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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

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4.6

service

4.6

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4.5

value

4.1

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (55)
Special Occasion (53)
Fit for Foodies (52)
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Romantic (49)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Notable Wine List (39)
Authentic (37)
Tasting Menu (34)
Cozy (33)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Hot Spot (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Business Meals (18)
Worth the Drive (16)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Fun (13)
People Watching (13)
Bar Seating (10)
Seasonal (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Good for Groups (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Casual (3)
Healthy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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Live Music (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Food and service were both superb!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

It was so full on Friday night, was very difficult to book.
The pastas are amazing, the ambience is great (very dark though).

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

I have been an absolute fan of Mario Batali for years; have his cookbooks and watched all of his cooking programs. I was in NYC for business and it was my last day in the City and made a lunch reservation for me and an associate for 11:30 am. My associate wanted to do a little shopping given it was our last day and I stated that was fine but when it was time to go to Babbo's I was leaving with or without her. Thankfully she had the good sense to accompany me to the restaurant at the appointed time. The staff was WONDERFUL....everyone we came in contact with was gracious and helpful. I know there have been some issues with Batali recently but the staff reflected no negativity and my experience could not have been better. My only disappointment was that we didn't stay longer and spend, eat and drink more!!!
Scott

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic meal. Service was impeccable. We were even in a hurry for a show at the Blue Note and everything was timed perfectly without their knowledge. Wine list is on point and meals were mouth watering.

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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely our favorite restaurant after our first visit. The food is amazing the staff is incredible. We are from out of town but will make this a place we go every time we are in New York.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The staff was welcoming and knowledgeable from our first peek through the curtains to our last bite of dessert. Elegant but casual. Liked the seating the arrangement Now the food. Excellent. Our waiter helped us with our choice of wines. Very good. Loved the Cavatelli with lobster, octopus and Calbrian Chiles. The Pistachio and Chocolate Semifreddo was to die for.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Especial dinner!!! Worth it!!! Great service and outstanding food!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

45 minutes for appetizer. Babbo Salumi appetizer was an embarrassing worn out assortment of small curled up primitively arrayed pieces spread over a large plate. It was the worst depiction of the dish I have ever witnessed. My guests were astounded.
Next 45 minutes later the pasta dishes were served “cold” and the waiter apologized profusely.
Candidly this restaurant has had its day.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This place is over-hyped. Pasta was fine but bland. Overall found this a bit disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Bartender gave dirty looks and talked about people directly in front of them, SO UNPROFESSIONAL. Overall once at table, great experience. Many different waiters constantly come up to you, so you dont know who your real waiter is.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Better than ever

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Everything was wonderful. The only thing I would change is to lower the music a bit. It was very loud and made it difficult to talk.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful, delicious, civilized.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Love this place. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting. The decor is beautiful and peaceful. The food is creative and very yummy. The sommelier could have been better.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Superb, as always. Extremely friendly welcome and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great , please get bathrooms

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Had a gift certificate. Awesome experience with the tasting menu. Wonderful, generous service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Continues to be among the best Italian restaurants in the world. I’m half Italian and have been to Italy many times . Very hard working dedicated staff and superb cooking prevail.Yet there is no sense of pretentiousness. Don’t hesitate to ask the sommelier for advice. He’ll choose for you precisely what you describe you seek in a wine. The waitstaff knows exactly what ingredients are in every dish. This restaurant is a paradigm for others to follow in the business!

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

Great experience!

Food was perfectly prepared and just the right amount. Service was as it should be. Servers where on top of there game making sure we had everything we needed. Planning on going there again in the near future.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Nothing exciting
Decent food
Good service
A bit noisy

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2018

 We loved our fine dining at Babbo. They serving staff add all the finishing touches to the meal. Starting with chick peas crostini and the Italian bread, then we were on to our appetizer of Babbo Salami with Baby Fennel. This was 5 different kinds of meats, just enough for a taste which is what we wanted as we needed room for the next course. We chose their own Babbo wines served in an 8 ounce carafe.
We chose two of the home made pastas. They served us one at a time and did portion shares at their suggestion. The maitake mushrooms comes through the Tonnarelli Verde but we just loved the Homemade Orecchiette with Sweet Sausage and Rapini. The tomato sauce was fresh with little pieces of the sweet sausage and plenty of rapine.
The best desert was the Pistachio and Chocolate Semifreddo. The pistachio semifreddo, ice cream and whipped cream blended paired with chocolate glace and an 1/8 inch chocolate flour less cake as the crust. Even though we were full we finished the desert with glee.
This is a special occasion place and we were not dissappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Amazing food, but expensive.
Noise makes conversations a bit hard.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

One of the best meals in NYC.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Very loud, crowded scene. Great for a night out or starting a night. Food is good, but not top restaurant by NYC standards.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I love the local of the restaurant but i didnt like the food. I thought there were more, it was too small the plate with the food, and the local music was very loud.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was excellent. Our server seemed distracted and forgot our appetizer and to check on us and we had to go to the bar ourselves to order another drink. Overall, a decent experience and I would go back for the food.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

First time visit. Leisurely weekend lunch. All loved it

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Second visit for lunch at this lovely Italian restaurant. We did the tasting menu with the reserve wine pairing. It was wonderful and the wine steward incredibly knowledgeable about the wine and spent time chatting with us about her experience. Just disappointed when I asked for a substitution for a course because I do not eat dark meat that they would not accommodate me as the last time here they did. Also did not point out (by speaking it) that a 3 oz pour of one wine was $32.00. Showed the menu to us and asked what we wanted and it wasn't clear on it what the price was. But soooo good we didn't care as we'd never buy a whole bottle at $225.
Will go again but probably call and request ahead of time if the tasting menu can be modified for a semi-vegetarian.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

I thought the service was amazing. The appetizer was good, as was the dessert. However, I was disappointed by the pasta - I honestly thought it would be a lot better. Three of us had pasta and all the dishes were very very salty..

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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 testing menu with the wine pairings. Expensive, but definetely a worthwhile experiencfe.. If not try the best Ossobuco of NYC only for Winter.
Must go!!! Not sure how there could be a bad review unless.....
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.
Outstanding as always! If you are going to have a cheat day, this is the place to do it!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Wonderful as usual. Sat at bar & enjoyed conversation

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Fantastic all around

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