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Basta Italian Restaurant

2195 Broad St, Cranston, RI 02910

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Menu
vera-pizza-napoletana
Pesto Pizza$16.00
Roasted tomatoes, fennel sausage, fresh mozzarella, Genovese pesto, lemon zest.
The Sophia Loren Pizza$16.00
Oven roasted eggplant, burrata, crispy basil, spicy tomato marinara.
Calabria Pizza$16.00
Spicy soppressata, spicy San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, oregano.
Prosciutto Pizza$17.00
Baby arugula, grape tomatoes, prosciutto di parma, E.V.O.O., grana padano.
Carbonara Pizza$16.00
Pecorino, smoked bacon, mozzarella, crushed pepper flake, farm egg.
Polpette Pizza$16.00
Family recipe meatballs, Pomodoro, fresh oregano, fresh ricotta, pecorino.
Margherita Dop Pizza$14.00
San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil. Made this way since 1889.
antipasti
Calamari$13.00
Crispy Pt. Judith calamari, hot cherry peppers, garlic butter.
Zuppa di Pesce$16.00
Local littleneck clams, wild American shrimp, and calamari in a spicy tomato broth, pickled herbs, grilled focaccia toast.
Melanzane$12.00
Eggplant, marinara, whole milk mozzarella.
Clams Casino$12.00
The famous, “Driftwood” recipe.
Asparagi$14.00
Grilled asparagus, shaved prosciutto di parma, truffle pecorino, black garlic aioli.
Polpette$12.00
Family recipe meatballs, San Marzano marinara, fresh ricotta.
Aragosta e Avocado$12.00
Local lobster, baby heirloom tomato, grapefruit, green goddess, celery, avocado.
insalata
Bietole Salad$15.00
Roasted red beets, sicilian pistachio, crema, frisee, orange zest-honey vinaigrette.
Caprese Salad$14.00
Burrata, heirloom tomatoes, fresh oregano, balsamic vinegar, organic extra virgin olive oil.
Cesare Salad$13.00
Crisp romaine lettuce, garlicky croutons, classic caesar dressing, shaved Grana Padano.
Bibb Salad$13.00
Bibb lettuce, gorgonzola, candied pecans, granny smith apples, raspberry vinaigrette.
Grilled Vegetbale e Antipasto Platter$18.00
A generous combination of marinated and grilled vegetables, imported and house-cured meats, fine cheeses, and preserves based on our chef’s daily inspiration and current market availability.
sides
Broccoli Rabe$6.00
Lemon, garlic, crushed pepper.
Potato Croquettes$6.00
Yukon potato, roasted garlic, mozzarella.
Grilled Vegetables$6.00
Grilled red bell pepper, eggplant, asparagus.
Whipped Potatoes$6.00
Yukon gold, butter (enough said).
primi
Spaghetti al Nero$27.00
Squid ink pasta, wild American shrimp, corn crema, pickled red bell peppers.
Tagliatelle alla Genovese$18.00
Hand cut tagliatelle, fresh basil pesto, ricotta.
Rigatoni alla Bolognese$19.00
Traditional ragu of slow braised beef, veal, and pork, grana padano.
Gnocchi alla Sorrentina$17.00
House made potato gnocchi with fresh mozzarella, basil, San Marzano marinara.
Risotto Primavera$22.00
Asparagus, truffle, walnut, pecorino.
Orecchiette con Salsiccia$19.00
“Little ear pasta”, spicy handmade sausage, broccoli rabe, pecorino, California garlic, E.V.O.O.
Tortellini alla Vodka$17.00
Fresh cheese tortellini, grana padano, vodka, and basil in a pink tomato cream.
secondi
Fileto di Manzo$40.00
Wood grilled 6oz. filet, potato-truffle agnolotti, forest mushrooms, lobster, asparagus, black garlic.
Maiale alla Milanese$28.00
Pan fried pork cutlet, smoked egg aioli, salad of baby arugula, chicories, heirloom tomatoes, and preserved lemon.
Statler Picatta$26.00
Baffoni statler chicken, green olives, capers, preserved lemon butter, parsley, croquette.
Pollo alla Parmigiana$21.00
Pan crisped chicken or veal, mozzarella, San Marzano marinara, served with penne.
Vitello alla Parmigiana$23.00
Pan crisped chicken or veal, mozzarella, San Marzano marinara, served with penne.
The Basta Chop$38.00
Crispy milk-fed veal chop, stuffed with prosciutto di Parma and fresh mozzarella, blanketed with lobster cream, wild shrimp, with penne.
Salmon$29.00
Grilled Faroe Island salmon, fresh lobster, citrus beurre blanc, arugula risotto.
Pesce al Pistacchio$32.00
Pan-roasted halibut, pistachio crust, corn crema, seasonal tomato, picked herbs.
Saltimbocca de Vitello$24.00
Milk-fed veal scaloppine, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, sage white wine reduction, potato croquette.
desserts
Gelato$9.50
Selections of handcrafted organic, grass-fed milk gelato.
Tiramisu$9.00
Layers of lady fingers dipped in espresso and mascarpone zabaglione, with flavors of chocolate, rum, fresh vanilla, cocoa powder.
Berries & Cream$13.00
Variations of strawberries, white chocolate cremeux, buttermilk shortcake, oat-thyme-pistachio streusel, wildberry sorbet.
Cheesecake$10.00
Ellie’s famous cheesecake, sorry it’s a secret, imported Italian cherries.
Cioccolato$12.00
Espresso and chocolate pave cake, raspberry mousse, citrus creme anglaise, mint.
Citrus Pot de Creme$11.00
Summer citrus and vanilla bean infused custard, torched meringue, candied orange peel.

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