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Posted by Webster on 07/07/2005
It was a surprise evening when I arrived and saw the open kitchen and the grill w/a succulent piece of tuna being prepared as I eagerly await a special table that the owners were ever so kind to give us. From start to finish everything that came out was better than exceptional, as I had no idea of what to expect. Asian-Italian fusion? What is that? It?s BASTA PASTA!!! Every morsel I tasted I had a foodgasism and if u want to leave a lasting impression on your date/mate/partner or lover this is the place to go. I highly recommend it!
Posted by Anonymous on 05/10/2005
Gooooood foood! Strongly recommanded. I had grilled squid, spaghetti w/ cheese & prosciutto, filet mignon w/ foie gras and bottle of pino noir.... every dish was tasty, and also dessert! The prosciutto was real italian one... mmm.. You must make reservation because of long waiting line even during the week nights! The place is bit crowded I would day.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/06/2005
This Italian is one of the best. The food is surpurb, the service is wonderful and you get to watch everything being cooked. Their pastas are perfection!. Home made desserts (watch him make them) are always innovative and delicious.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/12/2005
Recently on a visit from Canada we went there with a NY local. Food was excellent and staff are so friendly! I can't wait to go back.
Posted by Christina Woods on 11/24/2004
The food is excellent with very curtious workers who run to give quick service. The portions are excellent and the variety of food with unique flavoring gives this place an exquisit touch of Italy meets Japan. The only thing is that I wish that the place was bigger and not so noisy but overall the food wins out.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/05/2004
I expected Italian food, like the name would suggest. However, the restaurant has a hint of Asian to it. The food lacked in creativity and taste. The service and atmosphere were excellent, but the food is not recommended.
Posted by Katie O'Sullivan on 05/28/2004
The food at Basta is just amazing. Fresh, delicious and healthy. It's always packed there, so I make reservations just to make sure I get a table. Everyone is so nice there, greeting you and waving you goodbye. It's my favorite restaurant in NYC and I've been a New Yorker for all of my 33 years. I highly recommend it!