Babbo Ristorante

Babbo Ristorante

Italian Restaurant$$$$
Greenwich Village, New York
260 Tips and reviews
  • beef cheek ravioli
  • mario batali
  • pasta
  • good for dates
  • mint love letters
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  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupOctober 3, 2011
    Reservations are a must at our favorite Mario Batali restaurant. Once you get a table have the Tripe “Alla Parmigiana”, Beef Cheek Ravioli and then ‘Brasato Al Barolo.”
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousNovember 21, 2014
    Former American presidents seated at table 3? Check. Beef cheek ravioli with crushed squab liver and black truffles served at table 6? Check. Such is a typical night at Babbo! Read more
  • Alice Eunjin
    Alice EunjinJanuary 19, 2016
    It seems like beef cheek ravioli is a popular dish here, but I liked the tagliatelle a lot better. Also loved the tripe dish as well as the lamb tongue appetizer. Yum
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoAugust 11, 2014
    Batali and Bastianich's flagship Italian restaurant still commands one of the busiest dining rooms in the city. Reservations are a must, but worth it for the Beef Cheek Ravioli and Roasted Duck.
  • Jane P.
    Jane PoretskyAugust 14, 2015
    ask the waiters for wine recos. Got a great red for $80 (the wine here is $$). Avoid the squab (super rare and gamey) but go for the beef cheek ravioli. Duck is tasty but pork chop is the real star
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.April 18, 2015
    "Tough to get a spot, but you can occasionally grab a seat at the bar without a reservation and enjoy a bowl of chianti-stained pappardelle with wild boar ragu or fennel-dusted sweetbreads." Read more
  • Fatou B.
    Fatou BahNovember 23, 2014
    Incredibly cozy. Follow their Twitter to get last minute reservations. Incredible Italian food & awesome pumpkin dessert. Perfect intimate dinner location.
  • Nini Y.
    Nini YiMarch 21, 2014
    Fresh sardines, grilled octupus, sardine salad, mint love letters, gnocchi w/ braised oxtail, pasta w/ fresh black truffle & parmigiano, grilled quail, chocolatr hazelnut cake, saffron panna cotta
  • Ashley 🎀
    Ashley 🎀July 7, 2014
    Was looking forward to eating here... Service was great, food was ok, loved the music! Scarpetta's is far superior tho, go there! (Pictured is the mint love letters... Nothing too spectacular)
  • Simon L.
    Simon LazenbyAugust 23, 2012
    Awesome food & impressive wine list, Beautiful presentation & fantastic service. Entrees/Mains/Desserts are all first class & feels Italian familia, super cute! A top NYC must-go destination - book!
  • Deb
    DebSeptember 19
    I had the Goat Cheese Tortelloni with Dried Orange and Wild Fennel Pollen. It was AMAZING!!!!! Definitely going back for more!!
    Upvoted Sep 24
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WuMarch 16, 2014
    The food was amazing but the staff, especially the ones to check you in and take your coats, are not that friendly. They seem to think that if the food is amazing the service can come second.
  • Yueyue G.
    Yueyue GuoMarch 22
    The tripe is unreal, better than they make it in Italy (spicy though for most people, so make sure you got some beer on the side). Goose liver ravioli is also a must
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsAugust 25, 2011
    Mario Batali's now-classic West Village townhouse restaurant where pastas and offal dishes may redefine what you think of Italian food Read more
  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 1, 2014
    If you choose to dine a la carte, try the spaghettini served with a one pound lobster ($28) or spring for the massive bowl of deconstructed osso bucco for two ($75). Read more
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 24, 2011
    #1 - IWalked NYC's Top 10 Italian Restaurants. Opened in 1998 in a former coach house in Greenwich Village. Try pasta tasting menu—a selection of 5-6 pastas with 2 desserts.<LINK> Read more
  • Red & Brown
    Red & BrownMay 12, 2015
    Batali's OG flagship continues to be great for special occasions. You can ask your server to portion and course out shared dishes and even recommend pairings for each.
  • Amber C.
    Amber CrisciMarch 20, 2014
    Restaurant played nirvana, the Beatles, foo fighters and the XX to enjoy while eating their gourmet 7 course pasta tasting menu, each paired with wine. Heaven.
  • Tiffany S.
    Tiffany ShinnAugust 1, 2011
    Simply a divine dinning experience. Pig Foot "Milanese," Beef Cheek Ravioli, Goose Liver Ravioli and sooooo much more. Why I love Babbo and why all men should be like Batali:
  • Gus B.
    Gus BorrmannMay 13, 2016
    The best restaurant in NYC. Period. You can order anything and prepare yourself to be amazed. My fave: beef cheek ravioli.
