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234 W 56th St, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-4302
+1 212-265-2610
16:00 - 22:00
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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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Richmond, Virginia
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274 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We come to NYC about once a year for a few days of culture. Basso56 is a regular stop for us for one of our dinners. They are clever and caring enough to know and welcome you back if you have been there before. As usual, the food was perfect. The restaurant is relatively small and is intimate. Service is... More 

Thank phu14
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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592 reviews
415 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an excellent business dinner at Basso56. The menu had a nice offering of Italian dishes and some specials. They also had a nice wine list. My veal osso buca was excellent. My guests had the veal Parmesan. The noise level was very good so we could have a conversation. Service was excellent. Enjoy.

Thank BAHuston3
Glen Head, New York
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81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I made a reservation at Basso 56 based on the reviews here. I needed a restaurant near Carnegie Hall and this was perfect! We were a table of five and all had pasta (homemade) dishes that were amazingly delicious. The gnocchi were light as they should be. The staff was welcoming and attentive without being overbearing. They serve bread and... More 

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San Diego, California
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101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were looking for a restaurant within walking distance of The Manhattan Club and came across reviews for this little bistro. There were seven of us meeting for an early dinner, and each of us were very impressed with the ambiance, food, presentation, and service. Thanks to all of the earlier reviewers for convincing us to give it a try---we... More 

Thank Fallbrookian
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate at Basso 56 to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary on March 17, 2017. Everything about the restaurant was outstanding. Our Server, Mihaela, was excellant. She was attentive but not overbearing. Mihaela made several recommendations to us and they were very much welcomed. By the way, did I say the food and presentations wonderful. I highly recommend Basso 56.

Thank nevnab
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 16 yr old daughter and I ate here for dinner. It was awesome! Very quiet and quant. If you are looking for a fancy night for dinner, then this is the place.

Thank Robyn-TK
Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great restaurant, beautifully presented food which tasted as good as it looked, attentive friendly service.Lovely fresh pasta, great desserts. Excellent quality food and not overpriced, I would definitely eat here again.

Thank Rozee2013
Jersey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just dropped in here without a reservation.they accommodated the 3 of us. My husband and I had the best steak that I can ever remember. Great wine,lovely desert and amazing friendly service

Thank TracyStead0123
Buffalo, New York
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130 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Haven't been here in about 6 years and it was so good to be back. I was eating alone so I decided to just eat at the little bar up front, met this great guy Peter and enjoyed great conversation with the Bartender. Food was excellent as its always been. I enjoyed Papardelle All'Abruzzese Con Ragu Di Cinghiale, so amazing... More 

Thank NYBuffalomike
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the moment, the best place for the wine! We stayed twice and I really loved Pappardelle Abruzzese! I'm from Abruzzo, my Region in Italy, and I can say it was a very special dish!!! About wine: several from Abruzzo and I liked cause they have some of the best red wine! Good place and very kind service!!!

Thank Domenico M

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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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