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
1106 reviews since June 23, 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 (501)neighborhood gem (445)notable wine list (410)special occasion (368)good for groups (276)great for lunch (271)hot spot (194)romantic (148)late-night find (94)kid-friendly (87)vibrant bar scene (49)great for brunch (47)great for outdoor dining (39)scenic view (15)Show More
  • Great pre-theater dinner!
    icandoit45
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I've been to this restaurant twice. Had the pasta special twice, which I highly recommend. A salad and bottomless pasta with three options of a daily set selection of delicious pastas. Homemade noodles to boot! One was a pumpkin ravioli in brown butter sauce, second a long noodle pasta with pesto and green beans, and the third a penne vodka with shrimp. I had extra helpings of each! Word of warning: pastas are so good you'll need to exercise some self control to keep from overeating. Also the $25 wine list makes this a very affordable option in this area and the selection is very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quaint and comfortable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We enjoyed our dining experience. I loved the idea of the 3 pastas however, it is difficult when you do not like all 3 varieties. This restaurant was recommended by a friend and I would also recommend it for people looking for an Italian restaurant. The breadsticks were amazing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great wine list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Every single wine is 25 per bottle and for the price there was ample good selection. We ordered the lunch special which was OK. I think ordering something else may have been better.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We go to Becco every year to celebrate our anniversary!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bravo to Becco
    MarcyVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Time and again I am impressed by not only the fabulous food and wine at Becco but by the professionalism of the staff......somehow, day after day of a constantly packed house for lunch and dinner, the service is amazing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Excellent food, service and an overall great experience!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Pre-Fix
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Can't beat the spot for pre-fix before theater! Second time there..yummy...$10 wine would be my only complaint, not too good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Becco
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Wonderful dinner...great, helpful, happy waitress...sat outside on street which was fun bc nice night...left my scarf and they called me about it!! Huge menu and hard to decide bc all sounded good. Will definitely go back...maybe take kids before matinee and get the pasta special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable@aol.com
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My second visit confirmed a perfect pre-theatre choice. Excellent food, service, and ambiance. I will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience!
    GolfinggalVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Delicious food, fantastic mid course pasta trio! Loved the $25 wine list! Was introduced to a wonderful Tuscan red! Perfect for after theatre dining! Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great theatre district restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food was delicious. The service was amazing. The restaurant started out quiet, but got really busy really fast. We tried their 3 pasta special...yummy. Desert was also delicious. Highly recommended for theater dining. They also made sure we had enough time to get to the theatre without rushing us.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Becco is a theater district gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This theater district restaurant is a gem. We were impressed with the overall service - friendly and helpful. The three pastas for lunch were of excellent quality. I thought I was dining in Rome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a memorable meal
    LATheatreTraveler
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We have made Becco a regular on our NYC Theatre trips for many years. It never disappoints. Normally we have the 3 pasta sampler which is a huge bargain for a NYC restaurant @ $22.95. The 2 of us got a caesar salad and a antipasto plate, which come with the pre-fix pasta dinner, and split the two. The antipasto plate that night was a seafood and grilled vegetable plate. Excellent! The 3 pastas were rich and flavorful. The pastas are unlimited. Unfortunately, we had no room for seconds. They were all so delicious, I would loved to have had seconds. We're going for a second visit to Becco on this trip. We love it. Lydia Bastianich is a genius! The location on Restaurant Row is so convenient for either a pre or post-theatre dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best of New York
    Steeletemi
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This is my second visit to Becco and was not disappointed. The food is incredible. Service is excellent. In New York City I think it is the most value for your money. I would never go to city with out a meal there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • To 2 Busy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We went for an early dinner on Restaurant Row to meet friends, a BIG mistake, Lots of people for pre theater food. Service at first was not so good, taking care of pre-theater diners, then it was much better as the room emptied out. We would like to go again when it's a little more quiet.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little dissapointing
    ChefMike
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    As always, I enjoyed Becco. I was slightly disappointed with the quality of the three Pastas offered for the "Sinfonia de Paste." The Orrechiette with cabbage and bacon had a good flavor, but the sauce was thin, watery, and did not coat the pasta. The spaghetti alla chittara was cooked perfectly-al dente, but the sauce needed some more flavor, perhaps a splash of olive oil and some more salt in the cooking water. The semolina gnocchi al formaggio was flavorful, but again, the sauce was thin and did not coat the pasta. I know how passionate Lydia is about pasta, and I know she would not have been satisfied with these items that night.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • return Visit
    DSW212
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Theater then Becco ...This is always the plan & I have never been disappointed...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but tables too close
    Ctwny
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Always good food but very crazy during theatre hours. The tables are close, you can barely move in the place. Not comfortable or relaxing at all.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yummy
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Have been to Becco many times and consistently great! Usually go to Becco when we are in Manhattan - food and service consistently very good and never feel rushed to get to a show on time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    enjoyed our meal but thought maybe a little to crowded but it's a NYC restaurant and that's to be expected especially on a Wednesday with people trying to get to a show. I wish the meals were a little more explained to us by our server, but what we chose was good, since this our first time there we didn't know what to expect. I would probably go back and try this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Becco
