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Basso Cafe

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124 New Canaan Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850-2617
203 354 6566
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: An exciting blend of Mediterranean fusion and world flavours has won Basso...
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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  • 15
    Very good
  • 15
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Larger portion sizes needed for the entree'

Thought the food was very good. I had the mussels fir my appetizer and thought is was very good. The portion size was perfect. I had the chicken scarpiello over cavatelli for my entree'. The only thing I didn't like was the portion size. Definitely not worth $26.00. About 5 bite size pieces of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had an outstanding dinner here the other night. The setting was relaxing, lighting very soft. The food compares to the best places in New York. We ordered a few tapa's to start and they were all amazing. I recommend the Grilled Calamari and the Brie Cheese Croquettes! For entree I had the delicious Seafood Linguini, save your bread to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in Norwalk. BYOB and there is a $10 cork fee. It's a bit pricey but you get what you pay for. The food is always wonderful. My favorite is the scallops. They have specials that are always fresh and served perfectly. It's a small place with a comfortable atmosphere. Make a reservation as it can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Bring a bottle of wine and go to Basso. The food is delicious -- a cut above most restaurants in the area. It's a little spicy which we like -- true fusion. It's a small place and can get a bit crowded, but the food has only gotten better and better.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

While the food and service was good, it was pricy for the portions and it is a byo for wine with a corking fee of $10 each bottle. What kills it for all four of us who are here was the excessive noise making it difficult to hold a conversation! I shall not return (nor will the three other diners)!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

The food was just delicious. Everything was well cooked and well plated. I can't wait to go back! FYI it is BYOB.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Thought the food was very good. I had the mussels fir my appetizer and thought is was very good. The portion size was perfect. I had the chicken scarpiello over cavatelli for my entree'. The only thing I didn't like was the portion size. Definitely not worth $26.00. About 5 bite size pieces of chicken (they were cooked perfectly) with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My friends and I have gone here a few times and love that it's BYOB. It's a cozy and inviting atmosphere (especially on a cold winter night) and you can enjoy a leisurely evening of ordering small plates while drinking your own favorite wine. My favorite small plate last night was the dates wrapped in bacon. YUM! The portions are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Very hospitable staff and friendly service. Extensive menu, clear and concise. We ordered a selection of dishes from the starters and mains, a mixture of veg & non-veg, all nicely presented, well made and satisfied the palette All in all a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. Good food, comfortable setting, good service. Highly recommended.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

So much to choose from on this menu. We had the duck breast and the chicken scarp, both well prepared and delicious. The restaurant was crowded and cozy, with a warm vibe. A good place for a group so you can explore the menu a bit more.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We enjoyed bringing our own wonderful bottles of wine to what we had heard was a great place. It is a cozy looking place, and has a nice vibe when you first walk in. Once we sat down,as a large table of 6, the waitress wanted our orders. We held her off for a few minutes as she pushed the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 124 New Canaan Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850-2617
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Norwalk
  • Phone Number: 203 354 6566

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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