Becco

4.7
23694 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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Safety precautions

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
What 23694 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MelD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, generous portions. The service was attentive with owner and hostess.





























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JeffreyS
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place to eat in NYC! Always a lovely meal

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LindaR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so excited to be able to get a reservation. One of our group is a big fan of the chef/owner. The service was excellent and the food was amazing! Great evening.

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Blin38
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So dang good! Loved being outside. The salad/three pasta never disappoints.

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DonnaM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Our dinner was delicious! The service was exceptional!

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athenal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Becco has been our go-to for hosting guests in the city. Unfortunately, last night, our server was not on his game.

He seemed very irritated with our table. Actually said “I’ve been back 3 times already” when we were deciding on our meals. We had already ordered 2 bottles of wine at this point.

We had an 8:15pm reservation for 8….so unlikely he was looking to flip our table? Not sure about the rush.

Three guests ordered the pasta special. The pasta server was rough & the pasta splattered every time he served.

As we tried to order dessert, one of our guests asked for an expresso, the waiter actually said to her “woah,woah,woah….let me do this first”as if an expresso with a dessert order was too much for him.

We bring guests to Becco for the pasta experience & service. We love Lidia. However, last night, we were very disappointed…..we could’ve overlooked the subpar pasta but, not the terrible service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Seriously mediocre food. Very large portions. Positioned and priced for the tourists who flock to the theatre district. The need Lydia back in the kitchen.

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vipDianec
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

100% delicious
Great presentation and amazing quality. Perfect experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fav spots in NYC. The pasta trio is ALWAYS amazing. Great atmosphere and location. Impeccable service.

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MKae
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was great, staff very polite and attentive, but the food was mediocre to say the least. One of the options in the Symphony of Pastas was fusilli in butter with a piece of broccoli - food fit for a lunchbox of a first grader, not a restaurant which specializes in pasta dishes. Overall, not what I would expect for the prices the restaurant charges.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from taste to service. Will certainly be back with anticipation to return! Thank you

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MartiniBoy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the last restaurant I went to before lockdown and the first I went to after lockdown. I once said that Becco is not just a restaurant it is more like a family. The food is always good, the staff is truly amazing and I am so glad to have been a patron for so many years. I have had multiple parties and work events at Becco and will always recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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StevenL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Service was slow and inattentive, not what we are accustomed for our favorite restaurant. Disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and food was exquisite. Gave us a table in a private dining room that we had all to ourselves. Would def recommend!!!

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vipJenn
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Very consistent restaurant that does everything well!

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PBee
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food- the pasta linguine and clams was to die for ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Never acknowledged our birthday request and server made us feel very rushed - was not personable at all.

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BrianF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Osso Buco is one of New York City's truly great dishes and we had two terrific bottles from the $35 list- a Sangiovese and a Nebbiolo. Finished with a terrific Grappa suggested by the bartender.

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GARYD
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, very accommodating, excellent value, wonderful service.

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DeeM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! I love watching Lidia on Channel 13 and was hoping the food would be close to what I expected from her. We brought friends from San Diego and we were all very happy with the our menu choices.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food wasn't that great, the fish was overcooked and we sat down at 6:30pm and didn't get our dinner till almost 7:30. Honestly I would pass on this place again.

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FreeDCnow
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I first visited Becco with my mother about 15 years ago. She has since passed, but I wanted to “relive” that lovely dinner we spent together there. I’m so glad I did. My friends and I are big fans of Ms. Lidia and I was happy to learn that she visits the restaurant every few weeks! Tutti a tavola a mangiare!

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BrettAJ
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad NYC has opened back up. Becco is fantastic! Great food, service and atmosphere, all in one.

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KimberlieL
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BELLISSIMO!
Seriously, wonderful. Becco was recommended by a friend who said the table side nightly pasta special was fantastic.
The 3 fresh pasta creations rotate nightly and are left to Chef Gallagher wizardry (ok so the Irish 🇮🇪 flag is ALMOST Italian 🇮🇹 LOL)
It was a long stroll from our hotel at 50th & 3rd but worth every second of the chilly walk to the west side!
Nino our server was fantastic. Our table service a delight. Cocktails perfectly crafted, wine selections abundant.
The rest of the "ALL DAY MENU" and the daily specials were all well curated. Enough choices but not overwhelming.
Becco is on my list as a new go to and will be a great location once Broadway reopens.
* Although NYC has relaxed its covid restrictions, the staff were all still masked, and requested guest wear them unless seated.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome birthday meal / celebration with family.

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AndrewC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service, and very comfortable atmosphere

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IvetteEch52
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service & ambience were phenomenal 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pasta! Great service and friendly staff

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IrisA
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Becco’s for a couple of years now. We are always reminded of its excellence. Cheers to excellent food, service, ambience, simply everything! Cheers to the bartender who makes great drinks! The white peach martini was excellent.

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eab1235
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. The specials were incredible. Loved the pastas. I highly recommend!

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RachelJ
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and service. This is one of our favorite stops while visiting New York.

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vipLatina
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I asked for warm bread and was told "hey restaurant does not serve warm bread". Ok. I don't remember that being an issues, given i have been to that place pre-pandemic 10+ and always received warm bread. We (my friend and I) order two main dishes, both of which were ok, I had to ask to order the unlimited past, it was ok. All around, given we are slowly reopening, I thought the serving staff did good and the chef made good food. I will go back because I know this place never disappoints.

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CindyB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta dinner and salad was delicious! Great service!

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vipJeffandJess
Cincinnati
66 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here, and it blew us away. We’ve been to several highly rated Italian restaurants in nyc, and Becco was by far the best.
We started with woodford Manhattans, and we are bourbon snobs from Kentucky and hard to please. They were amazing. We had the short ribs and pollo limone, both were the best we’ve had. We finished with the cheesecake. It has a very light and fluffy texture, and a hint of browned butter in the crust. I’m not a huge fan of cheesecake but this was fantastic!Alejandro gave excellent service from start to finish. We’ll certainly be back!

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vipkppm
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the 3 pasta specials... this time the 3 combinations were EXCELLENT!!! The service is Wonderful and the wait staff is The BEST! Such a warm friendly atmosphere. Reservations are strongly recommended. This is my # ! NYC favorite place! The mangers are so welcoming and really care.

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DharnellD
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience with an excellent ambiance. I will definitely be returning to this fine establishment!

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lizjl
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent pasta

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter there is a gem. Recommend the pasta special - never lets us down!

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vipJayH
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Becco has never disappointed us. The pastas are the best deal in NYC!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great ambiance, awesome service!

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Becco is rated 4.7 stars by 23694 OpenTable diners.

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