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Pasta E Basta

26 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2328
+1 413-256-3550
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (47 reviews)
“focaccia” (6 reviews)
“cannoli” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
26 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2328
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was amazing it is not like your normal pasta and red sause that you can cook at home. It has a different flavor and everything. The best place, if you can get it, it to sit on the second floor next to the...More

Thank Claire N
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

We just celebrated our third graduation from UMASS and for the third time we choose to celebrate at Pasta E Basta. There are a few things you need to know about booking for graduation. First you’ll need to make reservations months in advance. I love...More

Thank Fallgirlma
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

The server, was excellent. The bread, a cheese encrusted focaccia was probably the best I've ever had. The pizza was thicker than I, a Missouri native was used to but was fantastic.

Thank kgitt66
Reviewed April 29, 2018

This is quite a place to find one’s favorite Italian comfort food. My only complaint is that no one on the first floor told us, after we sat for 10 minutes, that one had to go to the second or third floor for full service...More

Thank RalphH42
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

This was a late night eat. Menu looked fantastic. Some of our food was very good, some not. I want to try again because we did not have any pastas. We ate mussels in white wine sauce (very good), Caesar salad ( lacked flavor that...More

Thank janekM4849MF
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Pasta E Basta -- pasta is enough is the name, although you can find pizza and sandwiches. Food is good as is the service, reasonable prices, design your own pasta. Get a table for two by the window upstairs.

Thank Cosmosfabrica
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch with friends at Pasta e Basta in the heart of downtown Amherst, MA. The restaurant is on two floors, but for lunch you eat generally on the first floor. The restaurant is casual; the food is good . The menu...More

Thank Bkingsha
Reviewed August 29, 2017

The food was very good and done to our liking. Prices were mid range and worth it. Parking is a bit of a problem.

Thank Tom L
Reviewed July 30, 2017

We where about to leave when we saw the first floor, but then they told us that the actual sit down restaurant is on the second floor, so much nicer. We had a wonderful waitress which made all the difference for us. the food portions...More

1  Thank b0nniederby
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

Two couples. First experience. We both enjoyed the food and atmosphere. An old brick three floor restaurant with open kitchens and wonderful aromas. Friendly service. Nice sized portions of delicious food. Clean restrooms. No complaint except noisy.

Thank JMPalmer
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April 12, 2016|
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Response from FairmontForever | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is at ground level. Once you open the door, you are faced with a long upward flight of stairs or can turn to the right to enter the ground-level part of the restaurant. While the restaurant has easy access and... More
April 24, 2015|
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Response from BeachGirl_CoffeeLuv | Reviewed this property |
Yes, They are happy to take reservations for parties larger than 6 people 26 Main St. Amherst MA, 01002 (413) 256-3550 HOURS: Sun.-Thurs: 11am-9pm Fri.-Sat.: 11am-10pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $17
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2328
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 413-256-3550
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