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamirezDecember 24, 2015
    I went here before and I loved it the food was great and not time the service was great and the dessert it was so good it was on my mind sir weeks
  • Jane D.
    Jane DongAugust 11, 2014
    Black spaghetti with shrimp is my favorite. Not a fan of the beef cheek ravioli, but that's probably because I don't like the liver taste if the sauce. Olive oil cake was perfect.
  • April M.
    April MSeptember 24, 2013
    Must try 「Pappardelle with White Truffles and Parmigiano」, the pasta itself is outstanding with or without white truffle!
  • Bergdorf Goodman
    Bergdorf GoodmanDecember 11, 2013
    It's a BG New York City secret! Designer Monique Lhuillier likes trying one new thing during each of her NYC trips, but this restaurant is a long time favorite.
  • Simon & Schuster
    Simon & SchusterMarch 16, 2011
    Mario Battali is a great Italian chef, but he loves American prosciutto. Babbo serves prosciutto from La Quercia, a producer based in Iowa. Try cooking with the meat with JUST MARRIED AND COOKING. Read more
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyDecember 14, 2011
    Absolutely must try the infamous Beef Cheek Ravioli- a creamy, beef-stew like filling inside smooth ravioli shells…So good, it’s been rumored to change a few Vegan’s perspectives
  • Bergdorf Goodman
    Bergdorf GoodmanFebruary 11, 2014
    It's a BG New York City secret! Designer Monique Lhuillier likes trying one new thing during each of her NYC trips, but this restaurant is a long time favorite.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillJune 26, 2016
    The Tasting Menu is my move and it never disappoints. Another good move is to go for lunch. Same menu and a great place for business meetings.
  • Ariana V.
    Ariana VoyerSeptember 12, 2016
    Beef carpaccio and Octopus to start, beef cheek ravioli and sweetbreads for the entree. All incredible!
  • Emilie F.
    Emilie FuttermanAugust 10, 2015
    Great for a traditional Italian meal. Burrata is heavenly. Pasta can be overcooked. The upstairs area has great light, ask for a table there.
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi UMay 30, 2015
    I don't necessarily think all Mario Batali's restaurants serve the best food but you cannot go wrong with this location. Definitely try beef cheek ravioli though
  • Akshay G.
    Akshay GoradiaNovember 21, 2015
    Some of the best Italian in NYC, well deserving of its Michelin Star. The goat cheese ravioli, bucatini and the fettuccine were phenomenal. The bucatini is a must get!
  • Silene L.
    Silene LimSeptember 4
    Still stunning service and food after all these years. I went there for lunch. Arugula salad and the broccoli rabe salad with meat.
  • Erin L.
    Erin LaneAugust 10, 2011
    Must visit spot, although it's impossible to get a res -- you have to call at 10am exactly one month out from the day you want to go, and reservations are gone within minutes.
  • Bravo
    BravoDecember 2, 2010
    One of my favorite bar eating places. Mario’s food is just so good I still taste it a month afterwards. And he is a very funny guy. -Thierry Rautureau, Top Chef
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatOctober 26, 2011
    A block from Washington Square Park, Mario Batali's upscale Italian restaurant is superb. We recommend the pasta tasting menu and the beef cheek ravioli!
  • Nicole
    NicoleAugust 3, 2015
    Follow them on Twitter to see reservation cancellations. They usually put how many they can seat at a table and for what time then encourage walk-ins at the bar.
  • Frank S.
    Frank SMarch 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
  • New York Hilton Midtown
    You can't go wrong with the simple & divine menu that changes nightly. If the olive oil sorbet is offered, be sure to try it! - Amanda / Marketing Dept.
  • miles l.
    miles lennonSeptember 12, 2015
    The bucatini was outstanding as was the oxtail gnocchi. But don't leave without trying the head cheese. Don't ask just consume :)
  • Valerie B.
    Valerie BrownJune 1, 2011
    Congratulations, you made it in to one of the best Italian spots in the city. I love the Pappardelle Bolognese and tend to skip the Lamb's brain. Love you Mario!
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 5, 2011
    Mario Batali forever changed the Italian dining scene with his legendary spin on authentic Italian cuisine when he opened Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca in New York, NY. Find more tips at FN Local. Read more
  • Ronald C.
    This is a great Italian, the more traditional setting adds to the experience. Would recommend the sea bass and the steak.
  • F-Factor N.
    F-Factor NutritionOctober 17, 2012
    Chef Batali's restaurant lives up to his reputation for great Italian food. After eating, take a walk around Washington Square Park or West Village!
  • Jeffrey P.
    Jeffrey PerrenOctober 12, 2013
    Wow ... the service was impeccable, and the food (especially the desserts) was well prepared and presented ... great neighborhood feel and ambiance ...
  • Thomas K.
