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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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12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
234 W 56th St, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-4302
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a restaurant by the NYC Hilton to meeting visiting friends, I came across Basso56. One of our party plays it safe in food choices and avoids the unusual. Basso56 offers selections to satisfy the food enthusiast looking for some interesting choices and a...More

Thank TMDEsq
Reviewed 1 week ago

Portions are adequate and the food was very good. We had basic spaghetti/meatballs (meatballs are superb). Moderately priced.

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding food, service and great at atmosphere. Chicken parmigiana was very good. Homemade pasta was excellent. Prices were what you would expect.

Thank hwhudson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had nice table in back for my mom's 70th bday, great service, everyone was so nice, even making hot cocoa for my kids on this cold night. Food was yummy, wasn't rushed at all. Portions are just enough, not too much food pre-theater, great wine,...More

Thank christina319
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very prime location, near Columbus Circle and theater District, 3 course luncheon at $24.95. excellent presentation, ample portions, very large selection of appetizers/salads, main, and dessert. I found equal to best available in San Francisco. During our stay in NYC, returned Three times. Last year,...More

Thank Cruiser-Gore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basso 56 is typical of several NYC Italian restaurants that aim to be a notch below the best Italian restaurants in the City. It is no better than average for its class. Good not great ambience, weak impersonal service, standard menu, professionally prepared but unexciting...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here and really enjoyed ourselves. Food was excellent and good value for money. We had veal parmigana and a pasta, Booth were tasty and delisious. The waiter was vert friendly and attentive.

Thank ktp_51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came in tonight with no reservations. The place was packed and people were waiting to get a table I thought for sure that I would be sent away or given some ridiculous wait time. The hostess went in the back and came back and said...More

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose Basso56 for a final lunch in NY before heading for the airport. We were welcomed by the owner and shown to a quiet table a little apart from the rest of the lunch crowd. The restaurant was half-full, with an animated buzz, but...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All very good in this Italian restaurant. From the welcoming service, and the not too noisy space, to the comfortable ambiance, all allows for a relaxing and enjoyable evening. Shrimp with cannellini beans, well made. Veal with mushroom, a bit rich for my liking, but...More

Thank pieroinusa
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Response from karen_evans2011 | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely but you would need to book.
28 October 2016|
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Response from Rebecca M | Reviewed this property |
No dress code.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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
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