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Pasta E Basta

26 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2328
+1 413-256-3550
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (43 reviews)
“bread” (12 reviews)
“shrimp” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
$$ - $$$
26 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002-2328
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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
Reviewed 23 February 2017 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
Reviewed 18 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,...More

Thank Cathytraveling
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank CoachBrez
Reviewed 10 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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are thy handicap accesible
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
Do you take reservations?
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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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