Basta Italian Restaurant
Mother's DayAbsolutely loved it! A definite item for your bucket list! The menu is diverse enough for anyone to enjoy, and the food is amazing! We will absolutely be going back. I can't wait to dine on the outdoor patio.....beautiful.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBasta Still GreatFirst time visiting since the change in ownership and remodel. We loved the old Basta so went went with a little trepidation on how the new Basta would stand up. Not as elegant a dining experience, the new Basta is more casual. That being said, everything was outstanding. The food and service was excellent.
The only negative is that the tables are to close together and I felt that I was sharing my space with the diners next to me.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNew look is truly fabulous,New look is truly fabulous, but sorely miss the quiet, romantic atmosphere it once had. Food and service were both top-notch. Tables too close together. Bench seating for two has patrons on top of one another and you couldn't help but chit-chat with those on either side. Conversations were borderline screaming for acoustics were poor and the overall atmosphere was nothing short of loud. I am a firm believer that change is inevitable, but the loss of the once quiet, romantic atmosphere that I so fondly remember has overshadowed their "Revitalization".5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNew lookBetter than ever! Love the new look. Stuffed veal chop incredible as usual.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemBasta is a little bit of Federal Hill tucked away in Pawtuxet Village. Great ambiance, servers are friendly and prompt, and the food is amazing!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food !!!Great food !! I was happy that they accommodated my dietary needs . The service was excellent!! I thought the ambience was very nice and loved the decor and the pizza oven !!! I appreciate the great booth near the bar ! I hope we can get that booth again!!
Lori & Vin4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Vitello Saltimbocca wasThe Vitello Saltimbocca was the best I have ever had.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAll around very good!Really enjoyed the food and service. The re-inventing really paid off.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBasta is wonderful!Would highly recommend this restaurant. They recently re-opened after a renovation project that turned out beautifully. The restaurant's atmosphere is both hip and gorgeous with beautiful reds and dark wood. Their outdoor patio has beautiful lighting, comfortable furniture and an outdoor gas fireplace with a bar. I can't wait until the weather warms up a bit to enjoy the new space. The drinks were perfect, and our waiter, Alex, was knowledgeable and attentive without being too overbearing. The food was A+ we had an artichoke dip with homemade potato chips, which was amazing. I had the salmon with risotto, and my friend had a beautiful steak encrusted with gorgonzola with a side of mashed potatoes and veggie. Nutella pizza for des.!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've always enjoyed Basta.We've always enjoyed Basta. They're now newly renovated with larger clean spaces and nice decor. Food's good but there's no cream sauce pastas on the menu and they didn't offer to make one special so I ended up eating a second choice... but it was good anyway.
It was a little pricey too but we'd go back none the less.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this newly re-inventedWe love this newly re-invented restaurant right in our back yard. It has a great feel, albeit, a bit noisy. On the night before Easter, the place was busy and festive. The new outdoor patio had been just staged, and looked beautiful, eventhough it was still too cool to enjoy the setting. I imagine this will be very popular on summer/fall evenings.The food was, overall, very good. Pasta dishes are enormous (2 meals), the veal chop magnificent. To our taste, the calamari could have been more crispy, and the risotto was undercooked. We do plan to return.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways was an excellent resturant..Always was an excellent resturant... Remodeling and freshens menu made it even better3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBastanot specials was disappointing. food was good but selections was slim. beautiful restaurant and great service. would go again if they have specials3/24/2013 12:00:00 AM