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234 W 56th St, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-4302
+1 212-265-2610
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at Basso56. This is an authentic Italian restaurant with many homemade pastas. It is a small space with attentive staff. Our Uber driver was late picking us up so we were 30 minutes late for our reservation and when I called to let them know they were kind enough to hold our reservation. Since every... More 

Thank Sally L
Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had reservations a a French Bisto but were bumped the day before. Needed to be in this area and Basso56 came up on Trip Advisor with good to very good reviews. Reasonably priced but very good wine was offered by the glass and the Negroni was exceptional. Service , from start to finish was attentive, personal and spot on.... More 

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had dinner prior to a show at Basso56. The food was good, but a bit pricy. It wasn't the main dishes that bothered me, but certain extras. Although the mashed potatoes were good with the Chicken Parm, I asked if it was possible to get pasta instead. She told me it would be an additional $8.50. That is excessive!... More 

Thank Carol G
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This summer I ate at Bosso56, it was recommended as a reasonable restaurant. The food is fresh and homemade. The pasta is fabulous, each dish is carefully assembled and presented with an attractive garnish. The meal begins with tasty olives soaking in oil and delicious bread to stave off hunger while your food is being prepared. This is my second... More 

Thank sararose0409
Saint-Tropez, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stepped in with 2 other colleagues between 2 meetings and ordered the Prix Fixe Lunch. Great Standards and nie recommendations of the day, Friendly staff and the food ist great.

Thank Sachs_Gunter
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We like Italian food and whilst in New York on a trip decided to try some of the midtown restaurants. We tried Basso56 as the menu contained a good number of staple Italian dishes that we recognised from trips to Italy. We were not disappointed on our first visit and liked it so much we went there again a few... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Basso56 was hopping on a Monday night - a very good sign! There are homemade pasta options, homemade meatballs, a variety of salads, entrees and desserts. Mahelia gave expert and efficient service with a smile. We were each pleased with our salads and entrees - artichoke, beet, and arugula salads and homemade spaghetti with homemade meatballs, lobster crepes, and... More 

Thank Mark W
Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

"Love this little place!" the lady at the table next to ours said when leaving. And indeed it is a lovable place. Service was great (thanks Wally!) and the dishes...oh dear lord!...so yummy! So perfectly cooked! The panna cotta is to die for! Definitely would visit again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

A little italian retaurant close to Broadway theatres. I would sugget the Burrata with prosciuto as starter: delicious!! The fish and pastas were very good.

1 Thank bahiabrazil
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

We came in to NYC to see a couple of shows during 2 for 1 week and we were looking for a restaurant near 54th. We found Basso56 on tripadvisor with very good reviews and decided to give it a try. We were glad we made a reservation because, although we had an early dinner in mind, the place quickly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 W 56th St, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-4302
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-265-2610
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