Becco

4.7
23711 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SamanthaS
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was too noisy early in our visit but when some large groups left it improved. Hard to understand our server between a mask and his accent but we finally got information we were looking for
Overall a good experience. My short ribs were delicious
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ChristineM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food here is always incredible. The only reason it got 4 stars was for the service. The waiter only checked in once during the entire meal and walked away before asking if we wanted more drinks.

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Bella
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Becco is truly delicious. Every time I’m in Manhattan, I make sure to make time for Becco. As someone who is from Italy, Becco is as legit as it gets. The service is just as phenomenal as the cuisine.

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JenM
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious. The wait staff was attentive. We had an overall wonderful evening!

JM
vipJanetM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Our waiter was rude. Food was average. Not a good expensive

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GregoryL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

First, We have always sat upstairs on our previous visits. Sitting in the large front room bar area downstairs did not offer the same quaint experiences so our evening started out with disappointment. Then, My husband ordered his usual of the special three different endless pasta dishes. The waiter did not check with us to see how our meal was going, therefore, My husband finished his first round of the three dishes. We have never had to wait for any of the pasta servings in the past as the service has always been impeccable. The wait for an additional serving of the spaghetti became intolerable so we asked for our check and left.

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CharlesT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was good and there was too much to eat. They serve 3 different types of pasta between the appetizer and the entree.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

39th Wedding Anniversary

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BrianK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food great prices and service in the middle of Times Square

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IsaP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!! Our server was fabulous and the food was the most beautiful tasting ever!

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WalterA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Why is the service so bad in this place?
Second time in 3 months, different floors both time having waiters which go through the motions, but clearly do not care about the guests.
I clearly expected more.

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SalR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and service every time we visit. Staff is very nice

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CliffS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful experience! Was recommended by our friends also in Northern California (we have no shortage of excellent restaurants)

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DwightC
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am originally from NYC. Born and raise. I used to go to Becco all the time at least once a month. I live in Massachusetts and he wants to come to NY for the weekend. A trip to NYC is nothing without dinner at Becco. We had the best time the best food the best service ever. 30 years for me and I plan to keep coming back always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The service, cuisine and atmosphere has taken an unfortunate turn, since we last dined there in 2018. While we appreciated seeing people back out after the pandemic, the restaurant was overbooked, and the service was sub-par at best. It took 20 minutes for the waiter to take our drink order and once the main course was served, he didn't return except to drop the check. All three pastas were bland, as was the chicken milanese, and the room that we were seated in was just sad. I have such fond memories of the room to the left of the entrance (behind bar) on the ground-level. Very quaint and nicely decorated. However, the room where we were seated (up the back staircase just past kitchen) left much to be desired. An all around disappointment for an empty stomach and a hefty bill.

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MelindaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would recommend the chicken and the seafood salad

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vipNickNYC
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wwnt during restaurant week. They offer a very generous meal. Oir server was right out of central casting for an Italian restaurant— totally enjoyed his presentation of the menu. Great pasta selection. Excellent salmon. I would go back again!

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vipFoodgal
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was just ok. The steak was good but really overpriced. The 3 pastas were nothing to brag about.

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Heather
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On my first trip back to NYC post pandemic I had to return to Becco, and I am so glad I did. The food and service were top notch, even better than I remembered. Do yourself a favor and come here for anything on the menu, you will not be disappointed. I had salad, the pasta trio, and salmon...everything was truly excellent as was my Bellini.

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JOHN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was very attentive and helpful. Very courteous and genial. Food was excellent as usual. Always good eats and a good time. Highly recommend just for dinner or before a show. The earlier reservations the better. We went at 5 just as they opened and it was nice not too packed and no wait. If you like pasta check the website after 2pm the day of to see the chefs specialty pastas, you cannot go wrong with any of the food here

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KenC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Becco is owned by Lydia and Joe Bastianich. Their dedication to the art of Italian cuisine is on full display here. In one sentence, this ain't no Olive Garden. This is as authentic as it gets.

It was Restaurant Week in NYC so we had the $39 three-course meal. We sat outside to take in the street scene on Restaurant Row.

My wife and I started with a Caesar salad that was fresh, crisp, and flavorful, as good as we've ever had anywhere.

Our second course was a mini version of their sampler of the chef's three pasta of the day. We received a traditional spaghetti with Sunday gravy, a rigatoni with a spectacularly flavorful Bolognese, and three artichoke ravioli that was, no question, the best of the three. Note that I called this a mini version of the sampler that they sell on the menu for $30. I could have had just this so-called mini version and walked away fully sated. I can't imagine what the full portion is like.

