In a city where Cuban cuisine dominates, this eatery just might sway you toward the Italian side. With a name that translates to basil in Italian, the herb is one of the key ingredients in the eatery's flavorful dishes. Featuring authentic recipes from Northern Italy, fresh herbs and spices are used in the tasty selections that have garnered accolades since opening in 1998. Imported Italian meats and cheese, duck, veal and Australian lamb chops are some of the specialty items featured. Highlights include scalloppini, fettuccine, linguine, ravioli, spaghetti and gnocchi. The dining room is small but the size lends itself to a romantic aura, especially at dinner. The lunch crowd appeals mainly to business professionals and casual diners. Warm colors, cherry and dark wood tones, soft music and contemporary art adds to the ambiance. The staff works as a team, so be prepared to have multiple staff members assisting you through a memorable dining experience. Parking is limited, so be sure to plan accordingly.