Basta Pasta

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

Recent Reviews

Julia Hsia

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 pasta was cooked just at the right point tho.Last, I had almond flan for my dessert. Pretty much the same, good but that’s all. Only a small drip of raspberry sauce on the top.Don’t know why I skipped all the famous dishes this time, but if there was another chance, I would like to go back.

Nicholas Veinoglou

I’ve been coming here for years and I’ll keep coming back. I know the cheese wheel pasta can come off as “gimmicky” but this is no gimmick. It’s pure heart, soul, and cheese haha! You’ll be happy ordering anything off of this menu. Ambiance is fantastic. 10/10!

Faye Wong

uni spaghetti is so lovely here. sweetlittle clouds painted on the walls and little lamps with cloths drapedover as lamp shades. elegant and cosy interiors i had the best time with xenny

Victor C

This place has been around for quite awhile, they manage to serve good pasta, although some if the ingredients have slipped in quality.

Sonia Matos

I LOOOOOOOVED the parmeggiano plage!! Did not expect it to be submerged in a big parmeggiano wheel, but that made it extra special. The wine and beers were really good. The service was also really great! Different servers kept an eye on us and made sure we didn't wait too long before they were able to help us. The only disappointment was the black spaghetti since it wasn't as creamy or flavourful, but I will come back for the parmeggiano dish.

kenzie little (chansgirlfriend)

came to new york for a week and this was the place we went on our last night. the food, the service, and the atmosphere was all a 10/10. we all enjoyed our food, the octopus and the risotto were my favorites. our server, daniel, was kind, assertive, helpful and friendly. next time i’m visiting new york, basta pasta will be on my itinerary.

Crystal Lin

Every dish I tried was absolutely beautiful and delicious!! Juicy and flavourful ??


We have been coming to this restaurant for the last 20 years. Food is consistently excellent. During this recent visit, the menu has been pared down ( probably due to Covid) but still has our favorite pasta cooked in a half wheel of Parmesan cheese. Served with prosciutto and basil. It’s so good. The Caesar salad was even better than before. My fish was grilled to perfection and that’s a lot for me to say since I am not a fish person. It also has the best Bellini, made with fresh peach purée.

Shay Shwartz

Great pasta, great appetizers.Good service. The sea food pasta was delicious.

Yuxian Du

A very enjoyable dining experience, with soft music, warm lighting, and satisfying cheese aroma. The black spaghetti with seafoods are flavor, just the right "al dente" (chewy) level. The garlic oil is an awesome finishing step. The roasted duck breast with ricotta cheese and veggies was also a great dish with abundant flavors in each bite. The octopus was overcooked; but it could be just a single case.

Jasmine Feng

Italian Japanese fusion that works. Pasta is cooked perfectly al dente and I loved flavors. The risotto is great and the bits of yuzu in it add an incredible burst of freshness. It could be a little less liquidy imo but it doesn't really detract that much.The cocktails and desserts are also excellent. I thought the almond flan was especially delicious. It reminded me a lot of the asian dessert, almond tofu, which I loved.With excellent, friendly service and a cute outdoor seating area, this is definitely a place to check out.

Ben Brooks

This is a special place to me. The open kitchen and diligent staff bring a level of precision and craftsmanship to every dish.I always get the spaghetti with prosciutto that they melt inside of a giant wheel of Parmesan table side.Look for a stuffed sausage starter special that’s incredible.

Anastasiya Zolotova

If I lived near Basta Pasta Id be on a pasta only diet. The spaghetti con uova with flying fish roe is so unique and unforgettable. The classic fusilli con prosciutto that is mixed in a huge parmesan cheese bowl ? Top of the line. But the tiramisu ? Simply cannot be beat. Layer by layer you go on a journey of flavor. Needless to say, I will be back.

iam Toussaint

Beautiful night at basta pasta was great to seeing the staff Food was delicious my husband spot little thing was missing was some music could have make more fun after that everything was well thank you guys


Usually fusion are confused but this Japanese Italian restaurant is really good. Staff always helpful and happy to see you. There's indoor and outdoor dining areas now. Be sure to reserve before going to make sure you get seated.

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