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Pizzeria Basta

Written By Brad English
Monday, 22 November 2010 Photo Gallery


We have just introduced Kelly Whitaker of Pizzeria Basta with his Bel Gioioso Burrata Cheese appetizer in the Instructional section.  Let me just say that this is a recipe you will want to try at home.  I have personally made this 3 times since I returned from the trip.  As Kelly says, he uses whatever he has in season, or on hand.  I have done my versions with Leeks, Scallions and Red Onions and each time it was wonderful.  Here is a little introduction about Kelly’s amazing pizzeria in Boulder, Co.  I hope these pictures do his place justice!

Basta, which means “enough” in Italian, represents the philosophy of our restaurant. We believe that simple, properly prepared food and a good bottle of wine are all you need for a satisfying meal.

“The wood fire oven is our centerpiece. We utilize it to impart unique flavor to the components of our dishes. Pizzeria Basta’s food is the culmination of the talents and passions of many. The people and products that make up Basta are the lifeline of the restaurant. We meet everyone we purchase from. We believe it is important to know and understand the philosophy behind the product.” Kelly Whitaker.

Pizzeria Basta
3601 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO

Chef/Owner: Kelly Whitaker



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