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Basso56

234 West 56 Street, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
212-265-2610
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Ranked #26 of 11,623 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $50
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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Westchester County, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We have had the pleasure of eating at Basso56 twice, the last time was for my son's college graduation. On both occasions the food, service and atmosphere were excellent. The chef sends out bruschetta to start you off and it is perfect with a glass of wine. The wine list at Basso56 is extensive and the homemade pastas and seafood... More

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Nyack, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Had a very average meal here on a Saturday evening. The menu should state that all their accompaniments to the main course - whether veal, chicken, fish or lamb - is the same. This evening it was mashed potatoes and spinach. When we asked for potatoes prepared in any other way, the answer was "sorry"; when we asked if there... More

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AZ
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306 reviews 306 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I adore Italian and can't get enough of it when I travel. This was a new restaurant for me. The place is nice, unassuming, in a convenient neighborhood. The service was top-notch. My companion and I shared a starter, then duck and pasta. The duck was really well prepared but there was no interesting side or preparation. The pasta was... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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92 reviews 92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful meal hear on a Saturday night. Everything was excellent: food, atmosphere, service. Scallops and beef Carpaccio appetizers. Pasta entrée was delicious and highly recommend the tiramisu. We also had a great conversation with our server. Highly recommend.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

When we arrived at NY airport someone told us that the Italian Restaurants weren't that good as in Europe. After we used tripadvisor to find an Italian which people seem to like we found Basso56. Even when it was very busy, the waitress offered us the opportunity to eat at the bar. This was the best choice we made that... More

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Yorkshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great Italian, authentic food and very pleasant service . Definitely worth a visit. Lively atmosphere. Good wines.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We found Basso56 in tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. The place is informal but nice, you find people in shorts and well dressed too. THe menu has classical Italian dishes that are very well prepared. We had a spaghetti fruit di mare that was spectacular, one of the best I have had (including Italy) since the freshness and taste... More

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Toronto, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Loved our meal, very well prepared dishes. Service was nice as well. Nothing bad to say, would go again if in the neighbourhood. Reasonably priced for the quality of food. Thanks for a great evening.

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Palm Springs, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great Italian restaurant to go to either before a show or after. Easy walking distance from theaters. Wonderful special dishes and great wine list. This is REAL Italian food! YUM

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Manasquan. NJ
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111 reviews 111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Whether it was the warmth of Paolo's greeting, the attentive and knowledgeable service from Wioletta or the superb cuisine and reasonable prices, Basso56 blew us away. Most restaurants near the Theater District are noisy with tables jammed close together. It was refreshing to be able to hold a normal conversation. The wine list includes many good selections in the $30-40... More

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