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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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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 (481)
Authentic (275)
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Good for a Date (257)
Casual (219)
Neighborhood Gem (208)
Good for Birthdays (200)
Notable Wine List (198)
Fit for Foodies (196)
Good for Anniversaries (190)
Comfort Food (178)
Good for Groups (167)
Fun (161)
Great for Lunch (159)
Creative Cuisine (127)
Cozy (109)
Worth the Drive (97)
Romantic (92)
Business Meals (89)
Sunday Lunch (81)
Hot Spot (80)
Tasting Menu (52)
Bar Seating (51)
Late-night Find (47)
Local Ingredients (46)
People Watching (44)
Kid-friendly (41)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Seasonal (36)
Good Vegetarian Options (35)
Great for Brunch (29)
Healthy (27)
Quick Bite (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Happy Hour (11)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Organic (9)
Paleo Friendly (9)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Scenic View (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 19 hours ago

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

Bartender was great.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 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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 (Miami)·Dined 2 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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 (New England)·Dined 2 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 3 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 3 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Good pre-theater dining, great service and ambience, excellent value, reasonable wine prices

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 (Nashville)·Dined 5 days ago

We went to Becco for lunch. They have a great selection, plus an option for table side service of salad or antipasti and 3 pastas. The food was excellent, and the staff was top notch. Very happy with the whole experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Love the pasta specials, keep missing the home made pasta twisted around motzerella..

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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 👏
Fatemeh

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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·Dined 5 days ago

Pasta was underwhelming. Perhaps I had very high expectations because of Lidia. We came in after taking in a broadway show.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Muy buena comida y porciones generosas; el personal fue bastante atento.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Very slow sloppy service.
Food was cold by the time it arrived.
We had to beg for a bottle of wine.
We were given a different check.
Almost missed our theater play.
A disaster. Avoid.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Way too hot in the place. Hard to get comfortable when you're sweating. Love the food and service and everything...except the temperature of the place!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Had the pasta special (3 rotating pastas). All three were average to fair. Caesar salad was average. Bread was ok. Service was quick and cordial. Coat check guy was awesome! Fine for a quick meal but nothing special.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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·Dined 6 days ago

We had an excellent pasta meal at Becco's. Table side pasta was excellent with three great choices. Excellent service all around. Tables were very tight and it was a bit noisy but I guess that should be expected in a busy NYC restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed Becco. It was a nice restaurant for us to meet up with our nephew and
we had a nice time.

Tags: People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Good intimate setting with really solid food! Wish the service was a little more personal and expedient, but we came late, so I do understand, somewhat. Honestly, delicious and worth it.

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Second time I've been here. Good food with a very reasonable wine prices. Will definitely go back for a 3rd time!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Very noisy, as noted by many. Very crowded!! BUT, the wait staff handled it very well--promptly, courteously, as helpful with decisions as possible.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Pasta sampler is amazing! Great value. Rigatoni was my favorite.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

A delicious NYC find after our Broadway show! Loved the food and affordable wine.

Tags: Fun
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Beccos was way too crowded and very loud - a very unpleasant experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Another awesome meal! The staff especially Monica and Simon treat us like family! Becco is our go to BYC hot spot!

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Becco is always a great choice and food doesn’t disappoint. The down side is that is gets very crowded and seating is tight, however, the service is good despite the crowds.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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