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Babbo Ristorante

4.5
4.5
4073 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Located on Waverly Place in Greenwich Village, Babbo 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 84 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    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

    (212) 777-0303

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Youjin Jung

  • Private party facilities

    Let Babbo host your next birthday, anniversary, rehearsal dinner or corporate event!

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (888) 487-0210

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich Village

  • Cross street

    Between 6th Avenue and MacDougal Street

  • 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.

  • 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

    Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,073 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Too loud! Could not talk across table. Also food came too quickly like they were trying to get u in and out fast to turn the table. Not enjoyable having spent $500 for dinner for 4 people!
  2. S

    Sagar

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Highly disappointed in the restaurant - super highly rated but not accommodating at all, we had 1 friend who was vegan and it was a fight to even get them a plate of food. Also among the worst cocktails we've ever had in Manhattan. Plus loud music just doesn't fit the vibe of a 5 course pasta tasting .. nothing was on point.
  3. N

    Nycconnoisseur1

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Ambiance is excellent as well.
  4. SM

    SimeonM

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food was bland and average. Service was warm. Have had many better Branzino dishes, the mint lover letters with lamb was not spicy as advertised. 100 layer lasagna was an embarrassing rendition that was more like several thin ribbons with basic meat sauce. Nothing popped.
  5. E

    Elle

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly an A+ experience. Its not very often you get good food, service, and vibes. 10/10 Highly Recommend!
  6. SZ

    SteveZ

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!
  7. MT

    MaryT

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Noise level was so loud it ruined our dining experience. The food was ordinary at best. Too bad.
  8. W

    Willclar

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Everything was excellent, helped empty my wallet
  9. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven't been in years and thrilled to see it's still awesome.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best wine I think I’ve ever had
  11. RR

    ReRe

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    The service felt rushed and the acid rock music was oddly loud and annoying. Also, the entire bar is pre-set for dining which looked ridiculous and also took away from the vibe. Food was great.
  12. SM

    SMFoodieFamily

    Los Angeles

    63 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Overall the meal was lovely except the sommelier completely did not listen to our request for a soft and mellow red wine from piedmont region and sold us a tannic acidic wine from Chianti because he thought that would be better with our food. I get that but I wanted to have a smooth wine regardless of my dinner choice and Bolognese is good with almost everything. None of us enjoyed his choice. Also, for such a lovely meal (salads) were sensational but the desserts were junior league. I am guessing any sort of pastry chef was let go? The offerings were really not what I would expect from this level of restaurant.
  13. K

    Kburn

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The food was not good and ambience wasn’t good either. Very disappointed.
  14. MJ

    MarcJS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far the most refined and exquisite Italian dining experience in NYC, everything is made in house- pastas & meats dishes, desserts, nothing purchased external other than raw material meats, seafood & sour dough, staff perfectly behaved and helpful, the most extensive wine list in NYC with on premises expert sommelier, very reasonably priced....what more can I say the most consistent, excellent meal in NYC in my opinion top 3-5 restaurants and my favorite.
  15. C

    Coquille

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and fantastic service! Will definitely go back!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience3
    Very disappointed with my experience at Babbo last night. The food was ok (not nearly as good as it used to be), service was sloppy (asked 3 times for a birthday candle on dessert or some kind of special attention and dessert was delivered as is / no candle, nothing), the check was brought with dessert and we felt rushed to pay & leave. Will not be returning anytime soon.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    It’s too noisy to have a pleasant conversation. Not even mention about tasting the food and enjoying the atmosphere.
  18. DW

    DWhit

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good but not as fabulous as it normally is. But, we will be back because our past experiences have always been great! Melanie, our server was wonderful.
  19. AM

    AMDT

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience1
    Very cold as we were seated by door that was kept open by staff for longer than needed. Wait staff knew better than us how we liked food, and was inflexible in trying to find a menu item that would work for a member of our party with sensory issues. But the food we received was delicious.
  20. s

