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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 - 11:00
Wednesday: 11:30 - 2:30/4:00 - 11:00
Thursday: 12:00 - 3:00/4:30 - 11:00
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

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (473)
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Casual (208)
Neighborhood Gem (203)
Notable Wine List (202)
Good for Anniversaries (202)
Fit for Foodies (199)
Comfort Food (192)
Good for Birthdays (190)
Good for Groups (179)
Great for Lunch (171)
Fun (156)
Cozy (135)
Creative Cuisine (130)
Business Meals (104)
Worth the Drive (102)
Romantic (94)
Sunday Lunch (82)
Hot Spot (74)
Bar Seating (55)
Tasting Menu (47)
Seasonal (44)
Late-night Find (43)
Local Ingredients (39)
Good Vegetarian Options (39)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Kid-friendly (38)
People Watching (36)
Great for Brunch (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (31)
Healthy (28)
Quick Bite (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Happy Hour (12)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Scenic View (6)
Vegan (6)
Spicy (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Organic (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

The Food was absolutely fantastic and service was amazing.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely delicious and Seth our waiter was wonderful, as was the entire Becco staff! Great ambiance was the perfect pairing to this fabulous food experience! Thank you!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 2 days ago

We come here every time we vacation in New York City. I come from Canada and my group of friends just love it there. Great food, great service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

We were celebrating our anniversary and asked for a table away from the kitchen. They must have thought we meant “in the kitchen” since we were seated right outside the doorway—the closest table to the kitchen! The foot traffic from wait staff breezing by and the clanking of dishes and staff running up and down the kitchen stairs made it hard to even have conversation, which is why we asked to be seated away from the kitchen to begin with. Food was good but felt the pasta trio was not very interesting—gnocchi had a bizarre texture and spaghetti with marinara and basil was nothing special. Calamari was good. Wait staff is rushed because of the constant running around re-filling the pasta trio plates. Our waiter was very anxious to be done with us and seemed annoyed when we asked what the specials were. He asked if we were ready to order before even telling us about them, obviously hoping to save himself the speech.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food, great service and nice ambience. And a really attractive restaurant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Courteous service and very good food

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was delicious, service was great. Would recommend to a friend.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

I’ve been wanting to go to Becco for a while now and I should’ve just left it in my “list” and not ruin the restaurant and food that was in my head based on Joe Bastianich’s reputation and that of his family! My husband and I were saying that if Joe was there, even he wouldn’t eat the food and he’d spit it out like he does on TV!!
The Cesar Salad was tasteless and the lettuce was soggy and watery. The pasta trio was over cooked and not drained well, again, watery and not seasoned. Very underwhelming. I’d rather go to Carmine’s or Tony Napoli or....wait for it....OLIVE GARDEN!
Do NOT waste your time and money for this resto unless you like bland and tasteless food. You’re in NYC, and there’s thousands of other places to wow you and this was just so underwhelming it was sad. I don’t know why the resto was full besides the fact that for 24.95 to get an appetizer and a pasta plate in a resto and not a pizzeria in the Theater District is near impossible unless you want a burger and fries.
I’ve been to the dollar pizza dives in NYC and eaten street meat and loved it and have been to every Steakhouse in the city and every Michelin Star resto in the city and other places in the city such as Felicia or Del Posto all the way to Le Bernardin and this place was soooo not worth an everyday meal. I have a very good palette. Low end to high end. This. Was. A. Waste.
The service was diner quality and that didn’t help either plus there was very ambiance. What a disappointment that I chose this place since I only get a night out alone with the hubby like once every 6 months or so. We go out for dinner about once every 1-2 months now with friends or colleagues but just me and him...so rare. What a waste of a perfectly good evening.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Very disappointing, the calamari was chewy, the crispy shrimp, pasty and the salad as limp as it could be. The entrees were fine but nothing to rave about. They took the apps off the check, we didn’t ask them to but we couldn’t eat them. The staff was nice but No reason to return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The trio pasta should be serve separately, the pasta was not on the desired temperature. Penne passed cooking point.

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·Dined 5 days ago

maybe just some italian mood music and a roof top terrace like in sicily

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was pretty good. Enjoyed the $31 wine list. There are several selections for that. Server left halfway through our dinner and the one who remained did not fully engage or give the best service at that point. It was also very hot in there as the temperature outside had warmed up and maybe the inside still had the heater on. Overall I would return to this restaurant. Seating is better for couples or small groups.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

A LOVELY evening with good food and good service by a friendly waiter. Staff very accomadating from surprising us with a dessert complete with a candle for my friends birthday..... to turning down the cold air which was blowing from overhead. I have been at Becos a few times and have always enjoyed it. Highly recommended.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Becco is always a “must” when we visit NYC. We are NEVER disappointed. We always order the three-pasta offering and it’s always delicious and always different. We’ve never had a better Mushroom Risotto.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Becco is an old favorite and this time did not disappoint. The food is delicious

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·Dined 6 days ago

Overall ambiance and food was good!
Had a reservation for february 12 6:30 pm for my wife’s birthday. We went for the pasta trio which I expected to be better but order some other food and it was good. Service unfortunately was not OK! This only coming from the waiter attending us that nigt. He was not very willing to provide detail about menu and after making an observation about a soup which was quite bland he did not take it well and went back to his supervisor saying that we were rude an unfortunate comment that I had to hear on myway to the restroom. After hearing that I just wanted to immediately walk out from there. I would not go back and honestly not sure if I would recommend it. We just had a really bad experience with the waiter.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food reasonably priced. Ambiance is fine but nothing to write home about. The Pasta tasing was good but not exceptional. Would go again for every day dining but go to Del Posto Lidia’s other restaurant for special events

