”The Italian Kitchen”- the name conjures up aromas and visions that transport us to a place of love, and that sums up the Basso experience, just like you are eating at the family table.
Opened in 2010, Basso is a true family endeavor the supervision of Bill Jr., Kim and his mother Fabiana.They hope that one day the youngest generation of the Pipolo family will carry on with the operation. In fact, each letter in the restaurant’s name represents one of the six grandchildren in the Pipolo Family;
B . illy
A . lyssa
S . ienna
S . ophia
O . livia
M . ichael
Besides building on the concept that Basso would have to be a place to become a legacy for the Pipolo Family, Bill Jr’s main focus was in the restoration of the building. Formally Harrison’s Bar, the establishment needed more them just cosmetic work. The family wanted to maintain the building’s integrity but redesign it in a way that would transport you to a mountain village in Italy. The entire process took a little over a year and the final result is pretty spectacular. What was once an eye sore to the community has now become an asset.
The Pipolo family and – Executive chef Bruce – have gone to great lengths to ensure that every patron feels as though they are eating at the family table, and no one ever leaves the table still hungry. Go to Basso, relax, enjoy and eat…eat…eat!