Becco

4.6
23668 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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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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  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Forgot our starter, we had shared it was an occasion celebrating two missed birthdays due to lockdown - wouldn’t have minded but tables around us were provided with a cake and birthday wishes. Waiters excellent, food was good but overpriced. Would go back but stick to lower end dishes.

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vipUmtigr
Memphis/West TN
20 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Crowded, lively and great service. The food was exceptional value and delicious. I should have taken advance of the coat check, but that is my own fault. I’ll know next time.

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Robert
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Italian restaurant in NYC. Great food and service.

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SARA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Nothing was not a treat to eat! Will go again!

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TomS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The experience was incredible.

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Kathy
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gentleman who greeted us at the door was so, so thoughtful when I had to dig in my purse for my photo ID. I call him a gentleman because that's exactly what he was. Then, the hostess - what a lovely girl. We were a little early, but she seated us immediately at a GREAT table (I'd like to get this table every time!) Our server (#135 Alejandr) was courteous, thoughtful, and - best of all - brought our bottle of wine very quickly (we were parched from a full day in NYC!) He didn't rush us through our first glass of wine, then took our orders with a smile (I love a waiter who says things like "very good choice" and "certainly, sir") - what a great guy! And the food!! Well, it's our 4th time at Becco only because we don't get to the city as often as we'd like, especially in the last year... we'd dine at Becco weekly if we could! The food is absolutely delicious. Even the bread was outstanding! A wonderful ending to a wonderful day in "the Big Apple".

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EllynC
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was one of the best pre-theater meals we've had in a long time. I loved the chicken milanese- very moist inside, crispy outside. Just right! Our waiter was terrific. All our dishes came out promptly and four of us were served at the same time.
We had plenty of time for coffee and dessert before we left for theater- no rushing.
I would definitely recommend Becco. OH- and try the pasta special. Three different pasta dishes all on one plate- and as much as you want!

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ChristopherL
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent as usual and the server was very helpful and pleasant. Loved finally getting back since Covid-19 started.

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JessicaC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, the server was fabulous. Really enjoyed our dinner!

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JoeP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food5service3ambience2

Very small tables, and too, too many people stack as sardines in a room. I counted 40 people in a 20 x 20 room. very bad!!!!

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LeslieH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is only my third time at Beco in about 10 years (from out of town) and it lived up to my expectations from my memory. Did not disappoint, highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I felt as if service was rushed and very inattentive and very generic. This is disappointing compared to previous visits. I took friends from out of town and was really disappointed in our experience. Could possibly have been the time of year, but overall, disappointing.

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Vince
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From entering the restaurant one received top notch service from greeter to server.
Food was prepared as asked for. Cannolis was excellent as was the whole meal. Was recommended by nephew didn’t disappoint us.

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vipSarahA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It’s a good standby but so busy and crowded. It’s difficult to have a quiet conversation. They do try to be accommodating.

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JosieE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service!

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WalterS
Oklahoma City
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As good as expected. On our visits to NYC. We always book Becco for our first night. It did not disappoint.

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vipMaryR
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matinee at 2; dinner at 5; train home at 8. Wonderful day in NYC. We have never been disappointed by Becco.

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BeverlyT
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed tasty

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GregoreyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We loved the food and atmosphere

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vipdphoto
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Great to be back.

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vipLoveNewThingstoTry
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

A warm and friendly place with a nice wine list of Italian wines.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! We had 5:30 pm dinner reservations and were able to have an amazing dinner (with a glass of wine) and still make our 6:35 pm showtime line up. 😊

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KarinY
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious truffle pasta, lemon sautéed chicken was outstanding! Excellent service! Curated italian wines - great value.
Coming back soon!

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DAVIDC
New England
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Becco after seeing a matinee of the Lion King. What a great dining experience! Our entrees were excellent - I got the short ribs, my wife got a lemon chicken dish. We also added on the pasta special which offered 3 pastas of the day - today's were fettuccini with a marinara sauce, veg lasagna and a rigatoni Bolognese - all amazing. Plus, we ordered a $35 bottle of wine, a sangiovese which was very good. We can wait to return!

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adeleb
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love your restaurant so much and it was a pleasure to be able to come back after 3 years of lockdown. I loved your spinach filled manicotti with the white sauce. It was incredible. I shall try making this for my family. Love new ideas. Overall it was a wonderful dinner from start to finish and I wish I could eat more. Have to try every dish. My husband was very impressed with his choices also. We shall be back and will come in early we loved we had the restaurant to ourselves for a little while .We enjoyed other people sitting next to us but must concentrate on our very bite of your delicious food.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Lidia would not be happy to see Becco in its current state. Messy, unkempt and overcrowded. The pasta special was “ok” and I am certain the raviolis were frozen. It is resting on it’s tired laureates and far from what it once was.

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Fredda
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out for my birthday. I chose Becco because it’s always fun, the staff are all friendly and the food is always great. It did not disappoint.

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vipChrsturbo
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointing meal at becco. Amazing food and service

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vipTray
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We had been looking forward to our dinner at Becco for a month. What a huge disappointment. The food was awful. We had the pasta trio and each one was over salted to the point that we hardly ate anything. Appetizers were disappointing, to say the least. To top it off, we had to hunt down our waiter to get our bill. Boo!

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ReneeR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect. Service was excellent. Great night out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious!!!

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BasicGPa
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Becco was very understanding about my special needs (partially deaf) and moved my seat to accommodate me without any fuss or bother. For NYC, it represents a value IF you stick to the $35 wine list and the Trio of Pastas (hardly a sacrifice!).

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vipdineamite
West Palm Beach
43 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thought the whole experience was very good. There were 5 of us and we ordered 4 different types of entrees and two bottles of wine and we were all happy with the food and service.

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Bertiedog
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Starters ok, mussels lovely but the meatballs and stuffed peppers were poor, devoid of any seasoning. The tomato sauce was watery.

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vipLovejoy
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended! The greeter was kind, the bartender friendly, and our waitress Thalia was patient and accommodating with our timeline for our show. The food was authentic and delicious.

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vipJohnM
New York Area
309 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Good that Becco has reopened with the Broadway theaters, but the food felt more than ever industrial, mass produced for the tourists, rather than the fine food Lidia Bastianich has shown herself mistress of at Felidia, elsewhere, and formerly at Becco. The pasta trio special was gloppy and mediocre, "cruise ship style," as a neighboring table commented. The friendly wait staff kept up commendably with the crowds. It's a convenient spot pre-theater, but the high-priced food needs a touching up.

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vipIraH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner. Food and service were both impeccable. Was taken to our table 10 minutes before our actual reservation. Was asked if we were seeing a show after dinner which we were. Timing of food was perfect. Got done with dinner with time to spare. Never felt rushed. Everyone in our party of seven loved their meal. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pleasant experience all around! Someone recommended this place to go to before a show. They asked if we had a 7pm show planned and made sure we were out in time to walk to the show!

Food was excellent. We had the lemon chicken and braised short rib with the 3 pastas of the day. All the food was cooked well and tasty! Service was very attentive!

10/10 recommend for a quaint Italian meal!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection.

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Mary
Denver
79 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our "go-to" spots in the theater district. Never disappoints.

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You can order delivery directly from Becco using the Order Online button. Becco also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Becco also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 397-7597.

Becco is rated 4.6 stars by 23668 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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