Location: New York, NY
Located steps from Washington Square Park, in the center of romantic and colorful Greenwich Village, Babbo was opened by Mario Batali and Joseph Basitianich in June 1998. Babbo is an exuberant celebration of the best of Italian food, wine and lifestyle. The menu features Chef Mario Batali’s passionate creations, incorporating the best and freshest seasonal produce, Italian cheeses, meat, game and seafood, accented with fine Italian olive oils, traditional aceto balsamico and many unusual ingredients that will surprise and delight. The wine list represents one of the most extensive and intelligent collections in the city.
Of Note: Babbo received a 3-star review by Ruth Reichl of the New York Times shortly after its opening, Babbo has since been met with much critical acclaim, and was the recipient of the James Beard Foundation’s Best New Restaurant Award for 1998.