Babbo substitute for 50th birthday
Hi! It's my mom's 50th birthday in March and I want to do a surprise family dinner in Manhattan for 8 people. She loves Italian food and has said before that she really wants to visit Babbo, but they only do reservations for maximum 6 people. Any recommendations on a a similar/delicious restaurant that would be suitably festive for a birthday celebration? Not super casual but otherwise open to any suggestions in the <$70/person range! We'll have some kids in our group so nothing too bar-focused either. Thanks!
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011
Here are 2 of my favorite Italian Restaurants which I like as much as Babbo.
Both of these restaurants are in your budget and VERY special.
1561 2nd Avenue (at 81st Street)
New York City
Tel: (212) 744-1100
HIGHLY RECOMMEND (Reservations suggested)
AL DI LA
248 Fifth Avenue
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Tel: (718) 783-4565
EXCELLENT - Exquisite Creative Italian Foods from Venice.
Accept Reservations for 6 or more people
HIGHLY RECOMMEND - worth the trip to Brooklyn just to eat in this
1561 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028
Have you been to L'artusi? They do small events there all the time, though it would probably be more economical to order a la carte. I enjoy their pasta even more so than the pasta at Babbo. They have delicious crudo, vedura, and pasta. We normally fill up on the first half of the menu and don't get a chance to order the pesce or carne section. We have not been disappointed when we ventured to the second half of the menu. The beef carpaccio, roasted mushrooms, and spaghetti are a must.
228 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014