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Becco

4.5
4.5
24206 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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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 165 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed, Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 397-7597

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    William Gallagher

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Catherine Gallagher or Ruby Westfall: (888) 925-4560

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Cross street

    Between 8th and 9th Avenues

  • 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<br />N/Q/R - 1/2/3 - A/C/E - 7 - S<br /><br />Upper East Side: Take the to Lexington Avenue/59th Street & transfer to the downtown to Times Square 42nd Street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 24,206 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Siamo andati per provare la cucina di Mr.Bastianich, ma le aspettative sono state abbastanza deluse. La cucina soddisfa più le esigenze americane che italiane, ma questo probabilmente è dovuto a ciò che il cliente internazionale si aspetta da un ristorante italo-americano. Buono il vino di Joe e ottimo il servizio
  2. D

    Dymitr

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    We arrived after 8PM and many tables were available but the receptionist insisted to seat us at the smallest table in the room. Only when we decided not to dine at Becco they agreed to seat us at a better table. It was small but better than the previous one. Then we placed the orders and it took very long time to serve. Note that the restaurant was almost empty. This was my last time at this place
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I was disappointed my chicken parm meal did not come with pasta. I must have missed that on the menu and you must have to order it separately. The service was excellent and the food was very good as well.
  4. RB

    RayB

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints! One of my favorite places to dine in NYC.
  5. KC

    KarenC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal and attentive, friendly staff!
  6. M

    Manhattanite22

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very loud ambiance and limited menu. I was surprised they only had one true pasta dish - all the rest was meat. Highly specialized Italian cuisine. They did accommodate our requests.
  7. D

    wayneD

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Immediate seating, to a nice table upstairs. Only issues with table was close to other, but not intrusive, and close to outdoor balcony whose door kept opening & closing. Not really an issue, but if it had been week before with heat & humidity would've been bad. Service was excellent, especially the sommelier , who knew how to remove, filter and decant an almost 25 year old Bordeaux I brought. ( The waiter knew better, and handed it over to her). Waiter was very good, but I did ask the initial person for a glass of ice water, when we sat down. It never arrived. The fish of the day was Fluke, which was seasoned just right, and over a layer of mashed potatoes, a nice balance with the asparagus spears. My friends Veal Parm, in presentation looked great, as in the best i've ever seen. He enjoyed it. (I know that it might not have been the most tender veal, but they tenderized it! It was not veal loin, as it was a veal rib, on the bone, pounded flat and round). The accompanied salad was nice as well. We all choose not to have pasta, so I can't comment. The cheese cake at the end, was very light and moist, which was a pleasant surprise . Overall, on Restaurant Row, I was not expecting anything more than mediocre at best, especially as I am local, but was impressed and enjoyed the meal.
  8. k

    kppm

    New York Area

    187 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    187 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The 3 pasta special is always so wonderful. And the huge $35 wine list is very Impressive. Always there is such wonderful service. Had a new waiter, and Gabe was so good. Even with a packed crowd, you never had to worry with the attention being paid to the table. Again you must make advance reservations for this very popular restaurant. So due to this I love an early reservation.
  9. JG

    JayG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place to go either before, or after attending theater, or to just drop by for a superb meal. Becco's food, their service, and ambiance are always at the top of the restaurants game. This is an enjoyable place to go for either an intimate, or a meal with a group of friends. Try it, odds are, you'll like it! Jay G. New York City, New York
  10. AG

    AdamG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Becco is always an enjoyable & satisfying dining experience located perfectly near Broadway to see a show! The unlimited trio of pastas are a hit at a value which includes a salad or antipasto starter. Becco’s Italian entrees are also tasty & authentically prepared. Seated nicely upstairs with a round table for 10 which allowed for nice conversation.
  11. RD

    RDPJ

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Becco never disappoints, the staff, food and everything about the restaurant is excellent!! We always have a wonderful dining experience here. Thank you!!!!
  12. JO

    JennO

    Atlantic City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience as always. Fabulous service and the food and price are amazing. Nothing can compete.
  13. JP

    JPVA

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    It’s not what it used to be. Crowded, noisy and nothing special. Very disappointed on a recent visit with my family. It’s really too bad because when this restaurant first opened it was something special.
  14. S

    Sophie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible experience. The appearance of the restaurant is lackluster, obviously has not been updated since it opened 20 years ago. The wait staff was inexperienced and rude. Manager was not helpful when we expressed our concerns. The pasta was flavorless and clearly came from a box. Had high hopes from the outward presence of Lidia and Joe Bastianich however it lacked in every regard. I would not chose to dine here again and would not recommend it to others.
  15. JB

    JimB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Mitch was great. Very helpful without high pressure but with good recomendations. We will continue to patronize this great restaurant.
  16. JS

    JosephineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food, service and value were excellent. I will recommend it in the future.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the staff were amazing! The endless pasta…I was amazed! Brought relatives from out of town and they were in love!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service.
  19. UG

    U2GroupieGirl

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food allergy was identified in making reservation and as soon as we talked with the server. We ordered the pasta trio, but indicated we did not want the 'meat' sauce pasta as we don't eat veal. Server was very nice and said they would make something special. Thought that was great, however, they came out with linguine pesto with pine nuts. My daughter can't eat pine nuts as she's allergic. Understand the mistake, but saddened the food allergy wasn't considered or remembered. They sat a table of 3 literally on top of us, had to squeeze to get out when dinner was over. I don't think we will go back since there are so many other options for excellent Italian dining. I actually wouldn't recommend.
  20. C