    Thomas KnüwerJanuary 9, 2015
    Mario Batali's home ground is better than most fine diningroom restaurants I've been to in Italy - and this is written by a German...
  • Rumana S.
    Rumana SiddikyAugust 4, 2010
    If you're there the few weeks out of the year that they have their special $15 greenmarket strawberries that grow in the dark gelato, get it. And pay the extra $15 for the 25 year old balsamic drizzl
  • B C.
    B ChuMay 20, 2013
    Grilled Octopus (antipasti) and Semifreddo (dolci) are musts. DO NOT order Black Spaghetti, but people rave about the pastas (can try their $80 pasta tasting menu). Very packed so expect noisy meal
  • Alexis M.
    Alexis MichalakisFebruary 2, 2012
    Do one of the tasting's similar in price and completely worth it. Did the pasta tasting menu with wine and it was to die for.
  • Andres Z.
    Pastas were incredible. Place is small and can feel a bit overpacked. If you want a great Batali experience, don't miss it
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceJanuary 28, 2015
    Miles out of my price range. It was damn good. Fancy dining, fancy people. Best in the area, if cost isn't a big deal for you.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableJune 25, 2012
    For lunch, sample the black spaghetti, which is walloped with fennel, jalapeños, bottarga and the crunch of toasted breadcrumbs: Read more
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableJuly 12, 2012
    Go for Babbo's new lunch service--quieter but with those same gutsy Italian dishes. If you can get out of the office, this one is a treat: Read more
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduOctober 11, 2013
    Chianti stained papparadelle with boar Ragu is some of the best pasta I've ever eaten. The pork chop is incredible!
  • Erica S.
    Erica SantiagoNovember 8, 2015
    The truffle tasting menu is out of this world! Expensive but so worth it.
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RoseOctober 5, 2014
    Amazing Italian! Love to dine at the bar! Squid ink pasta and octopus appetizer are outstanding.
  • 2Plus2NYCReview
    2Plus2NYCReviewMarch 12, 2011
    n odd experience to say the least. The food was good and if it were a little corner Italian restaurant anywhere in the city, we probably would have thought it a hidden NYC jem... Check out the rest of Read more
  • Bill B.
    Bill B.May 13, 2011
    Beef cheek ravioli: the cooked-until-tender cheeks are mashed delicately into a sinfully delicious, near heavenly substance used as the ravioli filling.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BellAugust 29, 2014
    Everything is riculously good. The blackberry and sweet corn gelato dessert is out of this world though
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MazzaMay 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sweet potato lune and mint love letters every time! Don't forget about the foursquare check-in special!
  • Minyi S.
    Minyi ShihMay 21, 2010
    went with a friend and split 4 pasta dishes + dessert - perfect amount! Mint Love Letters with Spicy Lamb SausageGarganelli with “Funghi Trifolati”PappardelleBologneseGnocchi with Braised Oxta
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 23, 2010
    The semolina budino is a mystery: is it cake, souffle, or pudding? The answer: the best of all three! Try it with its rhubarb-mint marmellata for foodie nirvana.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Longtime classics include beef cheek ravioli, pork tonnato, and the warm rosemary-olive oil cake w/ olive oil gelato. – Green Guide Editor
  • eme
    emeFebruary 4, 2015
    Impressed by apps/dessert, underwhelmed by entree. Service caught on to this and comped the pasta, which was excellent on their part.
  • Taj B.
    Taj BaileyJune 16
    Spaghetti with white truffles 🙌🏾, Pappardelle with bolognese 😋& Toasted coconut cheese cake 👍🏾👌🏾
  • Kate C.
    Kate CushingMay 27, 2011
    Alex is the most amazing sommelier I've ever had. He convinced us to try super unusual wines and dishes that were just fantastic
  • Lenny K.
    Lenny KnechtOctober 24, 2014
    Worth every penny, delicious food. We had the lunch tasting menu and it did not disappoint!
  • Anna F.
    Anna FolarosMay 28, 2013
    Make sure you go with unlimited amount of time and patience! Good food but by far the least impressive out of the Batali empire.
  • Fabrizio S.
    Fabrizio ScadutoAugust 3, 2012
    orecchiette with sausage....AMAzing!!!!.. and making a check in you can get a glass of prosecco for free....
  • Chris S.
    Chris SpurlockDecember 4, 2011
    Try the Bucatini Alla'amatriciana - My least favorite dish of the night, but still better than most pastas I've ever had.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkJanuary 18, 2011
    Mario Batali forever changed the Italian dining scene with his legendary spin on authentic Italian cuisine when he opened Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca.
  • B C.
    B ChuApril 6, 2013
    BOOK/#378/$49 lunch or $80 dinner tasting menu/Mon-Sat 1730 -2330, Sun 1700-2300/dress code
  • Fran S.
