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Barbone Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.barbonenyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 254-6047
  • 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
Diner Reviews
  • "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...."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "A charming spot with an inventive menu well executed and delivered by a capable and welcoming staff."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "great as usual-never disappointing Wish we were able to sit in the garden"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We did not like or finish one dish and the chef came out to ask what was wrong. A sign of an observant kitchen"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "1st time there. absolutely wonderful! would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We loved Barbone! Delicious food, great bottle of wine and a calming and relaxing experience out in the garden. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Do not let the casual atmosphere mislead you. This restaurant serves delicious, authentic Italian cuisine. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great service, excellent food...always leaves me smilling!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We love Barbone! Alberto and his staff are warm, talented and friendly. We LOVE the garden and everything else about Barbone."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "And my son and his wife told us over dinner at Barbone. I will always love this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food was unique, fresh and delicious! Service was terrific - friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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?!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Great food. Wonderful service. Will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Amateur service, and the plate were of the same caliber. The boar lasagna was unceremoniously service in a pool of lukewarm runny tomato sauce with nothing else. The cheese layer on top arrive congealed. The clam fettucine tasted like dishwater. I really don't get why this place is trending. Sub par in every respect, even if the kitchen was good it would still be a small neighborhood joint, nothing special going on here at all, next."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "My husband and I and our two grown sons met for a weeknight dinner before going to a concert. We had a perfect experience at Barbone. The food was delicious. The wait staff was very accommodating by tweeking the menu to fit our request. Everything we ordered was delicious. The wine that was recommended by the restaurant was great as well. It's a great neighborhood spot."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "Lively Easr Village setting; good service; friendly maitre d. Unfortunately, all our courses which included 2 apps, 3 pastas, 2 entrees were bland, lacking flavor. Added salt helped."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "The best spinach gnocchi I have ever had. I am sure other items on the menu are just as delicious but I can't force myself to order Anyang else"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Great restaurant just across the park. Very friendly and accommodating."
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "This is my second visit after a stellar birthday dinner on the previous Saturday.The first meal was delicate, flavorful and superbly prepared. before I write my impressions, please note the first meal was spectacular. One of the better Italian meals I had in NYC in b the last 5 years!!!! My second visit was nice, but it just didn't reach the heights of my first visit.The black "Label "prosciutto" and with a fig compote/preserve was a lovely mix of savory & delicate sweet notes. The mussel app. was fresh, well cooked ,marred by an odd spicy finish. My Duck Lasagna was a touch under seasoned .The Tagliatelle Bolognese was spot on.Anyone can have an off night, so, do not get the wrong impression from this comment.Barbone is a real find!"
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "My seafood pasta dish was fresh & tasty but not so for the meat balls which had a strange flavor & over priced."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "restaurant has seriously slipped since I was last there. food was only fair and I would not bother to go back since there are so many wonderful restaurants all over alphabet city. I chose this for a special occasion with my family who live in the area and was disappointed"
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "Sat in the garden really nice ambiance with hanging lanterns. Arugula salad was small but pasta was tasty (Linguine with clams & Black pepper fettuccine)"
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "the good: empty on a Sunday night - didn't need the reservations i made. Outdoor seating is so nice on a lovely night. The cappacino's and dessert were very good. the bad: We were 7 people and only I enjoyed my dish. I ordered the pasta with clam sauce and it was excellent. Husband said meatballs were just OK nothing special. Two people ordered veal chop listed on the special menu, and they got veal cutlet. The restaurant basically blamed it on a typo. Two people ordered gnocchi and said it was totally soggy. Calamari appetizer- poor. With only 3 tables of people, we still had to ask for our table to be bussed long after it was obvious we were finished eating. we paid $300 for 7 dinners; 6 disapponted people."
    Dined on 9/29/2013