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.
Wonderful restaurant-food, service, value...fantastic!
As always, the food and service was excellent!
Restaurant was very crowded, but we never felt rushed
This was the second time for me and I was neither disappointed or embarrassed to have recommended Basso56 for my friends get together.
The calamari appetizer was amazing. Tender and lightly breaded with a touch of sauce. I had the risotto with seafood and my wife had the ravioli with spinach and mushrooms. Both were on the special but not overly priced. The portions were more than enough and cooked beautifully. The thick crusted bread was on point and the wine from Tuscany was perfect.
Our friends enjoyed their meals as well and the bill was reasonable for anywhere never mind Manhattan. I would come again and highly recommend Basso56.
We had a wonderful meal. We had a group of 8 but our waitress was terrific and helped with suggestions. The barrata appetizer was to die for and the homemade pastas were excellent.
Basso56 was incredible! This was the closest thing we've had to the actual food they serve in Italy! This place is DEFINITELY worth checking out!
This is our go to Italian restaurant in NYC. The food is consistently delicious, the ambiance comfortable and inviting and the service exceptional!
Such a beautiful restaurant, staff friendly and very attentive. The food was delicious and reasonable so much so that we went back again for more.
Fantastic pasta, great service. Can’t wait to go back.
We love having dinner here! Wine prices are reasonable and food is always great.
Elegant delicious food
Excellent, great service and friendly atmosphere
Consistent quality over many years. My “go to” for a special occasion or to introduce to friends visiting the City, because I am confident that it will be everything I want and expect. This is a well-run restaurant with extensive food and wine menus. The quality of the meal is always superb and the service is always on point - year after year. And, all of this at reasonable prices. What’s not to love about Basso56?
As always the people, the service and the food was excellent. We shall return.
Wonderful Italian restaurant with very good menu and efficient, friendly service!
Whenever we are in the city we make sure to have dinner at Basso56. Great food, excellent and consistent service. I would highly recommend reservations.
Another great meal. Tried three entrees, an appetizer, and a dessert, all delicious. Additional tempting items that we couldn’t try this time. Friendly service. Good wine. Becoming our favorite for visits to the City.
We had great pasta dishes along with a nice bottle of white wine. The service was excellent! Will definitely return.
Go here every time we are in NYC. Great cozy atmosphere and terrific food/service.
The food and the service are always excellent, highly recommended.
Fabulous selection and great value at lunchtime
Food was outstanding and service was very attentive. Probably the best Italian food we had in Midtown. Everything on the menu is great
Food was good and lunch service was great. Lunch set menu prices are very reasonable.
A refreshingly friendly and unpretentious Italian restaurant, especially in light of its midtown location. The food is consistently delicious and the menu has something for everyone. It’s not a foodie’s paradise but then it’s not aspiring to be. The owner/manager is warm and relaxed. He always remembers regulars. The lunch time prices fix is a terrific deal. Highly recommended.
Always excellent one of our favorites! Food is great and always delicious
Great food and service. Very quick also. Would definitely go back again.
This is the third time that we’ve eaten in Basso’s 54 . It is consistent with excellent food and service. We were never hushed and all the staff at Bassos54 is courteous And professional.
Great experience overall, starting with the host, Irina, giving us a wonderful table per my request. The service was fast and super friendly...
The food was superb... we are gong back again...
Great selection, and great portion. Very modestly priced and we absolutely loved our meals. Place is small so a reservation was very helpful
Great food and service.
Basso56 is one of our favorite restaurants when visiting New York City. The service is impeccable, the food outstanding. Basso56 never disappoints.
We enjoy Basso56, especially for lunch! Their wine list ist outstanding. They are very attentive to our food allergies.
excellent food. welcomiing "neighborhood" atmosphere. Impeecable service.
Always on their game. Most under-rated restaurant in NY
Our meal was delicious. The service was excellent and I felt that the visit was well worth the cost.
The meal was well prepared and presented and the staff was efficient, helpful and friendly. I would definitely dine there again.
Fantastic everything.....food, service et al. A great Italian find. Have already made referrals.
Absolutely the beat place for lunch! Loved the selection and the price fix menu. They need. Better sign outside to locate the place. 👍
I surprised my wife with an anniversary dinner before a show at Carnegie the other night. Two friends joined us last minute and we had zero issues modifying our reservation.
We were greeted by pleasant staff members who provided us a round of Prosecco for our anniversary. That was very kind!
Appetizers - we ordered the fried calamari and mozzarella/roasted peppers. Both were outstanding!
Dinner my wife had eggplant and I had the striped bass w/ clams. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Our one friend loved his pasta dish whole our other friend felt hers was good but slightly too heavy for her. When we received our check they took her meal off. This was not necessary but appreciated. The price per couple was definitely affordable.
Overall we had an excellent experience here and can not wait to return! I hope this review persuades others to visit this lovely and friendly establishment!
Thank you Basso56 for a great anniversary dinner!
Been going to Basso almost 20 years and it is still outstanding
Modern, clean, relatively quiet, great food, great service. Will definitely return & highly recommend.
Excellent service... friendly and professional. Outstanding food and reasonable prices.