Basta Pizza and Pasta Restaurant in Iowa City

Best of the Area 2013

BASTA voted Best Italian Restaurant!

Thank You!


Dine in/Carry out:
121 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240


Open Monday – Sunday
11:00 a.m – 10:00 p.m.

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About Basta

What does Basta mean? Literally translated, basta is Italian for “enough”. It’s used to express when a chef has prepared food exactly right. Not too little. Not too much. Basta!

Who is the chef? Brady McDonald is the Executive Chef of Basta. Bobby Castle is Chef de Cuisine.

What kind of food do you serve? Basta serves modern Italian cuisine, inspired by tradition and local Iowa ingredients. Our pizza is classic Napoli style.

Who operates and owns the restaurant? Basta is owned by Jack Piper and James Adrian, who also own Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack, and Executive Chef/General Manager Brady McDonald.

Is there a dress code? A shirt and maybe something on your bottom.

Are reservations accepted? Yes. We also have cafe tables in the bar area available for walk-ins. Please stop by or give us a call at 319-337-2010 to see if we can accommodate you.

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