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Babbo

110 Waverly Place, New York City, NY 10011-9109
(212) 777-0303
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Ranked #693 of 11,626 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between 6th Avenue and MacDougal Street
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.
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Wellington, Florida
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is one of Mario Batali's restaurants. We ordered a Tasting Meal where we were given 4 courses. Each was small, but the total very filling and absolutely wonderful.

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Arvada, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I went to Babbos to enjoy a nice glass of wine and dessert. I asked to sit at the bar and was told it would just be a few. After ordering a class of wine from the bar and chatting with a nice couple I couple a seat became available. They asked me to sit down, so I did. When... More

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Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We celebrated by wife's 50th birthday with another couple. We started with a couple of cocktails and a bottle of champagne, the moved to the apps. Among us, we orders the arugula salad, beet salad, cockles and the beef cheek ravioli. While I didn't sample the salads, I was told they were great. I could not leave the cockles (small... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I've been to Babbo a few times and decided to go back this summer, as I returned to NY... Well, besides the food, that was fine but not remarkable, the waiter accidentally dropped a full glass of water on me and didn't do anything besides saying sorry... Ok, I'm sure it wasn't on purpose, but they acted like they didn't... More

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Baltimore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was the most amazing meal I've had for a long time. Everything on the menu sounded wonderful. If you can't make up your mind, there's a pasta sampling menu that includes small portions of 5 different pastas. I went with a delicious wild mushroom pasta and duck for the second course. I also got to try my son's lamb... More

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Beijing
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100 reviews 100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Warm, friendly, and professional service. Convivial dining room packed with happy people. Beautiful wine list with something nice for all pocketbooks. Varied menu, from simple to sophisticated. Ravioli with goose liver stuffing (pasta a bit underdone, we thought, but the filling spectacular). Roasted beet carpaccio was light a lovely. Beef cheeks with flat noodles, yummy -- and so were the... More

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Cape Coral
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Perfect setting. Romantic. Huge floral arrangement in middle of room. Dishes included chick pea crostini, warm lamb tongue salad, beef cheek ravioli. Good service. Wish we lived nearby so I could eat here often.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Everything about Babbo is perfect. The skilled service, the attentive waiters, the helpful staff and the brilliant food. Easily one of the most enjoyable meals i have ever eaten. Be sure to order the scallops and have a reservation.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were fortunate enough to get a reservation during our vacation.The decor and ambience were very classy,the waiters and hostess very professional and attentive.The food was absolutely outstanding.I had pasta with a sweet potato filling,sea scallops,and olive oil cake with gelato.All three were delicious and unlike anything I've ever eaten before.They happily prepared a simple dish of spaghetti for my... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Hard to book a reservation, but finally we manage to book one this Monday. It was packed, but service was just in time. We order the pasta tasting menu and it was phenomenal. Although the wine selection that came with it wasn't to our satisfaction, we really enjoy every single pasta dish on this menu. The atmosphere was energetic and... More

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