    Fran SuMarch 30, 2016
    Book really early, like a month early or end up with a 10pm table, probably still worth it.
  • Minhee P.
    Minhee ParkApril 30, 2016
    Love the clam linguine, mushroom pasta, & the octopus. One of my favorite Italian restaurants.
  • Vicki Jeehee K.
    Vicki Jeehee KimApril 5, 2016
    Everything is great. But when in doubt, go with the tasting menu.
  • Jayme W.
    Jayme WongJuly 8, 2014
    Exquisite food. Well worth the money. Love the black spaghetti and crispy branzino
  • Martha
    MarthaMarch 7, 2015
    i just love the food. rich and delicious. you will not leave hungry, that's for sure.
  • Flo Flo
    Flo FloJuly 23, 2014
    Great service and amazing grilled octopus!!! Ohhh and spotted Alcide from true blood...not a bad view either ;)
  • Leandro L.
    Leandro LageraMay 30, 2016
    Certainly lives up to the hype. Great attention to detail and amazing wine selection.
  • Tom L.
    Tom LeeApril 1, 2013
    As Mario Batali continues his reign atop the American culinary landscape, his flagship restaurant remains a New York essential. What can you say about this place that hasn't already been said? The ...
  • Olivia D.
    Olivia DimouApril 10, 2015
    Beef cheek ravioli and the Pistachio and Chocolate Semifreddo make the perfect meal!
  • Joe Bastianich
    Joe BastianichMay 2, 2012
    My favorite dish here is the Squab. Want pasta? Order the goose liver ravioli - nothing else like it.
  • NY Waterway
    NY WaterwayAugust 2, 2012
    The Garganelli with Funghi Trifolati pasta is a mouth watering treat! Nice atmosphere and exceptional service.
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BlakeDecember 25, 2015
    Great ristorante to have your reservation not honored and have to wait an extra hour to sit at the bar.
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 23, 2013
    Babbo is lauded as Mario Batali's favorite of his restaurants, and diners would agree with its original and memorable Italian dishes.
  • Darren L.
    Darren LachtmanFebruary 24, 2013
    Check Babbo twitter feed for day of cancellations and open tables....skip the month wait then order the beef cheek ravioli...
  • NY Waterway M.
    NY Waterway ManagerAugust 2, 2012
    The Garganelli with Funghi Trifolati pasta is a mouth watering treat! Nice atmosphere and exceptional service.
  • Francine L.
    Francine LiFebruary 4, 2015
    Classic NYC Italian. Impossible to have a bad meal. Incredible service, wine selection, pasta and fish.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel ChouekaFebruary 5
    Always a good honest meal. Batali and Bastianich's flagship Italian restaurant. Make res before.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SpurlockDecember 4, 2011
    Try the Warm Apple And Fig Budino - Hesitated to order dessert, but I'm glad we did. Amazing!
  • Sarah N.
    Sarah NamSeptember 19, 2013
    Get the beef cheek ravioli!! And the special grape bellini was sooooo good
  • k l.
    k lNovember 29, 2009
    this one may be obvious, but it really is worth experiencing at least once. you have to get a reservation in advance a month to the date you want to dine. try the mint love letters. Read more
  • Terry S.
    Terry SmithJune 13, 2011
    Expensive but food was too die for. Loved the mushroom pasta and the pork. Have to get the chocolate hazelnut cake! Read more
  • Erika S.
    Love it! The white truffle menu at truffle season is super!!!!
  • S
    SFebruary 18, 2015
    Get: pasta tasting menu. Beef cheek ravioli. Perfect lamp chops.
  • L
    LApril 17, 2012
    Best cheesecake ever. Semi formal place with great Italian food (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • boland
    bolandFebruary 8, 2013
    Best thing on the menu is the pistachio semifreddo, make sure you leave room for this
  • Michael A.
    Michael AnthonySeptember 29
    Suburban-liked by people who only know restaurants w/ celeb chefs because that’s what they can google. Go to L’artusi, Crispo, or Dell’anime for actual good Italian
  • Eric L.
    Eric LeebowDecember 9, 2016
    Enjoyed the pumpkin pasta! Excellent customer service and nice atmosphere. Definitely worth it!
  • Andrea M.
    Andrea MonniDecember 24, 2014
    Very well executed Italian fare but nothing too interesting or to rave about. Come here if you like consistency and you don't like surprises.
  • Simone J.
    Simone JungDecember 24, 2015
    Holy crow the beef cheek ravioli and the duck were freaking amazing!
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MazzaDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Perfect place to go in to eat at the bar. The pumpkin pasta is to die for.
  • Flo Flo
    Flo FloJuly 23, 2014
    Also the beef cheek ravioli lived up to the hype! Sooo good!
