New York NY 10011
As Mario Batali continues his reign atop the American culinary landscape, his flagship restaurant, Babbo, remains a New York essential. What can you say about this place that hasn't already been said? The pasta! That pork chop! Mario Batali is a genius! Rock music in a fine dining restaurant? Brilliant! At this longtime darling of the critics, after almost 15 years, you're still at the mercy of the reservation gods if you want to get in (but we’ve had some last-minute luck by closely monitoring their Twitter feed). Buona fortuna!
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- tdmstaff "Mario Batali displays scrumptious Itallian comfort food in a warm atmostphere. These beef cheek raviolis are too rich in flavor for one person, best to enjoy them with the company of another "
The most exciting Italian restaurant in town serves food you'll never find in Little Italy. See the review of this Italian restaurant at 110 Waverly Pl. in Manhattan.
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Best thing on the menu is the pistachio semifreddo, make sure you leave room for this
Have an Aperol Spritz - the perfect aperitivo!
Babbo serves one of the best Italian meals anywhere, with a lively atmosphere to boot. Enjoy it alongside foodies, celebrities, and the power set droping in to get their pasta on.
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!
#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>
Mario Batali's now-classic West Village townhouse restaurant where pastas and offal dishes may redefine what you think of Italian food
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.
It’s no easy feat to get a table here, so congrats! Dine like a Borgia (you deserve it!).
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.
Mario Batali forever changed the Italian dining scene with his legendary spin on authentic Italian cuisine when he opened Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca.
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
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
Enjoy an Aperol Spritz at the Bar and watch the Babbo evening unfold around you.
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.
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.
Mario Batali's upscale Italian palace brings some surprising curveballs like lamb tongue salad. Best seats are upstairs, but your wallet will be hurt.
Call a month in advance for reservations! 222-777-0303.
recommended: goose liver ravioli w/balsamic and brown butter, pork chop, maple cheesecake
Go to Babbo and get the traditional tasting menu. savor. every. bite.
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.