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234 W 56th St, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-4302
+1 212-265-2610
16:45 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:45
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:45 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:45
Fri 16:45 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had Spaghetti and Meatballs and Chicken Parm. Meatballs and both dishes in general were great. Fresh ingredients and friendly service. Highly recommend.

Thank Jeb B
NY area
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Basso56 provided a lovely, gracious dinner at a reasonable price (for Manhattan). We walked over from Carnegie Hall, and we arrived with a handful of potential problems for the staff: We were in a bit of a hurry. We had reservations for four, but showed up with six. Some of us wanted a full dinner, but one wanted just an... More 

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Bernalillo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The narrow entrance belies the excellent dining experience within. We visited for dinner on a snowy Manhattan evening, and were very pleased with the decor, food and service. Clean, modern lines, with plenty of light-colored wood, bright tile and glass divide the space in three areas, each with only a few tables. "Cozy" is a good word to describe the... More 

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Park Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This small and nicely decorated restaurant had really good, attentive service, and a good sized menu which could please a variety of tastes. Prices were reasonable and I had an excellent beef special with risotto that had such good flavor I wish I had 2 plates! The only complaint was that appetizer of sliced tomatoes and cheese seemed small for... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back again after a few years. The food and service are still excellent. Fantastic home-made pasta. Will be back again when looking for Italian food in midtown.

1 Thank jjoshua
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice people own and work at this restaurant. My experience: The dressing on the salads was excessive to the point it was repugnant. As for the bolognese sauce,(each of us had it) was poorly plated and bland. It certainly wasn't cooked for 3 hours--as necessary. I also doubt it had anything more than ground beef in the recipe. The... More 

2 Thank ProFoodEditor
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come to Basso56 at least once per business trip (every other month) from Chicago. I found it by accident one evening and ate at the bar. Food is outstanding. Home-made pasta is great. I tend to order the artichoke salad and switch off between the branzino, trout and the spinach ravioli. Brought my wife on my last visit and... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really good meal. I had the Red Beet Gnocchi and it was really tasty. We also had a few appetizers which were good as well. I recommend this place for a good Italian meal in a nice, intimate atmosphere.

Thank Theresa W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we ordered was delicious. The service was friendly and efficient. Lovely Italian food. The Panna Cotta is a must if you like the dish. Our party of four all had different pasta dishes and as I said, all were delicious.

Thank Marcia B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was top notch---kind, competent and friendly server--without being intrusive. It was wonderful. My friend and I sat for two hours and did not feel rushed. The wine list is fantastic. There are great choices in every price range. Next time I am in NYC, I will eat there again. It is a magical place. Thank you!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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