Skip to main content
Basta Italian Restaurant

Basta Italian Restaurant

2195 Broad St, Cranston, RI 02910
401-461-2300

We're all about supporting local pizzerias - even those who are not Slice partners.
Give Basta Italian Restaurant a call to order. We hear their food's delish.

Menu
vera-pizza-napoletana
Vera Pizza Napoletana

Pesto Pizza

Roasted tomatoes, fennel sausage, fresh mozzarella, Genovese pesto, lemon zest.

$16.00


The Sophia Loren Pizza

Oven roasted eggplant, burrata, crispy basil, spicy tomato marinara.

$16.00


Calabria Pizza

Spicy soppressata, spicy San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, oregano.

$16.00


Prosciutto Pizza

Baby arugula, grape tomatoes, prosciutto di parma, E.V.O.O., grana padano.

$17.00


Carbonara Pizza

Pecorino, smoked bacon, mozzarella, crushed pepper flake, farm egg.

$16.00


Polpette Pizza

Family recipe meatballs, Pomodoro, fresh oregano, fresh ricotta, pecorino.

$16.00


Margherita Dop Pizza

San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil. Made this way since 1889.

$14.00

antipasti
Antipasti

Calamari

Crispy Pt. Judith calamari, hot cherry peppers, garlic butter.

$13.00


Zuppa di Pesce

Local littleneck clams, wild American shrimp, and calamari in a spicy tomato broth, pickled herbs, grilled focaccia toast.

$16.00


Melanzane

Eggplant, marinara, whole milk mozzarella.

$12.00


Clams Casino

The famous, “Driftwood” recipe.

$12.00


Asparagi

Grilled asparagus, shaved prosciutto di parma, truffle pecorino, black garlic aioli.

$14.00


Polpette

Family recipe meatballs, San Marzano marinara, fresh ricotta.

$12.00


Aragosta e Avocado

Local lobster, baby heirloom tomato, grapefruit, green goddess, celery, avocado.

$12.00

insalata
Insalata

Bietole Salad

Roasted red beets, sicilian pistachio, crema, frisee, orange zest-honey vinaigrette.

$15.00


Caprese Salad

Burrata, heirloom tomatoes, fresh oregano, balsamic vinegar, organic extra virgin olive oil.

$14.00


Cesare Salad

Crisp romaine lettuce, garlicky croutons, classic caesar dressing, shaved Grana Padano.

$13.00


Bibb Salad

Bibb lettuce, gorgonzola, candied pecans, granny smith apples, raspberry vinaigrette.

$13.00


Grilled Vegetbale e Antipasto Platter

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.

$18.00

sides
Sides

Broccoli Rabe

Lemon, garlic, crushed pepper.

$6.00


Potato Croquettes

Yukon potato, roasted garlic, mozzarella.

$6.00


Grilled Vegetables

Grilled red bell pepper, eggplant, asparagus.

$6.00


Whipped Potatoes

Yukon gold, butter (enough said).

$6.00

primi
Primi

Spaghetti al Nero

Squid ink pasta, wild American shrimp, corn crema, pickled red bell peppers.

$27.00


Tagliatelle alla Genovese

Hand cut tagliatelle, fresh basil pesto, ricotta.

$18.00


Rigatoni alla Bolognese

Traditional ragu of slow braised beef, veal, and pork, grana padano.

$19.00


Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

House made potato gnocchi with fresh mozzarella, basil, San Marzano marinara.

$17.00


Risotto Primavera

Asparagus, truffle, walnut, pecorino.

$22.00


Orecchiette con Salsiccia

“Little ear pasta”, spicy handmade sausage, broccoli rabe, pecorino, California garlic, E.V.O.O.

$19.00


Tortellini alla Vodka

Fresh cheese tortellini, grana padano, vodka, and basil in a pink tomato cream.

$17.00

secondi
Secondi

Fileto di Manzo

Wood grilled 6oz. filet, potato-truffle agnolotti, forest mushrooms, lobster, asparagus, black garlic.

$40.00


Maiale alla Milanese

Pan fried pork cutlet, smoked egg aioli, salad of baby arugula, chicories, heirloom tomatoes, and preserved lemon.

$28.00


Statler Picatta

Baffoni statler chicken, green olives, capers, preserved lemon butter, parsley, croquette.

$26.00


Pollo alla Parmigiana

Pan crisped chicken or veal, mozzarella, San Marzano marinara, served with penne.

$21.00


Vitello alla Parmigiana

Pan crisped chicken or veal, mozzarella, San Marzano marinara, served with penne.

$23.00


The Basta Chop

Crispy milk-fed veal chop, stuffed with prosciutto di Parma and fresh mozzarella, blanketed with lobster cream, wild shrimp, with penne.

$38.00


Salmon

Grilled Faroe Island salmon, fresh lobster, citrus beurre blanc, arugula risotto.

$29.00


Pesce al Pistacchio

Pan-roasted halibut, pistachio crust, corn crema, seasonal tomato, picked herbs.

$32.00


Saltimbocca de Vitello

Milk-fed veal scaloppine, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, sage white wine reduction, potato croquette.

$24.00

desserts
Desserts

Gelato

Selections of handcrafted organic, grass-fed milk gelato.

$9.50


Tiramisu

Layers of lady fingers dipped in espresso and mascarpone zabaglione, with flavors of chocolate, rum, fresh vanilla, cocoa powder.

$9.00


Berries & Cream

Variations of strawberries, white chocolate cremeux, buttermilk shortcake, oat-thyme-pistachio streusel, wildberry sorbet.

$13.00


Cheesecake

Ellie’s famous cheesecake, sorry it’s a secret, imported Italian cherries.

$10.00


Cioccolato

Espresso and chocolate pave cake, raspberry mousse, citrus creme anglaise, mint.

$12.00


Citrus Pot de Creme

Summer citrus and vanilla bean infused custard, torched meringue, candied orange peel.

$11.00

SlicePizza Places in Cranston, RI Basta Italian Restaurant
Price: $$