    shelleyw

    Calgary

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Babbo has lost its way. Either be fine dining or be the in place to go. The music was too loud and inconsistent with fine dining and Italian. I know labor is tight right now but all you have to do is pretend to care. Server who seated us and gave us menus was wonderful and then downhill. Our primary server was late and could care less. Never came back to ask if everything ok or more wine. Head server was aggressive and hostile in his interactions. 3/4 dishes were very good. One was good but missing an ingredient, just a bit boring. Too many excellent restaurants in NYC to bother returning.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Oh my goodness the music was at bad rock concert level. Too loud and a bad sound system. My family was screaming and left early.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    I have been to Babbo a couple years ago and had a great experience so our experience last night was shockingly awful. Flew in from California to celebrate our daughters 25th birthday. Had a reservation for a week but when we arrived, we were told our table wasn’t available bc the prior party was still sitting at the table. An hour and 15 minutes later we finally got seated at a table that was in the middle of a lot of foot traffic. Manager and waiting staff did not care and were completely non-apologetic. The waiter was exhausted and could barely communicate with us ( left his shift before our meal was completed). Manager comped us a couple drinks while we waited at a crowded bar that put us in the way of the waiters and other patrons. We brought a cake and were still charged $15 per slice and was given an empty box at the end of the evening when we asked to take home the rest. We were the very last customers to leave and were made to feel like WE inconvenienced the entire staff. Manager did nothing and barely could apologize. We will never go back and we will never refer out again.
  23. IF

    ItalianFoodLover

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Far to noisy - both people and music. Very hard to have a good conversation. The music was far too loud and the selections were totally inappropriate for a restaurant like this. We asked for the sound to be turned down several times with no result.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend the Pasta Tasting and the wine pairing; great way to try many flavors. Lively dining with attentive service. Particularly enjoyed the beef-cheek ravioli and busiate trapanese.
  25. M

    Midge

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My friends and I were celebrating our birthdays together and we decided to go to Babbo's (my friend & I have never been but always heard great things). My other friend went there recently and said the food was great. The ambiance was beautiful, the staff was friendly and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend going there. MC
  26. L

    Latac12

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my birthday!! It’s become my favorite restaurant and I do it every year for the past 3 years. The food is amazing along with the impeccable service.
  27. RC

    RickC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Only complaint is the music playing was way too loud and made conversation difficult.
  28. y

    yeseniar

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic meal. Everything we ordered was delicious. The beef carpaccio was the best we have had!! The pasta was perfectly cooked and so tasty. The lamb, osso buco, and pork chop were incredible. We loved it all!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Music was too loud to hear each other
  30. P

    Pants

    New York Area

    70 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Birthday - usually a great experience and great food. Not up to par tonight. But will give it another shot because we usually love it.
  31. f

    foodmatters

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was outstanding, we really enjoyed it enormously and we all eat around quite a bit! What was not great was the way too loud, albeit fun music that interfered with conversation. Also, the service was oddly spotty. Attentive on the one hand but then many things were completely missed (one of us asked for sparkling water it never appeared, another asked for more bread we had to ask 3 times, a request to turn down the volume of the music as we were right in front of the speaker-never happened).
  32. FL

    FoodLine

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Sad to see an old favorite go. The name may be the same, but all else is not.
  33. PJ

    PamelaJ

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food is fabulous! The best. So is the service. The only drawback is the music is not great and it’s much too loud!
  34. M

    Mcleangirl

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my husband's birthday and I couldn't have asked for better service - food - cocktaisl...everything. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
  35. MA

    MarcA

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Babbo is still one of the best places in NYC. Through changes and new executive chefs , Joe B and his team have a consistently excellent Italian restaurant that I love. Thank you to the entire team but especially Susan and Nora (a wine rock star ) for a great night.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    incredible ravioli and short rib !
  37. m

    mimi

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superior italian dining experience Food is absolutely divine we went for the veal Milanese exceptional in size and flavor . the pastas are freshly homemade delicate and amazing in flavor and creativity . I had the pumpkin agnolotti and that is worth a thousand words . For dessert we picked something light the pannacotta to complete the fabulous experience . Ambiance is cozy and service is impeccable The only glitch was the loud hard rock music ! Ewe will definitely come back !
  38. GL

    GiuseppeL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, great wine, amazing staff! Will definitely be coming back!
  39. s

    sherryb

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends birthday Great, atmosphere and service. Food was exceptional her last choices.
  40. H

    Hayden

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A master class in professional service. We had a beet ravioli that was amazing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Babbo Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Babbo Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 777-0303.

Babbo Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 4073 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 84 times today
Google Map for Babbo Ristorante

110 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10011

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 6th Avenue and MacDougal Street

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich Village

  • Hours of operation

    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

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Youjin Jung

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 777-0303

  • Private party facilities

    Let Babbo host your next birthday, anniversary, rehearsal dinner or corporate event!

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (888) 487-0210

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