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234 W 56th St, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-4302
+1 212-265-2610
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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234 W 56th St, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-4302
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My cousin & I originally visited Basso56 in 2012 because of the high ratings on TripAdvisor. Five years later we returned because we knew it would be another delightful experience... it was just as magical this time around. I made reservations online for 7pm and...More

Thank Jen J
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate here on our first (non-show) night. The food was excellent and the service very good. It is located in a downstairs venue and it got just a bit stuffy and loud in there. But, I have to say, worth it! You sit very...More

1  Thank luvsmickey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Basso 56 for dinner while in NY as my wife really fancied Italian food. We found Basso56 online and booked in for a table. We turned up a little early but they managed to accommodate us so we didn't have to wait...More

Thank Mark O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend by our hotel concierge. We were only in town for three night ate here every night. Every course was excellent. Service outstanding staff so friendly. We would recommend to anyone.

1  Thank karen_evans2011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything feels right at Basso56 We love Italian food and finally found the place to go in NYC. Visiting from Europe and being familiar with the classic italian kitchen, we can give Basso56 five points for excellenct cooking and athmosphere. Thank you

2  Thank Molly M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the minute you enter this tiny downstairs restaurant, you escape the New York world. We sat and were greeted by our obviously Italian young waitress. Her accent was devine. We all had creative drinks. We shared a couple of appetizers, all excellent as were...More

1  Thank Berrythree
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a family dinner, 6 adults and 4 children. Reservations were for 6:30. 3 of the family members were stuck in traffic and arrived late. The staff could not have been more accommodating. They prepared the children's meals especially for them. The waiter Alfredo...More

1  Thank Mary R
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We went at the end of a Saturday evening service arriving just after 10pm so perhaps not the best time to visit. The food was average at best. The ravioli 'special pasta of the day' used store bought, frozen pasta. It was not freshly made...More

Thank Maria T
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We love Basso56 and being from Nova Scotia we have sent many people here and they all love it!! Alex is charming and oversees a great staff. Chef Paolo is very talented and puts out some great dishes. Alfredo is a great waiter and the...More

1  Thank Pat M
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Went to Basso56 before going to the NY Philharmonic. The service was great, perfect timing, informative and engaging. The bread and olive oil, Gamberi e Canellini, pasta with shrimp and asparagus and seafood risotto were excellent. Pasta is homemade. All the wines are from Italy,...More

2  Thank mikerfun
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a dress code?
29 October 2016|
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Response from Rebecca M | Reviewed this property |
No dress code.
Hi, does the restaurant have air con ? Thanks
14 August 2016|
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Response from HugoFabiano2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do.
Rhonda C
Hi! What is the appropriate attire for dinner at Basso56?
9 November 2015|
Response from panevino | Property representative |
Hello, The dress code is smart casual to dressy. Best, Alex
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:45
16:45 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:45
16:45 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:45
16:45 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:45
16:45 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:45
16:45 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 W 56th St, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-4302
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-265-2610
  • E-mail
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