Becco

4.4
19401 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 $24.95 pasta tasting menu & the great selections on the $31 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 19401 People Are Saying
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Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place. We go there every year when we are in New York doing the Christmas festivities.

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J
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff great food great wine just a fantastic experience
We visit NYC every year in December and go to Becco

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

Cramped. Hair in food. Can’t even hear yourself think. Sloppy service.

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Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Been here a dozen times and the first that I wasn't "wowed". Veal chop was ok - not seasoned enough. Wines now $33, up from $20 not too long ago. And it seems like they squeeze more tables in every time I'm there. I'll be back though!

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

Visited NYC with my family. Old school ambience , great food & good sevice!

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

Christmas tradition

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BD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Overall the experience was disappointing. It began with the bread basket that contained stale bread of two sorts and bread sticks that were the most edible. Instead of a good olive oil for dipping, an aoli was served to go with the bread...it was tasteless. Next we ordered a Cesar salad "served tableside." It was brought to the table, a pile of very limp Romaine lettuce with a few bits of limp Lacinato kale and a tasteless dressing. The "table service" was a waitperson scraping most of the salad onto our two plates. The main dishes were several notches better than this poor beginning. But, even these lacked the attention to detail that would have made them stand out. For example, the gigante limas that were included with the rappini and house made sausage did not have the creamy inner texture that that makes eating them so special. The sausage was flavorful but a little overcooked and the rappini was properly cooked with a good amount of garlic underpinning the greens. The clear standout of the meal was the Aperol spritzer with savignon blanc and procecco. Basically, not a place to go for good Italian food despite the restaurants provenance.

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JC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time at Becco - service and food were awesome. We spent time at the bar and found customers and staff to be friendly and engaging! We ate dinner in the back rooms which were very accommodating and fun. Becco is a lively place and great atmosphere- highly recommended!

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

I have lived in New York forever and somehow just found this place. The food is very good and shockingly, they have a good wine list for bottles under $35. Who does that in New York City? The entrées include a delicious salad and we’ve been there three times in the last month, having just discovered it.

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EA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Very disappointed in our meal this time. A few of us ordered the pasta medley and it was boring and we were wishing we made a different choice.
Our table was really jammed in the front room and our chairs were hit by several waiters passing our table.

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c
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pasta. Can't stop raving about the Gnocchi I had. The staff, the food, the ambiance above and beyond. Make reservations, have an empty stomach and prepare to be blown away!

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RY
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service & great food!!

they were incredibly accommodating even when we turned out to only be 3 people

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and fresh and the staff was amazing!!

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R
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The pasta deal cannot be beat, although the first plate was more than enough. Delicious food and great service. A little too noisy for conversation though.

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LE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. The food was utterly perfect

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GV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service, great prices for the best quality ! can’t say enough good things about this restaurant!

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

Some changes made the overall experience less comfortable. After renovations, there are no restrooms on the second dining level. Tables are crowded closer together, making it difficult to walk to a table. Felt as if we were sitting on top of each other.
Quality of food excellent and prices very good.

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LG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, and the service was wonderful, as always. It is our holiday routine to dine at Becco's before attending a show. The restaurant never disappoints.

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Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We used to visit Becco around 4-5 years ago before a Broadway show. This time we were NOT happy. First of all, we were crammed into a corner table for 4. Across from us was a large table with kids and parents. Kids were polite and not loud, but every time a server needed to go to the large table my husband and our friend were nudged. This was particularly annoying while trying to eat our lunch. Next thing, we ordered a bottle of wine and when finding out it was not the year that was noted on the menu, we changed the wine. When the bill came, we paid, but after reviewing my husband notice we were being charged for two bottles of wine. We brought it to our server's attention, but if not, I guess we would have been stuck paying for two not one. The food was not as good as I remember. Red sauce on the rigatoni was bland and shrimp on the fettucine tasted like canned shrimp. Not good for a restaurant that hails the name of Lidia Bostanich. We usually don't eat in New York before a show and we doubt we will again.

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Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, but massive portions! Good wine list. Server could have been a little more attentive but they were quite busy the night we went. Will definitely come back!

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LL
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Food ok
Service horrible
Glasses dirty
Spills on floor that a guest had to wipe up

Never again.

