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Basta Pasta

Italian Restaurant and Pizza Place$$$$
  • Sarah M.
    "homemade fusilli is worth the extra $$."(9 Tips)
    Scott L.
    "their homemade pasta dishes"(3 Tips)
    Dan R.
    "... if they're out, the radiatore) with the chicken cacciatore or the..."(2 Tips)
    Brittany Y.
    "(Pictured: squashed olive)"(2 Tips)
25 Tips and reviews
  • radiatore
  • squashed olives
  • Bolognese
  • homemade food
  • great value
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  • Dan R.
    Get the fusilli (or if they're out, the radiatore) with the chicken cacciatore or the squashed olives (and add grilled chicken). If they are out of homemade pasta, come back on a different day ...
  • Alexa P.
    Alexa PomericoJune 8
    Been here 10+ times
    The homemade fusilli is worth the up charge.
  • Rob A.
    Rob AtkinsonNovember 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Almost anything is good here. Pasta and sandwiches in particular. Great value for big portions, more like 1.5-2 meals
  • Robert B.
    Robert BalestraOctober 10, 2015
    It was alright.......there is no service and no wine or beer. Very rude but pasta was ok.
  • Rob A.
    Rob AtkinsonSeptember 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Pastas or salads are your best bets. Great value
  • Scott L.
    Scott LustigJune 14, 2015
    I usually don't go for pasta but their homemade pasta dishes are outstanding!
  • Doug H.
    Doug HelferichDecember 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Fantastic chicken parm
  • Cutter H.
    Cutter HouckNovember 6, 2014
    Large portion. The Chix Marsala is unique but not radical. Slight creaminess, acid, and fresh herbs elevates this dish to Best Of status. This is comfort food...
  • jonathan m.
    jonathan marcusAugust 6, 2014
    they now sometimes have homemade wheat radiatore. omnomnom
  • Mei L.
    Mei LeeOctober 15, 2013
    The fusilli isn't that good.
  • Brittany Y.
    Brittany YoonApril 25, 2013
    Yeah. Listen to everyone else. Get the homemade fusilli. (Pictured: squashed olive)
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DoyleJanuary 5, 2013
    Basta > Mike's
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SJuly 6, 2012
    Awesome spot for cheap/good italian! The chicken parm rocks!
  • Eugene T.
    Eugene TsayJune 22, 2012
    Never fails me - always hits the right spot.
  • Nikos B.
    DO ORDER the bolognese spaghetti! You can thank me later
  • Janet K.
    Janet KomatsuOctober 21, 2011
    Two words: homemade pasta
  • B T.
    B ThomasJune 28, 2011
    Get the fusili! It's worth the extra two buks.
  • Ying C.
    Ying ChenMay 14, 2011
    The bolognese was bad here. Hiahia
  • Antwan B.
    Antwan BallardMay 5, 2011
    Boneless chicken wings #crazygood
  • Four Square Outlaw The Mandigo
    When you call ask for Deon, best server in the bizz.
  • Aadil M.
    Aadil MamujeeFebruary 5, 2010
    Garden salad w chicken is v tasty and great value at like $7
  • John N.
    John NagroFebruary 4, 2010
    Their baked stuffed eggplant is awesome, even for those of the meat-eating persuasion.
  • John N.
    John NagroFebruary 4, 2010
    Awesome homemade fusilli. Best bolognese in Cambridge. Get a side of meatballs.
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MortonDecember 10, 2009
    homemade fusilli is worth the extra $$. Bolognese is divine.
  • Rafael C.
    Rafael CorralesNovember 16, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    You have to get the bolognese with fusilli. get there early b/c they sell out of fusilli
  • Alex B.
    Alex BainApril 24, 2009
    Whatever pasta dish you get, order it with their homemade fusilli.
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