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Babbo- 1st or 2nd floor/ Menu Items?

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Babbo- 1st or 2nd floor/ Menu Items?

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steakrules85 | | Mar 2, 2008 12:32 PM

I finally scored a rezzy at Batali's Babbo! Just wondering which is better in terms of ambience and decor? Is there any difference? I know many people say the first floor is a bit loud but that does not bother me or my family. This is for a very special occasion and want to have the best dining experience possible.

Secondly- What to order? We will be a party of 4. I was thinking to share 2 pastas for an appetizer and then let us all choose our main courses ( My mom and sis would probably choose pasta for their main as well). My father and I would choose two meat dishes- most likely the duck and pork chop since I have heard the "ribeye for two" is not worth the money. Are the pastas very large? Would this be too much food or just enough? I will also be keeping in mind that we were be sharing a few desserts at the end of the meal.

Finally- Which pastas are the best? It seems like everyone on the board always suggests the beef cheek ravioli and pappardelle bolognese but the pumpkin lune and garganelli funghi seem interesting. Are these the best choices or are there some others that nobody mentions? Final question- Does Babbo have nightly specials or is their menu the same every night as it is on their website? Thanks and sorry for the many questions!

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