3 Ways to Celebrate Graduation with Your Favorite Italian Restaurant

May 11th, 2016
italian restaurant celebrate graduation

Congrats, Class of 2016!

Basta Pasta is your favorite Italian restaurant, right? If it isn’t already, it will be by the end of this blog post. Buckle up! Read the rest of this entry »

More Italian Restaurant Specials from Basta Pasta Timonium

May 4th, 2016
italian restaurant specials

More specials! Italian restaurant specials here! Read all about em!

Hey there, Baltimore County. Didn’t think we forgot about you, did you? After spending last week laying out some of the awesome Italian restaurant specials over at our Fallston location, we wanted to come back this week for our good friends in Timonium. So! Baltimore county, Timonium, and surrounding areas! Gather ‘round the Internet machine for another piece of the best Italian restaurant specials on the block, at Basta Pasta Timonium. Read the rest of this entry »

The Best Italian Restaurant Specials at Basta Pasta Fallston

April 28th, 2016
Italian restaurant specials

Looking for some awesome Italian restaurant specials? Well, lucky you!

Hey Harford County! (And anyone within reasonable driving distance to Fallston!) We have some great news for you. If you’re looking for some fantastically delicious Italian food without breaking the bank, you have certainly stumbled upon the right blog post. We wanted to take the time to highlight some awesome springtime specials that we have going on for you. We love our customers at Basta Pasta, so we’re super happy to offer these deals to show a little bit of appreciation. Read the rest of this entry »

Italian Catering with Basta Pasta Timonium

April 21st, 2016
Catering

Basta Pasta can handle all of your catering needs.

Spring has sprung, and that means plenty of fun occasions, family gatherings, or maybe even work events. Whatever the occasion, there’s nothing that brings people together like a hot and delicious meal. Even better than that, think about a meal that requires little to no prep or cooking and hardly any cleanup, yet brings the ultimate comfort food. Sounds pretty good, right? Let us turn those dreams into reality with Italian catering from Basta Pasta Timonium. Read the rest of this entry »

Stress Less with Casual Italian Restaurants Like Basta Pasta

April 14th, 2016
casual italian restaurants

Take a breath and unwind at Basta Pasta.

April is National Stress Awareness Month, and what better way to de-stress than with the ultimate comfort food — Italian. Think about all the melty, cheesy goodness and the delightfully sinful carb overload of a pizza or pasta dish, and the obvious health benefits of a good glass of wine. Not to mention the best part, you don’t have to cook or clean up. Sounds pretty nice, right? Relieve some tension during Stress Awareness Month by choosing the best of the best casual Italian restaurants: Basta Pasta. Read the rest of this entry »

All About Italian Seafood Dishes

April 8th, 2016
italian seafood dishes

Stop by Basta Pasta to try some of our delicious Italian seafood dishes

In the world of Italian food, there are few more classic and perfect marriage than that of pasta and seafood. Though it is a relatively small country, Italy has 5000 miles of coastline. It is no wonder that Italian seafood dishes are some of the most loved the world over. Seafood, or as it is called in Italy “frutti di mare” (which literally translates to “the fruits of the sea”) is embedded deeply in Italian culture and food, especially when served in a perfectly cooked plate of that other famous Italian staple, pasta. Read on to learn more about amazing Italian seafood dishes, many of which are served at Basta Pasta. Read the rest of this entry »

Italian Cuisine 101: Italian Spices

March 30th, 2016
Say hello to salt, pepper, coriander, saffron, and vanilla!

Say hello to salt, pepper, coriander, saffron, and vanilla!

Italian cuisine has a rich history and expansive fan base, making it one of the most popular cuisines enjoyed in America today. So popular, in fact, that foods like lasagna, spaghetti, and pizza are practically American foods by now. Italian food has gone through many iterations and adaptations, but there are some things that remain constant. Among those things are the herbs and spices used to flavor Italian dishes. Read the rest of this entry »

Italian Cuisine 101: Italian Herbs

March 22nd, 2016
Italian Herbs

From left to right, top to bottom, meet: oregano, basil, parsley, sage, bay leaves, and rosemary!

Herbs in cooking are like the supporting cast of a movie. Sure, the main dish is delicious looking and fresh, but it would be pretty bland without all of the extras and other talented actors that make the movie — or the meal — work so well. Convoluted metaphor aside, fresh herbs are indeed the soft-spoken heroes of Italian cuisine. Taking the time to learn about them can help you recreate some of our delicious dishes at home, or at least know what those green specks on your pizza are. Let’s get started! Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrate Spring Break at a Casual Italian Restaurant

March 15th, 2016
Casual italian restaurant

The beach is overrated! Casual Italian restaurants are the real hot spots this spring break!

Spring break! Woooohoooo!! What’s the first stop? Ocean City? Panama City Beach? Mexico?! Nope! Basta Pasta! With the University System of Maryland breaking for spring this week, Harford County public schools taking next week off, and Baltimore County schools the week after that, we’re starting to feel the spring fever. Who needs to escape to a beachfront getaway when you can kick it at home, save some money on airfare, and save some money at a casual Italian restaurant while you’re at it? Sounds like a pretty good deal to us! Read the rest of this entry »

Our Input to the Age-Old Debate: How Do You Eat A Slice of Pizza?

March 8th, 2016
pizza

How do you eat your pizza? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

We must have some sort of authority in this conversation since we’re an Italian restaurant, right? Let’s pretend that we do. The debate has raged on for ages. To fold or not to fold, to fork-and-knife it or to dive in hands first? While there is no wrong way to eat a slice of pizza (except maybe those crazies who go crust-first), here’s our opinion on the best way to attack a pizza pie. Read the rest of this entry »