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Becco
Becco

Becco Details

  • 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Becco is a lovely, professional, well-run, and well-staffed restaurant. The wine was great; the food was fantastic (there were plenty of vegetarian and fish options) and the atmosphere was quiet and private. Certainly, I will be recommending Becco to anyone who visits NYC."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I loved the $25.00 bottles of wine. What a great idea. The Ceasar salad was good, but the bread was really hard and I expected oil and vinegar to dip the bread. The Osso Bucco was outstanding!!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Took my 11 year old son there after show & we both loved it. Not super fancy but service was great & food very yummy! Actually liked my son's lemon chicken even better than my pasta special. Definitely recommend for an before theater or after theater dinner"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "A group of 4 of us girls went to Becco after seeing Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. It was a great way to end a wonderful day! The service at Becco, I could rave about for days. It was just tremendous. The food was delicious and exciting."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Catering just for tourist would probably work. Then you don't have to go to Becco again."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Waiters were friendly and attentive, not to mention fun!! The bartender also was very friendly, wish I could remember her name. Liam and Gregory were a delight."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This was our first time at Becco and we really enjoyed it. I am a big fan of Lidia and decided to try chef's Gallagher's three daily pasta, along with the ceasar salad and antipasto. We were not disappointed, everything was delicious. My daughter tried the lemon chicken and thoroughly enjoyed it as well. The service was excellent! Good overall ambiance! Would definitely return!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "this is my 5th time there and we love it. Especially before and or fater abraodway show. You can walk and ALWAYS get te most amamzing food, service , wine and coktails EVERYTHING it is the best!!!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food was great and so were the portions ! We added the pasta trio to our entree and everything was fantastic ! The wine specials make it a meal for the price that you can't beat !! Will definitely go again. The service was also very good - the only drawback I could see is if you go early - the place would be packed. We went after the theatre so we didn't have an issue with the crowd."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Wonderful place in NYC. The food was delicious. Will return."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had reservations (an absolute must as it seems to be always busy) for 7:30 on a Saturday night. We were seated promptly at a table at the back of the restaurant with a skylight above us. The tables are very close together so you end up chatting with your neighbours which adds to the atmosphere. It was very crowded and noisy but in a fun way. We had the three pasta special which was good, not the best Italian food I've had but for $22.95 that also includes your caesar salad or antipasti, it is definitely good value. Their wine list is extensive and all bottles are $25. Our server was a little disinterested but we weren't in a hurray so we were fine with that. We will definitely go back on our next visit."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Used to love Becco,but now it is a place for either tourists or people on a budget who want unlimited portions of bland, gloppy pasta. Waiters zip by and slap the food onto your plate. Many other theater options. Wouldn't bother returning"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Sat in the room you walk into. It was so noisy. Like glasses breaking, people yelling. We had a family birthday Celebration. So very disappointed. Food was good. Kind of odd only pasta sampling on menu. If u r not a fish eater then veal chop or one chicken dish. There is an upstairs I walked up there and it was quieter, carpeted"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I love the fresh, unlimited pasta and the wine list of $25 bottles. I've taken friends, my mom, and even closed the place on a date. The service is great and I love sitting in the bar area. Without reservations, the best time to go is just before the Broadway plays start because it will empty out!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Their pasta special is great and the $25 wine list is a delight!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Amazing veal Milanese, phenomenal Italian centric wine list, service with a smile. Tables are beyond too close only issue. Would absolutely go back and the pasta trio is spectacular and for $9 added onto an entree how can you beat it?"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I'm never disappointed with Becco and visit ever time I'm in Manhattan. The service and food can't be beat! This is a class act and a must if you're in the city; it just keeps getting better and better!!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My daughter and I dined here before a show. The food was very good--lemon chicken and pulled pork, plus mista salad. The wine also was excellent. The atmosphere, though, left a lot to be desired. While we made reservations through Open Table weeks in advance, and confirmed that we would be there when they called a couple days in advance to confirm, we were seated in the bar area. This was a disappointment, especially as my daughter is under age. Still, a good restaurant, and next time I'll ask for more appropriate seating."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Becco was wonderful as usual. Love the 3 pasta special, we usually all get it. It's different every time and always fabulous!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great rustic Sicilian Italian fare. Not a great spot for children who are only used to basic Italian food- but got them to try swiss chard ravolis and actually like them! Need to have more pasta items on menu. Loved the wine list of every bottle $25!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We didn't wait long for our table. Although the tables against the wall were packed in tight(typical nyc restaurants) the ambience was still nice. The food was good and we were served quickly since they knew we were going to see a play. I would definetely return, its one of the nicer restaurants on that strip."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Atmosphere was wonderful. Servers were good. Food was delicious. Good wine. My second time here and I would go again."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time at lunch, and would recommend the special of three pastas! An overall pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Becco was a great dining experience! The food was absolutely fantastic, the atmosphere was charming, and the prices were very reasonable. A wonderful find for my wife and I."