  • Sam C.
    Sam CJuly 18, 2011
    Try the gnocchi with oxtail. And enjoy the cookies/biscotti they give you at the end of the meal.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BishkoAugust 17, 2010
    My favorite Italian in NYC - amazing food and classic hip atmosphere, particularly like the rock and alternative music ambiance
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SheppardNovember 22, 2014
    Didn't live up to my memory or my expectations. Octopus was amazing but the beef tongue was too thick. If stacked it would have looked like a real tongue. Yuck!
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WilesAugust 15, 2016
    Pasta tasting menu is the best way to get the most of Babbo
  • Nick R.
    Nick RunyanNovember 28, 2014
    Sit at the bar and stick to the pasta and you'll be happy.
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 24, 2013
    Mario Batali’s stunning Italian cooking at his West Village outpost is everything a foodie dreams of.
  • Mazda
    MazdaNovember 19, 2010
    Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca, opened by Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich in June 1998, is an exuberant celebration of the best of Italian food, wine and lifestyle.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkJanuary 5, 2011
    You can always expect a delicious meal on Batali’s watch! – Chef Anne Burrell, host of Worst Cooks in America/Secrets of a Restaurant Chef
  • Pamela C.
    Pamela CSeptember 29, 2013
    Get this wine - 2004 Castillo de verdeno barbaresco - amazing!!
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle D.September 20, 2015
    Do the tasting menu with wine pairings. No need to worry about anything else.
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksDecember 6, 2016
    Babbo was one of the more wished for places throughout 2015’s I Want Somewhere holiday campaign. Where’s your somewhere? Enter to win a bucket list experience. Read more
  • Laura M.
    Laura M.July 11, 2011
    Eat here late (our reservation was for 11 p.m.) and get a table upstairs. Romantic!
  • Doris C.
    Doris CMarch 3, 2010
    The pasta tasting menu is a great way to go if it's your first time. Otherwise, there has not been anything I've tried that I have not loved!
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineJanuary 11, 2012
    Help support Chef Mario Batali’s charity Mario Batali Foundation through FOOD & WINE’s “Chefs Make Change” program! Click to donate
  • Joey T.
    Joey TJune 24
    The lobster spaghettini is a must!
  • Colby C.
    Colby CashenJanuary 13, 2014
    Honestly every single thing is awesome
  • Rez F.
    Rez FirouzbakhtAugust 16, 2015
    Great place for a special occasion.
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangOctober 24, 2016
    The pastas are deliciously flavorful and cooked perfectly.
  • B C.
    B ChuApril 5, 2013
    BOOK/#378/$41-80/Mon-Sat 1730 -2330, Sun 1700-2300/dress code
  • Michael K.
    Michael KFebruary 29, 2012
    Beef cheek ravioli & wild boar ragu 2 of finest dishes I've ever eaten
  • Deborah S.
    You can modify several pasta dishes to be vegan!
  • Andrea
    AndreaApril 12, 2011
    Get George as a waiter and ask him to order for you. Everything was amazingly good
  • Aleah N.
    Aleah NicholeSeptember 27
    Really disappointing!! Garganelli, black pasta and casunzei all were lacking flavor and seasoning. And my husbands braised beef was very under seasoned and bland. Sadly this place did not deliver. 😕
    Upvoted Sep 29
  • Vansi
    VansiMay 12, 2015
    Get the beef cheek ravioli! So flavorful.
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IMarch 2, 2016
    Lively and delicious. Top notch wine list.
  • Tim F.
    Tim FrietasAugust 12, 2016
    Pasta menu with wine pairings is solid, though pricey
  • María Paz D.
    María Paz DomínguezNovember 20, 2015
    Have you been to Marea? See you there. Highlight of the night, Red Hot Chilli Peppers album playing.
  • ShoeHefner
    ShoeHefnerFebruary 24, 2011
    For dessert try the Maple and Mascarpone Cheesecake or Chocolate Hazelnut Cake...
  • Rita Z.
    Rita ZimmermannDecember 14, 2010
    Pappardelle with Chanterelles and ThymeTorta Caprese” and “Aragone,” La Mozza 2006 makes me happy
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealMarch 4, 2011
    A longtime darling of the critics, after more than 12 years, you're still atthe mercy of the reservation gods if you want to get in — buona fortuna. Read more
  • Ruben L.
    Ruben LunaApril 19, 2014
    Beef cheek ravioli lived up to the hype, excellent!
  • Diane
    DianeApril 30, 2011
    Walked in around 10:30pm with no res and was able to sit within 30 min. Pasta tasting menu ftw!
  • Andre N.
    Andre NehorayoffNovember 9, 2012
    Hands down, Babbo has some of the best lamb chops in the city.
