Basta Pasta - Timonium
Very good food; large menu with interesting daily specials. Service was very good; everything on time; not rushed. Crab cake was among the best.
Great for Mother’s Day
Great location. Love all the rooms this venue has. Secret little sections.
Unfortunately we were in a very noisy room this time, but service was excellent, the food was hot, fresh and delicious.
One of the hostesses didn't handle pressure well and I ended up looking for my party myself. Overall the experience was pleasurable. Everyone love their food. May I suggest more options for someone who doesn't eat dairy (Vegan /Vegetarian). I will come again.
I want to start by saying I am a big fan of Basta Pasta and have been a patron for years. I am always pleased with my meal, the service—the experience in general. This time was no exception. Herb was our waiter and is fabulous. He is sensitive to our conversation (doesn’t interrupt us too often) but is always on top of his service. He is pleasant, knowledgeable and courteous. Couldn’t ask for better service from him. My only complaint was the attitude of the front desk girl. I understand it was a holiday, but her demeanor was so sour. Perhaps she was flustered, but she was a big turn off when entering the restaurant and being greeted (or lack there of) in that manner. Hopefully it was a bad day, but nonetheless, we enjoyed our dinner!
It was amazing. We went for Mother's Day. Food and service was excellent! They also gave each mother a rose!
Food was adequate, crabcake was best choice.
Went with family because we heard the crab cakes were good. Disappointing... too much filler. Pappas crab cakes are much better...We wished that we had ordered something else from the menu which did have a lot of options. May give the restaurant another try but will order something different next time.
As always everything was great! Food was very good, lots of salad. Never rushed us. Would go back again
This is a great place to take friends for dinner or lunch. The food is always great and the service is always the best
Everyday Italian- not James Beard Italian but large portioned, fairly priced, familiar taste Italian that is truly consistent.
Have been here several times and food is consistently delicious and large portions...the front desk people were very friendly and had our table ready...our waitress should look for another type of vocation...not friendly, didn't smile, took care of business...maybe too harried...
Always plenty of well prepared and tasty food with a well trained service staff. I like the fact that I don't have to get past as a side dish Never have room for dessert.
Had a 5pm reservation but still had to wait for our table to be prepared. Other than that excellent food and service by Janice!
Although we had a reservation, they seated us in the bar area. When we asked for a different table, we were told it would be a wait. I saw other tables were empty but was told to wait. I asked for a specific empty table in a quite area. However, they seated us outside a wedding party on one side and a large table celebrating a birthday on the other side while the table I requested stayed empty. The food is served in huge portions but was n to outstanding or excellent. Salads are huge as well but had way too much dressing. I think that the way the seating was handled got us off to a very bad start. The hostess seemed annoyed and ignored us for quite a while.
Crab cake was delicious. Go on Friday for their special.
We had a delicious meal and attentive waiter. My chicken cacciatore had so much flavor. My husband’s salmon, potatoes, and asparagus were cooked to perfection. We enjoyed the atmosphere and location.
Server Sharon was excellent.
Food was good it was noisy where we where sitting and service was slow
The food was great but I did notice an unpleasant order when I entered the restaurant. The service was good.
It was not my first time there but it was for my friends and they enjoyed their meals and our hostess was very personable.
Everything was wonderful as usual!
Stefan was great, he provided a very delightful experience!
Got together with six friends for time to catch up. Round table and excellent service from Sharon and food was delicious. Every meal was perfect.
This was our first visit to Basta Pasta and we decided we will definitely return. All four of us loved our meals and the portions were generous. There were a few glitches with our drinks but our server handled them well. The separate dining areas were quite inviting and kept the noise to a minimum. We are looking forward to our next visit!
Wow, I went to Basta Pasta when they first opened and I'd be lying if I said I thought it was good. Turn the clock to now. Four of us went on Sunday night to avoid the St Patrick's Day rush at the Irish establishments. I went with some trepidation but thought I'd give it another try. I was pleasently surprised. The food was great and plenty of it. The service was excellent. The place still looks like the old Steak and Ale to me but who cares. Everything we had, we enjoyed. The prices are great. Our server was there when we needed her but not overbearing. I will be back.
The food was very good. Had the crab cake which was delicious. My husband had the veal parmigiana which he loved.
We have enjoyed this Basta Pasta for many years. The food and service has always been good, the portions are ample, and priced at reasonable levels. The customers are promptly seated. We look forward to many return visits.
Ugh, I’m not sure why this place gets rave reviews. The sauce taste likes it’s from a can, the pasta is definitely not homemade. My vegetables were way over cooked. Yes, the portions are large, but my meal was a big bowl of mushy pasta, over cooked veggies, and watery, salty sauce
Eggplant parmigiana was a frozen eggplant patty. Disappointing.
Salad always good, and as much as you want with really good dressing.
Delish as always!
Love this restaurant, the food, the service, etc. This time there was one problem. Seems someone was spraying bug spray. Do not know whjo or where, but could smell it.
Is there a bug problem? Should not be done when people are eating.
Great place! Food and service were outstanding.
Nice menu selections, excellent service and excellent food
WE were 4 diners seated in a room with 2 tables with small screaming children. It was chilly and we had to ask the server to light the fireplace which was done but should have been started earlier for ambience. The calamari was so so. I have had better at Carlos. My pepperoni, mushroom small pizza was burned on the bottom and undercooked on the top. The manager graciously deducted the cost from the bill. I have been to Bella Pasta many, many times and have been happy. Saturday night was a nightmare,
I had been to Pasta pasta only once before at your Fallston, MD location for lunch. I got a gift certificate for Christmas and we just now got a chance to visit again. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Very friendly staff from the front desk to our greeting on the way out. Food was excellent! We are Italian so we know good Italian food. You highly exceeded our expectations, and we will be back with more people. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience, and food.
Our waiter was very nice but never brought ketchup or tartar sauce. I will never understand why restaurants serve fries and then don’t bring any ketchup. Crab cake was dry. My friend’s spaghetti looked like it barely had any sauce on it.
I guarantee you will not go home hungry. Portions are huge; the complimentary salad is fresh. The desserts are so-so.