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234 West 56 Street, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #31 of 11,648 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $50
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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1,254 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We were a party of 8 and reserved a table well in advance of our first trip to the city. We're so glad we did as Basso was the dining highlight of our stay. Great service and good portions of superb food of which the filet mignons were especially memorable. Highly recommended.

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Wainfleet, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I was disappointed. This restaurant had really good ratings but I felt like a nobody. We arrived early for our reservation and had a drink at the bar. We asked if they could accommodate us early if possible and were told they would do what they could. While we sat at the bar people came in without reservations and were... More

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San Francisco, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Wow. The lamb ragu and the creamy fettuccine were big hits. The service was perfect. Really enjoyed coming back to one of our favorite reliably good restaurants in New York.

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Sharon, Connecticut
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This was our second time visiting Basso56 for lunch. The service is excellent, the menu has great variety and the specials are interesting. We had the price fix lunch which included an appetizer, entree and soft drink. Food was well prepared and they offer a variety of Italian wines.

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Saddle River, New Jersey
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104 reviews 104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Basso 56 is conveniently located a few blocks away from Lincoln Center. We were a party of six with a reservation, and though we arrived a bit late, our table was waiting for us. Not always the case in many restaurants on a busy Saturday night. The restaurant was full. We shared appetizers, salads and burata mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto.... More

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Forest Hills, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My mother, brother and I ate at Basso56 Thursday evening, an early (6pm) pre-theatre dinner. We've been trying restaurants around the theatre district and agreed that this was one of the best. I made a reservation easily online through OpenTable, accessible through the restaurant web site. We were seated promptly, with a smile. I was afraid that the place would... More

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Located at 234 west 56th street,it's within walking distance of theaters and shopping. The service is wonderful and the cuisine is Italian-good Italian.Have the veal,which is GREAT OR ANY OF THE RAVIOLIS. Suggest you call for reservations.(212-265-2610). We checked out the place on line and liked what we saw. They've been open only a short time. It is truly a... More

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Edmonton, Alberta Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is our second visit & made a reservation through open table for a Sunday afternoon after the theatre - we were one of the first to arrive but thirty minutes later the placed was packed. Good food, excellent service and just an all around fabulous restaurant - best Italian ever. Hope to be back soon.

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Hollywood, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Ask for Alfredo! He served us very well. My wife ordered the duck made with an aged balsamic vinegar reduction and fig. I had the risotto with seafood. Unbelievably, there seems to be more seafood than risotto! The chef is from Abruzzo in Italy and many of the dishes exemplify that area. Oh, I almost forgot, we shared a pan... More

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Chicago, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

I ate here about 5 years ago when Basso56 was rated #1 on tripadvisor. We loved it so much we ate there two nights in a row. 5 years later I would have eaten here two nights in a row again if my schedule allowed. Good or bad, the menu hasn't really changed, in fact I think some of the... More

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