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Basta Pasta

37 W. 17th St. (Fifth & Sixth Aves.) Send to Phone
212-366-0888 | Menu
Japanese-Italian fusion in an eccentric setting.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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Basta Pasta Restaurant Review

: This is the type of weird and wonderful place that makes New York the restaurant town it is: Italian food executed by Japanese cooks. A branch of a Tokyo-based chain, Basta Pasta takes Italian cuisine and makes it, as expected, smaller and more efficient. Walk through the kitchen to get to the dining room --- it's simply part of this storefront space, sinks, refrigerators, pastry station and all. Pastas, which are most reflective of the restaurant’s light fusion style, include linguine with sea urchins. Save room for simple desserts like flan and warm chocolate cake, which aren’t as leaden as their Little Italy counterparts.
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