    Clevelandguy

    Cleveland

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Not the same place anymore. Have been going to Becco for 10+ years. Everything about this years trip was disappointing. From the greeters/hostess, to the chaotic "team" approach toward servicing the table, we literally had no less than 10 people at our table over a 90 minute period. The food was underwhelming, their "3-pasta" chefs menu is drawing a bargain crowd. Heavily salted food, none of it impressive from the Veal and Chicken Parmesan, to the Tomato and Buffalo salad. When booking the reservation we indicated "special occasion" as it was for mine and my husbands birthday...no acknowledgement of any kind. Disappointing at best, because what was a special part of our annual trip to NYC, we will not return as there was no value for what we received.
  21. JP

    JimP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, great food and they manage your dinner to get you out in time for your play.
  22. b

    bblaqz

    New England

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Becco is centrally located in the theatre district which is why I assume it is so popular. The food however is basic at best with little to no flavor. Don’t fall for the all you can eat 3 pasta deal. The spaghetti was the only pasta worth eating, the gnocchi was a sheet pan of baked mashed potatoes and the last pasta was so bland i only had two bites. I would say for the price it is great for families before and after a show but for a good Italian meal look elsewhere.
  23. JS

    JoeS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent as always
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Courtney was the best along with the meal
  25. MW

    MariaW

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Where should I start! From beginning to end the worst experience I have ever had. They sat us near the bus boy station where it was constant traffic and very loud. We order the 3 pastas with the Ceacers salads the orecchiette pasta was so loaded with garlic and the broccoli rabe was so hard. The pasta with with basil was supposed to be Al dente it was barely cooked, and the polenta cubes were tasteless. I think you should watch very carefully how the food comes out of the kitchen. And as far as the service, they were very rude and inattentive. A tourist TRAP! A very disappointed customer.
  26. CK

    ChristineK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Very hot in 1st dining room. Between the 50 lights that were on and door opening for guests, our table was not temperature comfortable at all. Sit in the back dining room or upstairs. Service & food was good!
  27. PK

    PeggyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent would highly recommend
  28. P

    Phylly2

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    My husband had the pork chops and they were tender and delicious. My friend had the halibut special and she said it was very well prepared and terrific. I had the stuffed peppers with rigatoni. It was a full plate and was very tasty. I wished our waiter had attended to us better. He seemed like he had too many tables but the place wasn't terribly crowded. Overall , I would continue to eat there as I always do when visiting New York.
  29. A

    Angie

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Going to theatre. Perfect lunch.
  30. ID

    ItalianDish

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Becco is my go-to place for my pasta fix. But, plenty of other things one the menu are great, too. My husband always orders chicken parm. and I drool over everyone's Rosso buco, and I wish I could eat everything, but I always go back for the pasta. The $35 dollar wine bottles are very good. What's not to love?
  31. MN

    MikeNYC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience as always.
  32. BD

    BeekmanDiner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great pre-theater dinner - service is wonderful and they know how to get you out in time for your show.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always go to Becco and when we are seeing a show on Broadway. Consistently good every single time. In the three pasta special is hard to resist. But even if you’re avoiding carbs, the place is fantastic.
  34. IM

    IMCReview

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food5service1ambience2
    I am so disappointed to write a negative review of Lydia’s iconic restaurant, Becco. I had been looking forward to surprising my (Italian American) girlfriend with reservations. My serious complaint has nothing to do with back-of the-house. The food was stellar. 5 stars. The problem is front of the house operations. Tables were crammed together, service was rushed/unsophisticated, servers were surly…I was mortified. My girlfriend and I have loved Lydia’s show, own many of her cookbooks, and think highly of her “brand.” Please, please fix the setup and train your front of house staff. Save for the bartender, they ruined what should have been a wonderful experience. I cannot recommend this restaurant and will not be back. NYC has plenty of wonderful restaurants where food, presentation snd service are stellar. Sadly, Becco is not one of them. :-(
  35. DG

    DonnaG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pasta special always a treat. Caesar salad was delicious and drinks were very good.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Pessima Portate terminate Servizio scadente Mai piu
  37. RU

    RonnieU

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I go to becco almost every time I go into the city to see a show the service is always great and the food is awesome !! I have ordered off the menu but I usually get the pasta specials which are always delicious !! If you want a great Italian meal I would highly recommend becco you won’t be sorry
  38. N

    Nige

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious and great value, but the tables are a little too close to each other.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding, from service to food. I am heartbroken by the removal of the chocolate mousse cake from the menu, but the burrata and pork chop were perfection. Thank you!!
  40. CC

    ChimChim

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined here once before and got the Simfonie de Pasta (sp?). Loved it so much, I got it again. All three were delicious, but the rigatoni bolonaise was next level. I also love that they put olives on the table with the bread. Will definitely go back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Becco does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Becco also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 397-7597.

Becco is rated 4.5 stars by 24206 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 165 times today
Google Map for Becco

355 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10010

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 8th and 9th Avenues

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed, Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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 StreetN/Q/R - 1/2/3 - A/C/E - 7 - SUpper East Side: Take the to Lexington Avenue/59th Street & transfer to the downtown to Times Square 42nd Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    William Gallagher

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 397-7597

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Catherine Gallagher or Ruby Westfall: (888) 925-4560

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