Ballato's

★★★★★
  • 55 E Houston St

    New York, NY 10003

    Cross street: Between Mott and Mulberry Streets

    Map & Directions
  • 212-274-8881

About Ballato's

Hours
Mon-Fri 12pm-11pm Sat 4pm-12am Sun 4pm-11pm

Food

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I went to this restaurant last night after hearing fantastic things about it. It is gorgeous on the inside! My friend I was with and I were seated past the kitchen in another area, which looked really cool because there were pictures of

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I went to this restaurant last night after hearing fantastic things about it. It is gorgeous on the inside! My friend I was with and I were seated past the kitchen in another area, which looked really cool because there were pictures of

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Warm ambiance was low key, perfect with a little Sinatra and the like in the background. Portion was perfect, not too much like most places and taste was very, very good. Bread beginning and tiramisu dessert end was luscious. I highly

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Warm ambiance was low key, perfect with a little Sinatra and the like in the background. Portion was perfect, not too much like most places and taste was very, very good. Bread beginning and tiramisu dessert end was luscious. I highly

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We happened to stumble upon this place by accident and we're so happy we did. The place is a treat! The decor has a shabby chic, warm feel to it and they play great Italian music (lots of Sinatra too) which adds to the ambiance. The food

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★★★★★

We happened to stumble upon this place by accident and we're so happy we did. The place is a treat! The decor has a shabby chic, warm feel to it and they play great Italian music (lots of Sinatra too) which adds to the ambiance. The food

Pros: food portions and quality, ambiance, friendly service, no wait for a table

Cons: a bit pricey but worth it

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The food here is good, if unspectacular, Italian. However, the prices are absurd. I went with a friend, and we split an appetizer, each had an entree, had one bottle of wine, cappucinos, and shared a desert. The bill with tip was $200.

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★★★★★

The food here is good, if unspectacular, Italian. However, the prices are absurd. I went with a friend, and we split an appetizer, each had an entree, had one bottle of wine, cappucinos, and shared a desert. The bill with tip was $200.

Pros: food

Cons: price

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I read a couple of reviews here citing a fried food odor that comes from the kitchen, and I thought I had to set the record straight. I have been going to Ballato for years and have NEVER noticed that. The only scent that's there is that

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★★★★★

I read a couple of reviews here citing a fried food odor that comes from the kitchen, and I thought I had to set the record straight. I have been going to Ballato for years and have NEVER noticed that. The only scent that's there is that

Pros: amazing food; friendly owner who is present each and every night; not crowded -- still under the radar after all of these decades thanks to no listing in Zagat's

Cons: the menu is a bit pricey but not out of the ordinary for this quality level of food

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I try to go back several times with my wife, we have both love and would love to go more often, the simple creations of Emilio's food are mouthwatering - from a single plate of Spaghetti pasta to a Sausages and Broccoli old school...Oh God

3
★★★★★

I try to go back several times with my wife, we have both love and would love to go more often, the simple creations of Emilio's food are mouthwatering - from a single plate of Spaghetti pasta to a Sausages and Broccoli old school...Oh God

Cons: KITCHEN GREASE SMELL - BATHROOM CLEANLESS

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My favorite type of place. Small, family owned with incredible food! Best pasta pomodoro in the city (second to my wife's) and the ravioli is perfect. The front dining room is fairly small with a spectacular, authentic ambience. The owner

3
★★★★★

My favorite type of place. Small, family owned with incredible food! Best pasta pomodoro in the city (second to my wife's) and the ravioli is perfect. The front dining room is fairly small with a spectacular, authentic ambience. The owner

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There aren't enough superlatives to describe the positive features of this discrete gem. Emilio has created an intimite setting, that allows it's patrons to fall into their own romantic Italian fantasy world. Sitting deep in the corner

3
★★★★★

There aren't enough superlatives to describe the positive features of this discrete gem. Emilio has created an intimite setting, that allows it's patrons to fall into their own romantic Italian fantasy world. Sitting deep in the corner

Pros: Emilio, embiance, food, wine list, comfort, size

Cons: impossible to say anything bad about this place

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Ballatos is the best there is no other restaraunt compares from its homemade pasta from its warm crspy ficaccha bread the atmosphere is great emilio the owner makes you feel right at home being there everyday and making you feel welcome

3
★★★★★

Ballatos is the best there is no other restaraunt compares from its homemade pasta from its warm crspy ficaccha bread the atmosphere is great emilio the owner makes you feel right at home being there everyday and making you feel welcome

Pros: Best food in NYC and best wines and the greatest ficahaa ive ever tasted

Cons: nothing is wrong with this place the best there is

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Expecially the vine is overpriced. Too much! I'm italian, born and raised in Italy and believe me.. the food here is good, the vine is good but you really pay everything almost the double of the fair market value.\r

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★★★★★

Expecially the vine is overpriced. Too much! I'm italian, born and raised in Italy and believe me.. the food here is good, the vine is good but you really pay everything almost the double of the fair market value.\r

Pros: Real italian table setting.

Cons: PRICE! ! ! ! ! !

