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Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar, Westport, CT

Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.6
4.6
406 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Welcome to Basso Restaurant and Wine Bar!

A warm and welcoming place inspired by the culture of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean European regions with South American flair. An inventive menu of vibrant Mediterranean fare with South American accents revolves around an intimate and authentic setting, an expression of Chef Renato Donzelli’s cultural heritage featuring a wide range of flavors selected from around the world. From tapas, to main courses and desserts, artful presentations, a knowledgeable and friendly staff, and an unpretentious atmosphere. Once inside you're virtually transported to the old continent.

Basso supports local farms and vendors. Our ingredients are top notch and are locally sourced as much as possible. Basso's food is made from scratch at Basso and every item is made to order by our passionate team. Our menu features gluten free and vegan dishes.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 354-6566

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Renato Donzelli

  • Catering

    Our goal is to bring all details necessary from first contact to the last bite to cater your most memorable and special event. We love exceeding your expectations, and the expectations of your guests. Our house, or your venue. Our focus is catering with impeccable service.

  • Private party facilities

    A stress free, fun, deliciously catered private party, designed to send you and your guests to Mediterranean belly bliss is just a click away! Let us be the one! Sangria the evening away while we work for you and your guests!

  • Private party contact

    Ela Benedetti: (844) 756-1161

  • Neighborhood

    Westport

  • Cross street

    Taylor Pl. Diagonal to the Westport Library.

  • Parking details

    FREE parking. You may park at any of the public lots surrounding the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Jesup Green Bus Stop.Stop ID 250.

  • Entertainment

    Live music Thursdays between 6 pm - 9 pm and Sundays between 5 pm - 8 pm.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Private Dinner in our Chef Room

    $50.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Basso's Chef Room is an experience room designed for petite gatherings. It is available for Lunch and Dinner. Your reservation entitles you to enjoy our Chef Room for a maximum of 3 hours. This $50 per person booking fee is an upcharge, an additional fee for a private seat and dinner and it may not be used towards your bill. If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason we ask that you do so by 10pm the day prior to receive a refund. Any cancellations made after 10pm will not be eligible for a refund. Children under 12 are fee exempt. Minimum 4, Maximum 8 Guests

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What 406 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Connecticut

    Mediterranean

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  1. TT

    ToddT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner with live music and a festive dancing crowd. The service was great and wine was fantastic. Looking forward to going back soon.
  2. SS

    SusanS

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I think this is a restaurant where you have to try a lot of things to find what you like. Definitely some trial and error with the small plates. We shared tapas entirely at our table (no entrees) and results were mixed 50-50. We pretty much all agreed on what was good, and what could be better (so some menu items just not great). We also felt it was expensive for what we got - so maybe ordering all tapas an error. Generally it felt expensive for what was served. One example, there was walnut raisin toast on the charcuterie plate, which really did not pair well with the cheeses that were on there. We asked for some other type of bread and they brought some toasted white baguette that was nice. When the bill came they charged us $11 for some toast. We expected to pay extra, but this seems a silly amount especially when what was on the charcuterie board made no sense with the cheeses on there. We also ordered sangria, and rather than them saying "we don't do sangria", they brought us drinks that had a small slice of lemon (a third of the size of a lemon slice on a normal diet coke somewhere else) and a really small slice of a strawberry (even smaller). So basically no fruit and not a sangria. Many people enjoy this place so I would go back again to give it another try, but would likely order very differently. The ambiance is very nice, and some of the tapas such as the hangar steak and the string beans were very good.
  3. WC

    WestCruz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Jeff was very professional and helped make the night enjoyable. The food was very good and served with in a timely manner. We will definitely visit again and we will become regulars.
  4. JB

    JohnB

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food and service were very good and the ambiance was okay. It was somewhat noisy but tolerable. We felt ripped off by two things: we asked for two or three additional pieces of bread and were told that’s an extra cost. We were also upcharged for martinis and another charge for Up versus on-the-rocks. Dinner and drinks (no wine) for four including tip was $338
  5. HN

    HNHN

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, perfectly crafted cocktails, and impeccable service. Recommend the Basso Salad and shrimp small plate, as well as the cod loin. All expertly executed.
  6. BG

    BeeeGee

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent. Live entertainment added to the experience.
  7. T

    Taylor

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service with very knowledgeable and personable staff. Vibe was great with equally as great food. Already looking to go back!
  8. DD

    DonD

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal. Sat outside on beautiful evening. Went with small plates to allow us to try a bunch of different options. Great choice. Everything was delicious, especially the coca tuna and the hangar steak. Great place on a warm summer night.
  9. m

    marcp

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service. Perfect for summer with open air to outside
  10. BM

    BrianM

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    Seated outside, constant motion by staff setting up for "Ibiza" night. Waitstaff and kitchen not in coordination, as entrees arrived well before tapas/salads were finished. Similar to an experience last summer, with not enough bang for the buck. Cod at $41?? Inflation and supply chain issues are understood but, not to that degree. We gave it another try but, not able to recommend for too many reasons to recount.
  11. EM

    ElizabethM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently excellent menu, craft cocktails, wine selection and service.
  12. s

    starlight

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a perfect evening! Guitarist was a wonderful touch. Service excellent. The food was soooo good! We were three adults. Ordered six tapas and one pasta. We had more than we could condone and every dish was Devine. Can’t wait to return.
  13. SR

    SarathiR

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jeffrey and his team are caring and hospitable. The food is always good here
  14. AG

