Basta Pasta

Italian Restaurant and Pizza Place
319 Western Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 3:00 PM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Visa & American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
7.3/10

Based on 38 votes

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  • homemade fusilli
  • homemade food
  • great value
  • good for a quick meal
  • good service
  • garden salad
  • chicken
  • risotto
  • casual
  • family-friendly
  • eggplant
  • Bolognese
  • fresh herbs
  • elevators
  • dinner
  • Scott L.

    I usually don't go for pasta but their homemade pasta dishes are outstanding!

    Scott Lustig · June 14
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  • Doug H.

    Fantastic chicken parm

    Doug Helferich · December 23, 2014
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  • Cutter H.

    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...

    Cutter Houck · November 6, 2014
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  • jonathan m.

    they now sometimes have homemade wheat radiatore. omnomnom

    jonathan marcus · August 6, 2014
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  • Mei L.

    The fusilli isn't that good.

    Mei Lee · October 15, 2013
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  • Brittany Y.

    Yeah. Listen to everyone else. Get the homemade fusilli. (Pictured: squashed olive)

    Brittany Yoon · April 25, 2013
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  • Kevin D.

    Basta > Mike's

    Kevin Doyle · January 5, 2013
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  • Jennifer S.

    Awesome spot for cheap/good italian! The chicken parm rocks!

    Jennifer S · July 6, 2012
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  • Eugene T.

    Never fails me - always hits the right spot.

    Eugene Tsay · June 22, 2012
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  • Nikos B.

    DO ORDER the bolognese spaghetti! You can thank me later

    Nikos Bartzoulianos · June 3, 2012
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  • Janet K.

    Two words: homemade pasta

    Janet Komatsu · October 21, 2011
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  • B T.

    Get the fusili! It's worth the extra two buks.

    B Thomas · June 28, 2011
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  • Ying C.

    The bolognese was bad here. Hiahia

    Ying Chen · May 14, 2011
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  • Antwan B.

    Boneless chicken wings #crazygood

    Antwan Ballard · May 5, 2011
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  • Four Square Outlaw The Mandigo

    When you call ask for Deon, best server in the bizz.

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  • DigBoston

    The Weekly Dig visited Basta Pasta!Check out the review: Read more

    DigBoston · July 1, 2010
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  • Aadil M.

    Garden salad w chicken is v tasty and great value at like $7

    Aadil Mamujee · February 5, 2010
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  • John N.

    Their baked stuffed eggplant is awesome, even for those of the meat-eating persuasion.

    John Nagro · February 4, 2010
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  • John N.

    Awesome homemade fusilli. Best bolognese in Cambridge. Get a side of meatballs.

    John Nagro · February 4, 2010
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  • Sarah M.

    homemade fusilli is worth the extra $$. Bolognese is divine.

    Sarah Morton · December 10, 2009
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  • Rafael C.

    You have to get the bolognese with fusilli. get there early b/c they sell out of fusilli

    Rafael Corrales · November 16, 2009
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  • Alex B.

    Whatever pasta dish you get, order it with their homemade fusilli.

    Alex Bain · April 24, 2009
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