Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

A warm slice of Italy with a healthy dash of Fitzroy flair, Basta is THE place to go for home-cooked food from Sicily in a buzzy setting.

Owner Fabio Candolo wanted to capture the warmth and family vibe of his homeland’s food scene, which is why the front of house team his made up of his partner, Carrie, and a circle of close friends.

Get stuck into honest, delicious dishes such as antipasti, marinated sardines, slow-cooked ox tongue, grilled meat, mouth-watering vegetable sides and of course a sensational selection of pasta.

From lamb ragu to porcini mushroom ravioli, broccoli orecchiette to gnocchi smothered in melting burrata, they have the answer to your most decadent pasta dreams!

Spread over two floors, there’s enough room for any kind of gathering. There are cosy corners for a romantic evening, bar stools for friends wanting to catch up whilst watching the theatre of the kitchen and large tables for big family reunions.

Throw in a playful wine list and quite simply the best Aperol spritz this side of the Indian Ocean and you’ll begin to understand why Basta is full every night of the week.

So what are you waiting for? Gather your loved ones and tuck in!


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15 Gertrude Street

Open Hours:
Monday - Saturday 5pm - 11pm

Phone: +61 3 8488 8150

Sample Menu *may not be current

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Location: Fitzroy
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Mains: $25 - $35+
Accepts:   Basta accepts American Express


Kate O Callaghan

Excellent food, lovely wine and great service! Beautiful restaurant too, will definitely be back.


- dined at Basta on

Iris Nauss

Fantastic authentic Italian! Amazing food, great wines and a lovely atmosphere. Little gem in Fitzroy!!


- dined at Basta on


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