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Basta Pasta - Timonium

4.4
694 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
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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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm
Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm
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Phone number
(410) 308-0838
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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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
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Special events & promotions
Mondays & Wednesdays
1/2 PRICE WINE NIGHT
Tuesdays
DOUBLE CRAB CAKE DINNER - $25
Thursdays
4 Courses for $24
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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!

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What 694 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great restaurant. We always have a great meal and top notch service.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Their Chicken Chesapeake is a "don't miss" I loved it, portion size was great!

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Very disappointing visit. Had our reservation. Waiter greeted the table and finally took our order 30 minutes in. Waited a long time for the unlimited salad and over hour to hour and a half for our food. I had just gone up to find the manager when our food came out. No other visit from the manager. Few of the meals were wrong. Food was good but certainly put a damper on the meal will the incredibly LONG wait! Our entire room of guests seemed to be waiting. No one had food on their table!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Enjoyed so much, are going to have our high school reunion here!!

Not only is Italian food great, but the crab cakes are better than Pappa's!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great place to go for special events ,birthdays reunions,

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Awesomeness

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

I often travel to Maryland.When I am in the vicinity Basta Pasta is always a great place for a quick bite. The wait help is very attentive. Large portions, and tasty food complement one another. They are always happy to modify your choice if you have dietary issues. Bar drinks are available at a reasonable price.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Not real good on honoring reservations. We had a 7.30 reservation and were told it would be a fifteen minute wait, but they could seat us in the bar. I do not make reservations to sit in the bar. We said we would not sit in the bar. They said it would be an addtional 10 minute wait. We asked to speak to the manager, to express our displeasure. He told us there was a table for six, we were four, would we like to sit there. We agreed to that. We were finally seated at about 7.50 for a 7.30 reservation. This is not the first time this has happened.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food and ambiance were wonderful. The service was good. We had an overall enjoyable dining experience.

Our main concern was that in the past, we never had an issue getting separate checks for the separate couples and/or for each single person dining together. On this occasion, the server stated that the restaurant does not usually permit separate checks, but she will make an exception for the four of us dining together (a couple and two singles) and permit two: one for the couple, and one for the two singles, but not three. We are not sure whether the restaurant changed its policy (or changed whether to permit servers to make exceptions if the policy had not changed) or whether the server was just trying to follow the policy and was being nice to make the exception she made.

If the restaurant's policy is not to permit separate checks (with no exceptions), I recommend that the restaurant change its policy to accommodate its customers wishes and permit separate checks when requested and to instruct their servers accordingly.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was consistently good as was the service.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food was excellent as always. The portions are enormous and can easily be shared (that's what we're doing the next time! )

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food was good except for the pizza which was very dry.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Always yummy and great service!! I would recommend this restaurant to everyone especially if you love crab cakes!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

A pleasant meal in a pleasant environment. Enjoy the eggplant parmesan!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Great crab cakes and special Tuesday nights.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Our waiter Matthew was fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

This was a first time for many of my friends. This was a 75th Birthday celebration for me. They loved the crab cakes and my one friend had eggplant parmigiana and she said it was the best she has ever eaten. We will return with our significant others.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

As always great food. We were here for a birthday and everyone enjoyed it. The recorded music coming through the speakers was very loud.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Amazing food at great prices
A Winner

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I've been going to Basta Pasta for years, and the food is consistently good and a great value. There is a noticeable decline in service and efficiency during weekends when it is busier though. I had a reservation for 8 pm and had called an hour earlier to see if it would be problematic if we arrive earlier than anticipated; the girl said we may have to wait if we arrive around 7:30, but if we arrive closer to 7:45 then it shouldn't be a problem. We arrived around 7:40 pm, but they said they would seat us closer to 8 when our reservation was for. Ok understandable. However, we ended up not being seated till about 8:15 pm, and they seemed to seat other people first. The manager or assistant manager was busy flirting with the hostesses.

The restaurant seemed to empty out, but we still had to wait quite awhile to get salad after our appetizer, and then our salad was cleared, and we waited a long time for entrees. The plates were so hot that the server couldn't carry them without using her sleeves as potholders, so I think our food sat in the window for a long time (also causing a steak to overcook).

This wouldn't be my first choice on a weekend, but I've never had an issue there during the week.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The lump crab cakes were very good and very large. The veal masala was very good with a rich sauce and lots of mushrooms. The waitress was attentive and pleasant.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This restaurant has several rooms to keep the dining experience feeling comfortable and warm. Service is excellent and the menu has a nice selection of dishes

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

The food was delicious and plentiful enough to take home for tomorrow's lunch.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Our server was very prompt & efficient. The crab cakes were large, filled with lump crab meat & held together with very little filler.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great Italian, pasta always is better left over!! The food is great, bread sticks, salad, apps and dessert (red velvet cheesecake) AMAZING!!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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