Photos Courtesy of Sweet Basil
For the past 13 years, Chef David Becker has been having fun—you can tell from the huge grin on his face that he loves doing what he does. This also goes for his entire staff at Sweet Basil
. Located in Needham Center, Becker has been churning out Italian homestyle dishes for years to his guests' delight.
On a recent Thursday evening, we entered this cozy BYOB restaurant to find the entire dining room filled to capacity. (Note: Be prepared to wait here on weekends, up to an hour or more, as the restaurant is small and diners tend to linger once they are finally seated.) Becker makes his own pastas here, up to 30 different kinds to be exact, including an unusual (but admittedly tasty) beet pasta. His artful flair can also be seen throughout the dining room, with his grandfather’s paintings lining the walls and Becker’s own pottery used as dinnerware.