Becco

4.7
23717 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNickNYC
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wwnt during restaurant week. They offer a very generous meal. Oir server was right out of central casting for an Italian restaurant— totally enjoyed his presentation of the menu. Great pasta selection. Excellent salmon. I would go back again!

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JOHN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was very attentive and helpful. Very courteous and genial. Food was excellent as usual. Always good eats and a good time. Highly recommend just for dinner or before a show. The earlier reservations the better. We went at 5 just as they opened and it was nice not too packed and no wait. If you like pasta check the website after 2pm the day of to see the chefs specialty pastas, you cannot go wrong with any of the food here

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KenC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Becco is owned by Lydia and Joe Bastianich. Their dedication to the art of Italian cuisine is on full display here. In one sentence, this ain't no Olive Garden. This is as authentic as it gets.

It was Restaurant Week in NYC so we had the $39 three-course meal. We sat outside to take in the street scene on Restaurant Row.

My wife and I started with a Caesar salad that was fresh, crisp, and flavorful, as good as we've ever had anywhere.

Our second course was a mini version of their sampler of the chef's three pasta of the day. We received a traditional spaghetti with Sunday gravy, a rigatoni with a spectacularly flavorful Bolognese, and three artichoke ravioli that was, no question, the best of the three. Note that I called this a mini version of the sampler that they sell on the menu for $30. I could have had just this so-called mini version and walked away fully sated. I can't imagine what the full portion is like.

But there was the main still to come. I had a Chicken Milenese that was superb, and my wife had a pan seared salmon that was as perfect as it gets.

The staff was incredibly attentive, courteous, friendly and conversant, and worth every penny of the larger-than-usual tip I gave.

This restaurant is now officially my favorite restaurant in NYC, hands down.

If you go, I recommend the Chef's Three Pastas of the day. You will not be disappointed.

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Sophia
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Initially leery of anything in the theater district, I was thrilled with the high quality food and service at Becco. We had a large party and service was top notch throughout. Even the two picky kids loved their pasta. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening!

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AVB49
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and outdoor dining on restaurant row. Tim, Jose and the chef were first rate! Incredible value on restaurant week!

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Vincenzo
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Visited for NYC Restaurant week. We ordered from the restaurant week menu and the food was excellent. Had chicken with arugula and tomatoes with a vinaigrette which was very good and a unique dish. I believe chicken was breaded with panko. Was very thin which I love. I hate thick chicken breasts. We also ordered pork chops with assorted sweet peppers and hot peppers sauce. Very tender and juicy and also excellent. After salad appetizer had the pasta trio which was ravioli with artichoke, rigatoni in a meat sauce and spaghetti marinara. All very good. Price was excellent for the quality and quantity of food.

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vipCCnyc
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, always fresh and prepared to our liking - excellent wait staff; best chicken parmigiana ever!!

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ZakM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always. Terrific food and people!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a high quality meal.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

My boyfriend and I went to dinner with another couple and when he and my friend’s husband both held up their cards to split the check the server only took my boyfriend’s. Obviously that put us in an awkward position where we had to pay for everything and couldn’t really afford to. Becco is normally my favorite restaurant, I have been a regular for over a decade, and I recommend it to everyone… but looks like we can’t return for awhile since we were forced to spend more than we could. I’m just not sure why the server did that, it’s very upsetting.

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LisaR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my Mom’s 81st Birthday! Awesome food great service

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MarkE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, the food and the place was excellent. I highly recommend the short rib.

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AnaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always food was very good, the bread!! I love the bread they serve. The table was ready when we arrived. The only thing the waiter wasn’t very friendly, took long time to take our order and when he came i stead of send the order to the kitchen, when to 2 more tables to do the same thing ( 1 of the tables it was a party of about 10 people) but over all it was a good experience

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Bill
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Becco is excellent. Two of us had the three pasta medley, one had chicken and one had fish. All our meals were prepared and cooked to perfection. Service was outstanding. The waiter answered all of our questions and provided opinions
when asked.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner from start to finish! 😀

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IrisA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place. Great food! Excellent drinks! My white peach martinis to die for.

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vipBillB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Great food combined with exceptional service makes this a great choice for any event.

