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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EF
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and courteous quick service. Great location for theater goers.

CS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful and the service is excellent! Great value and perfect for pre-theatre dining.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasure to visit Becco. It was my second visit there and it was just as delicious as the first time. Our waiter was extremely pleasant and delivered our food promptly as my friend and I were headed to a show. We ordered the special dinner which included a Caesar salad and 3 samples of pasta. It was a wonderful choice.

J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Pre-theatre value indeed! Service was exceptional, with one exception. Some of my party were shown to my table -- others were given general directions and wandered for quite a bit before finding us. The food was good and as expected... but not great. The portions were ample. Had to track down our waiter to get our bill.

But for pre-theatre, this is a very good option.

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great restaurant to go to before the theater. Excellent service and food.

CA
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal! Service was excellent! The only thing we noticed was that the service was so on point that we felt rather rushed because they were doing everything so quickly, serving, clearing. It may have been to get everyone out for their shows on time. Would definitely eat there again! Food was excellent! And nice size portions with salad included.

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tableside pasta was to die for as well as the homemade Caesar salad. We also had sausage and broccoli rabe with beans and salmon with brussel sprouts which were cooked perfectly. Service was incredible and the $35 wine list is a great deal. Stuffed to the gills with a nice little buzz for under $170 including tax and tip in NYC for a a quality meal for two, can’t beat it! Can’t wait to return.

F
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always consistent, great service and quality eats. Love this place !

SW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I've been going to Becco for something like 28 years. I always enjoy the Sinfonia di Paste and the other dishes have also been excellent. This time, we were in the back room, which is usually the best place to be but the service was a bit slow and I had to ask to be served a few times. The room was also noisier than in the past perhaps because of a couple of larger groups they seated in the room. Don't get me wrong, the food was very good and all in all, it was a very good experience. And I will go there again the next time I'm in New York. I have just become accustomed to better service.

TL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Michael was amazing!!

TL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from Micheal. He was so friendly, and took such great care of us!

N
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Spaghetti was not that great. The veal Ragu was amazing

DR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the family style dinner and enjoyed it tremendously. We had a family member who was vegan and gluten free and the waiter was extremely attentive to ensure she had a wide variety of foods to choose from.

P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great value for money with an extensive wine list

KW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. Tight seating but good value for the food quality. Really good deal on daily pasta special. And it’s fantastic.

LS
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff is informative and lovely - took excellent care of us. The specials they offer on pasta and wine are amazing! The ambiance was lovely. I didn’t love the pastas offered that night found them a tad salty that is my only complaint. Would def go back!

H
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent as well as price.

SB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant. Never disappointed!!
I go to Becco every time I’m in NYC and after every Broadway show.

RC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Becco!! Wait staff was excellent. Food excellent! Really enjoyed our lunch.

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten at Becco's many times and have never been disappointed except in my stomach for not being able to eat more.

JO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We’ve heard great things, so we were excited to try. I’d try again when it’s not a rushed theater seating.

We were seated upstairs in a corner and situated so tightly packed in we were cornered in. There was an old olive and bread crumbs on our table when we were seated. The food was fine but not overly memorable in a good way and our waiter was very rushed, literally tossed a menu in guest’s lap while glancing across the room. He also forgot our drinks. Bread was burned, and breadsticks were tooth-breakers. Hummus was delightful. Cesar salad was nicely presented but had a lot of wilted greens. Spaghetti was overloaded with salt, Penne was good, fusilli was as great as my grandmother’s church supper Mac & cheese, which is a compliment, but also not what I would have expected. Coffee was great, deserts didn’t appeal.

Needless to say, I think we were there on an off day.

R
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I first went to Becco 10 years ago on the recommendation from a friend. I am happy to say that I return each time for a lovely meal. Sometimes I am in the mood for the pasta specialty. On Saturday I was in the mood for steak and it was delicious.

HJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants when we come to NYC. Excellent food, great service, reasonably priced. Bartenders make an excellent martini (not everyone does) and the wine list is very nice as well. My husband had the grilled veal chop - best he's ever had. The rest of us couldn't decide so we went for the three pastas that were offered Saturday night. We had a hard time deciding which we liked the best. Look forward to our next visit.
Cheers!

w
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg. The food was amazing!

MS
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The tables are packed in and the crowd is clearly tourist-heavy. The pasta, entrees, and dessert were delicious, though, and more than made up for the noise and crowd. The servers came so often to try to refill my pasta I couldn't keep up.

RK
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at Becco. It was definitely everything we were told. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. We both had the “all you can eat “ pasta. It was unbelievable how good pasta can really be. We were told they change the offerings of the three different types of pasta you can pick from all the time so you are not getting the same thing every time you go. We will definitely be back.

BC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food and service were very good but the place is too crowded with people standing in the bar area on top of the people eating making it very uncomfortable for the people eating.

MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was outstanding!! never disappoints. The short ribs were the most tender that I have ever eaten

W
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days 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.

s
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our meal was at 2:45 so the place was relatively quiet and we really enjoyed ourselves. We've been there many times and always enjoyed the food. Sometimes the crowd is too big though so this time was a real treat for us.

m
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Pre matinee dining. Excellent food. Service was good and mindful of show times to ensure we were able to make our show.

JW
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with the family!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, good service, way too loud.

T
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at Becco (yeah, I know, it's only been there since like 1992!). Friday night, on Restaurant Row, and we were not going pre-theater. Guess that's why we were able to get a 7:45 pm reservation just 2 days prior. We had the Sinfonia di Pasta - 3 pastas, served tableside, all you can eat. Turns out, none of us (table of 3) were able to eat seconds! That said, all 3 pastas were quite good - our favorite being the linguini with clams - very garlicky and real clams. The other two were a farfalle in red sauce, and a mushroom ravioli. The meal comes with choice of caesar salad or a Misto (mixture of grilled vegetables and marinated seafood) - both were very well prepared. All this for $25.95 per person makes for a really good deal. We added on some drinks and the dessert platter for 2 (which was enough for the 3 of us). All in all, a very enjoyable dinner at a reasonable price point. We plan to go back to try some of the main dishes, and sample the $35 wine bottle list. This would certainly be a great pre-theater choice as well, but I'd guess that you need to reserve early for a Friday or Saturday night.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Unfortunately they placed us by the bar area and we kept on getting hit by people squeezing by the bar area. And not to mention people just lingering in the bar area. Was not pleasant. Pasta was tasty by over cooked. Our server was very nice but they should rethink putting dining tables near bar area

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner! Amazing service!

CC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The apps were very bland or off in taste. The entrees were decent but not anything special. One standout were the mushroom ravioli, otherwise the meal was just OK. Service was good. The table we were seated at was extremely small and could not even fit the bread basket and dip without having to tilt and move all other items on the table. Maybe using smaller bread baskets for tables of two would help.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
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.

KD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for pre-theater dining. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. I highly recommend Becco.

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