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "As we had a delightful lunch at Becco, when I received my bill, I noticed that I was charged $17 for an antipasto of fresh mozzarella with heirloom tomatoes. I did mention this to Alanna our waitress, as I thought to myself, an antipasto costs more than the lasagna at $14. Well Alanna reassured me it was because it was fresh mozzarella. So I took it in good faith that she knew what she was talking about, not until I came home and received your survey did I go on line to see that the antipasto dish was indeed $12 and not $17."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • " I enjoyed this restaurant. Our server did a wonderful job of telling us the specials and trying to accommodate my mother's diabetic diet. I thought the bread basket was filled well with different breads and bread sticks. I loved my heirloom tomato and mozzarella salad. My only complaint was the entree. I didn't like it paired atop spinach spaetzle. And the price was quite high for the simplicity of this dish. I did however think the tomato sauce that accompanied it was delicious! We ate so much that we didn't make it to the dessert menu."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "What a huge disappointment. Just returned from NYC. Becco was on our list because we love Lydia and have watched her for years on PBS and we have traveled to Italy extensively. This place was so overrated. We passed through the lovely front dining room, only to be sandwiched in the back wine/cave room. A large hole in the wall was patched with stucco. Floors and interior looked dated, worn and slightly dirty. Bathroom was the same, grimy. Food and menu were uninspiring, pasta was bland, no flavor, etc. The only redeeming note on the entire evening was the $25 wine selection. Really, don't waste your time here, instead go to Olive Garden for better food, etc. Lydia we are so sad....."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The food is excellent, fresh ingredients skillfully combined. Very good service. It's very vibrant and loud. Great for groups. The three pastas is an excellent value as is the $25 wine list. I always look forward to eating at Becco"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Went on a Wednesday evening. Honored our 6:30 reservation no problem, however those who entered without a reservation had to wait with no guarantee of getting a table because the place was PACKED. Waiter was knowledgable and professional. Simponi de paste consisted of choice of appetizer or ceasar salad and entree of three house selections of pasta served continuously. Mutually agreed that one pasta was far tastier than the rest. One diner ordered the lemon chicken which was moist and delicately flavored with a slight infusion of lemon. Biscotti and gelato dessert was good."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I come here every time I come to nyc. This waitress was stressing me out. So fast. Like a robot! No special request allowed. I'm going to try again but if that's the new norm I'm done with becco Regimented Service"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This Theater Row gem never disappoints. Well priced, quality food, nicely presently without an attitude. They move you through if you're trying to make a show or pace it well if you're not. Their lunch specials are terrific!!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This place is just okay. Cheap wine and unlimited pasta-yes. But it's far from high end dining/something that is special....many better choices can be found...I would go again, but given the reviews my experience has left me a bit disappointed."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Food was excellent, but very hard to hear the waiter and others speak - was extremely loud."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Becco's is simply one of finest and most reasonably priced spots ANYWHERE. The fact that it resides in NYC is amazing. I am always able to find a suitable bottle of Italian wine for a mere $25. My wife and I dined on Ceaser salad, an app portion of pasta(for her) salmon ,stuffed peppers, and the aforementioned wine for only $82 plus tip. This in in the most expensive restaurant town in America! We have been to Becco's about 20 times over the last 11 years and it has always been consistent in both quality and value. We have brought many of our friends and family there, and they have always been pleased with the dining experience."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Just what I would expect from Lidia's restaurant. I chose the nightly bottomless pasta dishes and was not disappointed. While it was crowded they turned over tables quickly and you we sat down shortly after arriving. Good food, hopping place."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "If you're heading to or coming from the theater Becco never disappoints. The pasta trio cannot be beat both in taste and ease on your wallet."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We were late for our reservation by about a half hour due to traffic. We called ahead to let them know and were immediately seated when we arrived(thank you!). The waiter asked if we were going to a show and when I told him yes and it was at 7pm, he looked at his watch and promised we'd be done by then. We had plenty of time to spare! Our delicious appetizer and meal came quickly and the service was excellent! The wine was delicious! I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We were running late for our reservation due to traffic and rain. I phoned the restaurant to let them know. I was put on hold for about 7 minutes. When they answered they said they were busy and that if we didn't show up within 15 minutes of our reservation it would not be held. We were able to arrive just 15 minutes late & honored our reservation. I observed that they had time to pick up phone calls but were just not doing it. They were leaving people on hold while the two hostesses chatted away- not busy with customers or with seating people. It was VERY noisy. It was very difficult to talk to each other-we had to shout. I loved the food but probably would not return unless we could be guaranteed a table away from the front."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I know quite a few of the employees being in the service industry myself, but even when I walk in and the entire staff is strangers to me, I'm still made to feel like family. Always delicious, always a place to lose yourself with your friends and a good time, becco is in my top 10 of NYC restaurants. And I'm a fattie foodie."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I asked a friend to recommend a couple of places near Broadway to have a nice meal. As I felt like having Italian, Becco was the choice. The staff were friendly and professional. The waiter was excellent. The food was phenomenal. We both chose the Pasta Medley. Essentially the staff continues to offer you 3 types of pasta from a hot pan until you pass out. This is the type of place to go when you have an appetite and still find room for dessert, which I can never pass up and that too was divine. For a NY restaurant - the bill was very inexpensive. So if you want to go to a place close to Broadway to eat to your heart's content, which includes a nice bottle of wine, without it putting a dent in your pocket - say hello to Becco!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014