  • Ignacio F.
    Ignacio FinolMay 22, 2013
    They play a lot of Adele, the food is really good too!
  • Chris S.
    Chris SpurlockDecember 4, 2011
    Try the Grilled Octopus - Different for sure, but really tasty.
  • Heather B.
    Heather BailiffMarch 3, 2016
    Unbelievable selection of Grappa. Squid ink pasta!
  • Alice Eunjin
    Alice EunjinApril 28, 2015
    "enjoy a bowl of chianti-stained pappardelle with wild boar ragu or fennel-dusted sweetbreads." - thrillist
  • Francis U.
    Francis UdlerSeptember 9, 2013
    Good but a little over rated. Pasta dishes are outside the box but didn't find them delicious.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MyerSeptember 16, 2014
    the vegetarian past tasting menu is amazing
  • Keith
    KeithJuly 24, 2012
    If you've never had rabbit then have it here! Outstanding!
  • Houssam B.
    Houssam BatalMay 5, 2011
    Top quality food at the most casual fine dining Italian restaurant in town
  • Chris S.
    Chris SpurlockDecember 4, 2011
    Try the Beef Cheek Ravioli - Absolutely delicious. Wow.
  • Stephen R.
    Stephen RuizOctober 4, 2015
    Black spaghetti rock shrimp & duck & brussel Sprouts
  • Shindy C.
    Shindy COctober 5, 2013
    Always a delight. Soundtrack was The Cure's Disintegration album last time I went.
  • Hyeyoon Ashley C.
    Hyeyoon Ashley ChungSeptember 19, 2013
    beef cheek ravioli is so delicious that I almost cried eating it
  • Inna G.
    Inna GMarch 18
    The black spaghetti with rock shrimp was a bit tasteless. The place is cozy, but the music is very loud and doesn't match the ambience.
  • Chris K.
    Chris KonecnyApril 11, 2014
    No words. Amazing. Sit at the bar. Needs more than 5 stars.
  • Fabio
    FabioJuly 26, 2013
    Superb.... Best italian /int food by far
  • Steve S.
    Steve SmithJune 14, 2015
    Love the food. The sommelier very snobby.
  • Karla A.
    Karla AFebruary 21, 2015
    Save space for the pistachio and chocolate semifreddo!
  • Katie B.
    Katie BartasevichMarch 22, 2015
    Do the pasta tasting menu. Do it.
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachMay 12, 2015
    The beef cheek ravioli was amazing.
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LegastoAugust 11, 2014
    Pasta, seafood, and wine are superb
  • Chris S.
    Chris SpurlockDecember 4, 2011
    Try the Grilled Lamb Chops "Scottadita" - These. Were. Epic. So delicious.
  • Espiranza B.
    Espiranza Bint AbdullaNovember 10, 2015
    A restaurant with a view. Good food and ambience
  • Milun T.
    Milun TesovicApril 5, 2012
    Get the black spaghetti with rock shrimp
  • Chris M.
    Chris MaliwatDecember 15, 2016
    Mint Love Letters - Grubstreet's #20 NYC dumpling
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BlakeDecember 25, 2015
    I mostly take back my previous review because for an hour now they've been playing Beck. 👍🏻
  • Henry B.
    Henry BodmerMay 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Worst polenta I have ever experienced!!! It's as liquid as a soup, has no taste and one can't eat it with a fork!!! Waiters answer: this is how polenta should be and the chef prepares it! Just rude.
  • Evan K.
    Evan KleinmanMay 5, 2012
    Octopus appetizer is one of the best I've ever had
  • Showtime Network
    Showtime NetworkApril 1, 2011
    It’s no easy feat to get a table here, so congrats! Dine like a Borgia (you deserve it!).
  • Nick L.
    Nick LosiFebruary 25
    Absolutely exquisite, personable, warm service.
  • John M.
    John MooreNovember 24, 2010
    Enjoy an Aperol Spritz at the Bar and watch the Babbo evening unfold around you.
  • Sarah N.
    Sarah NamSeptember 19, 2013
    Get the beef cheek ravioli!! Soooo good
  • Divya M.
    Divya MulanjurNovember 30, 2014
    Beef cheek ravioli and the black spaghetti.
  • Carolyn R.
    Carolyn RussoNovember 8, 2015
    White truffle tasting menu with wines - amazing!!!!
  • Christine W.
    Christine WooAugust 1, 2013
    6 tables in the front reserved for walk-ins. Score!
  • Jeffrey B.
    Jeffrey BaxtMarch 24, 2015
    Squid ink pastas the best dish in NYC
  • Erik d.
    Erik de VeerJanuary 16, 2015
    Guinea Hen...incl. truffels: delicious!
  • Melissa K.
