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Babbo

110 Waverly Place, New York City, NY 10011-9109
(212) 777-0303
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Ranked #668 of 11,623 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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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 NEW

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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98 reviews 98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After eating pasta out of a box for so long, you forget how pillowy awesome homemade pasta is. The orichette was outstanding, and the octopus was the best I've ever had. The mussels and lamb chops were also great. I loved this meal and hope to go back next time I'm in NY. Go - you won't be disappointed.

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new york
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Rude host. So-so food. BLARING noise. I mean it. You feel absolutely assaulted by the music. Mediocre service. OUTRAGEOUS wine list. Highway robbery. Shame on them. What is the point ? Because it is Mario B. ? Please. Never again. I have no interest in padding his bank account. I would rather be mugged on the street. P.S. I can't... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The food was good and we sampled many dishes. The servers are not very accommodating, but very friendly, which made up for the "our way only" attitude. Very pricey and doesn't live up to they hype.

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Naples, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We are foodies so whenever we travel, we try to scout out popular restaurants and up and coming chefs. On a recent trip to NYC we decided to go to Babbo for one of our dinners and out of five evenings in NYC, this was the best dinner we had. Our appetizers and entree's, including our dessert were wonderful! We... More

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