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Bastas Trattoria and Bar - Permanently Closed

4.2
4.2
176 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Permanently Closed - Bastas opened its doors in 1992 and has always taken advantage of our Northwest bounty . We use local organic produce, meats, forest ingredients as well as fish. All of our fresh pastas as well as sausages, pancetta, breads, desserts and infusions are made in house. We believe in supporting our local artisans, and even though our chairs are original (recycled) post modern, they were refurbished locally and the couches and tables were made only a few blocks away. The wood on the walls and tables was salvaged from local barn lumber, and even the point of sale system was designed and is maintained locally.

We are at fault in only one way... our award winning wine list is Italian, like the owner.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday-Thursday & Sunday 5:00PM - 10:30PM; Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM-11:30PM

  • Phone number

    (503) 274-1572

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Marco Frattaroli

  • Catering

    BASTA has a versatile kitchen which can accommodate most palates. We can create a catering menu to fit your event or you can choose from our selection of handmade pastas and other regional Italian fare, from a whole roasted pig or lamb to small out of the ordinary passed Hors d'oeuvres Menus for catering start at $ 35 dollars a person We can also arrange wine tastings matched with our food or help you with your selection. <br /><br />

  • Private party facilities

    We are proud to have been serving Northwest Portland since 1992. We source local, organic products for our authentic Tuscan fare, paired with hand-crafted cocktails and regional Italian wines. Our private dining space is the ideal way to experience our selections in an intimate group setting.

  • Private party contact

    Sheena Kang: (971) 266-9284

  • Neighborhood

    Northwest Portland

  • Cross street

    Flanders

  • Parking details

    27 slots on the back and side of the restaurant

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 176 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. KG

    KarenG

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just spent New Years Eve (my birthday) at BAstas and are super duper sad that it's closing...which is why we wanted to be there one last time! Our meals and service are always top notch- Shelby is an amazing server- we wish Marco and the staff well and hope the newer incarnation reflects the same spirit and quality that Bastas always has. So sorry to see you close!!
  2. EB

    EBConnect

    Portland

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2016

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Have loved Basta's for 25 years and SO hate to see it close in just days. It was wonderful to spend a holiday evening there as a "send off." Thanks for everything.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Easy to make reservation online. The food was delivered quickly and was good quality.
  4. J

    Julie

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were 7 of us and we all had a different entree and every item was amazing. We all would return to Basta and refer this restaurant to a friend.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SO sad you are closing! will miss your food and service <3
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family and friends LOVE Basta's for their food, atmosphere and wonderful staff. So sorry that they are closing at the end of December as they cannot be replaced.
  7. A

    Annie

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    sorry to see Basta's close. It's a great northwest neighborhood place.
  8. P

    Pdxer

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Basta's has been a favorite since it opened 25 years ago. I understand it is closing, and that is unfortunate. It has been routinely overlooked over the years in favor of hipster restaurants straining to come up with the most obscure ingredients and combinations gain reviews and flourish. Basta's food is so good, and I've always loved the ambiance. Over the years, Basta has kept up by periodically updating the decor, keeping it current but never sacrificing warmth and comfort. We will make sure to get in at least one more time before the end of December, when it is slated to close.
  9. M

    Mike

    Portland

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We frequent Basta's. Have reviewed numerous times. Always an enjoyable experience.
  10. J

    Justin

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service, food, and price point is great. The lighting was extremely dark. Most light at tables came from a single candle.
  11. s

    skichamp02

    Portland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2016

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    the quality of food has changed; didn't taste very good. ordered a lasagna and it was just a ball of noodles and cheese. calamri was not good either.
  12. A

    Artmom

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food for whole family after Children's Theatre. Great service. We all enjoyed it .
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, inviting, cozy, perfect for a date, dinner with friends or just good meal!
  14. P

    Patrick

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Loved Basta for many years. Superior food and beverage. Service was good but not great... servers seemed to be covering too many tables. They would clear one of us and seemed to forget the other. The restaurant could use a makeover (upholstery on the booths) versus "This is us... take it or leave it." I would still take it.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fresh made pasta and outstanding service
  16. B

    Babs

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Happy hour from 5-6:30 is a terrific deal - reduced price drinks & fab food also at reduced prices. We ordered lasagne & spaghetti and meatballs. Both were excellent. Carpaccio appetizer is also great. They show old movies on a projection screen in the bar area which is fun. Movies are muted with subtitles so are not obtrusive. We also liked the 60's & 70's music playing too. Would highly recommend Bastas.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had a reservation but they decided to close early instead. So they did not seat us at all
  18. C

    Colleen

    Pittsburgh

    51 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made the reservation on Open Table. When we arrived they informed us the kitchen was closed. We were starving so we were not happy, especially after a long flight home.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. The atmosphere cozy and comfortable. The service was also very good. Went with friends and everyone was happy. Go get some!
  20. P

    Philip

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bastas is consistent. The food is always very good. There are many vegetarian options. Their vegetarian pizza is excellent, as are their onion rings. Prices are reasonable for the quality of the food. We like the old Netflix movies projected on the wall.
  21. r

    robl

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    we have all been coming there for almost 20 years, and enjoy it just as much now, or maybe even more. great food, great drinks....but most of all we are now in love with our purple haired waitress. I wish I could remember her name, but she has taken care of us the last two times we came in....and she is the best. we can be a little manic, and she knows just how to treat us. see you next time.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Havnt been here in a couple years, and the food and service were still just as great as the past.
  23. JF

    JoanF

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I've been to several Italian restaurants in Portland, but this one just bumped up to one of my faves. Delicious pasta vongole. Great Caesar salad too.
  24. MB

