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About Babbo Ristorante

Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich'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

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

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (71)
Special Occasion (70)
Good for a Date (60)
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Good for Anniversaries (56)
Romantic (50)
Notable Wine List (50)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Tasting Menu (42)
Cozy (40)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Authentic (38)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Hot Spot (27)
Business Meals (23)
Great for Lunch (23)
Bar Seating (19)
Fun (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
People Watching (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Comfort Food (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Casual (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Seasonal (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Late-night Find (6)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The White Truffles tasting menu was excellent! Exceptional service as well

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent as always! Love the ambiance service and food

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Simply a sensational, casual albeit elegant place just off of Washington Square Park, so easily accessible as well. The service is exquisite, the culinary selections quite esoteric, yet delicious! The only faux pas was a side dish of swiss chard instead of what I ordered - Brussel sprouts! All good. I'll go back - the service was worth every penny. And by the way, it was a bit pricey, but not at all out of range. It's a pearl in the village. Joanie xo

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great birthday lunch with my daughters. Left my wallet there and staff, especially Jasmine, took great care of me!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We loved the pasta tasting menu. Each course was unique and paired with a great wine. The service was excellent and attentive. The only thing we did not care for was the loud rock music. It did not go with the relaxing atmosphere of the restaurant.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a fabulous lunch at Babbo! Service was friendly, food delicious. Love the cozy atmosphere. Nice wine list.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wonderful place! From the second we walked in we felt welcomed. Everybody was so sweet. Our server was excellent. She gave us time to check out the menu and offered to answer any questions we might have. The food was great and they surprised us at the end by making the dessert we ordered a bday dessert. It was a nice touch and my gf loved it. Thank you Babbo for a wonderful evening. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Have eaten at Babo many times, always excellent. Will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent! Amazing food, lovely ambiance and great service. Totally worth it!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very good food, very crowded i. A small space with no place to wait for our table, entire ac/dc album blaring the entire time. Love rock and roll but more than one ac/dc song during dinner is a bit much and the entire album killed our experience. The service staff and host were very gracious and offered complimentary champagne and first course.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants. The food was amazing, as always, and the staff were excellent outside of one who was exceptionally rude. I would go again, but will follow up with the management and let them know about this past experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Fabulous as always

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Was last at Babbo just after opening. Mario was still hanging out there back then but now
is most likely off somewhere in the world and it shows. Service was excellent and the meal was
delicious (the lamb tongue was YUMO) but not sure Michelin Star warranted. We ate a Rafele a couple of weeks ago and the food was just as good and interesting.

Great Experience but I no longer a WOW.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This restaurant is legendary !
Superb Italian cuisine , great atmosphere and impeccable service !
Highly recommend it

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We love Babbo and have consistently dined there for special occasions-- anniversaries, when I received my PhD, etc. This was our first time taking our two teen sons, their introduction to fine dining. We were very excited. Unfortunately, it became clear that lunch and dinner are not the same. The quality of food and service in the daytime did not compare to dinner. We ordered and never received one of two glasses of wine. The pasta was ok- not the stellar dishes I have had in the past. The little extra touches that make Babbo such a wonderful experience were missing: the offer of a special olive oil, or discussion of what dishes we were choosing, or wines. Usually the service and quality greatly exceed the price but $55 a person for lunch without even a glass of wine each for meh service and food did not feel like a good deal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Babbos was fantastic! The food was excellent, service impeccable attentiveness.
Very pleasurable experience. Would definitely return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
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food5
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Aside the dificult of booking a table before 10:30pm, even a month before.....and when you get to Babbo the guy that welcomes you is a little rude....the food, ambience and waiters worth it!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Ok, guys. Don’t miss this amazing , beautiful restaurant. There is not one thing that is not done perfectly. Treat yourself to the best.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This was a very nice experience. Special but not stuffy. We chose the tasting menu and it was a fantastic way to try the offerings. I preferred the pasta dishes over the secondi dish.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Music exceedingly loud ... average service considering the high prices -- this place is resting on its laurels

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Unos de los mejores restaurante Italiano a mi parecer en este momento en todo NYC mi segunda vez que lo visito y cada vez mantienen la calidad del servicio muy alto

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent lunch. Had the tasting menu and wine pairing was well worth it. Great sommelier.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Batali said this was his gem. He was correct. The food was amazing. The music was really kool, old school rap hip hop mix. The setting formal and classy. The food was a rustic new school Italian. Me and my fiance thoroughly enjoyed every bite. Our server was great in explaining things simply to my fiance when she asked a question. I loved the lamb and our deserts. I would go there every week just for the deserts. I wish there was something similar near me in Westfield Ma. Even Amherst Ma. Come on Batali come to Western Mass!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent restaurant. They have great attention for detail starting from the beginning to end. The staff make you feel welcome. The food is excellent, some of the best I have ever had. The flavour combination are inventive and of a high class but still has a rustic Italian feel.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Traveling from SF and eagerly anticipating this dining experience, we were seated in a cramped upstairs table with a large wooden service table poking me in the back. Service was prompt and attentive, but each course registered as lacking flavor and inspiration. It’s not acceptable for this level of restaurant to serve a wild boar ragu with firm chunks of meat. Where was the finesse? So sad to have to write this review as I have enjoyed fine meals at many of Mario’s restaurants.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is one of my favorite places in NYC. Incredible food and wine experience .

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious- must save room for the Olive Oil Cake and Lemoncello for dessert!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

the maître d was surly and difficult and the service was inattentive

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Had the traditional tasting menu. Wonderful meal in a small classic Italian experience.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Tuesday night. We arrive perfectly on time. We wait 45min to have our table!!! We got the food after 25 min. The pork chop has been served cold and we have to return it so one person eat 20 min later. So food average... there are better places. Not recommended.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The plates are very expensive and The ambient is very noisy, bit The Food is very good!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, People Watching, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing!! Such a great place. Everything was perfect

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent in all aspects as always! We brought friends from out of town after raving about it for months... they loved it as much as we do!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Loved everything; wine list, service, food and pace. Only complaint? The music. Sgt. Pepper, air supply? Was that by design? 😊 Not that I don't love Sgt. Pepper.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I always enjoy going to Babbo. It is one of the finer restaurants in New York. I have never been served an entree that I didn't think was wonderfully creative and delicious. Never!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Always perfect execution. Wine list is extensive, but somms are very helpful.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Wonderful spot!

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great evening, setting sublime, hum of people talking and eating, good suggestion from server on menu choices and wine, very happy to have been at Babbo

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The food is great here—of course. It’s interesting, fairly priced, and has eye appeal
What makes this restaurant standout (and among the very best in NY) is its service. Both headwaiter and main waiter seemed genuinely concerned that the experience was as perfect as possible. I could not have enjoyed it more.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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