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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Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined 12 hours 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.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 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.

S
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good ss usual

OT
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 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 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Never disappointed by Becco!

JA
1 review
Dined 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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

L
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

N
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined 3 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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 3 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 3 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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

m
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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

NR
1 review
Dined 4 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 5 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Good pre show fun but food was poor.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 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 5 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 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

JR
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 5 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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and very accommodating. Excellent food and service

M
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 6 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 6 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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! We will definitely be back!

LM
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 6 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 6 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 7 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!

l
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Becca is our go-to when we are in NYC. Always a great experience! Great food, great service, very consistent quality, and a special “buzz” in the air. Love it!

P
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food was wonderful and service was great

J
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

h
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
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 on November 10, 2019
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 on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

PC
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
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.

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