Basso56

4.6
578 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic

Located in the Theater District of New York and blocks away from Central Park, Basso56 serves freshly prepared Italian fare with a subtle modern twist. Owner and chef Paolo Marco Catini offers guests artfully plated, seasonal dishes. Homemade papardelle pasta with wild boar sauce, pan-roasted duck breast with dried figs and grilled salmon covered in a roasted pepper puree make for satisfying entrées. Basso56 provides lunch with pre-fixe course options. Vegetarian and gluten-free dishes are on the menu, as well as scrumptious desserts with wine pairings.



Reservations are for diner's only, as this is a full serving restaurant. Also should your party size change, please notify restaurant as soon as possible.

Basso56 features numerous glowing reviews on websites like Yelp, Foursquare and TripAdvisor. It has an extensive wine list and a contemporary, yet casual setting. This restaurant welcomes reservations and also hosts private events.


Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday:12pm-10:00pm
Tuesday:12pm-10:00pm
Wednesday:12pm-10:00pm
Thursday:12pm-10:00pm
Friday:12pm-10:30pm
Saturday:12pm-10:30pm
Sunday:4pm-10pm
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Phone number
(212) 265-2610
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Wine
What 578 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4 reviews
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy!!

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MF
1 review
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, authentic Italian food! We’re from Australia and deliberately hunt this place down. Yum!

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MS
1 review
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent across the board. Great service, delicious food, nice ambiance.

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JB
1 review
1.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Average - at best, so much better available we didn’t enjoy our meal, felt it was poor quality and not tasty.

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JM
24 reviews
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent, I've been coming here for years and intend to continue to do so.

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S
61 reviews
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service is a hallmark of Basso 56

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OT
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always go to Baso 56 whenever we are in NY.
It is a great place with a very friendly environment.
Great food and reasonably priced.

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M
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in NYC. We go to NYC once a year and never miss this gem. Always great Italian food. Wonderful staff. We love Olga. She’s the best.

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s
1 review
3.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We came for the lunch special. The calamari salad with arugula was tasty, but the Amitriciana lacked flavor- no heat from the chili. It tasted more like a marinara with a touch of pancetta. My husband's ravioli of the day was very good; his house salad was ordinary. The olives were good, but the bread wasn't as fresh as it could've been. The service was fine considering we were 1 of 2 tables at the time.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was spectacular! Fresh! Flavorful! A wonderful little restaurant with incredible food, genuine service and lovey ambience.

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S
57 reviews
2.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Service was friendly and efficient. The issue is the food - quasi Italian and not authentic. The pasta dish of mushrooms and spinach had no taste & the eggplant appetizer feels like it was assembled and not cooked together. Altogether rather mediocre

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J
1 review
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good, great fish, great sides. Very good portion size and balance in each item. Salads were fresh and well balanced. Server was very responsive and attentive, and overall dynamic of service was excellent. Prices were high. Very sensitive to need to meet theater time restrictions!

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GR
1 review
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You never are disappointed with anything when you dine at Basso56. Whenever I am in NYC I always put this restaurant at the top of the list.

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56 reviews
4.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Buratta cheese appetizer was wonderful and gnocchi and Italian sausage pastas were very good. Lobster crepe was the only disappointment, but we deserted it as the waitress tried to steer us away from that choice. Otherwise a very nice dinner.

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C
12 reviews
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service. Love this place. Highly recommend it.

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L
6 reviews
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an absolute pleasure to dine here. I tried a new entree — a lobster crepe— and it was amazing. The service was superb as usual.

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HB
15 reviews
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Look forward to returning.

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RP
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, excellent food, a memorable experience

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S
1 review
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lovely!

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LH
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great lunch offering. Set menu fantastic value for money and paced great for lunch hour meeting.

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XM
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice food, a little overpriced but not bad for midtown.

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m
68 reviews
4.0Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a wonderful find in a neighborhood that we often frequent. Surprised we never noticed it before. The food was very good as was the service. The prices were reasonable.
The four of us ordered different dishes and were more than pleased with all of them.

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t
19 reviews
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was exceptional.

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JP
1 review
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food with equally good service. Highly recommend

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DG
1 review
3.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

I m italian and i know about pasta. The Pasta with porcini was with no flavour and the pasta with seafood the same. But the worst was that me and my wife we had stomach problem in the night, you know what i mean. i don t recomend this restaurant.

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OT
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic in all categories . Very accommodating to our 7 and 9 year old children

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NY
19 reviews
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing place! We had a great meal and loved the service. We will be back.

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DF
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this Italian restaurant and go here every time I'm in NY. The food is wonderful and the prices are very reasonable. Great wine list!

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KC
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!!

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JK
32 reviews
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for a very good meal before going to the theater, this restaurant is a winner. There were four of us...two of us shared a meal and the other two enjoyed their own entrees. It was DELICIOUS! We are visiting from San Francisco Bay Area so we know good food. We highly recommend Basso56!!!

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o
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience. The service is impeccable and the food is delicious.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food was yummy and perfect portions, no need for a doggie bag.

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DR
1 review
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. We wanted for nothing. Everyone on staff went out of their way to serve us. The food was delicious and was also presented beautifully.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! Lovely waiting staff, very attentive. Food was excellent, nice sized portions! Very good value for money!

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went after my daughters law school graduation. Everyone was very happy. The pasta is homemade and I couldn't wait to try the gnocchi. It was very good. 3 guests said their meals were the best they've ever had. (Pasta and seafood). That made me feel very happy about my choice. Also, the mango martini was the best I'd ever had. Everything about it was good and I will for sure go back again.

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r
62 reviews
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never fails to deliver. Enough said! OKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOKOPKOK

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MT
5 reviews
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Try to get here whenever I’m in NYC. Always have a delicious meal. Service is spot-on and friendly. A small, cozy space - a little like a wine cave- filled with delicious smells and happy patrons. The ingredients are very fresh and I feel like I’m in Rome. Hope to be there again very soon!

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NB
1 review
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Basso 56 is fabulous. Fresh ingredients, homemade pasta and sauces are all incredible. Everything about dining at Basso 56 is wonderful. It's a little bit of dining heaven .

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TM
4 reviews
5.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked at short notice and delighted we chose Basso56, it was perfect! Food, service, wine selection, ambiance and friendly manner of every member of the team made for a great 50th birthday dinner. Thanks guys

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OT
6 reviews
4.0Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice Italian menu, well prepared with attentive service

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