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Pasta Basta

8 Rechov Tut | Mahane Yehuda Market "The Shuk", Jerusalem, Israel
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh pasta” (11 reviews)
“fettuccine” (2 reviews)
“lentil soup” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Kosher, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
8 Rechov Tut | Mahane Yehuda Market "The Shuk", Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Most of the spageti is served al-dante and you have to aske them to cook it all the way. The prices are not that cheap, especially if you ask to add ingridiants to the dish (cheese, peppers...). As for taste, it's mediocre but the portions...More

Thank nearfatal12
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This small restaurant is located in the heart of the Mahane Yehuda market. The market has undergone (and is still in the process of) a cultural transformation, and at night, when the vegetable stands close, it becomes one of the hippest, coolest places in Jerusalem:...More

Thank tour12tour34
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Well-prepared pasta dishes with tasty and fresh toppings. Also quite affordable in Jerusalem-scale. The atmosphere was constantly busy and bit disorganized, but that's part of the charm.

Thank Martti J
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is one of the many little restaurants in the Machane Yehuda market in downtown Jerusalem. It's almost always very very busy. You order at the cashier (she is charming) and then take a seat. The menu is like a diagram: First you choose the...More

Thank M V
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Tasty, fast, reasonable price. Let me taste the beer before I committed. Brought us hot mint tea, complimentary. They could not control the raw weather but made the evening a little bit warmer with food and service.

1  Thank SleepyLaurie
Reviewed 9 November 2016

A tiny restaurant in the heart of the Machane Yehuda market- offering just pasta but that pasta is really something to write home about . Fresh , with large variety of sauce with fresh ingredients !!

1  Thank Elizur
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

The place is more american based than Italian. I asked for a glass of wine. So the girl at the stand poured it on a thick lemonade glass. It was not fresh. Probably sat on fridge for many days. The pasta is average. Like a...More

1  Thank satamar
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Very fresh and tasty pasta. The service ia good- 5 min till we got our order!! Really recommended!!!

1  Thank VicKy_6655
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Great place, very good food, low price high quality. Nice area. I ate the 4 cheese dish, it was the best dish i ate.

Thank Astar H
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a nice place to have a light meal. Its not for a main meal. more of a snack light lunch or dinner.

Thank satamar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Rechov Tut | Mahane Yehuda Market "The Shuk", Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
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Located in the Machane Yehuda open air market in Jerusalem
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