Becco
Becco

Becco

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.becco-nyc.com/
  • Phone: 2123977597
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday: 12:00 - 3:00/5:00 - 10:00 Tuesday: 12:00 - 3:00/4:30 - 12:00 Wednesday: 11:30 - 2:30/4:00 - 12:00 Thursday: 12:00 - 3:00/4:30 - 12:00 Friday: 12:00 - 3:00/5:00 - 12:00 Saturday: 11:30 - 2:30/4:00 - 12:00 Sunday: 12:00 - 3:00/3:00 - 10:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: William Gallagher
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 8th and 9th Avenues
  • Public Transit: All of the following trains stop at Times Square 42nd Street N/Q/W - 1/2/3 - A/C/E - 7 - S Upper East Side: Take the to Lexington Avenue/59th Street & transfer to the downtown to Times Square 42nd Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Becco is not affiliated with a specific parking garage; however, there are 2 lots East of the restuarant on 46th street.
A word from Becco
Lidia Bastianich & her son Joe's Theater District mainstay. Best known for the $22.95 pasta tasting menu & the great selections on the $25 Italian wine list. Loved by locals & out of towners alike, Becco has been serving consistently delicious regional Italian cuisine since 1993. Located on the famed Restaurant Row in NYC's Theatre District, Becco is open for lunch & dinner seven days a week. Enjoy signature dishes, like the Osso Bucco, as well as the bounty of fresh seasonal preparations. The Reserve Wine list has many of Italy's best known producers, as well as some more eclectic wine makers. A knowledgeable staffer will be on hand to help you make a great choice. With 18 years on restaurant row, great food & great service help make Becco the right choice time & time again.
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Becco reviews from OpenTable diners
1108 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (484)neighborhood gem (452)notable wine list (407)special occasion (375)great for lunch (285)good for groups (273)hot spot (202)romantic (148)late-night find (88)kid-friendly (85)great for brunch (54)vibrant bar scene (53)great for outdoor dining (40)scenic view (16)Show More
  • Very crowded. Tables are small.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food was excellent and served very promptly considering the crowded space
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Solid food. Tired surroundings. Worn-out decor. Good service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The menu has something for everyone! The staff suggested two wines and I now have a new favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect, as always.
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We used to live in Manhattan and this was always one of our favorite restaurants. Now we try to get back here whenever we return to the city. We are NEVER disappointed. Hope to be returning for many years to come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was so delicious and the service was very good. Each time i'm going to Manhattan, I'm going to Becco's restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • better than expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I visit New York annually in becau made my weekend nice restaurant I recommend my friend I'm definitely come back in the future
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    going to becco was a perfect way to dine after a day seeing a show in the theater district. the 3 pasta special was fantastic and we tried the antipasto appetizer and it was delicious. we loved each pasta dish and was impressed that the waiters kept coming around asking us for more- we were thrilled that they had a shrimp and penne pasta dish! We had no room for dessert. The $25 bottle wine list is amazing and had many options for wine. We would definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ChrisDe
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Had wonderful meal and sat outside, which added to the perfect setting, to an excellent meal
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The pastas are spectacular. the wine was delicious, the staff very friendly , all around a great meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wasn't Great Today
    redrose5200VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Becco's has always been one of my favorite restaurants but the service and food today were definitely below par. My friend's Caesar Salad was served without dressing, pasta special was just OK, didn't like the spaghetti, so I left it and ate the ravioli which were a little dry and the rigatoni with beef ragu which was the best of the three. Our waiter seemed a little short on patience, which is not the way I like to be treated at this restaurant. I raved about this place and this was my friend's first time there and she was not impressed and rightfully so based on today's experience. Glad to see they finally moved the bathrooms away from the kitchen area, which was always a turnoff for me.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent homemade food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food was excellent just like homemade! Service was very attentive, the only thing that could be improved is the dining room is kinda tight...
