Basta Pasta - Timonium

4.3
816 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
You can enjoy a memorable dining experience in any of our 6 intimate dining rooms . We feature hearty, traditional regional Italian cousine. Abundance of options and generous portions of Pasta, Seafood, Veal, Steaks and hand tossed Pizza. Private dining is available for parties up to 70 guests.
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S
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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A
Baltimore
82 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was very good. Had the crab cake which was delicious. My husband had the veal parmigiana which he loved.

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DE
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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B
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

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

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SG
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Eggplant parmigiana was a frozen eggplant patty. Disappointing.
Salad always good, and as much as you want with really good dressing.
Service excellent
Seated quickly

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t
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delish as always!

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s
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place! Food and service were outstanding.

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b
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice menu selections, excellent service and excellent food

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EG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

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,

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SB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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ST
Baltimore
53 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

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.

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t
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I guarantee you will not go home hungry. Portions are huge; the complimentary salad is fresh. The desserts are so-so.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Basta Pasta has great crab cakes!

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L
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Unusually slow service. Excellent food. Brought me a second liquor drink without asking me. This never happened before. Didn’t want it.

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BA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It was a cold day, so the room was cold. But, after another table requested it, the server turned on the fireplace! We were thankful. The food was plentiful and very good.

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LL
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I always enjoy the food. They have a good selection of food as well as wine.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Ordered eggplant Parmesan because I had heard it was very good at Basta Pasta. I did not like at all I believe the eggplant was a frozen product. The sauce and cheese were good but the eggplant not good. Very disappointed!!

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T
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server Sharon helped make the experience more enjoyable!

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P
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great crab cakes and service! Always a good choice for lunch or dinner.

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h
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was very good and huge portions too. The waitress had a great personality and was always there when we needed her.

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MM
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Basta Pasta has been a favorite of ours for a long time. The value for the dollar is excellent, the staff is friendly, and you'll never wait on your food, and it's always good. Enjoy!

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JP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service are always excellent. They have been really consistent since they opened and that's why we keep on going back.

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l
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Basta Pasta, we enjoyed the delicious food and the service. We will be going back in the near the future.

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MH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed our dinner as always
Great experience
We will return
Thank you

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GS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We were there Valentine's Day. Our steak was very fatty but everything else we had, four course, eas good, fantastic service. Will go again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is always consistently good. It was a favorite of my parents. The prices are reasonable and I love the homemade pasta. I’ve been here a few times and I’m deathly coming back. This is my first experience with OpenTable and it was wonderful.

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j
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was very good, and the price are reasonable. Will be back!!

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LM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening...Super waiter (Dillon)!, yummy food, reasonable prices...a little noisy, but terrific overall...

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SA
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and the people were very friendly and helpful!

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S
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Basta Pasta is a top fav restaurant for all of my family members who have dined there. Great location, service and menu selections-sure to please even the most finicky palate!

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AD
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our server Laura Parsons provided us superb level of service in everything she did. While the Veal Parmesan dish I was originally served was extremely tough, to the point it could not be eaten, Laura immediately notified Josh the Manager on duty. Josh could have not been nicer and more responsive about the entire situation, and replaced my dish with Chicken Parmesan dish that I asked for, and it was perfectly cooked and simply delicious!

We concluded a simply lovely dinner that despite my one original unacceptable dish, could not have been more pleasant. Josh and especially Laura made us feel as if we were quests in their own homes for dinner. We recommend Basta Pasta in Timonium highly to anyone who is looking for a good home cooked meal in a delightful friendly and warm atmosphere!!

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LG
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Waitress and assistants were excellent. Room was very noisy. Crab cake had too many shells but was very tasty. Broccoli was delicious.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

great food, but our server wasn’t very

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t
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Yummy food!

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AR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was good. We were in on a Sunday so had to order off dinner menu and only one server so it took a while to get our order taken, but food was good when we got it.

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S
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Waitress was fair but the food was really good! I will go back.

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PC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful wait staff, Sharon is fantastic, attentive but not overbearing. Good everyday spot.

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AE
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I had only 1 issue. My wife and I brought our grandson, who is 14, to dinner. He is very short for his age. The host asked if we wanted a children’s menu. It hurts me that my grandson has to deal with that along with being teased a lot.

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated my husbands 70th birthday in one of the back dining rooms. It was very quiet and nice. The restaurant/restrooms were very clean. The food was excellent and our server Lindsay did a nice job of meeting our needs.

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