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Lidia Bastianich & her son Joe's Theater District mainstay. Best known for the $22.95 pasta tasting menu & the great selections on the $29 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.
New York, NY 10010
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 12:00 - 3:00/5:00 - 10:00
Tuesday: 12:00 - 3:00/4:30 - 12:00
Wednesday: 11:30 - 2:30/4:00 - 12:00
Thursday: 12:00 - 3:00/4:30 - 12:00
Friday: 12:00 - 3:00/4:30 - 12:00
Saturday: 11:30 - 3:00/4:00 - 12:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 3:00/3:00 - 10:00
Between 8th and 9th Avenues
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Becco is not affiliated with a specific parking garage; however, there are 2 lots East of the restuarant on 46th street.
All of the following trains stop at Times Square 42nd Street
N/Q/R - 1/2/3 - A/C/E - 7 - S
Upper East Side: Take the to Lexington Avenue/59th Street & transfer to the downtown to Times Square 42nd Street.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
With 7 dining rooms, Becco has many options for anyone looking to plan a cocktail party, family reception or corporate function. From the 4 course Abbondonza menu to cocktail receptions, Becco's party packages are specifically designed to fit your individual group needs.
Becco Ratings and Reviews
Food was plentiful and tasty. Service was excellent but it is very crowded and noisy. We had the Caesar salad, three pasta plate, swordfish entree and a chicken with pumpkin risotto entree with two glasses of wine and a Bellini. Tab was $107 before tip. We ate here before a show and would return again.
If y ou want quick seating, outstanding service and great food, come to Becco. One of the pasta selections in our choice of three was pasta, bacon and cabbage. The cabbage gave a unique flavor to the pasta. Gnocchi was another selection with our order..not a fan of gnocchi, but my son enjoyed it. The size of the gnocchi was huge
Solid, straightforward food that allows the ingredients to shine. That it is well located in theatre district and well priced, with options responsive to all budgets, are added benefits. Perhaps not the high end food of other such options, nonetheless a comfortable and unpretentious choice
The meatball appetizer, complimentary caesar salad and tasting of three pastas was delicious.
My sword fish main cause was a little dry. It was served with some spaghetti squash. In my opinion, there was not enough squash served with the fish. The fish steak was very large.
Apple strudel for dessert was wonderful! Service started out in a prompt fashion but everyone was kind of losing focus as the night wore on.
we went here before a show, so only had 90 minutes. We had reservations and the place was packed. The staff were a bit unorganized getting us seated, but we got served and got to show in plenty of time. Great 29 buck wine list. The food was very good, especially for the price. We ordered everything from liver to different types of pasta and fish soup. Everything was good. In future would prefer to go and have a less rushed meal (but that our fault not the restaurant).
We arrived at 430 for a 445 pre-theater dinner reservation. After a cocktail in the bar we checked in again at 445. We waited until 5 pm to be seated and watched everyone coming through the door be seated first. We then were walked upstairs to a porch with 2 tables of 4 and one table for 2. I remarked that it was crowded and would be uncomfortable when the other tables were full. The waiter said yes, probably and walked away. We finally got menus and didn’t order until 530. The wait staff had to reach over heads in order to serve. I couldn’t even fully open my menu and read it without sitting sideways. The waiter said “we will make it work”. It just kept going downhill, the pasta was cold and the veal chop was fatty. I was looking forward to eating at Becco after enjoying one of my best meals at Lydia’s of KC. If she knew the conditions of which we were seated and how 9 customers were complaining and unhappy in that crowded area and that everyone complained about the quality of the food as well - I think she would be embarrassed. This was one of the worst restaurant experiences I’ve ever had and one of the worst meals. The wait staff was if the rudest I’ve ever seen
There are some things to love about Becco ($29 for every bottle of wine) and some not to love (only one pasta entree--all you can eat, 3 different preparations, and nothing to write home about). It's very convenient for pre-theater dining, and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I'd go again, but I think the most important element of its success is the celebrity owner.
Wonderful dinner! The food was fantastic - many good choices, including dessert. (We loved the cannoli). You can't beat the wine list - and all bottles are priced at $29.00, so you can drink what you want, not what you think you can afford. Our server Elayna was awesome - she knew the menu and the wines, and she was attentive without being overbearing. A really great server! We will go back to Becco next time we're in New York.
This was my 2nd time dining at Beccos and once again, the food and the service were phenomenal. The Braised Short Ribs were delicious and so tender, that the meat fell right off the bone. The Galletto 'al Forno' was very juicy and the butternut squash risotto that came with it was delightful.
