Becco
Becco

Becco

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.becco-nyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 397-7597
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Becco reviews from OpenTable diners
1168 reviews since July 29, 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 (561)neighborhood gem (480)notable wine list (440)special occasion (339)good for groups (310)great for lunch (286)hot spot (212)romantic (139)late-night find (116)kid-friendly (81)vibrant bar scene (61)great for brunch (55)great for outdoor dining (29)scenic view (15)Show More
  • Just OK this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    I often take out of towners here, or groups pre show. I guess pre show it is still OK - but if we don't have plans afterward I will try another place in midtown next time. Here is why: The pasta, which is why you go to becco, was just not good. The ravioli was beet + goat cheese.. two ingredients I enjoy, and often together a really yummy, but this ravioli was yuck. No-one at the table enjoyed it. The lemon chicken was decent. Not anything amazing, but it had a good flavor, cooked well - but I don't even remember if it was served with a vegetable. Forgettable but not offensive. Becco needs to freshen up their menu a bit. The whole place seemed a little stale.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really attentive staff, cause there are so many...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    I had made a special request for a "quite table" which is hard to have in such a fun and popular close table setting, but with a 5PM (first seating) I was very happy to be place in the back corner and the table next to us wasn't filled till 6:15. Well done to the staff!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Great food. Should provide individual bill for groups
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot in theatre district
    Linda
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Great food close to the shows. Our waiter was very nice and prompt. The three pasta dish was great
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Ceasar salad was bland and unseasoned. Biscotti was awful! No flavor - like cardboard. Main meal (house pasta trio, chicken parm and stuffed pepper) was delicious.
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    good for groups
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  • great food
    lynster
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Tight seating, very loud atmosphere but that doesn't matter because the food is great. The pasta trio is my favorite.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just GREAAAAAAAAAT !!!!!!!!!
    Barb
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Becco's is always a great experience, great food, great wines, great time.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too busy/make sure you make a reservation!!
    KDW72
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My friend and I went on a Saturday night, we had reservations for 6:30pm. There was a woman at the door who was directing people in and out, she was rude and loud. There were so many people waiting, by the hostess stand, I felt like I was on the subway at rush hour. The tables are so close together, you feel like your eating with the people sitting next to you. While i was annoyed at all that.....the food was great!!! We were seeing a show at 8pm and they fed us in time, but didn't feel rushed. Service was great!!! I will definitley go back, but maybe during the week. Weekends are way too busy. Make sure you make a reservation, I heard them telling people it would be a 1 hour wait.
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    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently delicious
    Nightout
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I have eaten here about 5 times and every time has been wonderful. The food is always hot, fresh and delicious. Service is good and managers check in from time to time at your table. Tables are a bit close together but I haven't minded so far. Breadsticks are amazing!! Pasta add-on for $9 more is always worth it! I'll definitely be returning the next time I see a Broadway play.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • When we go to NYC, this is our go to place !!
    Hard2plees
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Whenever we are in NYC, we stop by Becco's for Great Food and Great Service!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great lunch, pasta cooked perfectly
    nelson71
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Hard to find a great $18 lunch in NYC...this is the place.
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    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food. I wasn't "wowed"
    nyc4aday
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Bread was delish, main entree was good. Tight quarters, but I expected that based on other reviews. Noise wasn't as bad as some make it seem. We sat upstairs and it was pleasant. Don't get me wrong, there was nothing wrong with our lunch but I've had better in the theater district. Was nice to try someplace new.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Becco owned by Lidia Bastianich and her son Joe that you may have seen her on TV on her Lydia's kitchen…we arrived at 8 o'clock for our 8 o'clock reservation and we're seated immediately, we all had to three pasta sampler served table side that comes with either of you Cesar or the antipasto salad for $22.95. They also have an extensive wine list that are all $25. Make reservations early and you will not be disappointed!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Service, Value
    Libber8
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We tried Becco for the first time last week. Located in NYC's theater district, it's a great pre-event venue! Excellent food, service, and menu. Seating is tight, so be ready to meet your "neighbor". We will definitely return, and the $25/ bottle wine list makes for an affordable experience.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over Crowded
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I had made reservation 1 week earlier for 6:30 to make sure i would have time to get to my play. I arrived at 6:15 to wait standing up in the middle of tables with at least 15 like me.I am sure it was not fun for does who were eating to see us all stand around them. At 7pm i finally got my table only to rush and eat.I suggest, reserve for less people and take care of them .
