Really enjoyed the inventiveReally enjoyed the inventive food & drink at Basso. Once we got past the rudest hostest ever, our server was attentive and the food was delicious. If you are making reservations for a party of 2, please note that Basso will NOT seat you in a booth - even if the restaurant is slow and there are many booths open.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place!The restaurant is in the basement of the other restaurant on the Cheshire property. It is dark and cozy. There is a great big bar with lots of draft beer choices.
The menu is really interesting g. It's Italian but not the same old pasta dishes that you can get from anywhere. I'm really not even an Italian food fan and I LOVE the food at Basso. I've had a pizza, asparagus (a MUST-TRY) calamari, burger, desserts and a couple of daily menu specials and its all been great! The food is fresh, well cooked and nicely presented.
Our waitresses/servers have been very good, as well. They've been very knowledgeable about the menu and drinks (beer). The food comes out fast. It's cooked like you ask. It tastes great.
Make a reservation on weekends.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and...From the manager Drew to the great service from Crystal this restaurant has the front of house down to a science. The chef knows his food and we will be back!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA welcome addition to St LouisBasso is a welcome addition to the St Louis dining scene. We have had both lunch and dinner at Basso. Terrific room. Inventive menu, especially at dinner. The lamb meatballs and polenta were fantastic. Gnocchi was delicious. Only issue was limited parking.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting food and atmosphere!Girls Night out was a lot of fun at this fun new place! The decor is cozy yet modern. It took us a while to decide what to eat because the menu was quite different. Everything we ordered was delicious though! I would definitely go back!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place!Went for lunch with a friend - excellent pizza, pasta and salad. Good wine list by the glass. Service very unassuming, not very personal but efficient enough. Highly recommend. Great venue.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, but week nights for diningThis was my second trip to Basso and my first on a weekend. If you're looking for a hot bar scene, go on weekends; if you want to be able to converse over dinner, go on weeknights. The weekend noise level is beyond "energetic" and we'll into "loud". As for the food, the salume and cheese plates were stellar as were the pasta mafalda and the cacio e pepe. Not so much the gnocchi, which were textureless and way too highly flavored with dill. But the housemade desserts more than compensated.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA great experienceWe had heard a lot of good things about Basso and when we finally made it down there we weren't disappointed. The atmosphere, service and food were all top notch, which is all you can hope for in a dining experience. Zelee was an excellent server, and Chrystal went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. We will definitely be back soon.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFun late night spotGreat spot for a late night dinning with excellent appetizer and beer selections. Service was outstanding; our waiter was both friendly and knowledgeable. First time and we will come back!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was good but not great,Food was good but not great, yet priced as if it were great. One pasta dish in particular was far too salty. And there is the continuing problem of the air conditioning not keeping the larger "bar-side" of the restaurant cool enough. Several staff folks we mentioned this to said they had heard this concerns many times before and had taken it on to management but without results.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreatI absolutely loved it! It was our furst anniversary and complimentary wine was brought to the table as we sat down! I loved the ambiance, decor and overall feel! Every dish was unbelievable!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMleave the kids at homeToo expensive and not kid friendly food but a nice place.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMImpressedAfter reading the first review about Basso, I didn't have great expectations. But, it was very good. We went early so the place was slow. The food was tasty, albeit a bit on the $$$ side for what you get. However, the Steak Florentine and fries was awesome.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFor the younger crowdThis is a very good restaurant and geared to the younger crowd that enjoys loud music and a sports bar atmosphere.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, pleasant ambianceWe went to Basso to celebrate my daughter's law school graduation and it was just perfect. The comfy booth allowed for toasts and reminiscence, the mood was relaxed, yet perfect for celebration, and the service was very personal and competent. We will definitely be back. I would even consider sitting at the bar for small plates and a drink because of the comfort level - which is unusual for me. Kudos, Basso!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA Pleasant SurpriseI'm ashamed to admit that I didn't have high expectations of Basso. I had heard that all the tables surrounded the bar, and that made me fear the place was about drinks and partying, as opposed to good food. What a surprise to find not just the expected well-made cocktails but also a delicious salume plate with warm oiled bread, plus a really superb pasta mafalda with a quite authentic Bolognese sauce. The house-made gelati were a perfect end to my meal. I will definitely be back -- soon!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat CharacterLoved to "basement" atmosphere. Kozy! Great meeting spot!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFinding their placeGreat decor. Wait staff informed but slow. Interesting menu. Would go again.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBest place for pizza.... AlsoBest place for pizza.... Also the appetizers are good enought to make a meal out of.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed our experienceWe really enjoyed our experience at Basso. We were celebrating a couple things (Birthday, engagement) and the staff brought us out an appetizer on the house. The food was excellent, came out hot and was prompt. Our server was pleasant, engaging and knew her stuff. She was attentive, but not over baring. A truly enjoyable experience. The only thing we both would of changed was the TVs in the bar. We found them distracting, as we were sitting in a hightop table next to the bar.