I say 5 stars for a great consistent Italian place that I first highly underestimated. I have been coming here for years and would be lying if I didn't tell you that I am addicted to the Napa Valley salad....I know I dont eat salad, but when I do it is this one. The service is always great here and the atmosphere is really nice considering it is in a Safeway shopping center. The hot bread they bring out is always gone in seconds since my kids even inhale the bread with oil and vinegar. I also think that their fettuccine alfredo is one of the best I have ever had. I dont get it much since I am pretty sure my arteries will get clogged if I do but on a special occasion I will take one for the team. I probably go here about once per month for my whole family, it is a great place for authentic Italian food.
Gem of a place!.
We were celebrating a particular school success--and payday, and the holidays--and my daughter wanted Italian. I had read the review and the website, and I recalled seeing the billboard on I-17. Some of the menu items sounded good, so we chose Babbo's over some of the other Italian places in town. Smart move!
Don't expect quiet conversation here--the atmosphere is fairly noisy, with no soft surfaces to blunt the sounds. On the other hand, after a few minutes, it just sounded like people really enjoying themselves.
Then, the waiter came to take our order, and brought us bread and a plate w/olive oil and balsamic vinegar. He was prompt and polite, and took our order without writing it down. Not something I could pull off! The wait staff, each and every server, was attentive to the diners needs throughout the room. The food came quickly, and then the rapture set in!
This is some very good food. My wife ordered a calzone, and it was the size of half a basketball! OK, maybe one of the smaller playground ball, but it was huge! The dough had puffed up above the food, but it was still quite full. My daughter had some type of Italian soda that was quite good. Her stuffed manicotti was wonderful, as was my Bowl o' Bolognese.