    Melissa KnificMay 21, 2010
    Food is very well executed. However, I prefer Lupa Osteria Romana's atmosphere (and prices). The pasta is superior to the meat dishes.
  • Hr R.
    Hr RyuMarch 5, 2013
    Black Tagliatelle & Beef Cheek Ravioli.
  • Omar M.
    Omar MillanOctober 23, 2013
    Eat the black pasta great
  • Roland G.
    Roland GonzalesMay 25, 2011
    Octopus, veer tongue, and maple mascarpone cheesecake.
  • Maridel R.
    Maridel ReyesDecember 6, 2010
    Come very early to get a seat in the lounge/bar. It's worth it. Seriously, everything is good.
  • John R.
    John RApril 1, 2013
    Try the Black Truffle Spaghettini
  • iOS T.
    iOS TesterJune 13, 2014
    Great date spot. Romantic.
  • bruzed
    bruzedNovember 3, 2015
    Pasta With Funghi Trifolati = mind blown!
  • Paul M.
    Paul MichaudFebruary 28, 2012
    Ask to sit upstairs - a bit quieter and more elegant
  • Rameeka H.
    The pork chop is to die for
  • Buuny K.
    Buuny KimNovember 3, 2014
    Tasting menu with wine pairings!
  • Diego Z.
    Diego ZambranoAugust 15, 2011
    Goose liver ravioli and beef cheek ravioli.
  • Lemuel G.
    Lemuel GJanuary 16, 2012
    Beef cheek ravioli was amazing
  • Angela B.
    Angela BoldreyDecember 30, 2014
    Amazing food and great service.
  • Vadim S.
    Vadim SemenovSeptember 4, 2013
    Really loud music. A LOT of people - much more than place can contain. Food is ok, but not really good. Finally price/quality is terrible.
  • Meg
    MegOctober 26, 2012
    Service has a lot to be desired. Host staff is downright rude. Food and good wine makes the abuse somewhat tolerable.
  • Brent S.
    Brent SmithAugust 17, 2014
    Amazing. No other words.
  • Harry D.
    Harry DavisFebruary 18, 2016
    gnocchi with braised oxtail
  • Laura I.
    Laura I.May 10, 2013
    Pasta tasting menu is legit.
  • Fábio M.
    Fábio MoonMarch 26, 2012
    Try the Chocolate Al Diavolo
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BendeckSeptember 26, 2014
    Lamb chops parpadelle with wild boar
  • Sari L.
    Sari LynneJanuary 16
    Jesus Christ. This place is awful and over rated. If you want to be squished like a sardine and pay for over priced food, go here. I would rather eat from sabarro at penn station then go here again.
  • Aids T.
    Aids TecsonApril 18, 2013
    The orechiette is life changing. I'm not even exaggerating.
  • Mary P.
    Mary PMarch 22, 2015
    The garganelli is really good
  • Becca
    BeccaNovember 14, 2010
    Beef cheek ravioli is gorgeous, but what's up with the bathroom??? Sideways?? Really???
  • Doctor K.
    Doctor KleinMarch 7, 2012
    Try the Grilled Octopus - Deeeeelicious
  • Cathy S.
    Cathy SMay 15, 2011
    Started the queue for the bar at 345 on Sunday; probably didn't need to be here until 415.
  • Mona W.
    Mona WuAugust 7, 2013
    Squid ink pasta, make it happen
  • Jenn
    JennOctober 1, 2014
    Three words: Pasta Tasting Menu.
  • Ali G.
    Ali GrayApril 21, 2015
    Disaster. Upscale, poorly managed, over sold, great food. Wait staff is good, management is not doing there job of creating a good experience.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SheppardAugust 9, 2014
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LaValleeNovember 4, 2009
    recommended: goose liver ravioli w/balsamic and brown butter, pork chop, maple cheesecake
  • Woo!
    Woo!May 9, 2011
    Service was awful!! Waiter made several huge errors including ordering the wrong tasting menu for our table. He didn't even offer at the very least an apology. Wine pairings were poor. Not worth it!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 27, 2014
    Check out Babbo as seen on Celebrity Chef's Read more
  • Aperol USA
    Aperol USAFebruary 21, 2012
    Have an Aperol Spritz - the perfect aperitivo! Read more
  • Aviv G.
    Aviv GadotApril 29, 2015
    Lives up to the hype
  • Michael K.
    Michael KauffmanJune 7, 2012
    Try the Grilled Branzino
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MeyerMay 27, 2015
    Asparagus ravioli. more please!
  • Hr R.
    Hr RyuMay 21, 2013
    Try their pasta tasting menu!
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroApril 4, 2014
    Get the pork chop. It's money.
  • Clint M.
    Clint MJune 11, 2011
    Ask for the spaghetti, its not on the menu.
