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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.

68% would go back.

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Terrible experience! You ruined my night!

By faacon on 2/13/2016

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

It was my second time at Babbo. I chose the place because I wanted a romantic Italian atmosphere after the Opera so... The food was OK, the wine was OK - although very pricy, few bottles below $100, even the ordinary ones that you usually pay $40 in other places - but the point of my disappointment was the terrible loud heavy-metal rock music playing non-stop in a very pumped up volume! I could't even talk to my partner and had difficulties communicating with the waiter... I felt like I was at an Irish Pub instead! Those ones with Live music! I tried real hard to forget about that but it was really annoying... I complained to the waiter and he said he couldn't do anything about it as it was a "manager's" choice! After that I had no options but ask for the check and leave without finishing my pasta and my vino... Congratulations Mr. Manager, you ruined what was supposed to be the perfect night for me! Hope to never see you again.

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64 out of 127 people found this review helpful.

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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159 out of 313 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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214 out of 364 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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206 out of 388 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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172 out of 348 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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192 out of 384 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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212 out of 407 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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271 out of 499 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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208 out of 434 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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230 out of 471 people found this review helpful.

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