About Basta Pasta - 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.

60 W Timonium Road
Timonium, MD 21093
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm
Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 308-0838

Website:
http://www.bastapastamd.com/

Catering:
We bring all of your favorite dishes to
you for a memorable, hassle-free event!
Contact us today for more information
about our catering services at 410.308.0838

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Mondays & Wednesdays
1/2 PRICE WINE NIGHT
Tuesdays
DOUBLE CRAB CAKE DINNER - $25
Thursdays
4 Courses for $24

Private Dining

Have your next special event in one of our private dining rooms, or select a semi-private option, and enjoy delectable Italian classics, a rustic setting and our Remarkable Service!

Basta Pasta - Timonium Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (35)
Good for Groups (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
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Special Occasion (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Good for a Date (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Cozy (11)
Great for Lunch (9)
Business Meals (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Fun (6)
People Watching (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Authentic (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great Beer (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Romantic (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

One of our favorites. If we are looking to enjoy some comfort food, we can always rely on Bassta Pasta to consistently fill that need. Food is delicious and always huge portions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Always delicious. The best meat sauce. And cheese cake anywhere!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Very good food and service. This place is consistently good.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food, good portions, great value. The restaurant is very nice. The service was great as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was very good, especially chicken parm. However, bread which is usually fresh and hot was cold and somewhat dry.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We went for restaurant week and it was a great meal for the money. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. The portions were large and the food delicious.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

A reliable restaurant that is dependable, friendly and customer oriented. Our service was perfect and we always enjoy the crab cakes. The wine list could be more varied.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Reservation was confirmed for 7 pm, but did not get seated until 8:20. The hostess did not know why that happened.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I booked a reservation using open table however when we arrived at the restaurant the hostess stated we could not be seated for the 645pm reservation and didn't know why open table allowed us to select that time. They were booked up until 8pm. Luckily we found an available high top table to sit and eat. There should be a better system in place if there are any mix signals sent between open table and the restaurant but the costumer shouldnt have to suffer the consequences. So we didn't get an actual table to sit comfortably to eat and didn't get the points for booking through open table when in fact we did.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, People Watching, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was very good as usual. We always have enough to take home to enjoy the next night.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was very good and fast, especially with as busy as they were. The food was very good. I enjoyed the rockfish. The crab cakes were huge. Maryland crab soup was spicy. The tirimisu was delicious, very moist - loved it! We were there over restaurant week and the restaurant was packed. We had reservations and were almost seated immediately.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, People Watching
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We waited even though we had the reservation and there were many empty tables. Our waitress was pleasant but closed. Soup was too salty, salad was fine. Walked away feeling bloated but not satisfied.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I love the Italian entrees. Tried seafood for restaurant week, just ok! We are regulars.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was very good. The service was very good, also. We liked the salad that came with the meal. The crabcakes were very good, also. We would come back here again for dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Excellent lunch; pricing is good, and service supportive. This is a good go to place. Disappointed that there wasn't any birthday support, but overall a good experience.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

As always a great meal at Basta Pasta. The waitress was a little cold as first but was okay in the end. We love it at Basta Pasta/

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Our waiter was wonderful. We felt that the chicken parmigiana tasted like an overbreaded processed dish. My linguine was over cooked and the accompanying marinara sauce too sweet.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was very good, but the manager and service was not! I called up to verify that they were on restaurant week list. I was told they were and restaurant week started Friday. When I arrived at the restaurant I was told sorry the restaurant week starts in a week. Our waiter was aware that the girl that I spoke to on the phone gave us the wrong information about restaurant week. When I spoke to the manager about the misunderstanding he was not apologetic and was not willing to give us any sort of discount towards a pricey dinner. We decided to go sit at the bar for happy hour. It took our waitress 45 min to get our wine. Our filet mignon dinner came out as a New York Strip. We informed the waitress the wrong steak was brought out. Waited another 45 minutes for another glass of wine and a filet mignon . Once again I asked to see the manager and complained about the steak mix up, he was not very concerned. An hour dinner turned into a 2 1/2 hour dinner. We ended up getting a free dessert and a little off our check after being persistent about our bad experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Always a solid choice. 14 friends met for lunch on 1/9/2018. We had Hannah as our server, and she was excellent. She easily handled the group, was very attentive, and met all our needs. The majority of the group ordered the soup/salad/breadsticks for $13, which is quite a deal as these are constantly refilled until you eat your fill! You have your choice of Maryland crab soup, Cream of Crab soup, and the soup of the day. The soup of the day was crab and corn chowder which was delicious. I also had the Cream of Crab soup. That is a little thick for me, but still very good. The salad is fresh and flavorful. Since we dined on Tuesday, the 2 for $25 crab cake special was valid. One of the group ordered this. The crab cakes are large and tasty, full of lump crab meat. Of course, since the special is so generous, they were able to take half their meal home to enjoy later! Basta Pasta is a great neighborhood gem.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great! Food was great and our waitress was fantastic.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We love Basta Pasta and go there frequently. The portions are huge and we always take home enough for one more dinner and maybe another lunch. The salad is great and we love the breadsticks. Highly recommend Basta Pasta.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

An enjoyable restaurant with a nice atmosphere and great food. Service and staff are friendly and accommodating. Every meal starts with garlic rolls and salad and is topped off with a great entrée. From seafood to Italian to steaks and chops, everything they serve is delicious. Prices are moderate. It's definitely a restaurant worth trying.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My favorite restaurant, food and good prices. I would like to see more of some of my favorite cheesecakes- pumpkin and peppermint. These two special holiday flavors are always gone.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Enjoyed a delicious dinner on New Year’s Eve with exceptional service. The only drawback was it got noisy because a large group was inour room. Would have preferred a room with a fireplace

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food as wonderful as usual but the chef had a challenging night when cooking a filet minion which was sent back twice. It was graciously taken care of

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was as tasty as always and the service was really quick!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

2X I COULDN'T GET WHAT I ORDERED. I ended up not eating dinner.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This restaurant is always on point. We have been coming here for years and never have been disappointed. The name is deceiving because they have amazing steaks, crab cakes and so much more.

Tags: Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food but very noisy, heard to hear across the table.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food is consistently delicious! Waiter is very attentive! Wonderful place to eat!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Always have a great dinner at Basta Pasta. One of my favorites to go with friends as it is one of the few restaurants where you can have a conversation! Excellent crab cakes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Always love the crab cakes. Italian dishes are also wonderful!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food, in terms of quality, flavor, and temperature.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We love Basta Pasta especially since it's always enough food for the following night as well. The food was delicious both nights.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The family style salad is always a winner. All the entries were delicious. Great waitress with a very demanding tired family. She handled us well.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great service! The chicken Umbertina is my absolute favorite! The unlimited salad is so refreshing too!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was very good. Loved my chicken parm. Not crowded, so talking was easy. Server was attentive and pleasant.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Basta Pasta, Timonium is our favorite choice for friends getting together for a great meal, wonderful salad and good service.

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Only one of our meals was not good. My husband ordered the New York Strip Steak dinner. The steak was very fatty, and he had to return it for another selection. The manager came over very quickly and then brought him the new meal in a very timely manner. All of the other meals were excellent.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Date night and we were very excited and certainly enjoyed BP. Stefan the manager runs a great show, and Kristy our server was super . we enjoyed the Eggplant Caprese which was tender and tasty for an app, and then smiled through Lazagna and Fettucine Bolognese. Our server described the dishes perfectly! Cheesecake for dessert was the best we've had. We will return. thanks!

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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