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Basso Cafe Restaurant & Bar

124 New Canaan Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850-2617
+1 203-354-6566
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good17%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“lamb” (17 reviews)
“sea scallops” (8 reviews)
“tapas” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish, French, Gluten Free Options
124 New Canaan Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850-2617
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

I waited for a second visit, and another couple's corroborating thoughts to write this sad review. For years, Basso has been a favorite ---- many, many dinners, lunches and carry-out. Not so anymore. Something has changed. If I were to guess, the place has been...More

Thank m0uthful
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was told by a family member and friends that this restaurant was amazing. I wasn't sure because the location isn't the best. I WAS WRONG ! I had a fantastic dinner with my girlfriend. The service was excellent too. I can't say enough about...More

Thank Ricardo J
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We’ve eaten at Basso several times in the Last year both as a couple and with friends. The menu is super interesting and the food itself is absolutely delicious. Great wine and cocktail menu and was also BYO as an option when we visited which...More

Thank PJM75
Reviewed 9 August 2017

went there for dinner with 4 friends..I was so looking forward to some great Italian food...well all i got was a headache.. They don't know if they are Italian, Brazilian, Portuguese...food was not flavorful at all.. i don't see them lasting..

Thank Anthony22LL
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Eclectic menu of tapas, Italian standby's and specials of all kinds. All well prepared, fresh and with care. Friendly service with a smile, feeling of pride to the place. Nice drink menu as well. Kind of out of the way for us, but get there...More

1  Thank beenthereNy
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We live in Montreal and come regularly to Norwalk. When we're here we never miss the opportunity to spend a dinner at Basso Cafe. The combination of very creative and refined cuisine with a relaxed environment always makes it a special moment where we can...More

1  Thank Paul V
Reviewed 16 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
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...More

3  Thank Msmouse1
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...More

Thank 299andrewz
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11 March 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

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  • 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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