Basta Pasta

Manhattan – Chelsea

Basta Pasta

37 W 17th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves
Manhattan, NY 10011

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Time Out NY Originally part of a Tokyo-based chain, Basta Pasta draws a predominantly Asian clientele to the pink-linened dining room, facing an open kitchen. Seared foie gras perched atop a brilliant saffron risotto cake mimics a luxe piece of sushi (it"s too small but dazzling). Mussels, clams, shrimp and squid are bathed in tomato sauce and piled over spaghetti; lobster salad with snap peas and a lemon aioli is charmingly springlike, and a nice preface to heftier entrées like grilled sea bass or braised short ribs. Service is gracious and personable, and thank-yous from the staff abound.

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  • admission price:
  • Average main course: $18. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
  • additional info:
  • Bar/LoungeBar/Lounge
  • Delivery/TakeoutDelivery/Takeout
  • Good for GroupsGood for Groups
  • Reservations AcceptedReservations Accepted

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