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Ballato

55 E. Houston St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Mott St.
212-274-8881

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9
Food: 9
Service: 9
Décor: 8
"Highly Recommended"

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Quality Italian Food

By erikalr on 4/4/2012

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

Very authentic Italian food! I ordered the tomato, basil and mozzerella to start, and it was good, but not a stand out. The breads were amazing, and served with very fresh olive oil to dip in. For an entree, the pasta alla amatriciana was tasty and fresh. Same goes for the bologenese, which my friend ordered. For dessert, the cannoli was delicious. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a simple, fresh, no frills Italian meal.

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38 out of 71 people found this review helpful.

Simply The Best In Rustic Italian You Can Get

By doug.bryan on 8/30/2014

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

My wife and I have had dinner at the restaurant the last three out of five times we were in NYC. The decor is very classic old world Italian akin to an older home or flat in Italy. Very courteous and knowledgeable staff eager to please its patrons. The menu although not quite as extensive as other Italian restaurants is obviously limited to the very best the chef and kitchen staff can create. Catering to your strengths is a good thing here and it shows. Each and every dish arrives in the perfect amount and is pure perfection in every way. Each time we bring friends for dinner they rave like we do about this fine establishment. Later tonight we are bringing our friends for dinner and my wife and I know they will love it. As a musician who has eaten in many an Italian establishment around the world I count Ballato among the best of the best. We can never pick one thing we like about the food as it is all incredible. Check it out!!!

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9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Simply The Best In Rustic Italian You Can Get

By doug.bryan on 8/30/2014

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

My wife and I have had dinner at the restaurant the last three out of five times we were in NYC. The décor is very classic old world Italian akin to an older home or flat in Italy. Very courteous and knowledgeable staff eager to please its patrons. The menu although not quite as extensive as other Italian restaurants is obviously limited to the very best the chef and kitchen staff can create. Catering to your strengths is a good thing here and it shows. Each and every dish arrives in the perfect amount and is pure perfection in every way. Each time we bring friends for dinner they rave like we do about this fine establishment. Later tonight we are bringing our friends for dinner and my wife and I know they will love it. As a musician who has eaten in many an Italian establishment around the world I count Ballato among the best of the best. Check it out!!!

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6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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