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124 New Canaan Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850-2617
203 354 6566
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Ranked #14 of 338 Restaurants in Norwalk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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73 reviews 73 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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Redding, Connecticut, USA
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206 reviews 206 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This place is a bit hidden - I have worked in Norwalk for years and didn't know it existed until the other night. Glad I found it because I will be going back. The place is BYOB so our party of 6 brought with us plenty of yummy wine and settled in for a fun evening of good friends and... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I have enjoyed Basso Café many times, always promising to write review, but thereafter forgetting. I usually never have the time to write comments about restaurants but I must say that this place really deserves positive publicity and glory. During my last visit I enjoyed grilled Asparagus with truffles as an "entrée". I admit this is the best manner you... More 

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Norwalk CT
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My husband & I went to Basso Cafe because we received a gift certificate. The food was superb, the atmosphere cozy and the service was excellent. We were disappointed to learn that it was BYOB and there was a $10.00 uncorking fee. We did not know this and did not bring wine To have with our meal. We were equally... More 

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84 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Cozy and intimate restaurant with an extensive menu and attentive service. BYOB to boot (in CT)! What's not to like??? The bill!! Even without drinks ($10 corkage fee notwithstanding), our bill for 2 appetizers and 2 entrees were $120 without tip. My husband's trout entree alone was $40! I ordered the duck entrée and at $31, I expected a little... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Second visit to this bistro like restaurant guaranteed we will return yet again. Diverse menu is supplemented by specials. No one in our group was disappointed. Tapas of roasted cauliflower, empanadas , cheese and meat plate and arepas were all good. Main dishes of Lamb two ways with pea risotto, seafood linguine, and pappardelle with lamb ragu all delicious. And... More 

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Connecticut shore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Tried Basso for lunch with friends on recommendation from a wine merchant. So happy we did. We were the only table occupied when we were there. We had four different panini and shared. Each was wonderful, golden crisp, with wonderful fresh flavors. Next trip to Norwalk, we will plan our timing to be there for dinner.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Have eaten here with my family and also with my wife as a couple. The place is beautiful inside. They also have outside seating lit by torches. The food is excellent and the presentation is perfect. The staff is wonderful. A very nice quiet and romantic place.

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Additional Information about Basso Cafe

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

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