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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 #22 of 11,840 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $50
Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood:
Midtown
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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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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Too pricey for what you get. Stepping down to the restaurant with someone with a cane is a challenge. Food ok not great, service ok not great. No price value to the menu items.

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Lake Grove, NY
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This is a gem for lunch. The prix-fixed three course is an outstanding bargain. We ordered gluten-free meal of grilled to perfection octopus, mussels, Branzino and peas and mushroom GF pasta. Each course was great! The service was very professional yet personal with special attention given to our GF choices. Wiolleta was our server. The wine list is outstanding. All... More 

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Washington DC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Food was great, service was excellent. Ambiance is very laid back, reminds me of a neighborhood restaurant in Europe.

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Surrey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited in 2010 and decided to return. On a 4 night trip we had two nights at this venue. The first night I had the Sea Food pasta and the freshness and depth of flavour is something that is often missing, not at Basso 56. Second visit I chose the meat ball again the depth of flavour unbelievable. There were... More 

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Baltimore
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Le sigh... I wanted to love this restaurant. I did so much research to find the perfect dinner spot near the Theater District. I read tons of Yelp reviews, went on TripAdvsor, and OpenTable! I thought I'd found a winner when I came across Basso 56 after resigning to go to Balthazar, even though it wasn't as close to the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Me & my fiancee attended here with only 10 minutes left until the kitchen closed (wasn't aware of the time) We were both warmly welcomed & didn't feel rushed to order (although we only had 10 minutes) Service was excellent as was the food. Perfect night to have for our last night in NYC.

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Wrexham, North Wales
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

If you want delicious food, fab service, lovely cozy atmosphere - then this is the place for you! We ate here towards the end of our trip and if we would have gone earlier in the trip we would have gone back a second time, without doubt. My new fav restaurant in the city! Cannot wait to go back...

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Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We've gone to this restaurant several times on our trips to NYC. I love it. The staff is great. Variety and creativeness in the menu. Good meals, fun desserts, very nice wine list. Lively place. Seems popular with locals

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New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Went for dinner last night with my family. It was quite a pleasant experience overall. Got last minute reservations for seven people. Seating, order-taking was quick, polite and efficient. Food- 4.5 stars , the deduction of half a point was for the bread. It was ordinary and not warm either. They did give us complimentary bruschetta and olive which were... More 

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Fetcham Surrey
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5 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

this was our 2nd visit having been for my 40th when we visited in 2010 This time my daughters 18th The food is superb, the service 2nd to none The wild board pasta is unbelievable in fact we all had pasta dishes - homemade and very reasonably priced We were only here for 4 nights and spent two in their... More 

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Additional Information about Basso56

Address: 234 West 56 Street, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: +1 212-265-2610
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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