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“Have some Pasta at Basta”

Basta Italian Restaurant
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Ranked #12 of 302 Restaurants in Cranston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Cafe
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: When “Basta Restaurant and Gourmet Shop” opened its doors in 1989, the goal was ambitious: To create a combination of food, service and atmosphere that struck the perfect balance of what a complete, authentic Italian dining experience should be.Over these past 23 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, in 2012 we 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, artisan 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!
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Actually we ate both Pasta and a meat and both were delicious. The veal chop was crazy good! Cooked perfectly. I think they are known for that dish because it appeared as though a lot were being served. Sat at the Barr for dinner the first time and at a table the second and in both places the wait staff was very nice and attentive. Since it's not in the normal restaurant area like Federal Hill, people might be detracted from going to broad street but I would suggest making the trip and experiencing the food here.

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Thank Rick S
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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Ok, as a native Rhode Islander I have absolutely no excuse that I have finally made my way to Basta. I finally did is all that matters. This place is now in my top five restaurants that I have visited. Everything was over the top perfect. I will return.

Thank sootywbug
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

First time at this restaurant. Micheal, our waiter, was very imformative on the wine and specials. The atmosphere was great outdoors ( didn't see the inside) and the food was very good. I had the Bolongese and my husband had the SALTIMBOCCA DI Vitello which was very good. There was enough food and the wine was great. The menu is small but sufficient. I would have like bread offered with my meal. All in all, I would recommend this restauran.

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Thank Renee G
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Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

Had dinner there tonight and I am fairly skeptical about Italian restaurants since they are common and frequently over rated for basic food. The food combinations were authentic and almost everything on the menu is house made - even the gluten free pizza crust which was a treat. Rich flavours, nice presentation, and casual environment. Would recommend to anyone looking for real Italian from their house made sausage to their roasted garlic evoo balsamic bread dip !! Enjoy !

Thank Goddess64TO
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Reviewed July 4, 2017

We are not close by, so only get a chance to eat at Basta, when something brings us to the area. Last time was about 15 years ago, and the restaurant has changed hands in that time.

Basta is a certified Neapolitan Pizza maker, but I found our Margherita Pizza to be a little soggy in the middle. Could have used a few seconds more in the oven.

Entrees were very good. My Veal Parm was just fine and a good size portion with penne on the side. But I always go by my 95 year old mother in law. If she is offering me some of her dish, it isn't great, but she left nothing of her Saltimbocca.

Dinner for five with wine and beer, one pizza as an app, no desserts was $214 including tip.

Service was fine and professional, standard for a good restaurant.

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Thank Ed_Kal99
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