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Basta

121 Iowa Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240-3905
+1 319-337-2010
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stuffed dates” (14 reviews)
“pasta” (50 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
121 Iowa Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240-3905
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1 - 10 of 274 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I started with a delicious calamari salad and a fine beet and arugula salad. Main course was fungi (mushroom) pizza. Quite good, perfect crust.

Thank BatGuano30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it is one of the best restaurants in Iowa city...they have a warm welcome, friendly staff and excellent service...you can sit at the bar or have a table...the atmosphere is so nice...I had a nice white wine glass...I had also a four cheese pizza that...More

Thank Issa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best pizza I have ever had! We got calamari, but it was nothing special, but the pizza and bolognese was delicious. The atmosphere was very nice. I would highly recommend.

Thank madmh321
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of 4 had dinner last weekend. We loved the casual, stylish atmosphere and the friendly and well-informed staff. Loved the white sangria!! and olives and wood-fired pizza!! We all had different meals and everything was so good that we all had to take...More

Thank Kay S
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Our group of 4 visited this past Saturday, around 5pm. We were greeted right away and was told it may be a 45 minute wait for a table. And yes, looking around the restaurant, every table was filled. There was room at the bar for...More

1  Thank iowacityia
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

excellent place, friendly atmosphere and a varied menu with quality dishes. The waitress's attention was good. Wonderful desserts. 👍🏻

Thank beagallardo
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We were so pleased with our dinner before our Hancher event. The menu is very good. We had prosciutto chicken, chicken Milanese, and garden pasta. Tiramisu with cappuccino for dessert. It was a generous slice that we split three ways. Everything was delicious and service...More

Thank joaniemaria
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Only complaint is they advertise having gluten free and they don't have a gluten free pasta or pizza crust and they are Italian cuisine.

Thank audballs
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The weather was perfect to sit out side, great service and great food. We have ate at this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. We had GREAT service and sitting outside the weather, and atmosphere was perfect!!!

Thank Gerrit V
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Right in the heart of Iowa City, and across from the university, they offer wonderful Italian. We started with the meatballs. Half pork and half beef and served in small skillet with red sauce with a touch of spice. We each had a pasta dish...More

Thank MrsPickle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Iowa Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240-3905
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-337-2010
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