I went with a large group.
I went with a large group. The owner and staff were friendly and welcoming. the food is fabulous. Barbone is an unpretentious restaurant with a home style ambience and food that might have been made by our grandmothers.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good food and service..
Very good food and service.. Noise Level could have been lower.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a great restaurant
It was a great restaurant with great service. The owner was extremely friendly. The food was great but I think I might have been over hyped by other people's reviews. It was still a wonderful restaurant though I'm not sure it was romantic or intimate as it is labeled on Yelp and other review sites. I really enjoyed the food and service and would go back again.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best bet east of 5th below
Best bet east of 5th below 14th street. Fabulous tasting menus at great prices. Every dish with a distinctive tase and flavor. Open the menu, close your eyes and choose 5 or 7 dishes. No matter what you get you will be in heaven!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really good pasta:) love it
Really good pasta:) love it and we order 2 5-course tasting menu, the chef gave us 10 different dishes! Good service!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorites
I love Barbone. The tasting menu is a great way to try more of their delicious dishes. The owner and his staff are the kindest and most generous people. They treat you like long lost friends. The backyard is a lovely place to eat with friends. My favorite dishes are the scallops, the marrow, really there are so many. And they are not the typical Italian you get at every restaurant.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the most underrated restaurants in the city. Food, staff, and service are terrific. Keep it coming!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been coming here since it opened and it never fails to delight us. We live way up the Upper East Side and the price of the taxis is worth it. One of our favorite places and especially nice in warm weather for the very large outdoor garden.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
everything was great. sat
everything was great. sat outside and enjoyed a terrific meal and everything was great - three of us shared three apps (veal meatballs, beet salad and tempura asparagus), two pastas (duck ravioli - my favorite and something with red sauce and spicy something that was also great) and two entrées (hanger steak and lamb oso). homemade pasta. great wine and excellent service. what more could you ask for. oh, and the desserts were also really great.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had dinner there with two friends and everyone loved their food! We were seated inside but they were nice enough to let us stay at our inside table until one opened up outside. An unexpected treasure. I will be back again!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great spot for good food and and wine, plus a very pleasant garden in the back for warm weather dining
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just love this spot. Celebrated my husband's birthday...5 course prefix...what a perfect evening.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find in the neighborhood
We lived in the area for 3 years and hadn't tried Barbone until last weekend. We went on a beautiful Saturday evening and had no trouble snagging a last-minute reservation on OpenTable. The owner greeted us at the front door and walked us back to the garden. It was a great retreat away from the busy road. The dining area was already crowded and the tables were somewhat close together, but still not bad compared to city standards. Menu was great and wine list had something for everyone. We ordered the calamari appetizer which was unique, yet delicious. We closed the night with the most amazing tiramisu and cappuccino. Very reasonable bill. Great service. Will be back!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't beat the price fixe!
Fantastic deal with great food. Highly recommended!
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a wonderful meal. The pasta is fantastic and the service is excellent. Get the tasting menu - incredible value.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
si manga benne si paga poco
the food is good the price is reasonable the ambience is pleasing.highly recommend foe a date or dinner with friends
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service
Barbone is one of our neighborhood go tos, the food is very good - somethings better than others, adn the wait staff are a nbunch of really friendly Mexican guys. Notable is the pappardelle with short rib ragu. Overall, the meat dishes fare much better than fish dishes. Great outdoor ding space in rear.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant garden. Friendly
Pleasant garden. Friendly owner and waiters. Reliably good food. Reasonably priced wine list.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant dining in courtyard .
Delicious food and very nice welcome from owner -Albert.. Very pleasant
Patio dining in nice setting.
All of my guest thoroughly enjoyed their selection of food.
Had a nice interaction with ownr Albert. I would
recommend Barbone to others A's it was recommended
Noise level was perfect and the ambience was inviting..
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
fine food, relaxed atmosphere
Tremendous bargain for the quality of food. Staff is friendly, and the ambience is wonderfully festive and casual. Great outdoor dining.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian in the city
I had one of the best meals at Barbone. It's the type of place where I am sure everything is delicious but I can't imagine ever ordering anything but what I have already sampled since it was that yummy. Order the Spinach Gnocchi, you can thank me afterward
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
always a winner
I love this place. Although we had to eat indoors due to bad weather, it is always a treat to eat here. The food is outstanding and the service is warm and friendly. Next time, outside!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is always our go to for my friends and I when we go out to catch up. We love the tasting menu because there are so many items we love and this gives you a nice size of 5 to 7 items. The owner.manager is always wonderful and so is his very friendly and helpful staff. Their wine list has a nice selection of reasonable to high end wines.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, but has potential
The food was great, don't get me wrong. But the backyard patio has so much potential if they planted flowers, bushes, and some landscaping. If they did this, the lines would be out the door to eat out there. A missed opportunity for greatness...
