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Posted by helen on 11/07/2006
I brought my friend there for her bday and it was pretty good. The service was excellent, they refill your drinks all the time and they even split the pasta in two different plates if you intend on sharing. The mussel appetizer was really good and so was the pasta with sea bass. The flan was also good. Overall, the food was excellent but the mixed drinks were not as good. You're better off ordering water. The check will come out to be around $100.00 for two people.
Posted by Anon on 07/21/2006
We've been enjoying Basta Pasta for several months now. The food is always fresh and carefully prepared. We make a point of having dinner there with all of our friends and also out-of-town guests. The shiso & flying roe pasta is just perfectly fine in all seasons. See you there tonight!
Posted by gk1 on 06/29/2006
Had dinner here with a group of 6. The setting is something reminiscent of Daikanyama in Tokyo. The atmosphere is lively due to the lighting, and colors used to highlight the walls. But more importantly, the food. Some what better than home cooking. My whole philosophy with eating out is it better be something I can't duplicate at home. I am there to experience the chef's interpretation of tried and true dishes, and sometimes, to dabble with unique one of a kinds. I ordered the Sea Urchin Pasta, the Duck Breast special, and Flan. Everything was just a bit above average in my book. Will I go back? Yes. Will I recommend this place for people who are looking for a "Great" food night? No.
Posted by Jenn and Doug (and Doug's family) on 06/16/2006
We had a great meal. The service was quick and friendly. The wine was great although Jenn got a little too tipsy. Luckily, Doug's parents adore Jenn. Regardless, the pasta with mushrooms, mozz, and tomatoe is umbelievalbe and the presentation of the ceaser salad is really neato!! I highly recommend.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/02/2006
We went here for lunch and thought the food was not particularly unique but decent. Though I have to say I've definitely had better minestrone soup and bolongese sauce. I thought the decor was cute and the open kitchen very inventive. The wait staff was a bit overly formal; service was okay.
Posted by TRP on 06/01/2006
After reading these reviews I decided to dine here before a movie last night. The wine list is extroadinarily priced - an ok dinner wine started at $50... The entrees were not cooked completely with not-so-fresh ingredients. My risotto had undercooked rice with peas that needed another 10-15 minutes to go. The scallops and shrimp pieces in the mix had been frozen and were NOT good. All-in-all, $100 for a sub-par meal.
Posted by tulip on 05/07/2006
I went here for the first time with friends the other night. I am dying to get back there. The menu was full of unique dishes that it took me forever to decide what to get. I had the farfalle with salmon -- the salmon was so fresh and practically melted in your mouth. The service was excellent and our waitress was very friendly and helpful. You must save room for dessert - they are excellent, especially the panna cotta!