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Pasta E Basta

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26 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2328
+1 413-256-3550
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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North Adams, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I had a great time here, nice atmosphere and great food. It made me feel like I was in Italy for a moment. Will definitely be back!

Thank meglpeters
Wilmington, Delaware
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had wanted to try this restaurant. We typically do not go to Italian restaurants, as we make this food at home. My first impression of walking in was that it was very casual with just a few tables. I thought this was the restaurant, but it was for take-out orders and casual dining with no waitress. We were escorted... More 

Thank Cathytraveling
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I am greatly hesitant to post this as I fear that it will be even harder to get a table! :-) While visiting my son at UMASS Amherst we decided to try this place. Two words: Loved it! The food is well made and very tasty. The service was fantastic and wonderfully attentive and helpful. The ambiance is charming and... More 

Thank CoachBrez
Tacoma, Washington
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The restaurant's first floor has a great counter at the front window where you can sit, eat, have a beer and watch most of Amherst walk or drive by in front of you. The pizza was GREAT

Thank MargaretSRDF
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Two other places recommended on Trip Advisor had long waits, even though it was a Wednesday in mid July. Walked around a bit and tripped on this small restaurant with a large menu. Three floors of dining, informal order at the counter downstairs, and sit-down service upstairs. Same menu for both. We ordered from the counter and hot, plentiful, and... More 

Thank Ruth B
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

We stopped in for a late lunch and was very glad we did. Pizza was our choice, it was delicious. Service was very good.

Thank jerri b
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Visited during dinner and was seated right away. This may have been becasue the "Taste of Amherst" was going on in the Commons accross the street. The food was fine - the olive oil dipping plate for the focaccia had LOTS of raw garlic. We both had chicken dishes that were cooked perfectly. They were very accomodating of a food... More 

1 Thank Bantunes
Philadelphia, PA
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190 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is a nice, little, affordable, college town kind of restaurant with basic, hearty Italian dishes. I had a nice plate of spaghetti and meatballs and some nice red sangria. It's right at the center of town, which makes it convenient too all local hotels. It's also right up the street from the Emily Dickinson Home and Museum, so it's... More 

2 Thank pabirds
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

My husband and me have been in Pasta E Basta several times because we love the pasta there. You can combine your ingredients and sauces and that is wonderful, the restaurant is well decorated, so it makes for a nice lunch or dinner, service is very good. I recommend this restaurant because is one of our favorite in Amherst.

1 Thank yotalora
Littleton, Colorado
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Went here before graduation at Umass and really enjoyed it. There's a downstairs, which is sort of an order at the counter, eat at the tables kinda fast casual experience, but we chose the upstairs which is more of a sitdown-style restaurant. Service was good, but food was excellent and a great value. Portions are enormous and pasta was cooked... More 

1 Thank vitaminj45

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2328
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 413-256-3550

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?