Becco

4.4
18879 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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 - 3:00/4:00 - 11:00
Wednesday: 11:30 - 2:30/4:00 - 11:00
Thursday: 12:00 - 3:00/4:00 - 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 18879 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a reservation and we got seated right away. Service was excellent and so was the food.

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TR
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Prices very reasonable for Manhattan; a must go!

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service
Pasta tasting menu is a must

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service.

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I had a 7:pm reservation. Although the restaurant was crowded, we were seated on time. The food was delicious. We had the pasta trio and the veal piccata special.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful dinner with family members who met in the the City for the weekend. Our dinners were outstanding and the service was excellent. We felt relaxed and unrushed and had time to enjoy one another's company while at the same time enjoying our food and drinks.

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GS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed the food.......hated the upstairs dining room as it was a tight squeeze and too brightly lit.

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m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I with another couple had a wonderful meal on Saturday evening. Our server Molly was outstanding!

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f
New York Area
444 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

A bad night at Becco, for the first time in many years. It's always controlled chaos pre-theater, but we were seated in the bar, which was horrible with constant traffic and standees bumping into us.
My hangar steak which was supposed to be medium rare came out well done. As an apology, one of the managers brought us a soggy and cold dessert medley.
Seth, our waiter, was doing all he could.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moms Birthday!

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KD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

LOVE Becco. You must make a reservation. If you like good Italian this is the place to check out. The place is a bit cramped. So as long as you don't mind sitting very very close to people then you should be fine. We arrived early and sat at the bar. Again very tight, but we were seated right at our reservation time! We had to move tables because my mom was getting a bit anxious being so close to so many people but the staff was so super accommodating. Food was excellent, def a great spot if you are going to a play or for lunch/dinner in the city. Oh and you can't beat the prices!!!

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I
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The pasta is great but, the entrees are just okay. I had the swordfish which was bland and overcooked. My friend had the salmon which was overcooked and a very thin piece. The apple strudel was overcooked so that the filling was more like applesauce and the dough part was tough to cut. We would not rush back. However, the service was fantastic and the three specialty pastas that they offered were very good.

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TC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday pre theater.... never disappoints in service or value!

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AB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

I feel a need to preface my review with some background. I am a self identified Foodie. I travel weekly and have many work dinners at hot spot restaurants around the US. For “authentic” Italian this is NOT the place to go. In NYC for Italian you have to bring the A Game. Server knew little of the menu and none of the wine list. Food was average at best, with no flavor on the pasta. You’d have a better tasting meal at a Maggianos where everything is microwaved to order.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service

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B
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never misses. There is a reason why you has been here for so many years. Good value for Manhattan. The pasta special as awesome as it offers variety and is as fresh as it gets.

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DS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Can’t wait to go back! Great before a Broadway Show!

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H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we had a great dinner

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PS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I appreciate that it was a bit different yet still straight up
Italian.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Def need a reservation, but worth every moment. The best deal in Manhattan

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IM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a really nice dinner with my girlfriend on her birthday before going to a show nearby. We will be back.

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OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great choice before the theatre. Lively, fast and fresh. Very busy place and well worth it.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing

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HM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We ordered the pasta trio with salads - was pretty mediocre, pricing was expected for that neighborhood - overall not worth returning to. Hopefully the non-pasta dishes are better. Would not recommend to my friends

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V
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

EXTREMELY good value for NYC! Went there before going to the theater and couldn't believe how inexpensive it was. Food comes out fast to get you out in time before the show. Would definitely go back.

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p
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We were in from Seattle for 24 hours to see Springsteen on Broadway and picked Becco for dinner. The place was so crammed in with people, it was nearly impossible to have a conversation. The food was so average- and for NY- such a dissapointment. We had the shrimp appitizer- it was good, the ubiquitous Caesar Salad- totally fair, the salmon with brussel sprouts- very good, and the chicken parm- a total below average experience. If we eat with our eyes as well as our mouth, the chicken parm was a plate covered in four thin slices of breaded chicken, with marinara and mozzerlla- not a bit of plate showing- no garnish, nothing. It could not have been more unappitizing to look at. In fact, we ate less than 1/6 of the chicken and just left it.

Would have expected something much better in NY and especially for such a crowded spot. Enter at your own risk...... I realize the restarant is owned by Lydia- she should do better.

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SM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere. Bottomless pasta was delicious!

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MV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Staff seemed bored and disinterested. Last few times I’ve been there seems like they don’t care, they relay on food quality and want to churn out tourist business, used to love it there but wasn’t feeling it, everyone seemed bored or annoyed.

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FF
New England
58 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, once again. Best place in nyc. Perfect entrees- short ribs, sausages, and swordfish special. All of us had the sinfonia di pasta. Semolina gnocchi- dreaming about them. Perfect pomodoro and basil, and orecchiette with sausage and broccoli. In all dishes, each bite was better than the last! Excellent wines too. Always outstanding! Busy night (Wednesday??)so had to wait 20+ min our table with a reservation. ) This is definitely my favorite place! Ever!

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f
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Decently priced and good food and mostly wine. The vegetarian options are super slim but one can find one item on the menu without meat.

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AG
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Becco was a perfect pre-theater spot! Our meal was delicious (highly recommend the daily selection of table-side pasta), the recommendation outstanding, and our service was fast without feeling rushed. It was a bustling restaurant with a very lively vibe only three blocks from our theater.

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SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

If you are looking for a restaurant that trades solely on its name rather than its food then this is your place. Basically and upscale cafeteria with all of the food seemingly pre-made. The appetizers practically came out before our server placed the order. Completely underwhelmed. As a New Yorker I should have known better but fool me once ...

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New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The short ribs and tuna were both amazing! Can’t wait to come back again!

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j
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Second night in a row we ate here food is wonderful prices are reasonable and service good enough to get you to Broadway on time

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JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my sister for theatre and dinner for her 70th birthday. It was the perfect day.

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M
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I thought the pasta lunch special was fair at best

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Muy buens comida.
Excelente comida a u precio muy razonable asi como la seleccion de vinos.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Won’t go back. High priced Olive Garden.

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MG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Becco. The food is always outstanding. The pasta is special every time we go there for dinner.

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MG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

For servicing the theater community it's OK. Otherwise, not worth it for a dining experience. Too noisy and service not great. Not everyone is going to the theater and a little more attention to detail would be nice.

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