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Babbo

110 Waverly Pl. (Sixth Ave. & McDougal St.) Send to Phone
212-777-0303 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Batali and Bastianich bring out the (nouveau) Italian in the West Village.
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Babbo Restaurant Review

: Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich transformed the Old Coach House, a New York restaurant landmark from the '60s, into a modern Italian trattoria. Everything, from the tiny bar where Italian wines are poured to the upstairs dining room with yellow walls and pretty flowers, is altogether inviting. Babbo is a strange hybrid of a restaurant: haute Italian fare in an elegant setting that blasts rock music from the speakers. Service at times can seem out of synch. But people keep coming back for the food, not for the music. For the adventurous, try the special pasta tasting menu---five pastas followed by three desserts (talk about a winning formula)---which might include black tagliatelle with parsnips and pancetta or garganelli with sautéed mushrooms. Other creative items are the ultra tender lambs brain "Francobolli" or the barbecued squab with roasted beet “farrotto” and porcini mustard. A tamer option is the pillowy gnocchi with juicy braised oxtail. Finish with a savory saffron panna cotta with seasonal accompaniments.

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The Worst Experience
by BrunoMastretta on Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:20 pm
 
My wife and I waited for 2 hours (standing up) and when we complained the host snapped at us. The food was not that good and we were surprised considering the reviews we heard.
 
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