Permanently Closed - Basta Pasta - Timonium

4.4
967 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
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TiffanyM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The tables and bathroom were clean

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vipCharli
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite to go places when friends are in town or a meal that never disappoints me

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LatayiaB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was great. The service was horrible. I made reservations for 7:15 didn’t get seated until 8 once seated our waiter was rude, rushing and wasn’t attentive. He seemed overwhelmed and though we weren’t asking for much, he barely did the minimum. We got rolls no butter no salad (that we are charged for) only asked us once about a drink (got that wrong) when we asked about the salad he got irritated and told us “in a second” by the time we got our food we had to go due to our other reservations so we had to pack it up as soon as it was put on the table.

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Diane
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Wonderful food! Nice service. A little updating would be nice

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vipHowardC
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When ever we go to Basta Pasta Timunium MD we always know we will have a good dinner with our friends. The food is great.

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AmyS
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food and thee service were both excellent. We enjoyed them immensely. The only problem was difficulty parking. We plan to return to try more of their extensive menu.

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Cookie
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brett was our server! Dinner was delicious as usual.
Always consistent.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent!!! The food was incredible. This will be one of our favorite restaurant.

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vipbabs1
Baltimore
52 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and good service. Very noisy to be seated where bar is in front room on the left.

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vipPatriciaB
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have planned many party dinners and get togethers at this restaurant and have always been pleased with all aspects of the experience. Stephen, the manager, is exceptional and always goes out of his way to ensure excellence. He is extremely helpful when we make special requests and it's a pleasure working with him and his staff.

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Jane
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Incredibly slow service. It took a long time to get our drinks, appetizers and entrees. Our dinners were not brought out for about 1 hour. Not sure what the problem was. The food is quite pricy. Chairs need to be replaced as they are in bad shape and cracking. The food was excellent.

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Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great.

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CherylM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our service and food for the most part was very good. We did have to alert the manager as there was a living insect in my friend's dessert. We did not cause a loud scene and he was very apologetic. However, he only took the dessert off of her bill. We were a party of five and I feel he should have taken her whole meal off of the bill. The fact that she may have already ingested more prior to the discovery was very unsettling.

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DrScott
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We eat at this restaurant often. Love the unending salad. Huge portion size. Food is always very good. Our waitress tonight wad outstanding.

One small complaint tonight - i ordered the halibut with crab meat special. I would have expected crab meat lumps but instead was served a halibut filet without sauce on top of mixed vegetable. The veges were mixed with an ounce or two of crab flakes -backfin i guess. It just didn't work well or deserve the price. Having said that this is overall a very good value restaurant.

We will return.

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Sandyc
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Very ample portions, nice rolls and salad. Always can rely on good food and service. Good quality for the moderate price.

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LHP1
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a busy night, the day after Valentine’s Day . Bar service was a little slow-other than that it was a great night . We were celebrating our Son’s engagement.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, great. Service, terrific.
Please, make a trip to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was great!! She was very attentive!!

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vipMMSGrandma
Baltimore
183 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very busy night. Our reservation was honored within ten minutes of the time. Service was good and the food consistently good as usual.

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vipN1565X
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good meal, well served.

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vipOsRavensFan
Baltimore
68 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The crab cakes are awesome. And our waitress was phenomenal! She was attentive but not intrusive. Really enjoyed our meal.

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vipRobin
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great salmon and Bolognese sauce. Crabcakes are also outstanding. We love the salad and breadsticks… Everything at this restaurant is really good. Great service as well.

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Bonzi
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each of the three of us ordered something different including a carry out order. Each dish was rated excellent and one was the BEST chicken she had ever eaten. Not super busy busy number of tables were occupied in our room, and server was busy but super attentive as needed. Basta Pasta is my 'go-to' place whenever I have guests.

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Holly
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We were big fans of the Perry Hall location so we figured the food would be just as good at this location. Nope not at all. Unfortunately this was our first and last visit. Crab toast was horrible and that is my favorite and the crab dip was strange. Good luck but we won’t be back.

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DanLin
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. One person in the party said something about her dish having a lot of empty shells in it. The manager came over at the end and took half off of her meal.

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vanced
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Server and customer service was 5 star. The only upsetting thing was I ask the server if they could sing happy birthday to my daughter and it never happened we had to sing it ourselves and I spent $380.00

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franS
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our experience Saturday was much better than our last visit!

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joany
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was just what I expected, except for the wait. Usually when I make reservation I'm seated at the time of my reservation. This time we had a twenty minute wait. Maybe restaurant week had something to do with that.

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vipN1565X
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Restaurant was slammed. Very poor table management. Should have stopped taking reservations. Parking lot was worse. And who was blocking the travel lane? The managers F-150!

We waited 30 minutes for our reserved table and wound up sitting in the bar.

Not an acceptable performance.

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JoelP
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never any surprises. U know that the food will be good and large size portions. Service is always excellent.

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TanyaS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Restaurant week menu! Steak was phenomenal as well as the creme brûlée!

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vipOsRavensFan
Baltimore
68 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was great. I can’t find my receipt to call her out by name, but she was attentive but not intrusive and right there when we needed her.

Food was delicious as usual.

Be back soon!!

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vipLindaN
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Our waitress was very nice (Lyndsay) but could use a little training, I think. She didn't tell us her name (saw it on the receipt), was rushed, reached across me and the table to put a plate down next to my partner, and it was hard to get her attention when we needed something as she rushed in and out of the room (the lounge) without looking around.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out to celebrate Moms birthday and had a wonderful dinner. Food was GREAT! Ali our server was attentive, efficient and worked hard to see that we had what we needed. We will be returning!

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IAmWhoIAm
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had lunch there with two friends. With a few exceptions, most of the entrees come with salad and side. The salad is very good. It includes cucumbers, onions, cherry tomatoes, and croutons as well as lettuces. Two of us had chicken entrees. I had chicken piccata, and my friend had chicken marsala. Both were excellent. The portions are generous and we all left with doggie bags. Our server was very attentive and friendly. It was lunch time, and the place was not too noisy to talk. I thought it was good value for what we got. We were too full for dessert, so I can't comment on that. I would definitely go back.

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Archer
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Never disappointed at Basta Pasta. There are great selections in the different categories. Highly recommend the zucchini chips and the fried calamari for appetizers. My wife loves the Seafood Cioppino and I'm partial to the Seafood Primavera. However, we have ordered from different parts of the menu with equal satisfaction. Buon appetito!

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vipMMSGrandma
Baltimore
183 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Basta Pasta has consistently good food, Service as expected much better when the restaurant is less crowded as it was this particular night. However overall the service is relatively good.

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vipHowardC
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a place to go for a large group or just 2
They have large round tables

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Soul
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

It was crowded , noisy and my maine course did not taste good at all . I paid for what I did not eat. I ordered salmon with dried tomatoes and spinach and mushroom. The mushrooms were as hard as a rock. My husband ordered pasta carbonara and it came with asparagus, it tasted so weird.We were very disappointing.Either they changed the chef or something was not working. We used to enjoy the meals at this place.

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vipLunchWithFriends
Baltimore
58 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Basta Pasta is always good. The service, depending on your server is ok to great. This time our waitress was great! Very attentive and sweet.

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Permanently Closed - Basta Pasta - Timonium is rated 4.4 stars by 967 OpenTable diners.