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Basta Pasta

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2745 Fallston Rd, Fallston, MD 21047-1307
410-692-5200
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food and Service

Basta Pasta is in a good location, has a nice little bar and very good food. Service on the bar side is really good and above average on the dining side. Chicken Masala is the best in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
David S
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Fallston, Maryland
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Abingdon, Maryland
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Classic Italian restaurant that is amazing. Unlimited bread and salad with an entree. Blackened chicken and shrimp in red pepper pesto is a favorite.

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Thank DolphinWhisper
Level Contributor
26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

So got crab dip. Good. Cream cheese base bread for it was fine and I love hard crusty bread w soft center but need to cut all the way though the butter knife does not do well for it. Salad was fine. Bread sticks-good. I also got the eggplant parmesan that was very good. Taste sauce and eggplant was perfect...ok... More 

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Thank thairaven1
Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Had the crab cake panini here for lunch last week and it was terrific. I could only eat half of it. This is the third time I have eaten here recently and I never leave disappointed. The other two times were for dinner on weekend nights. Maybe a five minute wait for a table. The service has been wonderful and... More 

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Thank GoRavens4243
Baltimore, Maryland
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

My first time dining with Basta Pasta for lunch. Two ordered the Strawberry Balsamic salad, which was declared fresh and tasty.I enjoyed their Salad, Soup, and Breadsticks. The Chicken and Chickpea soup was flavorful with tender pieces of chicken. Nice soft breadsticks. Now on to the special of the day, which was a Ham Panini. Two ordered the special, and... More 

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Thank Dawn D
Forest Hill, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Took my son there on way home from a mom-son outing. Had wanted to try it but heard it was pricey but thought it was just him and me so bill shouldn't be too bad. $35 dollars for two drinks, a kids meal and an adult meal! I can deal with the drinks and my meal but my son's meal... More 

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Fallston, Maryland
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Basta Pasta is in a good location, has a nice little bar and very good food. Service on the bar side is really good and above average on the dining side. Chicken Masala is the best in the area.

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Thank David S
Fallston, Maryland
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

I took my wife and son to celebrate her birthday. The menu was completely redone since our last visit. After some time and struggling to find my choice I spotted the Colossal Crab Cake accompanied with macaroni and cheese. Like always, the crab cake was outstanding as was the service . The crab dip is also such a treat. This... More 

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Thank Bullshark_2014
Bel Air
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This was the 1st time to go to Basta Pasta in Fallston for dinner. The food was fair and pricey for this type of casual dining. We had chicken parmigiano and it was too deep fried. I had the scallops and shrimp in white wine sauce and it was okay. They serve plenty of hot rolls and salad. Our server... More 

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2 Thank Condo-ly
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

New policy; the tight wad owner won't let you take home your left over salad. Take a to-go soda, take the bread sticks but they insist on throwing your old salad away. My glass of wine seemed pretty shallow too. Nice meal, not cheap, walked away feeling a little screwed over.

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3 Thank Steve n
Maryland
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This is a local Italian restaurant. I haven't been there in probably 6 months. In that time, things have changed. The menu doesn't seem as extensive as it once was and the daily specials were limited. In the past the bread sticks have been big, tasted home made with perfect butter/garlic mix. The bread sticks we had last night were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2745 Fallston Rd, Fallston, MD 21047-1307
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Fallston
  • Phone Number: 410-692-5200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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