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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%
Travellers talk about
“seafood risotto” (70 reviews)
“wild boar ragu” (20 reviews)
“panna cotta” (21 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:30All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
234 W 56th St, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-4302
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Reviewed yesterday

This was such a refreshing departure from other restaurants in this price range in Manhattan. The food was fresh and flavorful. The fettucine with scallops was delicious and the vegetables were crisp and nicely spiced. Another plus is that we were not rushed and the...More

1  Thank MAry B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A cosy little underground restaurant, our meals , risotto, chicken parmigiana and seafood spaghetti were all very nice, finished off with the chocolate cake special between the 3 of us- plus coffee all for $230 inc tip and tax. The staff were prompt but not...More

Thank 13Astroboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here because it was close and were delighted with the warmth of the service and the simple, fresh food. Portions were ample. You could eat a healthy Mediterranean meal choosing salads and seafood or a more decadent one with cheesy pasta dishes.

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So lucky to find this cozy restaurant close to our hotel, Courtyard by Marriott, Central Park. We had an amazing dinner before the opera. We had Mesculina e Noci salad (excellent!), and pasta dishes of course. My Gnocchi Tartufo were mouthwatering, such a perfect sauce...More

1  Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small, excellent bar, attentive wait staff, excellent Italian food. Seems like locals and frequent visitors dine here. Will return.

Thank Clayton B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I found this little restaurant one night. We have the chance of living relatively close to NYC (6h Drive) so when we go for a long weekend , Basso 56 is on our short list of Must go restaurants. The pasta is...More

1  Thank James P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the fried calamari, bucatini amatricana, and the bolognese and loved all of it! The special dessert was a tartufo and was very delicious - would recommend for couples or smaller families for it is a very cozy restaurant and a little small.

1  Thank Michaela B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a terrific experience here this week. Had the wild boar ragu with papardelle which was moist and delicious. My wife had the branzino and ate it all. Enough said. Very reasonably priced wine list. Our waiter on top of our every need.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was there for lunch and they have a good 2/3-course menu to choose from. Portions are sufficient. Prices are reasonable. Food is fresh and delicious. Espresso is just the way it should be! Service is also very efficient and waiters are helpful. I liked...More

1  Thank Franeczka
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Basso56 is a cozy Italian restaurant on West 56th Street near Broadway in New York’s theatre district. It has a varied menu of Italian favorites. I started with a glass of Montepulciano, which had a soft flavor, strong color and gentle tannins. That was followed...More

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10 July 2017|
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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

Rating summary
  • Food
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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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
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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