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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.
Great restaurant. We always have a great meal and top notch service.
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.
Their Chicken Chesapeake is a "don't miss" I loved it, portion size was great!
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!
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!
Great place to go for special events ,birthdays reunions,
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.
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.
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.
Food was consistently good as was the service.
Food was excellent as always. The portions are enormous and can easily be shared (that's what we're doing the next time! )
Food was good except for the pizza which was very dry.
Always yummy and great service!! I would recommend this restaurant to everyone especially if you love crab cakes!
A pleasant meal in a pleasant environment. Enjoy the eggplant parmesan!
Great crab cakes and special Tuesday nights.
Our waiter Matthew was fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
As always great food. We were here for a birthday and everyone enjoyed it. The recorded music coming through the speakers was very loud.
Amazing food at great prices
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.
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.
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
The food was delicious and plentiful enough to take home for tomorrow's lunch.
Our server was very prompt & efficient. The crab cakes were large, filled with lump crab meat & held together with very little filler.
Great Italian, pasta always is better left over!! The food is great, bread sticks, salad, apps and dessert (red velvet cheesecake) AMAZING!!
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.
Always delicious. The best meat sauce. And cheese cake anywhere!
Very good food and service. This place is consistently good.
Great food, good portions, great value. The restaurant is very nice. The service was great as well.
Food was very good, especially chicken parm. However, bread which is usually fresh and hot was cold and somewhat dry.
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.
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.
Reservation was confirmed for 7 pm, but did not get seated until 8:20. The hostess did not know why that happened.
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.
The food was very good as usual. We always have enough to take home to enjoy the next night.
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.
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.
I love the Italian entrees. Tried seafood for restaurant week, just ok! We are regulars.