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Basta Pasta

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Flatiron District
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37 W 17th St, New York City, NY 10011-5503
(212) 366-0888
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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San Diego
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the bow tie pasta with salmon and cream sauce, tortellini bolognese, crespo deluxe and volcano for dessert. All very tasty. Sauce was light and dessert not sweet. Small place with a bit cramped space. Good service staff. Highly recommended.

Thank o2mpx
North Carolina
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Ate there last night and it was a pleasant surprise. Not sure what I expected about an Italian Asian fusion restaurant but I would highly recommend it for the food & wine. My only negative comment is the noise level-very high. We got there at 6 and all of us ordered different entrees and shared, each was very good. The... More 

Thank beanmstr
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

f I had only one night in the Big Apple, I would choose to spend it at Basta Pasta! If you are lucky enough to live in NYC, GO NOW- You won't regret it. Once we were seated, we ordered appetizers for the table, including Cartoccio di Funghi Misti - three kinds of mushrooms baked inside sealed cooking paper w/... More 

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Just came from Basta Pasta. The food is good and innovative. Pasta is indeed part of the menu, which is kind of Asian-Italian fusion. The outcome is very good. I had Angus on eggplant and my wife had a good fish. Problem of the place is it's design concept: since it is a narrow space you enter through the bar,... More 

Thank Shahar K
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

This was truly one of the best meals I have had in quite a while. The presentation and service just made it perfect. Everyone friendly upon arrival so the immediate feel was great. Food was simply spectacular. I am very skeptical of the "pasta in a wheel" dish but was so glad I ordered and ate it. Fantastic! Truly a... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

With a party of four we sampled several dishes. All were excellent to outstanding. I especially enjoyed the Tortino di Granchio appetizer, the Ravioli di Vitello and the Tiramisu. Didn't get to taste the Uni Pasta but it looked most enticing. Simply put, what could be better than combining the earthy richness of Italian cuisine with the delicacy and elegance... More 

Thank David O
Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Missed out on the uni pasta as it was sold out by the time we got there. Enjoyed the four cheese pasta and tobiko and shiso spaghetti; not the seafood pasta which was slightly bland.

Thank Daphne_CBT
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Compare to other four-star restaurants I had been to, Basta Pasta gave me a general impression of belonging to this group while I was walking in surveying the environment and the dishes I could see on the tables. The dining area decoration was trendy, simple and pleasant. I have to say that the bread with blue cheese was a bold... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

While the restaurant may not look like much when you walk in (though it's interesting to see open-air cooking -- Japanese style -- with Italian food -- the food makes up for the atmosphere. I've been over the course of many years and the quality remains the same. If you're in the mood for pasta and a sauce that will... More 

Thank Scott C
New York, New York, United States
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146 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

First of all, while this is a restaurant manned by a staff that is entirely of Asian descent, it is not a Japanese restaurant, or even an asian restaurant, for that matter. It is Italian. Those diners not familiar with the foods of Italy's southern regions might think that pasta with sea urchin sauce is an Asian/fusion type plate, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 W 17th St, New York City, NY 10011-5503
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighborhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: (212) 366-0888

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Flatiron District
Offering many of the city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighborhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being home to a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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