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What You Have to Try at: Basso Cafe

Super delicious seafood, soups, salads at this Norwalk restaurant

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Basso Café is one of those places that is full of regulars and that you sort of do not want to tell people about for fear of it becoming overly crowded. It is so delicious, however, that I feel somehow obligated to spread the word! Really, I promise that you will not be disappointed dining at Basso Café. Whether you are interested in snacking on a few tapas, or feasting on one of the many appetizers or entrees, this Mediterranean fare will not leave you disappointed. Here is what we had at our most recent trip to Basso Café:

Starters and Tapas:

Caldo Gallego (pictured above)
Caldo Gallego is a white bean soup from Spain and was being offered as an appetizer special the night that I went to Basso. This version, like everything at the restaurant was loaded with warm and comforting flavors. It contained Iberico ham, cabbage, potatoes, chickpeas, white beans and chorizo. Think of it as a pork flavored vegetable soup kicked up a several notches. The Iberico ham adds a wonderful savory element to the soup, and the vegetables were al dente, which gave them a perfect texture and flavor.

Caldo gallego at Basso Cafe in Norwalk

Sauteed Spinach and Chickpeas
This falls under the tapas section of the menu, so the portion size would be enough as a tapa, or an easily sharable appetizer. It’s one of those dishes that will reaffirm your faith in simple and delicious cooking. There aren’t any fussy or complicated elements about this one: just sautéed spinach with chickpeas and garlic, unassuming yet utterly flavorful.

Spinach and chickpeas at Basso Cafe in Norwalk