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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%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
234 W 56th St, Between 8th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-4302
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been visiting NYC for over 40 years. I think NYC is a little over-rated regarding their restaurants. It's hard to find the full package where you receive excellent food, quality, presentation, service, all at a reasonable price. Basso 56 is a fave because...More

Thank Cara1313
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is fantastic. The flavours, the food, the staff, the services. Fairly small restaurant that you could easily miss and walk past...but please don't. You have to try it in here. Truly amazing.

1  Thank ChrisGower1975
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for dinner before the theatre. Our reservations were for 5:45 and they seated us almost immediately when we walked in the door. We had already decided against appetizers, but our waiter (Aleksander) convinced us to try the prosciutto wrapped smoked Gouda. OMG was...More

Thank Loves2DiveTX
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We went to NY for the day. I found BASSO56 on TA. It was all amazing. Sabrina was super helpful with wine selection and pairing. Helped with kids orders. I had homemade fettuccine Alfredo and loved it. If you like Italian style cheesecake you'll enjoy...More

2  Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 19 July 2017

My midtown "go to" restaurant. We are always greeted & seated with a genuine appreciation for our presence at Basso56. Waitstaff is excellent and there are a few exceptional standouts. Nice wine list and cocktail choices. Menu selection has just enough choices and variety, and...More

1  Thank NickDanger38
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Arrived early and was seated promptly. We shared mussels for our starter and they were just ok, but barely enough for one. My wife had lamb chops which were delicious, I had veal which was a little tough and overlooked. Not overly generous on portions!...More

1  Thank Graham M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We've been going to Basso 56 for as long as they've been on 56 thSt. The food always wonderful. The service excellent.we're always greeted with a smile. We usually go pre or post theater and always a special meal. My favorite is Seafood Pasta in...More

1  Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Simply the best Italian restaurant in NYC. We've been in Italy many times and we have info to compare. One of the best tiramisu we've tried here, in NY

1  Thank 818vladimir1982
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We went to Basso56 based on a friends recommendation and it didn't disappoint. We just came back from a trip to Sicily so our 'real homemade Italian' radar was on high alert and Basso56 delivered. For starters, I had the buratta special and my husband...More

3  Thank lutzboy
Reviewed 25 June 2017

If you are near 56th St and looking for a place for dinner you have to try Basso56. The place is fantastic! Staff is on point with recommendations and service. Check out the specials for the evening.....we had seafood risotto and it was the best!!...More

2  Thank snapkpop
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Response from karen_evans2011 | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely but you would need to book.
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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
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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