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Basta Pasta - Timonium

4.4
670 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
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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Private dining
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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Neighborhood
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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 670 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
service
4.1
ambience
4.3
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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None (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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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vipMMSGrandma (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined 6 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.

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vipRobin (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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Debsthoughts (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 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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Debsthoughts (Baltimore)
5.0  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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KimmyB (Baltimore)
5.0  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.

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FredC (Washington DC)
4.0  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.

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vipTcoach (Baltimore)
1.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  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.

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vipMMSGrandma (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  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.

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vipSueG (Baltimore)
3.0  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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Cookie (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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teri (Miami)
5.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  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/

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
2.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
3.0  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.

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viproserose (Baltimore)
4.0  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.

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Anne (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Great! Food was great and our waitress was fantastic.

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TomB (Baltimore)
5.0  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.

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LovesGoodFood (Baltimore)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  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.

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Kmc13 (Baltimore)
5.0  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

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vipLuv2dine2 (Las Vegas)
3.0  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

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vipFoodieRecommendation (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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