514 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.8
514 reviews
Recommended
(9.0)
Food
(8.8)
Service
(8.9)
Value for money
(8.5)
Atmosphere
(8.6)

dined on Sat, 2 Feb 2019

(9)
We love Basta. Such delicious food! We can never refuse the half price offer - it is such good value!
Thanks
Restaurant Basta responded on Tue, 5 Feb 2019

dined on Fri, 1 Feb 2019

(9)
Second time visiting Basta and we absolutely love this establishment. The menu choices are somewhat limited but offer ample variety for both the foodie and passer by! We ordered a sample of entrees and mains to share and they were all cooked in front of us (we had a kitchen seat) with what appears to be prepared meticulously and with quality ingredients! The only down fall is service can improve but other than that you always have a winner of a night at Basta! Thank you again for having us!
Thanks for your feedback. We regret that we our service not lived up to your expectations. We will take note of your comment and we hope we can please you in a next visit. Please email me at fabio@basta.com.au, to tell me more about your experience.
Fabio responded on Tue, 12 Mar 2019
Mai Nguyen

dined on Fri, 1 Feb 2019

(7)
I went for the first time and you're automatically captivated by the ambience. The service was great. My friend, who grew up in Italy thought the food was authentic. Suffice to say, I'd definitely go again!
Thanks Mai.
Fabio responded on Tue, 12 Mar 2019

dined on Thu, 31 Jan 2019

(9)
THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THE MEAL AND WINE.
Thank you !
Restaurant Basta responded on Mon, 4 Feb 2019

dined on Thu, 31 Jan 2019

(8)
Tried the feed me option which was good, loved the chicken main
Thanks !
Restaurant Basta responded on Wed, 6 Feb 2019

dined on Thu, 31 Jan 2019

(8)
Food was tasty with great service. A little pricey but it is a more upmarket place.
Thanks
Restaurant Basta responded on Wed, 6 Feb 2019

dined on Thu, 31 Jan 2019

(5)
Disappointing food, the ox tongue last year was excellent but this time cooking method has changed. Both my friend and I found it quite salty. The fish main was overcooked and too salty, I had to ask for it to be recooked. My friend's roast pork was average, the skin wasn't crispy at all.
Thanks for your feedback.
Restaurant Basta responded on Tue, 5 Feb 2019

dined on Tue, 29 Jan 2019

(8)
Perfect location for a meal before visiting imax or the museum. The restaurant was quiet upon arrival and as only one waiter was working there was a wait before he was able to greet us, similarly to have our wine and water topped up. However he made up for this with his polite and patient manner. We sampled the broccoli orecchiette and the Italian sausage pasta, and it was evident the pasta was house made. Delicious. The Italian Pinot Grigio we shared went beautifully with the meal.
Thanks for your feedback.
Restaurant Basta responded on Wed, 30 Jan 2019

dined on Sat, 26 Jan 2019

(10)
Amazing service and superb food. Our group of three had a fantastic night out. We will come back. Thank you
Thanks !
Restaurant Basta responded on Fri, 1 Feb 2019

dined on Sat, 26 Jan 2019

(9)
the ox tongue was to die for!
Thanks Chris B !
Restaurant Basta responded on Tue, 12 Mar 2019
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About Basta

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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