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Basso Cafe Restaurant & Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner
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Soup of the Day
Arepas
Two​ large filled arepas of your choice served with small salad.
PANINI​
Chicken and Gouda
Grilled chicken, smoked gouda cheese, caramelized onions and chipotle mayonnaise on ciabatta bread.
Caprese
Tomatoe s, mozzarella and basil pesto on ciabatta bread.
Broccoli Rabe
Broccoli rabe, with provolone cheese and hot cherry peppers on rosemary foccacia.
Italian Stallion
Salami,​ pepperoni, cappicole, mortadella, provolone and italian dressing.
Prosciutto Di Parma
Prosciutto di parma aged 24 months, fresh figs and brie cheese.
Portobella
Portobello mushrooms goat cheese and black truffle oil
Mortadella
Imported pistachio mortadella, provolone and roasted pepper with dijon mustard.
Special panini, wraps and salads available every day! !
Custom Panini or Wrap
Choose any four ingredients to create a custom panini or wrap.
WRAPS​
Avocado Chicken
Avocado and chicken tossed with mayo, cilantro and scallions.
Veggie Mediterranean
Chickpeas humus, cucumbers, mixed greens, mozzarella and basil.
Chicken Caesar
Grilled chicken breast, romaine lettuce and caesar dressing.
Portobello
Marinated portobello mushrooms, goat cheese, and tomatoes, mixed green and sun-dried tomato spread.
SALADS​
Beet Salad
Mesclun greens with roasted beets, gorgonzola cheese with candied walnuts, dijon dressing.
Basso Salad
Boston lettuce, seedless grapes, walnuts and goat cheese with lemon-soy vinaigrette.
Mediterranean Salad
Crispy​ romaine and radicchio tossed with tomatoes, olives, fresh buffalo mozzarella and italian vinaigrette.
Caesar Salad
With herb croutons and shaved parmesan.
Lobster Salad
Fresh maine lobster salad with avocado, endives and heart the palm served with grilled italian bread.
COFFEE AND BEVERAGES​
Espresso
Doppio
Espresso Machiato with Foamed Milk
Cappuccino
Latte
American Coffee
American Coffee Decaffeinated
Hot Chocolate
Tea Chamomile, Green Tea
Smoothies /Blend of Fruit
APPETIZER AND ENTREES​
SOUP​
Soup of the Day
Mozzarella and Bacon
Wrapped mozzarella with bacon drizzled with apricot mustard caramel vinaigrette.
Fritelle Di Carciofi
Batter deep fried fresh artichokes with pecorino romano, lemon and basil.
Refried black beans and white cheese.
Arepas
Two authentic venezuelan corn cakes stuffed with avocado chicken salad.
Mussels Alla Diavola
Cultivated steamed mussels in white wine and tomato sauce with a touch of red hot pepper flakes.
Chicken Empanadas
Pulled​ chicken and sofrito pastry shell turnovers.
Beef Empanadas
Certified​ angus ground beef crispy empanadas served with a light spicy tomato sauce.
Bruschetta Di Parma
Prosciutto di parma aged 24 months, roasted peppers and fresh mozzarella over sun dried tomato spread crostini.
Grilled Asparagus
Drizzled with picini mushroom vinaigrette and sea salt
ENTREES​
Steak Martin Fierro
Grilled​ prime sirloin steak served with summer grilled vegetables and chimichurri sauce
Melanzane Alla Parmigiana
Traditional napoletanan eggplant parmesan.
Lobster Saffron Risotto Sicilian Style
Poached fresh maine lobster and saffron risotto with brandy sauce.
Home Made Gnocchi
Home made gnocchi with creamy shitake mushroom sauce drizzled with a month old white truffle oil.
Seafood Linguini
Served al dente linguini pasta tossed with calamari, mussels, clams, and shrimp in tomato-white wine sauce.
Cavatelli Chicken Scarpariello
Cavatelli pasta tossed with boneless chicken in hot cherry peppers, white wine and fresh lemon sauce.
DESSERTS​
Tiramisu
Savoiardi dipped in espresso and rum, layered with a whipped mascarpone, and topped with bittersweet chocolate.
Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
Topped​ with vanilla ice cream and served with strawberries and fresh whipped cream.
Berry Napoleon
Fresh​ berries, lemon tuiles and lemon cream.
Coconut Flan
Mocha Semifreddo
Tres Leches
Vanilla cake soaked in three kinds of milk drizzled with caramel
Vanilla
Ginger
Lemon
Mango
About
An exciting blend of Mediterranean fusion and world flavours has won Basso Cafe Restaurant & Bar in Norwalk praise from The New York Times. Irresistible homemade pasta creations and tender meat recipes sit alongside flavours of Latin America and the Orient, with a dessert list that is bursting with rich, decadent treats. The full Bar offers a great handpicked selections of wine as well as crafted cocktails and beer.
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $25
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish
FEATURES
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had not been to Basso in several years but our return visit was enjoyable. Friendly service, an interesting and price friendly wine selection coupled with chef driven food makes for an enjoyable meal. The special gazpacho was excellent, the tuna and mango starter was...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank tdcCT
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went and conquered....nothing special here. The location is cute, music can be a bit too loud, service was okay. Food is okay. Reviews here are 4-5 stars for the food and it makes me wonder if people truly know what good food is. The...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank ExpTraveler203
Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

This unassuming building a dozen years ago housed a simple retail store. In the time since the owner has transformed the ambience into a relaxed and comfortable restaurant with really good food. We started with the sautéed brussel sprouts had went into a special- halibut...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 501fredk
Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

This is a fabulous local restaurant with lots of unique style. The decor is adorable, very good food and great wines. The salad was amazing!!!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank northernlights40
Reviewed March 17, 2019

Dined as a party of six on a Saturday night and everyone was very pleased with the quality of food and the range of choices. Basso describes itself s Mediterranean and Latin Fusion. Two of us had the sea bass special, which was excellent. Others...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Charles S
Reviewed March 9, 2019

Ate here with 4 people, the amount of food for the price is a joke! Expensive and at the very least just OK, just eat before you go and you should be fine, I wouldn't return

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ntpinc1234
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

I had been to Basso one time many years ago and have been trying to get back. This V-Day it was a great choice. Place was hopping, vibe was very cool, service was very attentive even on a very busy night, and most importantly food...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank BeachTravelerRBH
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Used to love this place, but I had a horrific restaurant experience here 2 years ago and didn't come back until last weekend. Thank goodness I tried again. Excellent! Although it always seems a bit cramped (they should lose the one 2 seat hi-top for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Larry W
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

Kind of a Spanish fusion but everything was excellent. Pella was very good. Rice was excellent. Only issue... They don't have Manzanilla Sherry. Will come back Gerrardo is an excellent waiter

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kort W
Reviewed January 2, 2019

I have eaten there several times and continue to be impressed with the menu. You cannot go wrong choosing from the daily specials, or even from their limited menu. Everything is prepared fresh, and the service is excellent. I have tried the Dorado (whole), black...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Response from Frank D | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your interest in our menu and restaurant. Our prices range from $6-15 for appetizers/tapas and entrees range from $18-38. We only use the freshest, organic ingredients, locally sourced dairy and... More
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