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Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar, Westport, CT

Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.5
4.5
382 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 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 382 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Connecticut

    Mediterranean

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  1. NR

    NicoleR

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best dinner and best time! Will definitely go back.
  2. CF

    CathyF

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the bacon and meatball pizza…very sad to learn they took it off the menu.
  3. 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. 😊
  4. 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
  5. AE

    AntE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and attention to detail. Would recommend without reservation.
  6. 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
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 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.
  8. 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)
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. c

    coryg

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good! Will definitely go back
  12. 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.
  13. 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…
  14. 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.
  15. SW

    SarahW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 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!
  16. j

    jim44

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 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.
  17. j

    jlminv

    New York Area

    242 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    242 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    No outdoor sitting because of renovation. Sat in balcony, but would rather have been downstairs. Guitarist during dinner was good. Had 4 small plates- broiled calamari with lemon, shrimp cooked in garlic oil, ham and cheese croquette’s and hangar steak. All 4 dishes were very good. Other couple ordered 4 dishes as well. They liked the food as well, but they had longer wait than we did. Waiter blamed kitchen instead of paying any attention to the order. He needs to be more attentive to his customers and not just an order taker. Overall the food was very good and we will return and hopefully outside tables will be in place this summer
  18. CK

    CariK

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good meal once again thank you Basso !!!
  19. SR

    SandraR

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Bartender and waiter were fantastic! Patio will be a welcome addition
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food , very good service, pleasant setting and great value
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Cute place. A little noisy but I chalk that up to an active Friday night - certainly not bothersome. The food options were great and we enjoyed a few small plates and one large mixed meat grill. Minor issue that the steak portion was pretty undercooked/raw but everything else was so good and we had a wonderful dinner.
  22. WK

    WestportKate

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Always been a big fan of Basso… Even before they opened in Westport. The food is consistently good. Unfortunately, since opening in Westport, the service is consistently mediocre. Yes, we have kids. Sure, I don’t mind paying $12 for a tiny bowl of pasta. But today they overdid when they charged me $22 for two “orders” of table bread…. It’s just not necessary.
  23. MA

    MartyA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, ambiance, and service. Lilliana is a superb host!!
  24. SA

    StephenA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! Food was outstanding service was way above average. We will definitely be going back.
  25. MT

    MeganT

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Amazing food. Service is pleasant but overall a bit slow.
  26. MR

    MRecchia

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always excellent. Service on an extremely busy day was also very good. The entire staff is so friendly and do their job well. The music is always lovely. The guitar player/singer add so much. We love Basso!
  27. e

    ekfcheung

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took my mom and wife for mother's day. Food was excellent, and service was great, especially given how busy they were
  28. B

    Bill

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Bossa's Italian Restaurant- wine bar I'd an excellent place to eat, and enjoy live music. The food is superior, the wait staff is personable, and very efficient, and the acoustics for live music is above average. We will definitely go back.
  29. J

    Jenn

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    I had a 7:30 reservation and they made me wait 20 minutes standing by the door because the table was not ready. No apologies or anything. Disappointed and will not be returning.
  30. MF

    MelissaF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food -a little smokey from the wood fire pizza stove!!
  31. LG

    LoveGreatFood

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food very mediocre...usually the case when the menu is that large and varied.
  32. DS

    DianaS

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the live music. Very fun vibe and good food.
  33. A

    Andrina

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent and solicitous wait staff, good food and convenient location with ample parking nearby. What more could one ask for?
  34. L

    Lorax

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Basso food, drinks and ambience are top notch. Be sure to stop in!
  35. LS

    LeoraS

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed the food and the service but it turned that they had live music and it was way too loud to have a conversation. Definitely check out their live music schedule if you are planning a date night! They should really turn down the amp for such a small space.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There was live Bassonova music, what a treat.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The waiter only came by once, after I had pushed aside my plate and my date was practically done with the meal. I wasn’t able to enjoy my meal because it was raw. I never even had the opportunity to get a new dish because no one ever came by. When I pointed it out to the waiter, all he could say “what can we do?” It was too late at that point to even get a new entree and honestly, I had lost my appetite.
  38. j

    jowct

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We tried Westport after Norwalk closed and found the food to be exceptional, but the ambiance a bit rustic. Service was relaxed and the staff warm and helpful.
  39. b

    bpke

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    Food, service and cocktails were all very good. However, we were not informed when making the reservation that there would be live music throughout our dinner. The band was talented but made it simply impossible to have a conversation with friends at dinner. The poor waiter had to shout to try and give us info on specials, but we still could not understand him. I wish we had been informed of the plan for music, we would have made other plans.
  40. LO

    LaraO

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, nice atmosphere and great service, highly recommend!

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 4.5 stars by 382 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 4 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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