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234 West 56 Street, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
+1 212-265-2610
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Ranked #28 of 11,583 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $50
Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

What a fantastic place. It's just a few steps form Times Square and has a wonderful atmosphere and excellent food. For an added treat, get a table by the kitchen and watch the magic happen. We had veal Marsala that was about as good as it gets. The sauce was quite nice indeed. Make use to get reservations as it... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

It is always such a chore to find consistently good food close to Carnegie Hall. Once you have parked the car, a restaurant with walking distance of Carnegie is a blessing. Basso 56 makes the grade in every way AND is has fresh, reasonably priced food served with style and grace. The four of us had different dishes and appetizers.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I visited this place already twice. This place never disappoints. I am Italian and know what is good authentic Italian food. I was here once for lunch and one for dinner and both times were offered very delicious set menu with three course Italian meals. Great customer service and delicious food for a great price. I plan to come to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Just a few blocks from Central Park was this hotel...excellent salad and pasta, good veal...and reasonably priced wine. Setting was ok...nothing fancy...but for where it was located a great value

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Blacksburg, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

My sister and I enjoyed a very good meal here after schlepping all over Manhattan. We both ordered a pasta dish. I got the bolognese and she got the wild boar ragu. Both were very good with a rich, well developed flavor you would expect. The wine list was extensive and very reasonably priced. The service was spot on. Our... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Visited on our first night in NYC having booked a table based on these reviews. Service was good and the food even better. Good portions, very flavoursome. We heard a local on the table next to is that this was where all the locals come for good traditional food. Would definitely visit again.

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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We went in for drinks and a bite to eat. Chic atmosphere and 2 tapas with a bottle of wine. Perfect! Paulo was delightful and charming~ the commodore. He kept his eye on the crowd and made sure everyone was attended to. He generously topped off our wine glasses when we emptied the bottle. Bravo!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Recommended by concierge at our hotel who also made our reservation. Had fried calamari with fresh tomato sauce. Trust me you ate every drop! For entree, I had rigatoni with bolognese sauce. OMG best meat sauce ever. My husband had ravioli which was good but mine was better. Crime brûlée for dessert. Great food good service. Definite must try in... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Small but cozy place. Very attentive staff. Delicious food, we had fish (sea bass) and steak , all done perfectly. A bit boring desserts, no surprise. Overall good value.

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I only say that because in NYC with so many wonderful restaurants its tough to go back to the same place. But if its really good.....like Basso56, we might just have to! When you look in the window down into the restaurant, you're seeing all the seating...so its tight and can get somewhat loud, but the smells and atmosphere makes... More

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