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Basta Pasta

#1,463 of 12,009 Restaurants in New York City
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Neighborhood:
Flatiron District
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37 W 17th St, New York City, NY 10011-5503
(212) 366-0888
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good taste and services

This restaurant offers tasty dishes among very familiar atmophere such kind of open kitchen, brihgt and warmful light and wooden table and chair. Especially, seasonal dish of past (echinus) was excellent. The way all dishes was cooked by Asian people might be familiar with me Japanese. Anyway, I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
DRG24-2015
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Tokyo, Japan
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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150 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This place is cool and hip, so make sure you make a reservation. We made one and still had to wait about 20 minutes for a table. Place is too good (asian and Italian fusion). The place has cool artwork and an open kitchen. The food is too good not to have.!

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This restaurant offers tasty dishes among very familiar atmophere such kind of open kitchen, brihgt and warmful light and wooden table and chair. Especially, seasonal dish of past (echinus) was excellent. The way all dishes was cooked by Asian people might be familiar with me Japanese. Anyway, I would like to be there again sometime.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This restaurant serves an excellent selection of Italian dishes, but cooked with a certain East Asian flair by the Japanese cooking staff. An interesting concept, well executed. Casual but entertainingly New York ambience.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nice Italian kitchen run and served by totally Japanese staff. I did not notice any Japanese food, but they have some other European meals like Vienner schnitzel. The great dish is spaghetti served from half cut Parmesan cheese with prosciutto and basil. Excellent idea for original meal but be sure to it quickly as it gets cold quickly.

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New York City
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This place is a Japanese/Italian creation, but the Italian influence is stronger. Not all the dishes are fusion, only a few, and only to the extent that they will put a Japanese and an Italian ingredient together, such as spaghetti with sea urchin. This was my second visit, and I have tried enough dishes to know which ones to order... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A delightful find,recommended by friends who live in the area. Atmosphere is clean, open kitchen, friendly knowledgeable staff who knows the ingredients in the dishes.The dishes are light, with the freshest ingredients. We had the shrimp pasta in garlic, olive oil with cilentro, shallots, peppers. The other pasta dish penne vodka with mushrooms and prosuitto. This is a small restaurant... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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388 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Much more Italian than Japanese. Started with one of the few Japanese items, Tonno Fresco Scottato prime tuna tataki, original wasabi tartar sauce, cucumber, fingerling potatoes, hearts of palm, saffron orange sauce, which was very good. Shared a Spaghetti Con Mozzarella, Pomodori E Funghi spaghetti, shiitake mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, basil, fresh tomato sauce which was also very good. I like... More 

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edinburgh
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Another gem that we would not have discovered without our friends from Manhattan. A very busy small restaurant with the most interesting menu based around Italian Classics cooked with Japonese flair and precision. A very tasty and satisfying evening, do give Basta Pasta a try but book to avoid waiting.

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New York City, New York
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229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Basta pasta offers an interesting twist on a traditional pasta restaurant. Fun atmosphere along with mainstream pasta dishes and some unique ones given that the origin of this concept is from Japan. It has a fun ambience and very popular with a younger crowd.

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Tenafly, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I have been eating at Basta Pasta for over 10 years and I’ve never had such a bad experience there. The food and our waitress, a Japanese lady (unfortunately, I do not recall her name) was good as usual, however their second waiter, Shiraz (or assistant waiter, whatever you may call this person), was atrocious. I’m not going to go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 W 17th St, New York City, NY 10011-5503
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighborhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: (212) 366-0888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 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?

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Flatiron District
Offering many of the city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighborhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being home to a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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