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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
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!
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.
Very disappointing! The spaghetti had the texture of mush. The “ homemade “ Italian sausage was tasteless except for pepper. They advertise unlimited pasta, but after the first tasting of three , I waited 40 minutes after my request to try one of them again. They obviously discourage seconds. We were one of several tables that experienced this.
This is the worst dining experience I have ever had in New York!
Made our reservation a month ahead. Arrived and waited in the very crowded bar for half an hour. Were then escorted to a very crowded dining room with tables practically on top of each other. The three of us were seated at a table that was obviously a deuce. Two of us opted for the three pasta special. And another had the chicken Parmesan special. Pasta dinner came with a Caesar salad or antipasto, we chose one of each. The caesar was awful. I have never in my life had such a tasteless, watered down yet ridiculously spicy Caesar salad. I left my plate mostly full and it was taken away without comment. The antipasto looked like none I have ever seen. It had single bites of a variety of items that didn't seem to go together at all. The three pastas were spaghetti with tomato and basil, orecchiette with broccoli rabe and sausage, and semolina gnocchi. The spaghetti was over cooked and the sauce tasted like it came out of a jar. The orecchiette was undercooked and flavorless, the broccoli rabe was overdone and mushy, and the sausage was sliced so thin that it was dry and burnt tasting. I actually took it out of my mouth rather than swallow it. The "gnocchi" were large squat cylinders of polenta in a thin white sauce. Again my mostly untouched plate was taken away wordlessly. The chicken was boring. It was overfried in oil that was likely too hot and had the same horrible sauce as my spaghetti, and came with no side. No pasta, no vegetable, nothing. . We've had better at our local pizzeria. We then had Italian cheesecake and a gelato trio for dessert. The gelato was fine. Nothing special, just vanilla, chocolate and coffee flavors. This was sadly the best thing we had all night. The cheesecake was not awful but I've had lots of Italian cheesecakes and they were all better than this one. We spent $125 and left hungry. I have never in my life been so disappointed by a restaurant meal. Especially a restaurant that belongs to a celebrity chef. Lidia should be ashamed.
I travel to New York at least once a year with my friends. Becco is one of my favorite restaurant that I do not want to miss. The meal every time is absolutely delicious, service is great and we alway can make to the Broadway show on time. This year we were sitting on the second floor which was less noisy 👍
Thank you 👏
HUGE disappointment in every way! The food was not good, the restaurant is tired and needs to be renovated. I was really looking forward to going to Lidia’s restaurant as I am a loyal fan of her PBS shows and I own 2 cookbooks. Although they serve Lidia’s recipes I truly believe Lidia would never serve food like this!
It was ok. I ordered the pasta special which was 3 different pastas served family style - all you can eat. Not because I was super hungry but because it was my 1st visit and I wanted to try a variety. The spaghetti with red sauce was the best. The rigatoni with bolognese was heavy on the pasta and skimpy on the bolognese which was loaded with nutmeg. The mushroom ravioli was good but a little too salty. Frankly I was underwhelmed and because this is "Becco" - disappointed.
Our family enjoys a visit here every time we travel to Manhattan. We have come here before and after theater, as well as just for a casual meal.
Lunch offers a three course pasta medley, which changes regularly and we have always found the choices to be excellent! What’s even better, is the price: less than $20, and it includes salad!
There is an extensive wine list, both white and red, all for $29!
We have found the service to be efficient and professional.
Reservations are definitely recommended.
Pasta tasting menu was very disappointing. Lydia should be embarrassed with the lack of flavor and sour burrata appetizer coming out of that kitchen. Turkey tortellini had NO flavor, no herbs nor spices. Penne with tomato sauce also lacked flavor, spices and felt like chef opened a can of dice tomatoes and threw pasta in. Only thing good was Pasta Primavera which was properly seasoned. Lydia, please have your chef focus on flavor, flavor, flavor. Overall table service good, our waitress Ruby was friendly and helpful. Final bill adjusted to waive burratta appetizer after we asked.
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