Basso Restaurant & 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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Flamenco Dancing and LIVE Spanish Guitar$15.00 per personPrepaid
Apr 15 - May 20, 2021Sangria your evening away while you enjoy LIVE Flamenco dancing by Rebecca Thomas to the tune of Pedro Jimenez's Spanish guitar and song. $15 cover charge includes the show and a complimentary glass of Red Sangria per guest. Show starts promptly at 7 PM and ends at 10 PM.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
hydroponic boston lettuce, seedless grapes, candied walnuts, goat cheese with lemon-soy vinaigrette
homemade gnocchi with creamy shiitake mushroom sauce, drizzled with 36-month old white truffle oil
Cavatelli Chicken Scarpariello
cavatelli pasta tossed with boneless chicken in hot cherry peppers, white wine, and fresh lemon sauce
Enjoyed delicious tapas with a friend for dinner. Food is great and the staff is absolutely lovely. Will be back over and over.
Felt safe as the spacing was appropriate and everything was very clean.
Great spot. Live music made it a bit loud but the food is good. Service was great!
A lovely place with fantastic food, we will be back!
super delicious, varied menu; a wonderful addition to the town's dining scene
Great drinks and food on date night.
Very enjoyable first time visiting Basso.
More than just delicious food, Basso has heart and soul. The new location is perfect with outdoor dining and/or open door dining.
The pizzas are delicious and the appetizers too. Staff always attentive & friendly. One of my favorite new dining spots these days.
Dined here for lunch on the outdoor patio, which is understandably being stretched to accommodate more diners there. Our table of 4 was uncomfortable and on a considerable angle on the sidewalk. The food, mostly tapas, was good and even very good, though portions were exceedingly small, even for tapas. The hanger steak was 3 or 4 extremely small bites...likely less than 2 ounces of meat. The salad was only average and the margarita pizza, while tasty, was very expensive. Service was friendly but lagging, despite not being crowded. We had an issue when the check came as our check was apparently given to the wrong table while we were given their's (over $100 more); understandably mistakes happen but it felt like they were attempting to have us pay their check. And finally, while it has been a very challenging climate for restaurants (and many other small businesses), as a customer it is very off-putting to receive a check with pre-populated tip amounts ranging from 30% on the high side to 20% on the low side. It's obnoxious - anyone who wishes to leave more than a 20% tip can always do so but suggesting that it is the lower end of the gratuity scale is not doing their establishment any favors.
Great service, and excellent food! Definitely going back!
Charming service. Delicious food. Original cocktails.
The octopus was amazing & the gnocchi with mushrooms as well. Unfortunately, all of the tapas we ordered were brought out at once, so we couldn't relax & savor each dish. Also, I told our server about my allergies at the onset & he did not pay attention & brought a dish that could have made the evening end badly if I hadn't caught it.
Great choices on the menu. Outdoor seating is a bonus. Service was top notch!
Wonderful food! Went with my two teenagers and they both found things they loved.
We have been going to Basso since they were in Norwalk. First time at the new location. Just beautiful. Everything was superb.
One of my favorite restaurant food in Fairfield County - the experience immensely better at their new home in Westport. It’s a wonderful room. Service as always is fantastic. And Chef Renato’s food isn’t to be missed
Excellent food and drinks..
Pizza and chicken on a brick!
Great music by the band, but it is too loud to have any kind of conversation.
So will go for the food on a night the band is not playing. The stripped bass and tres leches were wonderful.
Fantastic food. Great cocktails. Looking forward to trying everything on the menu. A truly Spanish experience.
Food very good. Service terrible - waiter poorly trained. Bait and switch on wine list. Too many better options in Fairfield County.
The best thing to come to Westport since sliced bread...the drinks, innovative and a feast for the senses...the food, traditional with a flair and delicious (the truffle fries and basso salad are a MUST TRY!)...the service, impeccable and warm....the ambiance, relaxed, current with a nod to nostalgia and heritage (stunning Sophia Loren painting that covers nearly the entire wall). Went for a Sunday brunch and can't wait to get back....will definitely be in the weekly date night rotation.
