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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.
Timonium, MD 21093
Hours of Operation:
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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
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
DOUBLE CRAB CAKE DINNER - $25
4 Courses for $24
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
We visit Timonium for a convention every year, and we always try to make Basta Pasta a dinner stop. This year we have our 18-month-old daughter, as well as a couple of old friends and their daughter, and everything was fantastic. Our waiter, Matt, went out of his way to make sure that our toddler was well taken care of. And the food was phenomenal; I had the Risotto Milanese, and it was one of the best risottos I think I have ever had.
Make a reservation for a weekend evening, as the restaurant will fill quickly. But it's well worth it!
Wonderful selections on the menu. All of the food was delicious and the portions were large. We took enough home for another complete dinner. Service was excellent. The small rooms help to make the restaurant more cozy and less noisy. We were not rushed at all.
The food was good, but super heavy. Leftovers were pretty greasy. More expensive than $$ more like $$$. Good service, but the place was kinda run down. The words on the the menus were fading, my kids weren't really interested in the menu coloring options. Demographic was in the upper 50s. I'd say, I wouldn't go back.
My only problem is when we first were seated they tried to sit 7 people at a 5 foot or smaller round table. I’m not sure why because the restaurant wasn’t busy at all. It was 4:30 and we had a reservation. It was taken care of but it was an awkward moment. I’m thinking it had to do with the servers.
Both my wife and I had the Blue Crab Ravioli with Grilled Shrimp and Pomodoro Sauce special. We thought it was delicious and would order it again. Also, the portion size was reasonable so (unlike at many Italian restaurants) we did not need to immediately divide the portions in half and take half home. The Creme Brulee caramelized sugar crust had a burnt flavor but was otherwise excellent. The Chocolate Canoli was very good. Service was pleasant and efficient. We have eaten here many times and have always had a good experience so we will be back!
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