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Basta Pasta
Basta Pasta

Basta Pasta Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bastapastamd.com/
  • Email: basta22@verizon.net
  • Phone: (410) 308-0838
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday- Thursday 11am-10PM Friday, Saturday 11am-11PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Basta Pasta
For years, Basta Pasta had established itself as a cornerstone for diners in Harford County. We are now bringing the experience closer to the Baltimore Metro area in Timonium . You can enjoy a memorable dining experience in any of our 6 intimate dining rooms . We feature hearty, traditional regional Italian cousine. Abundance of options and generous portions of Pasta, Seafood, Veal, Steaks and hand tossed Pizza. Private dining is available for parties up to 70 guests. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "I really like that Basta Pasta has several dining spaces so that you can actually have a conversation. Aside from that the food and service were excellent."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My husband and I go here at least twice per month. The food is excellent but not as expensive as a lot of the restaurants around Town. It can accommodate large groups with a little advanced planning very easily because it is such a large place. We have Never had a bad meal there."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This place has great nightly specials. Tuesdays are the best. The double crabcake dinner is a great deal and the crabcake are mostly meat; very little filler. Go early though as it fills up quickly."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "When you have friends that want great food and are not willing to wait: this is the place!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our service by Kim, the food, and the caring by the manager was impressive. My wife, with a gluten sensitivity, brought the manager over to warn her that the crab cake does have some bread within. Impressive!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We had a tapas meal with the 2 of us sharing 3 appetizers. Service and ambiance as just great. Mini crab cakes were fabulous; caprese was very good but balsamic drizzle was weak and the bruschetta was also good but the toast was a mini loaf baked (only end slices were toasted, inside was warm soft bread)"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food was good, perhaps a little better than that. Waitress tried hard but could not keep up. Noise level was ridiculous. Your survey does not leave room for anything close to nea negative noise level, but that is the reason I may not go back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The meringue on the lemon meringue pie flopped and was only about 2mm thick but was served to us anyway. It was a disappointment. The rock fish was very good and the servers were very efficient."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We love Basta Pasta for just that reason. The food is consistently great. The staff is consistently efficient and friendly. The ambiance is consistently pleasant. We can feel confident entertaining guests there - especially those out of towners who want a "real" crab cake. Keep up the good work."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The food was right on with taste and appearance and the service was impeccable. Everything ordered came out without any hiccups and very tasteful. Would highly recommend to others!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I brought a longtime friend to Basta Pasta for lunch, knowing he enjoyed seafood and had never eaten here before. We each ordered a crab cake, his fried, mine broiled, along with a side veggie. I had him taste mine first since it would be a bit more subtle tasting than his, and he loved it. Since he prefers fried foods, he enjoyed his cake even more, admiring the large lumps of crab in both versions. He admitted that he had expected my raves about the crab cakes to be purely subjective, but happily acknowledged that he had never had a better-tasting crab cake. Before we left, he actually called his wife to schedule a dinner for the two of them at Basta Pasta for the following week. What better praise!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Lunch was very memorable largely because of the attentive and pleasant service. The pasta dish was very good. I would dine here again."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Basta Pasta has a horrific name - but the food and service are terrific. Great drinks, too. They take reservations and are always on time. Wide menu selections but I come for the gnocchi. Fabulous. Garlic rolls and salad are a plus. We had our office Xmas party in one of their private rooms. Best one to date and we've been doing this for over 30 years! Can't wait for next year."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "This is our go-to place. Love it! The salad is to die for. The Lasagna is out of this world. Always delicious!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The seated us quickly, had good service, and nice wait staff. The food was pretty good and it wasn't too noisy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food and tremendous service. Went for the second Valentine's day in a row and have really enjoyed both times. Food was great and service was excellent."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I've been to the restaurant twice in the last 2 months and the food and service has been great"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a reservation for 8pm. We arrived at 8pm & were seated immediately. The hostesses were very pleasant, as was our server. Cant say enough about our server as a matter of fact. This was our first visit to this establishment so I cant speak for the rest of the servers, maybe we just got lucky with ours, but he seemed very well trained & polite. Food was great, very authentic Italian & in huge portions. Nice wine list. Overall, we were very happy. We will definitely be returning!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was great. Great amount of food at a great price. Service was excellent and food was prepared to perfection. Great spot for a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We eat at BP about 2 - 3 times a month. Food consistently great! Service has always been stellar... my husband is handicapped and they make great accommodations for him. Always helpful. HOWEVER... went there this week, not crowded. ... waiter was at first very attentive...but after he brought the salad, we only saw him once to bring our meal... water glasses were emptied, wine glass empty...no waiter. There were only two other tables of two that he was servicing. He disappeared for large stretches of time. FIRST TIME EVER we have had a complaint about the service. I WOULD GO BACK... but definitely not have the waiter."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "good food, good service. I would return there again."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We had a large graduation celebration in May and it was perfect! We spent Valentine's Day last year and birthdays as well. Food is always hot, delicious and plentiful ! I always recommend Basta Pasta! Servers, hostesses and bus boys are terrific! We always feel welcome❤"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I like the Italian restaurants in Little Italy, but when I'm looking for amazing shrimp fra diavolo or seafood marinara, I head to Basta Pasta instead!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Our party ordered two of the 4-course $30.15 Restaurant Week prix fixe specials: Chilean Sea Bass and Rack of Lamb. Both delicious as was the Parmesan Tilapia ordered from the regular menu. House white sangria decent, even though a bit too sweet. Service was good. This is a large restaurant so make sure to request a table closer to the entrance if anyone in your party has mobility issues."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Meet several times a year here and have always enjoyed everything! Very good deal during Baltimore's County Restaurant week -- 3-courses for $15.14!!"
