ham, grilled chicken breast, grilled Portobello mushroom, garlic aioli, mozzarella, parmesan, Italian sausage, pesto aioli, and other gourmet toppings.
Pastas include a range of familiar favorites done well, including linguine, ricotta cheese ravioli, and shell pasta stuffed with ricotta. Add your choice of sauce and meat for a number of variations, from creamy basil pesto to Bolognese meat sauce with ground beef and Italian sausage.
Dinner highlights lobster lasagna, gorgonzola stuffed filet mignon, braccilone, marinated flank steak, chicken parmesan, and grilled or blackened salmon, among other dishes.
Finish your meal with tiramisu, Sicilian cannolis, or gelato for a true treat.
The restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday, with daily hours from 11:00am – 9:00pm. Lunch is served from 11:00am – 4:00pm. Cocktails and appetizers are served from 4:00pm – 5:00pm. Dinner is served from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. Sunday brunch is served from 11:00am – 3:00pm.
You’ll find Sweet Basil Bistro in The Village at 40629 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315. You can also make reservations (which we highly recommend) or find out more about the restaurant by calling (909) 866-9212. Alternatively, you can ask one of our helpful reservation specialists at Big Bear Cabins.
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