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Italian

Basta

9/10
527 reviews

Average price $55

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Restaurant menu

Chef Fabio Candolo
  • Average price $55 Special request
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,
See à la carte and set menus

User photos

Beetroot ravioli
Panacotta

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9/10
based on 527 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Christine J.
    Christine J.
    • one review
    10/10

    loved this place- what a discovery- upstairs rooms are lovely- food was honest, good and tremendous! have found our new favourite. Gnocchi is a hit, chicken dish was really really good!

  2. Jonathan M.
    Jonathan M.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    The staff were very welcoming with the food being exceptionally good. The location is a little out the norm however parking is easy and getting into the city from there is easier.

  3. Jen S.
    Jen S.
    • 15 reviews
    7.5/10

    Nice food but as is the norm with The Fork, our $50 redemption was not applied to the bill and we were too embarrassed under the current situation to bring it up.

    Basta

    Hi Jen, A complete oversight on our behalf - yes its a challenging time with all the new rules and new staff we now have. I will be in contact to fix this up with you. Best regards Carrie

  4. Nadia C.
    Nadia C.
    • 3 reviews
    8/10

    A good selection of food which was well presented and with the homemade touch. Friendly, prompt and discreet service. I would go back to try other dishes. Good local, value for money restaurant.

  5. Patricia K.
    Patricia K.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    The porchetta and the squid ink linguine were delicious. Good serving size, did not have stomach space for anything other than a main each. Thanks for the opportunity to redeem my Yums too!

  6. Samantha G.
    Samantha G.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    I'm never disappointed by the dining experience at Basta. The food is always delicious, service is friendly and the retail products are exceptional. I'll be back!

  7. Niha P.
    Niha P.
    • 4 reviews
    4.5/10

    I’ve been to Basta 5+ times in the last 2-3 years so I was super upset and disappointed of the staff/service and food last night. A positive is that they took the covid rules seriously and I could see them sanitise the tables and people were seated apart but the food was just cold and not tasty. We left 90% of one pasta because it was just not nice to eat and it just felt like watered down cold sauce as the cheese didn’t even melt (but that could be the type of cheese they topped it with). It was disappointing because you pay $30+ for a pasta dish and the food isn’t par and the waiters were a bit rude for us to even ask if we can get it warmed up. Also unsure if we got below average food because we were using our Yum points. The staff were also quarrelling near our table which we understand can happen anywhere but it was a little bit unpleasant/off putting to hear them fight when you’re trying to eat dinner esp. when you hear someone say “I’ll chuck it in the bin” and “you’re pissing me off” just made us feel really uncomfortable. The process of using our Yums points was also a bit awkward. The entire experience was just uncomfortable for us to recommend this place but if you’re in the area it is (or was/used to be) a really good find.

  8. Jules P.
    Jules P.
    • 22 reviews
    10/10

    Basta continues to uphold the highest standards of food and wine and service. Today's barramundi was superb as was the pollo. It is a delight to eat there. We will continue to do so.

    Basta

    Thank you

  9. Fabio P.
    Fabio P.
    • 20 reviews
    10/10

    Welcome to Italy. Amazing

  10. Julie M.
    Julie M.
    • 12 reviews
    9.5/10

    This popular little place is great to go for a delicious and satisfying meal. All of the staff were very friendly and attentive with their service. We thoroughly enjoyed our luncheon and can recommend this restaurant.

  11. Robert B.
    Robert B.
    • 8 reviews
    8/10

    First time at Basta. Four of us shared a few plates. Food, service, atmosphere and drinks list were all very good. Will be back soon to try more of the menu. RB

  12. Vida G.
    Vida G.
    • 36 reviews
    10/10

    Delicious vegan cheese with my extra good cauliflower and kale risotto.. Pear and green salad fresh and lively.. And glass of rose topped off a superb dinner

  13. Andrew H.
    Andrew H.
    • 7 reviews
    8/10

    Three of us dined here for lunch. All three of us had pasta and all three of us finished our plates. Pasta is home made and the flavours in each dish were clearly made with passion in the kitchen. Service was good - we were outside and away from the crowds inside, but the staff were always there to give us a fresh bottle of water and take our orders. The price was a little expensive, but the quality and service means I’ll be back again.

  14. Jane A.
    Jane A.
    • 3 reviews
    5.5/10

    Food was tasty but could have been served a bit warmer. The ambience of the venue was nice and perfect for a lazy afternoon. However I was charged extra for parmesan cheese which was incredibly upsetting and has never happened even at high end Italian restaurants. If you want to charge for cheese and least inform me which wasn't done either poor form I won't be back.

  15. David D.
    David D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great meal and service. We returned after having had a previously disappointing experience and were very pleasantly suprised. We will be back soon. Thanks

  16. Nadia C.
    Nadia C.
    • 3 reviews
    8.5/10

    Very calm and quiet atmosphere. Friendly, prompt but not intrusive service. All food especially risotto and beetroot salad dishes tasty and refreshing. Just the right amount of flavouring, not too salty. Menu dishes good for sharing.

  17. Sarah Z.
    Sarah Z.
    • 3 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!

    Basta

    Thank you

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

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

    Basta

    Thanks Adrianna

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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More information

Opening time

BREAKFAST - 8AM - 11:30 MONDAY - FRIDAY

LUNCH FROM 11:30 - 2:30 MONDAY - SATURDAY

DINNER FROM 5:30 WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY

Closing time

For any Valentine's day bookings, please visit our website www.bastafitzroy.com or call us.

How to get to the restaurant

15 Gertrude Street, 3065, Fitzroy (VIC), Australia

Public transport

TRAM 86 & 96

Directions to get there

ON STREET, PAID UNDERGROUND CAR PARK AT ROYAL EXHIBITION CENTRE

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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