  • Mischa L.
    Mischa LumiereAugust 28, 2014
    Go to Del Posto for a more upscale experience
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PhanAugust 12, 2014
    Truffle season is great here
  • Nasir M.
    Nasir MemonAugust 9, 2014
    Pasta is very good
  • Thom P.
    Thom PowersDecember 27, 2011
    Ranked on NY Mag 101 best restaurants list... Read more
  • Alyssa C.
    Alyssa CalderoneAugust 8, 2014
    The love letter pasta
  • DAVID D.
    DAVID DANESHDecember 20, 2011
    i suggest you try everything on the menu
  • Carlos L.
    Carlos LopezOctober 4, 2010
    Listening to one or two RHCP songs in one sitting is fine, but an entire album is a different story.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DudasApril 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The sweetbreads are divine
  • Bob S.
    Bob SamiiAugust 17, 2012
    Mario Batali hot spot. Not sure what the fuss is all about, B+ overall.
  • Anoop R.
    Anoop RanganathFebruary 3, 2012
    The Ribeye for Two Read more
  • Chris S.
    Chris S.September 13, 2010
    Great food. And surprisingly great music.
  • Jessie M.
    Jessie McClainMay 21, 2012
    Must do pasta tasting
  • Melissa
    MelissaAugust 7
    Mint Love Letters
  • Caroline K.
    Caroline KrausMay 12, 2015
    Very nice Italian food
  • Anand B.
    Anand BabuJanuary 27, 2015
    Super.... Best Italian food...
  • Ricky
    RickyNovember 12, 2012
    Where trendy meets tasty.
  • La Dolce Vita
    La Dolce VitaDecember 16, 2013
    One Michelin star
  • Melissa
    MelissaJune 23, 2010
    Call a month in advance for reservations! 222-777-0303.
  • Trevor K.
    Trevor KivNovember 17, 2016
    Pasta tasting menu
  • Fábio M.
    Fábio MoonMarch 26, 2012
    Try the Cranberry Sotto Sopra
  • Henrik O.
    Henrik OscarssonMarch 24, 2013
    A nice little italian restaurant.
  • Davide
    DavideSeptember 10
    Good but not as unforgettable as I'd hoped.
  • Elton J.
    Elton JulianDecember 1, 2012
    Nice resturant
  • Theodore K.
    Unbelievably good
  • Libby S.
    Libby SpaldingJanuary 3, 2015
    Squid ink pasta
  • Kate H.
    Kate HuyettMay 24, 2011
    Not that great, especially for the price. Within walking distance, go to Otto or Lupa (both Batali) or Po.
  • NIÑO™®
    NIÑO™®November 22, 2014
    Having some Italian Food!!
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HMarch 22, 2010
    Must eat dinner at Babbo and experience a quintessential Batali meal. Read more
  • Sandra N.
    Sandra NamJuly 27, 2009
    went last night. 8pm, walked in, got a table. shrimp app, linguine w clams and cherry crostata.
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GisrielJanuary 13, 2014
    tellem rec
  • Sarah N.
    Sarah NelsonMarch 2, 2012
    on my list
  • Benny G.
    Benny GoldmanMarch 9, 2012
    Try the food.
  • Kyo V.
    Kyo VermeulenDecember 7, 2011
    rock candy!!!
  • Philip A.
    Philip AndresOctober 23, 2010
    One of Mario Batali's restaurant
  • Jacqueline M.
    Jacqueline MaddoxApril 3, 2011
  • Kathryn Y.
    Kathryn YuMarch 16, 2009
    Go to Babbo. Show up one month in advance to the numerical date at 9:45am in person in order to make a reservation. No busy signals.
  • Eric K.
    Eric KuvykinMarch 10, 2014
    This merchant is a scam and a fraud. overpriced food and bad service. Where do they get the b___s to charge these prices?
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MillerAugust 2, 2009
    Go to Babbo and get the traditional tasting menu. savor. every. bite.
  • Melissa
    MelissaJune 23, 2010
    Reservation line: 212-777-0303
  • Jessie
    JessieMay 25, 2010
    Eat everything. Damnit.
  • Moel Y.
    Moel YadiFebruary 27, 2011
    Mesen gado2 Read more
  • jojo j.
    jojo jeanSeptember 4, 2010
    owned by Mario Batali
  • Roee V.
    Roee VulkanJanuary 20, 2015
  • 🕊 Fondation I.
    Une fabuleuse expérience culinaire.
  • Andreia B.
    Cordeiro magnífico!
  • Mildreth L.
    Mildreth LlanesSeptember 6, 2015
    Delicioso todo!!!
  • Yaz M.
    Yaz MusAugust 19
    Squid ink Spaghetti with shrimp and ALL the pancetta ❤️❤️❤️
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