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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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Magnificent

By Jeca9 on 4/29/2003

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

Babbo lives up to its reputation. The dishes are interesting, daring, and so very delicious. My only complaint is that I'd love to visit Babbo more often, if only I could afford the large bill. The food is worth the price however, for at least one visit.

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212 out of 431 people found this review helpful.

The best

By dfulton168 on 4/14/2003

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

Babbo continues to blow me away. The antipasti are flawless and pastas sublime. The only thing I've ever had at Babbo that wasn't amazing was the osso buco, but the pasta tasting menu is always flawless and is one of the best fine dining bargins ($55) in the city. And, I can't forget the mention the all Italian wine list is amazing with some great values.

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233 out of 450 people found this review helpful.

tasty

By mario on 4/11/2003

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

the place ticks like a clock, perfect food, fun music and great staff, consistantly joyous

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230 out of 467 people found this review helpful.

Memorable Meal!

By mla19 on 4/1/2003

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

What an amazing meal! Finally a hyped restaurant lived up to its reputation! A lot of the dishes are "adventurous," but an incredibly tasty and "normal" meal is certainly possible. I had steamers to start and spaghettini w/ 1lb lobster as my entree. Both wonderful! The service was warm and the atmosphere was formal, without being pretentious. My entire party had a great time. Next week I'm trying Lupa--I hope it's just as good.

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203 out of 381 people found this review helpful.

Best Italian - No Contest

By Baratti on 3/10/2003

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

Mario flawlessly delivers his own interpretation of modern Italian cooking using only the highest quality seasonal ingredients balanced with bold spices and flavor combinations you won't find any place else. Never over the top- but always original. Make sure to order anti pasti, primi and secondi - like they do in Italy! Love letters pasta is a personal favorite.

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256 out of 460 people found this review helpful.

Heaven

By acuneo on 2/26/2003

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

Babbo is the best all around italian place in the city. From the creative dishes and wines to the old favorites, everything is exquisite. The laid back atmosphere and attentive service only further serve to make dinning here like an evening of heaven on earth.

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234 out of 442 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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66 out of 115 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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84 out of 166 people found this review helpful.

A classy and interesting menu

By mmstandard45 on 11/30/2010

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

I have been here only once for a birthday celebration. Service was great and attentive. The seafood dish were delicious and flavorful. We were all drinking a lot that night but the food still a pleasant and interesting experience. The decor was classy and beautiful! I look forward to going back again!

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133 out of 243 people found this review helpful.

great night

By twice on 4/26/2010

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

i have to disagree with the prior comments on the service. i found the host, server and sommelier all very professional and helpful as well as happy to provide suggestions. if you can't get a reservation, trying walking in at 5 and you might snag one of the tables near the bar. it's close quarters but comfortable and we bonded with our neighboring tables. the food was, of course, unforgettable. try the osso bucco for two!

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90 out of 173 people found this review helpful.

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