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Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca - Permanently Closed

4.1
4.1
1453 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 11:30 am–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 421-4466

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mario LaPosta

  • Neighborhood

    South Boston

  • Cross street

    At Bond Drive

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 1,453 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. AK

    AlanK

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    The service was awful and the food was mediocre at best.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall1food1service4ambience4

    The pizza was soggy and wet, no crisp. The pasta carbonara was hard not even close to al dente. We sent it back for them to recook it. The next one was way to heavy on the salt. Oh well, can’t screw up a nice bottle of Barolo

  3. MD

    MikeD

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Food was excellent but service and management not so much! Ordered 2 beers, 1 wine & 1 cocktail from menu but they were out the beer. So we tried a 2nd choice...waitress came back to table to inform us that that was a mistake on menus and the 2nd choice beer was in fact $18 and not $8 like menu stated. Ok, we'll make another selection. I text my son who is a Craft beer trader and asked what be thought. Couldn't reach him right away so when mgr came over we ordered 1 $18 beer to try/split as mgr apologized and then took my paper menu and turn up and took it away. Meanwhile there's 3 menus still at our table with the misprint. As the restaurant filled up or waitress got more flustered with her duties. We ordered cappuccinos with shots of sambuca for dessert with a biscotti tray but sambuca never made it to the table. There was another apology and we just moved on. Was going to review the food but I now find in my news feed that Babbo will be closing on or before 9/15/19...too bad, food was excellent!

  4. DG

    DavidG

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There was a wide variety of food on the menu as we all ordered very different dishes. The staff was pleasant and very accommodating.

  5. a

    annas

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I just love Babbo. Their pizza is great. All the ingredients they use meet high standards. The location is also great and the restaurant is fancy, clean and not noisy

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    The quality at Babbo has declined since it opened. The service was terrible and very slow, which was unacceptable given that the restaurant wasn’t very busy. The food tasted mediocre and my pasta came to the table already cold. I am not sure I’d return anytime soon—a shame because it used to be a favorite spot of mine.

  7. SB

    SeanB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Business was closed but didn't find out until we arrived.

  8. VB

    VanessaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall2food4service1ambience5

    The food we ordered from the apps to the entrees were all delicious! However, my fiancé’s meal was never brought to the table and the waiter never came over to us to see where it was or check in on us after that. We had to ask another waiter for our check because our waiter did not want anything to do with us after the meal was left behind.

  9. MP

    MarkP

    New England

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Excellent food and service- the arugula salad was excellent as was the tagliatelle and pizza

  10. A

    Adam

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    Worst service I've ever had. Sat down for 20 minutes without anyone coming to our table before the server was stunned to see us as he walked by. Took our order in a rush and the food came out super quick but the Pizza we got was very salty but I will say the meatballs were really good. We then waited another 20 mins before we had to track down the waiter , who didn't even know we received our food never mind that we were already finished, to get the check. He then ignored our table for another 10-15 before we had to get up again to ask for the check again where the waiter replied "yeah I got it" in a very condescending tone. He then threw the check on the table without a pen without saying anything then came back 5 mins later throwing the pen on the table and walking away not saying a word. Very rude service, we spent about about 75 mins at the restaurant and 60 of which was spent waiting for a server to come to our table. The server visited the table twice the entire time, walking by the table accidentally and taking our order 20 mins after we arrived and the to deliver the check after we got up to track him down twice for it, he never once came by to check-in or even knew we received our food. Everyone in our section were having the same issues and were constantly trying to waive down a server, not sure if they were short-staffed (really didn't look like it) or if it was just we got stuck with a server who didn't care but won't be coming back here any time soon.

  11. J

    Justin

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a really delicious meal at Babbo! We are foodies and not easy to please! We had a few things to share for a light lunch. You MUST get the meatballs. They were very well seasoned and a nice blend of pork + beef. We had the crab + fettuccine pasta, which was tasty and had all fresh ingredients. You could taste it! Lastly, the pizza was excellent. The dough was well cooked and flavorful. It was the fig pizza we had, which was bursting with flavor and FRESH FIGS! My only comment would be that we thought it could use a salty component to balance the sweetness of the figs -- like olives or prosciutto. Definitely will be back. Looking forward to it!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Always s good meal and good time

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience5

    Beautiful, fun restaurant that I really want to love but just can’t. I’ve been there twice and both times I was not blown away by their pizza and the service was horrendous. The last time I went, the waiter never brought the bread and butter we asked for, never checked in on us after the food arrived, and after my sister said her wine was warm his response was “no it’s not, it’s cold”. Really, dude? His service ruined our experience. The pasta dish I got was really good but my sister’s fig pizza was way too sweet and the tiramisu was just meh.

  14. SD

    SavvyDog

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal with attentive but not overbearing service.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nothing special but the pizza was OK and it’s a viable option in the Seaport area of Boston. They do 10 inch individual pizzas and the beer list is pretty decent.

  16. s

    sonomalewis

    Tokyo

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    This is my second time. The first time we had grilled octopus that was excellent. They had since taken that out of the menu and have instead a marinated octopus which I did not order.

  17. M

    Maggie

    New England

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2019

    overall3food2service1ambience2

    The food was okay but bland. No flavor. Service was terrible. Our waiter seemed very inexperienced, which you could overlook IF there was some communication but there wasn’t. We ate here a couple of years ago and the food and service were excellent.