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ML
Central Texas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Extravagant in portion sizes. Crowded on a Tuesday night. Wine list good if pricey, bourbon and Scotch offerings unexciting.

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

Our party of four enjoyed the triple pasta special, the pulled pork entree, the baked shrimp, and salad with baby scallops. Everything was delicious and I would highly recommend!

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

A zoo before theater - rushed not relaxing. Food is good and the special pasta is a bargain.

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

Pre theatre efficient and solid. We were seated upstairs hence the noice level rating. Otherwise it would have been a four.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Tables too close together....not sure what kind of fish we had .. not enough room to be comfortable

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

We sat in the back rear and light ioom by the sky light. Service was good and the food was excellent. We all hd the 3 pasta special and one of the many $31 wine bottles. TheIt was not my first time but one of my friends who ate with us said we should make this a regular event. Value was good and the food was wonderful. i look forward to a return visit.

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

My girlfriend and I went into the city to see the tree and enjoy the holiday sights and booked lunch at Becco. It was amazing. Service was great as was the atmosphere, but the food was even better. My girlfriend had the Pollo al Limone which was an extremely tasty but light chicken dish; she loved every bite. I had Pesce Spada. It was a grilled & lightly breaded swordfish with spaghetti squash, stewed cherry tomatoes, toasted pumpkin seeds & pumpkin seed oil. It was truly one of the best swordfish meals I have ever had! If all of this wasn't enough, the prices were very reasonable. If you are looking for a great Italian Restaurant which isn't just limited to pasta, you have to give it a try! You won't be disappointed. I can't wait to go back for dinner!!

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ET
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Meal was wonderful. Downside was table next to us had a party of 8 who got drunk and loud and no one from the restaurant came to quiet them. So disappointing to see especially since this was at lunch

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

Food was amazing as reviews promised!! However, service did it live up to their reputation. Reserved online beforehand. Waited over 30mins past our reservation time. Would recommend for groups of 2-4 people. They seemed to struggle to accommodate our group of 6. Once seated, server didn’t talk to us for over 10mins. I had to go and ask who our server was before he came over. Didn’t tell us about daily specials - had to specifically ask for them. Disappointing service as I had read rave reviews about it online.

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

Great dinner, great service
Electric atmosphere- lots of hustle and bustle but still felt warm and welcoming from the entire staff

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TD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Our waiter was incredibly rude. He single handedly ruined a 60th birthday dinner.

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CB
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and the service superb. Everyone should try Becco at least once while in NYC. The prices are very reasonable and the staff very pleasant.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. A must do dining experience.

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H
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service, great food...no issues

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FC
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Honestly, Becco exceeded expectations. My wife and I wanted great Italian food at realistic prices for our first night out since becoming parents. Becco on its portions and quality upheld what Lidia wanted for this restaurant from the start.

Plus as a bonus I ran into Joe Bastianich and chatted for a second near then kitchen. While he was notably busy it was impressive to see a highly successful chef and restauranteur take the time to still get hands on with his starting point location and to chat with a culinary fan.

Only negative of the meal was the wine and that was on us as we chose the bottle. Love the intent of the $31 list but our choice was far from enjoyable. As we are more versed with California wine it was user error, not a ding on the restaurant.

Highly recommend, come hungry and enjoy a truly exceptional Italian experience at a fraction of the cost.

My wife had the hanger steak and I the
Zuppa di Pesce Misto mainly because Joe raves about his mothers on Master Chef. It was honestly multiple levels above the quality I was expecting for the price. Grazie Joe!

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I arrived at the restaurant with a stalemate of people entering and exiting. After waiting a few minutes I was able to enter the restaurant. I was seated quickly and told a waiter would be with me in 1 minute. 10 minutes later I was still waiting. From there things went fairly smoothly, although I wasn’t necessarily sure of the pasta being placed on my plate. The bus boy who kept my water glass filled was very kind. The food was delicious; I especially enjoyed the antipasti. I’ll be back.

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T
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place!

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

Visiting NY

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G
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great Northern Italian food. Not too heavy on the pasta. Wonderful wine..
A little too crowded... apparently there are 7 dining rooms within this restaurant.

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