Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.4
306 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.

Visit bassobistrocafe.com for more info.
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Experiences

  • NYE Bash Featuring NYC's Latin Band Mundo Clave

    $30.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Welcome 2022 dancing to Mundo Clave! With your cover enjoy a glass of Prosecco at midnight. Our kitchen closes at 10:00 pm. To dine with us you may book a reservation earlier starting at 5:00 pm. Mundo Clave is a NYC based band of musicians from different backgrounds and different corners of the globe that simply make musical magic together! The ensemble was created in 2005 and has evolved from Latin Jazz to Salsa & Son... always bringing along a mixture of Afro Cuban and South American flavors. With us NYE: Steve Forrey/Trumpet, Daniel Arboleda/Tenor/Flute, Jesse Rodriguez/Piano, Peter Dejesus/Percussion/Timbales, Chile Benardos/Bass. Special Guests: Luis Ayala/Vocal, Tony Lopez/Bongos and Chef Renato Donzelli/Congas.
  • NYE Dine and Bash Featuring NYC's Mundo Clave

    $50.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Celebrate with us this New Year's Eve! Dine A La Carte and dance to the Latin rhythm of Mundo Clave! With your cover, enjoy a bottle of Prosecco for the table and dance the night away until 1:00am! Mundo Clave is a NYC based band of musicians from different backgrounds and different corners of the globe that simply make musical magic together! The ensemble was created in 2005 and has evolved from Latin Jazz to Salsa & Son... always bringing along a mixture of Afro Cuban and South American flavors. With us NYE: Steve Forrey/Trumpet, Daniel Arboleda/Tenor/Flute, Jesse Rodriguez/Piano, Peter Dejesus/Percussion/Timbales, Chile Benardos/Bass. Special Guests: Luis Ayala/Vocal, Tony Lopez/Bongos and Chef Renato Donzelli/Congas.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 306 people are saying
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VirginiaT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal of tapas and really interesting cocktails. Would definitely go back! Thanks

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vipgwenb
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from beginning to end. Great service--very friendly, upbeat and helpful waitress. Food was wonderful--very flavorful and generous helpings. Can't wait to try more dishes at this great Westport spot!

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KRMcJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very relaxing and excellent venue that was featuring an awesome jazz group named Jazmyn on the Sunday when I visited and that really made the experience a very enjoyable one. :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar and had excellent service from Carlos. The drinks were all absolutely fantastic. He also have great recommendations for food. I highly recommend visiting. All the staff were very friendly. Can’t wait to go back!

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anonymous
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A place you'll return to again and again. Food is delicious and the service super friendly. Love this place!

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JillD
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so flavorful at Basso. We usually get a bunch do tapas, but this time we got a few & entrees too. The grilled calamari was cooked really well. The tuna on bread tapas was the most amazing, flavorful item I’ve ever had there! We ate every morsel! The bacon mozzarella was really good - my husband had that. I had a perfectly cooked halibut special that came with mushroom risotto. My only complaint was that it was missing a green veg- I would have liked some green beans with it. Our cocktails were really tasty & creative. Always a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I must begin where the dinner actually ended with the Tres Leches…UNBELIEVABLE!!!…I don’t think I’ve ever had anything more delicious…Rich, creamy and yet somehow light…I will be thinking about this piece of cake until I return…Don’t mistake me…The rest of the meal did not fall short…Delicious through and through…The service was also remarkably fast…It was my first time in Basso’s new-ish space…It will not be my last…FABULOUS!

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SteveH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We are Tapas, and the food was very mediocre. Think more food truck vs restaurant experience. Very pleasant and attentive service though.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance, great service!

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WPTTS
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Wonderful staff, nice room (with the added bonus of some good local jazz musicians booked to play regularly), but the food is mediocre at best. Come for a drink and listen to the music, but dine elsewhere.

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vipWilliamG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, interesting menu

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vipprunella
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Very noisey; tables were much to close together, especially for Covid times.

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PhilS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Felt a little rushed but it's a small restaurant.

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vipABL22
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu variety and everything was delicious! My new fave spot in town!

