Located along Main North Road in Adelaide, Basilico Café serves mainly Italian dishes along with some breakfast-style dishes during the morning. One of the most notable Italian dishes offered here is their selection of wood-oven pizzas, which you can see being prepared near the counter where you place your order.
The Basilico Special is one of the most unique pizzas we have eaten. Pizzas are normally loved for their abundance of rich, tasty toppings. Basilico Special pizza was a refreshing change, with its topping of prosciutto, rocket and shaved Parmesan cheese. The pizza base was thin and crisp and the prosciutto and cheese gave the pizza a delectable savoury flavour. The generous topping of rocket leaves went well with the prosciutto and shavings of Parmesan cheese, but did make the pizza a little difficult to handle. To our delight the taste of the Parmesan was not too strong and did not overwhelm the taste of the other ingredients.
For something that is more like the 'normal' pizzas, the Chicken BBQ Pizza is a good choice. It had a meaty texture coming from the combination of mushrooms and chicken, along with a smoky taste from the BBQ sauce. Some capsicum added a bit of sweetness to the dish.
Chicken BBQ Pizza (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
We found the Garlic Pizza Bread served here to be one of the tastiest we have eaten, due to the moreish garlicky flavour coming from the generous use of garlic in the pizza. The base was also not too chewy, which enhanced the enjoyment of the dish.
Garlic Pizza Bread (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Due to the tantalising look of the pastries on display, we could not resist ordering something for dessert. The texture of the Coconut Cake that we chose can be a bit dense for some tastes but it did have a lovely toasted coconut flavour. The cake came served with a topping of cream which helped to cut through its rich flavour.
Coconut Cake (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The ambience of the restaurant was relaxed and cosy. There were a few tables located outside the restaurant if you prefer to sit outdoors. We are considering visiting the restaurant again to taste their breakfast dishes.