We've dined here a number of times and the food is always very good. Same this trip--food was good, except the restaurant was exceedingly crowded. Our table (along the bar) was crowded and uncomfortable and people were constantly walking behind us, much too close, and even bumping me at times. Overall, it was uncomfortable and kind of rushed and "sloppy". I always enjoy the place, but not this time.
Food was excellent and worth going and tasting. The biggest issue was the lack of attentiveness from the wait staff. Our server was no where to be found and she offered us dessert before serving us our entrees. Her first word everytime we saw her was “sorry.” A different server told us the specials. Overall food quality is great but wait staff was overloaded and seemed to have 2 servers for 75 diners.
The front porch (enclosed) where we sat was quiet and cozy and warm. The food was delicious. The $29 bottles of wine are well selected and very good value. We were not rushed. We were repeatedly fussed over. The food came hot and attractively displayed. All we had room to consume at dessert time was the gelato plate.
The pasta was as advertised. Good size portions and tasty. The soup very disappointing-watery with few ingredients. Service prompt. The tables are small and cramped and the noise level high. It’s obviously a popular destination - the place was packed. But we won’t go back.
Love Becco..it's a fancy dining establishment, that doesn't break the bank. You can have a white tablecloth dinner with amazing food, amazing wine, amazing service, that does not burn a hole in your wallet. All bottle of wines are $29 (genius) so you don't have to stress about impressing that certain someone by spending a lot of money on a probably not so great bottle of wine. The tables are spaced out enough where you don't feel like you are eating with your neighbors. Highly recommend for all occasions. Quality food and service are what I look for when choosing restaurants and Becco goes above and beyond to make you feel like you're dining at a 5 star restaurant. Joe Bastianich, you are a culinary god and I cannot wait to return.
Becco was a great wine and dine night even with the theater crowd. Food was excellent and a huge selection of very good wine for $29 a bottle! Becco can be a little tight so be prepared to be friendly with the neighbors. If you are on this side of town it is a great choice for dinner.
Let me begin with the positives: ease of making a reservation through Open Table, receiving a phone call from Becco staff confirming reservation, being greeted warmly by gentleman at the door and reservationist.
The physical space and volume of noise is neither here or there for me. After all, the theatre district location and time of year all lend itself to a exciting and positive vibe.
I enjoyed the grilled salmon and brussel sprouts.
Unfortunately, that is where the positives end. My dinner guests were disappointed in their meals, although they were polite since it was my treat. How is it possible for a Caesar salad to be bland? There wasn’t any detection of anchovies or sharp cheese.
Also, I ordered appetizers for the table. We were 6 guests and I thought I made it understood that I wanted the order for 6. That did not happen. I believe the plate had a variety of items: clams casino, stuffed mushrooms and maybe other items. I don’t know because there weren’t 6 of each item on the platter. I never tasted anything since I wanted my guests to be served first.
Two guests ordered the triple pasta special. I tasted the pesto pasta and stuffed ravioli which were very under seasoned. I wasn’t able to detect any cheese in the pesto sauce; only basil and oil. Also, no cheese or red pepper were offered by our server. Although, we all enjoyed his sense of humor and decent service.
The chicken and veal parmigiana ordered by two other guests tasted like what you would get in any restaurant or diner. I expected so much more from a restaurant with an association with Lydia.
Another guest had lobster stuffed with fish and black ink spaghetti; again nothing special.
I had been looking forward to a fine dining experience for an entire month. It wasn’t fine or an experience; sadly it was a run of the mill restaurant. I am very disappointed.
Hopefully, you’ve read this email to this point; I needed to share my feelings.
The restaurant was way overbooked or did not say no to walk ins as the place was packed. Every spare inch of the restaurant had a table or people standing waiting for a table. The servers couldn't get through to the tables, so the service was slow. It was a mess and a huge fire hazard.
Sadly, very disappointing. I couldn't believe how many people had been squeezed into this restaurant. Surely exceeded any fire code standard. Food was an upscale Olive Garden. Nothing remarkable. Loud and crowded. I wanted it to be so much more. I like Lidia. I'm a fan of hers, but this was nothing special.
A friend recommended BECCO restaurant for our after the show dinner. Restaurant has downstairs /upstairs seating. Food was very good and so were the prices, considering NYC location. The only part we didn't care for were the tables so close together. Other than that it was a pleasant experience.
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