Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar
A warm and welcoming place inspired by the culture of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean European regions with South American flair. An inventive menu of vibrant Mediterranean fare with South American accents revolves around an intimate and authentic setting, an expression of Chef Renato Donzelli’s cultural heritage featuring a wide range of flavors selected from around the world. From tapas, to main courses and desserts, artful presentations, a knowledgeable and friendly staff, and an unpretentious atmosphere. Once inside you're virtually transported to the old continent.
Basso supports local farms and vendors. Our ingredients are top notch and are locally sourced as much as possible. Basso's food is made from scratch at Basso and every item is made to order by our passionate team. Our menu features gluten free and vegan dishes.
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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
Fish of the Day | Halibut
pan seared halibut over sautéed broccolini, with herbed, roasted fingerling potatoes and a chanterelle mushroom sauce
pulled chicken and sofrito or certified angus ground beef pastry turnovers served with light spicy tomato sauce
Grilled Rack of Lamb
marinated grilled australian rack of lamb au jus served with scallion mashed potatoes and sauteed green beans
Great spot for a late snack or lunch.
Paco took great care of us and the food as always was delicious. My fourth visit in less than 2 months.
I don't know... We used to love this restaurant back when it was a smaller place in Norwalk. We felt like family and the attention was great. The food was better value and it was an intimate feel. Now with the move to a larger space in Westport, Basso feels just like any other restaurant in Fairfield County. Gone is the feeling of being familiar. The menu hasn't changed too much (they've added a few more salads and have pizza now), but something isn't the same. Portions are smaller, prices are higher. None of the entrees came with any vegetables. A request to have fish added to a caesar salad was refused although two of the other salads offered that as a price added option. We were seated right by the waiter's station and the tables seem to be a bit closer together than 6 feet. I don't know. I think with the abundance of other restaurants in the Fairfield County area, we'll be going elsewhere.
We love this place- we loved the old location too, but this one is soooooo good AND fun!!
Food here was good. Staff were attentive but not intrusive. While we enjoyed our small plates, they were just that. I understand the tapas concept but I feel the prices were somewhat inflated which is way I didn't give 5 starts.
I will go again.
Great vibe, especially given the Covid situation. Friendly and courteous hostess to attentive waitstaff and great quality food. Highly recommend.
Very solid, bottle wine pricing was consumer friendly.
Basso is always outstanding, from the food to the service. We loved it in Norwalk, and now have to travel a bit, but it is well worth it! Kudos to Chef Renato and his entire staff!!!
We have been going to Basso since it’s old location. This new location is much more convenient with respect to parking. The restaurant it self is more spacious and more upscale. The food continues to be excellent as it has always been and the service remains superb. This is a must go to restaurant
Amazing food and service I strongly recommend it
Wonderful cocktails, great food, superb service and a safe and relaxing ambience.
Excellent service and awesome food. Thank you for a great night!
Excellent experience!!! Food was awesome and wait staff terrific!! Our waiter recommend the appetizer which set the tone for a terrific meal! Highly recommend!!!
I wanted the paella for one as it was stated on the menu as a choice for one person or two people. The waiter advised me that I was not able to have the paella for one and I had to order the portion for two. It was misleading as the menu stated otherwise.
Our new favorite
Having heard lots of good things I was very excited to try Basso but I was extremely disappointed with the tapas! They were bland and uninteresting and part of our order was completely forgotten until we asked about it! But, the pizzas were delicious!
Great meal. Delicious, flavorful tapas. The vibe is great in the new Westport location. My only complaint was that is was freezing cold inside!
Really enjoyed this evening out, with good food and service. Much enjoyed. Ambiance was also great for a romantic evening out
Love the new space in Westport. Same friendly staff and great food
The food was amazing, the menu is diverse for all tastes and the service is excellent, 100% recommended
Wonderful new restaurant in town! The owners have put together a menu of small dishes that are well worth the price! Have eaten here multiple times now and every meal was delicious! This place is here to stay!! Great job!
The food and the service here are awesome. Loved this restaurant when they were in Norwalk and still love this restaurant in their new home in Westport. Highly recommend!
We had an early reservation so it was very quiet.
We had a very nice time.
Great new space, same wonderful food PLUS pizzas and new tapas. Fantastic! Good luck to all.
Great food and service. Tapas are perfect size. Pizza was a little burned on the bottom.
Great food and great service! Will be back and soon!
Westport- consider yourself lucky as a piece of heaven has moved into your town. Basso is the best restaurant in Connecticut hands down. All their food is prepared meticulously with the freshest ingredients. Always innovative special tapas on the menu but my favorite choices are the mussels fra diavolo, the gnocchi and the chicken scarpiello. Wonderfully diverse wine list and desserts to die for. I am always blown away when I come here and the ambiance of the restaurant is so warm and inviting that you'll never want to leave. Kudos to the owner Renato as he puts his heart and soul into this restaurant and is backed by a wonderful team of people giving you a first class dining experience- perfection.
An absolute gem! Outstanding food and drinks...nothing like it in Westport. GO NOW!!
Highly recommend Basso for a delicious and fun dining experience! We ordered many tapas and the Balela salad for dinner which were all incredibly flavorful. You could tell each dish was made with care and was presented beautifully. We will definitely go back to try more of the menu and the wood fired pizzas. Lovely space and very covid-safe. All the servers were warm, welcoming, and helpful. Already looking forward to going back!
We had a wonderful experience. Food was terrific, service done very well. We felt welcome from the minute we walked in the door. Looking forward to being loyal customers!
Wonderful atmosphere and food; just need to work on service, which was not attentive at all. Hopefully just new opening growing pains!
When I read about Basso opening and looked at the menu I was very excited to try it. It exceeded my expectations. I started with the Barrel-Aged Rye Manhattan. It was great. I had the halibut entree and my husband ordered the cavatelli chicken scarpariello. We both cleaned our plates. Amid the pandemic, it was so nice to go out, have a great cocktail, and eat delicious food. Excited to have a great new spot in the area.
Food and service were outstanding. Had several small plates and each was better than the one before.
Great addition to Westport dining.
The food was excellent. We sat upstairs so the service was a little slow. Very safe seating for social distancing. Can't wait to sit outside when weather allows.
We sat outside and pretended we were in Aspen!! The food was super hot and delish.
Basso's tapas offerings are a great opportunity to try an assortment of dishes while still leaving room for an entree and dessert. It's fun to try something different and to keep a favorite dish in the order. I highly recommend Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar.
Awesome place! Staff was wonderful and the food was delicious !
Took my friends out for dinner to celebrate the sale of their home and had the most amazing meal, attentive service and amazing ambiance. Loved it so much going back today for a girls lunch!
Food is always good and the service is awesome!
Excellent imaginative vegetable dishes for us non meat eaters. We were there on their second day open in Westport and it was early, so we the only ones there at before 5pm. Loved the asparagus, spinach and garbanzos, and pizzas.
Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 354-6566.
Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.
Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.bassobistrocafe.com/gift_certificate.php.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.