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Basta

Average price $55 accepts Yums
8.6/10
482 reviews

Free serviceImmediate booking

Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Fabio Candolo

Average price $55 Special request

Dietary requirements

Scores & Reviews

Fabulous
8.6/10
based on 482 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.6/10
Service :8.7/10
Setting :8.4/10
  1. Lee W.
    Lee W.
    • 26 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).

  2. Katie J.
    Katie J.
    • one review
    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. Danny D.
    Danny D.
    • 8 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

  7. 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

  8. Mark C.
    Mark C.
    • 14 reviews
    10/10

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

  9. Adrianna M.
    Adrianna M.
    • 6 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!

  10. Sara N.
    Sara N.
    • 2 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!

  11. 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.

  12. GEOFF R.
    GEOFF R.
    • 24 reviews
    10/10

    We went early on a Monday night and found everything to our liking. Good food ,good wine, good atmosphere and good service. We liked the beetroot ravioli and the cavatelli pasta and the rocket salad was perfect. We will be back.

  13. Amanda F.
    Amanda F.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great place for date night or a meal with friends. Excellent service, awesome food and a nice relaxed vibe for a Monday night. Get the gnocchi. We‘ll be back!

  14. Olga S.
    Olga S.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    Great food, service and atmosphere

  15. MARK B.
    MARK B.
    • one review
    9.75/10

    Really nice find. Pasta delicious and great cocktails and wine. Lovely service.

  16. Ee Ming W.
    Ee Ming W.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Consistently delicious food and great service.

  17. Karen H.
    Karen H.
    • 36 reviews
    8.75/10

    Love Basta but disappointed that the beetroot ravioli has been taken off the regular menu and is offered as a special. Reckon it's the best pasta dish. Put it back on the menu please.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 265 reviews
    8/10

    Salad was good, not able to any of the sausage that was supposedly added to pasta

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews
    10/10

    Great service and really nice food

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 244 reviews
    8.5/10

    Delightful food. Definitely well above average Italian . Somewhat expensive wine list. But can BYO at $10 bottle Monday and Tuesday.

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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