Babbo

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4.5 rating over 10 reviews

212-777-0303

110 Waverly Pl ( )

New York, NY 10011-9109

Neighborhoods: Greenwich Village

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Description: Babbo is a Italian, Bistro, and Seafood restaurant where most Menuism users came for fun with friends, paid more than $50, and tipped more than 18%.
Tags: Italian, Wine Served, Bistro, Delivery, Seafood, OpenTable, Reservations, Continental, European, and Vegetarian
Stats:
  • 81 dishes entered by diners at Babbo
  • 25 users want to eat at Babbo
  • 9 users love Babbo
Tips:
  • The restaurant's music tends to get louder as the night progresses.
  • The all-Italian wine list offers many unusual bottles and a few great buys.
  • Reservations are hard to come by. The restaurant recommends calling one month to the numeric date ahead, at 10am sharp, to make a reservation, but there are always several tables set aside for walk-ins.
  • If you love what you ate, pick up a copy of Mario Batali's "The Babbo Cookbook" or "Dolce Italiano: Desserts from the Babbo Kitchen."
  • Want to get the most out of your visit? Try the $75 traditional tasting menu.
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From OpenTable: 

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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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

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Assortment of Gelati and Sorbetti

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Rabbit

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Banana, Walnut, And Olive Oil Cake

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Coppa With Pumpkin

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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…

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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.

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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!!

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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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My Restaurant Rotation by Agoldstar

Dishes: Stricchetti with spring lamb, peas and pecorino di fossa

My Restaurant Rotation by RobinNishio

Note: Mario Batali's Rustic Italian Restaurant just outside of Washington Square Park. 1 Michelin star.

Dishes: Pig Foot “Milanese” with Rice Beans and Arugula,Duck with “Scafata,” House-Made Pancetta and Brovada

My Restaurant Rotation by FrankieG

Note: I sometimes cry here, it's so good.

Dishes: The pasta tasting menu.

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