Went to Barbone, Ave. B and 12th, Saturday night for the first time. Seated right back in the garden, which was really quiet and romantic.. Menu is Italian but fairly creative. I got the black pepper pappardelle with short rib. Pasta was cooked perfectly, the short rib was in chunks. It was good but I personally prefer meat ground in my pasta, but that's me. He had the garganelli with mint and lamb sausage... Wow, that was amazing. Just slightly minty and the garganelli were perfect. I'd get this next time. He also had the flat iron steak with asparagus, which he said was good. Dessert was the only disappointment. Server told us "we only have three." that was encouraging. It was chocolate panna cotta with cherrries on top, pistachio cheesecake, and semifreddo. We picked the first two, just because we wanted something sweet. The panna cotta was actually pretty good. The cheesecake was OK, but both were teeny. This is where the restaurant needs improvement.
The owner did send us two complimentary glasses of moscato at the end of the night, which was nice and unexpected.
The restaurant was dead on a Saturday night from 6 when we arrived until 7:15 when some patrons trickled in...Makes me wonder how long it will survive. Overall, it was a nice quiet romantic evening, the food was good, but not sure I'd go out of my way.