Friday, January 15, 2016

Update: Basta Pasta in North Quincy May Be Replaced by Apartments; A Move Is Possible

[Ed note: This article was updated several times to reflect new information given, including the possibility that the restaurant could move (though this now seems unlikely).]

It looks like the future of an Italian restaurant just south of the Boston line may be in question.

According to an article in the Patriot Ledger, a proposal to tear down Basta Pasta in North Quincy and replace it with a four-story apartment building is apparently going to be looked at by the city later this month, and it appears that the owner of the Hancock Street dining spot (Bledar Huxhallari) is also behind the plans for the apartments. The eatery first opened in 2009, replacing another restaurant called Tullio's; another location of Basta Pasta--which is the original--can be found on Western Avenue in the Cambridgeport section of Cambridge. (Huxhallari also operates a third place called Buco Trattoria, which is located on Summer Street in Boston's Fort Point neighborhood.)

The article for the North Quincy location of Basta Pasta is 150 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA, 02171. The website for both locations is at:

[February 28 update: A check on the place indicates that Basta Pasta has shut down, though it is not yet known if it will be demolished to make way for an apartment building.]

[November 23 update: The Patriot Ledger mentions that the people behind the now-closed Basta Pasta in North Quincy are hoping to find a new space in the neighborhood, but they apparently need to find a new location quickly, as they have to file paperwork by the end of the month in order to renew their liquor license--and there needs to be an address for the license.]

[December 28 update: Hopes for a new location of Basta Pasta in North Quincy seem to have been dashed, as Wicked Local Quincy reports that the city licensing board has voted to take away its license. (The article says that the owners didn't show up for the board meeting and the board voted "with little discussion" to cancel the license.)]

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[Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Pasta Dishes from Restaurants in the Boston Area and Beyond]

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