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Basil Pasta Bar

#141 of 3,026 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
West End
Italian, Wine Bar
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636 Davie Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
6045683106
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Seating, Takeout

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Little Gem

So we've been in Van for one night and we were looking for a cheap and cheerful meal, what we stumbled across was a tiny little restaurant that delivers on so many levels... The pasta is to die for, select straight from the menu or build your own pasta with personal selections of meat, veg and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So we've been in Van for one night and we were looking for a cheap and cheerful meal, what we stumbled across was a tiny little restaurant that delivers on so many levels... The pasta is to die for, select straight from the menu or build your own pasta with personal selections of meat, veg and sauces! if I'm back... More 

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Thank AustraliaBecstar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say that the pasta I eat here it was unbelievable tasty and the portion was very big.. I was very pleased with the flavor I will be back for sure and will recommend!

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Thank michaelbZ4361QS
Newcastle, Australia
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This was such a great surprise. It's a cozy little restaurant with great prices and a great menu. All orders are cooked fresh to order. Get amongst it!

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Thank Boss_Abroad
Victoria, Canada
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Have had several excellent meals here for such an amazing price ($7.95). It is not fancy, can be cold inside and seating can be cramped but the food and price make up for the short comings.

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Thank Hudson99
Nanaimo, BC
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

We ate dinner here and it was cheap and so good. I had the gnocchi with a spicy tomato sauce....really good and some garlic toast. We ate in and my only complaint would be that it was quite cold in the restaurant, especially every time the door opened...they should do something about that as it could be much cozier. My... More 

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Thank jlharp
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Wish I could add more stars to the rating because this place is the pasta bomb 1) Anything starting with a "Pasta" is to die for. 2) The staff are always so friendly and professional. 3) Music & Ambience is great 4) acceptable pricing . Nice place for me to try all kinda Pasta Dreams . I could select my... More 

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Thank Alec_Mott
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I had the pleasure to trying this place out with a friend. We went just when they opened. Wow, I can't believe the choice of pasta they have for the price too, less than $10! And the portion size was large and the pasta was tasty as well! This is a very casual place, small, great for a casual meal... More 

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Thank Kim T
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Talking about getting value for your money - this place is as good as it gets! A generous portion of gourmet pasta under $10 - where else can you find something like this?!?! - AMAZING!

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Thank Shir P
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The restaurant was near our hotel and found it by chance. They were friendly and the pasta is very reasonably priced. Decent portion sizes and tasted great. In the future we'll probably order out, since the restaurant itself is not all that great; smallish and a little drafty. But if you're just out for a good meal, this is a... More 

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Thank happyann3
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Best pasta spot in the city, I ordered a fettuccine, came with fresh garlic bread and a drink for about $10, very reasonably priced and had a great playlist playing

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 636 Davie Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: 6045683106

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West End

Neighborhood Profile
West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.