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My girlfriend and I enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere.
Small portions but awesome food! Great service!
Good restaurant, good food and service, menu is a little limited and pricey
The bruschetta special w/calamari and octopus was tasteless and covered w/ what I think was mayonnaise and the clams casino were very dry and tasteless. I requested an IPA and was brought a stout- yikes!!! Three of us had the stuffed veal chop and they were all lukewarm- very disappointing. Also, another patron bought us a round of drinks and although I had practically a full glass of beer, another was plopped on the table (I love warm, flat beer) in front of me. Additionally, our table was charged for some of the drinks that were supposed to have been on the other party.
All in all, I was very disappointed w/my dinner and will not be back!
We had a wonderful meal but the service is what really stood out to us. Brian was our server and was just outstanding. He made our evening very memorable and we most certainly be back.
Met friends for dinner. Had a great time. Delicious food, fine service and delicious wine.
Waiter Ian was outstanding
It is always a perfect time at Basta. Their staff is phenomenal and their food is one of the best around. Literally everything on the menu and daily specials is good (yes, I am stealing my friends' food off their plate). Having the online reservation system is a huge help for this place can get quite busy in a good way. But the servers and staff are pleasant and perfectly timed to your needs, you're never waiting nor are they in your face every 5 minutes. I can't get enough of their salmon/risotto dish..I hope that never leaves the menu!
Evwrything at Basta was terrific. Attentive servers, fantastic food, great setting on the patio made our time at Basta well worth the visit. Will definitely go back.
We went for our anniversary. We hadn't been in some time and we were quite impressed with the new look. The service was good and attentive even though if was really getting busy. I was disappointed with the calamari, the pieces were very chunky and chewy but we had gone specifically for the stuffed veal chops and I have to say they were incredible. The crusty stuffed chop topped with mozzarella and shrimp and covered with a sauce that is to die for is one of the most delicious meals I have ever had. We were given a nice glass of Proseco to celebrate with. Ended the night with a delicious salted caramel chocolate gelato.
my husband and I split everything; calamari, Caesar salad, veal saltimbocca, & orichette with rabe and sausage. eveyrthign was excellent. the service was quick and attentive. the wine was very good. hadn't been there in a decade. cant wait to go back. right at the top of my favorites list.
Very busy restaurant but was seated through open table very quickly. Staff were all very friendly. I noticed the specials were only read to select customers. Food was phenomenal! Noise level is extremely high. They seated us in the dining row so we were extremely close to other patrons. Not a fan of that type of seating.
This is my favorite restaurant and i always get the rolled chicken marsala. This time they did away with the stuffed rolled marsala and just had the regular chicken marsala which was very good but not as good as the stuffed rolled marsala. My husband had the stuffed lobster ravioli which he said there wasnt much lobster in the ravioli. We were disappointed.
This was a place my wife and I tried. It had a great atmosphere. The food was good, service was excellent, I would recommend people to give it a try.
Another outstanding meal at one of our favorite restaurants .
It is,worth the 50 minute drive to hsve inventive cuisine, or some old favorites, prepared with skill, presented with flair, and always very very goid.
We had a very small table stuck between 2 booths. Waiter was good but took a very long time to take our orders.
One of my favorite restaurants.... Best Parmesan I've had in quite some time.
Loved it! The waiter was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient.
My husband and I where celebrating Valentine's, but also had our first date here in 1996. I was looking forward to recreating our special night, I blind folded him for the ride from Smithfield to Pawtuxet. Unfortunately, the waiter was rushed, he, was MIA a lot, he didn't serve our food that was fine, but then he brought over my husbands pasta that was forgotten, he didnt offer grated cheese, fresh pepper, just put it down and took off. The other awful part was, we where seated along the wall where the seating is grouped too way to close for intimate date ( I did mention we were celebrating, and we had our first date there) I noticed other people asking not to be seated there. I wanted the honey chocolate cake with a decaf for dessert, at first he said it was sold out, then a minute later came back to say it just was made fresh again so instead of check I asked for...i I got what I found to be a stale brownie and caramel so hard it would break a tooth. I did mention my disappointment to the quality control girl, all she had to say "Oh I'm so sorry, hope you have a better rest of your night" BTW the longest employee has been there 5 years, they may all gave been born in 1996 as well, I don't think they had the knowledgebase to handle a complaint, all except for the 5yr LONG waiter who was on top of his game with his tables, a gentleman didn't like his side and he got a great side of pasta dressed with cheese and greens, apparently the Bolognese (this is not what the guy had mind you, but the quality girl was fumbling) is different from my husbands plain 10 pieces of pasta! I have to say the sauce was light, pasta perfect aldente but the serving/presentation was awful, It's too bad because the food is on point, we had the veal chop $38, aged sirloin $38, and 2 beers, ammaretto sangria, dessert $12, antipasto (cheese/meat board)$18 this was lacking, olives, toast points, jam, something other than the 4 meats and cheese and ketchup dots!
A consistently fabulous time. Great food, amazing service, beautiful restaurant. The waiter Brian is the best!
It was a great experience. The food was phenomenal. The service was excellent. The entertainment was top notch. The ambience was quite romantic as there were over 1,000 roses hanging from the ceiling for Valentine week. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience. Already recommended to friends and will definitely return.
My sons 23rd birthday, celebrated Valentines with my four children ❤️❤️💙💙and my hubby Bobby the man I love 💕 and we wanted to hear the beautiful voice of Christiana Rodi.
We loved everything about it! Great atmosphere and food as well as exceptional service!
Food was ok restaurant is beautiful
Enjoyed it besides the calamari being overcooked, and my ravioli being undercooked. Caprese salad was good and the salmon dish was great! Enjoyable for a night out.
Basta's has great food and is a great place for a special occasion. However, I found the menu too limited. Very few fish dishes. No shrimp or pork selections. Only a few specials offered. I also feel the dinner cost was high. If I compare our cost to other good Italian restaurants I find it to be 20% higher. Basta's is a good Italian restaurant but falls short in the overall dining experience.
Basta is always a great experience. Impecable service. One of the best restaurants in Rhode Island.
We have been coming to Basta for years. This was the first time we were very disappointed from appetizers all the way to dessert. We will not be returning. I love the atmosphere, but paying top dollar for subpar food is not necessary in RI.
Nice quiet dinner at one of our go-to places. Great wine selections by the glass and the tortellini pasta dish was great even the second day.
Nice but reservation seating ran late and it was cool on the patio.
The food is always excellent at Basta. This evening the Veal Saltimbocca was wonderful as always, my husband’s salmon was a little dry over cooked... they
Were exceptionally busy this particular Saturday .. The service was a bit slow likely for the same reason. We would come back to visit again.. on our balance our visits have been excellent
Basta is our go to restaurant for any special occasion. We live just under an hour away, so the dining experience has to top notch to warrant the travel.
Basta has never disappointed.
The menu is varied, the specials are inventive, the service attentive but not obtrusive, and the entire experience is something we keep coming back for
Busy restaurant on a Friday night. Reservations are highly recomended. My husband had the special "stuffed pork chop". He said it was the best chop he's had. The server was friendly and attentive.
Our family has enjoyed Basta on several different occasions now, and it is never a disappointmen. The food is first class, and the service is the best weave experience anywhere!
Great! Loved it as always
Everything, food, service & environment were excellent.
We returned for our New Year's Eve dinner and my wife and I had another great experience from the great, friendly staff to the excellent food. It's good thing that it is a little drive to get there because if I lived nearby I might be there every week.
Service was great.