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“Perfect pasta, excellent place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pasta & Basta

Pasta & Basta
Passeggiata Marconi 20, 18039 Ventimiglia, Italy
+39 (0184) 230878
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Ranked #7 of 104 Restaurants in Ventimiglia
Price range: $12 - $37
Cuisines: Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The best place to discover fresh homemade pasta with about 40 different sort of sauces. Nice restroom, front of the seaside, multilingual staff. You should taste : tagliolini with lobster, tagliatelle with shrimps and mushrooms, penne with bitter cocoa with artichokes, gnocchi with cod and cream, tagliolini with rabbit, fettuccine shrimps in lemon sauce,......and much more.
Odessa, Ukraine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Perfect pasta, excellent place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

If you like pasta you certainly have to drop everything and immediately go to Ventimiglia. Unremarkable street, nondescript building, but inside...real food pleasure! But please take only half portions, neither I, nor my wife and son were not able to eat whole portion. Great food, perfect service and terrific sense of humor inherent to the restaurant staff.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nice, France
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“very original”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

A very nice restaurant in a good location in Ventimiglia.
The pasta choices are represented on a plate so you know what your pasta looks like , there is a menu with all the different sauces.
The portions are huge so and represented in oven dishes so you can actually share and taste the different pasta dishes.
A very nice concept and the pasta was very nice-

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Monaco
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145 reviews 145 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“A bit disappointed ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I have been wanting to go here for ages as I love pasta, but there are a couple of other places in town we frequent on our weekend shopping trips so we have only just got to it.
Nice staff and a good family place, easy parking.
The menu is huge with lots of different pastas and sauces.
I had mozzarella and tomato (good) then linguine carbonara which was a bit flavourless and bland although a huge portion.
The mrs had similar feelings and the 6 year old loved it.
It was ok but there is tastier food at the restaurants up the road by the pedestrian bridge!
I wanted to love it, but didn't. We will give it another try in case it was an off day.

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Carros, France
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Sunday Lunch across the border”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Although packed with people we were lucky enough to get a table for 2 on a very busy Sunday lunchtime. Shared a starter of Prosciutto with rocket and parmesan, lovely and enough for two easily. Mains were Pasta of course, the selection is incredible, all pasta made in house and fresh as are the various sauces. The house wine is fine but the list is good and not badly priced either. Service was quick other than had to wait for our coffee and then again for the bill, though no great hardship!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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“Great place if you like pasta”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Great place if you like pasta. You choose from the menu wich kind of pasta you want. On the table is a big plate with samples of all the different pastas, wich helps you to pick one out. The pasta is fresh and homemade.
You also choose the sauce from a large selection. There are also more fixed dishes, all with pasta and delicious sauces. I chose one with sea-food. A very big portion with a large variety of sea-food. Shrimps, octopus, mussels, in a well-tasting tomato-sauce. I also had a dessert. Vanilla-icecream with black cherries. Delicious.
The service is careless, however. Our knifes were dirty. Whenever we wanted some attention from the waiter it took quite a while.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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