Becco

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Lidia Bastianich & her son Joe's Theater District mainstay. Best known for the $24.95 pasta tasting menu & the great selections on the $33 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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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific time as usual.

OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Visit to NYC for a Broadway show

VD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a marvelous time at Beccos. Had a noon reservation for three people on matinee day and were seated within 10 minutes of our arrival. Unfortunately we were seated very near the front door so each time new guests arrived we were treated to a blast of cold air. That and the noise level of the restaurant are the only detractors. We all ordered the pasta special and each had a different favorite. I must say I'd never had gnocchi served as it was, about an inch thick and a 2" x 2" square. To me it was more like a potato kugel or potato cake, but the flavor was excellent and was actually my favorite of the meal. My daughter loved the sauce on the rigatoni and my husband loved it all but especially the fettuccine with arugula and bay scallops.

KN
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Would go back. Excellent service. My husband and I both had chicken dishes. Very good. Loud, crowded and full of energy. Felt like a NYC restaurant, loved it. I would visit this restaurant again.

M
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Have visited Becco many, many times over the years! Love it! But, have to say last night they were uncharacteristically off a bit. Forgot our bean dip and had to ask several times. Sat for quite a bit and then our waiter asked if we had any questions before we ordered. He did not even tell us the specials or the three pasta options at this point. People next to us sat for a good 20 minutes before even being acknowledged. No bread, Olives, etc, delivered until they had to ask for it. Usually it is delivered before we even have a chance to sit down. Then felt at the end of dinner we were rushed out the door. Dessert menu was delivered by our waiter and in less than 2 minutes another gentleman (possibly the manager) asked if we’re having dessert. We declined and he could not have given us our check any faster. Will we go back to Becco? Definitely, yes. Look upon last night as unusual. We shall see going forward.

M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly an exquisite restaurant with great food and drink it was a perfect setting to visit with a distant relative. The noise was a bit much you had to except that over the quality of the food.

A
Orlando
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Food was delicious and staff was extraordinary in service and efficiency. Love this restaurant.

S
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great pre theater dinner ..

GH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. The spaghetti was the best. The waiters were very polite and helpful. I would definitely go back again!

MC
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding meal and service. Very busy so reservations are definitely required.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great value. A little loud and crowded when restaurant is full.

m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great as usual, service was prompt, but totally impersonal. We did not see one person on the staff all night smile or act like they enjoyed their jobs. They didn't do a bad job, just seemed off.

IT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tables very close together where you had to move them to get out.

PD
Austin
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We were served our salad before appetizer. Appetizer took a long time. Everything else was perfect! This was my second time dinning a Becco.

JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family vacation

A
Orlando
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting friends

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Tomato sauce was tasteless, the restaurant was very busy and we were crammed into a very small table on the second floor of the restaurant

M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our waiter. He impressed my daughters by asking the ladies at the table for their orders first. They never experienced that in a restaurant. Definitely enjoyed our evening.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant was so disappointing! Mario Batali’s restaurants are phenomenal and we expected the same from Bastianich—Becco is a terrible tourist trap! Lousy service and flavorless food. Do NOT be fooled by other reviews. The antipasti caldo was awful....pasta was blah. All glasses-4 wine and 4 were empty at the same time. Waiter said he was bringing salad bc the antipasti caldo would, “take a long time”...next thing we know, salads and apps crowding table at once.

e
Oklahoma City
54 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

s
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

As usual Becco's proved to be an exceptional value for the quality and quantity of the food you receive. The service was excellent.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service was amazing for my friends birthday party. They were very accommodating to our requests and were always courteous. One thing is that 9 people had to really squeeze at a table. But everything else was perfect would recommend going!!!

CM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

have been here several times and not sure why I come back, we went for a nice dinner in the city and it was a mess. Our waiter was just downright nasty. sat down with no menus and it took 40 minutes for the waiter to show up and when he did, he asked "yeah what do you want?" like i had wandered off the street looking for a handout. Never got any better with him. very dismissive when asked for a recommendation and looked at me, mumbled and walked away, I understand everyone has a bad day but this seems to be the norm. I cant complain about the food but eating out is a package deal and 1/2 good is not good enough.

m
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service

L
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Becco's never disappoints. Love the atmosphere, the food, just about everything! It's a special place that takes me away for a few hours.

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

As far as NY restaurants, the price was pretty good. However, the tables were jammed so close together and the noise level was very high. The food was good, too.

l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious Symphony of Pastas, delicious Orvieto Classico vino, wonderful value wonderful food!

AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a last-minute reservation for 12 at the start of the holiday season and they were able to accommodate us. We then had an additional 3 people join us and they STILL accommodated us with no problem. Wait staff was extremely nice, food was PHENOMENAL. Will definitely be back! Thanks for a wonderful afternoon!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

First seated in a very cold room where the door continually opened. They moved us at our request. Service was rushed and disorganized. Food was fair at best. We were disappointed.

PM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant was recommended by a friend. Our table was ready when we arrived even though there was a large theater crowd. Our server Michael was excellent. He was one of the best servers we have ever had. Three in our party ordered the price fix lunch ( 3 pastas and a salad) Everything was delicious and a great value. We asked for a side of meatballs and although that wasn't on the menu , they made them for us! Overall a wonderful experience. The only slightly negative thing would be the price of some beverages ( $4.50 for a coffee with out refills {so 2 coffee per person was $9} and $7 for a bottle of water). I would highly recommend and look forward to returning. Thank you Michael!!

IF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was amazing. Seth was very attentive. The group enjoyed the food.

KE
New England
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Becco was recommended by the concierge and after reading many glowing recommendations, we decided to book dinner for our Saturday night girls trip. It was convenient to our hotel, the atmosphere was nice but I have to say that the food was not what I had hoped for. The short rib was fatty, my veal chop was good, the chicken Parm was good. But at the end of the night, most of our plates were sent back to the kitchen full. It wasn’t that it was bad, it just wasn’t great. The affordable wine choices are amazing and probably the first that I’ve ever had in the city.

PF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and company! Thank you for making my second experience at Becco even better than the first!

JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been coming every year since we met (4 years) and every year we are blown away at the service, the food, the atmosphere. It's truly only the holiday season when we come in for dinner. Thank you for making our dining experience exceptional.

RE
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our dinning experience....the food was AMAZING, the service outstanding and we felt like we were in Lidia’s home having dinner!! We would highly recommend Becco’s!!!

w
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent! Ruby, our server, delivered the perfect amount of service. It was Saturday night during Christmas season and the place was packed but Ruby didn’t rush us or forget us.
Luigi served our wine and he had grown up near the winery in Italy that we love so we had a great conversation. Again, excellent service.
Oh yeah, the food was also excellent. The carpaccio made our best ever list.
Overall a genuine pleasure.

H
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Not rushed. Cramped but manageable. Would definitely return

r
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Went for late lunch on Saturday afternoon, been trying to get here forever, food did not disappoint, it was outstanding. I know this is in the heart of NYC on a Saturday but the service was just adequate, the restaurant is very crowded, they have as many tables as you can possibly get into a small space, pretty much sitting on top of one another. Will go back again as it is a great value and food is awesome, will just have lower expectations on the ambiance.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Pasta tasting was good. Vegetable pasta and shrimp penne were satisfying but didn’t care much for the pumpkin ravioli. We also ordered the salmon, chicken parmigiana and paillard. They didn’t disappoint. Was so full afterwards; didn’t order any more dessert.

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