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italian gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Although the noise level was high, the food was a dram. We went with the 3 types of pasta so we'd have room for dessert. Nothing beats fresh made pasta. It was superb. You can't beat the 25 dollar bottle of wine (especially compared to the 46 bucks we paid for two glasses at the theatre). The cherry on top was the ricotta cake. Have never had anything so amazing in my life. Soft, creamy-you want to lick the plate-seriously.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing - to say the least!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Started the evening crowded into a table in the busy bar right on the main path from the kitchen and the rest of the restaurant. Constantly being hit by everyone passing thru. Server acted like she did not want to be there and had an attitude from the start, rushing through every special and constantly looking around while talking to you! Took 1 1/2 hrs. to get main course, veal piccata, which was a special that evening - very tough and chewy! This was supposed to be a special occasion for us and turned out to be disappointing - to say the least!!! Won't go back!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Becco is mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Nothing special.Had three pasta special & veal piccatta.Pasta came with either Caesar salad or antipasti misto. My husband ordered the salad and I ordered antipasto. But,waiter came and dished out Caesar salad to both of us &never brought out the antipasto & never came back again until he brought the main course,no time to correct the error.veal piccatta came with spinach & was tasty-portion was small.Pastawith marinara was okay, linguine w/white clam sauce bland, but mushroom ravioli in truffle sauce, excellent.The bread basket,olives &hummus when you sit down was good as was the cannoli. Service was spotty. Wouldn't go out of my way to revisit again.Overall, not bad but not great.Definitely not worth the hype.Good,reasonable wine list
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Adequate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My wife was looking forward to finally getting there..however...the food was a disappointment. We have had much better food and service for a lot less. I was turned off when we arrived for our reservations and were ushered into the bar even though the place was empty.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best value in NYC
    Taismartini
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Sadly the Service and the pastas were lacking on this visit. The rigatoni alla bolognese were too al-dente; Artichoke ravioli overcooked but the pappardelle were savory. The osso buco was excellent! Service was erratic: had to remind waitress for the arancini dish and asked to remove the charge for the Tiramisu that we never received. Maybe it was an off night, because it is still one of the better value for italian dining in this wonderful city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This was my second time at Becco's and I would definitely make reservations for a return trip once in New York. Excellent and affordable. The food is fantastic and the service is tops. Love it, love it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best pre-show spot
    uslight
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This is our go-to restaurant when we've got theater tickets (but warning! reservations are a MUST, it gets busy!!!). Don't even bother with teh menu; tell your waiter you've got tickets, and order the Sinfonia di Paste pre-fixe. Wonderful food, and you'll be out in an hour full and happy. They have a terrific selection of wines all priced at $25/bottle. Good at lunchtime and for regular dinner also, when the pre-theater crowd leaves and the noise level drops. I brought a client from out-of-town for lunch once and he still raves about it months later.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Luvkingspark
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Love the homemade pasta. $25 for a bottle if wine always brings us back
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites!
    Moca
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I love Becco! Always delicious. The pasta special is the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch experience superb!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We went for a very late lunch so the restaurant wasn't terribly busy. I had been twice previously when it was super busy at night. Waitress/Staff was excellent, did not rush us even though the shift was changing. The best meal at the table was the chicken with risotto - perfect in every way!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but overcrowded
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Very good but overcrowded - tables very close and long wait with reservation. Food and prices are excellent
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderfuldinner
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great service, excellent food, excellent wine selection. Would definitely go back again. Not too good for large groups; two to 4 people at a time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!!