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I reserved a lunch date for my girlfriend's birthday at this beautiful SOHO restaurant. The place was pretty much empty when I got there, but that made it better - more quiet, more romantic and with a sense that we were in a Italy. The

3
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I reserved a lunch date for my girlfriend's birthday at this beautiful SOHO restaurant. The place was pretty much empty when I got there, but that made it better - more quiet, more romantic and with a sense that we were in a Italy. The

Pros: Ambience, Quiet lunches, Great starter bread and genuine Italian cooking

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This is my second time having dinner in this restaurant.\r
This time was very very bad !\r
Slow service, got expensive as Hell and no much to offer on the menu.\r
The portions of the food are also much smaller than I remember and I do eat

3
★★★★★

This is my second time having dinner in this restaurant.\r
This time was very very bad !\r
Slow service, got expensive as Hell and no much to offer on the menu.\r
The portions of the food are also much smaller than I remember and I do eat

Cons: BATHROOM SINK

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Tuesday evening with some friends out for dinner, at this delicious highly reccomended restaurant on Houston street serving older Southern Italian dishes,superbly crafted and "al dente " pasta's. the wine list is well organized and very

3
★★★★★

Tuesday evening with some friends out for dinner, at this delicious highly reccomended restaurant on Houston street serving older Southern Italian dishes,superbly crafted and "al dente " pasta's. the wine list is well organized and very

Pros: Prompt seats, friendly service, good food & wine

Cons: kitchen smells

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Ballato's is consistently delicious authentic italian food. some of the best i have had in the city. the ambience is cozy and secluded with wonderful art on the walls. i love the pics of andy warhol when he used to frequent the place

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★★★★★

Ballato's is consistently delicious authentic italian food. some of the best i have had in the city. the ambience is cozy and secluded with wonderful art on the walls. i love the pics of andy warhol when he used to frequent the place

Pros: delicious food, ambience

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A very long time ago I had the pleasure to be introduced to this little very unique Italian place....Saturday evening I went back...and it was not the same.\r
I found it overpriced, smaller portions and the service was not attentive at

3
★★★★★

A very long time ago I had the pleasure to be introduced to this little very unique Italian place....Saturday evening I went back...and it was not the same.\r
I found it overpriced, smaller portions and the service was not attentive at

Cons: high prices - limited menu - kitchen odors - bathroom floors

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I have known about this secret for the last 13 years, Emilio(the Godfather) has continued to serve food and wine for the gods at mortal prices. If you go, try the marinara/arrabiatta sauce, the mozzarella en Carozza is mmmmmmmm.....

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★★★★★

I have known about this secret for the last 13 years, Emilio(the Godfather) has continued to serve food and wine for the gods at mortal prices. If you go, try the marinara/arrabiatta sauce, the mozzarella en Carozza is mmmmmmmm.....

Pros: delicious, affordable, delicious

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You will aboslutely enjoy the food and service at this consumer friendly restaraunt. Emilio makes sure that you have the best time at his establishment! I would recommend this restaraunt to anyone seeking a very nice Italian dinner and

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★★★★★

You will aboslutely enjoy the food and service at this consumer friendly restaraunt. Emilio makes sure that you have the best time at his establishment! I would recommend this restaraunt to anyone seeking a very nice Italian dinner and

Pros: Food, Service, Atomosphere

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I've eaten at Ballato's a dozen or more times over the years.....both lunch and dinner. Bottom line: Their food is some of the best Italian I've ever had. (Born and raised New Yorker) Try the ravioli. It's light and always fresh. I've

3
★★★★★

I've eaten at Ballato's a dozen or more times over the years.....both lunch and dinner. Bottom line: Their food is some of the best Italian I've ever had. (Born and raised New Yorker) Try the ravioli. It's light and always fresh. I've

Pros: Reasonable, Great food, Romantic

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Very good primarily southern italian food, though considerably more sophisticated than a typical red sauce joint. As mentioned above, the prices are not inexpensive, especially the wine list which could definitely add a few lower priced

3
★★★★★

Very good primarily southern italian food, though considerably more sophisticated than a typical red sauce joint. As mentioned above, the prices are not inexpensive, especially the wine list which could definitely add a few lower priced

Pros: Good food, Ambience

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We invited people to this restaurant thinking it was not ultra-expensive. Not sure why this place got $$, but it's more like $$$$. Not one bottle of wine was less then $35. No big deal to spend the money, but it's nice to know what to

3
★★★★★

We invited people to this restaurant thinking it was not ultra-expensive. Not sure why this place got $$, but it's more like $$$$. Not one bottle of wine was less then $35. No big deal to spend the money, but it's nice to know what to

Pros: good service

Cons: not $$

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While visiting NYC my fiance and I were looking for some down home Italian Cooking, similar to "Tommosso's" in SF. (if you're ever in SF and you want good Italian eats - it's a MUST- don't be fooled by Steps of Rome persuasions) Anyway -

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★★★★★

While visiting NYC my fiance and I were looking for some down home Italian Cooking, similar to "Tommosso's" in SF. (if you're ever in SF and you want good Italian eats - it's a MUST- don't be fooled by Steps of Rome persuasions) Anyway -

Pros: Inexpensive, Good Food, Cozy Atmosphere

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Everyone should try Ballato's once, thats all it takes. If you aren't hooked, you don't know Italian food. From the opera playing in the background, to Emilio, the owner wishing everyone a good meal, this should be the highest rated

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★★★★★

Everyone should try Ballato's once, thats all it takes. If you aren't hooked, you don't know Italian food. From the opera playing in the background, to Emilio, the owner wishing everyone a good meal, this should be the highest rated

Pros: amazing food, varried menu

Cons: small, unassuming exterior

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I went to Ballato's with friend and have been there 4 times this month. Overall, this is the best itallian resturant in manhattan. food, service, ambience, etc...nobody beats this place!

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I went to Ballato's with friend and have been there 4 times this month. Overall, this is the best itallian resturant in manhattan. food, service, ambience, etc...nobody beats this place!

 

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