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vipkppm
New York Area
168 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place Never disappoints! The 3 pasta specials is such a wonderful deal. Last night was a great combination. The service is wonderful - such a friendly pleasant staff. They really make you feel appreciated for being there. Really recommend making reservations. It is a well deserved popular place. And the front of house when you arrive, are wonderful. The current management is THE BEST!!! A couple of years ago, that could not be said, especially of the female manager. The management and staff, do check with you to see how everything is. IMPRESSIVE is an understatement. I still miss the Desert Platter for 2 or... And looking forward when they start serving lunch and especially open on Monday & Tuesday. THANKS Becco you continue to get Better and NEVER DISAPPOINT!

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vipBrickenS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the restaurant week menu and wine pairing. So good! So many great tastes.

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LauriCRlizzi
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Lidia’s son needs to call his mom for help. I had to flag down someone just for my cocktail??????
Then we ordered and parties of 6 and 8 were seated and nobody came back to check on us?
The veal was mediocre- I can eat that in Virginia…..the pasta special BECCO is known for included excessively soft potato gnocchi. No desert because nobody came to get my wine order or our desert order…
Call mommy for help….we will not be returning ever.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic the host

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It used to be excellent, not anymore. We were looking forward for the pasta, salmon and their awesome cheesecake. The pasta was good, but the salmon and cheesecake were big disappointments, the salmon was very salty, and the cheesecake was just not the same, it had sandy texture. Expensive for what it offers.

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amyaacc
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for the unlimited pasta ($29)which is always extraordinary---but were wooed by the Restaurant Week Menu ($39) that had a good main dish but also the pasta and antipasto we normally get. Wonderful surprise was a glass of prossecco was included. Normal high quality fare---good and reasonable ($35) bottles of wine and a nice outdoor street seating section where we could watch the world go by. Club a few doors down had live music that we got to hear at just the right volume from where we were seated.

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vipKathyGE
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This was our first return to Becco since the Pandemic started and unfortunately we were underwhelmed.
Our chicken Milanese was dry/overcooked with burnt edges and lacked the sherry sauce as advertised. The chicken parmesean was average at best and should be offered with a side of pasta.
The sauce on the chicken parmesean was good but was not plentiful.
We hope it was just an "off" night and that Becco will improve during Restaurant Week.

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vipWinifredM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my grand nieces to Becco after taking the Circle Line cruise around Manhattan. We were tired, hot and hungry. We arrived a little early for our reservation, but we’re invited into the air conditioned bar area to wait until the restaurant official,y opened.

We were seated promptly and our server was helpful an attentive. The food we ordered was was wonderful!

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VeronicaP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. The wait staff were so nice and friendly. We loved the pasta tableside. It was so delicious. We loved everything about our experience. I definitely will visit Becco again.

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BarbaraC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends experience weekend with college friends

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LookingForGoodFood
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Drinks were very good. Kids even enjoyed dimmer

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small but varied menu - something for every Italian taste. Food was fantastic, service very personal and priced right.

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vipMarianneS
New England
29 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

7 of us got together at Becco on Saturday night (7/17) and it did not disappoint! 4 had the pastas with salad - yum! I had the veal Marsala- awesome! My other friends had the salmon and the chicken and both thought they were superb! I have been to this restaurant many times - in fact I go there every chance I can when in NYC. It is ALWAYS great! Highly recommend!

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BarbyS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a wonderful meal while visiting in NYC. The food was delicious. Service was exact. There were so many different things I would have liked to try.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Will definitely be back.

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chuckG
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Got all you can eat pasta, was good but single dish might have been better. Good if you want to try a few dishes

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around. Way too much delicious food. Great people. Great space.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!!

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LoriB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Perfect restaurant to go to before a Broadway show

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vipBonVivant
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great selection of beautifully crafted Italian food

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LoisP
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I’ve been a customer of Becco for years and celebrated many holidays there. However, I was greatly disappointed this visit. We arrived 10 minutes before our reservation and we’re not allowed inside the restaurant as “ they had to have their meeting “. We sat outside in steamy weather waiting for our table. Our server, Kathy A, wasn’t friendly, hurriedly ran off the nightly specials and seemed like she couldn’t wait to get away from our table! Dessert was ordered and three scoops of gelato were put on a naked plate with no “smear “ or attempt at presentation! Joseph was walking around and I wished he had stopped to ask how we were doing abs being treated. The food was excellent BUT service was very poor! Disappointed Lydia! One of your fans.

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vipAllieCat
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The sinfonia di paste is a must-do. Such a great value and amazing food. Also enjoy their $35 wine list. Great spot.

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Becco is rated 4.7 stars by 23717 OpenTable diners.

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