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Babbo Ristorante

4.6
2459 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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B&B Hospitality Group's flagship restaurant, located on Waverly Place in Greenwich Village, opened to great acclaim in 1998 and is as bustling and popular as ever. It offers three-star dining that redefines and reinvents the principles of Italian cuisine for 21st century America. An epic, landmark wine list, an exciting, quintessentially New York dining room and expert, attentive and cordial service make a table at Babbo one of New York’s prized possessions.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Open seven days a week, lunch is Tuesday through Saturday 11:30am - 2pm, dinner is every night. Last seating is at 10:45pm Sunday-Thursday. Monday to Saturday the bar opens at 5pm, dinner service starts at 5:30pm, last reservations 11:15pm. On Sundays the bar opens at 4:30pm, dinner service begins at 5pm and the last reservations are at 10:45pm.
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Phone number
(212) 777-0303
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mario Batali
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 6th Avenue and MacDougal Street
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Parking details
Street parking in front of the restaurant is available after 6pm. The nearest garage is GMC, between Fifth Avenue and MacDougal Street and can be entered via Eighth Street or Waverly Place.
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Public transit
West 4th street subway station (8th street/Waverly Place exit): A,C,E,B,D,F and M trains. We recommend traveling at the back of the train if coming from uptown, the front of the train if coming from downtown, to find the closest exit at the station.
Additional
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking

Private Dining

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!

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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
9.5

Babbo is still the best place to feel good in this town.

Ratings 9.0-9.8:If the 8.5-9.0s are the restaurants you’ll frequent for more than just special occasions, the 9.0-9.8s are the all time great restaurants of their city. Restaurants that will be around 20 years from now, assuming the Earth is still around.
What 2459 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great experience at Babbo! The beef cheek ravioli were divine!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Reunion love the service and food

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

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 .

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Amazing food, amazing service!!!!!

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3.0Dined on June 12, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Branzino was excellent. Didn’t enjoy the pasta so much

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

First time and was impressed. Meal was excellent. Only bad think is wine is very expensive.
I would go back

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Our favorite dish is no longer on the menu. Very disappointed

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great staff. Food was just ok. Interesting choice of music in an Italian restaurant.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Very good food
Great flavors
Food hot
Service staff knows the dishes
Very good restaurant

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Sadly the noise

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Low key perfection.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

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,

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Outstanding

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

It was all that and then some. Super nice and super chill at the same time

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Matbe the best restaurant in the U.S.!!!

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

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!!

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3.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Attendand hurrying us up was awful.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

This was the highlight of my trip to New York.
The best meal of many. I recommend it to anyone who appreciate great food.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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.
Wow!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Very nice food! And wine as well. It’s good for semi formal occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Flawless in every way!

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Food was excellent.
Male Host was rude.
Service mediocre

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Attentive wait staff and impeccable service. The food was artfully prepared and delicious!

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3.0Dined on May 8, 2018

lugar súper oscuro y según recomendaciones varias lo encontré muy sobrevalorado .-

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3.0Dined on May 8, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Amazing experience.
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.

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