An historic brick building known locally as the “hardware store” is now home to Skippack's own trattoria, the little Italian café named “Basta Pasta!”
As you walk in the door you’re drawn to the nostalgic red and white checkered tile in the bright, open kitchen. The alluring aromas of tomatoes, peppers, cheese, and fresh basil are also a welcome greeting. A cozy dining area awaits with pressed copper ceilings, checkered tablecloths, and very private, comfortable booths. The whole interior offers a sophisticated, yet warm and "homey" feel - an impressive atmosphere you may not expect from looking at the building's exterior.
The dishes are all creatively presented and all have incredible flavor and balance. Gnocchi Di Ricotta, a house specialty, are hand-rolled ricotta pasta pillows dressed in a mascarpone pomodor blush sauce. Another dish strikes a great balance between sautéed Gulf shrimp and earthy wild mushrooms, all over linguini with a buttery-rich Chardonnay sauce. If pasta isn’t on your mind, try Vittello! One dish features tender veal medallions with parma ham, fresh sage, asiago cheese, and rich demi glaze. And don’t forget the Pizzette! Pizzas here are large, yet thin and crisp. Our high oven temperature allows a perfectly golden, light, airy crust to develop while the toppings caramelize and melt over these explosive gourmet treats.
Whatever dish you chose, you're sure to agree that Basta Pasta! is a real gem.