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  • First time there
    Joey
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Have been a fan of Mr. Bastianich on TV and being foodies, we planned to dine in one of his restaurants. Needless to say we were blown away, no doubt one our top ten dining experiences over many years and in many Countries ! The food, service & experience lives up to the Hype. Will definately be back next time we are in NY.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Enjoyed the food but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The tables are way too close to each other. When the table next to us was being served I had to lean to one side so the waiter good serve them. Was bumped several times during dinner. The noise level is over whelming. We had a late night dinner (10:30 reservation) and it was disturbing when they started mopping the floor around us while we were having desert.
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  • Dinner prior to theatre
    Edbud99
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Becco NEVER disappoints. The knowledgable wait-staff are helpful and extremely efficient. The pre theatre concept if delicious very efficient. The food is hot, varied, and wonderful. We visit Becco everytime we are in NYC . I'd highly recommend Becco to anyone wanting wonderful food in New York.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too noisy and crowded ...
    RsparnoVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    never going back before theater ..... crazy cramped place
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    late-night find
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  • Disappointed
    athreesome123
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Disappointed; felt rushed and wait staff not accommodating; food not as good as I hoped; noisy, and too many people milling around table - All in all, what I thought may have been "special" did not feel that way. Wanted to treat sister turning 70 to a special meal experience, and show - meal end of things not so great.
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  • Good/loud/packed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Food was very good. Extremely loud though. Went at 6:30 for a special dinner and people were JAMMED in the entry way. I mean jammed! Overall, would recommend, but not at a pre-show hour.
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    good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just so-so
    BigD
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    This place is totally over-booked. Far too many tables. Almost impossible for patrons or servers to get around. Tables are on top of each other. Extremely noisy. Food was OK, but not nearly good enough for the price. There are many better choices in the theater district, including several on the same block as Becco.
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  • Bad Night At Becco
    ChrisS
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    First of all the tables on right on top of each other and our table for two was inches from another table for two with two very vocal people sitting next to us. The unlimited 3 pasta special was at best bland and unappealing. My partner's swordfish was so dry and overcooked. We were in a hurry to see a play so we did not have time to send back the swordfish. This is our 8th time at this restaurant and I would most likely never come back. It is a shame because I have really enjoyed coming here in the past and have recommended it often to my friends that go to broadway.
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  • Pasta Sinfonia--music in my mouth!
    Beachladywhodines
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I still can't decide which of the three pastas served to us is my favorite---- the pumpkin ravioli with cocoa in the pasta dough (amazing ), or the orecchiette with sausage and cabbage (hearty and full of flavors). the fresh tomato sauce with basil, a standby, is always great. I always choose the antipasto because it is creatively prepared and always tasty. And those bread sticks? The best I've ever had! Our waiter suggested wines by the glass and each of us loved the selection. Mine was a Nero Diavola and I've already been to a wine store to buy some. Becco is really the perfect place to begin, or in our case as we saw a matinee, end your day in Manhattan. My only criticism is that I can no longer get my beloved yellow box of matches. They seem to have discontinued providing them and they have always kept the name Becco on the lips of my guests and in the forefront of my memory. I hope they bring them back. The food and wait staff will bring me back!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is a-mazing!!!
    Tiki
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Even though there was a huge lunch crowd at noon, we were all seated and waited on very quickly. The wait staff are wonderful!
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 Daily Pastas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The 3 daily pastas never cease to amaze us! And the lunch price of $ 19 allows us unlimited quantities. We had a basic rigatoni, a wonderful spinach pasta pumpkin-filled ravioli, and a spectacular fettucine in a butter sauce with ample quantities of bay scallops! You are given a choice of Antipasto or caesar salad; fresh bread/addictive crunchy, breadsticks included. So popular--should make a reservation! And to top that off--attentive service, too!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently delivers a great dining experience.
    CasualJack
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The three pasta special is always a wonderful meal at a reasonable price. The salmon was cooked to perfection. Be prepared for a loud dinning room. A great place to meet friends for lunch or dinner.
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    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect pre-matinee ladies lunch spot
    Kmitch
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    My friends and I easily secured a reservation at this theatre district classic only to be a little disappointed by the amount of tables they managed to squeeze in and the noise level of ladies chattering from every room. But the service was fast and efficient and except for the room temperature white bean soup, the food was generally very good. I would go again either at a different time to avoid the crowd or with the understanding that it's a matinee hot spot!
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed
    chinagirlVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We did not enjoy our meal here. It was very rushed and the food seemed (and tasted) mass produced. The table for 2 was very small and barely fit our 2 plates and glasses. The entire meal took 45 minutes and the atmosphere felt hectic. With all the choices available in NYC, we will not return.
