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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Good for a Date (9)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Fun (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great Beer (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Business Meals (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Authentic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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·Dined on November 26, 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 19, 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 19, 2017

Great Place. Great food. Excellent service

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

Outstanding food and service. The cocktails were excellent.

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·Dined on November 17, 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 5, 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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·Dined on October 23, 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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·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 28, 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 28, 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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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Ambiance was wonderful, restaurant itself is great. Food was decent but my pizza was a bit greasy. My date thought her pasta was ok. That was my first time at the restaurant, so perhaps they have much better food, considering most people love this place. I will def check this place out again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I had to open the bottle of wine for the inexperienced waitress but the veal was very good, pasta over cooked

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Basso is always a favorite for us before The Muny. We love the atmosphere and the wonderful food. We eat here often and our teenage daughter and her friends can even find things they like on the menu as well. Happy hour is a good deal also. Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

First of all, the food is incredibly good, and the ambiance is very cool. It almost looks like a bar inside a cave. However, half of the pizza we ordered was burnt. The service was the slowest I have ever experienced. We saw our waitress maybe three times in the time we spent there. It took about 55 minutes just to get the pizza we had ordered. While there was a lot of people at the time we walked in, by the time we had finished our appetizers (which also took a long time to bring), more than half of the restaurant had already cleared out. Lastly, it is very hot inside this restaurant. I was sweating the entire time just waiting for my food. Would go again solely for the amazing food, but the experience dining there was not a good one.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Great happy hour with strong drinks! Food was good too- they were out of toasted ravs which was a bummer but everything else was good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Love it ... close to home beautiful place and fantastic food

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary and had a great experience at Basso. Friendly, fast service with a memorable meal. Ended nicely with a tiramisu.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We hit Basso before heading to the Muny, it was the perfect choice. We took advantage of ordering a couple of things from the happy hour menu along with a salad from the regular menu. The food was very good, the service was quick and friendly and they have a complimentary shuttle (the driver deserves tips, so bring some cash) to the Muny. Talk about a stress free way to get to and from the Muny...you can't beat it.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Very great service paired with amazing drinks and delectable meals.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 23, 2017

My son chose Basso for his birthday celebration. The atmosphere was nice, but the noise level was intolerable. It was difficult to have a conversation. Didn't really like the menu selections either. Won't be returning.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Food was excellant! Crunchy meatballs and Margherita pizza are worth the trip!

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The food was great, however the service was not. We have been there in the past and had good service, this time it was a total let down. The first time the serve walked up to us she seemed like we were disturbing her night. After that we rarely saw her.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Loved your pizza! Very authentic wood fired taste~yummy!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 2, 2017

So very disappointed that Basso took the brussel sprouts off of the menu. They were by far the best in the city and were the reason that we went to Basso last night. I really hope that they reconsider. It is a real loss.

I was told that last night they were training a new chef. Beyond the issue with the brussel sprouts, the garlic knots were hard and dry with much less pecorino romano than usual. While the food was good, I couldn't help but leave disappointed about the brussel sprouts and the knots. Really love the ramp risotto though!

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Great waitress. Our first visit there and she was very helpful with suggestions. Salad was delicious as was the pizza. Very reasonably priced. Cozy booth with quiet conversation. Had large tables with groups seated, but those were at one end near the pizza prep and ovens.
Interesting room and fun experience.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Casual, Live Sports, Good for Groups
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 (Naples)·Dined on April 24, 2017

First visit to Basso. Really liked it. Atmosphere is top notch.Nice but not stuffy. Great happy hour deal. Pizza & meatballs were excellent. Beer & wine selection was very good & we caught it at happy hour so prices were great. My only "knock" & forewarning when you go, is the parking. They do have valet but I don't know what it costs & tipping of course. Drove around & finally found street parking on the confusing little neighborhood behind restaurant. Let's end on a positive. This is a great, cozy place & I highly recommend it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Live Sports, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great place, loved the atmosphere. I had the pasta and a house salad. Very enjoyable. Only downside was that the waitress took my wine glass with just a couple of sips left when I was in the bathroom. That's not cool.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Fantastic!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on April 2, 2017

I try to eat at Basso whenever we're in St. Louis! Great atmosphere along with excellent food and drink. Be sure to make a reservation because it gets crowded on all nights of the week.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 22, 2017

The wood fired pizzas are the stars! The quality of the toppings was amazing with a big red wine from their list. The pasta was perfectly al dente with fresh light mix ins. Atmosphere is fun, attractive and bustle but not too loud for conversation.

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