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“Interesting restaurant”
Review of Babbo

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Ranked #500 of 14,395 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: US$41 - US$80
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Cross street: Between 6th Avenue and MacDougal Street
Transit: West 4th street subway station (8th street/Waverly Place exit): A,C,E,B,D,F and M trains. We recommend traveling at the back of the train if coming from uptown, the front of the train if coming from downtown, to find the closest exit at the station.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We picked this restaurant because reviews said it was a quiet restaurant where you could converse. I guess for a NYC restaurant, it might be considered less than noisy, but I have attended basketball games that were quieter. The upstairs is better; downstairs, very loud, with people brushing against your table.’
That said, the food is very good, the service is friendly, attentive without being intrusive, and they have a truly excellent wine list, with very knowledgeable sommeliers. Reservations are a must. But, if you actually want to talk, get a table upstairs.

Thank jecquest1
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

Very attentive staff and great ambiance. Prix Fix menu was adequate but all the food had the same taste of balsamic vinegar. The most outstanding item was the olive oil cake sprinkled with salt and olive oil table side. Overall, I would not go again.

Thank sjmbdm
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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

I walk by this restaurant 10 times a day so finally tried it! Elegant room and waitstaff. Knowledgeable waiter. Octopus app a bit tough. Nothing to write anywhere about. Sweetbreads had an after taste not typical (I love sweetbreads) and finished in an over powering reduction.
All the bells and whistles of a fine restaurant but many better choices in the Village for upscale Italian IMHO.

Thank drdeb270
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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Had to wait over half an hour for our table even with a reservation because guests were taking longer than usual because of the holiday season. Complimentary drink would have been nice. Once seated, food was wonderful and the service was outstanding. Waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. Every recommendation was spot on. Pappardalle Bolognese, lamb chops, pumpkin and sage ravioli, and panna cotta were all delicious.

Thank S5707TPstevenc
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

Excellent cuisine and Wine List. We had a delicious dinner with friends in NYC. Great atmosphere. Better to book well in advance as it's quite difficult to find a table and remember is not economic but it's worth while.

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Thank Claudia D
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