Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca

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Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca is an Italian restaurant on Boston's Fan Pier owned and operated by Joe Bastianich.

Babbo Pizzeria features wood-burning brick oven Neopolitan-style pizza as well as a variety of pasta, antipasti and gelati. B&BHG veteran and award-winning pizzaiolo Mario LaPosta oversees a menu of Neapolitan-Style pizzas as well as Spaghetti alla Chitarra with Crab, Lemon and Breadcrumbs and Crispy Duck Agrodolce with Favetta.
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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great value.

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DB
New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter ETHAN was super friendly and gave us great service. The food was delicious.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I love Lydia and have been to several of her restaurants, and this was a good experience but not the Lydia experience. The food was great: we got the Sardines, Squid Ink pasta, the gnocchi, a pizza, cheese and meats, and wine. The sardines were not what we were expecting but good. The meat and cheese were just okay. Overall the food: 3.5/5 stars. It was the service that really was the let down of the experience. Our waitress was not attentive and did not explain our meals or anything to us. All the waiters were constantly huddled in the corner talking or not looking very engaged. The one shining light was the man who helped us choose a wine and poured it. We know it is new so hoping to try it again in a few months or so. On a better note: the bar was hopping and all the people looked like they were having a great time.

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BT
New England
18 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This restaurant is very good. I have always liked it. There is a wide variety of food and it is very good for groups. I would say that the restaurant is behind the times related to food allergies, etc. Someone in my party was gluten free and the waiter did not have a lot of information on the options. He was good about asking. Likewise, they have gluten free past available but it was not mentioned on the menu.

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j
New England
20 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

lovely dinner- fabulous server- really a great experience overall!!!

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HC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious except for the Mozzarella di Bufala appetizer, which was a bit bland. Cocktails were great. We sat at the bar and the service was really good. The bartenders were attentive and quick. Despite being at the bar, when we asked for a wine list, a sommelier/manager stopped by almost immediately to help us pick a bottle of wine. He was great, and came back to open and decant the wine for us. Octopus app was amazing, Ribeye was great and cooked perfectly, and the tagliatelle bolognese was to die for.

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alex is the best wine steward in the US! Meatball pizza is consistently wonderful - as is the chop salad. Our favorite spot for a Friday night!

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EH
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Food and service were really just average. The wine however and the wine expert were excellent. But I was excited for the food which was blah. Very over cooked pasta and small portions. Won’t go back.

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NS
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Definitely worth a trip whether you’re from the city or want to go for a night out in the city!

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing and our server was incredible. I wish I remembered his name, but he was absolutely outstanding. He made the experience what it was!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was tasty, but our server didn't know anything about the menu and wasn't prepared for super basic questions about what we were thinking of ordering. Our kids ended up googling what certain Italian words were. She was friendly, just not GOOD. Seems overpriced for what you get.

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BM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Pasta (2 different ones) did not seem as good as for previous visits. Pizza was really good. The meat/cheese appetizer was good but way overpriced at $22. The wine was quite good and in line with the pricing

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DS
New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great pizza( we had a margarita and a pepperoni, delicious Pappardelle with wild mushroom ragu, excellent appetizer--Artichokes alla Romana
Stracciatella, Lemon Confit, Mint Dessert was FABULOUS! pistachio gelato and a Black and White(Milk Chocolate Chip Gelato, Crème Fraîche Gelato, Hazelnut Croccante, Chocolate, Caramel Crema) It's a bit pricey, but nice atmosphere and good service.

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m
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The always reliable Polpette (meatballs) followed by a Margherita pizza. Can't be beat. My buddy had the Skirt Steak with a side of Brussels Sprouts. Also delicious. Excellent service tableside by Ethan. And as always, a warm greeting and friendly chat with Andrew at the front.

