{ Basso } (meaning “low” or “beneath” in Italian) is a sleek basement gastro pub with an Italian accent and a playful attitude. Descend the winding staircase and discover a restaurant abuzz with activity. From the open kitchen with its glowing wood-burning oven to the giant polished zinc-topped island bar, there is much to be seen, smelled, heard, and of course, tasted at Basso.

The space itself is a feast for the eyes. Located beneath the new BOUNDARY restaurant at The Cheshire, Basso is no basement after-thought. The 5,000-square foot, 150-seat space features a blend of comfort and rusticity. Intimate leather booths encircle the perimeter and the center bar features a custom-made metal headpiece suspended from panels of reclaimed Missouri barn wood. The 40-seat bar is apropos for a venue that serves up 32 beers on tap. But wine and cocktail lovers will not be underserved. An Italian-centric wine list boasts a variety of unique pours, and a cocktail list sure to please those who appreciate a unique beverage.

Closer to the open kitchen, two wood-topped communal tables offer a great spot to gather with a bunch of friends; or pull up a stool with new friends and take in the culinary action. An original stone fireplace offers a cozy place to relax with a drink. There’s even a semi-private lounge with red velvet couches and funky lighting, perfect for a more intimate gathering.

From the flickering gas lanterns to the distressed wood riddling racks full of wine, no detail has been overlooked, which is exactly why we love seeing people’s expressions when they round the stairs and discover the blend of warmth and energy that is Basso.



The Lower Level
7036 Clayton Ave., just west of Skinker Blvd.
Click here for a map or directions.


Thanksgiving- Closed
Monday – Thursday: 4pm –12am
Full menu available until 10 pm
Friday-Saturday: 4pm-1am
Sunday: 4pm-9pm
Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4 pm – 6 pm

Credit Cards:

All major


Strongly encouraged, especially for dinner. Please call 314-932-7820. Walk-ins will be happily accommodated as space permits.


Self-park in front lot and complimentary valet available (dinnertime only).

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