While Ischia, Italy is home for chef Giuseppe Trani he came to America with a dream to share authentic, Italian, Ischia inspired cuisine. It took a little time to find the right spot but Hillsborough feels right as it’s the town he settled in when first moving here. Now this community has become “home” and he wants to dig deep roots here along with his partner, Kari LaSpisa, a Hillsborough native.
Here at Basilico we strive to bring you to Italy without leaving Hillsborough. Every dish we add to our menu is meant to be consumed among friends or family, while making memories and breaking from the daily grind. It is our honor and privilege to be caring for our guests through flavorful traditional Italian dishes.
Our chef, Giuseppe "Joey" Trani, studied at IPSAR V. Telese, a polytechnic culinary school, for 5 years allowing him train in all areas of hotel/restaurant management. He traveled through Spain and England to experience the industry in other cultures and interned for 2 years at all the best hotels near Ischia before opening his own restaurant.
Please check the online menu often to see our in-season additions, and carry-in a bottle of your favorite wine.