Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.8
133 reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Welcome to Basso Restaurant and 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.

Visit bassobistrocafe.com for more info.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 133 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBillC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great spot for a late snack or lunch.

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vipSarathiR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Paco took great care of us and the food as always was delicious. My fourth visit in less than 2 months.

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DJRAD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place- we loved the old location too, but this one is soooooo good AND fun!!

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PieroT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

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KenS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibe, especially given the Covid situation. Friendly and courteous hostess to attentive waitstaff and great quality food. Highly recommend.

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Bingo
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Very solid, bottle wine pricing was consumer friendly.

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MargaretO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!!!

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vipCraigC
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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vipwestportfood
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service I strongly recommend it

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MilissaM
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful cocktails, great food, superb service and a safe and relaxing ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and awesome food. Thank you for a great night!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience!!! Food was awesome and wait staff terrific!! Our waiter recommend the appetizer which set the tone for a terrific meal! Highly recommend!!!

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vipKentlouisjr
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our new favorite

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vipDelighted
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

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!

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MelanieV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal. Delicious, flavorful tapas. The vibe is great in the new Westport location. My only complaint was that is was freezing cold inside!

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vipHenriv
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really enjoyed this evening out, with good food and service. Much enjoyed. Ambiance was also great for a romantic evening out

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Kelly
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Love the new space in Westport. Same friendly staff and great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, the menu is diverse for all tastes and the service is excellent, 100% recommended

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vipshim49
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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vipanonymous
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had an early reservation so it was very quiet.
We had a very nice time.

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vipDavidA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great new space, same wonderful food PLUS pizzas and new tapas. Fantastic! Good luck to all.

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Maddy
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and service. Tapas are perfect size. Pizza was a little burned on the bottom.

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vipanonymous
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service! Will be back and soon!

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CarrieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolute gem! Outstanding food and drinks...nothing like it in Westport. GO NOW!!

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vipLiseygirl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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vipDocP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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vipRandyH
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and food; just need to work on service, which was not attentive at all. Hopefully just new opening growing pains!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipMike
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were outstanding. Had several small plates and each was better than the one before.

Great addition to Westport dining.

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ValerieF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

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.

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vipWestporteats
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside and pretended we were in Aspen!! The food was super hot and delish.

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Lorax
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place! Staff was wonderful and the food was delicious !

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AmandaF
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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JanetL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always good and the service is awesome!

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SueandJim
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

FAQs

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.

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