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About Permanently Closed - Bastas Trattoria and Bar
This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Bastas opened its doors in 1992 and has always taken advantage of our Northwest bounty . We use local organic produce, meats, forest ingredients as well as fish. All of our fresh pastas as well as sausages, pancetta, breads, desserts and infusions are made in house. We believe in supporting our local artisans, and even though our chairs are original (recycled) post modern, they were refurbished locally and the couches and tables were made only a few blocks away. The wood on the walls and tables was salvaged from local barn lumber, and even the point of sale system was designed and is maintained locally.
We are at fault in only one way... our award winning wine list is Italian, like the owner.
Portland, OR 97209
Italian, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Thursday & Sunday 5:00PM - 10:30PM;
Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM-11:30PM
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
BASTA has a versatile kitchen which can accommodate most palates. We can create a catering menu to fit your event or you can choose from our selection of handmade pastas and other regional Italian fare, from a whole roasted pig or lamb to small out of the ordinary passed Hors d'oeuvres Menus for catering start at $ 35 dollars a person We can also arrange wine tastings matched with our food or help you with your selection.
27 slots on the back and side of the restaurant
Private Party Facilities:
We are proud to have been serving Northwest Portland since 1992. We source local, organic products for our authentic Tuscan fare, paired with hand-crafted cocktails and regional Italian wines. Our private dining space is the ideal way to experience our selections in an intimate group setting.
Private Party Contact:
Sheena Kang: (855) 781-1817
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Bastas Trattoria and Bar - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
We just spent New Years Eve (my birthday) at BAstas and are super duper sad that it's closing...which is why we wanted to be there one last time! Our meals and service are always top notch- Shelby is an amazing server- we wish Marco and the staff well and hope the newer incarnation reflects the same spirit and quality that Bastas always has. So sorry to see you close!!
Basta's has been a favorite since it opened 25 years ago. I understand it is closing, and that is unfortunate. It has been routinely overlooked over the years in favor of hipster restaurants straining to come up with the most obscure ingredients and combinations gain reviews and flourish. Basta's food is so good, and I've always loved the ambiance. Over the years, Basta has kept up by periodically updating the decor, keeping it current but never sacrificing warmth and comfort. We will make sure to get in at least one more time before the end of December, when it is slated to close.
Loved Basta for many years. Superior food and beverage. Service was good but not great... servers seemed to be covering too many tables. They would clear one of us and seemed to forget the other. The restaurant could use a makeover (upholstery on the booths) versus "This is us... take it or leave it." I would still take it.
Happy hour from 5-6:30 is a terrific deal - reduced price drinks & fab food also at reduced prices. We ordered lasagne & spaghetti and meatballs. Both were excellent. Carpaccio appetizer is also great. They show old movies on a projection screen in the bar area which is fun. Movies are muted with subtitles so are not obtrusive. We also liked the 60's & 70's music playing too. Would highly recommend Bastas.
we have all been coming there for almost 20 years, and enjoy it just as much now, or maybe even more.
great food, great drinks....but most of all we are now in love with our purple haired waitress. I wish I could remember her name, but she has taken care of us the last two times we came in....and she is the best. we can be a little manic, and she knows just how to treat us.
see you next time.
We do not go to Basta’s as often as we have in the past (the last time was February 2015), but with owner/chef Marco Frattaroli raising money for the Italian Red Cross in connection with the earthquake in Amatrice, it was all the incentive we needed to return.
For one week he added the town’s pasta specialty, Amatriciana, to the regular menu with proceeds to be donated to the Red Cross. The dish, bucatini pasta with onions, fresh tomatoes, pecorino cheese, guanciale (pig’s cheek), and a touch of chili, was wonderful, and we hope he leaves it on the menu! We added a side of spinach to give us a “green” and it went well with the dish. The atmosphere in Basta’s is always happy and casual, and our server, Katherine, was wonderful.
If you do not like Italian wine, this is not the restaurant for you as the list is totally Italian. As fans of Italian wines, we loved it. It has well-known wines from major regions such as Piemonte and Toscana, but also has wines from all over the country, many of which will be difficult to find elsewhere. Most of the prices are very reasonable for a Portland restaurant. Even as a retired wine retailer, there were surprises for me. We chose a red from Liguria which was new to me – Riccardo Bruna’s Bansìgu – and it went very well with the Amatriciana. With my coffee I had a glass of Chinato to round out the evening.
We will not wait as long to return to Basta’s again. In the past we have never had a disappointing meal, and even with lesser food, the wine list would still be an attraction.
When going out I like to enjoy my cocktail and not 2 to 3 large menus and a folder or book of wine lists on the table. When going out I feel I have bought the table for the night. When going out I do not want my entree showing up when I am enjoying my appetizer plate. When going out
I do not go out on Fridays and Saturdays. I love Bastas and the staff accommodated my requests in every way. We enjoyed our 41st Anniversary. thank you Bastas
Basta's is a favorite place to eat and has been for many years. This time our food was warm, not hot and we had a screaming baby next to us. We were dining with friend we hadn't seen in years so it made visiting difficult. They finally took the baby outside so the night was saved. Never had a problem with the food being not hot enough, but it was still delicious and won't stop us from coming back. Next time we'll say something.
This was a great find - it has been here for years but the unimpressive exterior (former Tastee Freeze) kept us from trying it - now it is likely to be a weekly experience. It is not "fancy" just great everyday Italian. We had four different meals - each of them excellent. The service was outstanding - informative and attentive but not overbearing. The only criticism is that the wine list is too limited to Italian wines - not the best for Cab fans. Next time we will bring our own and pay the corkage fee.
Outstanding service, mediocre food with the exception of the grilled calamari, which was well prepared and tasty. Octopus salad, overlooked octopus. Linguine w clams, not flavorful. Reasonably priced and nice-sized portions, we were happy to get a table easily, and our server was excellent. Ask for the bread while you wait, that was delicious.
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