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Our women's group meets once a month at different restaurants in the Towson-Timonium area. Basta Pasta has always been one of our favorites. Food is always extremely good and the noise level was just right - no one had to yell - that's important on our catch-ups. BP is good for almost any occasion, even a romantic one. We highly recommend it."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "the food was excellent and very tasty. It was very nice. Had a great time. Left very full"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Many have recommended this restaurant to us but we have never tried it. Our party of 4 was seated promptly thanks to your excellent reservation system. We were seated at a lovely table in the back, not right on top of another party. Waiter was super pleasant and efficient, food and timing was excellent and prices were reasonable. We will definitely return soon Favorites from our party were the chicken marsala. eggplant parmesan and the lobster ravioli. Wine was excellent also."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "It is always a great experience at Basta Pasta. The food is delicious and the wait staff is very friendly and attentive. We enjoy returning every week."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Our service was good. My wife and I were not impressed with the food. It was very bland and boring. I chose the seafood pasta and my wife had the chicken and shrimp cajan alfredo."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Great time @ Basta Pasta. Food always terrific. Service great. Celebrated with 5 family members. Attention to our needs was observed by the waiter as well as other staff."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "The crab cake did not appear to contain blue crab (may have been a different species of crab) and had excessive filler. Not like the one we had over the summer."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Our food was great as usual. Our waiter was really nice just a little forgetful. He needed to be reminded of our requests and unfortunately one of us never received the cocktail sauce for the crab cake meal. He still received a 20% tip."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "Our friends gave us several ideas for dinner, all with big prices and waiting lists. I called one of our favorite restaurants, Basta Pasta and made a reservation. No wait. dinner was terrific, service great and the entire experience impressed our friends. We will be back and so will they."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "too much food for one person. You could spilt the crab cake with someone. It was good,but we all had to have a doggy bag. It was the special for 21 dollars.. I would have rather had just one,comes with salad and one side. Waiter had too many tables to wait on. He could not handle drinks and bringing bread. We had to ask for it. It was very busy,but they honored reservation on time."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Love the crabcakes and the salad!! Great having a round table for six people. It made for a very pleasant dining experience!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Wife and I had a very good Saturday evening experience. Glad we had reservation as it had quite a large number of folks waiting to be seated. We were seated immediately at 7 PM. Service was very good considering the crowd House salad was excellent and fresh. Red sangria was very good but was slim on ice - which was quickly replenished. Crabcake was excellent in all respects. Linguine and white clam sauce was very good - great flavor and pasta but the chopped clams were tough Overall very good experience"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Great place to meet friends! Our server, Matt, was terrific! Food has gotten better... if that is possible!! Never a bad meal. Servers are always pleasant and eager to please."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "We really enjoyed the evening thanks to the room, the server (Matt), and the food. We were able to converse comfortably. The pacing of the service was perfect, The presentation of the food was surpassed only by its abundance and taste. Matt was interested in our selections and attentive without being overbearing."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "I'd had only been at Basta Pasta once before with a party of 10, but even then, I remember thinking how great the food (appetizers and entrees) were. I love that they give you a bowl full of salad with your meal and very fresh, delicious breadsticks. It's a beautiful place to dine and the wait staff is very attentive without being overbearing. I was very pleased with my visit. I don't live in the neighborhood, but Basta Pasta is definitely worth making the drive."
    Dined on 10/29/2013