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Promenade, Gstaad, Saanen 3780, Switzerland
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
11 Jan 2017
“Average quality”
23 Sep 2016
“Sadly Underated”
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Promenade, Gstaad, Saanen 3780, Switzerland
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

We visited this restaurant as we stayed at the hotel. We wanted to taste Italian food so chose this place as it was very convenient. The spaghetti was excellent but the meat we ordered was not satisfactory. Overall the service was good but the prices...More

Thank jetset-class
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying in the hotel and while we really enjoy Swiss food we finally decided to try it and in fact returned the next night. This place is really good and if only more Italian restaurants could prepare the meals as they do I...More

1  Thank Avidhiker
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Returned to Basta after many years. This was a pleasant experience. It is a simple and small cafe featuring Italian cuisine. Had a very tasty steak tartare with arugula and figs. My husband enjoyed a most unusual spaghettini with nuts and a light green sauce....More

Thank Hyflyingbee
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Not a surprise that the restaurant is 34 out of 43 restaurants in Gstaad. Me and my friends were visiting Gstaad for one day, and saw this restaurant which looked very nice in terms of design. What a mistake to choice the restaurant by the...More

1  Thank Javad H
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Bad value is expected in gstaad- appalling service is what you shouldn't receive with the high prices. Basta broke with tradition and displayed incredibly bad service- took 20min to get the water. Waitress was upset to be asked for butter. Manager and waitress were intently...More

Thank GD_Westoun
Reviewed 26 January 2015

Though, prices were steep, you get what you pay for. Its an open kitchen concept, giving you the opportunity to talk to the chefs, or simply just watch them prepare your food. We ordered the Minestrone soup and the beef Tartar as starters and loved...More

1  Thank Charly K
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We tried the fondue which was nice.We also ordered the ravioli and cheese omelette..it was okay.I have had better and i did find the restaurant a tad bit expensive.

Thank vannyvanny
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Little atmosphere, and whilst the fondue was fine, the other dishes were poor.  The cheese omelette was in effect a hard, solid tortilla.  A green salad was, staggeringly, a cos lettuce cut into four quarters and plonked on an empty plate.  Would not return.

Thank Voyager212
Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

Very unfriendly waitress who has changed the price list as soon we have arrived. This is unusual for Gstaad, a smiling resort

Thank paradous
Reviewed 16 March 2014

Have been in The Basta last year several times. Was very impressed by the service and food. This year with the new chef the food has not improved but the service is down. Big name, higher price but not improved. Will not come back.

1  Thank travelbern58
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Promenade, Gstaad, Saanen 3780, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Saanen  >  Gstaad
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