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Pasta E Basta


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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$8 - $17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really cold day, were going to the Beneski Museum, so parked and walked to Pasta E Basta. One had meat lasagne; another had chicken tortellini soup. Both were excellent. Large servings. Bread with dipping oil was great. Ate downstairs; low key, order at counter. Great...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Capebob2013
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Don't let the name fool you, Pasta E Basta is absolutely world class Italian food. What looks to be an unsuspecting restaurant is actually three floors of seating serving high quality Italian fare. I've lived in Amherst for 15 years and this is one of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ReeceLiang
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We like there food very much. Grilled veggie are very good. Sometimes the pasta is over cooked. Pasta made to order is a good thing!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Wolfspark
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

This was the most bland, terrible Italian food I've had at a restaurant. Their marinara sauce tasted like nothing more than tomatoes in juice - no seasoning or spice. The gnocchi was over cooked and mushy. The service was mediocre - food arrived in timely...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

The first thing you notice when you walk in the door is the amazing smell of good food. Delicious bread, lasagna and tiramisu. Call ahead if you need handicapped seating because it’s one or two flights up in this charming gem of a restaurant. Server...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ElaineL63Sunshine
Reviewed September 1, 2018

The eggplant Parmesan was cooked to perfection. It was tender and not chewy. The sauce was excellent. The bread and dipping sauce was great. I could of ate that all night. Service was excellent. Our waitress was very helpful and always filled our drinks. I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Pebbles1987
Reviewed June 6, 2018

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

Date of visit: December 2017
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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.

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: April 2018
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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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