Basta Pasta

Former Location
741 Monroe Avenue, Rochester NY, 14607
CLOSED as of 2007

See Gone, But Not Forgotten


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2005-11-14 06:11:30   Do they have a liquor license yet? When we went, we had to bring out own wine. They'll open and serve it for you, but if you don't bring any, you have to eat Italian without Chianti —GeorgeHaberberger

2006-08-31 12:24:16   The owner (and cook?) was very friendly and helpful. Food was average, though perhaps I didn't order the right thing. A nearby table orderd cannoli that looked heavenly. —EllenKelsey

2006-10-09 13:17:35   This place uses *fresh* pasta, which is very tasty. Some people think it's undercooked since it's soft, but it's not; it was just never "hard" to begin with. —BenMargolis

2006-10-20 13:56:39   I was very disappointed by the food. Maybe the taste of fresh pasta just doesn't agree with me—I found it squishy and almost bland. I say 'almost' because there was a hint of a taste I really didn't like. On the positive side, the service was very good. The taste thing may just be my own personal preference; go ahead and give it a try for yourselves. —RachelBlumenthal

2007-02-05 09:20:55   So bad, it hurts. I was fooled by the "hole in wall, maybe a hidden gem" feel to the place. even the plain tomato sauce is watery and has no flavor. Go home and make your own. —NjTourist

2007-03-24 18:54:04   Just drove by the other day and noticed a for rent sign in the window..... —TriciaSeymour