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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Becco reviews from OpenTable diners
1171 reviews since July 26, 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 (564)neighborhood gem (478)notable wine list (444)special occasion (344)good for groups (314)great for lunch (279)hot spot (218)romantic (140)late-night find (116)kid-friendly (76)vibrant bar scene (60)great for brunch (56)great for outdoor dining (32)scenic view (15)Show More
  • 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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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Service, Value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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.
  • Dinner prior to theatre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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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  • Always Outstanding!
    Roseanne
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We have been to Becco many times and continue to come back because the food is always soooooo good. Also, great selections of $25 bottles of wine. Not many places in NYC offer that. I am sure we will be back again.
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  • Excellent as usual
    Sandee
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We enjoyed another visit and found the food and service to be wonderful. Adding to our pleasant lunch we were there at the end of a wedding ceremony and had the opportunity to meet the bride and groom as they were doing photographs and heading upstairs to their reception. What a wonderful venue for this special day. I know we will be back again soon.
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    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • glad we tryed it
    LoLo
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    excellent service, energetic restaurant very close to theaters, reasonable prices, very good food. will be back!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    vocyr
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was very good the ambiance reminded us of Italy, and the service was very good. The price was very reasonable for Restaurant Row in New York.
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    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was fantastic, the service was great, we have been here a few times, and wil continue to come back, again and again and again!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious lunch!
    DianeMVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was our first time at Becco - we were coming to see a play and I found Becco on Open Table as it's close to the theater. It was a perfect spot - truly delicious food, great service and quick enough to get us to the theater with time to spare. We love Italian food - really good, authentic Italian food is hard to find; Becco is excellent! We had the pasta trio special and it was delicious, and the lasagna was too, very different, creative and delicious. We will come again just for fun.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beccos before theater
    Beppie
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great meal and value for the money! Especially the $25 bottles of wine. Very attentive staff and they realize you are on a time crunch. Seating is VERY close to others, so don't be surprised if you strike up a converstation with your neighbors. I had a great experience. Looking forward to recommending this to friends and others heading to NYC.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not only a post theater hot spot
    christy
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I usually hit becco after a show, as it is close to the theaters and serves late. This time we arrived at the normal dinner hour, and found the place hopping. It is loud and crowded...if you enjoy eavesdropping...this is your kind of place. Come here for the energy and the food. The $25 wine list is a can't miss as well. Good wine at a reasonable price is always a treat. Go for the handmade pasta especially if they are serving the linguine with clams. The steak is perfectly cooked, the osso buco outstanding. Priced right for top of the line fare in NYC
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Robs
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Delicious home made pastas that were unlimited and very reasonably priced! Husband had veal piccata which was great...best tiramisu ever had! Can't wait to go back!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre theater meal
    AlanVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Second time at becco after a long time. It was better than I remember. Very good dinner at a great price. They get you in and out so you have no problem making a show. Had the pasta special and it was excellent with all you wanted to eat. A bottle of prosecco at the bar before dinner was very good also. Bartender recommended a bottle since it was a much better deal than two glasses. Staff was great. Other customers were friendly and the whole experience added to the show we saw.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Wonderful pre theatre dinner
    ChichiVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Excellent pre theatre option that is very convenient to most theatres. Food was superb. Service was spot on and they really know how to get you in and out for the theatre. They serve an assortment of bread with hummus then ceasar salads before our entree. Our party had the veal piccata, salmon, and lemon chicken. All were excellently prepared and enjoyed by all. In my opion the servings are a bit large so some may wish to share. Did not try the pastas but looked very good. Prices are very good for mid town. My only slight negative is that is very crowded and tightly seated between other patrons. It's very loud too. Just keep that in mind, but still highly recommend.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I did not expect to enjoy this restaurant so much.
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food was outstanding in quality. The pastas were al dente and the sauces were wonderful. It was packed, but the service was friendly and attentive. It was noisy, but comfortable. I would highly recommend this restaurant before and after a broadway show.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
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    Dined on 11/14/2014
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  • Great for pre theater dining
    Maryb3
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Had a 5:30 seating and waiter made sure we made our 7 pm show.no time for dessert though!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite gone to seed
    TeddybearwineVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I have coming to Becco's for years and have recommended it to many out of town guests but after the last visit NO MORE. The staff now makes one feel like they are doing you a favor. And they really don't mind kicking your chair as the scurry around to get people in and people out. After the 5th time my chair was kicked I told the next waiter to please tell the staff that I wasn't falling asleep at my seat so they didn't to kick my chair again. But most disappointing is the outrageous price they now list for their Signature Dish -- the Osso Buuco-- granted a wonderful dish but not at the inflated hyped-up new price. What happened in the past 2 months to warrant such in increase? Anyway, enough from me because there are many other restaurants that still make you feel aapreciated.
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