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Non c'e pane senza pena

No bread without work





Autumn in New York at Babbo is marked with the romantic rendezvous of the king and queen of the Piemontese table—noble, nebbiolo-based Barolo and Barbaresco wine paired with rare white truffles from Alba.


This is a passionate culinary affair based on a natural quality that nebbiolo and truffles share—the ability to express a rich array of aromatics reminiscent of the earthiness of musk, dried roses, leather, and mushrooms.


On Monday November 10th our chefs and sommeliers will engulf your senses with the intoxicating perfumes of the earth, expressed quintessentially by the fragrant, powerful wines from the masters of Barolo and Barbaresco and exquisite Piemontese dishes that are finished table-side with extravagant showers of shaved white truffles.


We have chosen to highlight wines from the cellars of long-established virtuosos whose craft has been honed over generations, and whose wine-making practices remain by-in-large traditional. The estates of Giacomo Conterno, Bartolo Mascarello, Bruno Giacosa, Giuseppe Mascarello and Angelo Gaja produce wines with flavors that are unique to the Piedmont terrior. Their characteristic long maceration periods, and subtle wood aging in very large cask favor the development of complex, age-worthy wines with singular voices, whose fruit is revealed in translucent layers of mineral, herb and soil.


With each season our bodies and minds are re-awakened to the miracles of nature. Please join us for the ultimate Autumn arousal of Barolo, Barbaresco and white truffles.


Reservations are available from 5:30 to 11:15PM. To reserve, please email

$1000 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity




Polenta Croccante

Crispy Polenta with Crème Fraîche and Chives

Gaja “Gaia e Rey” Langhe Bianco 2012



Celery Root Fregula with Soft Poached Duck Egg

Bartolo Mascarello, Barolo 1995



Veal Agnolotti in Rich Broth

Bruno Giacosa, Barbaresco 1999



Ravioli of Braised Beef in Barolo

Gaja, Barbaresco 1999


Cinghiale alla Valdostana

Boar Chop with Porcini, Squab Liver and Fontina

Giacomo Conterno “Cascina Francia” Barolo 2001


Robiola Bosina

with Truffle Honey

Guiseppe Mascarello “Monprivato Ca’ d’Morissio” Barolo Riserva 1996



Spice Cake with Hazelnut Gelato

Cappellano, Barolo Chinato NV

*Menu subject to change due to market availability.



On select Monday evenings, we invite Italian wine lovers to join us for a special tasting menu paired with the best vintage wines from the depths of our cellar. Unlike many restaurant wine dinners, these are not distributor-sponsored events featuring “current-release” wines. The allure of Vintage Babbo is that it’s a personal expression of the restaurant; an opportunity for us to dig deep into our cellar (as much as it may sometimes hurt to see these wines leave); and an excuse to share the best of the best with our customers.