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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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience1

We went for the pasta menu and the pasta was poor compare to other restaurants owned by Lidia

DS
New England
46 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very noisy and cramped seating. Service was good. Veal wasn’t that tender. Pasta was good.

MK
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and very accommodating. Excellent food and service

M
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of seven and everyone loved the food they ordered.
This was our third time eating at Becco and we all can’t wait to come back for more delicious food!

PT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Pre- theatre lunch. Perfect timing for a not too rushed meal. Waiter and service personnel courteous and attentive. Not our first time at this wonderful location and certainly not our last.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! We will definitely be back!

LM
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was very good except I would have liked more choices for a lunch special - they only offered salad and pasta and was not useful for a calorie watcher

MF
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Becco is always a great go to in the city. You can’t beat the 3 pasta special and the price fixed wine bottle list.

EJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Becco is fabulous! For a bite before or after a show; or just to get a nice meal, this restaurant is affordable and the quality is out of this world. It is busy, so the noise level Is a tad higher, but it won’t distract a conversation. The staff is attentive and considerate of time constraints. The food, however, will be the star of the experience - perfectly cooked! I can’t recommend this restaurant more!

P
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food was wonderful and service was great

J
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Becco is outstanding! The food is delicious and the pasta special u can’t beat!

h
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 4 days 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.

LL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I love the atmosphere; vibrant, alive, festive. It's a bit more quiet upstairs if you want quiet conversation. The staff are incredibly friendly. My stuffed peppers overs spinach spaetzle were terrific!!! I was disappointed in the pasta though. I've been here a few times over the years and the pasta was always great. This time, I brought a friend who ordered the all-you-can-eat trio pasta plate. The spinach lasagna was bland. The sausage orrechiette needed more spice. The spaghetti with tomato sauce was terrific though. Lidia's tomato sauce has always been the best I've ever had. I highly recommend this place. But I also recommend that they add a pasta dish other than the trio. I am betting they had an off night on pasta, and the rest was great. My friend loved the atmosphere too.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

PC
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 5 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.

TV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Unfortunately we had to wait 30 mins for our table despite having made a reservation two weeks ago and then they cramped us into a very tight corner upstairs. They comped us appetizers and dessert but the delay was a major inconvenience to my elderly parents who had to stand near the bathrooms the entire wait.

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 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.

NW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Becco was fabulous! The service was excellent, as usual. I look forward to my next visit.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was over the top

BJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Cold outside, and a cold air vent blowing directly on my seat.

TS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

PR
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu offers a great selection for all tastes. I had the salad with shrimp and it was small, but delicious. There were plenty of shrimp, but the salad itself was small, and it was listed under the entrees. If you get this, I would suggest ordering an appetizer as well. My dining companions all enjoyed their meals too. They had the pasta sinfonia, and the chicken over mushroom risotto, The wine and cocktails were also very good. Best of all was the bread basket, with several types of breads, including some delicious bread sticks. The restaurant is crowded and noisy, but that wasn't a problem for us. It's what you'd expect in the theater district. I will go back again.

RA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING service!!

MM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our experience and food so much that this time we brought guests. They were equally as pleased. The homemade pasta special is always a hit. We will definitely eat there again

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 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.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary. However we have fined at Becco
Numerous times. Quality of offerings is always very good. Specials are enticing and diversified. I tend to order fish and I must say the way the Branzinno is prepared and presented is amazing. Pricing is reasonable, however, remember it is New York City.

BH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 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 6 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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch there before the show.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite NYC restaurants- will go again definately

SD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday dinner before a show.

I
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined 6 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 7 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.

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