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CE
New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My party enjoyed our meal-calamari, squid ink seafood pasta, sausage fusilli pasta, and a pizza. It was very noisy, both music and the party next to us so we decided not to stay for dessert.
It was also very cold in our area near the entrance/side door. Service was good but it was so loud we could barely hear him when he spoke.
I’d give it another try but not for a special occasion.

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MH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

While I have been there several times and I enjoy the food. I find the alcohol very expensive. For example a beer was $15!

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SD
Indiana
28 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our new neighborhood haunt! Great pizza, chopped salad and wine! One server, a runner delivering food, did not appear to like her job!! Oh well! Will return.

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V
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great pizza and delicious dessert!

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OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my third time at Babbo, and I have enjoyed each visit. The service is reasonably good (although we were sitting a long time and I had to go ask a waiter to come take a drink order and at the end I had to go search for him to get our check) and the food is good. The servings are not lavish but were just about enough. Pastas and pizza selection are good but we would have appreciated a basic and less expensive salad to add to our main course. The chairs are extremely uncomfortable (one of my friends sat on her coat because she needed a cushion!).

We did not realize the restaurant did not open until 5 and arrived at 4:45. Posting the hours on the door would be helpful.

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JF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was the best! Eager, helpful and sweet. Thank you!

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AP
Atlantic Canada
145 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and friendly, professional service. Pizzas are outstanding! Truffle honey is the condiment you never knew you needed. Find with the charcuterie plates!

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BM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have yet to have an unfavorable experience here, from staff to food as good as you will find in the Boston Area

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GC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

The menu seemed like basic "American Italian" - plain and uninspired. The bolognese was unusual.

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New England
38 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pizza and dessert

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e
New England
34 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and waitstaff were very good. My only complaint was this evening was a special birthday celebration. No one acknowledged my husbands birthday which was out of place for a quality restaurant. I don't think we'll be bring anyone here to celebrate special occasions.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have never had a bad experience at Babbo! Food was delicious, drinks were perfect. Excellent for a small group or intimate date.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The food was overpriced and just ok. Our server was fairly attentive at first but then disappeared. The rest of the staff filled our glasses. We ordered a charcuterie and pizza and did not expect them to come at the same time. Not returning.

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BB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun place. Good service & suggestions for ordering. We were on a schedule yet didn't feel rushed. Food was great!

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R
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Alex the wine steward is wonderful - the wait staff is great - and the pizza is flat out terrific!

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m
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Polpette are the best meatballs in town. And the Margherita pizza can't be beat.

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MB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Came here on a date with partner at approximately 6pm before a movie. Most of the tables were filled with families with young children, so wasn't exactly a date vibe. Music was quite loud and seemed as though it was a random mix of pop / rock songs from whoever's iphone was behind the bar. Food and drinks were good, but the vibe was a little confusing.

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TB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Babbo is always a treat. Great food and atmosphere. However, the wait staff are less than desirable and are in need of extensive training. Boston has a ton of food options that are out of this world. Service is what separates the good from the great. Train your staff and watch the profits go through the roof.

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CG
New England
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Nothing like the location in NYC, Babbo was very disappointing.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Wine selection is nice... Pizza was good... Pasta was undercooked.

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JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was great. Service was bad and the restaurant was quiet.

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m
New England
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Pizza was just average. Service person was very exciting to listen to

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JD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I hope that it was the waitress' first week as she didn't really seem to know what was going on. The food was great, very solid beer list and interesting wine. It wasn't very crowded and I think that might be the reason why pour pizzas seemed to arrive moments after ordering them.

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SD
Indiana
28 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent brick oven pizza. Upbeat atmosphere. Will return!

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m
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Babbo is always a delicious, fun spot to head to with a larger group. With pizzas, pastas and salads that the table can share (and don't forget the gelato sampler!), it's a perfect spot to share with a group of friends!

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m
New England
17 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service with the one-two punch of Andrew and Kenney. Polpette appetizer hot and delicious. And the Margherita pizza was excellent as always. Never disappointed here.

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