When “Basta Restaurant and Gourmet Shop” opened its doors in 1989, the goal was ambitious: To create a combination of food, service and atmosphere that struck the perfect balance of what a complete, authentic Italian dining experience should be.

Over these past 23 years, locals have become regulars and traveling foodies have raved. What can we say? We are flattered, grateful and more than ever, determined to exceed your expectations.

With all of this in mind, we have decided to renovate.

Top to bottom, inside and out, every square inch of Basta is being revived. The seating areas and bars will be open, vibrant and comfortable, the atmosphere energetic. Surfaces, décor and furnishings have been sourced locally and from around the world. Additionally, the entire kitchen will be rebuilt and every single piece of equipment replaced and upgraded.

Despite these improvements, we have gone to great lengths to ensure that behind the scenes, the heart and soul of the restaurant, cultivated since 1989, is permanently secured. Management has been replaced, but the majority of staff-members will remain. Our menu is being revisited and expanded upon in a kitchen made up of both tenured and new chefs and assistants. As a result, many classic items will be better than ever and new items will become classics.

We thank you for your patience and look forward to welcoming you to the new Basta this fall. Be sure to check back here for updates in the coming weeks.


Kind Regards,

Alexander Guarino, The Guarino Family and the entire staff of Basta