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Basta Italian Restaurant

2195 Broad St, Cranston, RI 02905-3330
+1 401-461-2300
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“fra diavolo” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2195 Broad St, Cranston, RI 02905-3330
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great spot in Cranston for dinner. We had to wait about 10 minutes for the bartender to serve us as he was too busy talking to other customers which was very lousy from a customer service perspective as the bar was not that busy, I...More

Thank Brr4346AD
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

The best way I can describe a visit to Basta is idyllic. Smartly decorated, a professional staff, a menu with varied choices, and light music all make for a 5 Star experience. Even though it was a last minute reservation, the staff was able to...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We stopped in for dinner before heading into Providence for a show. It was not very crowded at 5:00 pm, but it did fill up quickly after we arrived. We ordered their past special, the bolognese, and the veal parm. Everything was perfectly cook and...More

Thank HowieTraveler
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Been coming here for years Great bar area Cute little outside patio for when the weather is nice And always great service and food !

Thank MissyDelNigro
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I met with several other members of our wine club at Basta Italian Restaurant recently! It was a planning meeting for a future event that we are planning! We had a great table in a quiet area. I started out with a perfectly made SO-CO...More

Thank treesofmytime
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Actually we ate both Pasta and a meat and both were delicious. The veal chop was crazy good! Cooked perfectly. I think they are known for that dish because it appeared as though a lot were being served. Sat at the Barr for dinner the...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Ok, as a native Rhode Islander I have absolutely no excuse that I have finally made my way to Basta. I finally did is all that matters. This place is now in my top five restaurants that I have visited. Everything was over the top...More

Thank sootywbug
Reviewed 5 August 2017

First time at this restaurant. Micheal, our waiter, was very imformative on the wine and specials. The atmosphere was great outdoors ( didn't see the inside) and the food was very good. I had the Bolongese and my husband had the SALTIMBOCCA DI Vitello which...More

Thank Renee G
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Had dinner there tonight and I am fairly skeptical about Italian restaurants since they are common and frequently over rated for basic food. The food combinations were authentic and almost everything on the menu is house made - even the gluten free pizza crust which...More

Thank Goddess64TO
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We are not close by, so only get a chance to eat at Basta, when something brings us to the area. Last time was about 15 years ago, and the restaurant has changed hands in that time. Basta is a certified Neapolitan Pizza maker, but...More

Thank Ed_Kal99
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Questions & Answers
Carolyn M
18 November 2016|
Response from Basta_Staff | Property representative |
Hi Miss M, The attire here at Basta is typically business casual. I hope this helps!
Donna C
2 September 2015|
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Response from delaware104 | Reviewed this property |
I would check with them for time and availability. However, I noticed that they have a very nice, glass enclosed private room with door access. This seems to be ideal for your needs, subject to the size of your event.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$40
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2195 Broad St, Cranston, RI 02905-3330
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Cranston
  • Phone Number: +1 401-461-2300
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When “Basta Restaurant and Gourmet Shop” opened its doors in 1989, the goal was ambitious: To create a combination of food, service and atmosphere that struck the perfect balance of what a complete, authentic Italian dining experience should be.Over these past 23 years, locals have become regulars and traveling foodies have raved. What can we say? We are flattered, grateful and more than ever, determined to exceed your expectations. For this reason, in 2012 we underwent a comprehensive renovation, updating and upgrading every facet of our restaurant, from design and equipment to menu and energy. We are so proud of the result and we know you are going to love it.We invite you to join us to experience Basta for yourself. Our locally sourced, internationally influenced menu, artisan Neapolitan pizzas and robust wine offering will combine to create an unforgettable experience for you and your friends or family.We look forward to serving you soon!
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