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Babbo

110 Waverly Pl., New York, NY, 10011
nr. Sixth Ave.
212-777-0303

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 8
Service: 7
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

69% would go back.

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Amazing !!

By MaranaKern on 11/25/2013

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

We were SO fortunate to get a table early last Friday for an amazing dinner....the tagliatelle with parmasiana and grated white truffle was "to die for" and the service was wonderful as usual. Thank you so much!

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40 out of 80 people found this review helpful.

Love this place

By nkeckhar on 1/3/2013

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

food is excellent and well priced. i'd return.

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87 out of 154 people found this review helpful.

Terrible Service but the food was good!

By andusigner on 4/18/2012

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

I went to Babbo for dinner on 4/15. My parents were in from out of town and I thought taking them to what is supposed to be the best Italian food in NYC would be a real treat for them. Our waiter was somewhat curt with us and definitely not friendly, When one of my companions found a hair in her plate, he rudely remarked that it wasn't his and did nothing else to remedy the situation. I had to flag the maitre'd down to get a new entree. This seemed to only worsen the waiter's disposition. Even ordering desert was the chore with this guy. He was even rude to my elderly mother. In the end , we didn't throw a fit so as not to ruin the evening, but for a place on this level, i really think we were treated terribly. That being said, the guinea hen and mushroom 'sformato were excellent, though the Sicilian Lifeguard style calamari was bland an unexciting. I hope we were just unlucky with the waiter, b/c the food was quite good.

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122 out of 225 people found this review helpful.

Excellent Food and service

By fhartwig on 4/18/2012

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

The food was spectacular.....I was impressed they could deliver high quality food with such an extense menu. The only cons would be that the music is totally disconnected from the restaurant's environment

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102 out of 201 people found this review helpful.

Speechless!!

By lalili on 10/21/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Ask for Adrian, the amazing sommelier, to pair your food & wine... and you will be transported into another dimension. Never in my life have I tasted such flavors--and I have traveled the world. I still get goose bumps just thinking about it.

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113 out of 217 people found this review helpful.

Food Ok- Drinks over the top

By jerseydan on 8/7/2011

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

The food was ok and their food prices reasonable, most of the staff is very nice but I found our waiter only helpful if we did not ask to much of him. The drinks are very expensive and that portion hiked our bill way to high in my opinion. Shame on us for not asking but a house glass of wine was $25.00. I wanted a nice dinner but felt the drinks were way too expensive. Since getting a good value is important to me, I would ask what they charge for a drink next time.

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139 out of 261 people found this review helpful.

Rudest, most arrogant maitre d' in the city.

By elizsmart on 5/12/2011

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

We live in the neighborhood and have been to Babbo twice. We would go far more often; however dealing with the extremely rude and arrogant maitre d' is just not worth it. He is condescending and downright nasty. Beware and take your business to a Batali restaurant with better service.

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175 out of 326 people found this review helpful.

Great all around

By KristenShoark on 4/19/2011

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I came here with a friend of mine and I have to say we weren't disappointed. The service was great and attentive and the several dishes we split were amazing. If your in the area you should definitely give it a try

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139 out of 283 people found this review helpful.

classic

By kim34 on 3/19/2011

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

i love batali's restaurant....

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163 out of 315 people found this review helpful.

BEST CHEESECAKE EVERRR

By dy4L on 3/16/2011

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

It was my first time dining with them. We were sat immediately, lovely ambiance and punctual service. Server was knowledgeable of the menu. Our appetizers of pumpkin lune, mint love letters and octopus were absolutely delicious. Everything was excellent until our entrees arrived. It took about an hour from when we sat to see our server again. Never came back to see if everything was okay, refill our drinks, when we asked the manager for another martini- came back with the wrong drink. It took almost 2 hours for our entrees to arrive, when it did the lamb was over cooked. But the saving grace of it all were the desserts, especially the maple mascarpone cheesecake. The food was exceptional but the cheesecake made the meal. We just expected much more of the service from a restaurant of this caliber.

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