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Basso

4.4
637 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation

Monday - Thursday: 4 pm – 12 am
Full menu available until 10 pm.

Friday - Saturday: 4 pm - 1 am
Full menu available until 10 pm and pizza available until 12am

Sunday: 4pm - 9 pm
Full menu available all day
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Phone number
(314) 932-7820
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Skinker Rd.
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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
What 637 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Basso is the best!!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Took my wife out for our 20th wedding anniversary and wanted to take her somewhere nice!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Good experience. It does get loud so don’t expect ambiance. Staff friendly.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food is ok. Not a bad place, if you’re prepared for a bar-like atmosphere

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

First time visit- food was very good. Waitress was ok did not split our bill she did when we asked. It took us a while to get drinks. Every time they picked up dishes they took my fork!I had to ask for a fork 3 Times. Otherwise liked the venue. It was very busy at the restaurant that night. I will come back.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The menu was limited. The food was average to poor.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great happy hour!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

I am a frequent visitor to Basso. I always recommend this restaurant and take my friends for their birthday and often on date night!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Love this restaurant in the lower level of the Cheshire Inn. You owe it to yourself not to miss the roasted brussel sprouts. The cauliflower was delish. My favorite disk is the pasta ala vodka. My companions like the lamb rissoto.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We visited Basso for the first time on a busy Saturday evening. When the four of us arrived, our table was ready right away. Our server, Jordan, was friendly and knowledgeable. She suggested the perfect glass of wine to enjoy with my main course.

Everything we ate, appetizers, salad, pasta and dessert, and drank was wonderful. I highly recommend the fritto misto, chopped salad and tortiglione ‘alla vodka’.

Basso is a highly energetic space, so it can be loud, but we were still able to chat and enjoy our evening.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food we excellent and was a great ambiance in the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It was our first visit and we will certainly go back. It was just an overall fun atmosphere with a rustic vibe and just enough sports tv entertainment, great beer selection, great cocktails, friendly service, great wood-fired pizza. Looking forward to adding this venue to our list of local fun spots!
(This, by no means is a deal breaker for me and I'm not a big wine person to begin with, so please take this part of the review with a grain of salt - we sampled a few cabs but none really hit our taste buds just right. Almost seemed to be lacking that pungent wow factor - too watery or something?)

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2.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Poor service. Will not return.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The only issue was Parking. The lot is very small, and it was full.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We showed up 10 minutes before reservation and promptly seated. Our waitress, Katie, got our orders and memorized our names. I like the personal touch she put forth. The only downside to the experience is that my wife received her entree about 25 minutes before mine made it to the table. We were told the first one was not good so they prepared another one. Since we were in no hurry, this jist gave us more time to enjoy each others company. The prices are a little high but to bad for the quality, which was great. If we go again, I will suggest sharing dishes. I liked that it is in a basement because it ia secluded and sets a good mood for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Love this place. Great food every time I go. Don't miss the brussel sprouts.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

My roommate and I spent the night at the Cheshire next door and had dinner at Basso. We’ve got to say, vacationing here was a great choice for spring break. Basso really made our night a great one with amazing food and a wonderful atmosphere. Our waiter was a gentleman, as well. All around, we loved this place!

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Way too loud!! It was like a bar not a restaurant like I was expecting

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great place!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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!

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1.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined 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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