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Babbo - how many items to order?

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pilam99 Jun 30, 2006 01:27 PM

Wife and I are going to Babbo. If we don't get a tasting menu and want to order a la carte, how many items can/should we get to have a good sampling without eating like total pigs?

  1. ko1 Jun 30, 2006 02:02 PM

    They recommend an appetizer each, split a pasta, and an entree each. This worked well for us. The lamb's tongue app was huge.

    1. d
      DaveS Jun 30, 2006 02:30 PM

      I (barely) managed an app, a pasta, an entree and dessert. But it wasn't necessary. Sharing the pasta sounds like a good idea.

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        amp156 Jun 30, 2006 03:12 PM

        For two people, I'd say split an app, each get a pasta, and spit an entree. Or, last time we went, we got three apps and two pastas and that was perfect. I'd certainly get more than one pasta.

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        1. re: amp156
          zGustibus Jul 2, 2006 07:43 PM

          I totally agree with this posting. They suggest sharing a pasta, and ordering two entrees- but I would so rather split an entree and get two pastas.

          eGustibus Food Blog: http://www.egustibus.com

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          jdf Jun 30, 2006 03:26 PM

          When we went, we split an appetizer, 3 pastas and an entree. No dessert. We were stuffed and took part of the entree home. The pastas definitely stand-out more than the entrees. The only complaint was the pacing. They kept bringing out the pasta immediately after finishing the previous one. had to ask them to slow the pace.

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            G3B Jul 1, 2006 01:54 AM

            3 of us had 2 apps, 1 pasta with the apps and then another pasta and entree together and 2 desserts. We were full and took part of the entree home.

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              calypsogirl Jul 3, 2006 04:18 PM

              i think you should get a bottle of wine, an appetizer each, a pasta each and then the main entree each. and share a dessert. that's what i've done and it's not too piggish. :) the portions are not that large, and there was plenty of time in between to relax and digest.

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