Basta Pasta - Eldersburg

4.6
472 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are now accepting reservations on a limited basis. Please be advised that a mask must be worn when entering the building and when moving about indoors. Also be advised that in compliance with the current mandate by Governor Hogan no more than six guests may be seated at a table at one time and no alcohol will be served to patrons that are not seated.

We appreciate each and every one of you and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MikeB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone’s food was great. Our server was friendly and attentive!

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JaneS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Basta Pasta and the food was absolutely amazing! Our waitress smiled all the time and took care of us without disrupting our dining. I am so glad we have such a quaint place to dine in Sykesville! We will definitely dine with extended family there. I highly recommend the chicken umbertina.

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vipMMSGrandma
Baltimore
179 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate outside on a delightful evening and found the food and service just as delightful.

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viprjill
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Basta never fails us!! While many restaurants post pandemic are understaffed and not operating as smoothly as pre- Covid times, Basta stands out. Fully staffed, as they were able to maintain all of their staff during this past year. Things were seamless. It’s was as if the pandemic never happened there. Food was phenomenal, service from Sarah was outstanding and our overall experience, just perfect.
Indoor and outdoor dining both available!! Most all of their staff is proudly vaccinated to keep customers safe, too. This set us at ease. Owners are very transparent about it. Can’t wait to return!

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service, crabcakes and sweets around! I would recommend going there anyday!

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JIML
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy eating at Basta Pasta! The food is excellent!

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DGMaggieG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great but a bit pricey. Hands down for me much better than Olive Garden.

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CindyS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are new to Eldersburg area. This was our second time going. Everything was delicious and service was excellent. This will be our go to place.

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GaryG
Key West
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and good service. Noise was moderate as we were seated near the main entrance. My only complaint is that seating is a little too close in some areas. The waitress could barely pass between chairs.

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MarciaF
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

VERY NOISY. Tables extreme close together. Server even had trouble getting around to serve the food. Felt RUSHED!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

We were sat at a table that was squeezed into a spot that was very close to other tables around us. My chair was in the pathway and I kept getting bumped onto when people walked by. Will not go back during busy times

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EllenF
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was absolutely delicious. It was a little noisy, but it was a Friday night, and we didn't mind because the food was so good!

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ChristineE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food but a bit overpriced for the amount that you get.

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MargaretG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I would definitely go there again. The food was enjoyable although a little costly.

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StaceyP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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CarolynK
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast and efficient service and excellent food. Crabcake was wonderful, broccoli cooked just right and salad always good. I always stop in on my trips from Florida. Never disappoints!

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ToniM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

We have eaten here before and had much better service and atmosphere. Our waitress visibly tried to stay away from us, was quick and abrupt when she interacted with us and she was not friendly. She was not mean but did not make the experience for my daughters birthday pleasant. We were sat up front and every time the door open we were blasted with cold air. This was constant throughout dinner. They were busy and could not move us. I would have left if this was not for a planned occasion. I will not be back for a while at least and am truly not sure if I would recommend them

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic service, delicious drinks. All around great experience.

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kristinl
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even on a busy Valentine's evening, service and food was excellent!

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TimG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Portion size is outstanding!
Service was fantastic!

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PamelaH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Basta Pasta is our favorite place to dine. We have never had an issue until now. My lobster ravioli came out cold. I told the waitress and she took it to the kitchen and microwaved it, which overcooked the shrimp and made the pasta chewy. Everything else was excellent as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

While the overall experience was good we were disappointed that our request to move our table from the direct sunlight was abruptly denied saying the many unoccupied tables were already reserved. We did however enjoy the amazing food and excellent waitress.

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VALLE
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our WAITER was GREAT! FOOD wAs AMAZING!!! CHEESECAKE is the Best’

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JaneB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The dining area was very loud. The music volume kept increasing and therefore everyone in the restaurant was trying to talk over it.

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LBBbbb
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and so was the service. This was my first time here

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JLbean
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent steaks and pasta dishes. Very gluten free friendly. Side dishes so so. Roasted potatoes were overcooked and dry. Asperagus not seasoned

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VickiR
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent service as well will be back. Food arrived very promptly was great, and our waiter who was doubling as bartender was on the ball. Never an empty glass and all dishes taken away promptly, wonderful server

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Ruskis
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the pleasure of dining with my daughter on a Friday night. Because I had made a reservation online, we were seated almost immediately upon our arrival. Our server, Josh, quickly brought us out drinks and gave us time to decide on our order. The food was delicious and Josh was attentive without being intrusive. We had a delightful time and an enjoyable meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always good.

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RickG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and service excellent as us3. We live about a mile away, and dine here often.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food as usual was outstanding and a good value for the money. Unfortunately on this occasion our server was waiting on too many tables and we waited a bit longer than usual. Overall the service was satisfactory and we will not hesitate to frequent this restaurant.

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rjill
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has to be my 500th visit and again, never a disappointment!! If you are looking for the most amazing food in town, and out of town- this is your spot!! Also impressive is the low turnover in staff. We again, had unprecedented service by Tony, whom we always request. It’s rare to not have to ask for anything like a drink refill. Just the best, all around place!!

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vipJanetS
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Basta Pasta has come a long way since they became a newbie in Carroll County. They have straightened out the kinks and have become more efficient in service, consistent in their flavors and have created an enjoyable, relaxing atmosphere for all to count on. That's all we need!! Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Basta Pasta is a regular for us. They are consistent in the quality of food they serve, cleanliness (even bathroom), and good service. We look forward to returning each time.

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rjill
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here dozens of times and never a bad meal ! In fact, the one thing I can say is that the food and service are consistently fabulous. Madison took great care of us. The crab toast is never to be missed. Lasagna like no one else makes- I mean, who else makes their own mozzarella cheese in house!? Crab cake and lamb chop special was out of this world. As was everything else we ordered.
A place to frequent and not to miss!! Fabulous owners, fabulous staff and the most fabulous food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Always get an awesome meal, just wish tables weren’t so close together. Staff is awesome!

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Claire32
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Basta pasta is the neighborhood gem that it claims to be with one minor note. The one hostess will stare you down until you decide to leave. My group and I went and spend over $200 for just the four of us and once this hostess felt we had been there long enough just stared at us until we were done. The food is absolutely amazing and the waitress was friendly and attentive but if a laid back dining experience is what you want this isn’t the place. Come in with purpose, eat your delicious food and leave before she makes you feel like you haven’t spent enough to still be eating and drinking your food. And she’s been there every time I’ve been to Basta Pasta and every time has been the same. Stare at me if you must but I’m going to take my time and enjoy all the wonderful offerings your restaurant has before they are ruined by your awful hostess. Don’t worry we’ll be back but for carry out (although if you need help with this she won’t help you either “you’re at the wrong stand”). Might be awhile but till next time Basta Pasta!

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kmariestn
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place. Ambiance is wonderful, service is spot on and food was delicious! Always a pleasure.

FAQs

Basta Pasta - Eldersburg offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (443) 920-3477.

Basta Pasta - Eldersburg is rated 4.6 stars by 472 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.