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Pasta E Basta

26 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2328
+1 413-256-3550
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (45 reviews)
“bread” (12 reviews)
“cannoli” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
26 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2328
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch with friends at Pasta e Basta in the heart of downtown Amherst, MA. The restaurant is on two floors, but for lunch you eat generally on the first floor. The restaurant is casual; the food is good . The menu...More

Thank Bkingsha
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The food was very good and done to our liking. Prices were mid range and worth it. Parking is a bit of a problem.

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We where about to leave when we saw the first floor, but then they told us that the actual sit down restaurant is on the second floor, so much nicer. We had a wonderful waitress which made all the difference for us. the food portions...More

Thank b0nniederby
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Two couples. First experience. We both enjoyed the food and atmosphere. An old brick three floor restaurant with open kitchens and wonderful aromas. Friendly service. Nice sized portions of delicious food. Clean restrooms. No complaint except noisy.

Thank JMPalmer
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

If you have no where else to go and don't mind being jammed into a space the size of a cubicle and food that you can get out of the frozen food section at your local grocery store. Now you will wish you didn't forget...More

1  Thank lizSS
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I've been here a few times. It does serve alcohol (no BYOB). The ambience is nice - it' has a couple of levels, and the center is open so you can kind of look up to the next level. It's a rustic atmosphere (brick walls/wood...More

Thank Steven D
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Love this place - best part is the bread and olive oil before the meal! Authentic Italian dishes, cozy atmosphere and very reasonable prices. Doesn't hurt this was my husband and I's first date spot :)

Thank Britt S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We were initially struck with how friendly the staff was - everyone greeted us with smiles and genuinely seemed happy to work at Pasta E Basta. We asked the waitresses if our meals could be served promptly, since we were attending a concert at UMass...More

Thank KMNicols
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I were here on local college tours and stopped in on a Wednesday nite. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals but way too large portions. Great friendly service. Excellent food. Nice atmosphere ( we ate on the second floor) and very reasonable...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Meeting a good friend for her birthday was a real treat at Pasta e Basta! The bread is warm, fresh focaccia, served with garlic infused oil ! My mouth waters thinking of it! Our waiter was attentive and had a great wine suggestion🍷 The lasagna...More

Thank laurrrrrrr
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13 April 2016|
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Response from FairmontForever | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is at ground level. Once you open the door, you are faced with a long upward flight of stairs or can turn to the right to enter the ground-level part of the restaurant. While the restaurant has easy access and... More
25 April 2015|
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Response from BeachGirl_CoffeeLuv | Reviewed this property |
Yes, They are happy to take reservations for parties larger than 6 people 26 Main St. Amherst MA, 01002 (413) 256-3550 HOURS: Sun.-Thurs: 11am-9pm Fri.-Sat.: 11am-10pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 17
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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