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Second time to Becco and the experience was just as enjoyable as the first. Excellent service and food. A bit squeezed in, but that is to be expected when having lunch in the theater district.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Matinee lunch
    rta13
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Excellent lunch for the pre theatre crowd. We ordered the 3 pasta lunch w/ choice of salad or antipasto plate. The pasta was excellent, especially the mushroom ravioli. It was great though because there were many servers walking around with full pasta plates ready to fill you up, you didn't finish and wait. Another excellent idea was the $25 wine list option - had to be nearly 100 options, so you didn't have to play the price game in your head. All around great dining experience. I noted on OpenTable that it was my wife's birthday, so we also had ice cream and a song - really nice!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • slp2
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    excellent!! We enjoy coming her when in NYC Will return when in the area again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Linny
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The stuffed peppers are a favorite...wonderful as always. My husband had chicken parmigiana and loved it. But we both love the apple strudel most of all...it's unlike strudel anywhere else. Mainly apples and very little dough, with a lovely cinnamon gelato. Delizioso!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Waitress and staff in too much of a hurry; dinner should be relaxed and not rushed. Don't think that I would go back there or recommend to others
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The service was absolutely terrible and the help inattentive. This is the quintessential tourist trap.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • kid Friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Our family of five were welcomed with smiles and charm from the wait staff. May young daughters LOVED the over sized meatballs and pasta. Thank you for making our day in NYC such a treat. DELICIOUS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with family
    Dine2day
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    A true Italian find tucked in the Broadway area! The 3 pasta presentation was so delish and the aperitivo that came with it! The red wine smooth to the palate! We certainly had a great lunch before our matinee show at 2pm.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably great.
    Insearchofgreatfoodwine1
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Becco is the best. Been going a few times each year for 20 years. The price-fixe 3 course pasta menu with the accompanying $25 wine list is the best quality/best value pre-theater option around. All the pastas are consistently terrific, occasionally exceptional. Go off the price-fixe, and the grilled whole branzino and extensive wine list with some great Italian reds are a treat. Can get pricey, but I give it five stars based on the combination of great food and great value. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We keep coming back
    Wash2Bos
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We have visited New York City 9 times and after finding Becco we have returned to the restaurant on every trip. The food is delicious. The 3 pasta dinner option fills my boys up at a reasonable cost. The other menu items are always intriguing and each has been tasty. In general the prices are good and they have a long list of wines by the bottle for $25. The service is friendly and fast. You must get reservations to get a seat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Becco Never Disappoints!
    Blondster
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I usually return to NYC about 3 times a year and Becco is always on the list for dinner. Regardless of the number of times I have been here, it never fails to amaze me. It is always busy, the lines of incoming guests seem endless, yet service is great, food is wonderful, wine and desert are outstanding. The all you can eat 3 pasta special is always delicious. The staff is very creative, talented, and entertaining just watching their motions through the rooms. As always it was a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eat to your heart's content
    Roisin
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Wonderful food especially pasta dishes! Liam is the best waiter! Ask to sit at his station. And the meatballs are unbelievable!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best pasta ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Becco's pasta is so very good it's hard to order the other wonderful menu items. Wine is reasonably priced and the dessert and coffees are also great. Been there before and will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Soooooo good!
    FromMichigan
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We never expected such an amazing experience for such a reasonable price. Great food, outstanding service. Wish we lived closer...we'd be regulars there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian cuinine
    Gracie
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had the best fried calamari. Prosciutto, steak, lamb, ahi tuna. Pricey but worth it. Call for reservations. There was a waiting line out the door.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal. Overcrowded
    TheaterGuy
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The service was excellent. No wait with a reservation. Food was very good. Great menu. Not a long wait for food to be servied. And our waiter was genuinely concerned about us having tickets for a play, not wanting us to miss the opening curtain. The wine list was extensive. Not pricey for midtown theater district. Only draw back was that it was overcrowded and a bit noisey. To get up from your seat you would have to inconvence the party on either side of you to move either your table or theirs. Also I had to request my water glass to be refilled more than once. Overall, great location for theater, great meal. Would recommend it to anyone. But again be prepared for crowd and "the sardine effect".
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SOOOOO GOOD
    CoffeeBeans
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food is amazing. The place is crowded and our table and a few of the tables next to us were out of balance, so they had to be fixed. Even enough for our neighbors wine to fall over (why don't they just fix the floor?). The waiter Jason immediately asked us if we had a place to go after dinner or had to be anywhere on time. That was nice because we did and we were. I had zuppe di pesce, which was cooked to perfection and my friend had branzino which was equally good since I had to taste that too! The prices were very fair for the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Very busy, great service, loud in front room, the staff is attentive and friendly
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • specials
    bkbrlmar
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    food good, service great,specials overpriced,$25 wine list very good
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Becco disappointing...
    foodloversVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Food was mediocre. We had always relied on Becco to offer three (3) tasty pastas but these were bordering on tasteless. Becco no longer allows you to pay a corkage and bring your own wine. The female manager was cold and bordering on rude.
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