Becco

4.6
23654 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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KarinY
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious truffle pasta, lemon sautéed chicken was outstanding! Excellent service! Curated italian wines - great value.
Coming back soon!

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DAVIDC
New England
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Becco after seeing a matinee of the Lion King. What a great dining experience! Our entrees were excellent - I got the short ribs, my wife got a lemon chicken dish. We also added on the pasta special which offered 3 pastas of the day - today's were fettuccini with a marinara sauce, veg lasagna and a rigatoni Bolognese - all amazing. Plus, we ordered a $35 bottle of wine, a sangiovese which was very good. We can wait to return!

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adeleb
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love your restaurant so much and it was a pleasure to be able to come back after 3 years of lockdown. I loved your spinach filled manicotti with the white sauce. It was incredible. I shall try making this for my family. Love new ideas. Overall it was a wonderful dinner from start to finish and I wish I could eat more. Have to try every dish. My husband was very impressed with his choices also. We shall be back and will come in early we loved we had the restaurant to ourselves for a little while .We enjoyed other people sitting next to us but must concentrate on our very bite of your delicious food.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Lidia would not be happy to see Becco in its current state. Messy, unkempt and overcrowded. The pasta special was “ok” and I am certain the raviolis were frozen. It is resting on it’s tired laureates and far from what it once was.

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Fredda
Miami
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out for my birthday. I chose Becco because it’s always fun, the staff are all friendly and the food is always great. It did not disappoint.

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vipChrsturbo
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointing meal at becco. Amazing food and service

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vipTray
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We had been looking forward to our dinner at Becco for a month. What a huge disappointment. The food was awful. We had the pasta trio and each one was over salted to the point that we hardly ate anything. Appetizers were disappointing, to say the least. To top it off, we had to hunt down our waiter to get our bill. Boo!

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ReneeR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect. Service was excellent. Great night out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious!!!

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BasicGPa
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Becco was very understanding about my special needs (partially deaf) and moved my seat to accommodate me without any fuss or bother. For NYC, it represents a value IF you stick to the $35 wine list and the Trio of Pastas (hardly a sacrifice!).

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vipdineamite
West Palm Beach
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thought the whole experience was very good. There were 5 of us and we ordered 4 different types of entrees and two bottles of wine and we were all happy with the food and service.

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Bertiedog
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Starters ok, mussels lovely but the meatballs and stuffed peppers were poor, devoid of any seasoning. The tomato sauce was watery.

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vipLovejoy
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended! The greeter was kind, the bartender friendly, and our waitress Thalia was patient and accommodating with our timeline for our show. The food was authentic and delicious.

JM
vipJohnM
New York Area
309 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Good that Becco has reopened with the Broadway theaters, but the food felt more than ever industrial, mass produced for the tourists, rather than the fine food Lidia Bastianich has shown herself mistress of at Felidia, elsewhere, and formerly at Becco. The pasta trio special was gloppy and mediocre, "cruise ship style," as a neighboring table commented. The friendly wait staff kept up commendably with the crowds. It's a convenient spot pre-theater, but the high-priced food needs a touching up.

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vipIraH
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner. Food and service were both impeccable. Was taken to our table 10 minutes before our actual reservation. Was asked if we were seeing a show after dinner which we were. Timing of food was perfect. Got done with dinner with time to spare. Never felt rushed. Everyone in our party of seven loved their meal. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pleasant experience all around! Someone recommended this place to go to before a show. They asked if we had a 7pm show planned and made sure we were out in time to walk to the show!

Food was excellent. We had the lemon chicken and braised short rib with the 3 pastas of the day. All the food was cooked well and tasty! Service was very attentive!

10/10 recommend for a quaint Italian meal!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection.

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Mary
Denver
79 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our "go-to" spots in the theater district. Never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic everyone should try Becco they won’t be disappointed

JW
JeffreyW
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was very crowded and the tables are practically next to each other. The ambiance overall was basic and the service was a little rushed. The food overall was surprisingly bland and the flavor was not what you would expect. Very disappointing.

JW
vipJohnW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If you're headed out of a matinee or having an early dinner before a show, this is the place. Large groups welcome with reservations. Great red sauce offerings, good wine... stop looking — this is it.

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vipStevenZ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seeing Becco busy again and great seeing Joe there. Great food as always

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vipFoody
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly. Ivan our waiter was excellent. The chicken limone was delicious! The 3 pasta special was a favorite of my husbands. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Buena comida y el servicio en general muy bien. Un poco lleno el lugar. Muy pegadas las mesas una de la otra

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MarcelloC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not a fan of the prefixed menu. And we a were really cramped in the corner upstairs had no ambience

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DonnaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you head to NYC make a reservation. The food and service are outstanding. You will not be disappointed.

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Antigan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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JamesM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as usual was great. The service was also wonderful in spite of the fact it was Thanksgiving Day and it was very crowded.

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Customer
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Nice atmosphere for couples or families.

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ShannonH
Central Texas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, incredible food! The Thanksgiving Day meal was fabulous!! Loved it so much! Highly recommend!!

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Nancy
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiters were very efficient and the food was served quickly. They were terrific with the younger kids and even brought out a birthday dessert🙂

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BradS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Over the years, we’ve always enjoyed every dinner and every celebration!

Brad Simmons

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SuzanneM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We went for thanksgiving- we had no idea it was only price fix- nothing on there site or open table indicated that - and sadly the food was just poor and that has never happened to us there ! We have been there dozens of times :(
They really had such limited staff - it took 40 min just for our drinks . We hope they can get back to there old self and give quality food and serve once again

DD
vipDivaDiner
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very nice Thanksgiving Dinner. The service was very good and the ambiance just right for family!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

We’ve been to Becco lots of times and the food is usually great, but this time they had a special Thanksgiving pre-fix for $75 and the food was more like a hotel buffet selection. Not something you’d have to worry about most of the year but was really disappointed with the food this visit, was absolutely not worth $75 a person.

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vipSusan
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating out for thanksgiving. We are visiting family. This restaurant was outstanding on all levels. The service was impeccable and friendly and accommodating, we had grandsons 6 and 9. Picky eaters and they loved it. The food was beyond delicious!!. Our entire family was happy. Also the prefix price was reasonable compared to other places that we considered. This restaurant should get 5 stars!!!

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Nicole
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I had no idea that when I made a reservation for becco that I would be forced into a thanksgiving price fixe if a thanksgiving meal. I purposely made a reservation for Italian because I did not want a traditional thanksgiving. It should have been mentioned on the website when I made the reservation. It was expensive for what we got @ $75 a person. We had three kids who would barely eat the food so they charged us half price thankfully. The service was good up until my husband went to pay and the waiter accidentally took our card and left the restaurant. My husband had handed it to him to pay and then he had an emergency and had to leave and forgot about the card. So we had to wait for him to return with our card. Although it was not what I hoped for, the meal was fine.

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LeslieM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely after theater experience with our children and grandchildren last night. Delicious food and seamless service. Well done!

JK
JeanneK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pasta is delicious. My husband enjoyed his halibut, that was one of their special that evening. I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!!!

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You can order delivery directly from Becco using the Order Online button. Becco also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Becco also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 397-7597.

Becco is rated 4.6 stars by 23654 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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