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Basta Pasta

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Wed, 5/22
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Fresh tender calamari lightly breaded, flash fried. Served with our marinara sauce.
Crab Toast
Garlic toast points topped with our crab imperial then broiled to perfection
Fried Ravioli
Served​ with our marinara or spicy fra Diavolo sauce.
Fried Zucchini
Fresh hand breaded zucchini served with our marinara sauce.
Shrimp Cocktail
Five​ chilled jumbo shrimp served with cocktail sauce.
Coconut Shrimp
Five coconut breaded shrimp, fried and served with a sweet raspberry pepper sauce.
Fire Cracker Shrimp
Toasted garlic bread topped with four jumbo shrimp in our spicy fra Diavolo sauce.
Petite Crab Cakes
Bite size version of our signature crab cake, fried and served with remoulade sauce.
Sicilian Shrimp
Four jumbo shrimp sauteed in our scampi sauce served on a grilled baguette.
Mozzarella Caprese
sliced ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and Italian herbs.
Our Signature House Salad
romaine and iceberg lettuce tossed with spring mix and topped with black olives, red onion, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, pepperoncinis, and croutons, finished with our signature Italian vinaigrette.
Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine lettuce, shaved parmesan cheese and croutons all tossed in caesar dressing.
Black & Blue Salad
Spinach leaves, red onions, cherry tomatoes topped with a four cheese blend bacon crumbles, tossed in a chunky blue cheese dressing.
Surf & Turf Salad
Mixed greens, feta, red onion, tomatoes tossed in extra virgin olive oil and drizzled with a balsamic glaze, topped with grilled steak and shrimp, served with toasted flatbread.
Waldorf Salad
Garden fresh mixed field greens tossed with walnuts, cranberries, crisp apples and our own raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
Fried Chicken Salad
Fried chicken breast strips atop fresh baby spinach leaves, tossed with walnuts, cranberries, crisp apples and our warm bacon honey mustard dressing.
Steak Salad
Grilled strips of tender steak and fresh garden mixed greens tossed with red onion, cherry tomatoes, gorgonzola crumbles, in our original house vinaigrette.
Salmon Salad
Grilled salmon served on a bed of baby spinach leaves with fresh strawberries, goat cheese, and spicy walnuts in a raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
Buffalo Chicken Salad
Our house spring mix, tomato, cucumber, bacon, cheddar, tossed with ranch dressing and topped with spicy buffalo chicken strips.
Strawberry Salad
Our house spring mix with candied walnuts, fresh strawberries, goat cheese tossed in raspberry vinaigrette.
Pizzas do not come with salad and bread.
Pan Baked
Homemade fresh dough pizza with your choice of toppings
Seafood Pizza
Crab and shrimp topped with old bay, in our traditional basta pasta pizza sauce.
Gluten Free Pizza
Only available in 10"
Tortellini Alla Fini
Tri-color cheese filled tortellinis, sauteed with peas, ham and mushrooms in a parmesan cream sauce.
Spaghetti Carbonara
Sauteed bacon and mushrooms in our alfredo sauce.
Fettuccine Alfredo
Egg fettuccini tossed in our classic alfredo sauce.
Fettuccine Gypsy
Tomatoes, black olives, artichokes, mushrooms, roasted red peppers and baby spinach leaves sauteed in extra virgin olive oil and white wine garlic sauce.
Sausage Fettuccine
sauteed Italian sausage, black olives and mushrooms in our marinara sauce, tossed with fettuccini.
Topped with marinara
Eggplant Parmigiana
Served with a side of pasta
Homemade Lasagna
Layers of ground beef, mozzarella, ricotta, and topped with marinara
Stuffed Shells
Filled with ricotta and topped with meat sauce
Filled with ricotta and topped with marinara
all sandwiches, burgers and paninis are served with your choice of yukon gold potato chips or fries.
The Vegetarian
Marinated grilled portabella mushrooms, red peppers and eggplant served on fresh ciabatta bread with a goat cheese and red pesto spread.
classic Italian
Italian meats topped with lettuce, tomato, oil & vinegar, Italian seasonings and parmesan cheese, served on Italian roll.
The Basilico
Grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, provolone cheese and pesto spread served on ciabatta.
Mixed cured meats served with pesto spread, provolone on ciabatta.
Chicken Parmesan Sub
our signature chicken parmesan served on a toasted Italian roll.
Meatball Italiano Sub
homemade meatballs topped with marinara, provolone and mozzarella cheese, served on a toasted Italian roll.
Basta's Famous Cake
Colossal lump crab cake served broiled or fried with lettuce and tomato on a lightly toasted brioche roll.
Turkey Pesto
Peppered turkey breast, roasted rd peppers, provolone cheese and our green pesto spread, served on a ciabatta.
Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes fresh basil drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and a balsamic glaze, served on ciabatta bread.
Our burgers are 1⁄2 lb. Of Certified Angus Beef grilled to your liking
The Classic
Topped with lettuce, tomato and onion on a brioche toll.
Mushroom & Swiss Burger
Topped with swiss cheese and mushrooms, served on brioche roll.
Honey-Ham Panini
Black forest ham, applewood smoked bacon with provolone cheese and honey mustard spread.
Crab Cake Panini
Our famous colossal cake topped with a cheddar blend and served with a tangy pedal sauce.
Steak & Cheese Panini
marinated steak, caramelized onions, mushrooms and a cheddar blend, pressed on fresh Italian bread.
Chicken Pesto Panini
marinated chicken breast, roasted red peppers, provolone cheese and our green pesto spread pressed on Italian bread.
Caprese Panini
marinated mozzarella, vine ripened tomatoes and fresh basil, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and pressed on Italian bread.
Turkey Bacon & Swiss Panini
Peppered turkey breast with applewood bacon, swiss cheese and honey-mustard.
Filet of Orange Roughy Francaise
Sauteed​ orange roughy dipped in egg batter and finished with a lemon butter sauce. Served with pasta.
Linguini with Clam Sauce
sauteed tender clams and Italian herbs in your choice of garlic and extra virgin olive oil, marinara or a white cream sauce.
Shrimp Scampi
Jumbo shrimp sauteed with roasted peppers and spring onions in a white wine garlic sauce served over linguini.
Shrimp Marinara
Jumbo​ shrimp sauteed in our marinara sauce, and served over linguini.
Shrimp Alfredo
Grilled jumbo shrimp and broccoli florettes tossed with egg fettucini in our alfredo sauce.
Chicken Parmigiana
Boneless chicken breast, breaded, sauteed and baked with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Served with pasta.
Chicken Cacciatore
Sauteed chicken with tri-colored bell peppers and mushrooms finished with our marinara sauce. Served over linguini.
Chicken Francaise
Sauteed chicken breast dipped in egg batter and finished with a lemon butter sauce. Served with pasta.
Chicken Marsala
Chicken breast sauteed with fresh mushrooms and finished with our marsala wine sauce. Served with pasta.
Chicken Saltimboca
Chicken breast sauteed in a lemon wine sauce topped with prosciutto ham, melted mozzarella cheese, on a bed of spinach. Served with pasta.
Chicken Umbertina
Chicken breast, fresh asparagus, artichoke hearts and cherry tomatoes sauteed in a extra virgin olive oil and white wine garlic sauce. Served with pasta.
Chicken Piccata
Lightly breaded filet of chicken sauteed with mushrooms and capers in a white wine and lemon butter sauce. Served with pasta.
Chicken Scampi
Sauteed and tossed with roasted peppers and spring onions in a white wine and garlic sauce served over linguini.
Chicken Alfredo
Grilled chicken and broccoli florettes tossed with egg fettuccini in our alfredo sauce
$14 - $28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

The food is always good, but the crab cakes are a specialty, and they are consistently great! And prices are reasonable.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Sharon M
Reviewed March 11, 2019

back in town and HAD to go here for the eggplant parm, and my hubs LOVES your crabcakes..........friends had veal parm and loved and other pasta dish WE even did dessert, amazing creme brulee and chocolate canollis ALL GOOD and well worth the trip GREAT...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jeannette y
Reviewed March 11, 2019

Had lunch with a couple of friends. Our server, Dylan, was pleasant and attentive. I had the pesto chicken pannini with french fries. We all enjoyed the salad. Nice atmosphere to catch-up and have lunch.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Like_Voyages
Reviewed March 8, 2019

Our friend made a dinner reservation for 4 at the Timonium location. He’s a gourmand, not a gourmet, so the next time I will not give him carte blanche to select the venue to catch up on our lives. The tone was set when we...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank BmoreStyle
Reviewed February 12, 2019

We have dined here many times for lunch and dinner. The food has always been very very good. The crab cakes are the best!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ceceelliott1
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We stopped st this restaurant for a late lunch early dinner as I was taking my son to the airport. We both got pasta and it was large portions and very good. This was the first time I tried the pasta as I usually get...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank grammydelly
Reviewed December 24, 2018

I have dined here many times, usually for lunch. Never had a bad meal or experience. However my personal preference goes to restaurants with local owners, not franchises. Not that there's anything wrong with having those in communities, I just feel my first choice would...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

The food was esthetically placed and very good. Pleasantly surprised with a variety of seafoods. Beautifully prepared. One complaint, they ran out of creme brulee.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank shott2017
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

First visit with my daughter, her hubby, a toddler & an infant. Glad they had a 1/2 booth (chairs on one side), which is best for the toddler when not in the high chair. Our waitress took our orders promptly. The family-style salad that came...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JeepMom05
Reviewed November 13, 2018

The waitress was inexperienced but tried and did a pretty good job. The garlic bread was way undercooked and appeared to be that way at other tables also. Very doughy on the inside. Salads were very fresh but several dollars overpriced except for the house...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Yes kids menu. Always specials
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I don't know since I just ate there.
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