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124 New Canaan Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850-2617
203 354 6566
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 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
JoeRusZ06
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Tallinn
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77 reviews 77 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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58 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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New York
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30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Redding, Connecticut, USA
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234 reviews 234 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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Westport
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98 reviews 98 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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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: Entertaining clients

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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