Welcome to Basta East Port

Basta EastPort opened in 2000 to offer the first true Italian cuisine on the east side of the Illinois River.  Nestled in EastPort Marina, our guests are welcomed into our charming, cozy bistro with open arms.

Since the beginning, our family is proud to feature our own cleverly created bold blend of Italian recipes served with a perfectly paired glass of wine.  Our restaurant has evolved into Basta Bistro & Grille and we continue to offer each guest who walks through our doors a truly unique dining experience.

Outstanding service and attention to our customers, along with consistently inventive menu, brings customers back with friends and family time and again.

A warm welcome from the Backes family!  We reserved a table just for you!


Bill and Kathy Backes – Owners
Kara Backes Livengood – Chef & Manager

Call for carry out or reservations 309-699-8792