But there was the main still to come. I had a Chicken Milenese that was superb, and my wife had a pan seared salmon that was as perfect as it gets.

The staff was incredibly attentive, courteous, friendly and conversant, and worth every penny of the larger-than-usual tip I gave.

This restaurant is now officially my favorite restaurant in NYC, hands down.

If you go, I recommend the Chef's Three Pastas of the day. You will not be disappointed.

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Sophia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Initially leery of anything in the theater district, I was thrilled with the high quality food and service at Becco. We had a large party and service was top notch throughout. Even the two picky kids loved their pasta. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening!

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AVB49
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and outdoor dining on restaurant row. Tim, Jose and the chef were first rate! Incredible value on restaurant week!

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Vincenzo
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Visited for NYC Restaurant week. We ordered from the restaurant week menu and the food was excellent. Had chicken with arugula and tomatoes with a vinaigrette which was very good and a unique dish. I believe chicken was breaded with panko. Was very thin which I love. I hate thick chicken breasts. We also ordered pork chops with assorted sweet peppers and hot peppers sauce. Very tender and juicy and also excellent. After salad appetizer had the pasta trio which was ravioli with artichoke, rigatoni in a meat sauce and spaghetti marinara. All very good. Price was excellent for the quality and quantity of food.

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vipCCnyc
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, always fresh and prepared to our liking - excellent wait staff; best chicken parmigiana ever!!

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ZakM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always. Terrific food and people!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a high quality meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

My boyfriend and I went to dinner with another couple and when he and my friend’s husband both held up their cards to split the check the server only took my boyfriend’s. Obviously that put us in an awkward position where we had to pay for everything and couldn’t really afford to. Becco is normally my favorite restaurant, I have been a regular for over a decade, and I recommend it to everyone… but looks like we can’t return for awhile since we were forced to spend more than we could. I’m just not sure why the server did that, it’s very upsetting.

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LisaR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my Mom’s 81st Birthday! Awesome food great service

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MarkE
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, the food and the place was excellent. I highly recommend the short rib.

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AnaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always food was very good, the bread!! I love the bread they serve. The table was ready when we arrived. The only thing the waiter wasn’t very friendly, took long time to take our order and when he came i stead of send the order to the kitchen, when to 2 more tables to do the same thing ( 1 of the tables it was a party of about 10 people) but over all it was a good experience

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Bill
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Becco is excellent. Two of us had the three pasta medley, one had chicken and one had fish. All our meals were prepared and cooked to perfection. Service was outstanding. The waiter answered all of our questions and provided opinions
when asked.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner from start to finish! 😀

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IrisA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place. Great food! Excellent drinks! My white peach martinis to die for.

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vipBillB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Great food combined with exceptional service makes this a great choice for any event.

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vipkppm
New York Area
170 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place Never disappoints! The 3 pasta specials is such a wonderful deal. Last night was a great combination. The service is wonderful - such a friendly pleasant staff. They really make you feel appreciated for being there. Really recommend making reservations. It is a well deserved popular place. And the front of house when you arrive, are wonderful. The current management is THE BEST!!! A couple of years ago, that could not be said, especially of the female manager. The management and staff, do check with you to see how everything is. IMPRESSIVE is an understatement. I still miss the Desert Platter for 2 or... And looking forward when they start serving lunch and especially open on Monday & Tuesday. THANKS Becco you continue to get Better and NEVER DISAPPOINT!

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vipBrickenS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the restaurant week menu and wine pairing. So good! So many great tastes.

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LauriCRlizzi
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Lidia’s son needs to call his mom for help. I had to flag down someone just for my cocktail??????
Then we ordered and parties of 6 and 8 were seated and nobody came back to check on us?
The veal was mediocre- I can eat that in Virginia…..the pasta special BECCO is known for included excessively soft potato gnocchi. No desert because nobody came to get my wine order or our desert order…
Call mommy for help….we will not be returning ever.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic the host

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It used to be excellent, not anymore. We were looking forward for the pasta, salmon and their awesome cheesecake. The pasta was good, but the salmon and cheesecake were big disappointments, the salmon was very salty, and the cheesecake was just not the same, it had sandy texture. Expensive for what it offers.

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Becco is rated 4.7 stars by 23711 OpenTable diners.

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