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About Becco

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.

355 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10010
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Between 8th and 9th Avenues

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 397-7597

Website:
http://www.becco-nyc.com/

Parking Details:
Becco is not affiliated with a specific parking garage; however, there are 2 lots East of the restuarant on 46th street.

Public Transit:
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.

Executive Chef:
William Gallagher

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (497)
Authentic (284)
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Good for a Date (261)
Casual (222)
Notable Wine List (213)
Neighborhood Gem (211)
Fit for Foodies (203)
Good for Birthdays (202)
Good for Anniversaries (194)
Comfort Food (184)
Good for Groups (168)
Great for Lunch (166)
Fun (163)
Creative Cuisine (136)
Cozy (108)
Worth the Drive (97)
Romantic (94)
Business Meals (92)
Sunday Lunch (82)
Hot Spot (80)
Bar Seating (53)
Tasting Menu (53)
Late-night Find (49)
Local Ingredients (47)
Kid-friendly (44)
People Watching (44)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Seasonal (37)
Good Vegetarian Options (37)
Great for Brunch (30)
Healthy (28)
Quick Bite (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Happy Hour (13)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Organic (9)
Paleo Friendly (9)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Scenic View (6)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Spicy (3)
Vegan (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Only thing I didn't like was the location of our table which felt cramped...back room in a corner.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Larry our server was above and beyond. He dealt with some obnoxious customers and kept a positive attitude and made our dinner a special evening. Larry was an integral part of our night and meal.

Of course the food was incredible as well

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Late-night Find
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely delicious! Great wine list with a wonderful selection @$29. A great value for NYC . Thx

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Tremendous...per usual. I will definitely reserve the table nearest to the street next time. It seats 8 and looks like it is so much fun!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic location. Great service at a great price. Excellent wine list

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great meal and service at Becco - we were a group of 14 and they handled us perfectly. The service was incredibly, the food was delicious, and the entire meal was so affordable. Would highly recommend Becco, especially for a large group. Thank you Becco!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (Bath)·Dined 4 days ago

Food is good but service is becoming worse and worse. Waiters literally run, and rush to get you out ASAP. We had to remind our waiter to bring us the wine we had ordered ... and we never got it.

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·Dined 4 days ago

I ordered a Bellini and did not care for the taste. The waiter brought me a glass of wine instead. It was very good. Our waiter was covering a larger table and therefore I do not feel he was able to be attentive enough.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Great meal, good portions. Despite being very busy, we didn’t feel rushed.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was delicious but what made the experience truly remarkable was the service. Outstanding!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Very good food. The service staff was friendly and attentive. Very good value.
Would return .

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Generally good for our fourth visit. Meatballs were great. Hangar steak not so much. Pumpkin ravioli too sweet. Like new section upstairs.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Our server, though sweet, seemed new and inexperienced- the only reason this review was not 5 star all the way!! Everything was excellent and thoroughly enjoyable. Perfect meal to go with a day at the theater.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Bartender was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Becco has become a go-to spot for us when we are headed to the theatre. The 3-pasta daily special is a big hit with my family. Great food, ambiance and location!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Love, love, love BECCO!!! This was our 3rd visit to the restaurant for lunch before a theatre matinee. We always get the $19.95 salad/pasta special and, as usual, it was great! Wonderful inexpensive wine list. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, although it can be cramped and loud, but we don't mind that. Food and atmosphere are outstanding. Also recommend making reservations as Becco is very popular.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Always one of my favorites when I’m in Manhattan and want a good Italian meal.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great service and food. They did a nice job with providing a great meal while being able to get to our show.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Becco is always a hit. Attentive, old school service. Love the unlimited pastas. Very reasonably priced wine list. Great prices for all that you get. Recommend!

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

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!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

A great find! Lidia Bastianich does not disappoint. Fantastic location, quaint atmosphere and delicious, authentic cuisine!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

This was our first time coming but is now my favorite Italian restaurant. Next time I’m in NY I will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous, as always. Good to have a reservation. Always dine there when in NYC.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

I felt like we were rushed to try and get the next group in, waiter waiting over us like a hawk.
The food was good but not great. But good spot to go before a show. Just wish we didn’t feel so rushed to get out of there...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 5 days ago

This was our first time here and I truly regret it. The waiter was rude and was reluctant to answer questions. The food was only average. The pasta was overcooked and bland. I will not be returning or recommending.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Animated wait staff. Food prepared well. Very busy and noise level is high.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Casual, Paleo Friendly
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