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Basso Cafe Restaurant & Bar

124 New Canaan Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850-2617
+1 203-354-6566
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good19%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“lobster risotto” (10 reviews)
“bread” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
124 New Canaan Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850-2617
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been coming to Basso Cafe since the beginning 11 yrs ago. Food and service remain excellent. The change in lighting, decor and tables a major plus. Last night we started with grilled octopus and gazpacho. Excellent and the grilled octopus spectacular. Scallops and seafood...More

Thank Doubleeagle
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Very good food and service. Bottles of wine are reasonable and good. Menu limited but you can’t go wrong. Chef was excellent, so was the service

Thank RickBlane
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

The service is friendly and a little casual, but the food is carefully planned and executed. Delicious results. Save room for dessert!

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Had a lovely dinner there last week. We had the lobster risotto, again. It's one of our favorites. We made a reservation though not necessary for early dinner Wednesday night.

Thank ELLlady
Reviewed June 4, 2018

My son suggested we try this place. We were not disappointed. When he asked me what I thought-the only word I said was "amazing". Not only is the service top notch-but the presentation of the plates are perfect. The food is definitely one of the...More

Thank Shekse
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is smail but quaint. We called in for reservations to ensure we would get a table. It is nicely decorated and the lighting is good. We walked in and Cecilia seated us and gave us our menus. For drinks we ordered red Sangria...More

Thank Andres72423
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Group of 12 . Host worked with staff to order dishes family style. We were charged over 54$ for 3 plates of shishito pepper appetizers at 8$ a plate. Their explanation was we were served bigger plates. We were charged for 48$ for 8$ plates...More

2  Thank Irene C
Reviewed February 27, 2018

Small plates are delicious and the variety is interesting..Calamari delicious. Tres leches dessert is the best I’ve ever had. Service friendly and helpful. BUT $7.00 for cappuccino is totally unacceptable!!

Thank marenaps
Reviewed January 4, 2018

We've been to Basso twice and had a great meal both times.Service is good, given it being a small restaurant, still the servers are good maneuvering around the tables and giving their guests the proper amount of attention to make the meal enjoyable. The food...More

Thank RalphMerc
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

We’re from Montreal and come to Norwalk regularly to visit family and after all these years we never miss the opportunity to go to Basso Cafe; we enjoy much it’s excellent food and friendly atmosphere. I had the steak from the special menu served with...More

1  Thank Paul V
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March 10, 2016|
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Response from Frank D | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your interest in our menu and restaurant. Our prices range from $6-15 for appetizers/tapas and entrees range from $18-38. We only use the freshest, organic ingredients, locally sourced dairy and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
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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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