    Ellen
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I've dined there twice in the last month. Excellent both times....Great lunch before theater.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appetizers big enough for a meal
    539pinehaven
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great menu choices. The salad I say coming from the kitchen looked fantastic. Sorry, I didn't get the scallop, shrimp, tuna and salmon salad. Looked fabulous. Had the baked shrimp appetizer with spicy sauce for $14.00. At least 8 to 10 shrimp. A real deal. Tasted a friends lasagna. Delightfully light with a mild taste to it. A little different but delicious. Something for everyone there. Would have liked a better choice for ice tea. But they were very attentive refilling our water glasses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Well situated for lunch or dinner before theater. Food was quite good, soup excellent, service friendly and accommoditing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    NjDiner
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The food at Becco's is delicious and generous portions. We enjoyed it. It is a great place if you are heading for a Broadway show but leave plenty of time because they do not rush you. We sat in the bar area which was a bit noisy. They have another section so we will definitely request that side next time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    donnad
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I have been to Becco several times already and have never been disappointed. However, this time we broke out of the mould and ordered dishes other than their Pasta Special (which is very good, but heavy and filling). Try the Osso Bucco! It was fantastic! Meat fell off the bone and the sauce was superb. Don;t be afraid of tasting the marrow inside the bone.... to die for! Friends ordered the steak and were very pleased. Dessert was so so. Ordered the Sampler. While it was good, nothing really stood out. have had better desserts there. Go for the special dessert of the day instead.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Remarkable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We visited Becco for pre-theater dining. We were sat right away, immediately water and bread came. The waiter was so efficient and the entire staff pitched in to make sure we were perfectly attended to. Amazing. The special was veal piccata and it was so delicious. The have a nice Bellini and dessert was a chocolate mousse cake and cappuccinos topped off the delicious meal. I recommend Becco for a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Gastronomes
    GastrognomesVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We always enjoy our time here. The restaurant is vibrant and the waitstaff exceptionally nice. Food is good and the wine at $25 a bottle can't be beat.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Fresh Food
    greatcrimson
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My wife and I ate at Becco before a concert and we were very happy with the restaurant. The food was fresh and full of flavor. I had the daily pasta special, which was homemade, cooked perfectly and very tasty. My wife had a chicken dish named "Galletto ‘al Fornothe" and she thought it was very good. The wait staff is very efficient here, which is important if you happen to be going to a show after dinner. We will defiantly go to Becco again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine Dining
    annieT
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Lydia's Becco serves fine Italian food with a warm friendly atmosphere. Great for dinner after a matinee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanks Becco
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Our waiter Dan was very attentive to our needs and was even ahead of a couple of request. Food was awesome very enjoyable will do again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner was great.
    Ilkewine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Chose restaurant through a recommendation of friends. Experience was good , food was excellent. Portions weren't small. Only thing is that they give u a wine list encyclopedia. What they didn't say is that in the back of the menu are $25 wines. If not for my research on the Internet I would have not known and would have ordered a more expensive bottle. I would definitely recommend this place. If u like meat get the braised short rib it was delicious and plentiful. The pasta special looked great but I can eat pasta at home.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise, noise noise.
    Pickles
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our only complaint was the noise. We had a 35 minute wait, which was understandable because of the crowd. However, the noise level was deafening. We couldn't carry on a conversation and we had to ask the waiter to repeat the specials twice. Also, the staff was constantly carrying large wooden boards through the dining area in order to set up tables.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Now we know where to eat in NYC!
    NancyD
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I had a fantastic dinner at Becco. Terrific food and great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Celebrating our Wedding Anniversary
    fwd5911
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Once again we had a terrific dinner at Becco's, one of my favorite NYC restaurants. The Osso Buco alla Becco was amazing, just like the way our waiter described it. My wife had the Galletto ‘al Forno’ which was outstanding, I even took a taste of the risotto it was served with and that was simply delicious! The service was top notch, and never felt rushed even having to attend an 8:00 show.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too noisy!!
    Susie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Unfortunately the noise was next to unbearable. Sat in the front room and couldn't speak to other couple we were with because none of us could hear over the noise. We were looking for a nice dinner and conversation, but only got the nice dinner, no conversation!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great first date place
    iyieze
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Took the recommendation from a friend/colleague. Great ambiance, dining room, and service. Only downside was it was relatively noisey and it was hard to hear my date at some points. The waitress made some great suggestions about the menu and have my date and I ample time to talk, order, etc. great place, awesome food, glad I picked it for a first date.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Restaurant Row
    Robbie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Tasty food served served in energetic friendly environment. Perfect for pre theatre dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic