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Babbo

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110 Waverly Pl., New York, NY 10011 40.73243 -73.999121
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-777-0303 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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  • Critics' Rating: ***

    Key to Prices and ratings

    Upscale
    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10

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Official Website

babbonyc.com

Hours

Mon, 5:30pm-11:30pm; Tue-Sat, 11:30am-2pm and 5:30pm-11:30pm; Sun, 5pm-11:00pm

Nearby Subway Stops

A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.; 1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.

Prices

$19-$38

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Hot Spot
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Notable Wine List
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

So much of what we take for granted when we go out to eat Italian or go out to eat, period began with Babbo: Fine dining with a rock-and-roll soundtrack. Allegiance to both the most classic Italian recipes and the most local, seasonal ingredients. The bearlike embrace of offal those lamb’s tongues, that testa, those sweetbreads and calf’s brains! And let’s not forget wine by the quartino; pasta tastings; and all that evocative, goofily charming menu language like Mint Love Letters and Spicy Two Minute Calamari Sicilian Lifeguard Style (is that really how Sicilian lifeguards do lunch?). When the joint opened in 1998, there wasn’t another Italian restaurant like it. And to Mario Batali and his partner Joe Bastianich’s credit, it feels just as fun and fresh today.

Pasta Tasting Menu

Seven courses, $95

Traditional Tasting Menu
Seven courses, $99

Note
The bar opens half an hour prior to the dining room, every night.

Recommended Dishes

Goat cheese tortelloni, $21; mint "Love Letters," $21; beef cheek ravioli, $25

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