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Basso Cafe

124 New Canaan Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850-2617
203 354 6566
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Ranked #14 of 317 Restaurants in Norwalk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: An exciting blend of Mediterranean fusion and world flavours has won Basso Cafe in Norwalk praise from The New York Times. Irresistible homemade pasta creations and tender meat recipes sit alongside flavours of Latin America and the Orient, with a dessert list that is bursting with rich, decadent treats. Diners are welcome to bring their own alcohol for a small corkage fee.
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English first
Norwalk, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Went to Basso Cafe with 6 six adults. Service was excellent as was the food. Highlights for the food: Gaspacho soup/ plaintain appetizer/ sardine appetizer/ lamb two ways entree. Interior is clean and modern, we sat at the window, which was fantastic. BYOB is a huge plus as well.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We have eaten there numerous times, each time was as exciting as the first. A great menu, and always some sumptuous specials. Try the roasted olives, grilled asparagus, calamari and roasted sardine appetizers. The roasted chicken entree and the pork chops are on the regular menu. Specials are often leaning toward southern European cuisine. Great desserts. Come ready to feast.... More

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New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

A gem of a place in New Canaan/Norwalk. Located in an old house, it is easy to miss. We have dined there several times and they are consistently fabulous. We have never been disappointed there regardless of our dining choices. A big plus is BYOB. They do charge a modest corkage fee but it is well worth it ais tou... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The unassuming outside appearance and location of this restaurant deceive...there is a really fabulous chef working in the kitchen. From the herb-flavored oil put on the table to dip good bread into, to the delicious combinations of flavors in the soups, starters, and main courses, plus a terrific finish with an authentic Spanish dessert, this restaurant is a hidden winner.

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connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Went on a recent weekend night…..the servers were attentive, the menu is quite extensive, and the food is very good. The appetizers are fantastic. I would highly recommend that you get many appetizers and just a few entrees. The BYOB is a great feature also……enjoy !

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Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My husband and I live in Norwalk and enjoy many restaurants within the area. Our first visit to Basso was when it had first opened. From what I can remember, we had a good meal but never returned. After an invitation from friends, we recently went back. The food was good, we ordered the scallops and chicken scarpiello. My scallops... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We came for dinner here at the recommendation of friends, looking for a good BYOB spot and have found a new favorite! A $10 corkage fee when we brought 3 bottles of wine was reasonable, especially with the amazing menu choices, none of which disappointed. As a sardine lover I had to have the braised sardine appetizer - fantastic. Others... More

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We were 75 miles from home and read about this place on line. Being a BYOB it really appealed to us. Great flavors and food choices. Tables and chairs are a bit tight however you quickly forget this when the food starts arriving. The steak entre was outstanding along with the asparagus soup. The desserts are all homemade and some... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Sometimes in life we forget those who are closest to us, restaurants can suffer the same fate. Basso Cafe is a great neighborhood eatery. It is a BYOB establishment, not because it is lacking in sophistication, but because it is small and intimate. Renato is a stickler for detail, a perfectionist with a passion for great things. We live just... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The Service, Atmosphere, and Food is spectacular; our server was well versed in the menu, The cheese plate was fantastic! I haven't had such wonderful cheese since my France trip I recommend you indulge in multiple courses or tapas to have the full experience. Plus is B.Y.O. I cant wait to come back. Kudos to the chef for such a... More

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