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Basta

9/10
551
15 Gertrude Street, 3065 Fitzroy (VIC)See map

Average price $55

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Restaurant menu

Chef Fabio Candolo
  • Average price $55
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,

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Porchetta
Beetroot ravioli
Panacotta

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9/10
based on 551 reviews
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Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. John B.
    John B.
    • one review
    9/10

    Our meals, the lunch pasta special were terrific. My gnocchi with the buretta was killer, I’d say it’s the best gnocchi I’ve had. Wines nice and chilled, service unobtrusive. 2hr metered parking in Gertrude St. Highly recommended!

  2. Sam W.
    Sam W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Nice little restaurant. Food was fresh and tasty. Service was great also. No complaints, I'll be sure to recommend.

  3. Rosemary C.
    Rosemary C.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    This is a great restaurant for just two friends or a small group with a good choice of delicious food and wine. The staff are friendly and attentive to your needs but also leave you to enjoy your meal and conversation at leisure. This is the fifth time I have been here and it is consistently good!

  4. Samantha G.
    Samantha G.
    • 13 reviews
    9/10

    The food never disappoints! Great pasta and cosy vibe. We’ll be back again.

  5. Betsy L.
    Betsy L.
    • 8 reviews
    8/10

    Food was nice, but will be better if it’s warmer

  6. Henry Gunawan P.
    Henry Gunawan P.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Overall a very pleasant experience. Bruschetta is the highlight for us

  7. Carmel E.
    Carmel E.
    • 16 reviews
    9.5/10

    Had read about the fabulous Bruschetta and it didn’t disappoint. Pasta is great and a very good wine list.

  8. Kathryn M.
    Kathryn M.
    • one review
    9/10

    The best bruschetta I’ve ever eaten, a wine list to suit all tastes and friendly staff to make insightful recommendations to the indecisive diner. The only drawback was the booking system only let me book inside. During our visit, there were plenty of tables available outside.

  9. Helen G.
    Helen G.
    • 2 reviews
    7.5/10

    Food overall was good and ample size. Need to increase range of gins available. This is Melbourne! Menu needs to be correct. 1 meal was poorly cooked. Some mix up with who ordered which food . Again overall we had a good experience but not brilliant.

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. Jennifer K.
    Jennifer K.
    • 17 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. Samantha G.
    Samantha G.
    • 13 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!

  16. 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.

  17. Jules P.
    Jules P.
    • 24 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.

  18. Fabio P.
    Fabio P.
    • 25 reviews
    10/10

    Welcome to Italy. Amazing

  19. Julie M.
    Julie M.
    • 19 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.

  20. 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

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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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