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About Babbo Ristorante

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.

110 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Open seven days a week, lunch is Tuesday through Saturday 11:30am - 2pm, dinner is every night. 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.

Cross Street:
Between 6th Avenue and MacDougal Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 777-0303

Website:
http://babbonyc.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Mario Batali

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking

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Details
Sun - Thu 10:15PM - 11:30PM

Fri - Sat 10:30PM - 11:30PM

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!

Babbo Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (65)
Fit for Foodies (59)
Good for a Date (55)
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Good for Anniversaries (50)
Romantic (46)
Tasting Menu (41)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Notable Wine List (38)
Authentic (36)
Cozy (36)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Great for Lunch (26)
Hot Spot (24)
Business Meals (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
People Watching (17)
Comfort Food (14)
Fun (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Local Ingredients (11)
Seasonal (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Casual (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
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Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Must go!!! Not sure how there could be a bad review unless....its NYC and Batali so expext to pay a couple bucks more. Actually thought it was very reasonably priced. Loud music, ok...so now you know. Wasnt like eating at a concert. Ok onto the amazing food no matter what you picked! So I recommend eating there and ordering the ANYTHING!!!. ALL stafg were friendly personable, attentive and helpful. One problem, I live in FL and its in NYC.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Whenever we have a very special occasion, this is our favorite restaurant. Sometimes hard to get a reservation, but always worth it. If you can splurge, choose the tasting menu with the wine pairings. Expensive, but definitely a worthwhile experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding as always! The food is incredible. If you are going to have a cheat day, this is the place to do it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

Server recommended too much even though we told him we were saving for desserts.

Octopus was stale, old, poorly cooked. Tripe was overly salty but was well done. Rest of the meal was pretty not that good.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This was our third visit and consistent stop on each of our visits to New York. The wait staff was very attentive and our waiter, Michael, was very helpful and knowledgeable, however, we were HIGHLY DISSAPPOINTED WITH THE SOMMELIER. He seemed to be unfocused and disengaged. He may be knowledgeable but he clearly has a bias towards particular clients. Our hope was to have a conversation about wine and purchase something yummy from the extensive wine list. That was not the case and when he finally arrived he was apathetic and arrogant. He seems to be a liability for an amazing restaurant. Our next visit, we hope to have an improved experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Five of us lunched and but for one comment from waiter rushing us to order, the experience was devine. The room is small keeping atmosphere intimate, welcoming and unpretentious . Food -pork belly ravioli, calamari, arugula salad were very creatively prepared, novel and delicious. Wine recommendation was excellent. Service was attentive with multiple people swooping in to clear. As we hadn’t seen each other for a while, we lingered and felt no pressure to leave which made earlier ordering comment an anomaly. Highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

While my husband thoroughly enjoyed his entree, mine, the pork chop, was over cooked and on the dry side. I shared this with the waiter when asked how I was enjoying my meal. Another dish was promptly offered in place of the pork chop.

Other than that, the meal was delicious!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Wonderful as usual. Sat at bar & enjoyed conversation

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food has really gone downhill. So many other great places at better value. Roasted beets had farro that was not cooked...had to send back. Beef cheek ravioli had sauce that tasted like liver and gamey. They’ve lost the plot

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Fantastic all around

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Our server Victor was absolutely fantastic, and the tempo of the food was set up perfectly. For dessert we got the delectable warm apple sottosopra with honeycomb ice cream. A must! So many great things to say about Babbo, will definitely be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great meal. Very good food and service. This is a great restaurant.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I was pretty disappointed with our experience. My rabbit entree was dry and not flavorful and the olive cake dessert was also extremely dry. This was a definite special treat for my fiancé and I, and I wish we would have chosen to spend $200+ somewhere else.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I took my mother in law to this restaurant for her birthday. The service was amazing they were attentive to our needs. They server was very very knowledgeable of the food and wine and that was impressive. They are very clean they came over to take the crumbs off our table 👌🏽. I love the food I mean LOVE from the appetizers to the dessert. They do coat check free of charge, they give you a ticket as well for your food you would like to take so that everything is waiting for you when your ready to leave. The light music and lighting sets the mood for any occasion. I will go back and refer this restaurant it’s a must go, you will not be let down.

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 (México)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The menu is everything that you expect from antipasto to pasta to main course, it will be impossible to leave someone unsatisfied. Our waiter had complete knowledge of drinks, wine and ingredients, he was always making sure that we were gonna have a perfect evening. The food was great, but the pistacchio semifreddo was awesome!!!!!

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Dinner was fantastic. Opted for the traditional tasting menu which was delicious. Excellent pace for the evening and exceptional service as always.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Todo excelente, la comida espectacular, El pork Chop delicioso y la pasta se nota que la preparan ahi mismo.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fantastic!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Birthday daughter

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Extremely rude customer service. Arrived at 11:25am for a 11:30am reservation. The server/host asked us to stand outside until 11:30am since they were still setting up. There were only two of us and we were by no means in anyone's way standing in the entrance. Found it incredibly rude to ask customers to stand outside in sub 20F temps when we can easily stand in entrance. Would expect this at a McDonald's but not at a fine dining establishment. We took our business elsewhere. This is no way to treat customers (on my husband's birthday no less). Will NOT be back.

