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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Thursday, November 28, 2019

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Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 3 pasta deal is a terrific value, and today's selections -- a shrimp risotto, a rigatoni pesto, and spaghetti with tomato -- were superb. I love the $33 wine list; try the Gavi.

PC
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

It’s such a good place for groups. We wanted a nice Sunday night family dinner. I’ve been before and know the food is tasty and the price is right. It’s not that the service is bad, it’s just very unfriendly. From the hostess to our waiter - everybody made the group feel like a burden. It made us all uncomfortable. Will go elsewhere until morale improves.

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We arrived on time for reservation, were told table was being cleaned, 20 minutes later table was still being cleaned. We said if it will be much longer we will have to go elsewhere, no problem. They said table was ready. We have eaten here many times, seated downstairs and loved it, we were seated upstairs, cafeteria like room, ordered drinks and dinner, dinner came, drinks still not served. I begged for a glass of water. Finely drinks arrived. Very disappointed.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was over the top

TS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food; prompt and made it to the theatre with time to spare !

RA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Caesar salad mass produced, vegie served were mush and cold, caves liver chunk with grizzled, gelato with shreds of ice ( defrosted and refrozen)

TC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience1

We've been here several times over the years as we live locally. But boy have they reached the sad designation of tourist trap. From the specials presentation to the hasty service , the servers falling over each other to drop our plates off and the wet Caesar salad tasted and smelled like it was refrigerated past the point of return. Just disappointing ... e tu Lidia?

VW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our favorite restaurant to dine after a show! It wouldn’t be a complete trip to NYC without eating at Becco.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and amazing service combined with a real pride of delivered value. We had an absolutely fantastic time, the service was impeccable, and it was the very best part of our trip to NYC. Ask to sit upstairs as it is MUCH quieter on the weekends, and less hustle/bustle. Countless wines priced at 33/bottle. This place is delivering what everyone wants....a real unique experience at a reasonable price.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING service!!

MM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun restaurant with excellent food and service. Tight seating, but still comfortable.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and Micheal our waiter was absolutely great!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience1

I do not review dining experiences but this was so terrible that I feel compelled. We arrive at 6:15 for a 6:15 reservation and were met with total chaos - crowds of people, no where to wait, a complete train wreck. When we finally got seated we were rushed through a highly mediocre dinner. Just awful in every way. Avoid at all costs - Lidia should be ashamed.

BH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pre-theatre option. The staff are quick to get you in and out if needed. Chicken and mushroom risotto was a hit. Chicken parm was HUGE. Pasta obviously incredible. Go here. But make a reservation because it was insanely crowded.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual we had a great time. Since we were more than 6 people we had the meal for $40 per person. It included the Caesar salad, antipasto misto, the three pastas, hangar steak, chicken dish, swordfish and dessert. It was great and our waiter was the best!!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch there before the show.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nothing to say. Dishes need to be updated. Lots of scratchers

BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite NYC restaurants- will go again definately

SD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday dinner before a show.

I
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Becco was wonderful! Our waiter had a large party in our area plus others. At first I was concerned that we would have a long wait for everything. Allen (?) was on top of everything & did a great job! We were out in plenty of time for our show & well sated for the afternoon! Delicious!

EW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the perfect New York meal!!!!
The food superb. Timing and pace and cost of meal were optimal.
Gary was a lovely perfect server.

JM
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server (Alan) was excellent! My wife especially enjoyed the Branzino. The rest of us enjoyed the pasta special. We took advantage of one of the $33 bottles of wine. Our guests ordered the cheesecake - and were very happy with it.

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Becco is a great place to have dinner with friends. The food is wonderful. The pasta special and the whole fish are my favorites. They have a list of very good Italian wines for $33. If you are going to the Theater reserve early. If you can arrive after 8pm it is much more mellow. The service is great, very friendly and helpful.

TB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Becco is our go-to place whenever we visit Manhattan. It's great for couples, friends, and families -- including children who like pasta!

JA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Love it here, service and g6ood top notch!

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good food , great service and value as usual-great job! Thank you!

DB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It is Always good. Very affordable. Great place

OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a very nice dinner at Becco. I asked for a quieter spot when I made our reservations and they obliged. We were in the back room where the noise level was very tolerable. The food was very good. Especially good was the rigatoni, and the lamb chops. They have a very good price on bottles of Lidia’s wine, and the wine was excellent. All in all, our best dinner in NY. Will definitely eat there again.

c
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice place still but very loud and recalled the pasta to be better

SK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic, delicious, cognizant of our time constraint attending a show.

JR
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great Pre-Theater experience! As visitor in the Big Apple, Becco was the perfect spot to dine before going to a show. The food was outstanding and the vibe fun and lively. My compliments to the chef and owner.

DP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Birthday dinner. Cramped seating mediocre food, which some food was very cold when served. Good service.

B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Ordered the 3-pasta dish. They came out with a big bowl of Caesar salad to start and then kept returning with each of the pastas to see if we wanted more. Lots of fun.

J
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The homemade pasta special was excellent. 3 pastas and salad for $25. We also had a bottle of Montepulciano for $33. I had the salmon over Brussels sprouts which was cooked to perfection. We had the dessert sampler of 4 different desserts. The panna Cota and mouse cake are really delicious.
We were able to make our show at 8 pm without any problems.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I enjoyed our meals prior to the theatre.

F
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Food is authentic and tasty!

GC
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great pretheatre spot. Had nice table for 6 in alcove. Very pleasant. Great food and service.

YH
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second visit to Becco and it’s just as amazing as I remembered. Service is outstanding and the food is fabulous.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We ordered a bunch of small plates. Ceasar dressing was delicious but Lettuce edges were brown. Aracini had an odd after taste like maybe the oil it was fried in was bad. I would give it a second chance. They are know for their pasta dishes which I’ll order next time.

j
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very affordable for a meal before a matinee. Pasta was great as was the salad.

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