Becco

★★★★☆
Authentic Italian-American fare in the heart of the Theater District\n
40.7606 -73.9898
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212-397-7597

355 W 46th St

New York, NY

10036

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I love it here, It was my second time now with my mom and sister, we all got away from the guys and went shopping and grabbed a bite to eat. This place is Wonderful and I could eat something from here at least once a week!

5
★★★★★

I love it here, It was my second time now with my mom and sister, we all got away from the guys and went shopping and grabbed a bite to eat. This place is Wonderful and I could eat something from here at least once a week!

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If not the waiting time at the entrance, I'd give this place five stars with no doubt. I understand different situations and maybe the guy was just tired or something, but it feels embarrassing when a person looking at you pretends you don't exist...

4
★★★★☆

If not the waiting time at the entrance, I'd give this place five stars with no doubt. I understand different situations and maybe the guy was just tired or something, but it feels embarrassing when a person looking at you pretends you don't exist...

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Wow, what an embarrassment. Brought two guests (believing the critiques here to be exaggerated, or chance.) Been watching Lydia's show for a long time, and it never once showed her opening microwavable Mylar bags, simultaneously half-cooked & overcooked in a microwave and tossed onto her guests dish? Probably just missed this episode. Next time KFC, at least the rats never got sick there...

2
★★☆☆☆

Wow, what an embarrassment. Brought two guests (believing the critiques here to be exaggerated, or chance.) Been watching Lydia's show for a long time, and it never once showed her opening microwavable Mylar bags, simultaneously half-cooked & overcooked in a microwave and tossed onto her guests dish? Probably just missed this episode. Next time KFC, at least the rats never got sick there...

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My husband and I went to Becco for my birthday -- upon arrival we were greeted by the friendly coat check lady. However when we walked into the restaurant we stood within inches of the maitre di for about 5 minutes before he even acknowledged us. Very snooty to say the least. The food was ok-- the service was great. Worth the visit but don't be on the skinny guy at the door being friendly.

3
★★★☆☆

My husband and I went to Becco for my birthday -- upon arrival we were greeted by the friendly coat check lady. However when we walked into the restaurant we stood within inches of the maitre di for about 5 minutes before he even acknowledged us. Very snooty to say the least. The food was ok-- the service was great. Worth the visit but don't be on the skinny guy at the door being friendly.

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I go to Beccos again and again for the past few years. I love this place. It is so cute and quaint and the food is delicious. The service is good and the price is not cheap but decent. I recommend it for all to try, especially if you are in the theatre district it is the place to go.

5
★★★★★

I go to Beccos again and again for the past few years. I love this place. It is so cute and quaint and the food is delicious. The service is good and the price is not cheap but decent. I recommend it for all to try, especially if you are in the theatre district it is the place to go.

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If your not familiar with the Theater district and are looking for a spectacular meal and deal, you can not lose with choosing Becco's. Superb service food, wine you cant lose. A little tight, but acceptable-especially for the price point.

4
★★★★☆

If your not familiar with the Theater district and are looking for a spectacular meal and deal, you can not lose with choosing Becco's. Superb service food, wine you cant lose. A little tight, but acceptable-especially for the price point.

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This is one of my favorite restaurants to eat in the theater district. The pre-fixe pasta special always offers an unlimited selection of three unique pastas and sauces. The Osso Bucco is also delicious. The wine list is fairly extensive and reasonably priced. Seating is tight, reservations are a must, and staff is quick, as they know they need to get you to your Broadway show on time!

4
★★★★☆

This is one of my favorite restaurants to eat in the theater district. The pre-fixe pasta special always offers an unlimited selection of three unique pastas and sauces. The Osso Bucco is also delicious. The wine list is fairly extensive and reasonably priced. Seating is tight, reservations are a must, and staff is quick, as they know they need to get you to your Broadway show on time!

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This Italian restaurant is famous for its two-course all-you-can-eat dinner for $21.95, featuring an appetizer and a choice of pasta dishes. It does not hurt that its location is convenient to most Broadway theaters. The food is simple and full of flavor, and excellent prices.

