Basilico restaurant was opened in 2016 and has fast become one of the best fine dining experience in Gaborone, the capital city of Botswana. The restaurant is located in the diplomatic district in the city centre near the state house and the UN palace and aims to cater for the middle and high-society of the town. It caters for up to 60 people on average and serves a variety of italian dishes complemented by a lovely selection of italian wines. It has a lovely warm atmosphere with the restaurant set up in an elegant italian farm house setting and also has a bar area as well as a small deli to purchase a selection of italian products. The restaurant was opened in memory of Bernie Madeleyn and Chef Fabio Riondino, the husbands of the current owners, who died due to tragic events.