Basta Pasta - Timonium
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1/2 PRICE WINE NIGHT
DOUBLE CRAB CAKE DINNER - $25
4 Courses for $24
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I always have a great experience when I dine at this location. Had to wait longer than expected even though I had a reservation but it was crowded for a Saturday evening. Great food and amazing service
Our food was good except for the calamari which had way too much batter on it. We had to send it back because it tasted like something from a fast food deep fried restaurant. We expected fresh calamari instead of what tasted like the bagged frozen type.
There is a lot of competition in Italian cuisine in the Lutherville/Timonium/Cockeysville area. Basta Pasta has consistently wonderful food and great service. Love the chicken parm, and chicken madeira. Excellent service!
My wife and I had dinner there Friday, 9/21/18. Our waitress, Fauli (pronounced as Fooly), was excellent from the start to the end. We started with the included salad which was very good and very big. We both ordered a veal dish - this was our mistake. Very rarely, if ever, have we had veal that was so hard to cut and difficult to chew. I gave up on one piece and spit it out. My wife's veal was just OK - only one of the three pieces was extremely tough. The other two were just so-so. Both our dishes were a far cry from the excellent veal one gets at Carlo's Italian Bistro or Liberatore's. A manager, after observing our obvious difficulty with the veal, approached and asked about the meal. We held nothing back. He offered us a free dessert each as compensation for the $45 in lousy veal. Woop, woop, dee doo! Probably a blessing in disguise because had he removed the charge for our veal dishes, we wouldn't have been able to use our $15 off coupon. HAHAHAHAHA!
I believe that the veal was NOT representative of the normal quality here, and so we will give it another chance, but not for veal. For that, we'll stick to Carlos's or Liberatore's.
We’ve been guests at Basta Pasta many times over the years. Generally, the food and service are very good; however, last week the Crab Imperial crab cake was extremely disappointing. The sauce d drowned the otherwise tasty crab cake and the bar service was slow despite the fact that the restaurant was only half full.
We miss the old crab cake night!
Always a good experience at the Timonium location. Several small, dining rooms with fireplaces burning in the winter months. Have been coming since it was the previously owned restaurant for the coziness of the small dining rooms. Love the Italian food but the crabcakes are very good, also. I prefer the dinners there to the sandwiches, though. Always receive generous proportions. Most recent visit was for lunch and our waiter, Chris, was outstanding. He was friendly, professional and very attentive. Best service we have ever had there.
Food is always delicious that night and the next day as well! The service is always good and perhaps a bit too good if you prefer to linger over dinner. The entree will sometimes arrive even before you finish you salad.
Staff was accommodating to my daughters vegetarian diet.
There was no hostess when we entered so a waitress sat us but from there on in we enjoyed a very good meal with a great waiter Josh.
Always great service and food.
The chicken umbertina is my absolute favorite and I continue to order it every time!
Food was great as always
everything was great . Always huge portions of pasta. Brought another meal home!
Went for our daughters Graduation. Chris D was our waiter he was FANTASTIC! The food was delicious, it made our special day a little more memorable.
We went there for Restaurant Week. I got the filet and it was tough and tasteless. Would never order again. Potatoes were good and salad, as always. I’m goi g to stick with Tuesday’s Crab cakes. They’re consistently good. Service was excellent as it always is. Avoid the steak and you’ll be good.
My Crab Cake was amazing. My friend got the salmon and said that was amazing, too.
When we're in the mood for Italian food, we head to Basta Pasta. Not only is their food delicious, but there is usually more than we can eat. It's great the next day as well.
We celebrated my brother-in-law’s birthday and the staff went out of their way to make it special by singing happy birthday and large slice of cheesecake on the house! Dinner was absolutely delicious! I really enjoyed the cream of crab soup! We will definitely be back!
Basta Pasta is our favorite restaurant.
I lovrme thr light snd healthy dishes. Reasonably priced too
Great salad bowl, very large portions, solid quality, fair prices all sum to a value meal
Great crab cakes and a good deal on Tuesday nights
The crab cakes was not up to par, too much filler. Everything else was good.
Tuesday night is crab cake night - 2 crab cakes with a side and an endless salad for $25.00. Excellent crab cakes and enormous! Great service.
Nice visit. A server who was also assigned to the room, but not my table, even brought me a drink refill as she noticed it was almost empty. Loved that. Teamwork!
Slightly above average Italian, moderately priced, nothing special.
Basta Pasta it's always consistent in good food, service, and value for the price!
Sharon, our waitress took excellent care of us. She also brought the check quickly when we were done.
Always worth it. Great crab cakes
Been going here since opened and never been disappointed with food.
We try to visit Basta Pasta often when we are in the area (live outside, relatives in area). Have never been disappointed on a visit. The crab toast and crabcakes are better than excellent!
Great service and great food. The chicken Chesapeake was amazing!
The waitress Lisa had just started there a few days earlier and she was amazing. They are very lucky to have her. Food was excellent. Have to try the cheesecake!
Excellent salad and rolls. Portions quite large. most dishes were good. Vegetarian had over cooked vegetables and chicken. Everyone took home food due to size of portions
Best chicken parm I have ever had. Always good food as this Basta Pasta.
We had a very enjoyable dinner at Basta Pasta. The food was fresh and very good.
Toddlers in the room
Basta Pasta is an extremely busy restaurant on Saturday evenings. They do honor reservations. This particular night the restaurant was very crowded and noisy. However, the food and service remained as good as usual.
Great restaurant. We always have a great meal and top notch service.
Group of 10. Dinner and waiter was superb. I had veal piccata which had a lot of mushrooms and was very good. Others had the crab imperial and veal Oscar and all were pleased.