4
★★★★☆

This Italian restaurant is famous for its two-course all-you-can-eat dinner for $21.95, featuring an appetizer and a choice of pasta dishes. It does not hurt that its location is convenient to most Broadway theaters. The food is simple and full of flavor, and excellent prices.

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This place makes fresh pasta dishes nightly and you can get 3 of them for a very reasonable price. Fun atmosphere. All wines are @25 per bottle-can't beat that!

4
★★★★☆

This place makes fresh pasta dishes nightly and you can get 3 of them for a very reasonable price. Fun atmosphere. All wines are @25 per bottle-can't beat that!

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This is a wonderful italian inspired restaurant. The Pre Fix menu offers a great selection of homemade pastas and sauces that are amazing. This is the first time I experience chocolate pumpkin ravioli and they were amazing. This is a must go if in the Times Square area of Manhattan.

4
★★★★☆

This is a wonderful italian inspired restaurant. The Pre Fix menu offers a great selection of homemade pastas and sauces that are amazing. This is the first time I experience chocolate pumpkin ravioli and they were amazing. This is a must go if in the Times Square area of Manhattan.

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Best Italian food on restaurant row. Go downstairs to have one of the best dinners of your life. Presentation and wines are second to none. better than anything in little italy.

5
★★★★★

Best Italian food on restaurant row. Go downstairs to have one of the best dinners of your life. Presentation and wines are second to none. better than anything in little italy.

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Becco was delicioso! Warm inviting atmosphere, super cozy and yummy food!

4
★★★★☆

Becco was delicioso! Warm inviting atmosphere, super cozy and yummy food!

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im not always the biggest fan of italian food, but this place made me change my mind for sure... better manicot than tuscany itself!!!

4
★★★★☆

im not always the biggest fan of italian food, but this place made me change my mind for sure... better manicot than tuscany itself!!!

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Even though Becco is known for their amazing pasta prix fixe, we decided to eat a little lighter post-theatre.

First off, the service was phenomenal. Leighton made sure that we were taken care of at every turn. Our bartender also took very good care of us. The initial pour of my Manhattan was about 2 millimeters short (honestly, no big deal), and although it was fine, about a minute after the Manhattan was poured the bartender was out from behind the bar, muttering "not on my watch" as he topped off the Manhattan. It was a wonderful show of top-notch service.

We started off with one of the specials, Smoked mozzarella burrata with broccoli rabe on Tuscan bread. It was delicious - and after having a piece of Tuscan bread all by itself, I could see why it was the foundation of the starter. Wonderful, chewy and crisped on the outside...yum!

Next we enjoyed the pomegranate salad (it was one of those nights where ALL the specials sounded good, so that's what we went with) and while it was lovely, it didn't really overly excite the mouth.

For our entree we chose the grilled swordfish in a tomato-ey sauce that was fantastic. We actually split everything and the swordfish came out on two plates - the portion was large enough to fill both of us and we were glad that we'd split it. Great texture on the grilled fish, it was up there with the best swordfish I've had recently.

4
★★★★☆

Even though Becco is known for their amazing pasta prix fixe, we decided to eat a little lighter post-theatre.

First off, the service was phenomenal. Leighton made sure that we were taken care of at every turn. Our bartender also took very good care of us. The initial pour of my Manhattan was about 2 millimeters short (honestly, no big deal), and although it was fine, about a minute after the Manhattan was poured the bartender was out from behind the bar, muttering "not on my watch" as he topped off the Manhattan. It was a wonderful show of top-notch service.

We started off with one of the specials, Smoked mozzarella burrata with broccoli rabe on Tuscan bread. It was delicious - and after having a piece of Tuscan bread all by itself, I could see why it was the foundation of the starter. Wonderful, chewy and crisped on the outside...yum!

Next we enjoyed the pomegranate salad (it was one of those nights where ALL the specials sounded good, so that's what we went with) and while it was lovely, it didn't really overly excite the mouth.

For our entree we chose the grilled swordfish in a tomato-ey sauce that was fantastic. We actually split everything and the swordfish came out on two plates - the portion was large enough to fill both of us and we were glad that we'd split it. Great texture on the grilled fish, it was up there with the best swordfish I've had recently.

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Wonderful ambience..... Will go there again for sure...

