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Basso56

  • $$$
  • Italian
  • 234 W 56th St, New York 10019 40.765528 -73.98265
  • (Btwn Broadway & 8th Ave)
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  • (212) 265-2610
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Antipasti

Tortino Di Melanzane Alla Parmigiana Baked eggplant alla parmigiana with tomato sauce, Parmesan cheese fresh mint and basil.    15.50
Fritto Misto Di Carciofi E Zucchine Crispy fried artichokes and zucchini drizzled with taleggio cheese fondue.    16.50
Crocchetta Di Granchio Fresh jumbo lump crabcake, arugula salad and homemade tartar sauce.    18.50
Calamari Alla Griglia Marinated grilled fresh calamari over roasted eggplant puree and baby arugula salad.    16.50
Calamari Dorati Golden fried calamari served with lightly spiced tomato sauce.    16.50
Caprese Di Bufala E Peperoni Arrostiti Imported fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese, sliced tomatoes, fresh basil and roasted red peppers.    16.50
Gamberi E Canellini Grilled shrimp and white Tuscan beans, fresh rosemary and extra virgin olive oil.    15.50
Guazzeto Di Cozze Sauteed mussels in a light tomato broth or white wine, garlic and lemon.    16.50
Bresaola Alla Valtellina Thinly sliced air dried beef with arugula salad and parmesan shavings drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and lemon.    16.50

Insalate

Mista Della Casa Radicchio, endive, baby arugula and tomatoes with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.    12.00
Cavolo E Mela Organic baby kale, avocado, grannysmith apple and fresh buffalo ricotta cheese.    14.50
Rughetta E Pere Al Caprino Baby arugula, dijon pear, fennel and goat cheese in a champagne vinaigrette.    14.00
Bietole E Spinaci Sliced red beets, vidalia onions, spinach leaves and dry aged ricotta cheese.    14.00
Carciofi E Parmigiano Baby artichokes and Parmesan shavings with lemon and truffle oil.    15.50
Mesculina E Noci Mixed field greens, gorgonzola cheese, roasted walnuts and dried cranberries.    12.50
Cesare Caesar salad with creamy Parmesan dressing and garlic crutons.    11.50

Farinacei

Spaghetti Frutti Di Mare E Rucola Spaghetti pasta with mussels, calamari, shrimp and julienne of baby arugula in a light spicy tomato sauce.    25.50
Bucatini All amatriciana Bucatini pasta with Italian bacon, onions and tomato sauce topped with pecorino cheese.    22.50
Fettuccine Con Funghi, Piselli E Panna Homemade fettuccine with mixed mushrooms and green peas in a light cream sauce.    22.50
Tagliolini Con Vongole, Carciofi E Zafferano Homemade spaghetti chitarra with manila clams and sauteed artichokes in a garlic and olive oil sauce and a touch of saffron.    25.50
Gnocchi Di Bietole Alla Crema Di Tartufo Nero Homemade red beets gnocchi with black truffle creamy sauce and julienne of spinach.    24.50
Papardelle Con Gamberi E Punte Di Asparagi Homemade papardelle pasta with chopped shrimp and sauteed asparagus in a garlic and extra virgin olive oil sauce.    23.50
Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina Homemade potato gnocchi with tomato and basil sauce topped with fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese.    22.50
Fagottino Alla Polpa Di Aragosta Homemade crepes filled with a confit of fresh lobster, oven baked and served with a tomato and chive velute sauce.    28.50
Ravioli Del Giorno Homemade ravioli of the day.  
Risotto Del Giorno Risotto of the day, chefs creation.  
Papardelle All Abruzzese Con Ragu Di Cinghiale Homemade papardelle pasta with wild boar ragu sauce abruzzese style.    24.50
Orecchiette Con Cime Di Rapa E Salsiccia Orecchiette pasta with sweet Italian sausage and broccoli rabe in a garlic and olive oil sauce.    22.50
Rigatoni Alla Bolognese Rigatoni pasta with traditional beef bolognese sauce.    21.50
Paccheri Con Melanzane E Ricotta Salata Traditional napolitan pasta with eggplant and fresh tomato sauce topped with dry aged ricotta cheese.    22.50
Fettuccine Con Funghi Porcini E Spinaci Homemade fettuccine pasta with fresh porcini mushrooms and spinach leaves in a garlic and extra virgin olive oil sauce.    22.50

Pesce

Baccala In Crosta Di Patate Pan roasted filet of codfish in a thin sliced potato crust and a puree of roasted fennel.    28.50
Salmone Alla Griglia Grilled salmon filet with roasteed red pepper puree sauce.    28.50
Filetto Di Dentice In Brodetto Pan seared filet of striped bass in a white wine and lemon broth with cherry tomatoes, fresh fennel and sweet manila clams.    29.50
Branzino Alla Griglia Grilled whole branzino marinated with extra virgin olive oil, lemon and oregano.    29.50

Carne

Fish and meat dishes are garnished with homemade mashed potatoes and sauteed spinach except the chicken and veal parmigiana.

Petto Danatra In Crescione Pan roasted breast of duck with an aged balsamic vinegar reduction fresh watercress and dried figs.    29.50
Agnello Scottadito Alla Romana Grilled lambchops marinated with fresh mint and extra virgin olive oil sauteed crispy baby artichokes.    33.50
Pollo O Vitello Alla Parmigiana Parmigiana style traditionally prepared and served with homemade spaghetti.   Chicken 28.50 Veal 32.50
Scaloppine Di Vitello Ai Funghi E Marsala Pan seared veal scaloppine topped with sauteed shitakee mushrooms and marsala wine sauce.    32.50
Filetto Di Manzo Al Tartufo Pan roasted filet mignon with a creamy white truffle sauce and caramelized onions topped with shaved Parmesan.    39.50

Sides

Served with main course only.

Broccoli Rabe     11.50
Asparagus     9.00
Pasta     9.00
Rosemary Fries     8.50
Spinach     9.00
Zucchini     9.00
Quinoa Wild Mushroom Risotto     12.50

Dolci

Tiramisu Ladyfingers dipped in espresso coffee and mascarpone cheese.    10.50
Crespelle Al Cioccolato Fuso Thin crepes filled with warm chocolate sauce served with a scoop of gelato.    11.50
Torta Di Ricotta Ricotta cheesecake, mango and raspberry coulis, fig jam.    9.00
Panna Cotta Traditional Italian cooked cream, mango and raspberry puree, hint of cinnamon.    8.50
Sorbetto Selection of Italian sorbet.    9.00
Gelato Selection of Italian ice cream.    9.00
Creme Brulee Traditional creme brulee with a hint of orange zest.    9.50
Terrina Di Mele Baked homemade warm apple terrine served with a scoop of gelato.    12.50
Dolce Speciale Daily special dessert.    12.50
Biscotti Assorted Italian cookies.   Small 6.50 Large 9.50

 

Basso56
234 W 56th St
Btwn Broadway & 8th Ave
(212) 265-2610
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