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About Basso

Basso is a sleek and exciting basement pub with an Italian accent and a playful attitude. Its creative mix of elements results in an intimate dining experience that is truly a feast for the senses. Basso's menu has all of the hallmarks of a traditional gastro pub with wood-fired pizzas, innovative small plates, 32 beers on tap and a host of Italian wines.

7036 Clayton Ave
St. Louis, MO 63117
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday: 4 pm – 1 am
Full menu available until 10 pm, late night menu available until closing

Friday - Saturday: 4 pm - 1 am
Full menu available until 11 pm, late night menu available until closing

Sunday: 4pm - 9 pm
Full menu available all day

Cross Street:
Skinker Rd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(314) 932-7820

Website:
http://www.basso-stl.com/

Parking Details:
Self parking is available on the surface lot. We also offer complimentary valet.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Basso Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Romantic (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Authentic (5)
Business Meals (5)
Great Beer (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
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Tasting Menu (2)
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Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 2 days ago

While the ambiance was very good, and our waiter excellent in knowledge and personality, the food was a disappointment. The fries that came with one meal were soggy and two other meals, both of which were pasta, were inedible. Extremely “starchy in taste”, as if not rinsed and swimming in oil. While my party may come back for drinks and conversation eventually, I doubt whether we will sample the food again.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

They didn’t make me feel bad because my steak was too rare they swooped it right up and brought me another to my liking with no judgement.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

Fast, Friendly Service and Food Good. Small menu was only downside.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great place!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great Food. Great place. The temperature is a little warm due to the gas lighting.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed the evening. We had a date night and decided to have quiet dinner before the movie.The server was great. The food was delicious . Parking is a little rough. Basso was pretty busy and the Inn was also busy that night. I understand parking is hit or miss. Valet parking is an option.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I have been to Basso many time. The bar is large and good for drinks and eating. The two of us split three appetizers: brussel sprouts with pancetta, roasted cauliflower, fried meatballs. It was more than enough food.

The biggest challenge was that we had a hard time hearing. It is a lot of people in a small space, and the music was very loud. It won't stop us from going back. I just thought folks might want to know.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The server forgot to put our appetizer order in. Pizza was so-so. Salad was very good.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent meal and service! I had the Tortiglione alla Vodka and Fire Roasted Brussel Sprouts. Both were very flavorful and cooked to perfection.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 12, 2018

It was Friday night and Basso was so crowded the parking lot was full. The hostess worked to seat us early. The waiter, Justin, greeted us with a bright smile. The shishito peppers were excellent, the beer was cold, and the pizza was perfect. But it was just too noisy to be comfortable. We won't be back.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Had a reservation for 7:15, but we were running late. I called to let them know and the woman I spoke with was very nice and moved our reservation back to 7:30. We were promptly seated upon arrival. Our server, Justin, was fabulous along with the food and drinks I cannot wait to visit again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was adequate. Signature pasta dish was less than stellar. Ambiance was fine.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food is fantastic, but the service was the worst I’ve ever had. So bad, that I will never return, despite the great meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went with a large group for New Year's Eve. Sat right by the large wood burning fireplace and kitchen, so it was nice and warm despite the bitter cold outside. The ambiance feels like you're descending into a hip speakeasy. Menu isn't extensive, but everyone ate different meals and were happy with their selections. Free valet parking was an extra plus because of the cold.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Casual, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great fun place, but noisy! Great date place, casual and relaxing too

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Always great personable service. Delicious food and a beautiful woody atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fun, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Service was great. Always love the food and the value is good

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our server, Justin was great! The hostess didn’t see our reservation at first. We waited while she looked for it and then said “my bad”, I found it! That was a turn off to me. Thank goodness we had Justin!

Tags: Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Vibrant and energetic. All the dishes we tried were great, but the pizza I thought was only mediocre/ok. Wait-staff were great!

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Food was good. Service was good. Noise level was 90+ decibels (I had an app for that LOL). Too loud for conversation. The basement bisto/pub has so many hard surfaces that the sound just amplifies. Too bad. Won't be going back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Basso has a limited menu but some nice offerings and everything we have had there is good! Nice drink selection and great atmosphere!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We have always enjoyed Basso, but on Saturday evening our food arrived about 10 minutes later than the other couple with whom we were dining. We ordered a burger and it was pretty over cooked.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The service was very well & the staf was nice &

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Our waitress Cat makes the experience so great.
The food is terrific and it’s a comfortable place for us to have a delicious, easy and affordable
dinner. Great spur of the moment when cooking
Is too much of an ordeal.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always love the food but, the service is a bit chaotic and it can be extremely loud. I recommend sitting towards the front of the restaurant and asking for ‘the donald’ pizza... SO GOOD.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great Place. Great food. Excellent service

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Outstanding food and service. The cocktails were excellent.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Food was outstanding, the selections are somewhat limited, but everything we ordered was excellently prepared and visually pleasing. The service was prompt and the server very friendly and helpful. the atmosphere was very energetic, but at the same time, cozy enough to enjoy a conversation with the accompanying guests. While it seemed a little loud to me (old age), Basso is definitely a "people watching" place as it has a great bar scene. I've been there for lunches, happy hours and dinners and have never been disappointed. It is a St. Louis "GEM."

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was not how we remembered. It was not as good. Our server was very slow and we were constantly lookin for her.......and the resteraunt was not full. Very disappointed!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very nice room and bar. Great atmosphere but service was a little unfriendly and food has declined since the last time we visited. Good for a drink and a pizza but the pasta and the rest needs improvement.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 24, 2017

A bit difficult to find but well worth the effort. The setting was open and trendy. The Pasta with Vodka sauce was the BEST I have ever had and the so were the Fried Meatballs. The food quality was some of the best I have had anywhere even in a town known for Italian and the "Hill" where I usually go. So glad I found this spot!
Thanks Open Table!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Two people the only newly seated at 8 pm on Sunday ....not busy....should not have to wait nearly 15 mins for two cocktails. Believe it!!! (from the time order taken to delivery). Pasta dishes very good. Shishito peppers good.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food and drinks were good but the service was extremely slow.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Brussels sprouts very good, pasta and pizza also very good

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Always have enjoyed Basso for its decor and fantastic small plate foods.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Under ground restaurant with very rustic but modern decor. Full bar with creative cocktails as well as a large draft beer selection. Our server was very friendly and helpful. Have already recommended to friends!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Overall great place for some Italian food. Really enjoyed the Pizza and beer selection. We tried the Garlic knots but neither of us really cared for them. I would definitely go again for the atmosphere and the pizza!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Spicy, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Fried broccolini and the pizza was the highlight! I ended up getting the hanger steak myself, while cooked and seasoned perfect, everyone was nice enough to share at the table.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Lots of interesting choices for meals. Everyone enjoyed their food and drinks. We ate outside and it was pleasant. Will be back

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food. Normally a meat person, but the cauliflower and carrots were real standouts. Everything else was also very good. Great, friendly, and helpful staff.

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