On some (but not all) of my visits, the server introduced the menu as dishes meant to be shared. The menu doesn't really scan this way, though. You can share appetizers or a pizza easily enough, but passing a bowl of pasta or an entrée back and forth is clumsy. Actually, I think Connolly could push this idea of shared plates further. I'd much rather try a succession of his rustic pastas or some smaller, more playful dishes than one more version (albeit a solid one) of the pub burger.

Basso's greatest asset is its chef — the only one in St. Louis who currently holds one of the culinary world's most prestigious honors. The restaurant should do us all a favor and unleash him. After all, we've already gone underground. Why not even farther off the grid?

Lunch chef Chris Mazzola in the open kitchen at Basso. Slideshow: Inside Basso at the Cheshire Inn
Jennifer Silverberg
Lunch chef Chris Mazzola in the open kitchen at Basso. Slideshow: Inside Basso at the Cheshire Inn

Location Info

Map

Basso

7036 Clayton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63117

Category: Restaurant > Italian

Region: Richmond Heights

Details

Basso
"McDowell's Golden Arcs"...$15
Mafalda...$16
Red trout...$24

Slideshow: Inside Basso at the Cheshire Inn

Slideshow: Inside Basso at the Cheshire Inn

« Previous Page
 |
 
1
 
2
 
All
 
 
Loading...