Upon strolling into the brand new Scottsdale Babbo Italian Eatery, my husband and I are instantly impressed with the pictures of native households, consuming, smiling and laughing. I really feel as if I am coming house.
The Babbo eating places are all household owned and operated, with the thought of household being “central to every part” (Babbo means “Daddy” in Italian). The employees acts as the center of all their eating places and delivers exemplary service. Throughout our go to, I discover all of the employees members having fun with their jobs and dealing collectively as a group. I quickly understand that after 15 years in enterprise, eight native eating places, and occasions like their Youngsters’s Hospital “Day of Giving,” it is very apparent that this firm genuinely cares about its group, its clients, its merchandise, and its employees.
That being stated, this is not a spot the place snobby servers stroll round with wheels of Parmesan cheese to grate onto your $30 pasta dish. The brand new Scottsdale location has lovely and fashionable decor, however Babbo is an informal, household pleasant environment…and the grated Parm is in a glass container on the desk. Shake to your coronary heart’s want with out feeling like a gluttonous pig in entrance of the snobby server. Come as you’re, convey the children, and Parm away, child!
Now, let’s discuss worth. Worth is the large take away for me at Babbo. Their signature dish, a traditional spaghetti and meatballs is at all times $6.99 on Mondays and Tuesdays. However, the remainder of the menu has exceptionally affordable costs with giant parts and large flavors! The house-made, heat focaccia that is served upon your welcome arrival is an ideal instance. The olive oil and balsamic vinegar accompaniment is a further bonus!
The restaurant has a completely stocked bar with a various cocktail menu of traditional and signature cocktails. The Babbo-tini is DELICIOUS, with a fruity and refreshing taste. The flavors of coconut rum, amaretto, pineapple and orange juices are all blended collectively completely. I might end 5 or 6 extra of those after which would must be wheeled out on a gurney!
There’s an inviting appetizer menu with the standard Italian Bruschetta, Crostini and Mozzarella dishes, however one dish, the Firecracker Rolls, actually stands out. There are three taste choices: Steak, Italian Meat and Buffalo Rooster. You may request certainly one of every, because the dish comes with three servings. None of them are disappointing.
Babbo has performed a wonderful job of making an attempt to make everybody within the household blissful. They have every part from wholesome, gluten-free “zoodles” and protein bowls, to conventional pasta dishes, to $7 youngsters’s dishes that no kiddo can resist. The Chalkboard menu is a good selection for customizing your personal dish. It means that you can select your personal salad, protein and pasta or vegetable sidekick. In the event you’re on a not-so-traditional meals kick, and also you’re trying to create one thing only a bit totally different, this feature is the one for you.
On our go to, my husband and I determine to go along with a few of the common pasta menu gadgets. My hubby opts for the Italian Sausage Pasta ($13.50) with sausage, peppers, mushrooms, Marsala wine and Parmesan cheese served over penne. It is a easy, conventional dish with no surprises and is very properly executed. The spicy Italian sausage has the correct quantity of warmth, and the large chunks of peppers, tomatoes and mushroom give the dish good pops of savory taste.
My choose for the night time is one thing a bit of lighter and extra refreshing. I am at all times pondering of my kiddo, and he LOVES capers, so I select the Rooster Limone Pasta ($12.95) with asparagus (further $2). Roasted rooster breast, artichoke hearts, capers, FRESH lemon butter sauce and garlic make my mouth SING with a glass of their Villa Pozzi Moscato. That is very a lot a “mommy” dish, and I am pleasantly stunned to search out giant wedges of contemporary lemon within the dish, to maintain it gentle, fruity and flavorful. I am glad I added the asparagus, as I now really feel that I am consuming my greens whereas I STUFF myself with scrumptious, buttery pasta!
Now, in my world, there’s ALWAYS room for dessert. It is what I do greatest once I cook dinner and compete, however greater than that, it is what I completely LOVE to eat. Evidently, I signal proper up for any probability I’ve to let another person make dessert for ME! Babbo’s tiramisu is HEAVENLY. It helps that tiramisu is my all time favourite dessert dish, however theirs is delicate, creamy, candy and LARGE! I had no intention of consuming greater than a chunk or two, and each intention of sharing it with my husband, getting a number of images, and a video. That is the consequence of these efforts. Are you able to see my drawback right here?!
All in all, Babbo made us really feel like we have been a part of the their household. We walked out with full tummies and full hearts. I hope for those who go to any of their areas right here within the valley, you expertise the identical factor. Go to their web site for areas, menus and extra info: