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Barbone

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186 Avenue B, New York City, NY 10009-3648 (11 and 12 streets)
Take any train to Union Square and then L train to 1st avenue.
212-254-6047
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Small Space Big Taste

We were a table of 4 the Saturday after Christmas. We arrived on a reservation at 7:30 were promptly seated and the dining room was very empty. We took out time catching up with old friends so we did not notice the slow service. Wine list had some economy priced bottles and an expanded list offered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
Zester1958
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Manalapan, New Jersey
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Manalapan, New Jersey
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We were a table of 4 the Saturday after Christmas. We arrived on a reservation at 7:30 were promptly seated and the dining room was very empty. We took out time catching up with old friends so we did not notice the slow service. Wine list had some economy priced bottles and an expanded list offered more expensive options as... More 

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Thank Zester1958
New York City, New York
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I've dined here on two special occasions and both times the restaurant was a treat. Each item in the five-course prix fixe is tasty, though too much food for me. Traditional Italian food prepared with fresh ingredients and herbs. Ambiance is comfortable too (lots of photos of Sophia Loren).

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Thank GregMasters
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This gem of a restaurant has an incredible selection of absolutely delicious dishes. All their pastas are made fresh and being a person that has tried every one, I can assure you...solid all around. Great for an intimate evening or for large groups, the space while moderate in size is very accommodating from a nice dinner for 2 to groups... More 

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Thank SugaryBuzz
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The food is really really good. Everyone loved their appetizer and their entree. There were only two waiters who worked very hard but you could tell they were overwhelmed serving multiple tables and managing a small bar at the front. There was also no hostess when we walked in. The pictures online show a cover for the patio but that... More 

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Thank Michael M
Ruislip, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Booked for wedding Rehersal dinner for 18 people, staff coped well with timely serving of drinks and food.Guests chose varied dishes from the menu this did not phase the staff. Italian twist made for original feel to choice.V reasonably priced. Plates clear at end-now thats a great advert !! Garden with lovely weather gave the perfect backdrop. Thank you.

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Thank donegaltripper
New York
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Between 11th and 12th streets on the west side of Avenue B, it is easy to miss but a great find. The owner Alberto and his staff are gracious and attentive. My personal favorite, duck breast with a farro in a red wine reduction is a must have. The garden is a hidden gem. An oasis in the East Village.

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Thank Pat C
nyc
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207 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

I don't know if it's the choice in the menu to picked from or was it me! But it turned out I picked the pretty rich foods. I had the fried battered asparagus with an interesting dip that had chopped capers. Next choice was the gnocchi served in a shell made of Parmesan cheese with cheesy sauce. It certainly was... More 

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Thank foodyholic
Florham Park, New Jersey
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Very attentive service, visited on a Sunday night. There are not many tables, so make sure you have a reservation. The food arrives quickly, while the menu is not extensive, everything was fresh and prepared with care. Very tasty, homemade pasta creations, which can all be ordered in both half and full portions. A nice small bar to serve the... More 

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Thank Greg S
Bethesda, Maryland
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is becoming our 'go to' place for excellent Italian food in NYC. The menu has some standards, some innovative dishes & something for everyone. No scene, no A-list celebs, just friendly staff, terrific patio and reliably delicious meal. If the weather is bad make a reservation because the dining room is small.

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Thank MattyGee20814
Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Nice friendly place and staff, delicious food, ate there a few times, will be back while in the hood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 186 Avenue B, New York City, NY 10009-3648
    (11 and 12 streets)
  • Public Transportation: Take any train to Union Square and then L train to 1st avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: 212-254-6047

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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