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Basso Cafe Restaurant & Bar

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124 New Canaan Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850-2617
+1 203-354-6566
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Derek K
Connecticut
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 ate started swimming upstream along with the chicken pasta dish that I should not have... More 

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Thank chadct
Rowayton, Connecticut
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 of. Possibly it is a victim of its own success, but my impression is that... More 

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Thank oystertravels
Norwalk, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 weren't busy (One other table other than ours), it would have been easier to do... More 

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Thank Ann Z
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 had a number of the tapas and there was not one we didn't like. We... More 

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Thank Janet1105
Norwalk, Connecticut
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank riverterrace41
Stamford CT
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285 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Just enjoyed our first visit to Basso, and it won't be our last. We were there early on a Saturday night (6 pm) although the place was packed by the time we left at 8. Service was attentive, well-informed, and helpful; the atmosphere casual and pleasant. Our party of four loved the Basso salad, the mussels, the scallops, the rack... More 

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Thank SandyRiver
Norwalk, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We tried to get inside but the hostess said all tablers were reserved...this happens all the time they leave tables vacant waiting for layer reservations who may or may not show up...it turned out 2 tables were still empty when we finally left...we were outside in a rocky table right on the street and Mosquitos got me.."now the service was... More 

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1 Thank Morganna
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I had something they called "Caldo Gallego". It had nothing to do with that Spanish dish from Galicia, had a lot of meat in it, and overpowered the entire dish. Then I had the risotto with lobster. The rice was hard, and the piece of lobster were hard and chewy. That was 0 for 2. E X P E N... More 

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1 Thank EpicureAndPoor
Norwalk, Connecticut
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Terrible. The Pulpo a la Gallega, is a culinary nonsense, bad taste and lack of wit. The lamb, without exhibiting excessive imagination accompanied of a fluffy rice. The desserts without variety. The bar without provisions, there was no Baylis, or Tia Maria. Expensive, good attention, the waiter do not knew what to say when we asked for something and he... More 

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1 Thank ricfeliu
Frank D, General Manager at Basso Cafe Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Once Again, we consider your opinion is more a personal attack than a legitimate review, the pulpo: one of the best app in Fairfield county genuine authentic recipe; the lamb is served with creamy green peas risotto, (creamy no fluffy) we have a FULL bar stock with everything we need to provide a extensive variety of drinks and we do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
An exciting blend of Mediterranean fusion and world flavours has won Basso Cafe 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. Diners are welcome to bring their own alcohol for a small corkage fee.

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