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vipCharliem
New England
28 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and really enjoyed it. Parking is convenient and the staff is up beat. Many food options for everyone. Plan to go back especially in the spring

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Francobolli
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

it must have been an off day
the pizza took a half hour and was just ok, the wait staff seemed to be scrambling, and forgetting a lot.
the other food was good.
i cant get my head around paying $10 for bread.
i would try it again

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Holguinera
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The first time I made reservations, I arrived and my table was given away. I had to stand in the front waiting for over an hour and never got my table. Had to join another party so I could finally eat. The second time I made a reservation and requested a table in the front by the band, I was seated the furthest away against the wall. Don't go hungry. No value for money spent. Want a piece of bread? It's a charge. $32 risotto entry came with no salad or veggies and was only about 1/4-1/2 cup. Cappuccino $6.50. My husband had a salad. Our bill was over $170 and I had to eat when I got home. We certainly don't mind paying that, but the value has to be there. Room with a band is very noisy -- can't hear anyone speaking. Staff does their best to weave between tight tables. My husband said he'd never go back.

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vipKasumiS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for Halloween music event. Everyone, staff, musicians, and some customers ( including us) are in costumes, and it created a whole atmosphere, it was really fun!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place . I have been going to Basso since they were at the Norwalk location . Excellent tapas, excellent dinner and drinks. The new location in Westport is bigger and with a great vibe. The owner (Renato) is a great guy and the staff is the best. One of my favorites.

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JuliaH
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, tasty food, ample portions, excellent service

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LauraWo
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Outdoor seating is plastic. Food is good but not as good as other tapas in town.

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vipChuck
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Overall impression is excellent. Tapas were good as were the drinks. The reason for fair service note is that we were rushed out at an hour before the posted closing time. They turned the lights off!! We and another party were shocked.

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vipCharlie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love Basso. Great food, excellent service. Definitely a bit pricy overall it’s worth it to go every now and then.

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Lorax
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A guaranteed great dining experience: ambience, food, drink, service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful pizza and service. We went for happy hour and had a nice table outside. Easy to park too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new spot in Westport to eat Mediterranean food

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vipfoodiefanatic
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Westport is lucky to have this treasure!!!! Owner is committed to excellence and staff is top-shelf! Food and drink selection leave nothing to be desired—-best new restaurant in town xx

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vipmsmouse
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food good location lots of different options from small bits to the pizza, it's all delicious!

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vipAnthony
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Fair food at best, drinks overpriced, like the idea of music, but way too loud inside. May go back for apps to hear music, but not for dinner

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FoodieCT1234
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dinner with friends. Yummy food, energetic vibe, and outdoor seating -- a perfect night!

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CherylC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Basso is a fun place to eat. The food is very good although several things that we wanted were unavailable and we had a 7:15 reservation but we had to wait a long time for our order to be taken. Our waiter was very nice and helpful but overwhelmed. Basso clearly needs more staff.

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vipttlperf
Grand Rapids
19 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there multiple times and always enjoyed the food and atmosphere. I think like most businesses they are struggling with being short staffed but everyone went out of their way and made us feel welcomed.

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vipNachoiam1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful lunch with lovely service!

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JennyP
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food here is great. No complaints there. Tables outside are plastic and uncomfortable. Also very unsteady. Moved inside and much nicer. Our waiter was sub par. Very aloof and forgetful. Had to ask several times for everything we ordered, wine, water refills. Not a great experience.

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vipLauriL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was friendly, fun and knowledgeable

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good, service slow and the restaurant was HOT and LOUD. Live music was polarizing; was difficult to hold a conversation. Place has promise but has to figure out what they want to be.

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MeganT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food and setting are amazing. Fantastic wines and a great vibe. I see this as a real "hotspot" for dining. I had a reservation and was seated immediately and served a drink. While I enjoy dining and not feeling rushed, My guest and I had to flag down a server after waiting over an hour to order. I understand that there is a waitstaff shortage and I appreciated the service once we ordered. Everyone was very apologetic.
I would absolutely give this place another try because the food is amazing.

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Chazzz
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great.The food was really delicious and the staff was great.It was a little pricey especially the drinks but overall it was a nice experience.

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miggsb
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very comfortable venue with friendly and attentive service, and great food

FAQs

Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 354-6566.

Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 306 OpenTable diners.

Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.bassobistrocafe.com/gift_certificate.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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