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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always an excellent experience at Becco. The Sinfonia di Paste is an excellent value, and so is the wine! All bottles are $33. While the restaurant was quite loud and busy, we were still able to have a conversation. The service was excellent, including both waiters & bussers. Would definitely return again and again.

LT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great food great service and not so pricey for a ny restaurant. Very crowded glad I had reservation

JH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dining at Becco. Great meal, ambiance, service and value!

AW
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding! In town for a short visit and met up with a friend. Had the short rib special, which was absolutely delicious. I very rarely order meat but seeing it come to someone else’s table made me want to order it and I was not disappointed. The meat fell off the bone exactly as it should and it was cooked in a wonderful sauce. The vegetable was perfect as were the mashed potatoes...although skipped those carbs! The service was great..very attentive despite the large number of guests. If I had one “complaint” it would be that the tables are very tight, which leads to lots of people and it’s noisy. But if you get past that, the food is worth it. Definitely worth a visit.

RB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. It was a Monday evening and was relatively uncrowded, so the noise level was low. It was overall a wonderful meal and experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing!

l
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We love going to Becco, but is chaotic when you arrive. No where to stand and wait except bar area - if you can get to it! People going in both directions to and from bar area. We got seated in a more quiet area of the restaurant and our server was wonderful. We love the pasta special. That night we felt the three selections were not as good as on previous visits and the antipasto plate a little skimpy. Caesar salad was very good and we had a wonderful bottle of wine from their $33. list - a great value.
The restaurant is hard to maneuver thru when crowded and guests line up for the small bathrooms. It is a different experience when not so crowded but feel they are "packing them in".

JF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience2

The food was not my worth it, first of all. My main issue was that the service was very poor and they hostess told me they were looking to turn tables quickly and that they needed our table by 6:30pm. We arrived at 5pm and thought that was plenty of time to eat and even told our waiter that we had a time limit. It was 6:15 and had just gotten our main course. As soon as we set our forks down, the waiter handed us our check. Not even a courtesy to ask if we were interested in dessert, more wine, coffee, etc. Typical, overhyped celebrity restaurant.

LK
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening, as always. Highly recommend!

CR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We were looking forward to trying Becco on the recommendation of a friend who has been there several times. While service was excellent and ambience noisy but warm and pleasant, the food was disappointing. I had Veal Picatta which was tasty but I've better in restaurants in Westchester for half the price. My husband ordered a whole Branzino and had to send it back twice because it was under cooked. Perhaps the filet version of the fish would have been a better choice. Our Caesar salads were delicious. Our waiter was most accommodating and gracious. Many customers seemed to be having the Unlimited Pasta special which was a very good deal -- Caesar Salad plus unlimited servings of the 3 pastas of the day. I would recommend the restaurant with caveats.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Given that Becco is one of Lidia Bastianich's restaurants I had high hopes and reserved table for 5 for my boyfriend's mother's birthday.

Unfortunately, our service was so poor that it negatively impacted our experience overall. Our server was just awful. We waited 25 min before we were even asked for our drink orders, 30 or so before the bread came out. Another 15 min before we received our drinks. When she finally came back to take our food order, I had to ask her for the specials, which she rattled off so quickly no one could even understand her. She also changed our plates before we received our salad and when I mentioned to her that we didn't receive the salads yet, she came back and placed soaking wet plates angrily on the table.

The food was Olive Garden quality at best. Rice balls had zero flavor, pasta tasted like it was frozen at one point and not fresh. Needless to say we did not stay for dessert.

I seriously can't believe the that Lidia would put her name to this establishment. Very disappointed.

EK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

This used to be a place I enjoyed and recommended, but sadly I have to agree with the other reviews. It is now a super crowded tourist trap.
My husband and I brought our two children to the city for my sons birthday. My kids are well behaved and know how to act out to eat in a nice restaurant, I wish I could say the same for those waiting for their tables and the wait staff. We were shoved into a table near the bar were people were waiting (we had reservations) since it was so crowded everyone was squeezing by our table. For some reason they thought it was appropriate to keep sliding my son’s chair side to side to get through?!?! He couldn’t push in any further so they just kept sliding him. I’m sorry, but I think that is inappropriate.
Seat people only where there is room! We were paying for 4 guests, even if one of them was 7.
We will not be returning.

