Basta Italian Restaurant

4.7
1393 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Please note, our outdoor dining is seated on a first come, first served basis. We do not reserve tables on the patio; we apologize for any inconvenience.

For 30 years, locals have become regulars and traveling foodies have raved. What can we say? We are flattered, grateful and more than ever, determined to exceed your expectations. For this reason we recently underwent a comprehensive renovation, updating and upgrading every facet of our restaurant, from design and equipment to menu and energy. We are so proud of the result and we know you are going to love it.

We invite you to join us to experience Basta for yourself. Our locally sourced, internationally influenced menu, AVPN Certified Neapolitan pizzas and robust wine offering will combine to create an unforgettable experience for you and your friends or family.

We look forward to serving you soon!
What 1393 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGigi
New England
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The host/man at the reception desk was very abrupt and rude. Not a good first impression for my friend who was there for her first time and celebrating her 60th birthday. With a personality like his, he shouldn’t be in a position greeting people.

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Ellie
New England
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Taking into consideration that many restaurants are having a difficult time finding help, our server, Justin (who was also tending the outdoor bar) was excellent. He was friendly, professional and proficient. Doesn’t get better than that! Our busboy was also friendly and on top of things. Food was great. Had a great time with our brother and sister in law, whom we had not seen in over a year due to Covid.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Slow service and poor food — everyone said their food was bland or overcooked.

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BryanM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always excellent . Went there for Mother’s Day. The only complaint would be wishing their regular menu was available

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David
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and a fabulous waitress Just love this place

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RayA
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Tuna wasnt delivered (available)
2 bolognese came to the table 1 had hardly any meat
1 had more pasta and meat
Both were on the hard side
Salmon was on rare side
This us why i dont go out kn holidays to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very loud music , small portions for the price ,

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vipVinmahhar
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

One of our favorite places. Had some amazing meals there. But last night—one of the worst meals we have ever had in a restaurant. To say the food was inedible would be an understatement. Was so disappointing. Waited over two hours for dinner to be served. Ordinarily would not care but the same was for the wine. And the food was just awful. Maybe it was a blip—but what happened to my favorite restaurant? Won’t be hurrying back anytime soon. I hope I am the only person who feels this way because it really was our go to place.

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NDB10
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere, and awesome outdoor patio space.

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ShinnonF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Cheese board was disappointing. Lacking variety and quantity. Our wait staff was fabulous. Disappointed that the manager rushed us after we had already cashed out and were clearly wrapping up. It was very unnecessary.

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MichelleI
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was so loud - noise wise- that it took the enjoyment of the eating a delicious meal. Couldn't even speak to the person across the table.

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MikeL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and service was excellent. u need to try the veal parm.

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DebS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous hidden gem in Edgewood. Food is fabulous and the staff is gracious.

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CindyL
New England
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Had a wonderful meal with co workers before heading to the Lantern Festival at
RWPZ. The food was excellent and service was quite timely.
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal

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MichaelC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great Food! Better than I remember. Very busy, service is a bit slow but good. Highly recommend

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ElizabethC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the tortellini alle vodka. It was really mazing! I was really impressed by the service and the quality of the space. The outdoor area is really nice.

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RoyD
New England
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent. Food was very good, ample portions and served warm.

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DylanA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place for a special occasion! Amazing food, the ambience is perfect, and the service was absolutely exceptional. The food is ever so slightly overpriced for the size of the plate, but you're also paying for the experience which is totally worth it.

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Stacy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Very lovely establishment and service was excellent but it was very rushed.

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Jadakins
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heather was an amazing waitress! Cannot wait to go back!

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JerryM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

enjoyed our dining experience food was delicious service was great and would recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night! We love Basta and will be back as soon as we can!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and serves were excellent. Little bit noises but highly recommend

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LizDISAR48
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service we had a really good waitress and food was awesome !!!!

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KurtS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t count how many times we have been here. Always friendly, inviting and the food is delicious. Top marks across the board.

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kate
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Accommodated food allergies. Haddock was fantastic.

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DianneF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Basta has become our "go to" place to celebrate special occasions. We used to dine "out" more frequently, but the pandemic prohibited most of that, but when we had a reason to celebrate, Basta employees made it special!

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vipesg166
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff here are great. Very focused on creating a inviting, relaxed environment. Sat at the bar (covid safety features in place). Started off with some fresh oysters and shrimp and perfect dirty martinis.

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vipMaryBethW
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service! The pasta special the night we were there seemed more like an appetizer than an entree.

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Linda
New England
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Missed you last year
The service and meals were excellent
We did not have to ask for anything!!!
Such a gem !!!

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Steph
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice for ambiance, food and service. We will definitely be back!

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kazat
New England
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little too dark, but overall food was amazing !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

My husband and I have been to Basta several times. The food and service is always amazing. I felt as though the portions were much smaller than I experienced in the past. I was a little bit disappointed with this experience.

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NancyF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience - food, service, comfort, ambiance! Definitely one of our favorite spots.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine selection! Nice service. Back patio area was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal with great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic!

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vipRichardR
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

My wife and I have been there many times, always great. This time, not so great. First, they don't remember us, and we've been there at least 12 times. I ordered Sangria - watered down greatly. No taste at all. The bread is usually warm, crusty, this bread was cold, and had no taste to it. No crust, like store bought. My wife ordered Salmon with Brussel Sprouts as a side instead of the risotto. They brought out Broccoli Rabe. I ordered Chicken parm - tasteless, like it was a TV dinner. I'm not writing this to complain, as we usually LOVE Basta. I hope they're not losing their touch as I know it's very hard to be consistently great. Ambiance, and especially the music is awesome. Our waitress was wonderful.

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You can order delivery directly from Basta Italian Restaurant using the Order Online button. Basta Italian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 461-2300.

Basta Italian Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1393 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.