3
★★★☆☆

Wonderful ambience..... Will go there again for sure...

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I use to be a big fan of Lidias. Not anymore. Her employees (the waiters) are aggresive, condensending, pushy and rude. The food is just like another review I read, very Olive Garden like. I met Lidia there she is not friendly warm and welcoming like she is on her show so dont be hurt if she wont give you the time of day when you are there. I would go here as a last choice. The food is ok. I am suprised to see so many positive reviews everyone in the crammed like setting was complaining.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I use to be a big fan of Lidias. Not anymore. Her employees (the waiters) are aggresive, condensending, pushy and rude. The food is just like another review I read, very Olive Garden like. I met Lidia there she is not friendly warm and welcoming like she is on her show so dont be hurt if she wont give you the time of day when you are there. I would go here as a last choice. The food is ok. I am suprised to see so many positive reviews everyone in the crammed like setting was complaining.

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Nice place! Nice place!

4
★★★★☆

Nice place! Nice place!

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Very consistent food and service.
They are at their best for groups of 4 and more!
Location on restaurant row is perfect - near all theatres and mass transit.
Highly recommend!

3
★★★☆☆

Very consistent food and service.
They are at their best for groups of 4 and more!
Location on restaurant row is perfect - near all theatres and mass transit.
Highly recommend!

Pros: fabulous pasta, terrific service, large selection of wines

Cons: not cosy for two - best for groups

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My wife came up with the headline, but I agree with it wholeheartedly. The positive reviews on here are astounding as I don't think I've been to a worse Italian restaurant. My wife and I were in on Saturday night and were looking forward to it as we are fans of Lidia's Italy. The gracious hospitality on the show could not be more different from the service we had. Our dinner was post theatre rush (9:15 reservation) and yet they still were trying to churn the table.

The caesar salad that comes with dinner was spooned out on top of the bread/olive plate, and our dinner came out very quickly thereafter. My wife had the swordfish and I ordered the braised spare ribs, which was a special, and both dishes and their sides were awful.

Worst of all, a waiter actually made two women seated at the next table get up and move over to another table in order to fit a large table into the area. They did this without any apology.

The only good thing about this place is that you won't be there! If I could give no stars I would.

1
★☆☆☆☆

My wife came up with the headline, but I agree with it wholeheartedly. The positive reviews on here are astounding as I don't think I've been to a worse Italian restaurant. My wife and I were in on Saturday night and were looking forward to it as we are fans of Lidia's Italy. The gracious hospitality on the show could not be more different from the service we had. Our dinner was post theatre rush (9:15 reservation) and yet they still were trying to churn the table.

The caesar salad that comes with dinner was spooned out on top of the bread/olive plate, and our dinner came out very quickly thereafter. My wife had the swordfish and I ordered the braised spare ribs, which was a special, and both dishes and their sides were awful.

Worst of all, a waiter actually made two women seated at the next table get up and move over to another table in order to fit a large table into the area. They did this without any apology.

The only good thing about this place is that you won't be there! If I could give no stars I would.

Pros: in and out quick and close to theatre

Cons: food and service

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Good experience i ll be back soon

4
★★★★☆

Good experience i ll be back soon

Pros: best services

Cons: Noisy

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When you arrive at Becco you're greeted by a sour puss at the door who asks "reaservations" in a nasty tone. When you get through the door she pushes you in your back with the door. Then you get to the so-called manager who does not seem to care how poorly you were just treated. The wait staff is just as rude. Once you get your bill you can't believe you paid for such an awful experience. There are many great restaurants in NYC who cater to the theatre crowd, skip this one.

1
★☆☆☆☆

When you arrive at Becco you're greeted by a sour puss at the door who asks "reaservations" in a nasty tone. When you get through the door she pushes you in your back with the door. Then you get to the so-called manager who does not seem to care how poorly you were just treated. The wait staff is just as rude. Once you get your bill you can't believe you paid for such an awful experience. There are many great restaurants in NYC who cater to the theatre crowd, skip this one.