S
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good ss usual

TY
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Made a reservation in advance...had to wait 20 minutes!! Looks like the plAce was overbooked? Food was okay, but service was terrible!! I think the waiter forgot about us?

KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables were a little close for six people...we felt bad for the server’s maneuvering around us. Besides that the ambiance, food and staff were fantastic!!!

OT
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was phenomenal!!! Everything was wonderful! Thank you!

CL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Our table upstairs was small, and they stuck us right near this step so that if I backed up my chair too far, I would have fallen over backwards. The server was not good He was not friendly, and sometimes we had to ask three times before he brought something. Overall service was very slow as well. Luckily we had a three o’clock show because it took us two and a half hours to get out of there. Food was good, but this isn’t the Becco I have grown so fond of.

BB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Never disappointed by Becco!

JA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 3rd dinner at Becco and it has never failed to not be a great meal, a great value and a terrific location!

H
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I usually live Becco, have visited many times. This visit we felt rushed,not at all appreciated, like something was just off.

LF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

This place is FAR too crowded and loud. What kink of restaurant puts a table between the two front doors.
Waiter was fake Italian and spoke far too fast to understand.
Slow it down and make the guest feel welcome...not rushed.
Disappointed overall.
Food was satisfactory, but I was not wowed in any way.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

It was crowded as usual But the hostesses for less than welcoming. Food and wait staff were great.

M
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was amazing but our experience was ruined by the awful service. We ordered appetizers that never showed up and a bottle of wine that we had to remind our waiter about. He was hard to find and I had to find someone else to get are bill. It was too bad because the restaurant was cute and we loved our dinners.

L
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful place to eat ! We love that all the bottles of wine are $33

N
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Becco is our "go to" restaurant when we go to NYC to see a matinee. It is always delicious and service is always good.

PC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot- great atmosphere- friendly staff! Highly recommend!

MD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Crowded....excellent wine and bread.
Limon chicken was so/so.
Lasgna Bolognase was very good. Overall....good time.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

While I can appreciate the desire to serve as many individuals as possible the tightness within the restaurant almost borders on the ridiculous !!!

r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in town. Well trained staff. They are crowed, however

m
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was ok service was horrible. We waited way to long to just give our order

NR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

staff was amazing the you add the great wine at the great price offered and top it off with the great food wow can't wait to go back

k
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Good pre show fun but food was poor.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is fantastic, everything is well prepared and delicious. I have been here several times and it never disappoints.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I have dined here several times with child hood friends as we grew up with Executive chef Willy Gallagher. This was the first time I brought my wife and absolutely loved both the amazing food and overall dining experience.

MK
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent value& food. A real find on Restaurant Row!

JR
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Went to Becco for a Pre-theater dinner. We’ve been to Becco many times as the food is good and the service is very professional so you don’t have to worry about being late to your show. Once again the food was very good but the service was off. They served our appetizer and salads at the same time. We asked that they hold off on the main course for 10 minutes but they brought it out immediately. We sent it back and once again asked them to hold for about 10 minutes. This time 40 minutes to get our main course. Needless to say we didn’t have time for color dessert. I hope it was just an off night.

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience1

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

w
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The experience was pretty awful: Overcrowded with tables on top of each other and so noisy you could barely hear anything the waiter was saying. We ordered the famous pasta sampler and all three pastas tasted awful. We couldn’t even figure out what one was...and ditto for patrons on either side of us. That said, the staff was very nice and when we complained the manager apologized and didn’t charge us for the food, only the wine. FYI: we noticed several people sending their food back.

DS
New England
46 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

MK
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and very accommodating. Excellent food and service

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