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Barbone is a well-kept secret gem
We have been aficionados of this alphabet city gem for several years and chose to celebrate a special occasion at Barbone over the weekend. It does not disappoint! Food, ambience, friendliness and warmth exude. We'll bve back!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We selected Barbone for a
We selected Barbone for a birthday dinner to be celebrated in their garden but b/c it was about 100 degrees that day, we opted for inside dining. The garden is beautiful so if you dine here and weather permits, dine in the garden. The food is fabulous!!! We loved everytthing we ordered!!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect romantic place
This is a perfect place for a romantic date. Ambiance and food and service and the owner of this place makes you feel like you are on vacation in Italy. You just need to look into your lover's eyes and think about pleasures of life and food and wine.
This is a bidden jem of a restaurant.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romanic Dinner in the Garden
My boyfriend and I tried this for the first time and it was a great dining experience. There was a bit of a wait to eat out in the garden, but Alberto the owner was very accomdating. We had drinks at the bar and since we waited they gave us a complimentary dessert. It was worth the 15-20 minutes, very nice place to dine outside for a Romantic dinner. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Definitely recommend it.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
always a winner
From the moment you enter the restaurant, you are treated like an old friend. The service is superior and the food is amazing. Nothing like sitting outside on a beautiful summer night and enjoying the delicious homemade pastas.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hit all the right notes; delicious
Hit all the right notes; delicious food in a very
pleasant outdoor space with friendly service
and an engaged, caring owner.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for a summer night
I'm not sure how they stay open in the winter as the majority of the space is outdoors in the back, but my experience in the middle of August was amazing. Even with a large birthday group next to us our experience was pleasant, and the service was excellent!
If you're trying to impress a date, this is a pretty reasonable option and does the job amazingly!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my all time EV Faves!
Always love the food at Barbone. Alberto has a fantastic wine list and is always willing to help.
His staff is also top notch. I no longer live in the East Village but make special trips back to the
old neighborhood just for dinner at Barbone!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Deceiving from the front entrance
Although the view from the street looks nice we were skeptical being that no one was seen dining. Then we saw the outdoor dining (which you couldn't see from the inside dining area) and it was almost full. There were probably 10-12 tables out back, some good for group around 6 people.
We had the warm roasted tomatoes to start, the cavatelli and saffron fettuccine for main and also shared a thinly pounded and lightly breaded chicken breast. All were delicious with nothing left to spare.
Not expensive, but not cheap for the east village. Definitely great for when the weather accommodates.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best Italian restaurants
One of the best Italian restaurants in NYC
Keep it a secret. I want to make sure I can get a reservation
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing, as always.
One of our favorite places in the entire city; we've made it our second home for over eight years. Best Italian cuisine and atmosphere.
The staff is polite and the owner is a gem.
Start with the asparagus fries and buffalo mozzarella. Do not miss the gnocchi. Wild boar lasagna, chestnut agnolotti, parpadelle and scallops are also crowd pleasers. Finish with their mascarpone cheesecake.
Awesome wine list and espresso, too.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
back garden makes it even better
Love this place. pasta is fantastic and everything else was well prepared and fresh. Service friendly and helpful and loved dessert at end.
9/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cute little place for pasta dinner
I booked it in the morning of the day of with my high school girl friends. Before work I just went through Opentable for any available restaurants with high reviews, and chose Barbone just from the Yelp reviews.
But it was successful. It was casual enough to come right after work, not too dressed up. It has an outdoor seating with a roof surrounded by wood fence. I would say, definitely go for the outdoor seating. It's really cute.
The pastas were just decent. It wasn't too good, but decent enough to finish and have a great time. The wine list is also short and moderate. It was worth its moderate price.
The manager was a bit rude and the waiters were shorthanded, but that's just worth the price you pay.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
well---everything was yummy but..
we have dined here are on several occasions and NOW find......
*potions have mysteriously morphed into a 'child like' state
*wine is RIDICULOUSLY expensive (we live steps from trader joes and realize the true cost)
we probably will not return (too many wonderful and fairly priced restaurants in this area)
too bad :-(
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our son just moved to an apartment
Our son just moved to an apartment in alphabet city, and we are just starting to explore the restaurants in the area. What a find Barbone was! It was a beautiful night so we were able to sit outside in the garden. The setting was lovely, the food was excellent, and the staff was courteous and well informed. We will definitely return.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came here for an out of town friends birthday. They are food critics from New Orleans and were thoroughly impressed the gem we have frequented and loved for many years.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was so happy to have found Barbone this year at the beginning of summer, because I have been able to go back over and over again to sit in the lovely garden in the back. The food is exceptional, and even though my friends and I have our favorites, we all try to have something new each time. We are never disappointed. The food is obviously a high quality, the portions are the perfect size and the menu is quite diverse. The owner is incredibly warm to his guests, and makes you feel like family throughout your meal. The service is great, always on point, and I have never felt rushed at all. My boyfriend and I have gone on numerous occasions for a romantic dinner, but we've also gone back with friends for a fun night out.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sat in the garden really nice
Sat in the garden really nice ambiance with hanging lanterns. Arugula salad was small but pasta was tasty (Linguine with clams & Black pepper fettuccine)
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant just across the park. Very friendly and accommodating.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
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
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice atmosphere but mediocre food
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.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second Time Here…
Great food. Wonderful service. Will definitely be going back.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. The owner is very
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.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM