Becco

4.4
18332 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
Lidia Bastianich & her son Joe's Theater District mainstay. Best known for the $22.95 pasta tasting menu & the great selections on the $29 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday: 12:00 - 3:00/5:00 - 10:00
Tuesday: 12:00 - 3:00/4:30 - 11:00
Wednesday: 11:30 - 2:30/4:00 - 11:00
Thursday: 12:00 - 3:00/4:30 - 11:00
Friday: 12:00 - 3:00/4:30 - 12:00
Saturday: 11:30 - 3:00/4:00 - 12:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 3:00/3:00 - 10:00
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Phone number
(212) 397-7597
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
William Gallagher
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Cross street
Between 8th and 9th Avenues
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Parking details
Becco is not affiliated with a specific parking garage; however, there are 2 lots East of the restuarant on 46th street.
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Public transit
All of the following trains stop at Times Square 42nd Street
N/Q/R - 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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

With 7 dining rooms, Becco has many options for anyone looking to plan a cocktail party, family reception or corporate function. From the 4 course Abbondonza menu to cocktail receptions, Becco's party packages are specifically designed to fit your individual group needs.

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What 18332 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Have eaten at Becco a few times. This was by far the best. Had steak and my business associate had lamb. Both outstanding meals!

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

While the food was good the service was lacking, especially with the pasta service. I had to ask several times for additional pasta for my dining companion until more was brought out after at least 15 minutes. And that was just one of the 3 pastas on offer for the pasta pre fixe menu. The next one took about 10 minutes more. It also took several minutes for the waitress to take the check with my credit card. After this experience I dont plan on visiting this restaurant again. I was looking forward to going there too.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Simply the best......always consistent. My favorite in NYC.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

We were seated in the quieter upstairs dining room. We informed our waiter that we had a 7pm show and they made sure to take care of us and expedite our meal. While none of us chose to do the ayce pasta, all of our food was quite tasty and portions were healthy. Service was very friendly and attentive as well.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

I cannot review the food because when I walked in with my friend we were going to be seated underneath an open sun roof. It was such a hot day so I asked our waitress if we can sit somewhere else. She jerked her head up and stormed off ahead of us leaving us in a room full of other onlookers.

We practically ran after her! My friend and I felt a little uncomfortable at her response to us, it was unnecessary, it was a simple request.

After catching up to our waitress, we were sat down and another waiter came to us and handed us the menu along with the NYC restaurant week menu. We felt so embarrassed by our first waiters response to us and overall just uncomfortable that we decided to just walk out without an explanation. This was our first and last time there. We were looking forward to spending time at such a talked-about place but unfortunately we weren’t treated properly. Customer service goes a long long way, I wish I knew her name because her attitude has to be corrected.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food for excellent value. Always our go to place when we are seeing a show.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Becca was awesome as usual. The food took quite sometime to come out. Our waitress was on top of letting us know the kitchen was backed up, she kept apologizing. My only complaint, soda refilling cost. Crazy.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

I’ve been there twice. Loved the pasta trio the first time, but Sunday’s trio did not sound too greAt and regular spaghetti shouldn’t be a part of it. You can get that anywhere. Also, lasagne entree and meatball appetizer were only fair. I’ve had much better at other restaurants

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Our “go to” for lunch before. Broadway matinee. It doesn’t disappoint. In and out in pleanty of time for a 2 pm curtain. The food and wine are always great.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent meal and wonderful dinner. Incredible value for the caliber of food we tasted. Highly recommend!

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

The food at Becco was really good but the service was very poor. The server told me to hold on when asked to fill husbands wine glass. we ordered a bottle of white wine and she was going to leave it on the table without chilling and I had to ask her to keep it cold. Finally half way through she told us and every table that she was now going to leave to eat her own dinner...Too bad because the food was great.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Pasta not alDente. Osso buco very dry and tasted like metal. Mass production food that I won’t even call Italian. Need I say more? Crowded and very poor service. Servers are on robot mode, Felt like I was eating in a stall, the only difference is that was being served from the trough rather than eating from it.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Symphony of pasta is a masterpiece.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

So disappointing. Food was not good at all. All 3 of left most of our meals. Service also hit or miss. Not what we had expected from such renowned chef/owner.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was lucious and the pasta special was a terrific value as was the wine. A bit noisy, but who can find a quiet restaurant.
Would choose this restaurant again.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Becco is our go-to restaurant for dinner before or after a Broadway show. Despite being in NYC in the Theater District, it is relatively inexpensive with great food. Friends whom we have brought there have never been disappointed. Reservations are a must. Restaurant gets crowded and noisy, but the food is worth it. Wonderful bread box, olives and bean paste are given to table before the meal. Meals come with Caesar salad. Service is great, too.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Becco is one of my favorite NYC restaurants. I look forward to its simple but elegant cuisine each time I am a guest. I look forward to sinner again very soon. I highly recommend it!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful restaurant. From the bread/breadsticks to the mozzarella in carrozza (with a delicious pesto dip) to Short ribs and roasted chicken with mushroom risotto, everything was fantastic. Great meal before seeing Hello Dolly.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Unlimited pasta but you constantly have to flag down the server and one table only received one pass and gave up trying to flag down the server

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Service was excellent! Food was delicious. Perfect before seeing Bruce Springsteen at theatre. Good value!!!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

This is a great pre theatre restaurant. Good food at very fair price. Service is professional and efficient. The only drawback is the noise level which can make conversation difficult.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Food as usual was very good. Problem this time with Service. We had the Pasta Special they have always served and barely saw the server for a refill. We even notified the manager and repeatedly told the server but never got what we needed. Maybe a bad night or a bad waiter. Bottom line, food is good.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

always dependable,scrumptious, great value on the pasta special, get it everytime-always different ,yum

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Waiter was attentive and food was great. Maybe it was close to closing time but the food came out at a good pace.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The service was very pleasant and the atmosphere was fine. The salad included with mains was tasteless and my main course was so overdone it was inedible. The other three in my party said their food was passable.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

It is an ok place- lively, noisy. Varied selection of food. My date ordered swordfish and said it tasted vinegary. I ordered the pastas. The ravioli was great. The farfalle was undercooked and spicy. The linguini with clams seemed ocular with others. I had it without clams. It was ok. Would have liked all ravioli and none of the others but ravioli was only served at the end.
It is difficult to find places that are open late.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

All you can eat pasta menu for about $30 and variety of wines for $30/bottle make Becco a great value. My friends and I enjoyed our table for several hours and did not feel pressured to leave the restaurant, even after we had paid our check. The food is traditional, not very creative or surprising, but tasty.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We will be thinking about dinner at Becco for a long time, this restaurant is worth the trip to NYC all by itself. We ordered the hand-made pasta tasting dinner and it did not disappoint. The mushroom ravioli was our favorite, but we also ordered the meatball appetizer and it was amazing. Each of the sauces was different, but they all worked in concert. My only regret is that we didn't save room for dessert. I would have paid twice as much for the meal and still thought it was a good value. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing as always!! Our favorite NYC restaurant!! NEVER get rid of the mousse cake with amaretto cherries!! The best!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The food is always good but our server was inattentive and abrupt and forgot to bring one of our salads and didn't bring a fork with the dessert.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I come to Becco several times a year and even had my daughter's wedding reception here. The food is always very good. Great wine list. Great service

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a wonderful meal. The waiter was so nice and super helpful.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

After hearing great reviews, we were expecting a higher quality of food. We had 3 pastas. The ravioli with potatoes and leeks was okay. The spaghetti with tomato and basil sauce had no flavor. The penn with bolognese tasted like it had cinnamon and allspice in it, and was very offputting. The meatball appetizer was good. The service was also good. The overall experience was not enough to make us want to go back again.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Good restaurant and service. The pasta is great BUT you can only get it as the unlimited trio with no sharing. So not good for families with kids or just general sharing. There are no other pasta options at all which is weird for an Italian restaurant.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great service and food. Was lucky enough to sit out side. Although it was pretty warm, it was nice and quiet

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Went with my family and everyone found something delicious to eat. The food and service were both great. A little loud but it was tolerable. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Enjoyed the dining experience. Good food and e,joyed the wine list. Excellent service. Felt very at home. Value for my money. Would go highly recommend. Whoever runs this place is very smart. Left a lot happier than when I came in. Keep doing whatever your doing. Thank you for an enjoyable evening. In today's world it seems to be happening less and less. Your smart people. Probably you can thank your mother

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent value. Perfect pre theatre pick. Great home cooking. Lots of freebies - olives, bread humus.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

In New York on family vacation. Made reservation in advance based on reviews. Food was excellent. Service was average. Overall rating pulled down by table assigned. Reserved table for eight, but table set up only for seven in small nook with no shades on windows. Bright sun in cramped space took away from what appeared to be great ambiance in other parts of the restaurant.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Pasta choices were good, service was excellent. Not many traditional food choices.

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