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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%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“di parma” (2 reviews)
“tapas” (11 reviews)
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish, French, Gluten Free Options
124 New Canaan Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850-2617
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank Paul V
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
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

2  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
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
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...More

2  Thank chadct
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...More

2  Thank oystertravels
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...More

Thank Ann Z
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...More

Thank Janet1105
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
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Menu and prices
10 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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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