Basta Pasta - Timonium
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Service and food was both excellent. I also love that it’s kid friendly, brought our 2 year old and 7 month old and they did great.
They know what they are doing in terms of food and service. Always consistent which to me is a sign of a well managed restaurant.
Our waiter Davon was great.
I have been telling everyone about Basta Pasta this week. It has become my favorite restaurant. I have never had a bad meal or experience there. If I order Italian, it's good. If I order seafood, it's good. The prices won't break the bank. That being said, it's worth every penny. The service could not have been better either. In short, GO THERE!!
Always enjoy the food. We also enjoy it the next day! Service is fast and efficient.
Four of us met for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It wasnt very crowded so no one minded if we stayed and talked for a while. The food, which included a chicken Caesar wrap, a crab cake, a salmon salad, and a steak and cheese panini, was very good. It's a very comfortable restaurant without the tables being so close to each other you can hear every word other diners are saying. Our server was very professional and friendly without being intrusive.
WAs very disappointed as went for my husbands birthday. There was NO acknowledgment of this even though I made sure to tell the hostess again as we were seated. The waitress was overwhelmed and our food was delivered by a bus boy as it was delivered to the wrong table.
Lyndsey was a great waitress!
Very good. Food good
Always nice, friendly service. Food is great! The crabcakes are delicious!
Food was the usual delicious as we are frequent patrons. I particularly like the chef's ability to adjust a recipe to my liking. This time we noticed that your wonderful salad was swimming in dressing. Maybe a little lighter next time.
Service and food was very good. Quality, portions, and flavor/ taste of food was also very good.
Twenty minute wait to be seated in the bar area, not where I had requested. Loud, kids running around not being controlled by their parents. Waitress was in way over her head. Slow on getting drinks and food. Didn’t ask if we wanted water. Hostess brought bread to the table. Not sure if I am going back after this experience.
Way too noisy
Loved the Wild Mushroom Cappaleni. Good food, Nice atmosphere.
Always good service and food that’s why I keep coming back
We dined at this restaurant last weekend and were disappointed with the service (NOT the food!) This weekend was entirely different. SAME room, SAME server and AWESOME experience!! The manager, Stephan, came over and asked how things were (he had read the review last week).... I said that it was a wonderful experience. This is one of our "go to" places for a great evening and great food. The eggplant parmesan is exceptional!
The food at Basta in Timonium is slipping. Too much oil and insufficient attention to detail. More costly ingredients are missing entirely or are tough to find in the food. Disappointing.
Still has the best Cheesecake in town.
There are half a dozen good Italian restaurants within a ten minute drive. Your pallet would be happier elsewhere.
The food is always great (especially the red sauce!) and the prices are not outrageous.
We go to Basta pasta at least one time a month, sometimes more if we have special occasions. We made reservations and specifically asked to be in the room with one server that is outstanding. Even though we waited for about 15 minutes, with a toddler, we were seated in a section with a different server. Our requested server was in the next room. At first Our server was fine, however, it went rapidly downhill. Several of us ran out of drinks and although she passed by our table quite frequently no drinks were replenished until we stopped her and specifically asked for more drinks. The only time she became attentive was when it near the end of the meal and the check was being brought, and the tip was to be included.
There was no complaint with the food however, she never even stopped to ask if everything was OK.
Another one of our favorite choices. Not only is the food delicious, but we always have enough to take home for later. We find the salad so good that we have bought a bottle of their dressing to take home.
Good food and friendly service. We had an excellent dinner.
Arrived 5 min before reservation. My friend had not yet arrived. Hostess said she would seat me after my friend arrived.
She said the staff needed to clear out previous diners. As I could see that the bar seating area had only about two occupied tables and the dining room closest to front desk had three occupied tables I found this surprising.
I am 75, was hot and wanted to be seated so I could order a drink. Told her that I would appreciate being seated so I could order a drink while waiting for my friend.
This was not met graciously; she played with her I-phone for a few min and then did take me to a table.
Whole demeanor was annoyed. No smile, no “enjoy your meal”, just dropped menu on table and off.
The waiter was pleasant, knowledgeable and efficient. The food was great.
The hostess’ attitude did make me enjoy my meal less than I had expected.
The food choice is great and the service is wonderful.
Its a great place to go with friends.
When one pas $17.00 plus for an entrée and requests a box other than Styrofoam it is offensive to be told you have to pay for one other than Styrofoam.
large party in private room cause food to arrive late. poor planning by management.
We live this place! Great food and you get a lot of it for the price.
We had a reservation and even showed up a few minutes early, and we had to wait over 20 minutes. Service was excessively slow. Not sure if it was the kitchen or shortage of servers. Not the typical experience for this restaurant, but bad enough to skip it for a while on our usual Thursday night's out
Wonderful experience. Love that they offer gluten free pasya
Creative Italian cuisine with interesting specials. Crab cakes are some of the best around. All of our meals were delicious and service was top notch. Would recommend to all for very enjoyable evening.
When my wife and I were first dating this was a Steak & Ale Restaurant. We spent many evenings here listening to live music and loved it. Fast forward 30 years later we came to Basta Pasta for dinner with family. Food, service and value were all outstanding. However the inside looked almost like it did when we were first dating. Besides that we enjoyed our meal, the bar was packed and we had a great time. Will definitely come again :)
Our goto restaurant for Italian food. Always know what to expect: Good food, large portions, good service.
Very very good food. So much that I always get 2 meals out of dinner. Waitress was WONDERFUL
Everything was very good, but we were especially impressed with the cheesecake. It was made there on the premises and was a melt in your mouth texture. Delicious !
Food was good as usual.
The server (Carly) was exceptional!
Enjoyed the crab cakes and Italian food. Endless salad and garlic breads were terrific. Service very good. We all took home left overs bc of the generous portions
Food was excellent. Our server was very attentive. The value for the price was exceptional. My only negative was the check being presented before being asked. We did a 4 course dinner with cocktails. I am a diner. I like to sit and enjoy. At the end, I felt rushed as it appeared the server was ready to go home. Reservation was at 7pm and we left at 8:30pm so it wasn't like we were there for 3 hours. Other than that, we truly enjoyed and will definitely be back soon. No reason to go to Little Italy when you have Pasta Pasta right down the road.
One of our favorite go to places. Food and service are always good. Comfortable atmosphere.