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/

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

Specials

Half Price Wine Bottles

Wednesdays and Mondays from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday Crab Cake Dinner for $25

Tuesdays from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Four Course Prix Fixe Meal for $24.00

Thursdays from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Specials

Half Price Wine Bottles

Wednesdays and Mondays from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Details

Every Monday & Wednesday, all bottles of wine are offered at half off the menu price. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Aug 16, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017 on Wednesdays and Mondays from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Tuesday Crab Cake Dinner for $25

Tuesdays from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Details

Two of our signature Colossal Crab Cakes served with a side. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Aug 16, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017 on Tuesdays from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM.

Four Course Prix Fixe Meal for $24.00

Thursdays from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Details

Four Course Prix Fixe Meal for $24.00. Excludes Tax and Tip. This is an ongoing special available every Thursday evening. Special valid Aug 15, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017 on Thursdays from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

3.9

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (23)
Good for Groups (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
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Comfort Food (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for a Date (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Business Meals (9)
Kid-friendly (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Cozy (6)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Fun (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Dependable, delicious, always a pleasant dining experience here.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Another great meal at Basta Pasta. Friends 1st time and they loved the food, the Thursday night specials, and we met Stephan the Manager.!!!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We enjoyed our meal. One guest had a special request and it was taken care of without question. Waiter was courteous and attentive.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Sweet restaurant, separated rooms so it's vibrant but not too loud. Salad is fantastic, many authentic Italian meals to choose and specials too! Worth the trip.

Tags: Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Waiter great
Food diverse hit

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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!

Tags: Seasonal, Hot Spot, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 24, 2017

As always, a great meal here. Got the crab cake special on Tuesday. Always more than anyone can eat, so you have another meal at home. Excellent waitress - named Alexa.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent food and service as always for special occasions and every day dining

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We took our sons, their girlfriends, and our granddaughter to Basta Pasa for a delayed birthday celebration. As always, the food was great and the service outstanding. We always ask for Sharon - she is attentive, friendly, but never overbearing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We love the food and the wait service is wonderfully trained and friendly.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was very good three of us had veal dishes and one had a salmon dish all were excellent

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always good food and good service. Somehow we always get seated next to a table with loud kids but we drink more wine to drown them out.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 23, 2017

As usual, everything was great.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Although the store closed @ 11pm, I had a feeling of being rushed at 10:20pm. Turning out lights and raising chairs around me is not a good look. Either start closing at 11 or change the hours.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We love Basta Pasta but were disappointed that it was so cold. They said there was nothing they could do.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Crab cake used to be special! TOO MUCH MAYO! Service was mediocre at best

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Outstanding crab cake platter special on Tuesday nights. We went to celebrate a birthday and were not disappointed. Two of us ordered the crab cake platter (fantastic) and two ordered linguine with clam sauce All came with endless salad and the crab cake platter had a side. We had a child with us and she loved the spaghetti! The birthday celebration included a beautiful piece of cheesecake that was shared (it was really big) and really delicious!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Went early on Tuesday (Crab\cake night) and were seated in a room that we had virtually to ourselves! Easy for conversation. Crabcakes were excellent, as always. Two member of the party got chicken dishes that they love (Francese and Marsala)... and they were excellent as well.
We had spoken to Stephan, the manager, last time about how we liked separate checks (1 for each couple) and they cheerfully accommodated us.
Relaxing atmosphere...excellent food.... attentive and excellent service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Food was great, as usual. Waiter was very attentive.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great service and food. Server was the best we have had at Basta Pasta.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 16, 2017

As always we were very pleased with our retirees lunch. Will definitely go back again.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had a 7:30 reservation. When we arrived at 7:15 we were seated at exactly 7:30, everything was delicious. The Restaurant Week Menu held to the standard of the regular menu;
It was an enjoyable dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food, Healthy, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Always have a good meal . staff always take care of table.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Mixed dinner. Clams linguini was just excellent. Eggplant parm was horrible - very thick, hardly cooked and little cheese.. Wrong brand of wine was served without comment that original order was out of stock. Very back room was very noisy with 3 parties of 8 or more. Service was very good

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Terrible experience. Waitress not very attentive to refilling salad, bread or drinks. Meal came out while we were still eating salad. Food overcooked. Not up to par with past experiences. Very disappointing !

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Basta pasta is very consistent. Our meal was wonderful and our waitress was perfect. My only complaint was that we were seated in a room in the back of the restaurant with almost NO air conditioning!! It's difficult to think about eating a hot meal while sweating in a rather warm room. I like Basta Pasta a lot and will return, but will specify where I'd like to sit next time!!

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

My friend and I have been there multiple times. The food has always been good, but this time it was exceptional and the cost is reasonable. The service was also exceptional. A very nice evening.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Went with friends and everyone loved their food. The service was good and they did not rush us at all.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Good meal as always we enjoy your variety of meals

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Very comfortable dining, quiet enough to enjoy conversation, friendly servers.
Food is good, enjoyed the large salad for the table and the fish dishes.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Always great good and great service

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Everything was great -- food, service, and atmosphere. I had the 4 for $24 special. I chose the MD Crab soup, the crab imperial crab cake, and the creme broulet. All were excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 20, 2017

One of our favorites. We go several times a month.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 18, 2017

We had the 2 crab cake special. We began with a fresh, crisp salad. Sharon, our server, was attentive, checking on us without being obtrusive. The crab cakes were also delicious, full of lump crab meat. Our sides were broccoli (husband) and capellini (me). Both were very good. Breadsticks were hot! Plus we have crab cakes for tomorrow, since we only ate one each tonight. Food delicious, service excellent, price is good.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Huge portions. Good food. Incredible waiter (Joe).

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 11, 2017

The crab cakes were among the best we have had with very little binder, tasty, and plentiful. Sydney, our server was attentive and interested in being available to our needs.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 11, 2017

This meal was a disappointment. Eating gluten free is a must for one of us and knowing that the usually delicious gluten free crab cakes have to be ordered ahead of time, this was done. What a disappointment. There was alot of filler (never happened before), and they had no flavor (never happened before). On the positive side. The waitress , Sondra, was attentive and refilled our salad bowl quickly and efficiently. She checked back but we never told her about the crab cakes as they were ordered ahead of time and nothing could have been done to rectify this. We had eaten there and gotten crab cakes just 2 weeks before and they were delicious. Can only guess there was someone different in the kitchen doing the prep. We would definitely recommend this restaurant hoping that this was the aberration not the new norm.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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