Pros: None

Cons: Rude Staff, Cramped, Bad Food

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Becco, found on the renowned Restaurant Row, can easily be confused for any one of the overpriced pre-theater eateries nearby. However, there is one element of the menu that makes this Italian fare worth a look, even if a show is not on your radar. For a fixed price of $22.95, each diner is given the choice of a Caesar Salad or Antipasto (assorted vegetable and seafood) and an unlimited portion of three different pastas. Changing daily, the three pastas are served by wandering waiters, ready to refill your plate at any time. An example of what you may find: a pesto pasta, gnocchi in a white sauce, and orecchiette with pieces of bacon in marinara. Also, a great compliment to any meal, there is a nice selection of quality, inexpensive wine.

5
★★★★★

Becco, found on the renowned Restaurant Row, can easily be confused for any one of the overpriced pre-theater eateries nearby. However, there is one element of the menu that makes this Italian fare worth a look, even if a show is not on your radar. For a fixed price of $22.95, each diner is given the choice of a Caesar Salad or Antipasto (assorted vegetable and seafood) and an unlimited portion of three different pastas. Changing daily, the three pastas are served by wandering waiters, ready to refill your plate at any time. An example of what you may find: a pesto pasta, gnocchi in a white sauce, and orecchiette with pieces of bacon in marinara. Also, a great compliment to any meal, there is a nice selection of quality, inexpensive wine.

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my husband and i went here on our first date in nyc 6yrs ago and have been back many time since. the shrimp and spicey tomato app is my favorite of all time. the pasta special is terrific and is what i usually order. the wine list is to die for---so many choices--helpful staff--and reasonably priced. i bring all out of town guests here for a wonderful meal i know they will enjoy. have never had a bad meal or experience at becco. highly rec!!! i cannot wait to go back.

5
★★★★★

my husband and i went here on our first date in nyc 6yrs ago and have been back many time since. the shrimp and spicey tomato app is my favorite of all time. the pasta special is terrific and is what i usually order. the wine list is to die for---so many choices--helpful staff--and reasonably priced. i bring all out of town guests here for a wonderful meal i know they will enjoy. have never had a bad meal or experience at becco. highly rec!!! i cannot wait to go back.

Pros: amazing pasta and wine, fun vibe and energy

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"Everything from the friendly wait staff to the delicious food was above my expectations. Small menu offerings, but something for everyone."

4
★★★★☆

"Everything from the friendly wait staff to the delicious food was above my expectations. Small menu offerings, but something for everyone."

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love this midtown restaurant - great place for before going to the theatre

3
★★★☆☆

love this midtown restaurant - great place for before going to the theatre

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Yes, the food at Becco is very good indeed and the service attentive....but how can you enjoy yourself when you cannot hear anything people at your own table are saying? The place was incredibly noisy...the tables so crowded together in the atrium room that the waitstaff was on top of all of us as they served the nearby tables.....a noisy table for 4 next to us when we got there became a noisier, even more crowded table for 6 after the first party left.....unbelievably noisy and cramped...and I will never, ever go back,

2
★★☆☆☆

Yes, the food at Becco is very good indeed and the service attentive....but how can you enjoy yourself when you cannot hear anything people at your own table are saying? The place was incredibly noisy...the tables so crowded together in the atrium room that the waitstaff was on top of all of us as they served the nearby tables.....a noisy table for 4 next to us when we got there became a noisier, even more crowded table for 6 after the first party left.....unbelievably noisy and cramped...and I will never, ever go back,

Pros: GOOD FOOD AND SERVICE

Cons: NOISE LEVEL---CRAMPED TABLES

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Last night i went to Becco for the 2nd time ever, and i felt compelled to write and just say i loved my experince there. My Date and I had the Time of out lives. the Food was excellent! The Wine the server selected for us was great and the deserts were out of this world. we were there from 8:30 till they closed and they were great to us the entire time!
I would recommend Becco to anyone looking for excellent Food

5
★★★★★

Last night i went to Becco for the 2nd time ever, and i felt compelled to write and just say i loved my experince there. My Date and I had the Time of out lives. the Food was excellent! The Wine the server selected for us was great and the deserts were out of this world. we were there from 8:30 till they closed and they were great to us the entire time!
I would recommend Becco to anyone looking for excellent Food

Pros: Service, Service, Service

Cons: Nothing.

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excellent choice of dishes! charming atmospere and great service. highly recommend their daily special of three dishes and a salad. bread basket is worth a sample too. excellent choice if you are hungry and ready from a break in the city! Try and get there before 4:00 on a Saturday and you can still get the lunch deal.

5
★★★★★

excellent choice of dishes! charming atmospere and great service. highly recommend their daily special of three dishes and a salad. bread basket is worth a sample too. excellent choice if you are hungry and ready from a break in the city! Try and get there before 4:00 on a Saturday and you can still get the lunch deal.

Pros: can't miss it!

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I've had many meals at this charming Italian gem in the theater distric and they've all been wonderful. The waiters create an almost show-like atmosphere with their never ending pans of pasta floating through the dining room like italian angels making sure that your plate is never empty
the vegetable plate is great fileld with mushrooms, and garlic mashed potatoes
this is a great place to go with a crowd and before you leave i must insiste that you have a glass of Moscato D'Asti the flavored liquer has the perfect about of dry bubbly texture with the added sweetness of pear

5
★★★★★

I've had many meals at this charming Italian gem in the theater distric and they've all been wonderful. The waiters create an almost show-like atmosphere with their never ending pans of pasta floating through the dining room like italian angels making sure that your plate is never empty
the vegetable plate is great fileld with mushrooms, and garlic mashed potatoes
this is a great place to go with a crowd and before you leave i must insiste that you have a glass of Moscato D'Asti the flavored liquer has the perfect about of dry bubbly texture with the added sweetness of pear

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My family took me there to celebrate my birthday and while our waiter was pleasant and did a wonderful job serving, the lack of customer service and poor management was astounding. An accident happened at our table by the staff and instead of coming over to help, the manager snickered in the background and refused to help. When we called him over to talk about the situation he was extremely rude and told us that it's against policy to provide any kind of compensation to customers. My mother had to attend a play that night with a destroyed outfit. We tried to reason with the manager and he responded by cursing and creating a scene in the restaurant. Having lived in NY my entire life and worked in the service industry, I was appalled by their lack of service and horrible attitudes. We were told that the only way we would be compensated would be if we came back and spent money on another dinner and maybe we would get free desserts. I would never recommened this restaurant. There are many other delicious Italian restaurants in NYC.

1
★☆☆☆☆

My family took me there to celebrate my birthday and while our waiter was pleasant and did a wonderful job serving, the lack of customer service and poor management was astounding. An accident happened at our table by the staff and instead of coming over to help, the manager snickered in the background and refused to help. When we called him over to talk about the situation he was extremely rude and told us that it's against policy to provide any kind of compensation to customers. My mother had to attend a play that night with a destroyed outfit. We tried to reason with the manager and he responded by cursing and creating a scene in the restaurant. Having lived in NY my entire life and worked in the service industry, I was appalled by their lack of service and horrible attitudes. We were told that the only way we would be compensated would be if we came back and spent money on another dinner and maybe we would get free desserts. I would never recommened this restaurant. There are many other delicious Italian restaurants in NYC.

Pros: they do italian right

Cons: lousy management

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I've been to Becco a few times I can't say anything bad about the place. Every visit has been very pleasant, with great food and wine. Whenever anyone asks me where to go for Italian food in the Theater District I always recommend Becco!

5
★★★★★

I've been to Becco a few times I can't say anything bad about the place. Every visit has been very pleasant, with great food and wine. Whenever anyone asks me where to go for Italian food in the Theater District I always recommend Becco!

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Incredible!!! Back for the 3rd time in 2 years. Brought a couple of friends from the UK and my wife. We had a vegan, a meat eater, a fish eater, and pork eater. All were in heaven. The staff were extremely attentive and especially to the vegan orders. The sparkling rose wine was the cap to one of the best meals we've have ever had. Plan on returning again and again.

5
★★★★★

Incredible!!! Back for the 3rd time in 2 years. Brought a couple of friends from the UK and my wife. We had a vegan, a meat eater, a fish eater, and pork eater. All were in heaven. The staff were extremely attentive and especially to the vegan orders. The sparkling rose wine was the cap to one of the best meals we've have ever had. Plan on returning again and again.

