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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OT
Baja California
1 review
Dined 12 hours 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.

TS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service.

LM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Becco is a price performer and must have for prebroadway lunch. We had not been since October and in all the years coming this was the only poor service experience I ever had.

LM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I frequent Becco but this time I was not in rush to catch a show. Our waiter was a pure delight and was very supportive of us having a long lunch. Very helpful with a wine list and very attentive without us feeling rushed or hovered upon.

C
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My servers name was Mike and he was absolutely phenomenal. Consistently checked up on the table without seeming clingy or annoying. He was hilarious and made great recommendations on what we should order. We ultimately went with all of his choices and we were not disappointed. THANKS MIKE

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Cramped dinning space, noisy, not a cozy place to take a date. Food was just ok..

J
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere,service and food. By far one of our favorite restaurants in NYC.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was just ok, service was good

OT
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What I liked: The 3 pastas of the day + Caesar salad is a terrific pre-theater dinner at a reasonable price. The pastas were delicious and all very different. The service was great. We were seated about 15-20 minutes after our reservation time, making us nervous about making it to the theater in time. But when we expressed our concern to the hostess, she immediately notified our waiter and he couldn't have been more accommodating.
What I didn't like: The place was a zoo! It may have been that it was Valentine's Day, so I'd like to go back another time to check it out since the food was worth it. But there was a huge crowd at the entrance and around the bar waiting for their tables. We were seated about 15-20 minutes after our reservation time, though we had gotten there a few minutes early. The crowd never diminished the whole time we were there, and our table was barely out of the crowd of people waiting.
As I said, I think the food and the service were great so I'm going to give the restaurant another chance and would still recommend it, especially if you don't have time constraints.

OT
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pre theatre !!! Yes they do overbook but they get you out in time

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The hostess was patient with us when we asked to move away from the door. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. And the food was out of this world!! The bottomless pasta special is so worth it.

FF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The homemade pasta was excellent! I highly recommend getting the 3-pasta dinner. The wine list was not only reasonable but also very good wine. We will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines Day

MO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic! We have friends going to see a show in 2 weeks and we will definitely recommend this restaurant. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

LW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Third visit to Becco...always a great choice while in NYC. Location, service and food is always a great choice. The three pasta selection is always a winner. I enjoy the lemon chicken with mushroom risotto as alternate to the pasta. Always look forward to returning.

EW
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We really enjoyed being at Becco ❤️

l
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great as always

JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Overall good, food was ok nothing special. Waiter was very attentive, so service very good and attentive from walking in to getting to a show afterward

JN
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great place for dinner or lunch. When I go prescient, I love the tri-pasta special. It comes out quickly and is unlimited. Yum. Gives you e bough time to eat, relax and chat before a show. Love it.

They even put a candle in the biscotti dessert and sang for my friend’s birthday. It was delicious.

SC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

So tasty. Wine options and prices are exceptional. Really affordable for all that you get. Pasta choice were amazing, of course. Server Gary was awesome too!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, wine and service was excellent. Highly recommended 👍

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was amazing. Service, timely for theater with a high end dinning experience. Will be back!

SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a noon reservation and we were seated quickly. The food was delicious, her waiter was attentive and it was a good lunch before the theater.

S
New York Area
170 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The $20.95 prixfix lunch includes a great Cesar salad or mixed antipasto AND the 3 different pastas that were served fresh from the kitchen. The selection of 3 kinds was terrific. Will be back for dinner!

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food is always excellent. But the ambiance is always competing with an extremely high noise level. Perhaps if they removed a few tables so that you weren’t sitting in your neighbor’s lap, that would decrease the noise and improve the ambiance.
My husband and I dined on a Tuesday evening and we thought the crowds would be a little less, but not so. I had the pasta sampler which was excellent but I had to flag down the sever to inquire about the third choice and it still took 20 minutes before it arrived- not really a great idea to interrupt your entree by that much time. My husband enjoyed excellent lemon chicken.
Minor issues- we’ll always return.

LP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My husband and I come here every Valentine's Day and this year, we came a few days early. We were seated at a table right next to the waiter's station, which was bustling and a little loud. The pasta dishes seemed to take longer to get around to our side of the restaurant, as my husband and the gentleman at the next table waited quite some time for the dishes to come around for a refill. Other than that, great as usual.

E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great dinner at Becco, it never disappoints! I love the pasta & bottle of wine special but the other menu option are also good. Even if you run a little late they are accommodating and their timing is perfect for a pre theater meal. The staff is very attentive and they keep you on time for your Broadway show! Thanks again for a fabulous experience!

l
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service a perfect place to go before the theater

MJ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Becco is a dependably good restaurant with amazing pasta as well as their other entrees. The three pastas offered as one of their signature dishes can’t be beat. Service is always incredible.

G
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I ordered from the specials menu. I had the Branzino, a fish, I order very often. It was the best I have ever had. My partner had the the veal piccata which was also very good. We loved the hot antipasto. The wait staff was very cordial and friendly. We have been here many times and will return next time we go to the theatre. You can’t beat the pricing. There is something for everyone.

CM
Naples
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place for dinner. Nice interior, good food, and the wait staff is very helpful

OT
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. On this visit I was overwhelmed by the heavy handed use of salt in the Ripeni and the shredded pork entree. It didn’t stop me from enjoying it! But it should be looked at.

JS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We really enjoyed this. Service was a little slow but they wete very busy. Food was outstanding.

OT
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A little too crowded for me but food was good.

GR
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from Canada, and my Hair Dresser recommended Becco. We were not disappointed, my favourite dish was the cheesecake, it was fantastic!
I had the pasta and enjoyed two out of three. I would skip the spaghetti and tomato sauce the next time and double up on the other two.
My friend left her credit card there and was so relieved when you called her back the next day to say you had it.
We had a very enjoyable experience.

NH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Becco is well known due to its owner. Which makes for a very very crowded restaurant. Service was very slow and had to ask for refills on drinks.
Once food was delivered the flavor was very good. Would not go during restaurant week. I suspect most patrons are tourists. Would look for a Italian place locals frequent.

MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything just perfect

BM
Denver
50 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I chose Becco primarily because I wanted osso buco and the reviews sounded promising. The veal osso buco was outstanding along with everything else we had. Even the martini was excellent. And a full bottle of wine for $35 was an amazing deal.

OT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a post theater dinner with friends. The 4 of us were able to talk about the show and enjoy the delicious food and wonderful service at the renowned Becco.

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