Basta Pasta - Eldersburg

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Welcome to Basta Pasta Italian Kitchen & Bar! Our local family of restaurants started in 2004, with a philosophy of becoming the ultimate expression of what an Italian casual dining experience should be. Our Eldersburgh location features a blend of exquisite Italian cuisine, local seafood, wine and spirits in casual elegance with remarkable service.
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CM
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy Basta Pasta in Eldersburg. The crab cakes are excellent as are other offerings on the menu.

B
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful restaurant! Service was incredible as was food! It is a neighborhood gem !

JI
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at Basta Pasta and was pleasantly surprised! Had heard good things but wanted to try it for ourselves. We arrived made reservations and were promptly seated in the midst of a very energetic atmosphere. The décor is pleasant and the booth we sat in was very comfortable. We ordered drinks they arrived within a few minutes. After we ordered our main courses a huge bowl of delicious salad and bread was brought to the table. The salad was really good but the bread was out of this world.
When our entrees arrived we were surprised at the huge portions. I ordered Eggplant Parmesan and it was excellent. One of my friends ordered the Lasagna and actually finished it and said it was the best he had ever had. My other friend had the Spicy Fettucine and loved it. I didn't finish my Entrée because I wanted to try the dessert menu. I certainly am glad that I did that because I ordered the Coconut Cake and it was OUT OF THIS WORLD! Best I have ever had!
This place is amazing and so is the food! My only "complaint" is that it was really loud and noisy but I guess that could be from the happy people that were enjoying their dinner.
Try it! You too will love it!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Table right in direct path for kitchen. So wow busy. Knocked into many times. So yea. Not such a good table for first time visit. Stuffed salmon with as fettuccine was ok. Tasted a bit interesting. Strong sour taste. Crab cake nice size. Asked for blackened salmon no real taste or seasoning. Was ok. Large portions for sure. Hubby got chicken dish was enough for us both to have second day meal. Will try again when in area but don’t think I’d make a special trip. Was way crowded with lots of crowd waiting
To be seated once we left about 615 pm. So lots like it for sure !

C
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were all very pleased. My son had a great b-day celebration. Our server was great!

A
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb. The service and customer service was outstanding. To me this is the place to go for Italian food. They have a variety of dishes and you can’t go wrong with what you select. Try it! You will definitely go back.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our 1 year wedding Anniversary

JF
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Basta Pasta was recommended and did not disappoint. Our server, Joseph, was exceptional. The menu was loaded with great options...although I vote for putting gnocchi back on the menu! The appetizers were awesome. (Give the fig, goat cheese, and honey appetizer a shot; you will NOT be disappointed. Everyone enjoyed their meal, served with a salad bowl and bread basket for the table. My Veal Oscar was a delight. You will enjoy ample servings. We all took something home. We shared cannolis for dessert. It was a busy Saturday evening and their was a great piano player in the bar area. I would plan on coming early or staying after and enjoying the music, too. Well done, Basta Pasta. We’ll be back!

D
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never had a bad meal at Basta Pasta. We had the Maryland Crab dip which had lumps of crabmeat. The Maryland Crab and cream of crab soup did not disappoint. The house salad was fresh and the hot bread sticks were crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Yummy. We all opted for seafood entrees. The imperial orange roughy and imperial shrimp were large portions. Our friends had the seafood pasta and crab cakes. We were stuffed. The prices were more than reasonable for the portion size, and the wait staff were friendly and went out of their way to get us whatever we requested. We will definitely go back.

ML
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bood and beverages were delicious. Ambiance and waitress was very nice. Kid friendly

MG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Friendly attentive staff, clean, comfortable atmosphere, best crab cakes in Eldersburg. Good cocktails.

ST
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always glad to dine here, variety and quality never falter and the servers are friendly and helpful. See you again, soon.

AP
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food was terrific. We arrived a few minutes early but were still seated right away. Our orders were taken right away and everything was wonderful. Our server was attentive. Although it was clear that it’s a well oiled machine and they certainly know how to rotate the tables we never felt rushed. Love this place

ME
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly place. Good food and great service. The crab cake was wonderful!

NO
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Basta Pasta in Eldersburg is one of my favorite restaurants. It has a great menu and the service is always outstanding. I love that they take reservations so there's never any waiting for a table.

LB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Goof food and excellent service! Highly recommend and be sure to make a reservation.

b
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good with portions that are more than adequate, this place is a gem. All staff are pleasant and professional, and the food is very good. We've dined here at least 30 times and have never had a bad meal. The lounge has a great happy hour, too.

TK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After my 1st time visiting I knew I had to come back. After my 2nd visit it was my new favorite restaurant. Everything I’ve tried there has been the best of whatever it is. The coffee rubbed ribeye, crab cake stuffed salmon, half and half crab soup, seafood pasta, imperial crab toast....always a reason to come back. Thanks for the great place to come and know I’ll enjoy every bit of the experience.

JB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When ever you take friends to your favorite restaurant you get nervous about everything but have to fear, all was wonderful and I just made reservations to bring 3 more friends to try out Basta Pasta. Thanks for everything.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal...Gary in the bar is excellent

r
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is nothing not to love here!!! Everything is positively fabulous!!!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner. We sat outside on their patio for a relaxing summer evening.

RT
Baltimore
80 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Soooooooo good!! Would highly recommend this restaurant. Great Food and Great Service!!

TB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and service was excellent. The cheesecake was outstanding. We will be back.

JP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great! The crab dip was okay but the salad and warm bread were awesome! The orange roughy was delish and it came with a side of pasta, which I had with scampi sauce. My husband loved the halibut. Excellent service! We will be back!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food. Lots of food!!!

CA
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed Basta Pasta. The atmosphere is nice. The food was good. I had the Chicken Chesapeake and enjoyed it. The crab dip was shared by our table and everyone enjoyed it. The salad was very good. The portion size was large and I had a to go box. The service was excellent. Our waiter was Tony and he was very attentive. One of the best waiters I have ever had. I will go back.

GW
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tuesday special crab cakes delicious, seafood pasta excellent as well

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. We will definitely return.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous and service was great

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit was unexpected, went for lunch. Upbeat, new, fresh foods and nice staff! Took family for dinner tonight and hubby loved it! New fav spot for us!

D
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the salad and garlic breadsticks before our entrees came. I got the crab imperial jumbo shrimp. My husband and one of the other girls got the crab imperial orange roughy. They all had a huge pile of the crab imperial and it was delicious. The other guy in our group got the seafood pasta with marinara sauce and it was loaded with seafood. All of the staff were friendly and gave us great service. The prices were very reasonable. We will definitely go back.

o
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noisy but good food and service

MC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great time, great food, with good friends. We will definitely be back again. It has become a definite favorite place to eat!

LI
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent several hours at Basta Pasta with our family and friends and it was great! The service excellent, the ambiance relaxing and enjoyable. The crab cake is amazing!

L
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Needed a great meal in between the dance recitals nearby. This is our second year in a row going to Basta Pasta and each year there is recital at century high school each year we will go back.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good!

R
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

AJ
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was ok, waiter kept forgetting about us and our order, Pasta was dry and just warm as if it was sitting a while before we were served.

AS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My first time here. It was highly recommended by a friend.
Lunch was fabulous. The crab cake was AMAZING! Great fries and salad.
Server, Antoine, was excellent, very attentive and accommodating.
This was one of the best restaurants I have been to!

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