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Basso Cafe

124 New Canaan Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850-2617
203 354 6566
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Ranked #22 of 308 restaurants in Norwalk
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Fairfield, Connecticut
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 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
1 review
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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connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Went with four people recently (first time there).......i was hoping that we would be adding a new place to our "list" of favorites. Bottom line---- friendly servers , good food (not great ), tables are stacked too close to one another and getting to your table can be an adventure, way too loud. We were hoping to look forward to... More

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Wilton, CT
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We have dined at this restaurant by ourselves, with friends and with our kids from NYC and it is consistently excellent and enjoyed by everyone of all ages. From the street it doesn't look like much but once inside the atmosphere is contemporary, sophisticated and comfortable, the menu items are creative and appropriately priced, the service is always attentive and... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We had a very nice pre show Friday night dinner experience! Both of us had fish and both agreed that the food was very well prepared. I'd recommend it as a very nice spot for a Friday night out. The ambiance is good ... Not great but the best part of the deal is BYOB. Only $10 corkage!

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Stamford, Connecticut
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Last Wednesday night my friends took me to Basso Cafe for the first time. They had been there many times before and said it had great Zagat ratings. We knew it was BYOB which is very convenient. The ambiance is very sophisticated yet casual. The restaurant has a cozy feel to it, everything from the music to the paintings. The... More

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Plainview, NY
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77 reviews 77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

My boyfriend and I happened upon this restaurant last year and were immediately infatuated with it. We came back again in February and had another fantastic meal and superb service. So maybe we were pushing out luck expecting our third visit to be as charmed... The main menu has not changed, and I was looking forward to the chicken scarpariello... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We were a group of food and wine lovers and, while we supplied the wine, the food we ordered was outstanding! Our server, Adriana, was a delight and was very accommodating. We brought several bottles of wine and she kept us supplied with fresh glasses, always with a smile on her face. Her menu recommendations were spot on. The tapas... More

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