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Posted by Anonymous on 12/02/2006
The best and most imaginative Italian restaurant in New York. Wonderful food, a vast and exceptionally priced wine list (100% Italian wines) and understated, superb service. Don't miss the octopus, the spaghettini with lobster, or the pistachio semifreddo. Those alone are worth going back for over and over.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/27/2006
Babbo is truly amazing. I have been here twice and it just keeps getting better and better. I don't really eat different food so I stick to the normal pastas and meats but they are just delicious. You wouldn't think to get ribeye to get the ribeye here but I highly recommend it. Also recommend the garnelle with mushrooms and the goat cheese tortolloni. If you like wine, have the sommelier (sp?) choose one for you. He has never let us down. Can't wait to go back....just wish it wasn't so hard to get reservations.
Posted by MeLo on 11/17/2006
What a treat! Atmosphere, food, and Mario's company. He made a visit to our table for our daughters birthday-he's the best. Wine list outstanding. If you can get a reservation-GO!
Posted by Kim & Rick on 11/09/2006
Tonight, with my wife, Mario was there, a Surprise! Food great, service great, what more could you ask for? A lively bar crowd, eat at the bar. The best place to eat. Hey it is Babbo, if you know what I mean. Mario, I would have roasted you to, but I will be at Del Posto this week,and I do not want a bad table. Thank you for GREAT dinner, even though you were not in the kitchen, do not let fame go to your head. Just like your hair, you will lose it, FAST..... Kim & Rick.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/31/2006
A fantastic restaurant... from when my bf and I walked into the restaurant we were greeted by great service. Our waiter was awesome and made perfect selections and the floor manager was very attentive. The dishes are flavorful and unique; the best italian I've ever had. The portions are small, so we order a good amount of food; we had a little of everything. The steamed cockles (were just average; the same in many restaurants), Goose Liver Ravioli (wonderful and rich; I don't usually like pate/goose liver but this dish was sweet and tasty.), Beef Cheek Ravioli (Yum.. many people have reccommended this dish and I can see why), Black Pepper Pappardelle (good Duck (was a bit dry and bland, unlike all the rest), BBQ Squab (the best of the Secondis, the roasted beat sauce is excellent and makes the plate colorful and vibrant).
Posted by Anonymous on 08/04/2006
I recently went to Babbo with a party of 8 and had the most amazing meal of my life. I love all foods and go to a nice restaurant about once a week, but nothing compared to the quality of food at Babbo. The ravioli, skate fish, and dessert was delicious. I made reservations again for my bday.
Posted by MoneyJoda on 07/25/2006
When you think about Italian cuisine the first thing that comes to mind for many is pasta. And, while the pasta here is very good, the meats are the real winner. My wife had the lamb chops and I had the pork chop. We both agreed that they were the best dishes of thier respective kinds we had ever had, surpassing the Four Season's lamb chops and the pork chop at Union Square Cafe. The pork chop had to be two inches thick, and it was moist and flavorful. Our first courses were both very good as well (beet salad and artichoke). We split the pasta course, the beef cheek ravioli, which was also quite tasty. Desserts were mediocore, very good but not memorable. The service was also splendid. We had a pleasant waiter who took time to explain everything to us about the menu and the specials. He also reccommended the pork, so I owe him one there! The wine list is something to marvel at - more Italian wines than you can imagine, and only Italian wines. The space itself is cool, and it does generate an intimate environment. However, if you don't have reservations and you have to sit at the bar you may find it crowded, and you may find it loud with the classic rock playing definitively from the bar speakers. If you have reservations you can avoid both of those problems. All in all, this place is a must because of the food!