We came across this old photo of Basta from 1989 and have been reminiscing all weekend. It looks like the chalk sign reads "Opening at 3:30PM" - and someone is actually in the process of hanging the "Open" banner on the roof! You will notice that the right windows read "Gourmet Shop" - this is where we originally used to sell sauces, pasta and other take-home food.
SO...former staff, friends, family, regulars and one-time diners, if you have any photos of your memorable times at Basta over the years we would love to see them. Please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them on our Facebook wall. Please include details about your experience. We would love to hear from you and share your story on our site and/or on our Facebook wall!