Well, you could stand in line at Al Di La down in Brooklyn, instead. I haven't had the tripe at Babbo, but I think the savory tomato style tripe I had at Al Di La was probably the best tripe I've ever eaten.
I saw tripe on the regular menu at A Voce last night. Here's the description: Country-Style Tuscan Tripe borlotti, tomato, fried duck egg. I don't know if that's the dish you're looking for, since I've never had tripe, but maybe it's worth investigating.