Babbo

  4.5 rating over 10 reviews
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110 Waverly Pl
New York, NY 10011-9109

Neighborhoods: Greenwich Village
Cuisine: Italian, Continental, European

Babbo is a Italian, Continental, and European restaurant where most Menuism users came for fun with friends, paid more than $50, and tipped more than 18%.

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chicanery

 San Francisco, CA
Babbo 5.0
 

Fresh pasta is so much better.

Babbo is what Italian food is meant to be. We don’t get enough of it in the U.S. Freshly made pasta. Where the sauce is the complement, not the main attraction.

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Tikki89

 Brooklyn, NY
Babbo 5.0
 

When you first enter Babbo you are struck by the incredib...

When you first enter Babbo you are struck by the incredible aroma and odd choice of music. I have eaten there several times and each time have walked out satisfied and utterly stuffed.

One of my best experiences at the restaurant was on New Years Eve of 2006. Per usual, they had their two tasting menus, as well as a special truffle menu for the evening. We had the pasta tasting menu, which was eight courses of absolute bliss.

I would suggest doing a tasting menu to anyone visiting Babbo for the first time. Some other great a la carte options: carciofi appetizer,grilled octopus appetizer, beef cheek ravioli, osso bucco, chocolate hazelnut cake.

Babbo 5.0
 

Casual, fun, intimate, generous portions, great flavors f...

Casual, fun, intimate, generous portions, great flavors from beginning to end. The affogato and biscotti was a perfect finish to a savory meal.

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ScottS

 New York, NY
Babbo 4.0
 

I used to really like this place, but mainly...

I used to really like this place, but mainly liked sitting at the bar. My best experiences have been with the pastas. I prefer Esca and Craft over this, though.

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JoyceWong

 New York, NY
Babbo 4.0
 

Proper Italian food. Not as expensive as you think it is....

Proper Italian food. Not as expensive as you think it is.

2 minute calamari is a culinary experience.

Babbo 4.0
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Par for the Babbo course- above average but not...

Par for the Babbo course- above average but not the best of all BAbbo experiences- but I blame the season since there is nothing in season during the winter

Assortment of Gelati and Sorbetti

Biscotti and Cookies

Rabbit

Banana, Walnut, And Olive Oil Cake

Coppa With Pumpkin

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LaughAttack001

 New York, NY
Babbo 4.0
 

Just a tad overrated

Babbo is still one of the city’s most coveted reservations. This citadel of the Batali empire is packed constantly, and I still don’t know why… Granted, the food is great and the pastas are really fantastic. Pasta tasting menu is always the way to go! But I still think it’s overrated. Plus, I always find the seating to be cramped an uncomfortable, and there are plenty of other amazing Italian restaurants servings pastas that are on par (and sometimes better) than the ones at Babbo. However, I’m just being tough on the restaurant. The food is still fantastic and the service is wonderful. I just wish those tables were a little more comfortable…

Babbo 4.0
 

Their pasta is off the hook. prices are...

Their pasta is off the hook. prices are reasonable. service is super attentive. love the atmosphere. super hard to make reservations.

Babbo 5.0
 

It was an awesome dining experience. The food...

It was an awesome dining experience. The food was outstanding & the service was impeccable. I cannot wait to go back. If you are a lover of all things Italian, you have to try this place at least once. The salumi melted in my mouth. The neci were wild. The pasta was everything pasta should be. The guinea hen was out of this world. And the desserts…OH the desserts were heavenly, especially the pine nut & honey crostata. Molto Mario is a genius & my HERO!!

Babbo 3.0
 

only get the pasta when you come here...that's...

only get the pasta when you come here…that’s what they’re known for. Their meat dishes tend to be pretty bland and unexciting

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Mon-Sat 05:30PM - 11:30PM
Sun 05:00PM - 11:00PM
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Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's flagship restaurant, located on Waverly Place in Greenwich Village, opened to great acclaim in 1998 and is as bustling and popular as ever. It offers three-star dining that redefines and reinvents the principles of Italian cuisine for 21st century America. An epic, landmark wine list, an exciting, quintessentially New York dining room and expert, attentive and cordial service make a table at Babbo one of New York’s prized possessions.

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