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Becco never disappoints- food ,wine and service always great.
It is always noisy and crowded , so not a place for a quiet meal- my only reservation—
But it is our go to place after theatre matinee!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Loud. Tables on top of each other. Food ok. Nothing special.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Pasta is always on point! Tables are crazy close together - please be respectful with coats and bags! But the closeness is a plus for date nite. Food presentation is nothing but spectacular, even the past tasting menu offers delights for the eyes. They pile it up, you will not leave hungry if you choose this budget-friendly option!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We were at this restaurant for 3 hours and had impeccable service throughout our visit. The food was delicious and this is the kind of restaurant that makes me want to live in NYC.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I had the pasta trio special. They easily replaced the seafood lasagne with a goat cheese ravioli. It is hard to believe that this was an endless serving included a Caesar salad. Service was excellent!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Vegan
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food excellent value.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Becco has a small cafe feel, with its tight quarters, but the restaurant is surprisingly large.

The food is always prepared fresh and delicious.

We had the Burrata and a side of meatballs for the table and finished with their pasta trio. Desert was fresh cannolis.

Their pricing is very fair and we even bought three bottles of wine at $31 each. (Their special)

Great place!

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The staff was very accommodating and attentive to our party of 10. We were there for 3 hours and never felt rushed, even though our reservation was @ noon on Saturday, which is a busy time for restaurants in the theater district. The food was great especially the three pasta entree choice and chocolate mousse cake. With all the great restaurants in NYC to dine at, I rarely visit the same one twice, however I made an exception for this one. Would recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Once again, Becco did not disappoint. The food was fantastic and was a perfect choice for our mixed group (foodies and non-foodies.) Additionally, one of our group had allergy issues and sensitivities and the chef was able to accommodate and make helpful suggestions. Everyone left satisfied and happy!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Once again Becco's was great! Never disappointed. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Been here before and will return but on this particular evening, the service was not up to Becco standards. There was a table of 4 behind us also complaining about the service to the wait staff.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, Casual, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was great. Love this place

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Yum! Yum! Yum! Excellent food, lovely service and great for before or after a Broadway show.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Met a few friends for dinner. Ambience was nice, attentive service, reasonable liquor prices, and salad , bread, olives and some other extras are included. Very impressed and we all had a great time! I highly recommend 😋

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great as always
Love the 3 pasta menu option
Always go their with friends

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This is a wonderful dining option in the theater district, on restaurant row. The pasta special (3 different pastas of the day) is an especially wonderful choice. They have an extensive wine list. The service is efficient and friendly, and they do their best to get you served and out in time for your theater curtain, though service is in no way rushed and you are welcome to linger. I have never been disappointed in my meal at Becco.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We were celebrating our 45th anniversary and was also going to the theatre...it is the perfect place. Food is outstanding, ambience in lower level was comfortable and prices are reasonable for NYC. Our waiter was exceptional. Wine, by the bottle, was very reasonable in price with a very nice selection.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

If Lydia Bastianich has anything to do with Becco I would be very surprised. This was an awful dining experience. One of the few positive things was the decor. We were offered a plate of tasty olives and a white bean paste which was crusted and yellow and hard as it had been at room temperature and then saved in the frig. We ordered the antipasto appetizer which was also served right out of the frig. The veggies were limp and cold. The 2 fish accompaniments with it were both a horror. The chewy octopus smelled off and and the piece of seared tuna was served cold, looking as if it had been gnawed on by a previous diner. Even the waiter took a look at it and agreed, replacing it. (See photo) And it still was cold and tasteless. Though the Sangiovese wine was ample and lovely, the main course of Pollo a Limon was over-salted, swimming in too many olives and capers. The one good dish was a special pork chop with peppers and tomatoes. It was cooked perfectly and had a nice balance. The desserts again, were pre-prepared and taken right out of the freezer, served on a cold plate. The zabayon tasted nice, but it was hard from being kept in the on ice. And the 3 scoops of gelati tasted like the 3 flavored Breyer's ice cream I had as a kid. And finally, happily, the expresso was delish. Even the service was less than mediocre as the waiter and servers were pre-occupied with several large parties. We were forgotten and had to call them over. So.... will I ever go back? No thanks.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Went here after a show. Service was prompt and they had water and bread on our table in a matter of moments. We went with the pasta tasting menu which gave us 3 different pasta types. They were all good but the ravioli, which was stuffed with goat cheese and beets had a mint flavor in the sauce which we didn't like. The goat cheese and beets were great on their own and didn't need the mint.

The only negative was the seating. They put us right on top of another table. It wasn't next to us it was diagonal to us. I bumped elbows with someone at that table. As the people on the other side of us left, we moved our table over to make a little more room. It was late and the restaurant was only half full so absolutely no need to jam us together like that. Kind of ruined an otherwise good restaurant experience.

They had a nice assortment of wine bottles for $31 which was a great value. Overall a very good value for the money in NYC.

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

The unlimited pasta special is a great value but the pasta is overcooked and mushy. There are only 3 types of pasta as a part of the unlimited pasta. The waiters come around very often with the food. I would not come back here again because the pasta was so disappointing.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was only okay. Service was average.

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Everything about Becco, from calling to confirm our reservation to checking our coats and cold weather gear to seating us before our reservation time to our waiter ...was attentive and friendly. We couldn't resist the unlimited three pasta dinner (chef's choice) all fresh and delicious. After the included Caesar salad for my husband, antipasto for me, fresh bread and olives and three of the most tender and delicious pastas, one serving was our limit. The pasta was also a great bargain at $24.95. The more expensive entrees looked delicious, however; we'd love to try the osso bucco.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Fantastic spot! Bottomless pasta bowl special was off the charts. Perfect pre theatre spot.

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