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Basta Italian Restaurant

2195 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905
+1 401-461-2300
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Ranked #21 of 244 Restaurants in Cranston
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Café, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: When “Basta Restaurant and Gourmet Shop” opened its doors in 1989, the goal was ambitious: To create a combination of food, service and atmosphere that struck the perfect balance of what a complete, authentic Italian dining experience should be.Over these past 23 years, locals have become regulars and traveling foodies have raved. What can we say? We are flattered, grateful and more than ever, determined to exceed your expectations. For this reason, in 2012 we underwent a comprehensive renovation, updating and upgrading every facet of our restaurant, from design and equipment to menu and energy. We are so proud of the result and we know you are going to love it.We invite you to join us to experience Basta for yourself. Our locally sourced, internationally influenced menu, artisan Neapolitan pizzas and robust wine offering will combine to create an unforgettable experience for you and your friends or family.We look forward to serving you soon!
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Rhode Island
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108 reviews 108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Bright cheery redecoration really helps the atmosphere. Also, it seems that the meal was better. Started with a Caprese salad (mozzarella on tomato in an olive oil with spices) ... very nice but may be a bit small to share for two. The fish of the day was flounder...just smiles from my wife, while I had the Bafoni Chicken (I... More

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East Walpole
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

It is a bit of a drive for us from our home, perhaps 45 minutes, so we do not go every week, but we do make the trip regular. The food and the service are always on point. They change the menu seasonally so there is always something new to try, but old favorites are always available. The waitstaff is... More

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RI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My husband and I frequent Basta often, the food is wonderful and the atmosphere is inviting. We love sitting at the bar. The bartenders are very social and pleasant. We go out to eat alot and this is just one of our go to restaurants. They also have a great outside eating area and bar. Very cozy.

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los angeles
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100 reviews 100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had dinner at Basta last night and I would highly recommend it. We had the zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta to start. They were subtly flavored with a bold aioli drizzle. My boyfriend had the pork tenderloin special with apples which was too much for him to finish but he enjoyed. I had the chicken Marsala which might have... More

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Cranston, Rhode Island, USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Basta's has done a complete renovation of both the restaurant and the menu and they have done a superb job. Food is very good (some items may be a little pricey) and overall a good value for the price. Menu gives you good variety from interesting starters to pizza and on to some outstanding main courses. Wouldn't hesitate to go... More

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were greeted by Peter the maître de who was just charming . We choose to have a cocktail in the lovely outside patio. Our waitress,Amanda was very sweet and made our drinks to our liking.Peter gave us a few minutes to enjoy the lovely ambiance of the most inviting patio before he informed us our table was ready for... More

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Croton on Hudson, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

great food and attention, good location even was not that closed to the hotel. Staff was great, not only patient, and understanding with children but willing to go beyond their obligation to please the client

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San Jose
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Basta was my favorite RI restaurant. I recommended it to many before I left RI, and to anyone going to RI since. I was so looking forward to eating there on my summer vacation to RI this year after 13 years in CA. What a disappointment. The service is still great, the updated decor and patio are wonderful, but nothing... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I've been to Basta a handful of times and have always had a wonderful experience. Staff is always attentive and friendly and food is always great! At my most recent visit I ordered salmon with a lobster tail and arugala risotto. The portion was very generous and the dish was excellent. We love sitting in the outdoor section in the... More

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East Walpole
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Relatively small menu, but you will find something to like. Great pizza, chops and of course pasta dishes. Servers are friendly, effecient but not hovering, and the food is well prepared and creatively presented. I suggest reservations, but there is room to wait at the well stocked bar. Basta proves ypou do not have to be on Federal Hill in... More

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Additional Information about Basta Italian Restaurant

Address: 2195 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905
Phone Number: +1 401-461-2300
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Cranston
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Bar, Café, Bistro

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