    AndrewG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We have eaten twice at Basso and ate outside on both occasions. The wait staff is friendly and make an effort to accommodate, the food is very good and at a consistent level and we enjoyed ourselves both times. Although outdoor seating is next to a road there is a park on the opposite side which lends a peaceful quality to dining. I admit to being NYC food centric, so I think this is a very good choice in the Westport/Fairfield area.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Dinner was awesome as usual but the Thursday night band needs to dial down the volume s bit. You literally have to scream for people at your table to hear you, and we were towards the back of the restaurant. Otherwise it’s my favorite local restaurant 👊👊
  16. a

    artbalbs

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Over priced and food mediocre at best
  17. CG

    CGoldstone

    New York Area

    126 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    The food is always good and we’ve never been disappointed. Last night they seem to be shorthanded and everything seem to have taken a very long time before reached our table. There were two big parties sitting behind us that should’ve had a private room to celebrate birthdays, birthday songs, and loud camaraderie. Made our dining experience less than enjoyable. The food is good… Hopefully they will get some more waiters And put parties either upstairs or in their party room. Between the noise from the musician, and the noise from the two tables of six behind us it was impossible for our table of five to carry on a normal conversation.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love your restaurant !
  19. MP

    MegP

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food - no surprises other than some menu items sold out.
  20. JA

    JodieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food, loved the live music, fantastic service, thank you.
  21. PE

    PETER

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent choices on menu and all very tasty dishes
  22. PD

    PhyllisDonald

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is one our favorites. The food is always delicious. We could order the same item at another restaurant and we always compare it to Basso’s and Basso’s always comes on top. Last night’s entertainment was fantastic! Great food, service and energy. We don’t need to travel to have so much fun!!!
  23. NR

    NicoleR

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best dinner and best time! Will definitely go back.
  24. d

    dmh51

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Friendly informative waiter was very helpful and attentive. The food was excellent and well prepared. Nicely decorated and upbeat. The music could have been a bit lower for us, but overall enjoyable. Nice wine list and great Sangria!
  25. CF

    CathyF

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the bacon and meatball pizza…very sad to learn they took it off the menu.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere with live music. We loved it and will be back. 😊
  27. J

    Jewel

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Overall good. 2 issues, they gave one of our appetizers to another table. It took time to bring another. Also after asking for cold rose, it was room temp
  28. AE

    AntE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and attention to detail. Would recommend without reservation.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun atmosphere, friendly and good food!
  30. R

    Robeatswell

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good tapas. Pizzas are good too. Nice location and ambience. The tapas is authentic. Would recommend
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Father’s Day. Food was only fair. Not as good as in the past. Chicken under a brick was advertised as a half chicken, but it was only a dry chicken breast. Spinach and chick peas was great.
  32. M

    Meredith

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    In addition to the consistently good food, Jeffrey has been the reason that we continue to come back (we adore him). While we have had some decent servers when we haven't had Jeffrey, nobody really could compare. However, last night Lily went above and beyond. She was knowledgeable and friendly and between her and Jeffrey, will be the reason that we continue to return! The ONLY thing that was disappointing is that they had run out of many of our favorite items and had removed our absolute favorite small plate (Bacon and mozzarella) from the menu completely! Hopefully we will see that plate return and perhaps a few more gluten free options on the menu in the future (fingers crossed)
  33. SC

    StephanieC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Food was very good! The hostess was lovely and the nicest member of the staff. Our server was not informed nor timely. He spent a lot of time chit chatting at the service bar. It took over 10 minutes to get our drinks and he only had 2 tables, a 2-top and a 4-top. Food & hostess were the best part of our experience.
  34. C

    Charlie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meals and service in a quiet setting. We're definitely going back. Basso is our new family favorite.
  35. c

    coryg

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good! Will definitely go back
  36. EI

    EllenI

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Appetizers were delicious. Better than the large plates. Service was excellent. Overall, an excellent dinner.
  37. P

    Presentation

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    In spite of off-putting attire on host/waitstaff (tennis shoes, shorts, t-shirt w pearl necklace, game of thrones hairdo) the food was delicious! I know it says casual, but staff should set a standard…
  38. CC

    ChrisC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently helpful service, great food, convenient... we love Basso.
  39. SW

    SarahW

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Waitstaff was super friendly and very accommodating since I had my dog with me. The waiter provided delicious recommendations. Overall great Sunday brunch spot!
  40. j

    jim44

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Sat at the bar which is a little more lively than the upstairs where they were going to put us. If I was ownership I would make the balcony seating more open and lit and make it more a part of the main room. Food was OK at best. Fair amount of pressure to order more food. Pricing has gotten a little crazy e.g. salad with no meat or fish at $18. Prefer Tableo in Norwalk for quality and price. On the upside the dinner music was enjoyable.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 354-6566.

Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 406 OpenTable diners.

Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar

33 Jesup Rd, Westport, CT 06880

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Taylor Pl. Diagonal to the Westport Library.

  • Neighborhood

    Westport

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    FREE parking. You may park at any of the public lots surrounding the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Jesup Green Bus Stop.Stop ID 250.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Renato Donzelli

  • Entertainment

    Live music Thursdays between 6 pm - 9 pm and Sundays between 5 pm - 8 pm.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (203) 354-6566

  • Catering

    Our goal is to bring all details necessary from first contact to the last bite to cater your most memorable and special event. We love exceeding your expectations, and the expectations of your guests. Our house, or your venue. Our focus is catering with impeccable service.

  • Private party facilities

    A stress free, fun, deliciously catered private party, designed to send you and your guests to Mediterranean belly bliss is just a click away! Let us be the one! Sangria the evening away while we work for you and your guests!

  • Private party contact

    Ela Benedetti: (844) 756-1161

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