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US$8 - US$30
Italian, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great restaurant with fabulous food. We tried Babbos to celebrate a milestone birthday. We were not disappointed. The food was amazing and the service was fantastic. We will definitely go back again.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 26 May 2021

I had the Gnocci and it was okay, could do better at home. However their Carbonara sort of insulting for a Italian Restaurant.... I can forgive using Pancetta instead of Guanciale but adding cream is literally an insult to Italian food. When i asked the...waiter about it he got quite defensive.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 27 January 2021

We have been ordering takeout from Babbos at least once a month due to COVID and wanting to support local restaurants. We keep coming back because of the lasagne, the calamari and the white chocolate lemon cheesecake. The food is awesome and I can't wait...until they can open for in-restaurant dining again.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 8 January 2021

Even though the times are tough for the restaurant industry the staff at Babbos continued to turn out excellent cuisine and friendly service when open. Our favourite place to dine with family and friends in 2020 and I’m sure it will continue in 2021 Thank...you to all the front of house and kitchen staff Tony, Rick, Peter, Christine, Carlos, see you soon....More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 17 August 2020

Excellent food as always. Our favourite Italian restaurant. Chicken parmigiana, seafood pasta, veal marsala. Were all prepared to perfection. Service was friendly and consistent.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 27 July 2020 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable meal on a mid summers evening. Called about 5:15 wondering if there was a possibility of reservation that evening. Reservations are required for contact purposes. Food was excellent. Service was good as well. Full menu and wine list but no...daily special.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 16 July 2020

Initial phone call to inquiring about reservation and if they offer a full menu in light of Covid-19 was met with resistance and seem to annoy the call taker. Outdoor seating only and they have a garbage can next to the table. Owner served us.He...was fine was us, but he was vocal about his displeasure with another couple as he walked past other patrons- Words I can not repeat!! This continued inside when I entered to use the rest room. Sorry, but won't be backMore

Date of visit: July 2020
angelop474, Owner at Babbos Cucina Italiana, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2020

Hi, thank you for your review. In light of Covid, we have not been offering our full menu since March. Since outside seating is the only option at the moment,we are making due with what we have trying to maximize space as well as ensure...More

Reviewed 5 March 2020

We had received a gift card and had to go out and check out Babbos. We chose for the lunch Babbos didn't disappoint, despite some of the negative reviews below. The service was very friendly and professional. We ordered a few dishes such as the...Arugula salad with roasted walnuts and a great dressing as well as the meatballs in tomato sauce. As a main we had two different excellent house made pastas. We shared a wonderful dessert: pear pieces in ricotta cake. What a lovely combination. Including tax and two alcoholic beverages we stayed with our 100 dollars gift certificate. Was it worth it? Definitely! Excellent food and value for money.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 25 February 2020 via mobile

The only reason l am giving this a two is because of the quality of the service. I have been here any times to impeccable service and food. This time on Superbowl night the service was terrible. Distracted waiter unfriendly and a host who is...usually amazing was not. I spoke to my daughter a few nights after the event and she agreed that there was something off with the staff. The food was great. Would l go back not sure. May not. Jojo sorry guysMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 6 December 2019

Have been to Babbos many times but this was a first for a Friday night. One again the food was delicious and the service very good but the noice from the crowd was too much. Could hardly hear my friends talking which ruined the fun...of getting together to catch up on news. Will go back again but probably not on a Friday. Maybe they should look into noice dampening options.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Babbos Cucina Italiana is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4