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110 Waverly (NW of Washington Square between 6th Avenue and McDougal), New York, New York

Date Visited:

November 6, 1999
Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca
Type of Cuisine: Italian

Meal Eaten: Breakfast/Brunch Lunch Dinner


This restaurant is owned by Molto Mario (Food Network TV Chef). Dan is a big Food Network fan, and I thought this would be a great place to take him for his birthday. We both decided to experiment a little and try foods we wouldn't normally eat. Dan started with the warm tripe (not very Diet Secrets), and I had the neci. Both dishes were o.k. At least we can say we tried them. For the main course, I had the quail. I would highly recommend this tender, well-seasoned bird. Dan had the big eye tuna. According to him, it was the best tuna he had ever eaten. It was so good in fact, if you asked him, he would say he still can't get the wonderful taste out of his mouth. However, the main attraction for me proved to be the dessert. I had a slice of heaven. It was their chesnut mascarpone cheese cheesecake. It is by far, the absolute best dessert I've ever eaten in my life.

This restaurant is very popular, and it is best to make reservations as soon as possible. They take reservations up to thirty days in advance. The food isn't overly pricey, but the wine can get you. It's a beautiful restaurant with great service. Everyone sincerely tries to please.

Wine List? Yes No

Wines/Beverages Sampled:

Service: Excellent Good Fair Poor

Overall Rating: Excellent Good Fair Poor

Price: $$$$ $$$ $$ $

Website: Web address

Reservations Required? Yes No

Credit Cards Accepted? Yes No