Basta Italian Restaurant
Food was good. BUT It took 10 minutes for our table to be greeted and the host left used dirty disposable plastic gloves on our table...which really wasn’t a great one. In an empty restaurant we could have had a better spot. Our server/bartender clearly had a lot of other guests.
Delicious food and great experience. We are seated on time as well
We had a very nice experience at Basta. The food was very good. My husband had the veal shank and said it was outstanding. I had the linguine and clams and it was very good. We split the tiramisu which was delicious. Our server, Molly, was very attentive and answered all our questions. If we had one thing negative to say, there weren't many people there and they sat us right next to another couple even though there were still many empty tables. We did have a reservation, so they knew we were coming. Other than that, everything was wonderful!
Work event. It was great!
Birthday celebration was made perfect by the staff. Teenage boy didn’t want a big deal with singing but they did just enough to acknowledge the birthday without the over the top things he did not want. The food was fantastic and drinks were delicious.
So very special for Valentine’s Day!
Always a great experience! Amazing food! Efficient and delicious! Can’t wait until our next visit
Went for Valentine’s Day dinner. The environment was amazing, romantic, and family friendly. All servers were professional and knowledgeable about food. Servers need a bit more knowledge in beers specifically IPAs. Other than that it was phenomenal.
Absolutely stunning! The food was amazing and the atmosphere made me feel like I was in the heart of Italy!
Got sat essentially outside on Valentine’s Day, if you need to put space heaters to seat guests you shouldn’t be seating them there.
Last night we went to the 1,000 roses Valentines Night event. It was so beautiful. We chose the prefixed menu and everything was delicious. We got to choose 2 appetizers, salads, entree’s, and desserts and the meal came with Prosecco. Such a fun night.
Overall great Valentine’s Day dinner. Food was good, live music was fun and the atmosphere was beautiful with roses everywhere. Bus boy was a little over zealous and went to take our plates away twice while we were still eating, but other than that everything was fantastic!
Excellent service and food. The atmosphere was great and the singer was very good. We’ve gone 4 straight years on Valentine’s Day and has impressed every year. Will continue to be our spot for Valentine’s Day for years to come.
All the food came out barely warm. The risotto was very watery, and was like having rice soup! We were very disappointed for the second year in a row
The patio was cold as the night grew colder, but the food and service was fantastic
I can’t say enough great things about this lovely restaurant! I went with my husband for Valentine’s Day, it was our first time there. Everything was phenomenal from the service, the food, the music, the romantic lighting & setting. We loved the thousand roses for Valentine’s Day as well as the napkins folded as roses on the table. They even offered to take our photo and gave us a sweet valentine gift after our dessert. It was literally perfect. My husband and I ordered from the sweetheart menu for the occasion which included a bottle of wine. My husband doesn’t drink and I let the staff know that I was pregnant so I would not be drinking either. Even though they weren’t supposed to let us take the bottle of wine home, under the circumstances they wrapped it up nicely for us to take which was very thoughtful & we appreciated it. By far, my new favorite restaurant. Will be returning soon! Thank you, Basta!
Went for Valentine’s Day & it was a wonderful experience. The 1000 roses and decor, live performer, service, and the food was great. It’s a fine dining experience that’s truly welcoming. Would definitely return again.
Great as always!
We went to Basta for Valentines Day dinner, on 2/13/2020. The ambiance was lovely, with all the roses hanging from the ceiling. We were not impressed, at all, however, with the food. Everything was dried out and very bland (saltimbocca and swordfish) & even a bit burned. The service was slow and noise level was very high. I have to say we were extremely disappointed, compared to previous visits, here, and we felt the meals were way overpriced, especially for the poor quality that they were. There are so many wonderful restaurants in Rhode Island, to choose from, so we will not be returning to Basta, now can we recommend it, any longer, to anyone.
A total of 5 of us had dinner the day before Valentines Day. Everything was exceptional! The food the service the ambiance as roses were hanging from the ceiling and the table was set perfectly! I’ve been wanting to see this during this special day for years and they did not disappoint!
This was our 3rd year coming in for Valentine’s Day. Everything was perfect, thank you!
Nice place and great service.
Food was delicious, but a bit overpriced.
It was very cold in the restaurant which made it uncomfortable.0
We had a veal Marsala that was delicious. The food was had a great presentation and was extra tasty.
It would have been nice to sit in the main restaurant. We sat in the back in a covered outdoor area with heaters. I am not sure how they decide which reservations sit there and which sit in the main restaurant. The food and service was very good.
We enjoy the atmosphere at Basta. Always pleased ! ... from the friendly, professional greeting at the door, to the servers and bar staff. The food is not only delicious, it looks amazing and is always the right temperature.
Great food. Wonderful service. A bit loud. Prices were higher than expected.
This restaurant never fails! The food is always delicious!
Wonderful meal, everything was great.... Greeted and sat immediately by a smiling hostess, attendant came right over to greet us and get the water, Gabby was our server, she was professional yet personal, offered to decant our wine without being asked. Food was perfect, bread was warm and fresh, never felt rushed even on a busy Saturday. Thanks for the great dinner.
First time there and everything was excellent!! Salad, wine, pizza, chicken parmesan, it was all excellent!! Looking forward to the next visit.
Our waitress was very nice and attentive. She went through all the specials and recommended a wine that we all ended up loving. I had the gnocchi and my father had the short ribs. We both loved our meals. It was our friend's birthday and the dessert presentation was amazing! Overall, it was a great night.
Our waiter Dave was awesome!
I love the restaurant. This time, however the fish tasted like it had passed it's sell by date. I thought I tasted bleach. I'll go back but not order the fish again.
Perfect form beginning to end
Requested a seat in a quiet area of restaurant but was not accommodated despite several empty tables. Found noise level to be quite high.
We recently went for New Years Eve. They had a band and a prefix menu for $100 per person. There were four of us in the party who eat out regularly and we agreed, they hit it out of the park. It was clear from our normal experience there they had a lot of extra staff that night but it was managed wonderfully. The staff were attentive and efficient without being on-top of us. The band was so fun and the atmosphere was just perfect. It was a fantastic way to ring in the new decade. It was also our anniversary which I didn’t mention in the open table reservation but must be in the system somewhere and they had our table specially decorated which was a nice touch.
Our dinner for New Year’s Eve was amazing!!! The service and food were out of this world. We couldn’t have asked for an better night.
The experience was so amazing such a pleasant way to bring in the new year
Wonderful experience overall, however our feet were dangling which took away from our appreciation of the delicious meal. My mind was elsewhere because all the blood was rushing to my feet. Would love step stools next time!