Basta Italian Restaurant

4.6
1420 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 1420 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarraC
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very slow service. We acknowledge that with covid restaurants are struggling. However waiting more than 30 minutes (probably closer to 45) for oysters is excessive though especially when table next to us got their seafood tower almost right after they ordered it. Oyster served with beet mignonette without anyone telling us - was on menu as red wine mignonette. My fiancé and I both hate beets. Did not make for an enjoyable oyster experience. Our meals were delicious though. Salmon and chicken parm both very tasty.

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DebbieC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience1

The noise level was out of control. Could barely hear wait staff. We were there 2.5 hrs had one drink and main meal…….at the cost of the dinner and surroundings I would not go back.
There was also a party of 8 women that were so loud and obnoxious we had to move our table. Management should have addressed it.

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MichaelC
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is great, the atmosphere was exactly what my wife and I were looking for. I had the tortellini alla vodka and it was excellent! I will definitely be adding Basta to my regular restaurant rotation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
38 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I have to say I have dined at Basta many times and this time may have been my last. The service was horrible and the food was just ok. I had spaghetti with clam sauce. It had 6 clams and that was it .
My husband had the cicippio and there was about 8 pieces of seafood and no broth . They did take that off the bill . We had to ask for bread 3 times before we got it and then when my husband complained about his dinner the busboy offered to get him a side of pasta . We are still waiting for it . For the prices they charge they should be on their game snd they were not

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was a little slow and sporadic, but overall we enjoyed Basta as much as we usually do.

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JulianaC
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing good.. the special sangria was fantastic!

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RobertB
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone and everything was great- will return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re looking for consistently delicious food and customer service excellence, Basta is your place! I highly recommend the Basta Veal Chop!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried some of the new items on the Spring menu - delicious!

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vipcondimenta
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Good place for a celebration. Busy Saturday night. The service was good - our waiter was split between diners inside and diners outside.

TK
TammyK
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going there since and opened and always great food and service!!

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vipSpida
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific meal and service. One of the best restaurants in the area. Very special place.

SB
SusanB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant; the food, drinks and atmosphere are excellent.

TA
TallyA
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time, my mom enjoyed it too. I read the menu before going there that helped a lot cause the version at the restaurant is shorter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing start

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HeatherM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved our meals and service
Didn’t love the plates, they were stylish but not functional, my food kept falling off the playe

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lisab
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Basta and took our friends who had never been. We had an awesome table and great server Michaela. Food was delicious as always and we will be back soon to hopefully get to sit outside under beautiful lights on patio. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t great but next time! Great night.

KB
KarenB
New England
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and a very attentive server.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Love it here. Frequent often. First time dissatisfied. Service was horrendous.

LM
LauraM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was wonderful but charging $2.00 for large ice cubes seems absurd. Also there were 4 extremely loud guests at the bar that impacted the ambiance. We won’t be back for awhile, too many other places to try in Providence.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food, cocktails, service and ambiance!!! So good.

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vipTopaz2503
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary.. It was excellent! My husband had veal parmigiana and I had salmon. Both meals were fantastic! The waitress was so sweet and accommodating... Not overwhelming, just enough. We will go again .. Told many friends and family. They are all going to try it as well!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Waitstaff went above and beyond, food was extraordinary and so were the interesting and delicious cocktails. Can’t say enough about what a great experience we had. Definitely returning!

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kaitlin
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening on the patio. Service was perfect thanks to Krista, food was delicious, and ambiance was on point. A perfect birthday dinner.

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Alana
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, great service and a warm, clean atmosphere! I come here when I have something to celebrate, for drinks with the girls or just to grab an appetizer. There is always something new and delicious, too! All of the staff have been extremely friendly, and never disappoint! Love me some Basta :).

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RosamariaG
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was awesome! Our server was friendly and sweet. The only thing was I believe they were short staffed. I know the business so it was not the servers fault. The atmosphere was great!!

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ashlee
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is great. Nice atmosphere. A little pricey.

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vipGigi
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
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 on May 14, 2021
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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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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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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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.

DS
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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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 4.6 stars by 1420 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.