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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
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.
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.
We have been to Becco several times before, but this time we were a little disappointed in the service. Our group of four had 3 people ordering the pasta special and 1 order from the regular menu. The single order came out, but it was 20 minutes before any of pasta was served to the other 3. Just really strange, because we have never had bad service before. Other than that, we all had amazing food and the wine list was really great.
This was our second visit to Becco. Our first meal was incredible with service that was quick and attentive. Last night we came post-theatre. The service was absolutely horrible! We couldn’t get a glass of water for a while, although the restaurant was quiet. The couple next to us also waited a long time for drinks they ordered from the bar.
We did the pasta special. The linguine with clams was incredibly bland and the ravioli was over cooked. The farfalle was delicious—however, we couldn’t get anyone to bring us more. We were very disappointed, especially after having eaten such a fabulous meal there last time! I know for sure that your amazing owners would not have sent out those plates from your kitchen, nor would they accept such service in their establishments!
I had been to Becco before for a large group dinner and it was a wonderful experience. I took my husband back to experience the restaurant as a couple and after talking up the restaurant, I was disappointed. The room we were in was overcrowded, our main waiter was not attentive (although the rest of the wait staff was great), we were brought the wrong water, we were brought the wrong bottle of wine, our waiter could not remember if we had had our salad, servers tried to bring us the pasta trio course three times before we had plates. Our entrees were very good. Overall we felt over crowded and overlooked.
Good value and good food. Service was fairly good. Courteous and prompt.
But like most NYC venues, the restaurant suffers from the need to have high volume and tourists lap it up so no need for them to change. Tables are excessively close, upstairs dining rooms are very bland with no character or decor, and the emphasis is moving you in, servicing you and getting you out for the next customer. Little to no ambiance.
But food is good and prices reasonable for NYC.
BTW cost is $100 for dinner for two w/bottle of wine & tip.
We frequent this restaurant as often as we can when in NYC. We never had a bad meal. Not necessarily gourmet, but great food. They make a liver dish that you cannot get anywhere else in NYC. The bottle of wine for $29 is a great value especially for lunch. Highly recommended.
The wine list was extensive and good value. The food, authentic Italian, fegato vitello and peperoni ripieni was cooked to perfection and the zabaglione with berries was delicious. A complimentary insalata Cesare was served and there was an assortment of olives, grissini and breads with good flavour in the crust.The service was professional and efficient. The waiting staff were neither obsequious nor pushy but knowledgeable and friendly.
The place was very crowded and we had to wait a while (perhaps 10/15mins) for a table booked for 10pm. When we left at midnight the place was probably half full with diners slowly making their way like us.
Not the most expensive food we ate in NYC, but certainly the best.
We had high expectations prior to eating and ended the meal feeling underwhelmed. The good-29$ bottle of wine, salads, chicken and veal parmesan dinners. The sword fish dinner was just okay. The not so good--endless pasta plate--while the sauces had a nice flavor, each one was cold when it arrived. The server forgot our meatball appetizer that we ordered, and rarely stopped by to check on things, seemed overwhelmed. This place is exceptionally loud, very busy, and tight seating quarters--probably normal for NYC and theater areas, and part of this restaurants business model. They need to increase the standards for their service and food--Maybe if we tried them when they were not during their peak hours it would be better.
Becco is reasonably priced and the food is delicious. The wait staff is friendly and efficient. They have a nice selection of wines for $29 as well as a three pasta lunch option with salad for $19 that is always a good choice. A great NYC restaurant. Reservations recommended.
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