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Basso56

234 West 56 Street, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
+1 212-265-2610
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Ranked #30 of 11,579 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 - 2:45 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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Dublin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

the food was fab! Very authentic Italian. Staff very friendly and accomadating , they do share plates too. If you want a true Italian experience in New York this is your place. Would go back again and again! atmosphere amazing. Very good value.

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Bayville, New Jersey
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185 reviews 185 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is rated a top restaurant in NY and as far as our experience, it is deserved. The food was delicious, the appetizers super, especially the scallops. The bolognese very good, they made us an appetizer portion. I had the beef shoulder that was cooked for 6 hrs, excellent as was the sauce.The mahi was great also. Our server was... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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86 reviews 86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Basso56 is our go to restaurant in the city. We never come to New York without a reservation to enjoy chef/owner Paolo Catini's food. Our recent visit with friends was no exception. We had four days of excellent restaurants in the city but we all agreed that our meal at Basso56 was the standout. To begin there was a Burrata... More

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Weston, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

As soon as we saw the container of homemade sangria we knew trip advisor had not let us down again. The sangria was phenomenal, the service was impeccable starting at the bar and then at the table. The food came quick and you never had to look around for water, bread, silverware etc. they were right on top of it,... More

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Lugano, Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Such a great spot for an informal lunch, great Italian food, great service and even better prices! Absolutely a must for anyone looking for a good lunch place in Midtown

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Toledo, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This was the first place we went to when we arrived. We immediately felt welcome. A lot of times we get treated badly at restaurants for being younger but this was not at al the case. Our waiter (who may have been the owner or manager) was superb. We did the lunch special and our appetizers were filling and delicious.... More

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Hong Kong, China
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

We made reservations for an early supper and would recommend this as the restaurant was already full by 5:30 pm. The food was delicious. I had grilled squid - a very generous portion followed by spaghetti with a lambe based ragu. Other dishes included lobster parcels - beautifully presented and full of flavour and pasta with seafood. The standard of... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The food was great, the menu was extensive with many items you see only in Italy. The chef was from Italy. Other family members were servers, hosts. Service was great.

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Been their several times and liked.....not this time. Veal not good...tired of spinach and mashed taters. Even appetizer not up to snuff. My friends said same thing. SERVICE ...great. Gotta think about it next time.

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Manchester
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

It's been 2 years since we visited and it has retained its high standard of service, delicious food and friendly atmosphere. In a world of restaurant fads and rapid business changes it is reassuring that this is not just surviving but maintaining its consistency. Long may it rule as an excellent Italian restaurant we will seek out when visiting our... More

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