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat timeLove this restaurant. Have been there repeatedly and love trying new dishes.The pizza and burgers are great! Love the ahi and beet salads. tried the pasta this time and it was fabulous. Love the warmth and charm....it's a great winter restaurant! Hope they have some outdoor seating for summer. Have introduced this restaurant to many friends nad they've loved it too.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service!This place was DELISH!! My husband and I went to Basso on a Monday evening for his 31st birthday. When the waitress, Amy, asked if we had ever been there before, I told her "No, it was recommended to us for his birthday today". So she said, "Happy Birthday" and let us have a few minutes to look over the menu. She then brought us a surprise champagne toast for his birthday! It was such a lovely gesture. She was very knowledgeable regarding the menu and a very sweet girl. She wasn't lying when she said the mushroom pasta (forgive me as I cannot recall the fancy italian name), certain pizzas and the apps we ate were some of her favorites! The ambiance of Basso was beyond gorgeous. I want to take all of my friends back! Awesome place!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great first experienceWe had a great first experience at Basso. We went for a birthday celebration and they treated us like royalty. Our server, Greg, was so friendly and knowledgeable with the drink and food menu. We will definitely be back as the food, drinks, and service were outstanding. Basso was a perfect place to celebrate!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!! Food was amazingLoved it!! Food was amazing - we will be coming back very shortly!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFun bar sceneVery fun place for the bar crowd. However, it is really, really, really loud. I had pizza with shrimp and spring vegetables. It was okay, I think other menu items were better, just an odd flavor combination. Also, since it's so crowded, even though we had a reservation, they wouldn't let us sit at a booth -- we had to sit at a bar high-top.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience, but on FridayGreat experience, but on Friday and Saturday, if there are only two of you, they will not give you a booth, but a bar top table. We do not like to eat at bar tops, so will probably not go back on the weekend.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVery festive atmosphere, borderingVery festive atmosphere, bordering on noisy on a Satuday night. Pastas were very good, pizzas good and caprese salad with burrata cheese was fabulous. the Italian wine selection is very good. Service was excellent, especially considering how busy they were.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI really enjoyed the experience.I really enjoyed the experience. I think the appetizer menu could be slightly expanded. Overall, a great time. Thanks4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial FindHad another fantastic evening at Bassos. The argula/kale salad and white pizzas are incredible. What a special find in St. Louis.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLots of beers on tap. GreatLots of beers on tap. Great place for a happy hour.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second trip toThis was our second trip to Basso and it was equally good this time. Excellent and creative food, large choice of bar offerings, both mixed and beer. Good but not outstanding service (both times it seemed as though our wait person had too many tables or responsibilities, although "helpers" made it efficient by bringing the dishes. Design is cool!! As are the late night patrons. It was practically empty at 7:30 but full by 8. Two issues: very, very noisy but similar to other hip bars. And the $4 valet "fee" in an area that has little other parking available seems "captive." But overall would certainly return and park on street if possible.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service! TheGreat food and service! The ambiance was great as well. You must try it at least once.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place but very noisy.Great place but very noisy. More like a bar atmosphere.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely fabulous! DuckAbsolutely fabulous! Duck agnoleti has replaced mushroom pasta so now I have a new favorite.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't miss this gemSecond time to visit Basso. We love the food, the atmosphere, the service. In other words this is the place to go. We plan to become regulars!!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe place was very busy butThe place was very busy but we set up or reservation 15 minutes before we got there and were seated within 10 minutes. The staff was very friendly. Our server was very knowledge about the menu.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMClubby downstairs hip settingClubby downstairs hip setting unique in St. Louis. Trendy music a little loud for conversation. Portion sizes were ample to generous Loved the trout and crispy chicken. Good drinks, except for cosmos, which were overly sweet. Nice addition to this location in the city. Would return for bar scene and to try other dishes. Service was spotty, but maybe still working kinks out.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food! Great Service!Great Food! Great Service! But, you cannot hear yourself talk, much less the people you are with. Extremely noisy! I had requested a booth and they sat us at a table. I was disappointed with that.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPost Disptach review not on targetI have no idea what happened the night the Post Dispatch was there, but we had a thoroughly enjoyable experience, great lamb meatballs, great gnocchi, great pastas, nice wine list, and good service, excellent sides of polenta and cauliflower. The carpaccio was good not very good as thought it was a little bland, so no five star today. We got a lesson in grappa from the manager after I asked about it and we did a blind tasting with him, and, of course, picked the most expensive, but best tasting, one out. All in all a fun lively spot with interesting food to eat. We were skeptical after reading the post dispatch review, but we do not agree with it all. Give it a try for a fun lively evening!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is phenomenal! IThe food is phenomenal! I have been here twice, and have recommended this place to everyone I know. If you consider yourself a Foodie - this place is a must!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely love this place!Absolutely love this place! 3rd time in 10 days... Food just gets better & better - but I'm so bummed that the mushroom pasta has been bumped off the list - so sad... but I'll just have to work my way through the rest of the menu.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went here despite the recentWe went here despite the recent review in the Post Dispatch.
Food was fine.2/19/2013 12:00:00 AM