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  • Great
    Diane
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Our group loved the food and the lively atmosphere. Everything was delicious, with very generous portions. We had 2 bottles of fabulous wine from their extensive $25.00 a bottle wine list. I was surprised at the very reasonable prices. I will definitely plan to eat at Becco again.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere. Excellent service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Would return on any trip to NYC. Great neighborhood. Great wine list.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well priced with good food
    notalocal
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    The pasta trio for 22.95 is a real bargain for NYC. This is a reasonably priced restaurant, so much so that it was jam packed on a Monday night. Small bar filled with patrons. The food was good, with the focus on the pasta trio.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MD Foodie
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The appetizer selections for the unlimited trio pasta deal for $22.95 was good, but the pastas were very disapointing...the lasagna was dry, burnt and not enough sauce or flavor; the penne and broccoli was too plain and also needed more flavor; the linguini with red sauce was also lacking on the flavor. I had expected more from Lidia since her pastas on TV always looked so tasty. The other dishes we ordered (black bass, calf liver and short rib) were pretty good. Loved the $25/bottle deal on all the Italian wines.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cilal
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Becco has never disappointed me. I have visited many times over the years since it opened and always find great food, great mood, and very fair prices. A really nice balance in NYC!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Resturant. Can not beat quality and value
    hardtoimpressVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Restaurant packed on a Sunday night. We had a 7:15 reservation. Seated promptly at 7:15 Had requested table upstairs(more quiet area) which was accommodated. They have an extensive $25 bottle of wine menu which can not be beat. Good wines at reasonable prices. All entrees come with a Caesar salad, which was very good. All of our entrees were EXCELLENT, both fish and meat dishes were ordered. Dessert was delicious, especially the almond tiramisu. Even though the restaurant was packed, great service, they do not rush you and for quality and cost, 1 of the best NYC restaurants. Highly recommend
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is always good, but choices the same a lot.
    LaurieLewis
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Last few times I've been there, the pasta choices seem to not change much. Our lasagna was cold, as in frozen cold.....fresh or frozen? They don't seem to use Open Table that well and we had to wait about 30 minutes later than our reservation time, which wouldn't be too bad if there was a place to sit or wait. If you don't get a stool at the bar, you cannot stand in there. Downstairs in main area is almost noisy to the point that you cannot comfortably converse with your table. I know this is typical of NYC, but this is far worse than any other restaurant I"ve eaten at in NYC. To be fair, the servers, especially guys who bring the food around, work incredibly hard and deserve most of the credit for the restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Table!
    LuAnn
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I made my reservation for Becco over a month ago, to coincide with our theater tickets to Wicked on Sunday. What a disappointment! We arrived a little early for our 5:45 reservation and the place was packed! We were told we could not be seated early, and there was no where to wait, so we left and had a drink a few doors down. When we went back, at 5:40 we were told our table would be ready in a minute, and we were given a table for four right smack at the entrance. We objected to it, but the hostess told us: "This is the only table available", even though I saw others near the back. Every time the door opened and that was at least 25 times, a cold rush of air blasted in on us. Our waitress was obviously overwhelmed and we waited a long time even for bread. Food was just OK. Nothing great. My daughter and husband had the pasta special, and my son and I the veal chop. Mine parmigiano, his Milanese. Not the tenderest, I'll tell you. It was my birthday but we couldn't sit there a moment longer to order dessert. I guess you have to request a table in the back room. We had been to Felidia before, so I expected the same. Totally not the same. A major disappointment. The veal dishes were $42.00 entree's I might add.
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  • Too crowded!
    JJC20
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Food and service were outstanding, but it was much too noisy and crowded. People kept bumping into us and there was no where to move.We were there for a special occasion and it really took a lot of the fun out of the evening.
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  • Amazing in all aspects!
    Thompson1
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We were told about becco by a local and it did not dissappoint! The food was wonderful the service was great and there was also a great atmosphere. Would definitely return if we were New York City again! The steak was beautifully cooked and just melted in your mouth. Can not fault becco.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food is good.. but not up expectations
    girlsday
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Did a pre theatre matinee 8 girls. Gave ourselves 2 full hours for lunch. Sat 15 min. Later than reservation. Waiter was arrogant. Took our order quick and salads came out soon after. We waited tI'll 230 for our entrée! Had to shovel in our food fast to make our 3pm show... food was good.. I had much better in little italy.. but I would stay away based on service. . Or lack there of!!! Food can not make up for a terrible experience with service....
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