    MickyB

    Portland

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We do not go to Basta’s as often as we have in the past (the last time was February 2015), but with owner/chef Marco Frattaroli raising money for the Italian Red Cross in connection with the earthquake in Amatrice, it was all the incentive we needed to return. For one week he added the town’s pasta specialty, Amatriciana, to the regular menu with proceeds to be donated to the Red Cross. The dish, bucatini pasta with onions, fresh tomatoes, pecorino cheese, guanciale (pig’s cheek), and a touch of chili, was wonderful, and we hope he leaves it on the menu! We added a side of spinach to give us a “green” and it went well with the dish. The atmosphere in Basta’s is always happy and casual, and our server, Katherine, was wonderful. If you do not like Italian wine, this is not the restaurant for you as the list is totally Italian. As fans of Italian wines, we loved it. It has well-known wines from major regions such as Piemonte and Toscana, but also has wines from all over the country, many of which will be difficult to find elsewhere. Most of the prices are very reasonable for a Portland restaurant. Even as a retired wine retailer, there were surprises for me. We chose a red from Liguria which was new to me – Riccardo Bruna’s Bansìgu – and it went very well with the Amatriciana. With my coffee I had a glass of Chinato to round out the evening. We will not wait as long to return to Basta’s again. In the past we have never had a disappointing meal, and even with lesser food, the wine list would still be an attraction.
  25. MA

    MARCO

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When going out I like to enjoy my cocktail and not 2 to 3 large menus and a folder or book of wine lists on the table. When going out I feel I have bought the table for the night. When going out I do not want my entree showing up when I am enjoying my appetizer plate. When going out I do not go out on Fridays and Saturdays. I love Bastas and the staff accommodated my requests in every way. We enjoyed our 41st Anniversary. thank you Bastas
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2016

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We were here to celebrate a birthday. The chocolate Torte that was ordered by my daughter was completely burnt. Very disappointed!
  27. E

    Eatingthrulife

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food, awesome, as always. The bummer was the family that had a 4 yo in melt-down mode that was screaming. They belonged at Chuckie Cheese.
  28. DA

    DAleneW

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2016

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Basta's is a favorite place to eat and has been for many years. This time our food was warm, not hot and we had a screaming baby next to us. We were dining with friend we hadn't seen in years so it made visiting difficult. They finally took the baby outside so the night was saved. Never had a problem with the food being not hot enough, but it was still delicious and won't stop us from coming back. Next time we'll say something.
  29. LS

    LaShonC

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Charming restaurant in a vibrant neighborhood. Friendly, fast service and good food.
  30. B

    Barb

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Ate here two nights with natives who had never been. Good all around in food. Great desserts.
  31. RA

    RachaelA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met some friends for dinner before a Thorns game. The service was fantastic and the salmon ravioli was EXCELLENT! Such a great quaint place and perfect location!!
  32. r

    robl

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was even better than I remembered, and our waitress was GREAT.
  33. S

    Shelley

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This was a great find - it has been here for years but the unimpressive exterior (former Tastee Freeze) kept us from trying it - now it is likely to be a weekly experience. It is not "fancy" just great everyday Italian. We had four different meals - each of them excellent. The service was outstanding - informative and attentive but not overbearing. The only criticism is that the wine list is too limited to Italian wines - not the best for Cab fans. Next time we will bring our own and pay the corkage fee.
  34. m

    maryellenm

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we LOVE the margherita pizza, the pork tenderloin, the gnocchi, the finnochio avocado -- well, i guess we love everything! especially shelby the waitress.
  35. l

    lck88

    Las Vegas

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    LOVED IT! Very good wine list but I went with the house wine becaue it was so good! This place was so good we went back the next night.
  36. G

    Gordon

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    One of my very favorite places for dinner after Mass on Saturday night. Always a fine meal & very good service. Love the Cafe Basta. Would come more often but we live in Washougal, WA.
  37. T

    Table42

    Portland

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The razor clams were devine. The service just leaves one smiling. A place to return to often.
  38. o

    obdoc

    Salt Lake City

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This was our fourth night in a row dining in a foodie city. We were disappointed by some of the prior restaurants, however Bastas was amazing. We will definitely be going back. The food was great and the staff very friendly and helpful.
  39. DK

    DarleneK

    London

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2016

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Outstanding service, mediocre food with the exception of the grilled calamari, which was well prepared and tasty. Octopus salad, overlooked octopus. Linguine w clams, not flavorful. Reasonably priced and nice-sized portions, we were happy to get a table easily, and our server was excellent. Ask for the bread while you wait, that was delicious.
  40. r

    reidsworld

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff could not have been nicer and more fun. The food was great, the service was perfect and I remembered why I love this spot. Will be back again soon...Thanks to all of you for making for a great night out.

FAQs

Bastas Trattoria and Bar - Permanently Closed is rated 4.2 stars by 176 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Flanders

  • Neighborhood

    Northwest Portland

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday-Thursday & Sunday 5:00PM - 10:30PM; Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM-11:30PM

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    27 slots on the back and side of the restaurant

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Marco Frattaroli

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (503) 274-1572

  • Catering

    BASTA has a versatile kitchen which can accommodate most palates. We can create a catering menu to fit your event or you can choose from our selection of handmade pastas and other regional Italian fare, from a whole roasted pig or lamb to small out of the ordinary passed Hors d'oeuvres Menus for catering start at $ 35 dollars a person We can also arrange wine tastings matched with our food or help you with your selection. <br /><br />

  • Private party facilities

    We are proud to have been serving Northwest Portland since 1992. We source local, organic products for our authentic Tuscan fare, paired with hand-crafted cocktails and regional Italian wines. Our private dining space is the ideal way to experience our selections in an intimate group setting.

  • Private party contact

    Sheena Kang: (971) 266-9284

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