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Basso Cafe Restaurant & Bar

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124 New Canaan Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850-2617
+1 203-354-6566
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Very cute restaurant with parking on New Canaan ave which is a nice change from SoNo. Very good food and the ambiance is great. Perfect for date night.

Thank Esther R
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389 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Went to this highly rated restaurant with a group of 8 on Saturday night. We had a reservation weeks in advance and at the recommendation of several friends who were in attendance and TA we were excited to go. Saturdays are busy times but there were no lines out the door and plenty of staff to cover the tables. we... More 

2 Thank Msmouse1
Stamford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We eat at Basso regularly and are always impressed with the innovative and outstanding cuisine, excellent service and warm environment. The Basso salad is wonderful with bib lettuce, goat cheese, candied walnuts and a lovely lemon-miso dressing. Lobster risotto is full of lobster, rich and hearty, rack of lamb is cooked beautifully and full of flavor and their homemade "peasant"... More 

Thank 299andrewz
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Super cute little restaurant. Every meal I've had there has been excellent. My wife has never gotten past the wood plank chicken.

Thank Derek K
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We ate here about a week ago. The lamb and the lobster salad were wonderful. My wife's lobster risotto was ok mostly lobster scraps in soggy risotto. We had a wonderful evening. However, about 1 1/2 hours after we got home the sautéed sardines I ate started swimming upstream along with the chicken pasta dish that I should not have... More 

2 Thank chadct
Rowayton, Connecticut
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We have dined (not luncheons) three times in last eight months, and the restaurant is either going to establish itself as a truly 4.5-5 star operation, or it is going to slide off the edge to providing a meal, but nothing to truly be proud of. Possibly it is a victim of its own success, but my impression is that... More 

2 Thank oystertravels
Norwalk, Connecticut
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We have been here before and the food was delicious. We made reservations for a small group. When we made the reservations, we specifically asked for separate checks, but upon arrival we were told no separate checks. What a nightmare for the waitress- since you weren't busy (One other table other than ours), it would have been easier to do... More 

Thank Ann Z
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We have passed by here a number of times only just living down the road and are really sorry not to have come in sooner! The food is excellent, the drinks are delicious and the service was great! Pork belly is a must try. We had a number of the tapas and there was not one we didn't like. We... More 

Thank Janet1105
Norwalk, Connecticut
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I tried this place for lunch recently and we were pleasantly surprised. Great atmosphere, service and excellent tapas. The octopus in particular was a standout. We will definitely return.

Thank riverterrace41
Stamford CT
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291 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Just enjoyed our first visit to Basso, and it won't be our last. We were there early on a Saturday night (6 pm) although the place was packed by the time we left at 8. Service was attentive, well-informed, and helpful; the atmosphere casual and pleasant. Our party of four loved the Basso salad, the mussels, the scallops, the rack... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Italian, French, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 New Canaan Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850-2617
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Norwalk
  • Phone Number: +1 203-354-6566
An exciting blend of Mediterranean fusion and world flavours has won Basso Cafe Restaurant & Bar in Norwalk praise from The New York Times. Irresistible homemade pasta creations and tender meat recipes sit alongside flavours of Latin America and the Orient, with a dessert list that is bursting with rich, decadent treats. The full Bar offers a great handpicked selections of wine as well as crafted cocktails and beer.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?