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Basta Italian Restaurant

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2195 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905
+1 401-461-2300
16:30 - 22:00
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Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to celebrate our 4oth Wedding Anniversary. When I made the reservations a box opened up asking if we were celebrating and I answered. We were taken to a round booth table area and after being seated the waiter presented us with two glasses of wine and said happy anniversary from the Staff. This little touch... More 

Thank Jeanne O
Bristol, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Yesterday, we held my daughter's baby shower at Basta. It was an absolutely wonderful event! There were over 45 adults and 7 children who attended. The atmosphere are electric! The room set up was easy and perfect. The service and the food were outstanding! Even parking was great! Special thanks go out to Alex, our event coordinator. He made the... More 

Thank Brenda M
Basta_Staff, Manager at Basta Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Brenda, It was an absolute pleasure working with you, I was so happy to be apart of creating such a special day during one of the most important times of you and your family's lives. I look forward to seeing you and the newest addition later this year! Best, Alex Rosario More 

Tiverton, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Great Italian food! Definitely worth the drive we took to get there. We had the pizza (customized for us) and it was delicious - ate every bit of it! Will be back!

Thank Lizabeans
East Walpole
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108 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Ok, I'll admit it. There are literally dozens of restaurants within an easy drive from our house. Boston and providence are both about 30 to 40 minutes away. But when it comes to a special occasion, or even just a great meal, Basta cannot be beaten. We drive an hour in heavy Friday night traffic to celebrate our daughter's 21st... More 

Thank William M
New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Our experience at this restaurant was excellent. The waitstaff was respectful, engaging and attentive. Our waitress was very patient answering all of our questions that we had and checked often to see that we were satisfied with our drinks and our food. Our meals were so delicious. We split the Bibb salad, but it was so good and light that... More 

Thank theboltsy
La Selva Beach, California
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129 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

On a recent trip, we met my cousin at her home-town Italian Restaurant. What a pleasant surprise! Seating was in a semi- circle red booth which gave us a great view of the young jazz group playing that evening. Our server was Annie and she gave us excellent advice on local fish specials and dessert. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.

Thank SusanneCA
Glocester, Rhode Island
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I have been to Basta, numerous times and thought it was great. Tonight, I met my girl friend which, I haven't seen in about a year. We went early at 4:30 to sit at the bar for New Years Eve. Our bartender appeared to be angry that she was working. She was pretty rude to everyone sitting at the bar.... More 

Thank denise d
Basta_Staff, General Manager at Basta Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Denise, We are very disappointed to hear this. Please allow us an opportunity to chat with you about your experience. We take feedback very seriously and would use the opportunity to learn and improve. If you would be willing to chat, return as our guest and let us make this right (on an ongoing basis), please send us a... More 

Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 November 2016

My wife and I are local to the area and went to Basta for an impromptu date night. We usually head to down town providence or fed hill but Basta looked clean and bright so we thought we'd give it a try. Everything was great until we actually sat down. The bartender was slow even though the bar was empty.... More 

Thank spikestoness
Basta_Staff, General Manager at Basta Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate you and your wife coming to Basta. Unfortunately you did not have the experience that many others tend to have and I sincerely apologize for that. I would love to hear more about your experience so that we can do our best to ensure that this type of experience will not happen again.... More 

New York
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Basta continues to provide excellent food and service. The tables at the restaurant are adequately spread out. The servers are well informed about the menu and specials. Their stuffed veal chop is simply one of the best dishes in RI. The chop is then covered in cream sauce with jumbo shrimp. Tough to finish but heats well for lunch the... More 

Thank TravelinNice
Cranston, Rhode Island
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were at Basta last night. It is one of our all time favorite spots. The thing I really like about Basta is the fact that they always have the right amount of staff. The food is always excellent. The service is top notch. The wine and drink list is the best around. Nice variety on the... More 

Thank EvanMarc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$40
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2195 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Cranston
  • Phone Number: +1 401-461-2300
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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