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Basso56

4.6
479 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

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 479 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Always a pleasure to have dinner at Basso 56.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Delicious food and great service.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food is always very good. Nothing fancy but worth the visit. A little pricy for the location but always accommodating.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Food was fair at best. Place is small and crowded. Not very comfortable full of tourists whom are super annoying. Table next to us the lady took the silverware of a client we were wrong for without asking lol. What a classless place

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Fantastic pastas with lots of choices. Excellent service to get you out before a concert at Carnegie Hall.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Been coming here for years. Alex and his crew never disappoints. Everything was great, as usual.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Loved it. We’ve been before and it always pjeases

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Both the food and service were spectacular. Very warm and friendly staff Will be there again

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wonderful food, service, ambiance. And, not too noisy! Definitely the best Italian restaurant within walking distance of Broadway theaters!! We will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great meal! Calamari was delicious, great sauce!
Seafood pasta dish was a generous portion and so good!! Wish I could have finished it! Red snapper special was excellent. Efficient friendly service and comfortable space!

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was very mediocre. We got gnocchi and one other pasta dish. Wasn’t impressed by either.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The Bucatini All’ Amatrican was very salty.
All othe dishes were great.
Told the waiter.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I work nearby but never noticed this place. I had a gift certificate and decided to come for lunch with a colleague. I was surprised at how good the food was. They offer a 3 part lunch special for $25 so we went with that. We were served complimentary bread, olives, and oil. We both started with grilled calamari which were delicious. If I see grilled calamari, I almost always have to order it. Then I had spinach ravioli (ravioli of the day) and my colleague had grilled chicken which had a nice char. I really enjoyed the ravioli which were fluffy spinach and cheese pillows. I appreciated that it was a good portion but not too big since they are so filling. We ended our meal with pana cotta and cheese cake. If you are in the area and in need of lunch, I highly recommend coming here.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We couldn't fault our visit. The staff were so welcoming and friendly, despite us walking in with a screaming 5 month old baby! They made us feel really comfortable and the food was exceptional as well. Having previously visited 5 years before on our honeymoon, we weren't disappointed with our return visit and will definitely go back when we next visit NYC.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I eat here each time I visit New York City. Excellent food, good atmosphere, and friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Always a pleasure. Pre show lunch. Great service and great food.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Loved the ambience as we could really unplug from the busy NYC life.
We all loved the food and the service.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Food was great and worth the moderate costs. The ambiance and service were spot on. Would definitely visit again but would request a table away from the restrooms. Seating is too close to the door so you hear more than you should and will leave it at that.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Consistently very good with regard to food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great food

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

While I’ve been to Basso several times, this trip was a bit disappointing. Really missed seeing Alex & Paolo’s charming personalities. Mentioned it was my husband’s bday when I made a reservation via OpenTable, but no mention of it. I’m blaming the fact that I had a very early resv-2:00. Food will be the reason that I will return. See you soon.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

A fantastic meal while in the city with my mum.
Couldn't have asked for a better meal - bread, olives, wine, mozzarella and luxurious mains. What a treat!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Incredible! The entire evening was spectacular and the food even better! I will make this a stop every time I go to NY. I am gluten and dairy free and they made me a dish that was so very delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Excellent food and generous portions

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We were a group of 6 that saw an exhibit in New York and Basso 56 had great reviews so we thought we would check it out. We were not disappointed. The Price fix menu was reasonably priced and offered many delicious options. The appetizers we had were excellent and portions were more than reasonable. The same can be said for the entrees and dessert selections. We would go back without hesitation!!

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

tis was a nice contemporary italian. food was cooked well and presented nicely. Staff were very helpful

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was excellent and the service provided by Arbresha was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We loved our dinner at Basso56. This was our first time there and we wanted to order everything on the menu--very tough to decide! We started with the burrata appetizer along with the eggplant appetizer. Both were delicious. The homemade spaghetti and meatballs were a special that night and it was excellent. I ordered the lamb chops on the menu and I was less than pleased. There were 3 lamp chops, all of different sizes. The problem with that is they cooked differently. I ordered them medium rare. One came that way, one more rare and the third was more well done. They weren't juicy or crispy where they should have been. I would never order them again. The crepes with chocolate were wonderful and satisfied our sweet tooths. I loved everything about this restaurant except for my lamb chops so we will be back.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We have been there many times and love this restaurant. This was the first time we have been there that we told them we had a curtain to make and no attempt was made to pace the meal appropriately. ( we arrived at 5:30 for a 7 pm show less than 10 minutes away). We had to ask for the check when the meal arrived and certainly didn’t have time for dessert and coffee. However, I believe this to be an anomaly and I will absolutely return again—-it’s my NYC favorite.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Perfect spot for dinner before show at Lincoln central / consistently good food , service

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

60th bday dinner for my mom- it was great- just three of us. She loved the food and wine. It was definitely busy and noisy but we had a blast! Great service too.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent food
Fresh pasta
Great wine list
Highly recommended
Felt like we were in Italy

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent meal. My friend had very tender and tasty veal scaloppini, and I had sea food risotto., which was the perfect texture and some of the best prepared calamari I’ve had in recent years. Great choices in the menu - I look forward to trying some in future visits.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Also good! Always reliable! Food and Service are fabulous! Business and Family dinners - you will not be disappointed with Basso 56! Thanks again for a great night!

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Always reliable always friendly capable service. Easily accommodates food preferences

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always enjoy a stop when in NYC.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Warm and welcoming

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Fantastic food, prompt service and friendly staff. We cleaned our plates, and so did everyone around us.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The team at Basso56 was truly lovely and accommodating. We had a very big group at prime time on a Friday night which had to change size a few times and the manager and the waiter could not have treated us better. We always had someone checking in on us, everyone was well taken care of, and best of all the food was delicious!

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