Chain fills a nicheThis area needs more restaurants where a few couples can go, have a nice meal without spending a bundle, and be able to talk with each other during dinner. Basta Pasta fills that need. No, it's not Little Italy, but the food is quite good, our group had a variety from several areas of the menu, and the portions good sized. Price won't hit your wallet that hard, and most servers are good. We've had several over several visits of variable quality. We'll be back.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe "Grands"Grand Mom and Grand Dad spent a grand Saturday evening with a grandson and granddaughter who love Italian food!
Grandson is particular about his pizza and Basta Pasta is his first choice, Granddaughter likes to try new dishes and likes the
many choices, she reports that the stuffed shells were delicious!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFrequent visitor and alwaysFrequent visitor and always consistent w/ food and service .very enjoyable.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food at Basta PastaWe had excellent food and service. Best of all it was quiet enough to be able to have a conversation.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBasta Pasta - Italian Yumminess!Also enjoy our meals at Basta Pasta - whether we eat in or order carry-out! Love the Chicken Parmigiana, Chicken Picatta, etc.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMNice discoveryBP's menu should please everyone. The lasagna was better than average; spaghetti w/meatballs was good (pasta was overcooked). Two of us ordered from the Mother's Day prix fixe menu-3 courses/$28. We both started with the fried green tomatoes topped with sweet crab meat and a lemony sauce-delicious (would have been better served hot). The lobster ravioli was very good. The halibut perfectly cooked, served on a bed of mushrooms, spinach and sun dried tomatoes. Desserts were good: crème brulee, raspberry sorbet, molten lava cake, cheesecake. Biggest complaint: the 2 draft beers we tried were both flat. Service was good but slow; we weren't in a hurry and the food was good even if not very hot. And each mom received a nice Mother's Day gift!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNice consistent ResturantGood food and great friendly service. Very reasonable. Huge salads.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendship.....Dining out should be like visiting an old friend. You should go often with other friends so the memory is a shared experience. When you pass from this world, your friends will always have you in mind as they remember the fellowship and great conversation shared at Basta Pasta.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter not finding our OpenAfter not finding our Open Tables reservation and telling us they didn't use Open Tables, they found us a nice table after about a 10 minute wait. They were very nice.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experience at BastaExcellent experience at Basta Pasta in Timonium,MD. Delicious food, wine, dessert, ambiance. Great waiter, lots of personality!Will be going again soon.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved sitting in the frontWe loved sitting in the front dining room. The baseball game was on the TV's and that made it enjoyable for the guys!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI am a vegan they were veryI am a vegan they were very accommodating. Food is good. Nice family restaurant.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe host was really weird.The host was really weird. He didnt say a word to us when we walked in. That's the reason this wont get more stars. He was silent and just stared at us from behind the podium. Then I said we had reservations and gave him our name. He still said absolutely nothing, looked at his computer, and found a waitress and gave her two menus for us, still not saying a word or event smiling at us. My sister turned to me and said, that was weird... Yeah. We definitely got a weird vibe from him. Very unfriendly.
After tht, everything was fine. Our waitress was good and attentive. The food was good, and we were pleasantly surprised that salad and breadsticks come with the meal. We wouldn't have ordered an appetizer if we had known.
We will return3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThere are so many great menuThere are so many great menu choices! Service was attentive without rushing us. Be sure to make a reservation. There was quite a wait as we waltzed right to our table. The evening was pleasant and the food was great.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMas always, great food andas always, great food and plenty to eat. The restaurant was very crowded, but
reservations were honored and on time. Great place to take guests for the first time,
They were impressed and want to return. Thanks to George and Adam3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food at reasonable prices.great food at reasonable prices. very good servce. somewhat noisy3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, a very enjoyableAs always, a very enjoyable evening w/delicious food at a reasonable.price.
Adam and George were as grandiose as ever.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBest bet on Tueday night forBest bet on Tueday night for crabcakes! We frequent often... not always on Tuesdays and have ordered a variety of dishes. Found the other dishes are plentiful and reasonably priced and of course, very good. Spouse is in a wheelchair and the staff is always accomodating. We dine here at least once a month.2/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great deal when AdamAlways a great deal when Adam is around. Really, any food you decide on is great
and they make you feel like part of the family.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Restaurant Week MenuReally good from start to finish! Your special Restaurant Week menu was extensive, creative and interesting. The food was superb and artfully presented. Please give our compliments to your chef. Taylor, our waitress, was amazing, very attentive and lovely. She saw to our every need. Thank you so much for a delightful evening.1/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful!Betty was a delightful waitress - very friendly and attentive. Lunch special was delicious. Thank you for an enjoyable lunch.12/28/2012 12:00:00 AM