Basilico Team

FABIANO MULAS, owner & general manager 

Owner and General Manager Fabiano Mulas, from Sardinia (Italy), has more than 25 years experience in the restaurant business and travelling to Germany, France and England to work in some of the best Italian restaurants in Europe.

The walls of Basilico Restaurant are also decorated by Fabiano Mulas, whose oil paintings make for vibrant conversation and give you a feel for his picturesque home town. You can see more of his work on his web site:


PAOLO SABATINI, owner and executive chef

Owner and Executive Head Chef Paolo Sabatini, from Viterbo, Italy, prepares new menus for every season inspired by his old recipe books and regional specialities. Paolo's unique interest in food goes back to his training at the age of fourteen in Italy.  His culinary journey has taken him to America and eventually to Ireland where his passion for new tastes and innovation with food is remarkable.  Paolo sorrounds himself with the best of seasonal and local ingredients to produce his dishes.  

Paolo is also the only Italian chef in Galway to be member of the prestigious "Euro-Toque" Ireland, and has been credited with "the best Italian food in the west" by gastronomique food critique from"Taste of Ireland" .His cuisine is recommended by Sally and John Mckenna of the Bridgestone Guide, by Georgina Campbell, by Lucinda O'Sullivans Best Places to Eat in Ireland and  recommended by the Italian Chef's Federation in Ireland.   

Since 2016 Paolo Sabatini have retained the AA Rosette with Basilico Restaurant and it's the only Italian Restaurant in County Galway to be present in this prestigious Food Guide.