Barbalu

4.7
268 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Dads enjoy an easy day out. We take care of the feeding with a special Father's Day menu!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 268 People Are Saying
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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We keep coming back to this restaurant. Eventually we'll try others around Southstreet Seaport, but whenver we set out to do so, we always come back to Barbalue. Excellent everything.

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food! Great wine! Great atmosphere! Super enjoyable.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome date spot! Nice and quiet and food is delicious.

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New York Area
346 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Barbalu remains my favourite lower Manhattan eatery - lunch or dinner. Wonderful and authentic Italian food - delicious, straight forward and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely place for lunch - quiet, not crowded, good food and friendly service

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WD
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had fabulous time and meal! Food was great and service was excellent!

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LI
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and they catered very well to children.

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AD
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a great dinner with our teens. Food was excellent. Servers were very friendly and efficient.

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BO
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've been to Barbalu a few times for lunch, because the restaurant is near my office. It's a great place, with excellent service and delicious food.

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KB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious Italian food in a softly lit atmosphere.

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A
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere and great food & wine. Perfect date spot.

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HT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved it!!!!

Made one mistake, I sat outside and had to go inside twice to ensure we weren't forgotten about. After our order was finally in, the food took some time as well. Luckily I had no problem staring at my date's beauty as I waited. Once the food came, my date and I enjoyed the meal thoroughly!

I would go again but if in a hurry, sit inside!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

Les servers n’ont pas été aux petits soins avec nous , à chaque fois il fallait les appeler pour commander

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H
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. The staff was friendly and accommodating, the food was spot on delicious. We had many different things and everything was perfect. They also have my all time favorite dessert Torta del la Nonna. I want to thank everyone at Barbalu for an incredible dining experience.

PS. I think I hit the noise level thing incorrectly, it was quiet and loverly background music. We were able to converse and enjoy each other's company. 5 stars all the way!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the intimate ambiance. The food was delicious and they have a great wine selection. Can’t wait to go back!

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decent prices for good food, great service, and an overall enjoyable experience.

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WD
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Great service! This a wonderful place to have dinner!

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New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in the seaport! Never disappoints and so glad we found this gem

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EB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best neighborhood restaurants. They serve my absolutely favorite meatless pasta. I cannot wait to go and have that pasta again, and again...

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BR
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far the best restaurant I’ve ever been to. The waiters are so friendly and attentive. The food is great and always fresh. The menu is also not over priced.

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WD
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal and service was outstanding. Enjoyed the food and had a great time!

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Phenomenal food, best Italian in Fidi

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner, attentive staff, generous portions, and a reposeful atmosphere.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure!

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DA
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent. Took server a little to long to greet us and take our order. However food made you forget a little about that.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The dinner was excellent as always. The only concern I had was the tiramisu, one of your staples that usually caps off a meal quite nicely. This time however, it was very underwhelming. It appeared to not have been fully set, as it was served in a martini glass rather than on a plate and the wet ingredients were runny and had not soaked into the biscotti, which were tough. I would have preferred to not have been served that rather than it be available but subpar.

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JD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food, service a little slow and had to remind/follow up on various things but atmosphere relaxing and a very pleasant dining experience. We will certainly return.

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IM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local find. Definitely a return trip or two in the future.

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JS
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Not a good balance between price and quality. Great service.

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SE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and wonderful staff in terrific neighborhood. I want them to stay open. A huge Gap for NYC if they close

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New York Area
346 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This remains our favourite lower Manhattan dining spot. It has a friendly neighbourhood feel and consistently offers a superior dining experience. The pastas are exceptional.

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DD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

the food was very the staff was great truly enjoyed my dinner

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SP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is awesome. Great ambiance and a perfect place to get dinner with friends in the seaport/fidi. Would definitely recommend.

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DW
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Interesting Italian wine list. Good service too. Choice table for a solo diner which isn’t always the case.

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JC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to lunch with my boss and co-worker and it was delicious and very conducive to conversation.

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SP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend

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T
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Engagement and double birthday.

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SB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. There were 2 waiters helping us both were wonderful, and knowledgeable. Would certainly go again and again and would highly recommend.

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S
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a charming modern italian gem with a great neighborhood feel. The food is all very fresh and creative. I had artichoke ravioli with scallops and it was fantastic.

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DF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

First time here. We got our table quick. The food was good. Though the service was not very attentive. There were little things that missed the mark. We had to ask for bread and when we got it the bread seemed a little cold. Then we ordered drinks it took them around 15 min for our drinks. We had to remind them that we ordered them.

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