Best bet on Tueday night for
Best 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.
2/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food at reasonable prices.
great food at reasonable prices. very good servce. somewhat noisy
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
as always, great food and
as 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 Adam
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
There are so many great menu
There 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.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Once again, Basta Pasta did
Once again, Basta Pasta did not disappoint! On Easter they were efficient, food was not inflated in price as many restaurants do on holidays. Accomodating to one of our party who was in a wheelchair. Through Open Table, they knew our situation and had scoped out a perfect table.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The 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 return
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
I am a vegan they were very
I am a vegan they were very accommodating. Food is good. Nice family restaurant.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved sitting in the front
We loved sitting in the front dining room. The baseball game was on the TV's and that made it enjoyable for the guys!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent experience at Basta
Excellent experience at Basta Pasta in Timonium,MD. Delicious food, wine, dessert, ambiance. Great waiter, lots of personality!Will be going again soon.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
After not finding our Open
After 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.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice consistent Resturant
Good food and great friendly service. Very reasonable. Huge salads.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
BP'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!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Basta 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 AM
Great food at Basta Pasta
We had excellent food and service. Best of all it was quiet enough to be able to have a conversation.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Frequent visitor and always
Frequent visitor and always consistent w/ food and service .very enjoyable.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chain fills a niche
This 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 AM
crab cakes can't be beat!
Went early evening on Tuesday. .... Crab cake special.... Can't be beat! Have been to restaurants that "claim" to have the best...and for more $$$... but B. P. wins hands down!
Pleasant servers....great evening out!!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone who ordered a pasta entree enjoyed their meal very much. I ordered the Chicken Saltimbocca which was average. The salad and dinner rolls were delicious. We all said we would like to return.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
service is always great
We keep coming back to Basta Pasta (Timonium) because not only is the food excellent, and excellent value as well, but the SERVICE is ALWAYS spot on! More and more SERVICE is as important to us as the food. Frequenting Basta Pasta at least two times a month, we have NEVER had a bad experience with service!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
New menu, same great food.
New menu, same great food. Nice job, Adam.
All servers are super, and do mean all.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
There are so many menu choices that we often want to go back just to try something else new. The smaller rooms are more private. The evening was very pleasant.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Timonium Basta Pasta
These crabcakes should be on Baltimore Magazine's best crabcake list. They are full of BIG lumps, huge, and delicious. From other diners, I hear the other menu items are also delicious. We have never been able to forego the crabcakes because they are so outstanding. Sides are always fresh, salad and breadsticks yummy. Save room for the molten lava cake dessert. This is one of our favorite restaurants.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful time. Great food at reasonable price. Nice ambiance because the rooms are small so it keeps the noise level down.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always very good. There is a large menu and a great variety. Our food is always hot, which to me is important . I would recommend Basta Pasta to anyone wanting good Italian cuisine.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
met here with friends for a reunion of sorts. We not only were impressed by the food value, but we were not rushed by the staff. It was a quiet place (lunch on Saturday) to catch up on 20 years of happenings with friends. Would make this our "go-to" place for meeting friends.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tues. Night crab cakes special
Tues. Night crab cakes special brings me there often.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is always on no matter when and crab cakes should be listed as one of Baltimore's Best.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The crab cakes specials are
The crab cakes specials are fabulous. My 5 siblings try to come on Tues for the special. So great a deal. Keep it uo
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality of food excellent. Portions Large. Value for good and services fantastic.
Service very good.
Overall impression after dinning there several times. Food and service is consistently very good
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Service
As always, had a wonderful meal and terrific service from Matt. I love the chicken parmigiana and my husband really enjoyed his baked penne. The only down side was that there was a large party with young children who were very loud, and were running around the dining area which was very disruptive to our meal.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
never a bad meal!
We eat here with friends at least 3 times a month. NEVER A BAD MEAL!!!! Service is always good.... accommodating to a member of our party who is in a wheelchair.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reliable Italian and Seafood
We were seated in a quiet area per our request. (The bar area is pretty energetic.) The bruschetta appetizer was very fresh and tasty, although I would have appreciated separately toasted bread slices even more. The peach sangria was delicious. We have always enjoyed the house salad serviced family style (large bowl of salad; serve yourself as desired) and bread sticks. My wife is very picky about her Maryland crab cakes. She thought Basta Pasta's was one of the best she has had. I had grilled scallops over pasta with dilled cream sauce and sun dried tomatoes. The server readily accommodated my request for whole-wheat pasta (required a change from linguine to penne, which was a non-issue for me). Delicious! An enjoyable dinner overall.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Basta Pasta has become one of our standbys when we want good food, served in a nice atmosphere and reasonably priced. My husband had the cream of crab soup and a scallops and shrimp linguini dish--he said the scallops were some of the most tender he had ever eaten. I had lasagna, which was good (although I have to admit not as good as I remembered from previous visits; I'll probably try something different next time). Service was excellent--the waiter timed everything perfectly, and stopped by often enough to make sure we had what we needed without being intrusive.
We'll go back again soon.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
service great. Sharon very
service great. Sharon very accommodating, friendly and pays attention. even though she is new to the place.
went there for gluten frree pixxa after a 27 hour day without food, or caffeine, and there was none.
better supply of special items which we appreciate would be appreciated.
The crab cakaes, and the salads are great. music nice, an front office reception staff very accommodating.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Basta Pasta on a Saturday Night
Quite a hopping place this past Saturday night. Visited for the first time and the parking lot was packed. Very extensive menu.
Prices reasonable and no wait for our table. Enjoyed the fresh salad and my meal was delicious. Will recommend to others, but looks like the word has already gotten out :)
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some of our meals were terrific
Some of our meals were terrific (veal piccata and veal marsala), while two others were just so so.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Nice Surprise
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.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thursday with N&L
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.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
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
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the crabcakes and the salad!! Great having a round table for six people. It made for a very pleasant dining experience!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amaze your most critical friends.
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.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
birthday brunch special
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.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM