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Chez Donati is an old Italian meeting place for the artists in Basel. Well known for its artistic decor, the restaurant emphasizes on food from the region of Piedmont. Classic as well as contemporary Italian food is served here. The wood paneled walls, neutral color, Murano chandeliers and modern art on the walls set the ambiance. You will find signed works by Andy Warhol, Jean Tinguely and Jean Michel Basquiat hanging on the walls. The chefs are well known for their Antipasti and Osso Buco and their specialty is Braised beef and fresh fish.
One of the most popular event venues in the city, Volkshaus Basel most commonly plays host to concerts and musical events. Buy a ticket in advance and add spice to your evening with lots of rock, Indie and Electro music. Popular local and national musicians entertain the audiences throughout the year with their classy performances. The space also houses a bar that serves an impressive array of spirits, brews and cocktails.
The Kunsthalle has two faces— the brasserie-style pub with beautiful murals and lots of patina finishes (loved by students and artists for years). The second section is an exclusive restaurant, separated off by a short wall for Basel's upper crust. Both sections are served by the same team but have separate menus, both benefiting from a fusion of French and Italian cuisines. In the summer, enjoy patio dining at one of the most attractive garden restaurants in Basel.
Da Roberto is only a stone's throw away from the railway station. This restaurant is entirely devoted to Italian cuisine. It can be difficult to get a table here at lunchtime as the restaurant is popular with office workers from the many local firms. The service is friendly and relaxed, and the food is served unpretentiously, almost like a bar in Rome. The interior is composed of the colors of the Italian flag, but is unobtrusive nonetheless. The antipasti, fish, and pasta can all be highly recommended, and the lunch menu offers good value for money.
You didn't always get an unrestricted view of the Rhine from the Gasthof Zum Goldenen Sternen. The oldest guesthouse in Basel used to stand somewhere quite different. In the summer you can sit in the garden and relax, watching the river flow by. The interior, composed mainly of halls with benches, has a medieval ambiance. The delicious fare and the impressive wine list satiates every discerning diner's taste buds!