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Ranked #71 of 13,822 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Midtown
Description: Fine dinning restaurant
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

My fiancée and I travelled over to NYC to get married in August. Along with us, 12 family members/ friends also went over.

As we were getting married we were looking for somewhere to have an evening meal for us and our guests (bearing in mind my wife would be in a wedding dress).

Having looked at an endless amount of restaurants we finally decided on Basso 56, a choice we will never regret!

From start to finish everything was brilliant!

Prior to booking we had numerous email conversations with the restaurant, every time we recieved a response they were very informative and helpful, totally putting us at ease as neither of us had ever even visited NYC, let alone dined out there!

Nothing seemed to be too much of a problem for then and their staff and they were more than happy to accommodate us, even putting on a set menu, with our names and date on the top, which we considered to be going above and beyond our expectations!

The day prior to our meal we called in to drop off cards we had wrote to each of our guests which also doubled as place marks, as well as the seating arrangement, which again was met with a friend smile and can do attitude.

On the evening itself (Tuesday), the restaurant was full, with a great atmosphere, which is exactly what we were looking for, to the point that as we entered (remembering my now wife, was wearing a wedding dress) all the staff and diners gave us a huge round of applause and cheered, it really made our night!

We had our own waiter for the evening who was excellent, very attentive, questions never went unanswered and drinks were always topped up prior to you even realising they needed to be, it was the perfect blend between attentiveness, and giving us enough space. We were told we could stay as long as we wanted and to take our time. The staff even helped out by taking some pictures for us of our group!

Everyone's food arrived on time and, as we normally do, everyone sampled the other dishes and all were fantastic! Starter, main and dessert were all absolutely gorgeous!

All in all I cannot rate Basso 56 high enough, from first contact to paying the bill (a period probably about 4 months long), they were fantastic and really contributed toward making our wedding day what we dreamed of!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Hopey2613
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Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“When in Rome...”
Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at Basso56! Friendly service, yummy food, all rounded off with limoncello and tiramisu at the end. I'm not sure how they did it, but both my husband and I felt like we were back in Rome having dinner. I would strongly recommend reservations, although when we arrived at 6:30, they were able to first seat us at the bar, and then a table soon after. Really close to Central Park, Columbus Circle, etc.

Visited September 2013
Thank Mary T
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Derby, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
353 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Not just the food but the service is spot on!”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Within our stay in New York, Trip Advisor came in handy and brought this little beauty up. We reserved a table online and got a Taxi from the Milford Plaza which was no more than $4.

We were greeted by one of the loveliest girls there who asked us to have a few drinks whilst they prepared the table, we were early.

We sat down and the menu's were presented, along with the specials. Both of our mouth's were watering already.

For starters I had the Mozzarella wrapped it Palma Ham and my other half had the Mozzarella Salad, Mains I had the Linguine with Mushroom and Rebecca had the Swordfish.

From start to finish we were made to feel very welcome, the restaurant had a warm cellar like feel to it with such a warm glow from all members of the staff. I would so recommend this place.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Rhys_Adams_Derby
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Rhode Island
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Run Don't walk to Basso56”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Recently went to Basso56 with our family of 8 adults. We tried a variety of appetizers and pastas, then each enjoyed our own entree. Every morsel of food was delicious; the staff is warm and welcoming and the wine list first rate and reasonable! Would highly recommend and will definitely be going back!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Saltwatergirlri
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Alexandria, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful dinner after a Sunday Matinee”
Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed the well-prepared dishes and little extras offered at dinner. We were staying at the Manhattan Club and had read about this restaurant and it received good reviews from friends. It turned out to be a nice evening away from the touristy places around the theater district. Dinner wasn't rushed and service was very attentive. We were presented with a small plate if delicious olives and a tasty bruschetta while we perused the menu. The grilled calamari appetizer was yummy, a bit chewy, but full of flavor. We were actually asked if we were ready for our entrees rather than having them arrive while we lingered over our appetizers! This contributed to a significantly more pleasant dinner rather than having salads pushed out of the way when the entrees arrived! The striped bass with tiny clams was perfectly prepared in a light sauce with tomatoes and fennel sauce and the veal scallopini was not overcooked, tender, flavorful and with just the right amount of sauce. We will definitely keep this place on our list when we visit NYC again in a few months!

Visited September 2013
1 Thank DeDeDelight
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