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Italian

Basta

Average price $55 Accepts Yums
8.7/10
498 reviews

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Average price $55 Special request

Chef Fabio Candolo recommends…

Lingua di bue
$14

18 hours slow cooked ox tongue, roasted tomato sauce, cherry tomato, dehadraited olives & salsa verde GF, DF

Cozze allo zafferano
$16

Local mussels, saffron + leeks sauce, grilled bread GF available

Antipasto
$26

Chef’s selection of cured meats & accompaniments GF available

Dietary options

, Gluten free,

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.7/10
based on 498 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.7/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :8.5/10
  1. Sarah Z.
    Sarah Z.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    The service was fantastic. Lovely and friendly staff. The food was delicious and fresh. I’d go back for the ravioli in a heartbeat. Great place to go for an after work drink in the sun and enjoy some yummy pasta when the hunger kicks in!

  2. Adrianna M.
    Adrianna M.
    • 20 reviews
    10/10

    Always a lovely experience dropping in for dinner. Can't get enough of their pastas!

  3. Robert T.
    Robert T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Can’t fault my evening at Basta. Menu, service, wine, food were of a high standard. Happy to recommend.

  4. Quincy M.
    Quincy M.
    • 7 reviews
    8/10

    Basta is a cute little spot with a nice atmosphere. The drink and pasta value was not quite up to par with what it cost, but generally, everything was good.

  5. Linda E.
    Linda E.
    • one review
    10/10

    This our 3rd time at Basra and food is always delicious. Our family love eating here and I'm always thinking who can I bring here next. Try the Cannoli what a treat. We will be back..

  6. Alannah R.
    Alannah R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Always amazing food at Basta, Great vegetarian options. Awesome wine list and great service! They also do BYO on Monday and Tuesday nights. Will be back again!

  7. Stuart H.
    Stuart H.
    • 9 reviews
    9.5/10

    Enjoyable food. Excellent service. Good prices.

  8. Vojo Z.
    Vojo Z.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great food, amazing service, staff members with big heart and big smile. My wife and I enjoyed the atmosphere very much. I would recommend Basta to my family and friends.

  9. Adrianna M.
    Adrianna M.
    • 20 reviews
    10/10

    It is always a pleasure eating at Basta. This place in my opinion offers the most authentic Italian food in Melbourne and all my friends that I've brought along agree. Last night I had the beetroot ravioli stuffed with porcini, ricotta and truffle and it was seriously divine! The texture of the pasta was perfect and paper thin and the filling melted in my mouth. I have never had better ravioli in my life. Another must try are the meatballs and arancini! You will not be disappointed.

  10. Lee W.
    Lee W.
    • 27 reviews
    10/10

    We arrived much earlier than expected, were accommodated comfortably, and had happy hour drinks before dinner. Good choices for non-alcoholic drinks (tried 2), and sparkling water on tap. Menu included GF & DF options for entrees and mains, including GF pasta. All food ordered for 4 people was delicious. Almond hot choc was also available to end the meal. Group very happy with food, drink, prices, and music (good choices & not too loud).

  11. Katie J.
    Katie J.
    • 2 reviews
    3/10

    Made to feel as though you weren’t welcome, perhaps staff having an off night - but it felt like it was a bother as soon as we entered. Disappointing.

    Basta

    Thanks for your feedback Katie. Will discuss with staff on that night.

  12. Steve F.
    Steve F.
    • 9 reviews
    8.5/10

    Very nice place, good food and service. My only criticism is that it would have been better still if there had been more than 2 prawns in the linguine. Otherwise all good.

    Basta

    Thanks for your feedback

  13. Aldo D.
    Aldo D.
    • 8 reviews
    5.5/10

    Menu is not large and on the night 2 of the main dishes and one of the deserts were unavailable. One plate came out after the rest o four party had finished their meal

    Basta

    Thanks

  14. Karen H.
    Karen H.
    • 36 reviews
    9/10

    Love Basta. Been there a number of times and have brought family and friends along. Food quality is always consistently good. Highly recommended.

    Basta

    Thanks Karen

  15. Danny D.
    Danny D.
    • 9 reviews
    8/10

    Nice food, nice service, nice atmosphere, large dishes, my dish was a bit salty however, but overall it was a very nice experience, and would come back again

    Basta

    Thanks

  16. Jen C.
    Jen C.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    Great service, average food from my point of view but my friend loved it. The feed me comes with mussels so if you don’t like them, skip the feed me menu and select a la carte

    Basta

    Thanks. The Feed ME menu is a chef selection, which changes every time. If you don't like mussels just mention it when you get a chef selection, and it be left out.

  17. Mark C.
    Mark C.
    • 15 reviews
    10/10

    Above average food and wonderful warm service. Will be back!

    Basta

    Thanks Mark

  18. Adrianna M.
    Adrianna M.
    • 20 reviews
    10/10

    We always love dropping in here for dinner. It's absolutely our go to for authentic Italian food! We brought a friend along with us on this particular occasion and she was thoroughly impressed with all her dishes. In particular she couldn't get enough of the polpette and the amazing gnocchi with eggplant and nduja. We highly recommend for everyone who wants to taste a piece of Italy right here in Melbourne!

    Basta

    Thanks Adrianna

  19. Sara N.
    Sara N.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    Delicious food - highly recommend the bruschetta and the ox tongue entrees! Atmosphere is a little quiet but service is very welcoming. Great space, shame there weren't more patrons - great little spot on Gertrude Street! Get the passionfruit martini!

    Basta

    Thank you

  20. Barry S.
    Barry S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great little Italian restaurant, serving lovely tasty food in a great space with friendly staff. Excellent bruschetta and silky light pappardelle.

    Basta

    Thanks

More information

Opening time

MONDAY TO SATURDAY 9AM-LATE

How to get to the restaurant

15 Gertrude Street, 3065, Fitzroy, Australia

Public transport

TRAM 86 & 96

Directions to get there

ON STREET, UNDERGROUND CAR PARK AT ROYAL EXHIBITION CENTRE (FREE PARKING AVAILABLE BUT LIMITED)

Fitzroy, Melbourne City

About the restaurant

Not too much, not too little!

Basta is a new Italian restaurant concept in Fitzroy established by the owners of Casa Ciuccio. The word Basta means ‘enough’ – and talks to the ethos and mantra of Basta of creating and serving delicious food from simple, yet delicious handmade pasta and fresh locally sourced produce. Not too little, not too much, just enough.

The menu includes everything from delicate antipasti to hearty pasta dishes and rich meats like porchetta and Gippsland grass fed flank steak!

Best dish: squid ink gnocchi with mussels, prawn, squid and smoked tomato sugo.

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