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Basso Cafe

124 New Canaan Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850-2617
203 354 6566
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Ranked #10 of 328 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
Fairfield, Connecticut
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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Norwalk, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Loved the food and the service. Really was a top of the line restaurant. Went there with a gift certificate that we had received for our anniversary . Only negative was that they wouldn't let us apply the certificate towards the tip--thought that was silly and not right--especially since we would still be paying over the amount of the certificate.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Was driving back from Yale to NJ and was starving, so my bf and I used Yelp to find something nearby as we decided to take the Norwalk exit. This place was conveniently located near our exit and had good reviews, so we thought we'd try it out. PROs: -Location-close to highway exit, convenient -Ambiance- warm and lovely but still... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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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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