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 (México)·Dined on December 29, 2017

La música estaba MUY MUY ALTA!!! Tenían Rock, y el lugar no va para ese tipo de música!!

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Amazing food and the service was as good as anywhere I’ve been. Ever. Loved it and would recommend to anyone visiting NYC

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Babbo has been on our NY restaurant list for a long time. We finally decided to go during Christmas week, and it was everything we hoped for and more. Beautiful restaurant, outstanding service, excellent and creative food. BEST pumpkin-filled pasta (lune) ON EARTH, and BEST Olive Oil Cake of all time. We will definitely return!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I had tried the most famous Pasta Tasting menu .
which is very good portion and nice
the quality of pasta every dish that i can taste is made by heart and details by the chef and the restaurant staff .
the dessert at the end is fantastic !!!
Overall , its a nice try .
Will recommend you all to try once at least .

Tags: People Watching, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

The table placement is too close. Makes having a private conversation difficult

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Outstanding! The commitment to fine dinning and just humane fun is outstanding! Superb!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Everything was great! The server could’ve been a little less snobbish / more friendlier

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This was my first time here and it was amazing. My friend and I were celebrating and shared 3 pasta dishes: orreciette rapini, gnocchi w/ oxtail, and tagliatelle ragu. All of the pasta was the perfect texture and the oxtail meat was amazing in tenderness and flavor. Service was also exceptional as our waiter was very friendly and offered a handcrafted nonalchoholic cocktail when I said I couldn't drink. The atmosphere was great for either a date or meet up with friends. It was really busy when we went and downstairs was pretty lively (a little loud) but we were seated upstairs where it was a bit quieter and perfect for conversation. I will definitely recommend this place to friends and will be back soon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Visited Babbo's for lunch whilst staying in the city. It was a Tuesday, which meant a special white truffle tasting menu was on offer. It looked phenomenal!! However, a couple of months before when I was looking into restaurants to visit, I saw Babbo's had beef cheek ravioli on the menu. This was stuck in my mind until the day we arrived!! No matter how much I wanted the tasting menu, I HAD to have the ravioli. I was not disappointed. I have never eaten a meal so slow because I didn't want it to end!! Our waiter was attentive and kept our drinks flowing. The only disappointed was when we arrived, we were greeted, our coats taken and then another couple at the bar 'announced' they were now ready to be seated and the manager automatically left us to seat them. I found it to be very rude to be left stood in the middle of the restaurant with nowhere to go (its a very small space!). My husband was pushed several times by staff trying to get through. Thankfully the food made up for the managers rudeness.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Fantastic!

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Have been to several Mario Batali restaurants around the world. Experience is always similar. Food is always excellent, service is pleasant, but slow. What always annoys me is the sommelier. Every experience I have had at any Mario Batali restaurant, they always try to significantly up sell you to significantly more expensive wines. We had ordered a 2006 Tuscan wine for $300. The sommelier wrinkled his nose and suggested I try either a $500 or $600 bottle,neither of which fit the profile of Italian wine I had said I generally like with the food we had ordered. Again, this has been a repeated experience. It is ugly and aggressive behavior, sadly unbecoming of a otherwise great restaurant.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great dinner!!! Great birthday with my sister and friends. Very special. Server was excellent as was everything else.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Babbo is always a complete treat. Going at Christmas time puts it over the top with the festive music and friendly service. Every course was perfect and with a party of 8 pleasing everyone is no easy feat. We were celebrating my daughter's early acceptance to NYU so Babbo will be a staple for us for the next 4 years for sure.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Local bullicioso de buena comida con una gran carta de vinos, pero sólo de muestra , debido a sus desorbitados precios.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I always really enjoy the food a Babbo's, this time the lamb was outstanding. However I will say that the front of house is never very welcoming and because the reception area is tight its always chaotic. A few smiles, offering to take coats and a drink would go a long way to improving the situation! Our sever was fantastic!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very loud, slow and poor service. Waitress gave no intro, no menu highlights, and was brisk and short in her temperament and words. Very rude. Don't waste your money here.

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

We enjoyed everything! I wasn’t a fan of the music they were playing and how bitter my pasta was but we enjoyed everything else!

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Had a wonderful lunch here, the White Truffle lunch tasting menu. Nothing short but amazing! And with great wines too. They even took into account that me and my girl celebrated our one year anniversary together so the last course had some nice touch to it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

This place was listed as one of the top restaurants in New York; however, I was underwhelmed by the boar ragu and the paparadelle was under-cooked. I would not recommend this place over some of the other Italian restaurants; such as Nino's 46th and Sandro's on the Upper East Side.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere. The service was excellent and the food was delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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