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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Absolutely fantastic! Came here to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday and they were so kind. Food and service was phenomenal. Did a tasting and would highly recommend this to anyone. Planning on coming back soon!
We've been to Babbo twice before, both times before the pandemic. The first time was amazing, and the second was expectedly good. This time we decided to try the pasta tasting menu we had seen others having in the past. I think our expectations were a bit too high, because nothing felt exceptional. The beef cheek ravioli was predictably good, but the black truffle pesto with the gargenelli didn't seem to pack more of a wallop of flavor than you'd get if you grabbed a can of truffle pesto and fresh pasta from Eataly and just made it yourself. To us plebians, the pasta seemed cooked less than al dente -- it wasn't "to the tooth", it was just plain hard -- but are we really going to tell the chefs they undercooked pasta? They would probably assume we're just know-nothing Americans; fair enough. The busiate trapanese was a nice game of textures, but again, seemed lacking on flavors (in the sauce, that is -- and slow roasting cauliflower at home isn't that hard).
We also seemed to be unable to communicate with our waiter. We found the music very loud, asked for it to be lowered, and instead it was changed to equally loud music. We had questions about the wine tasting, were told we'd get an answer, and never did. For dessert, we got tangerine sorbet for a palate cleanser, followed by... panna cotta with tangerine sorbet.
Obviously, Babbo is a good place, and maybe we just got unlucky. If you've never been, go and have some great pasta a la carte. But if you want to be amazed, I'd say you'll get more bang for your buck shelling out for a tiny bit more at a place like Le Bernardin, but walking away feeling immensely satisfied.
Great food and service. I’m glad Babbo’s is back!
Food was delicious and nicely presented. Service was excellent and professional. Overall we loved it and recommend dining here.
Get somebody else to choose the music, please. That was horrible.
Good and service were perfect
really inattentive wait staff. Inexcusable for a serious restaurant...
The food was amazing. We had the paired pasta tasting menu.... the closest to grandma's naples meat sauce. Great evening with excellent service.
Menu is a little funky but service and quality were excellent
Food was excellent!! Ambience was kind of unspecial and outdated
Outstanding food and service. Layers of flavor in each dish-impressive how innovative Babbo has remained after all of these years!
1st time there, the food and service was exceptional. We will be regulars!
Truffle tasting is amazing!
used to love the food here but the last three times, it’s been mediocre. like an average restaurant. service too. so sad. i guess all great things come to an end.
Love this restaurant every time I go there. Food is great, atmosphere is great, service is great!!
Babbo never disappoints. The originality of the dishes and their presentations are as good, if not better, than what you can find in other Italian restaurants, frequently for a lot more money.
Babbo is amazing. Second visit as good as the first. Octopus appetizer was excellent as were the pastas. The rosemary olive oil cake is not to be missed.
Best italian NYC restaurant barnone!
Everything great - EXCEPT for the sommelier who was arrogant & condescending. Was celebrating my birthday with my family & his attempt at being helpful was offensive.
I felt that Babbo was overpriced for the experience my girlfriend and I received. Cold bread, small mussels and weird fettuccini. The lobster spaghettini and cheesecake were delicious, but our overall experience here was definitely not worth the price. Honestly, we had better food and experiences in other restaurants in New York that cost us a third of the price. Likely won’t be back.
Food and service are consistently superb. It always gives us a wonderful dining experience. One area of improvement needed is their storage of red wine. They obviously don’t keep it in a temperature controlled unit. This results in a bitter taste.
Amazing all around. Food, service, ambience all ellectent. Exceeded our expectations.
Awesome restaurant never disappoint, food, service and ambiance was excellent...will be back over and over again.
The venison is decadent, the lamb chops melt in the mouth.
The wine is exquisite. Service (Joseph D) is attentive and excellent.
A special place for all occasions.
Eagerly waiting the re-opening of this national treasure.
Babbo never disappoints! The Tonnarelli with black truffles is a must.
Great job on food and service, Amazing!!! Can't want to be back.
Excelent restaurant, the food delicious, very good price, and the staff very, very, friendly
We liked very much and will return by sure
Thanks for an wondefull night
In my early 20s and had the pleasure of double dating with my dad/step mom here on a Sunday night for my dads birthday dinner. We were definitely the loudest in the restaurant.
Food was excellent, from the appetizer salad, octopus & pork pyramid pasta, to the main course truffle pasta, pork gnocchi and branzino, and finally, olive oil cake dessert.
Italian, old-world ambiance, with solid service! Special occasion type of place that’s worth the price, albeit on the higher end!
This is a wonderful authentic Italian restaurant. The food is fabulous. Lots of choice, and all of them are wonderful prepared with the best ingredients. Excellent sommelier. We loved the whole experience. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ We will be back as soon as possible !
Amazing food and very well coordinated service!
Took 45 mins to seat us after our reservation time in a very tightly packed space. Probably a high quality establishment but I have yet to experience it to the fullest. Food was pretty good but not stellar. The actual waiters were very professional but overall service was more than lacking given the price.
In a day and age where you live and die by your food this was a death by numerous swords. Starting with the amuse bouche of chickpeas on crostini was tasteless. First appetizer Mussels "alla Tarantina" suspicious out of the shell mussels were not fresh and inundated with julienne of veg. Carpaccio was passable. Beef Cheek Ravioli was good. Then the entree Fresh Tonnarelli with Parmesano and Black Truffles, now one would think that at this time of year when Truffles are in season that there would be a wonderful fragrance and a nice taste. What was served looked like a pile of chopped up portobello gills on top of the Tonnarelli and was tasteless. So we get to my entree which was the Sea Scallops which were on first bite so tainted and wreaking of ammonia that any amateur in the kitchen should have noticed and not served and thrown the entire batch away as it almost made me sick. It required me to order Coke with Lime to try and get the taste out of my mouth. Needless to say they scurried asking if I would like anything else to which I replied absolutely not trying to get the taste out of my mouth. The rest of the evening of course having been ruined was bribery with deserts and Biscotti and Cookies when what should have taken place was a resounding apology and the check has been taken care of Mr. ........... This failure is the responsibility of Mr. Bastianich to not train staff how to handle this situation and an effort to save a customer from this type of experience.
Food was simply amazing ... service is not aligned with the check ... lower level place have better service but the quality of food and taste of it make this a second aspect .
Overall was a great dinner but again service need to improve way more
Excellent food - well prepared and presented - a bit pricey but it is NYC!
I took my wife here for her birthday and we had a wonderful experience. Everything was fantastic including the food, the service, and the ambiance, but the one thing that is often overlooked but that we really appreciated was the size of the table. All too often two person tables leave very little room for drinks, plates, silverware, and candles to fit comfortably, causing a shuffle of items throughout the entire meal which is a pain. The two person tables here offered amble room for everything which added to the experience. We would definitely come back and highly recommend it.
The wine list is amazing! Restaurant interior is classy. Great Italian food, but in NYC there are so many wonderful Italian restaurants, too. High standard to be met in this food category.
Babbo has been one of my favorites in the Village for years. We came for Sunday brunch to celebrate a birthday. The food was wonderful, as always, but the service was really off. Everyone there seemed exhausted and irritated and wanting to get their shift over with. Disappointing at best.
My favorite Italian restaurant in NYC!
Very good pasta.
Love this restaurant. I go every time I am in NYC and it does not disappoint. I love everything but the octopus is the best!!!
Babbo Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 3327 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.