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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w
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg. The food was amazing!

W
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there celebrating my wife’s birthday after a show. Our waiter was very helpful with guiding me which entree would be good for me since I have a food allergy. Both of my daughters and my wife also had satisfying meals. We enjoyed the full dining experience.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner! Amazing service!

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Not for native New Yorkers. This place is for tourists. The tables are packed in tightly and are so close it is uncomfortable. I am not sure what the hype is about because I was underwhelmed by the food as well.

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

MF
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

They were very welcoming, could have done without the phoney Italian accents as two of our party were non-native English speakers. Food was mostly good, we had the sinfonia di pasta which consisted of a fairly good fettuccine Bolognese, a watery, slightly manky rigatoni and a divine baked pasta shells filled with cheese. The 3 stars for the food is because of the rigatoni. The others and starters were great.

Our experience was perhaps marred slightly by the fact that we were under time pressure as we were due at the theatre, and two of our guests were delayed from the airport, neither of which were the restaurant’s fault. I’d like to go back sometime when I’m not under pressure of time and explore the menu a bit more.

JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They know how to do it. Large restaurant but able space between tables.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing Italian Restaurant; from the food to the wine we were impressed. Both my wife and myself ordered the unlimited pasta entree and it came with three different pastas plus a salad! We walked away with full bellies and if we will ever be back to NY we will go back her FOR SURE!

LM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We regularly visit Becco for a con

MZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has been highly recommended and it did not disappoint. When we got there they asked us what show we were seeing to make sure we got out of there in time. The food was amazing and service just as great. Can’t wait to go back

k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tables very cramped together .

PR
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Becco twice. Both times it was amazing. This time I ordered the pasta special which was so good and fresh! The homemade pasta was very good - as were the sauces. The appetizer special was so different and the tastes were like an explosion in my mouth of awesomeness - if that makes sense. Lidia is so talented and she makes even peasant food taste so good and fresh - different from anything I've ever eaten before. I feel like I know her lol as I've watched her show for years. She makes it look easy, which I know it is not. I look forward to going to Becco another time in the near future!

G
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was good. Overall experience was good. Our waiter was a bit of a fast talker. Rattled through the specials so fast, our heads were spinning! The waiters sang happy birthday! The drinks were good. Disappointed that the only pasta offerings were that Sinfonia thing, which didn’t seem appealing.

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Becco has been our favorite go to spot for pre-theater dining, however yesterday’s dining experience was a bitter disappointment. The service and ambience were perfect but the food was terrible. The chicken parmigiana had no taste and neither did the three pastas which were also very cold.

Nevertheless, Becco is still a favorite and we will be back. Perhaps it was an off day.

JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service and near the theatres. Great day.

SB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Servers are busy as the place is packed very tightly. We were there pre-theater so there wasn't an empty table in the house. That said, the food is very good and it comes quickly and it's hot when delivered. Would go again because of its convenience to the theater but wouldn't go if I weren't going to the theater.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very nice. Timely to get to 2pm theatre.

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Anniversary. This place is always the best value for quality in Manhattan. Especially the wine list and pasta!

e
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Arrived on time for reservation at 5:45 and still had to wait about 15 min to be seated. Service was good and food was delicious and cooked perfectly. A bit crowded in dining room. Nice for quick pre theater dinner but doubt I would want to have a celebration or leisurely dinner here. Food is excellent.

KP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great pasta trio dinner. Nice Sangiovese wine and a picture with Joe. Is there anything better.

WH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Love Becco! This is a superb restaurant ideally located for pre-theater dining. Service has always been prompt and professional. Food is delicious! Will always come here first when coming into NYC for Broadway stuff.

LA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service always!

MF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quality service and food with a very diverse wine list. The $35 wine list offered excellent value and a quality selection.

BL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BRAVO! Really lovely and close to the theatre. Very glad to have found Becco and will return.

ED
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great preshow dinner. The pasta was amazing!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service - we had a fabulous table in the front upstairs alcove; quiet and private. Thank you!

N
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food!!! Wonderful service....an amazing experience!

TD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great. From cocktails before dinner to service and food. A little tight with not much space between tables on both sides of us.

DL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

It is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. I've been wating there for over 20 years. The food is always amazing. The service is top notch even accommodating a vegetarian for the price fixe 3 pasta deal in my group the last time. The main reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it seems to get more crowded with every visit and is extremely noisy. I wish they would remove a few of the tables they've crammed into the top floor and install some noise reduction tech.

RT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian we ate in Manhattan. Loved the 3-pasta all-you-can-eat for just $25.

CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious. Service was good. Wine was great also.

LC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and food. Close to theater district and an excellent pre-show experience.

OT
Baja California
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Unfortunately this visit to Becco was disappointing. Both entrees were so salty that we could barely finish our food. Such a disappointment as I have eaten here many times and enjoyed my meal.

a
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

food is always very good, just dining room was very cold upstairs and service was slow

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A plus. Great everything!

RW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

It was an OK Italian restaurant. We came based on reviews and I was a little disappointed. The service was the best part. They have crammed tables into every spare inch of space, so having privacy in your conversation was non-existent where we were seated. It was out in a balcony-like area upstairs. They had 4 tables in there when there should have been 3 max.

The food wasn’t remarkable. I had the 3 pasta special. The pesto and green beans was -meh! Green beans had NO seasoning, pesto sauce was good. The penne and shrimp was good, the mushroom-stuffed ravioli was ok.

Bottom line, for the money, I wouldn’t recommend it.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Becco. No surprise, it’s alway great Fabulous food , service and a great corner table. One of the best in any city.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came to Becco’s for our seven year anniversary and had a wonderful experience! I’d been once before with my family (2006), and that previous positive experience stayed with me for all these years. I’m happy to write that it’s still as warm, welcoming and delicious as I remember!

We both ordered the “pasta symphony,” which are three daily pasta preparations, and they were delicious! Our server was attentive and knowledgeable, and we had a perfect, romantic evening.

Thank you, Becco!

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