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About Basta Italian Restaurant

Please note, our outdoor dining is seated on a first come, first serve basis. We do not reserve tables on the patio, we apologize for any inconvenience.

For 25 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!

2195 Broad St
Cranston, RI 02905
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 4:30PM-10PM
Friday - Saturday: 4:30PM-11PM
Late night menu served during final hour of each evening.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 461-2300

Website:
http://www.bastaonbroad.com/

Entertainment:
Our in house Jazz Band, "The Night Owls" play every Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Rotating musical performances every Thursday night beginning at 7:30PM - 10:30PM

Parking Details:
Behind the restaurant is a large private parking lot for our guests, which leads directly into our patio entrance.

Executive Chef:
Antonio Franco

Private Party Facilities:
The Sala Privata, a private dining room that can accommodate up to 24, complete with a projection system, computer hookups and personalized volume control. We are also available for private parties daily 12:00PM - 3:30PM accommodating up to 100 persons.

Private Party Contact:
Alexander Rosario: (401) 461-2300

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Basta Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Special Occasion (22)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
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Romantic (16)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Casual (10)
Cozy (10)
Fun (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Business Meals (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Scenic View (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Music (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Loved it! The waiter was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

A consistently fabulous time. Great food, amazing service, beautiful restaurant. The waiter Brian is the best!

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·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We loved everything about it! Great atmosphere and food as well as exceptional service!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was ok restaurant is beautiful

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Basta is always a great experience. Impecable service. One of the best restaurants in Rhode Island.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Nice but reservation seating ran late and it was cool on the patio.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Always great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great! Loved it as always

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Everything, food, service & environment were excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Top Notch!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was great.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Service was excellent. We told our server we were going to the theater and she made
sure we had everything in a timely fashion. Very friendly. Atmosphere/decor was very attractive and cozy. Food was mixed. We were a group of six, 4 people had the soup and raved about it. They all those got the portion was too large for an
Appetizer course. Veal saltimbacca was delicious, veal parmigiana not so much. Too bready. Bolognese was skimpy on the sauce.
My real rating for food was 3.5 but couldn’t choose that. I would go back though.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great pizza great place place great service
Would go back

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 26, 2017

First time customer. Caesar salad was very good. No anchovies available. Butternut squash pizza lacked flavor. Very bland.
We will give them another try and stick with an Italian entree next time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was excellent, great service

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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food and service were outstanding. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Basra never disappoints! Have dined here many times.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent dinning, great service, delicious food. The ambiance is very pleasing. We sometimes go and enjoy dinning at the bar. Very relaxing, you’re not rushed and everyone is very pleasant. We have not been in a while but we certainly will try to dine there more often.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The service and food was excellent aside from the Calamari. My group of 8 all agreed it was rubbery. Everything else was excellent and I would definitely return and recommend Basta. I had the risotto and it was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Awesome service. Food was amazing

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 (New England)·Dined on December 12, 2017

This was our first time at Basta and it won’t be our last. The polenta appetizer was to die for and the chicken Marsala was extraordinary. Basta means enough but I can tell you once you go here you’ll not say Basta about Basta

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Fantastic neighborhood spot, great food, our server, David was wonderful. Atmosphere is elegant and casual at the same time, warm ambiance. Always lively. Back patio is terrific in the warm weather.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

A favorite place when we visit relatives nearby. Service has a nice aura of professionalism, food rarely disappoints. Menu is more comfortable than creative, but that's an observation, not a criticism, and there is usually some interesting fare along with the red sauce standards like veal parmigian (which is very well done here, and fills a large dinner plate). Moderate to higher priced all around, but dishes and portions all feel generous, the execution eschews the usual shortcuts found in less expensive places, and we always leave happy and full. My one personal recommendation - bring some Peru into your pizza and have Mike make you a Pisco Sour.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Whenever we drive thru RI we plan on eating at BASTA ... we plan our drive time around a meal there!

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The service was impeccable and the food was excellent. We will certainly be back!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent food and service. Always an exceptional experience. We highly recommend.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Last time we ate here we really enjoyed the food and the service was pretty good. This time we were all pretty disappointed. The staff was all over the place. We all had drinks from the bar when we were seated at our table and we had to ask them to clear all the extra wine glasses that we didn’t need. Ok maybe not a big deal. But then the busser kept coming over to the table the entire time to clear plates when we weren’t even done with our food. We had the buratta appetizer special that was really delicious. Calamari was a little chewy for my liking. My husband and I did not care for the marinara sauce. It had way too much sugar in the sauce. Which was a shame because the gnocchi’s were delicious. Overall disappointed.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We have been to Basta many times before unfortunately the service & food do not meet prior experiences. I will probably think twice before going back anytime soon.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Stuffed veal chop was over cooked.

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