Basso had the best octopus dish I’ve ever tried. The rice balls were a perfect consistency and flavor, even the simple spinach and chick peas was enjoyable. Terrific mussels, and large in size. We had a nice time.
This is one of my favorite restaurants of all time. The quality of the food is high & consistent, and the tapas menu is fabulous because you will want to try a little of everything. The chef/owner, Renato, is a great guy and it shows in his service and food. You can feel comfortable dressing up a bit or going casually in jeans. The outdoor tables are lovely with heaters if needed but now that it is getting warmer, they can open the floor to ceiling doors so that it feels like an indoor/outdoor dining experience. During COVID it has felt safe and the hours are great- open 7 days a week from 11:30am -10pm! (On Sunday it opens at 11am and on Friday and Saturday it is open till 11pm) Try the homemade gnocchi, the tuna coca, the basso salad, one of the wood fired pizzas, eggplant parm, or chicken scarpariello with a good kick. The tres leches for dessert is a must every time we go! And let us not forget about the drinks...the cucumber martini, the bee keeper, and the spicy margarita are all some favorites.
Great service and a diverse menu. Wonderful experience. The staff is top notch and for me, that makes thus a must tdy
We love this place
Food is fantastic! Everything on Menu sounds delicious so hard to decide. Ordered mainly seafood/fish and it was cooked to perfection and soon became a favorite. We have been a couple of times now and have been pleased each time !
It was superb experience. Food is fresh and had an outstanding taste. Service is polite and timely. Music was appropriate for the mood and created a very cozy athmosphere,
We tried this restaurant as a new addition in town. Two adults two tweens. The mixed cocktails were pretty pricey, wine was reasonable. The sodas that the kids ordered were the smallest glasses full of ice and overpriced. They charged a dish of plain pasta with butter for one of my children $18 for a kids portion which I think is absolutely ridiculous. In addition my other daughter had a pasta dish, kids meal and it was $28. One of the reasons that I will not return is because they are completely out of alignment for children’s portions/meals. This will not be a place I would return for a family dinner. Also the two adults shared the mixed grill plate for two. The chicken was very dry, beef was cooked just fine and the sausage was ok. Probably won’t return.
We were very happy with our meal - great menu and great food / service
Wonderful new addition to the Westport restaurant scene.
Great menu. Some of my favs include Osso Bucco, Chicken under a Brick, Paella, Funghi Pizza, spinach & Chick peas, Brussels sprouts, tres leche for dessert
The inside was beautiful and the food was great! Will definitely be coming back here, very glad to have found this restaurant.
Great spot for a late snack or lunch.
Paco took great care of us and the food as always was delicious. My fourth visit in less than 2 months.
I don't know... We used to love this restaurant back when it was a smaller place in Norwalk. We felt like family and the attention was great. The food was better value and it was an intimate feel. Now with the move to a larger space in Westport, Basso feels just like any other restaurant in Fairfield County. Gone is the feeling of being familiar. The menu hasn't changed too much (they've added a few more salads and have pizza now), but something isn't the same. Portions are smaller, prices are higher. None of the entrees came with any vegetables. A request to have fish added to a caesar salad was refused although two of the other salads offered that as a price added option. We were seated right by the waiter's station and the tables seem to be a bit closer together than 6 feet. I don't know. I think with the abundance of other restaurants in the Fairfield County area, we'll be going elsewhere.
We love this place- we loved the old location too, but this one is soooooo good AND fun!!
Food here was good. Staff were attentive but not intrusive. While we enjoyed our small plates, they were just that. I understand the tapas concept but I feel the prices were somewhat inflated which is way I didn't give 5 starts.
I will go again.
Great vibe, especially given the Covid situation. Friendly and courteous hostess to attentive waitstaff and great quality food. Highly recommend.
Very solid, bottle wine pricing was consumer friendly.
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 4.7 stars by 153 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.