Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's flagship restaurant, located on Waverly Place in Greenwich Village, offers three-star dining that redefines and reinvents the principles of Italian cuisine for 21st century America. Let Babbo host your next birthday, anniversary, rehearsal dinner or corporate event!View Private Dining Details
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Babbo is still the best place to feel good in this town.
Great experience at Babbo! The beef cheek ravioli were divine!
All was fantastic. Food, service. Could have settled for only apps and pasta! Mussels wonderful and asparagus ravioli and goat cheese tortellini were worth the trip! Service was attentive and helpful. Microscopic print menu is my only issue! LOL
Very dimly lit. Would be a nice place for a date but the music doesn’t match the ambiance. They played Aerosmith and Green Day. While I like that king of music, I don’t like it with a romantic style restaurant. Was extremely turned off by the fact that our waiter and the sommelier were drinking wine the whole time. I was appalled when the sommelier took a carafe of wine from the table next to us who had just left and poured it in a glass and started drinking it!!! I will never go back nor would I recommend this place. The food was just ok for the price.
This was my first time at Babbo and it was amazing! Everything on the menu looked so authentic and tasty, but our waiter was great in helping us decide, even pairing a wine with our meal. Would highly reccomend to anyone who has an appreciation for good Italian food.
Reunion love the service and food
We’re from California but spend a lot of time in New York and abroad. We are “ foodies “ in our mid 50’s and been to the “ top 5 “ restaurants in Manhattan.
We met friends who came up from Philly on a Friday night . Had 5:30 Reservations.. got there at 5:00 to have cocktails before dinner . We barely got our drinks and waiter “ demanding “ we take our table at 5:30 . Our waiter looked bored and didn’t really spend a lot of time with the menu etc .. we ordered our appetizers while we were finishing our drinks .. he wouldn’t take our appetizer order unless we ordered our meals too . I have never ever experienced that in other Michelin Star Restaurants .. the room was barely full at 5:45 . The Sommelier was excellent.. she was attentive without being pushy . As other said , music was loud .. Led Zeppelin, Ac/Dc and other rock music .. while I enjoy those bands , I don’t think that music “ fits “ the venue . We felt rushed the whole entire time , but ignored their gestures . Since we dropped 600.00 . Definitely , not an intimate place for two . Food arrived .. 2 pasta dishes , lamb chops and seafood dish . Our pasta was average .. my husband is Italian and was not happy with the bolognese sauce .. he didn’t even finish it . My pasta with braised oxtail was just ok .. not a lot of flavor . My friends lamb chops were good . Had two “ nothing special “ desserts . All in all , I’ll cross it off my bucket list but much better restaurants in the city . I think Babbo has seen better days .
Amazing food, amazing service!!!!!
We were looking forward to dining at this restaurant but the food and ambiance feel short of our expectations. Although I really liked the black spaghetti everything else we ordered were just blah. We were a party of 4 and ordered 2 bottles of wine and in addition to a few apps. Additionally, The loud music choice seemed inappropriate for a “high end” Italian fine dining.
Branzino was excellent. Didn’t enjoy the pasta so much
One word - FABULOUS!!
The service, the attentiveness, the food, the ambiance - everything was just perfect. And let's not forget the sommelier. She was quite knowledgeable. Thank you...thank you...thank you!
First time and was impressed. Meal was excellent. Only bad think is wine is very expensive.
I would go back
Just not as good as it use to be. The food was okay. Loud club music was playing downstairs and the kitchen was very slow. The service was good. I remember the first time I eat there and how everything seemed so special especially the food.
Our favorite dish is no longer on the menu. Very disappointed
Great staff. Food was just ok. Interesting choice of music in an Italian restaurant.
Very good food
Service staff knows the dishes
Very good restaurant
The music was kind off not what I expected very disruptive it doesn’t go with the restaurant. Too loud and like rock I didn’t like it at all.
Sadly the noise
Low key perfection.
As always a great experience in a fantastic atmosphere with world class food. I love the loud music - loud enough to get into, but not so loud you can't chat. Wine list is a little too italian (ok it's an italian restaurant but still....) and by the 'carafe' the three we tasted were all a little hot to go well with the pasta, but that ay be our palette... Anyway - do not let that dissuade you - go treat yourself or your loved one to a dinner at babbo... don't wait for an anniversary, just go because it's fun... x
Food was fantastic however the portion size was a just a bit too much for our taste. Having spent a lot of time in Italy, I never seen such big portions and we couldn't finish our food however the food and service was exceptionless
I go to Babbo on special occasions. This was the second time I’ve gone there on my birthday. The restaurant lives up to its reputation every time - the food is fantastic,
It was all that and then some. Super nice and super chill at the same time
Matbe the best restaurant in the U.S.!!!
Excellent food & service. When we mentioned we were going to share our main courses, they actually apportioned each & every one on separate plates for each of us! Superb service!!
Attendand hurrying us up was awful.
disappointed when I asked about a salad and received cooked greens - also had to ask for olive oil to go with the bread and then had to ask for pepper to be added to the olive oil
This was the highlight of my trip to New York.
The best meal of many. I recommend it to anyone who appreciate great food.
What can I say that hasn't already been said? We had appetizers and 4 different entrees. Each was fantastic. I would like to try everything on the menu.
Very nice food! And wine as well. It’s good for semi formal occasion.
Flawless in every way!
Babbo is consistently very good! The fresh beef cheek ravioli are amazing, and the wine list is quite extensive. Highly recommend. The tasting menu's are excellent, especially the Truffle Tasting, if availible. For a real treat, they do a terrific wine pairing.
I wanted to treat my parents, who are visiting from South Korea, a memorable meal. Babbo was a perfect place for that. Amazing service and food.
The ribeye was good, the carciofi overcooked, the rage okay. The waiter placed a dish of garbanzo beans in front of me despite the restaurant knowing in advance, and reviewed with my main server, of my allergies. My companion snatched the dish away from me in time. However, I still ingesting something that caused a slight allergic reaction. Not worth one Michelin star
Food was excellent.
Male Host was rude.
First time back at Babbo in quite a while and it was good to see that the magic is still there. I brought some out of town guests who requested "real New York Italian food" and knew they wouldn't be disappointed. The service was lovely, the food was fabulous and we had a wonderful time. Will not let so much time go by before my next visit.
Attentive wait staff and impeccable service. The food was artfully prepared and delicious!
lugar súper oscuro y según recomendaciones varias lo encontré muy sobrevalorado .-
En general la comida fue buena pero hubo un plato de pasta demasiado picante para poder comerlo. El lugar es sumamente ruidoso, teníamos que gritar para poder platicar y creo que eso cansa mucho a los clientes porque te tienes que esforzar demasiado para entender la conversación. El servicio atento.
Staff were friendly and attentive.
My husband had a memorable birthday celebration at the restaurant.
Would like to thank the team for arranging & recommending a delicious birthday cake.
We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.