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“Great quick meal in the bustling Shuk”
Review of Pasta Basta

Pasta Basta
Ranked #63 of 733 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: Located in the Machane Yehuda open air market in Jerusalem
Reviewed June 16, 2013

If I could, I'd keep this place a secret for myself. But then it is located in the heart of Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market - hardly a secret spot. Pasta Basta is squeezed into a corner of one of the Shuks bustling alley's, close to Agripas road. You can either sit at the bar or on one of the small tables. The place is rather small and usually very busy. Make sure you order at the bar, where English menus are available (your food will be served to you). You can chose your type of pasta - made right on the spot - and sauce (plus optional extras). An average dish will cost between 20 and 30 NIS. The place is kosher dairy, which means it's a great spot for vegetarians. But even if you are an omnivore like me, you won't be disappointed. Cool tap water is available for free from a dispenser. The only real downside that comes with the kosher certificate is that the place is closed on Shabbat.

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Reviewed May 24, 2013

delicious pasta, very good prices, and lively atmosphere in ben yehuda market. great place to stop and have lunch between sight-seeing. highly recommended!

Thank tamar h
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Food was amazing, so fresh, pasta made on site, local vegetables. Seating is not great, especially for groups more than 4, but VERY MUCH worth your money, Not too expensive.

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Thank bbabins45
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Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

A authentic place inside the renewal Machne Yehuda.
Great atmosphere... Not expensive
Lovely young stuff... And the concept menu is great.
Also try the home made dessert.

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Thank Ran D
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Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

This place is great for a light lunch or dinner in Mahne Yehuda market. True, the food isn't wow, but the combination of everything makes it worth the visit.

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Thank Neta B
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