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“If you are planning to spend some $$$.. then this is the place for you...” 5 of 5 stars
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Basta
1006 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2402
203-772-1715
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Ranked #15 of 500 Restaurants in New Haven
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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“If you are planning to spend some $$$.. then this is the place for you...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The food was great! The quality was amazing especially for New Haven. It was a bit pricy but the service more than made up for it! The cozy feeling of the restaurant makes it a good place for a romantic dinner for two. Make reservations in advance because seating is limited.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Good but not spectacular”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Met friends for a nice dinner and the food was good but forgettable. We were being stared down by 2 of the servers while we were chatting after dinner. There were other people still there and it wasn't busy so it was awkward. Most likely wont go back because it just wasn't a wow.

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washington, nj
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26 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Loved our surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

My boss and I were on a road trip from NJ to Rhode Island. Along the way we randomly selected New Haven as our area for dinner..we had no idea where to go or what we wanted. We pulled into an area with a lot of restaurants. I immediately saw Basta's sign ....suggested we stop in. What a great idea !! We had the Best meal !!! I had Sunday dinner and would have it again !! Sausage, meatballs, sauce and pasta ! The meatball was to die for ! I loved the bread and the Caesar salad was amazing also. My boss had a Bronzino fish dish that he raved about for 2 days straight. I'm so happy we stopped here and found our treasure. The best things in life are unplanned !!

  • Visited October 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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Earth City, Missouri
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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
“One of the most memorable meals involving fish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I'm a great fan of all seafood and make cioppino & other fish stews. The Zuppa di Pesce is amazing---all super fresh abundant shellfish prepared spot on. My husband had the Italian Sunday Dinner which he also enjoyed---meatballs, eggplant, etc. Bar cocktails were also great. Too bad we were too full for dessert :(

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fancy place to eat...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The decor and appearance are wonderful food was a little pricy but worth the money. The restaurant is so small so its impossible not to get good service.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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