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234 W 56th St, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-4302
+1 212-265-2610
15:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:45 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:45
Fri 16:45 - 23:00
Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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Ohiya, Sri Lanka
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

TLDR; Extravagant take on classic and modern Italian dishes for expensive tastes. Great before a show or event. Not for chowing down. This small restaurant has the classic, downstairs space which is very well-lit and accommodates couples, families, and business dinners. Being set in the middle of the city on a busy street, the place draws a good crowd by... More 

1 Thank AuspiciousBreaker
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was so good we ate dinner there twice this past week. The calamari with eggplant, wild bass, grilled lamb chops and sides of mashed potatoes and spinach were particularly delicious. Service was attentive and helpful. A wonderful find close to the theater district.

Thank WildRose79
Wilton, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Basso 56 , is one of those rare finds, tucked in a busy neighborhood. The restaurant is small and cozy and good for intimate dinners or out with friends. The food is consistently top notch and the staff friendly and professional. I would recommend reservations even on a typical quiet restaurant night Basso 56 is full.

Thank nathboyd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Great service. Wonderful atmosphere. Great choice for a business dinner but could be a nice option too for a romantic dinner

Thank Arabel d
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were looking for an Italian place to eat on a Thursday night. We were staying near Lincoln Center and wanted to find somewhere nearby, possibly within walking distance. We wanted something nice but not stuffy/expensive. Based on Tripadvisor reviews, we decided to give the restaurant a try. I'm so glad we did! We were able to... More 

1 Thank dundavies87
Mahwah, New Jersey
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was fine for a party of 12. Food is good priced okay for Manhattan. Would I go there every time in the city? No as I have other favorite cities. But if someone told me we were eating there, I'd be looking forward it.

Thank PeterHa1
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have had the pleasure of eating on 4 occasions at this wonderful Italien restaurant near Time Square. This is the first with my Familly (normally the night before the GFNY with fellow cyclists). My Familly is unanimous that Basso 56 was our best meal during our trip to NYC. The service is perfect,the decor and ambiance great and the... More 

1 Thank Simon C
Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food. Outstanding olive oil and olives! Had Fungi porcini mushroom past and were really good.

Thank Rikabra
Merrick, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

My husband and I continue to frequent this restaurant because it's consistently good. The service is great, the drinks are amazing and the food tastes as good as any top Italian restaurant. Plus the location makes it easy to visit when in the city. I highly recommend it and check out the specials which are always a treat.

1 Thank Lisa P
New Hampshire
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We did not have a reservation, but got lucky and were seated immediately . I was in the mood for spaghetti and meatballs and although it is not on the menu, it was a special that evening. Another special was a slow roasted beef chop with a mushroom risotto . The home made spaghetti coupled with the fabulous home made... More 

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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
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
15:00 - 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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