Barbone
Barbone

Barbone

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.barbonenyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122546047
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:15pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Albert Ibrahimi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11 and 12 streets
  • Public Transit: Take any train to Union Square and then L train to 1st avenue.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Barbone
At Barbone, we believe in using organic and local ingredients, bursting with flavors, combining them into the most delicious Italian soul food.
We have an extensive wine list and try to introduce rare and unusual grapes to our customers. In addition to great wine selection Barbone has full bar.

At Barbone, you're family, and we treat you as family.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Barbone reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (39)neighborhood gem (30)romantic (22)fit for foodies (20)good for groups (14)special occasion (12)notable wine list (8)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • VinnieVanDearoIII
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This was my 2nd time at Barbone and everything was just as good as the first time. Actually, even better because we sat outside this time and it was a perfect evening. We were a party of 10 and everything went sooth as silk. A lovely Pino was recommended and I had different dishes than last time. Each was excellent. I can't wait to go back. Highly recommended - don't let this gem pass you by
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    yogiken
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A quiet neighborhood star that attracts loyal followers from all over. Friendly, attentive service coupled with great food and wine at reasonable prices make it irresistible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barbone - East Village Gem
    HelloCastle
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The new renovations look great, and I had no idea there was a back patio. We had a great meal and even heard the live music spilling over from the bar next door. Food and service excellent as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we thought
    Wheels
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    After hearing we great things we went to bar on a warm summer's night. The outdoor seating was perfect. We waited 25 minutes for some one to approach us about ordering drinks. The wine list was just ok. Nothing great, 2 beers to pick from. The appetiZers of mozzarella/ tomatoes and pesto/ roasted tomatoes were delicious, ant the bread, fresh and yummy. Carbonara was very salty, rock shrimp dish was bland, duck ravioli and bolonese were a bit better. Nothing to write home about.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sangiovese in a garden? Yes please!
    UptownGirl25
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I made a reservation at Barbone for my birthday dinner with a few friends. We were there on a Monday and the garden was just busy enough to be buzzing with conversation. Christmas lights are strung across the outdoor space. It's the perfect atmosphere for an August night. The waiters here are a gem--they were very funny and they took great care of us. The wine was delicious. We are girls on a budget, and even the least expensive bottles were delicious. We had a few. We each got a different pasta dish, all of which we loved. For dessert they stuck a candle in our Tiramisu, and brought out two extra complimentary desserts just because. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Garden dining at its best
    Vitrac
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was wonderful at this neighborhood gem in the east village. The ambience of the outdoor space is charming and the wait staff couldn't have been more attentive (without being intrusive).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun atmosphere
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went with a group of 8.....Tight squeeze but worth it. We ate outside on a beautiful evening. Outside dining is a must!!! Everyone in our party was happy with their choice and passed the dishes around the table for everyone to try! The mussels are a great choice for an appetizer. I will be back again .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We ate indoors because the weather was threatening, so I have no comments on the garden in back. It was pretty empty indoors, which probably explains the moderate noise level. The food was very good, and fairly priced, although the appetizers were better than the entrees. I had the octopus, which was extremely tender, delicious and well presented, but the portion was small. The wine list is sparse and not particularly memorable (only one rose on the list in the middle of the summer). But all in all, a nice neighborhood restaurant, and the service was both courteous and friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barbone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Lovely neighborhood spot with interesting menu, great food, and very friendly service. The garden room is relaxing and a nice respite from city noise!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Disappointing food and service. Then tge mosquitos came out
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not impressed....
    Ladyleah
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Was hoping from the reviews for an excellent dinner. We were not impressed. Average pasta and meatballs. Beet salad was so-so. Other appy not interesting either. Loved the outside space though. We won't return....
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  • DonnaVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I love this restaurant. The outdoor terrace is very special in the summer. The food is delicious and not expensive, and the staff is very caring. I return here over and over again because everyone I go with falls in love with the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely evening..
    worldtourist
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    There were four of us and we had the 5 course tasting menu. No restrictions on what could be ordered except for 2 dishes that had to be ordered by 2 because of the preparation (whole fish and a game hen). Everything was delicious and the serving was well coordinated. It got quite busy but there was no effort to move us out. Absolutely would go back. It exceeded our expectatations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappoints
    Ginas13
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This is our favorite Girls Night dinner place. The food is delicious and we love the tasting menu. It is just the right amount of food and fun to try different things. The staff is the best. They are so friendly and happy and treat us like gold. The owner always makes a fuss even though we only make it once or twice a year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EatlingerVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    A charming spot with an inventive menu well executed and delivered by a capable and welcoming staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice outdoor dining
    Nice4dinner
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The meatballs were very good. I remember the spaghetti Bolognese being better in t.he past. The garden is very nice and not noisy and it was beautiful weather the night we went. The bread is good and the wine is generous. All in all a very nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very relaxed and delicious food
    ajmacca
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I went to Barbone with my girlfriend and another couple. The service was great - the staff definitely knew the menu and could offer advice, and we were very well looked after. We were at an outside table and it was a very charming little outdoor area with trees and soft lighting. The outdoor ambience was probably the biggest highlight for us. The food was very, very good. The five course tasting menu was the perfect amount of food and every dish was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • katrina
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    great as usual-never disappointing Wish we were able to sit in the garden
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's all about the food
    CityGalVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The menu offers so many delicious options...all I can say is GO FOR THE TASTING MENU! Not only do they offer choices - yes! You can select the dishes you want - but the entire table isn't required to eat the same items, so each diner can create a custom tasting menu of his or her choosing. The rest of it - the rustic decor, gruff and uneven service, the lack of reasonably priced wines on the menu - well, Barbone is a work in progress. Go and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We did not like or finish one dish and the chef came out to ask what was wrong. A sign of an observant kitchen
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • donnymikeVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    1st time there. absolutely wonderful! would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We loved Barbone! Delicious food, great bottle of wine and a calming and relaxing experience out in the garden. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great after work dinner
    joeB917
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Got there just as the place opened around 6pm and were the first ones there. We sat in the cozy back patio area where it was wonderfully quiet and civilized. The staff was welcoming and ambiance was very inviting. Food selection, preparation and presentation were excellent. They were timed out perfectly and the wait staff were incredibly well-mannered, knowing just how gentle to be at the table. As the hour or so passed the place become more crowded with family, couples and a modest after-work crowd and naturally, it got a bit noisier. Still as busy as it became there was never any rush to get us out the door and turn the table over. A lovely impromptu conversation upon exit with who turned out to be the owner sealed the deal for my return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They were out of everything.
    EAOB
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    On at least 5 different instances, the restaurant did not have something that we ordered in stock. They were out of wine and all but 1 type of beer that we wanted to order, completely out of bourbon, and they did not have 3 different items on the menu. The bar was not prepared whatsoever when our group ordered drinks. They were cutting limes individually when we ordered drinks and took them about 15 minutes to prepare 4 drinks. Thank God the food was still great because otherwise, the experience at the restaurant was very very poor. Disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 228 reviews are from the Barbone reviews archive.
  • Understated excellence.
    Chris
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Do not let the casual atmosphere mislead you. This restaurant serves delicious, authentic Italian cuisine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum!
    eastern00VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    had been meaning to try Barbone for ages and so glad we finally did! we went on a quiet night early in the week so the place wasn't overly crowded. great spot for an intimate dinner or catch up with old friends. service was really lovely and they even brought a surprise dessert having heard us talking about how it was one of our birthdays. the apps were all tasty and the pastas were well balanced. the garganelli with spicy lamb was a standout. will recommend this place and return here.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice little neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had a really nice time at Barbone. The food was good, the restaurant is cute and the help was friendly and attentive. There is an outside patio for dining that looked really nice, but it was still a little too cold. Would definitely go back in warmer weather and sit outside.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food
    LaurenG
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Great service, excellent food...always leaves me smilling!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boring
    LT11VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Sorry, but I found the food here to be boring. Portion sizes were decent and service was OK, but with too many good Italian places in the city, I won't be returning.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love Barbone! Alberto and
    NeighborVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We love Barbone! Alberto and his staff are warm, talented and friendly. We LOVE the garden and everything else about Barbone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I am going to be a grandmother
    Lizzie
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    And my son and his wife told us over dinner at Barbone. I will always love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent all around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Food was unique, fresh and delicious! Service was terrific - friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not great
    MaryWesternMA
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We had a 8PM reservation - restaurant had several diners, but not busy. We were seated right away at nice window table. Menu was good, but restaurant was out of 3 main courses. Bread was good, but olive oil dip was really very mediocre. We had pepper fettucini and short - again food was good but nothing special.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian
    bri78
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This restaurant didn't look like much when we walked in - it was 7.30pm, there were a couple of prams there (an immediate romance-killer for me and my wife!) and the place was a bit quiet. However, we were confident the food would offer something and it did. A very nice calamari which was prepared differently from other versions of this staple I've tried in other restaurants, very tasty. The asparagus appetiser was decent. The pasta was very good, well-cooked with a few key flavours which shone through. My wife had the fish, which was very tasty. We weren't offered dessert - not sure if they have any?!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy and delicious
    SdpinnycVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful cozy dinner at Barbone. It's a cute little spot that works well for a date or small (4-6) group. Attentive and friendly service. It's laid back and casual and very, very reasonably priced. We decided to try the pasta tasting menu. You could have 5 pastas or 4 pastas and a dessert. Great way to sample several of the pasta dishes. We thought the pastas were fresh, perfectly cooked and flavored just right. This meal really hit the spot - especially on a freezing cold winter night. Great little spot that will recommend and hope to back soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'd definitely go back....very soon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The food and wine were excellent, as was the service. My only complaint was the lack of heat. The tables by the door very very cold even though we went at 6pm when there weren't very many people entering. Other than that, the food was cooked to perfection! I'm excited to do their tasting menu next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Restaurant …must go
    accodata85
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    There has not been a single item that I've tried that i didn't like at this restaurant. great food and awesome tasting menu options at reasonable prices. has an awesome little garden in the back where you can eat outdoors when it gets nice out. Must check it out
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve Dinner
    Kate
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Fabulous find - we booked it late but found a real gem. It was very relaxed and welcoming. Felt just like we were sitting in someone's living room! The service was friendly and prompt. We had two children in our party and they were well looked after. The wine list was varied, if a little expensive. The food was wonderful. The braised octopus and the spinach gnocchi were absolutely wonderful. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. The owner is very
    NolaVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Great food. The owner is very personable. I was pleasantly surprised at the level of cooking, because the place has limited ambiance. The wine list can use a little work. I'd definitely go back if I was in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second Time Here…
    WSKW
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Great food. Wonderful service. Will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall