Barbuto

Restaurants , Italian West Village
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Photograph: Andrew Fladeboe

Barbuto

Owner Fabrizio Ferri (who runs the Industria Superstudio complex) teamed with chef Jonathan Waxman to create this seasonal restaurant anchored by both a brick- and a wood-oven. Most entreés are priced under 20 bucks, and the earthy cooking is top-notch. Marvelously light calamari comes in lemon-garlic sauce; chitarra all’aia mixes pasta with crushed walnuts, garlic, olive oil and Parmesan; fried Vermont veal is faultless. In the summer, the garage doors go up and the crowd of stylists, assistants, yuppies and West Village whatevers mob the corner from breakfast until last call.
Venue name: Barbuto
Contact:
Address: 775 Washington St
New York
10014-17
Cross street: between Jane and W 12th Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Wed noon–11pm; Thu–Sat noon–midnight; Sun noon–10pm
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave
Price: Average main course: $18. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Mal

Tasty but unremarkable food, and the worst cocktail I've had in NYC...I had been looking forward to visiting Barbuto for a few months. I really don't understand what all of the hype is about. First two starters hit the table before our drinks arrived. When the drinks made it (my husband and I both ordered the mezcal cocktail- $18), they tasted primarily like water, then tequila, with a hint of peach. You know when you're at the bottom of the glass and you decide to go in for one last diluted sip? That was what the whole drink tasted like. I asked if the bartender could remake them, thinking it must have been an accident. Nope. They both came back more watery and flavorless than the first two. I never drank mine, but no one asked if it was better, etc. To be fair, they were very busy. However, if your cocktail pricing is on par with NoMad and other top bars in the city and you deliver something that would put the most average happy hour establishment to shame, it's a problem.The chicken was good, if a bit under-seasoned and slightly on the drier side. The pork tagliatelle was definitely the best dish of them all. The gnocchi were nice, but heavy on the flour and swimming in butter.Al fresco dining in NYC is surely a luxury, but it's not worth it when it comes at the price of the average food and terrible drinks.

Maria M
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What an amazing Italian spot! Located in the quaint West Village bordering the Meatpacking District, Barbuto has some of the best Italian food. Though the menu isn't too extensive, everything you eat will be amazing. My friends and I tried the giant meatball appetizer, the tagliatelle ragu, the gnocchi, and the pork loin... and not one of us had any complaints! We also expected to go in dropping a lot of money, but to our surprise the menu wasn't terribly expensive. You'd walk by expecting to spend tons of money, especially with the cheap Tortilla Flats next door, but you'd be very surprised! 

Aaron D

Whilst the staff in this place need to get over themselves considerably, I still love going here, particularly in the warmer months when the garage doors that front the space all open up so that you feel you’re sat outside wherever you happen to be in the restaurant.The menu is straight forward but the food is good and there is always a good atmosphere