Basta Pasta

$$ • Italian, Japanese

37 W 17th St, New York
(212) 366-0888


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Reviews for Basta Pasta

After 37 years, Basta Pasta is still going strong. The place is hopping. The pasta of course is the star of the menu, but there are other selections as well such as scallops, burrata, octopus, tuna, etc.. The prosciutto is sliced thin, and it is lean. TheF usilli con Prosciutto is excellent and the Tagliatelle al Ragu equally good. Service was efficient and pleasant.

Great atmosphere, flexible service, and a nice experience overall.I've visited a couple of times and enjoyed each visit. My favorite appetizer so far is the Octopus, although I haven't really tried all of them.The pasta served in the parmesan wheel, is always *chefs kiss*However, some of the other pastas have been lacking a little. Either too bland or the dish is too distracting by the added parsley.The Spaghetti Nero and its accompaniment looked good, however, it felt like full review
Visited here with a friend and the whole experience was good. We both had appetizer, pasta, and dessert. But it might because of the dishes I ordered that day didn’t hit my preference, I think overall was ok, lacking something.I had the special that night, grilled squid, for my appetizer. The portion was small compared to other ones and the taste was nothing special.For the pasta, I had the roe pasta with shiso which was also good, but missing something in the taste. The full review

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Monday Closed
Tuesday 5 - 9:45PM
Wednesday 5 - 9:45PM
12 - 2:30PM
Thursday 5 - 9:45PM
12 - 2:30PM
Friday 12 - 2:30PM
5 - 9:45PM
Saturday 5 - 9:45PM
Sunday 5 - 9:45PM