Basso56

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1209 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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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.


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ND
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are always warmly greeted and then there is....Always great food, nice wine selection, great service, excellent atmosphere. All dietary preferences available. Perfect for pre-theater dining or a let's sit & chill out dinner.

CA
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding! A jewel in the heart of the city!

BA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We picked Basso56 for its proximity to our hotel. This was our first visit. We had made a reservation and it was honored immediately. We very much enjoyed the setting and the food was very good. All the service persons were amiable and attentive.

e
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. I will definitely come back.

HK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food is amazing. The price fix lunch menu is FANTASTIC!

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Wonderful service, food and atmosphere! Very convenient to Carnegi Hall, if you tell them you have tickets they will get you out in time to turn off your phone before the musicians get on the stage!

DB
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great small restaurant a couple of blocks from Carnegie Hall. Not destination dining but very good. My wife had shrimp with asparagus atop risotto with a pesto infusion, and I had ravioli stuffed with butternut squash.

Pre-concert dining at its finest. Our waitron was excellent. Great to have a conversation without having to scream above the din, as one must do in so many restaurants.

If we’re in the neighborhood again, we’d definitely return.

MC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly greeting, server was knowledgeable and courteous.
Clean, inviting setting and food was hot and delicious.
Overall wonderful experience.

DW
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had made reservations following a show; food was pretty good. The manager walked around the restaurant looking for open seating, gave a feeling of being rushed.
Wait staff seemed to feel her vibe, we felt uncomfortable, left right after dinner.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed this quaint little restaurant while visiting NY. Very authentic, food was fantastic and the setting was cozy and inviting.

R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have been here several times and enjoyed each visit. They seemed to have changed the brand of coffee they serve. The prior brand was excellent. Coffee n this last visit was subpar

e
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and attentive service! Highly recommend when in the area.

BS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quaint restaurant with extremely great service. The filet was cooked to perfection! Excellent home made pastas.

MI
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good service.nice atmosphere

BP
Peru
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish. Servicer knew her stuff. Would return!

TB
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a discovery! I can't believe I hadn't ever been to this place before. All of our dishes were first-rate, the service was attentive and friendly and the wine list is one of the best I've ever seen. Not that it was one of those 100 page tomes of wines you would never buy for dinner - who buys a $500 Amarone to have with pizza? But it had interesting choices at a range of prices starting in the low $40's. Salads were generous and interesting. A good range of vegetarian options for me. And a great location for events at City Center and really not far from the main theatre district.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd time I have been to the restaurant. Service was excellent, they make delicious homemade pasta. The seafood is always very fresh and the chef integrates everything to make a wonderful melody of flavors.

W
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoy the prix fixe lunch and the daily specials offered. On this visit we ordered the trout and pasta with fresh tomatoes and eggplant sauce for our entrees. Both delicious. Service is professional and friendly. This is one of our favorite restaurants

SS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect spot for an anniversary dinner. The space is cozy and nice. The service is friendly and responsive. And the food was delicious, especially the lobster-stuffed crepes, which were fantastic. We're already planning a return, this time with my parents. We loved it.

EG
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely Italian meal and very cosy and comfy restaurant.
The staff were very welcoming and the food came so quickly!

Would recommend

LA
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful little find. Great food, lovely service, a well-designed spot. You can actually hear each other converse.

OT
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Food was fresh and yummy. Highly recommend.

SW
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. In addition to some very good salads, I ordered a trout special—which was delicious—and my wife had a seafood pasta dish, which she said was very good. Our waiter was very attentive and pleasant.

s
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lunch in Midtown West. Delicious choices and fresh presentation, attentive team
Will definitely return.

S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food, good value. Our waitress seemed quite harried and her accent was a bit difficult to follow.

C
Seattle
107 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only problem was that we were a party of 2 surrounded by large, loud tables.

A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Disappointed. Food was just ok. I ordered the linguine with clam, very dry and not very good. The appetizer was just ok we ordered the calamari and tomato mozzarella. We were seated next to washroom and can smell the washroom.

SD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant. Everything was absolutely perfect. I was very pleased with the variety of options on the menu. I will definitely be returning.

M
New York Area
1 review