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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

  • 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-Sat, 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

$24-$29

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

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

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

The most exciting Italian restaurant in town serves food you'll never find in Little Italy. A staff as smart as you want your kids to be helps. So do two uncomplicated floors suffused in honeyed amber light, as easy to get comfy in as a calf-skin slip-on. But what will stun, fool, bewitch, and ultimately obsess you is chef Mario Batali's staggeringly original yet startlingly airy Italian cooking. Ever try goat-cheese tortelloni dusted in dried orange and wild-fennel pollen? Or spicy lamb sausage romanced by mint love letters and a paste of sweet peas? Get ready. Ingredients you didn't expect or have never heard of are about to become unforgettable. Hot-chili-flecked linguine and clams will make you lose your composure. Just get it together enough to make another reservation before you leave. Don't fool yourself into thinking that if you can't get in, you can hit Casa Mono and Otto for the same rush at half the price. Methinks Batali loves Babbo just a wee bit more than the others. And it shows.

Pasta Tasting Menu

Eight courses, $80

Traditional Tasting Menu
Eight courses, $90

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

Recommended Dishes

Goat cheese tortelloni, $19; mint "Love Letters," $20; beef cheek ravioli, $23

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