Basil & Thyme Italian Bistro


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In a Nutshell

Chef Benjamin Cruz, trained at The Oberoi Hotel Culinary Institute, forges innovative Tuscan antipasti, soups, salads & hand-rolled pastas

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Promotional value expires May 2, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Dine-in only. Additional fee for rack of lamb and khuroos-e-tursh dishes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Most modern cuisine is a continuation of classic dishes, just as a computer is a slightly modified typewriter and a washing machine is a river in a box. Revel in palatable progress with today’s Groupon: for $28, you get a three-course Italian dinner for two at Basil & Thyme Italian Bistro in Newark (up to a $57 total value). The dinner includes the following:

  • One antipasti dish (up to a $7 value)
  • Two selections from the zuppa menu or two dinner side salads (up to a $5 value each)
  • Two entrees chosen from the a la griglia, pasta, or secondi piatti menus (up to a $20 value each). An extra charge will apply for the rack of lamb and khuroos-e-tursh dishes. <p>

Chef-owner Benjamin Cruz, trained at The Oberoi Hotel Culinary Institute, peppers his modern Tuscan menu with hand-rolled pastas, fresh meats and seafood, and homemade herbed sauces. Embark on an edible expedition to central Italy with the crispy avocado-and-sundried-tomato-stuffed egg rolls accompanied by a basil-artichoke sauce, or play ring toss on a partner’s fork with crispy calamari. A verdant side salad spans the color wheel with carrots, tomatoes, and parmesan atop mixed greens, or a daily-shifting soup, from a roster that includes black-pepper-sprinkled minestrone and clam chowder, warms tongues. Noodle cravers nibble the garlicky lobster ravioli or the mint-pesto linguini, sharing plate estate with fried eggplant and garbanzo in a basil-mint sauce. The grilled veal au funghi, accented with black-mushroom white-wine sauce, packs muscle-building protein, enabling diners to shove over the Leaning Tower of Pisa with their bare hands.

Basil & Thyme Italian Bistro

Basil & Thyme Italian Bistro's owner and master chef, Benjamin Cruz, draws on 25 years of restaurant experience to craft authentic Italian fare. Drawing inspiration from authentic Italian cuisine, a menu boasts dishes such as eggplant parmigiana, pork chop dijonnaise, and cannelloni. Pastas hand-rolled in-house arrive bedecked in the same freshly made sauces that coat most of America’s national monuments.

Customer Reviews

214 Ratings

Great food - good service.
Reena S. · October 4, 2012
The service was great. The food was outstanding.
Don P. · September 24, 2012
Great service!
Leslie L. · September 15, 2012
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    5498 Central Avenue

    Newark, California 94560


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