Chef Benjamin Cruz is committed to bringing the best Italian dining experience to East San Francisco Bay Area. Here are some reviews Chef Cruz has received in recent years.
3.5/4 stars, January 2000
"Amazingly beautiful presentation...Chef Cruz delivers surprise after surprise with each course."
The Eastside Journal, Issaquah, WA
3.5/4 stars, April 2001
"Completely satisfying experience.Elegant surroundings and first rate menu make this a first rate choice. The Mango Mousse is to die for."
The Seattle Times, Seattle, WA
Issaquah Press Readers Poll - Top 10 Favorite Restaurant in greater Seattle area 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
voted by the readers of The Issaquah Press
The Argus Newspaper Readers Poll - Favorite Italian Restaurant in Fremont/Newark 2011, voted by the readers of The Argus
Open Mon - Sat for Lunch and Dinner
Basil & Thyme Italian Bistro
5498 Central Ave
Newark, CA 94560