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1006 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2402
+1 203-772-1715
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“branzino” (9 reviews)
“meatballs” (16 reviews)
“aglio olio” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1006 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2402
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Three of us had dinner here recently. Small place, open kitchen (though behind glass, nice touch). Two people had glasses of wine recommended by server - excellent choices. The bread is made on premises and it shows: fabulous! That detail is important because it shows...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a great meal here, great food and good service. Although the place is small the menu has lots of choice and everything we ordered tasted great.

Thank SheilaMCHZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sevice at Basta was very attentive. Wine and drinks were wonderful. Had the panne cotto as an appetizer...one of the best ever! Homemade pappardella was delicious but did not care for the caprese and sunday dinner sauces...too thick and too much oregano! Actually, tasted...More

Thank Gail C
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I stopped in New Haven on my trip from New York City to Springfield, MA, to meet friends for lunch and a brief visit. We dined at Basta Trattiora in downtown New Haven. The food was delicious and the portions were generous. The restaurant is...More

Thank Rose Ada M
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Went to Basta while staying overnight in New Haven and visiting Yale. I was glad we happened upon this restaurant as it seems to be one of the best ones in the area. The food was very good and the waitress, a local, extremely friendly.

Thank AndreLePlume
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great evening here with friends! The restaurant is intimate but noisy...but the food and service more than make up for the noise level. We totally enjoyed everything we ordered.

Thank ConnecticutGeminEye
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

My friend and I visited New Haven for the first time and this was our first taste of the area. We loved the experience from the moment we walked in the door. We were welcomed with open arms (literally) and treated like family the entire...More

Thank Aly D
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Basta is a great marriage of both the back and front of the house in a restaurant. Nino one of the owners as well as Dave our server could not be more informative and welcoming. The food was as impressive. Favorites were the meatball appetizer,...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Went there for Valentine's Dinner. Staff was excellent, wishing everyone who walked in Happy Valentine's Day. Restaurant was decorated with roses and little hearts on every table. They had a prefixed Valentine's menu, however we ordered off the regular menu and everything was excellent. Have...More

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 7 January 2017

New Haveners are so lucky to be blessed with numerous excellent Italian restaurants in the downtown area but this one knocks it out of the park. Of course any restaurant with an association to the legendary Claire's has got to be a winner! Its a...More

1  Thank NewEnglandTraveler23
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1006 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2402
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-772-1715
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