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Basta Pizzeria Ristorante

Basta Pizzeria Ristorante

121 Iowa Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240

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Margherita Pizza

San marzano tomato sauce, handmade mozzarella, basil, extra-virgin olive oil.


Marinara Pizza

San marzano tomato sauce, oregano, shaved garlic, sea salt, extra-virgin olive oil.


Salsiccia Pizza

Handmade spicy italian sausage, san marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil.


Pepperoni Pizza

Calabrese salami, san marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil.


Quattro Formaggi Pizza

Taleggio, ricotta, pecorino toscano, mozzarella, arugula, oregano.


Lobster Pizza

Maine lobster, in sweet corn, fire roasted leeks, hand cured pancetta, mozzarella, ricotta.




Assorted house marinated olives.


Tomato Bisque

Parmesan cheese, croutons.


Wood Oven Focaccia

Shaved garlic, olive oil, parmesan cheese, Calabrian chile tomato sauce.


Fried Brussels Sprouts

Dill aioli, pickled carrots.


Meat & Cheese

Soppressata, prosciutto di parma, pecorino toscano, taleggio, focaccia, date marmellata.


Stuffed Dates

Handmade Italian sausage filled dates, pancetta, gorgonzola, Calabrian chile tomato sauce.



Creamy fresh mozzarella, tomato jam, arugula, extra virgin olive oil, toasted focaccia.



Polenta breaded, flash fried calamari, roasted garlic aioli, calabrian chile tomato sauce.



Handmade beef & pork meatballs, tomato basil sauce, parmesan, focaccia.


Bibb Salad

Bibb lettuce, croutons, tomatoes, English cucumbers, red onion, parmesan vinaigrette.


Beet Salad

Roasted beets, gorgonzola, pistachios, arugula, balsamic vinaigrette.



Citrus Grilled Shrimp Salad

Five wild caught gulf shrimp, romaine, ricotta, orange, radishes, red onion, fennel, mint, citrus vinaigrette.


Chicken Panzanella Salad

Grilled marinated chicken, romaine, croutons, mozzarella, red onion, pepperoncini, basil, cucumber, tomato, red wine garlic vinaigrette.


Steak & Beet Salad

Grilled medium-rare flat iron steak, roasted beets, gorgonzola, pistachios, arugula, balsamic vinaigrette.


Calamari Salad

Flash fried calamari, romaine, roasted red peppers, onions, tomatoes, red pepper aioli, parmesan, citrus vinaigrette.


Salmon Salad

Grilled Loch Duart salmon, crispy potatoes, arugula, asparagus, red onion, cherry tomatoes, roasted red peppers, chianti vinaigrette, saffron aioli.



Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli

Handmade butternut squash & mascarpone filled ravioli, local shiitake & oyster mushrooms, pine nuts, roasted broccoli, sage butter sauce.


Spaghetti Bolognese

Handmade spaghetti, beef & pork ragu, house-cured pancetta, parmesan cheese.


Crab Spaghetti

Handmade spaghetti, blue crab, sweet corn créma, pepper relish, pickled fresno chili, asparagus, house cured pancetta.


Eggplant Parmesan Pasta

Crispy breaded eggplant, mozzarella, tomato basil sauce, handmade spaghetti, parmesan.


Grilled Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Herb marinated chicken, grape tomatoes, broccoli rabe, handmade fettuccine, parmesan cream.


Garden Pasta

Handmade spaghetti, zucchini, squash, local mushrooms, tomato basil sauce, crumbled goat cheese.


Sausage & Orecchiette Pasta

Spicy italian sausage, orecchiette pasta, broccoli rabe, pecorino toscano, garlic breadcrumbs.


Four Cheese Penne

Baked pasta with taleggio, mozzarella, fontina, parmesan cream, house-cured pancetta, basil & tomatoes.



Hanger Steak

Grilled medium-rare, rosemary red potatoes, fire roasted broccolini, salsa verde.


Scottish Salmon

Porcini mushroom crusted Loch Duart salmon, potato gnocchi, house-cured pancetta, mushrooms, sweet peas, prosecco lemon butter.


Prosciutto Chicken

Prosciutto & fontina wrapped chicken breast, potato gnocchi, fire roasted asparagus, pine nuts, shaved parmesan, pesto.


Chicken Milanese

Parmesan breaded chicken breast, crispy potatoes, arugula, grape tomatoes, onions, pepperoncini, salsa rossa, garlic aioli.


Rib Eye

Certified black Angus grilled rib eye, parmesan whipped potatoes, fire roasted asparagus, Barolo wine reduction.


Filet Mignon

Certified black Angus grilled beef tenderloin, parmesan whipped potatoes, fire roasted asparagus, Barolo wine reduction.


Lunch Sandwiches

Meatball Sandwich

Handmade meatballs, Calabrian chile tomato sauce, handmade mozzarella.


Porchetta Sandwich

Slowly braised pork, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, giardiniera, provolone.


P.L.T. Sandwich

Crispy strips of house-cured pancetta, vine ripe tomatoes, butter lettuce, roasted pepper aioli.


Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich

Crispy breaded eggplant, Calabrian chile tomato sauce, handmade mozzarella.


The Parma Sandwich

Prosciutto di parma, soppressata, arugula, tomatoes, shaved pecorino toscano, red onion, roasted garlic aioli.


Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Roasted red peppers, arugula, vine ripe tomatoes, red onion, herb ricotta spread.


Shrimp Arrabbiata Sandwich

Six spicy gulf shrimp, arugula, red onion, vine ripe tomato, hot giardiniera, garlic aioli


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