Opened by Mario Batali in 1998, Babbo has been one of the best Italian restaurants in the world and one of the best restaurants in New York. Although Batali has expanded its restaurant kingdom, Babbo has always been his throne. Babbo is located steps from Washington Square Park, in the center Greenwich Village with a split-level dining room and a lively bar area.
The philosophy of Babbo is to use the best local ingredients as simply as possible and serve them with flourish and joy. The menu is a roster of Chef Mario Batali’s lusty creations, incorporating the best and freshest seasonal produce, Italian cheeses, meat, game and seafood, accented with fine Italian olive oils, traditional aceto balsamico. The wine list is also one of the most extensive and intelligent collections in the city. If you are in the right season, try the eternal Osso Buco..