  18. ET

    ElleT

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Wonderful food and pleasant service, as always! Excellent pizza and calzones.

  19. MS

    MayeeS

    New England

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Regular food. I expect more for a “Mario Batali” restaurant

  20. VP

    VPZ1950

    Memphis/West TN

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Service was inattentive and lacked warmth especially given they were not nearly at capacity. Felt like more attention given to larger parties than a single diner like myself.

  21. SF

    SharonF

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our dining experience was outstanding... and our server was outstanding as well. Our friends had not been to Babbo before and they were blown away by the food and overall experience. We will share our visit with our friends and co-workers.

  22. AT

    AngieT

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    Service was slow! Food mediocre! Wouldn’t go back’

  23. A

    Annec

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Food was cold twice. The did not charge for the cold dinner

  24. W

    Will

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    The service was very slow, and it wasn't even that busy.

  25. SS

    SharonS

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Good food. Bad service. Lame wine pour. Nice location near pier

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    We were rushed to order our drinks and food at the same time which I didn’t like. We had food before delivered at our table well before drinks even arrived and I’m not talking about apps but our actual main dishes! We had an app but the wine was late to arrive. It came after our entrees were out which was at warp speed. It was almost like they were trying to get rid of us. They forgot 4 of the 7 desserts. I ordered wine for dessert but it came well after all the other desserts that actually made it to the table. What my son ordered wasn’t available anymore so I needed a menu to decide what to get him. He said he would be back to take the order but he never came back. Everyone’s plates were out and I hadn’t even ordered him a meal yet. Needless to say his came well after our were delivered. The food was ok... it wasn’t great and the service was severely lacking. I’m not sure how the place has such high ratings. Maybe they were understaffed tonight? Not sure but it was not a good experience.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    The food was good, but nothing exceptional. The service was terrible. Waiter did not know the menu, misinformed us about ingredients. Wine, which we ordered first, delivered after the entree. Failed to clear dirty dishes until asked twice. Left menus on table throughout the meal. Will not go back.

  28. BN

    BarbaraN

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    We really enjoy the food at Babbo and love that its located just a few steps from the harbor for a nice walk afterwards, I wish there were better seating. Probably sounds crazy but Babbo feels like a funky, upbeat and a little more high-end than your average pizza place so the tables with chairs throughout the restaurant feel more cafeteria-style to me. It won't stop me from coming but but pizza is such a great comfort food, and they do a fabulous job with it here, ..... I would just love it if the setting felt equally cozy.

  29. MH

    MeganH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Food was overpriced and actually made many of us sick after! It was really the service though - it took 1 hour for the apps to come out. We didn't have a consistent waiter the entire time - he made no suggestions on what he thought was good on menu. The restaurant was not crowded at all.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Food was excellent. Service was slow, waiter was new and often hard to flag down. Ordered apps we never got, coffee took 15 minutes.

  31. AF

    AnneF

    New England

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    The service is frustrating. Very inconsistent. Food was decent.

  32. F

    Foodie1

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Food was good, but service quite different from last visits. Had to ask for bread 3 times and still waited. Did not bring cheese with apps and entrees, had to ask for it. Finally as brought cheese in a sauces with no spoon. This was more like a restaurant opening than an established restaurant. Very surprising. Servers reached over plates to top off water. Did not have goo manners. There is a glowing need for training and better management here.

  33. AB

    AmyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food here was to die for with a great selecton of drinks and cocktails. The service was above and beyond.

  34. MG

    MichelleG

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    So overrated! Our waiter was completely inattentive and rude. The food was mediocre at best. I’ve been to Babbo three times and this will be my last. Hands down the worst service I’ve had anywhere in Boston.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    The woman who checked us in seemed a little confused with my reservation. I’m not sure what was going on. Our waiter seem new but was okay mostly. Our market salad was great but my carbonara was super salty (this coming from the person who loves salt.) Our food also took a long time to get to us. The table behind us was seated about 10 minutes after us but we got our food 10 minutes after they did.

  36. S

    Shirin

    New England

    94 reviews

    2.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Burned pizza and inadequate service did not make it a good experience . Had better food and better service in the past few times . We had our of town guest and thought this would be a great place for group of six but sadly disappointed with rushing service wanting to take our plate with food on it while our guest trying to take their time eating and enjoying conversation . Wine showed up late was not offered dessert or coffee waiter rude and inattentive we asked him for calzone with substitution but rudely told us no the chef will get upset you get what’s on the menu !!! Won’t be coming back

  37. i

    indranz

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fantastic time!!! Big thanks to Jay (and the busboys too) who was very kind and helpful!

  38. DC

    DanielC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Food came out incredibly quickly even though we made it clear we wanted to take our time. Appetizer came out within 4 minutes of ordering it. Waiter disappeared many times when we needed something. Food was good but they need to work on the service.

  39. GB

    GiaB

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Good food! Sad they closed

  40. J

    Jake

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I asked the restaurant to do something special for my girlfriend to help celebrate an occasion. They brought a dessert for her, surrounded by heart-shaped sauce. Nice touch!

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Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca - Permanently Closed is rated 4.1 stars by 1453 OpenTable diners

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Cross street

    At Bond Drive

  • Neighborhood

    South Boston

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 11:30 am–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mario LaPosta

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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