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Basso56

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234 West 56 Street, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019
+1 212-265-2610
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Today
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 911
    Excellent
  • 358
    Very good
  • 111
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tourist friendly restaurant

We dined at Basso56 on a very cold Saturday night. It is a very intimate restaurant perfect for a romantic dinner for two. The server was friendly and checked on us every few minutes (something no one does anymore). What a welcome respite from the usually rude waiters in NYC. The food was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
77girl889
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Sheridan, AR
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1,409 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sheridan, AR
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We dined at Basso56 on a very cold Saturday night. It is a very intimate restaurant perfect for a romantic dinner for two. The server was friendly and checked on us every few minutes (something no one does anymore). What a welcome respite from the usually rude waiters in NYC. The food was absolutely wonderful! We will definitely be back... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant had lovely, well prepared food leaving us nicely warmed up on a very cold Friday night. Very nice cocktails as well.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We are a fantastic meal here last night. I wanted Italian and didn't want to make the trek to Little Italy so we made a reservation and went. Absolutely one of the best meals I had during this trip to New York. First the service. Entering the restaurant, you get a warm welcome and coats are checked. We were almost... More 

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

So I was looking for a place to dine that was close to the show Wicked and I came across Basso while browsing around on TA. it was Feb.13 and I regret not making a reservation for Valentines. Me and my girlfriend LOVED it. The waitress Abresha was FANTASTIC. she recommended a wine for me and it was spot on.... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Actually found this spot on Trip Advisor and since it was rated so high we thought we would give a try when we went up to NYC - thankfully we did because it was incredible. We started with the calamari and two drink specials. The drinks were well balanced and the calamari was done right - lightly breaded and crispy!... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

From the first bite to the last, Basso56 serves up exceptional, authentic Italian cuisine. All three in our party were very happy with their choices. The scallop appetizer was perfectly prepared with a nice balance of flavors, the monkfish special was divine, the orecchiette with sausage and broccoli rabe was robust and comforting, and the tiramisu was.to.die.for. I had roasted... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

NYC the night before Valentines Day and the Friday of a holiday weekend - we made reservations for Basso 56 and it was a great choice! The restaurant feels intimate due to the long narrow size, and the food that follows the setting is superb. We tried one of the specials, an appetizer of soft creamy cheese wrapped in proscuitto... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

There are many Italian restaurants to choose from in New York and we made a good choice with this one. The food was really good and the service was really good also. The only surprise to us was that the restaurant was a little more casual than I expected...

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Yonkers, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We were a party of four having dinner on a Friday night. I chose this place after finding out that they have gluten free pasta. Once I asked the server about this option, she remembered my restriction all night, advised me on all the menu items and even brought me some bruschetta without the bread when she brought a plate... More 

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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

It's my third time at Basso56 and I'm still hungry for more. The food is great and the wine list works well with their menu!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 234 West 56 Street, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-265-2610

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?