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Map & Directions 7036 Clayton Ave.
St Louis, MO 63117
  • Italian, Pizza
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Dinner 5-10 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 5-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (Bar open with limited menu till midnight Mon.-Thu., 1 a.m. Fri.-Sat. Closed Sun.)
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Fireplace, Free Wifi, Wifi Access
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • Street, Valet, Lot Available


Riverfront Times' Description

Basso is Italian for low, and this restaurant is located in the cavernous basement of the Restaurant at the Cheshire. Part of the multimillion-dollar renovation of the Cheshire hotel on the western edge of the city, Basso boasts as its chef Patrick Connolly, a St. Louis native who made his name (including a James Beard Foundation award) in Boston and New York City before returning home. His menu is “Italian gastropub,” which in practice means excellent wood-fired pizzas and rustic pasta dishes. The “McDowell’s Golden Arcs,” with speck, delicata squash and Fontina, is a standout pizza. Among the pastas, try the mafalda, thin ribbons of pasta tossed with a beef and pork ragù, pecorino romano and breadcrumbs.

Member Reviews

  • tastymagazine wrote a review for Basso
    on 05/22/13

    There are a few places that I love in St. Louis. These places have a perfect combination of food, service and atmosphere. With so many things changing in this city, St. Louis still has an issue deciding whether it wants to do things on its own or try to follow in the footsteps of East or West Coast big name cities. Night clubs on Washington Avenue tend to try to play the music... More >>

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  • Ashley L. on 02/02/13

    The Valet parking is a RIP OFF!!! Should not be mandatory.....

  • Go! Magazine on 03/29/13

    Basso is a sharp-looking space with some food and service annoyances to remedy. The bistro-pub options are, at their best, interesting and creative and lip-smackingly satisfying. (Evan S. Benn)

  • Kate F. on 02/28/13

    Did I just get tricked into valet?!

  • Jess U. on 08/08/13

    Great date spot. Too romantic for words. How do people actually work in this overwhelmingly gorgeous atmosphere?

  • Julie P. on 03/12/13

    Pizza is amazing! They don't let you customize them but trust their instincts!

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