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Babbo's

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1305 Grindstone Pkwy, Ste 115, Columbia, MO 65201-3751
+1 573-442-9446
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12:00 - 20:00
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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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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

small cozy place with rustic decor fresh tasty Italian food. My son is not much of a seafood person but ordered the Tutte Mare with clams and shrimp and loved it. My wife and I ordered the pizza. 14" thin crust with choice of four toppings only $10.00. We thought it was fantastic. The place does get crowded. I do... More 

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Thank Glen K
Olathe, Kansas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting a pizza place- my friend's 8 year old grandson suggested we eat here while I was in Columbia for work. What a surprise! Simple but comfortable décor, with lots more than pizza. I had the salmon special which was served on risotto with pieces of butternut squash and asparagus in it. My friend had the salad and... More 

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Thank dgmac54
Edmond, Oklahoma
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for dinner while in town for a swim meet. The risotto was amazing! My son had chicken fettuccine alfredo and my dad had the lasagna. We all left completely stuffed! Worth a try if you are in Columbia!

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Thank Melissa R
Geneva, Illinois
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Cute ambiance, excellent service and yummy food. They even had a gluten free option. Portions are very large.

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Thank terrimccormick1
Elkins, West Virginia
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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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310 reviews
231 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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187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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110 reviews
59 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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78 reviews
52 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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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

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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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 65201-3751
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-442-9446

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?