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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Jay Prince and Friends Dance Party$10.00 per personPrepaid
Jul 29, 2021 onlyWhat a treat to have Jay Prince at Hal Prince Music and Entertainment and his friends back at Basso and for the first time, here, at our new home in Westport! A fun evening full of funk, jazz, blues, eclectic rock, DANCING, and delicious food and cocktails! Make your reservation as soon as you can! Music starts at 8:30pm.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Mixed Paella for Two
Traditional paella from valencia region (spain): arborio rice, chicken, calamari, chorizo, clams, mussels, shrimp, and saffron. Please allow at least 30 min prep time
homemade gnocchi with creamy shiitake mushroom sauce, drizzled with 36-month old white truffle oil
hydroponic boston lettuce, seedless grapes, candied walnuts, goat cheese with lemon-soy vinaigrette
Good experience overall, wait staff was friendly and attentive. Diverse menu to accommodate peoples' needs.
BEWARE IF YOU HAVE FOOD ALLERGIES. They served us the wrong appetizer. There are a few different potato dishes on the menu. I had ordered a gluten-free one because I have a gluten allergy, and they served us one that was not gluten-free. After we ate it, a server came to our table with the correct appetizer, and it was only then I realized what happened. They were apologetic, but TWICE more that evening, a server tried to give us the wrong food, and only when we said that isn't what we ordered, they looked around for the correct table. And when the bill came, they CHARGED ME for the potato dish.
Luckily my allergy is not life-threatening, but this situation could have been way worse.
The $16 cocktails are tiny and not worth the price.
The main dishes were tasty, which is the only reason this review isn't 1 star.
Gave our apps to the wrong table. That person ended up being gluten free and eating our croquettes thinking they were the potatoes. She was very upset knowing she’s be sick. Waited a long time for our meal. They tried to give our meals to the same couple. My husband’s lamb came more well than medium rare and my cavitelli chicken scarpiello seemed like it was under the warmer for awhile. Sad to say we won’t be back. Mediterranean margarita was awful.
We love this restaurant. Amazingly food. Chef Renato’s cooking is out of this world. Everything is delicious. The service is very good. Everyone is SO friendly. You are NOT rushed. Lots of good energy. Basso’s is a keeper.
Food is always excellent. Our new favorite restaurant!
A real find if you are a foodie. Wonderful & creative selections of both "small plates" and large. Knowledgeable and attentive staff, excellent drink, beer & wine selections.
Paella was outstanding! Service was terrific.
Delish small plates! Unfortunately the pizza oven is currently closed since it generates too much heat for the AC to handle in these sweltering temps.
Fabulous restaurant! The food is delicious and the space is great. Amazing chef and I can’t wait to go back!
Service was outstanding. Food could have been better. Need bread to be served with dishes with sauce. Don’t offer $10.00 bruschetta as the only choice. Put on a $2.00 bread charge if necessary. Add more sauce to tortilla tapas and ham croquette. Put more flavor on broccoli. Hangar steak was delicious. This could become a great place.
While the food was OK, the service was unbelievably bad. We waited over an hour and a half for appetizers to come to the table and after speaking with staff multiple times we still watched one table after the next receive their orders ahead of ours. Finally management stepped in. Sorry but it was too late. This town has too hot of a restaurant scene for this service to be acceptable.
We have eaten at Basso several times before and enjoyed our meals. Last night was really disappointing. I ordered the halibut special. The fish was overcooked, under seasoned and tasted like cardboard. My husband ordered the special tapas and the lobster salad, a meal that I have ordered many times and enjoyed. He only received 2 small pieces of lobster. This is unacceptable on an entree salad. The special tapas, a ravioli/burrata was dry and tasteless. Our guest was not happy with his appetizer and entree either, both undercooked. I am not sure if I am willing to return to Basso.
We go back again and again ... great service and good every time .
Food was good. Service was a bit slow. Definitely would return
Amazing service and even better food. Such a great spot in Westport.
Much too noise. Also, when reservation made, asked if celebration, and it was a birthday.
Why ask if no special attention?
The new location is awesome , modern and very cool. The food and service are outstanding . I love the place when it was in Norwalk and love even more in Westport.
Efficient and friendly staff! Small plates came quickly and were excellent.
Outstanding! Food was delicious! The staff was friendly, courteous and attentive! Couldn't ask for anything more!
Much much better than the old Basso in Norwalk. Better location, cool interior, more interesting menu. Food was good, and good choices for wines by the glass. Some very good cocktails too. Friendly service. Nice addition to the Westport restaurant scene.
Very enjoyable food is always good and nice ambiance thank you Basso !
There is a positive energy while still being able to relax and converse. The service was excellent; perfect timing and pace to our selections.
Basso’s Margherita pizza is the best! Just like in Naples... maybe even better ... and way more convenient.
If you were already a fan of Basso at its previous location you will love it even more now. If you haven’t tried Basso yet, what are you waiting for? Go now... you’ll be glad you did.
Best new restaurant in town. Love the food, music and everything.
I’ve been to Basso several times. The food is incredible and the staff is very nice. There was live music which added to the fun vibe.
Food was delicious. Just wish the drinks had an alcohol in it, otherwise fantastic place.
Paella for 2 was fabulous
It might have been an off night, but the food was mediocre and everything was very salty.
Our server was really not at the top of his game. Drinks/wine were overpriced.
Our first time there with the kids for an outdoor lunch for Father's Day. The entire team was incredibly welcoming and attentive to all our needs (and our energized Heads Up game:)). We can't wait to come back!
Friendly warm greetings and wonderful service. Food was outstanding.
Tables were a little close together so it was pretty loud and we were all talking over each other but overall everything else was fantastic and we will be back. A fantastic addition to the Westport dining scene!
Great food and service. Diverse and interesting menu. BUT very unhappy that they have instituted no corkage policy. That should be amended.
Loved the new location. Hadn’t been since the move from Norwalk. Perfect setting.
Food - basic, nothing elaborate, but good
Drinks - ok, overpriced for what you get
Service- good, but inconsistent between the servers
Overall- the place overpriced for what they offer.
In addition there is a $25 per person cover charge for the band (not all days) that seems excessive
Minor confusion and delays on our orders, but we understand the difficulties restaurants are having as we begin to ‘reopen’. We LOVE Basso and will return often!
What a great night! We sat in the newly added ally area and it was delightful. Our server and asst server were young and positive, polite & professional and it made our experience better. The suggested gnocchi and tuna coca were fantastic! We'll definitely be back and with friends.
Welcoming hostess and wonderful waiter! Service was timely and the food was delicious. We'll be back!
Best food & service! We keep going back again and again.
Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 354-6566.
Basso Restaurant & Wine Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 237 OpenTable diners.
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.