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Babbo's

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1305 Grindstone Pkwy, Ste 115, Columbia, MO 65201-3752
+1 573-442-9446
Today
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:15
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Elkins, West Virginia
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has a great ambiance. The food was delicious. Lasagna portion is ginormous! The discount on lasagna special and a bottle of wine on a Tuesday night make it a cheap date night.

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Thank US_vagabond
Rolla, Missouri
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307 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We met family there wanting to try someplace we hadn't been. The menu isn't extensive but our selections were excellent. I had a chicken dish with pasta as well as others in our group. They served excellent bread that I enjoyed too much. We also had an olive and cheese appetizer we all enjoyed. I had the field greens salad... More 

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Thank zomzie
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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211 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

After a rude hostess in one place and a 2 hour wait at another, we ended up hete and i am so glad we did. Our wait for a table was 5 minutes. Mind you, this was after a Mizzou game. Everyone was so nice. Even some of the customers from the other team (we lost) came over to talk... More 

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Thank Becky H
Columbia, Missouri
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Babbo's has a fairly limited but complete menu. They do fewer entrees very well as compared to restaurants that have an extensive menu and mediocre food. Babbo's has a standard menu (spaghetti, lasagna, seafood, chicken, pomodoro) with nightly specials and pizza. I like the funghi. They have a nice selection of wines. The service is uneven typical of college towns.... More 

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Thank Professorhosokawa
Louisville, Colorado
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Salad and Risotto lunchtime special for $9, both were excellent. It isn't fast food so don't go when you are in a hurry. Good selection of wine. The lunchtime portions are smaller but still very generous.

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Thank genevakiwi
Punta Gorda, Florida
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234 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We ordered the spaghetti with meatballs and my daughter had the bolognese. The servings were huge so we ate half and boxed the other half, however, the taste was bland. I would not order this again. The complimentary warm bread was pretty good. My meal was served about 10 min after the other 2 meals. We were not impressed overall.

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Thank MelissaScott7613
St. Louis, Missouri
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145 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Had a late-evening dinner here and can't wait to go back! Post-football game in Columbia means all the restaurants are busy. We had about a 35 minute wait and boy, was it worth it. To start, we had fantastic cheese-garlic bread with a ton of shaved Parmesan on top. The house salad was delicious and very large. Apologies were made... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Again this was a throughly enjoyable dinner. The food, wine and dessert were all delicious! The waitress had memorized the specials of the evening and there were several. The restaurant is very handicapped accessible with plenty of room for my scooter. The outside parking is very close and would accommodate my van. Excellent as always. Lots of food was presented.

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Thank recil2016
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I was very underwhelmed. I had the risotto and it tasted unbelievably bland. Not delicate or the like, it tasted like it was made with water and finished with just a touch of cheese. Very unimpressive, especially for what it cost. The fish was also pretty dull. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, especially given the cost.

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Wheeling, Illinois
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73 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This restaurant in a mall area was a wonderful treat. The menu on line did not reflect the many specials from the board in the restaurant. The waitress was extremely knowledgable as to the specials and was able to communicate our special needs to the kitchen. The food was a real treat.

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Thank John R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:15
Saturday
17:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 Grindstone Pkwy, Ste 115, Columbia, MO 65201-3752
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-442-9446

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?