Babbo Ristorante

4.7
3410 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3410 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipcfooddiet
Atlanta
81 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had the truffle tasting menu for my husband’s birthday.It was lovely sitting outside, if a little chilly and damp because all the heaters were overhead. The service was excellent. We liked everything The pastas were delicious! The olive oil cake was a tiny bit dry and the cheese course was overkill but otherwise a truly excellent meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Got violently ill after the 211.66-dollar pasta tasting with wine pairing.

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vipKeithA
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to go for light and tasty Italian! I highly recommend!

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GregoryD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Interesting menu, great wine list. Service was also very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great food and service!!!!!

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Jade
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and it was great. The food was delicious and the service was attentive.

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vipEileenS
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant- the food, the service, the ambiance! My only complaint is that the music is about five decibels too loud...and a lot of hard core rock which makes it even more annoying....

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BrianA
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great night out- we sat by choice in the outdoor kiosks which were fine, tables were a bit close but the had plexiglass (does plexiglass kill COVID?) service was very good, the food was outstanding

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vipGerardoB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Disaster. Bad service. Octopus was not soft. Ravioli were cold. Bad location of the table in the street.

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vipZizinets2
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef is a creative genius, taste and texture were amazing!

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vipronc
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. I waited too long before visiting this icon of a restaurant. Will return soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the food , service and atmosphere was outstanding.

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vipGiovanni
Puerto Vallarta
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance made our Easter lunch very special!

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DanielH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Overall, I like this place. However, I do not like that they require that you order all of your food at once.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We’ve been regulars at Babbo for almost 20 yrs. It was a sad moment, ordering our favorite classics, the beef cheek ravioli, sweetbreads, and others and seeing completely new dishes come out. Tasty, but not at the level of the classics. We couldn’t find other favorites on the menu at all, like the goose liver pasta with balsamic brown butter. The waiter was very good, and explained to us they were temporary pandemic measures. But it was hard to escape the feeling that we’ve come to the end of an era. Here’s hoping for the recovery. Until then, wasn’t worth the $350 price tag for two.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday gray food great dessert great environment

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vipVandDdineout
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Good pasta. Good wine.

Lots of good touches with amuse bouche from chef

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always our go-to restaurant when we want a special experience. The service and the food never disappoint!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience! Bravo!

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Buzz
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were just perfect. The quality of the food was excellent as always. Is always a treat to dine at Babbo!

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jillf
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

SERVICE AND FOOD WERE GREAT, VERY CUTE OUTDOOR SET UP.

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vipDavid
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb in every way. Sweetbreads ++good. Great cocktails. Outstanding carpaccio.

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vipFoodLover73
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Packed house and they tried to seat me upstairs (I don’t like

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vipavidfan1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite of food special and delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Astounding meal

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Very accommodating and helpful staff. I would thoroughly recommend. The whole meal was A**

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Reserved a high top. Were given a low top though there were high tops available.
Staff were running around. Bartender looked bored.
Ordered their special. Medium rare duck which came very rare.
This place did not resemble the great reviews I read before coming. Just lackluster.

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vipCheunger
New York Area
194 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good Italian spot. Very good for dates. Food at reasonable prices as well.

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Rose
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good, but they ran out of special we wanted and it was only 6:30pm. Music bordered on the loud side and was unusual choice for upscale restaurant. Service was excellent.

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happydiner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful from start to finish

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vipMattC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Sat on street, was a little chaotic, food good, but not that memorable. Sadly, was first time I had been to Babbo in 10 visits, where it seemed pretty average overall.

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vipsandybeachpaws
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always feels welcoming - we go because my partner lives for the Tripe accompanied by their lush Barolo - my tuna and salmon crudo was spectacular

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love and Romance

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Great dinner. Music was strange - kind of killed the ambiance

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vipFunfunfoodie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Lobster was super funky smelling and clearly not fresh. Carpaccio was not raw, but rather weirdly seared? Overall, pretty disappointed with the food, so we won’t be back, but I will say - the service is wonderful and the staff are really great.

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MIkeG
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service and good food. Very loud music though. I had been there before amd I did not recall it like that.

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CarolineO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, a great meal for a special date night.

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vipDezavu
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good but expectations were higher. Service was good even considering Covid, but not wow. It’s very noisy

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vipJeannie
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best food ever! When I’m in town I head there.
Food and service is tremendous! I’m still talking about it.
Save me some pear ravioli for next time. And the pistachio desert!
All i can say is WOW!!!!!

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vipJohnG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Probably one of the worst dining experience I’ve had in quite a while from a restaurant that touts itself as being high end. Loud music blaring, kitchen incredibly slow and an excuse of “oh they didn’t see your order” after waiting 90 minutes for a second course. I’d expect much more from a restaurant of this ilk. You’d be better served at Burger King. I’m sure the addition of many outdoor tables to increase capacity is part of the reason for bad service but the customer pays the price. Never going back. I’ll stick with Don Angie any day.

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 4.7 stars by 3410 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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