Barbalu

4.7
365 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Hours: M-Th 11AM-10:30 PM and Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00AM-11:00PM.
Visit our website http://www.barbalu.com or call 646-918-6565

Barbalu is the marriage (literally) of husband and wife team Stefano BARBAgallo and Adriana LUque.Their new Italian restaurant opened during fall 2013, just a stones throw from the South Street Seaport. The couple prove their continued commitment to this historic district with the decision to rebuild in the same location as their old restaurant Barbarini, which was completely destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • 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
What 365 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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SeanDavid
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The server brought my date the wrong drink, and then put the correct drink in the wrong glass, and then spilled a bunch of the drink on my foot. When asked for bread, they said they only bring it after we’ve ordered food, which I found weird. Food was delicious though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

We loved the food but service was below underwhelming. I don’t think I’d come back for an experience but definitely the food.
The person seating us was also extremely rude which was off putting to begin with. They have no outdoor heaters and it was a weirdly cold night so we got out of there under 35 mins but couldn’t say enough good things about the food we ordered!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good value for food and service they offer. We'll definitely be back in the future.

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vipTammyS
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, fantastic food and beautiful atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta was OMG

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Children loud and not watched by parents

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NickG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great place for a date or quiet spot away from pubs. service was great.

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vipcouchpuhtater
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too bad they took the burger out of their menu. But we definitely enjoyed our pasta dishes. Bucatini with lamb meatballs, saffron and brown butter gnocchi, black gnocchi with seafood, and the fagottini dish!

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BethC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Pasta dishes were had by all. Zucchini and marinara appetizers was everybody's favorite. Casual atmosphere prices definitely on the higher end.

JR
vipJanetR
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious! We sat outside as it was a beautiful day but they have a nice indoor courtyard dining area with a skylight roof. I had the swordfish special which was cooked perfectly. My son had black pasta with shrimp which he really enjoyed. My husband had black gnocchi with seafood which he liked but didn't care for the shape of the gnocchi. They looked unappetizing he thought. Service was outstanding.

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vipStacyD
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family had the best meal and time! Servers were great with us and our kids and food was phenomenal!

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PeterJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Staff was very friendly. Inexpensive for large portions. Would highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Horrible waitress

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The food wasn’t that good. I ordered penne with red sauce, the sauce tasted like the ocean. Way too salty. Do not order the mozzarella appetizer. It’s a rip off and it’s not good!

JB
JohnB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic. Very attentive and friendly. Food was outstanding! We will definitely go back!

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BryanB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quality of food was Excellent. The only thing lacking was a limited selection of appetizers and main dishes.

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viphereinparadise
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipPamny
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice quaint Italian place. Would come back again. Lovely place service and good for everyday dining

KS
vipKenS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great for a date night near SeaPort. Great food, good people.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barbalu was amazing!!! Loved every thing about it and would recommend to anyone!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Blown away by the experience on only their first or second night back after re-opening. Incredible dinner - the food, the service, the ambiance, everything.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The best pasta ever. Service is great. Just a bit quiet in there

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

NB
vipNathalieB
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. Never disappoints! I hope they will reopen soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Food is incredible and so is the service. Hands down one of my favorite restaurants in NYC

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jules
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

fagottini is amazing! bread was ok, service kind of slow

JP
vipJeremyP
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Randomly selected this place and extremely happy with our decision. Burrata was delicious, pasta was cooked to perfection and the desserts were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food! The Norcina was the best I’ve ever had! Great spot when you are downtown!

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Courtney
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my boyfriend for his birthday and he loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

👌🏼 great place, quiet, great food and wine

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vipStarred
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD- ATMOSPHERE- FRIENDLY VIBE- This place has it all!

Every dish - from the familiar to the reinvented classics - was perfectly prepared, generous and simply delicious. The wine list is hand picked by the owner (Stefano!) and so be sure to ask for suggestions as there are many wines not widely available in the US. The special items were fantastic - such a nice variety and everything was very fresh. The tiramisu and cannolis were the perfect finish.

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vipRonG1007
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always excellent, ambiance perfect, service very good.

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RandyS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the pear infused pasta was the best dish I have ever had .... this place is a must visit

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AtlantaRocks
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

It took long time for servers to take our order

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PedroM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed when we arrived!!!
Something doesn’t work with open table or the restaurant
Disappointed

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Shanenyc
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The place was nice and cozy, food was good but I could tell it had been heated in microwave. Service not so good, we arrived a little earlier (15 mins) than our rsvp and the not so nice guy who said was the manager asked us to come back later (20 mins post rsvp) because they were having a private event. Not so accommodating. After we went back and ordered our food and drinks we felt very rushed by waiters. One of them made faces, bus boy said something about closing. They clearly wanted to go home but as we were leaving we noticed we were not even the last ones to leave. The whole experience was a little unpleasant so we would not go back to this restaurant plus there are so many other great options in the area.

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PAcajun
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Order the pear ricotta faggotini!

CB
vipCaliB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute and quaint restaurant with great food and service. Would come by often if I lived a little closer. You can tell the owners put a lot of pride in their place.

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KaraB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The pasta is delicious. I will be returning.

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vipTaconicracer
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new fave everyday Italian restaurant. Prices are reasonable, food is great and ambiance just right. I’ll definitely be back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Barbalu using the Order Online button. Barbalu also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 918-6565.

Barbalu is rated 4.7 stars by 365 OpenTable diners.

Barbalu does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.barbalu.com.

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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