Pros: Every morsel of food

Cons: A touch "lively" loud but bearable

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My best friend and I had dinner at Becco on a busy Saturday night. Our server asked if we were going to a show and made sure our food came out quickly and brought the bill with dessert. The atmosphere was very nice, the cocktails were good, the service was prompt and friendly and the food was absolutely delicious. We had the pasta special dinner since we were having a hard time deciding. The antipasto was extremely fresh and the pasta was so good we didn't want to stop eating. If we hadn't been going to a show we would have lingered for more cocktails. I would highly recommend Becco to anyone.

5
★★★★★

My best friend and I had dinner at Becco on a busy Saturday night. Our server asked if we were going to a show and made sure our food came out quickly and brought the bill with dessert. The atmosphere was very nice, the cocktails were good, the service was prompt and friendly and the food was absolutely delicious. We had the pasta special dinner since we were having a hard time deciding. The antipasto was extremely fresh and the pasta was so good we didn't want to stop eating. If we hadn't been going to a show we would have lingered for more cocktails. I would highly recommend Becco to anyone.

Pros: Excellent service, great food

Cons: waiting area a little cramped

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BEEN HERE 3 TIMES AND ALWAYS A GREAT MEAL!!
EXCELENT VALUE WINE LIST.UNLIMITED PASTA IS A WINNER!!
MAKE RESERVATIONS.

5
★★★★★

BEEN HERE 3 TIMES AND ALWAYS A GREAT MEAL!!
EXCELENT VALUE WINE LIST.UNLIMITED PASTA IS A WINNER!!
MAKE RESERVATIONS.

Pros: GREAT FOOD

Cons: MAKE RESERVATIONS

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I went there with my family during the holidays and had a blast. The wait staff was very friendly and warm. The place was lit just right. And the never-ending pasta was delicious! I think it changes nightly or so but among the three pastas was a pumpkin ravioli that was perfectly delicious. To top it off, Lidia herself was there and taking pictures with everyone, welcoming everyone, going from table-to-table to make sure everyone was enjoying themselves. This is definitely the place to go if you're in the theatre district (where I'm wary of all restaurants)!

5
★★★★★

I went there with my family during the holidays and had a blast. The wait staff was very friendly and warm. The place was lit just right. And the never-ending pasta was delicious! I think it changes nightly or so but among the three pastas was a pumpkin ravioli that was perfectly delicious. To top it off, Lidia herself was there and taking pictures with everyone, welcoming everyone, going from table-to-table to make sure everyone was enjoying themselves. This is definitely the place to go if you're in the theatre district (where I'm wary of all restaurants)!

Pros: food, service, ambience

Cons: close tables, crowded

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Had a great overall experience. We will be back any time to try other items in the menu. Good value, quality.

5
★★★★★

Had a great overall experience. We will be back any time to try other items in the menu. Good value, quality.

Pros: Osso bucco, pasta and many other items in the menu

Cons: Nothing !

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I showed up in classic date gear; she had underdressed to the point of embarrasment. But despite my constant haranguing her, we both felt comfortable at Becco. The ambience was a bit noisy, but the decor and lighting were romantic. Besides, whispering angrily is more convenient when people at other tables are laughing. We ordered the pasta special and were deftly rewarded. The roasted vegetables seemed to "pop" with freshness; not at all boring as I had thought. The seafood accompaniment swam in my mouth. The 3 pastas of the day were equally as surprising and inventive. Never again will I poo-poo a pumpkin-based seasonal pasta...as long as its from Becco. I'm a bit demanding, and after a decade of restaurant experience, a bit of a cynic. But I cannot wait to go back to Becco. You'll recognize me as the bearded curmudgeon making my dinner date miserable, while enjoying the freshness and creativity of the chef.

4
★★★★☆

I showed up in classic date gear; she had underdressed to the point of embarrasment. But despite my constant haranguing her, we both felt comfortable at Becco. The ambience was a bit noisy, but the decor and lighting were romantic. Besides, whispering angrily is more convenient when people at other tables are laughing. We ordered the pasta special and were deftly rewarded. The roasted vegetables seemed to "pop" with freshness; not at all boring as I had thought. The seafood accompaniment swam in my mouth. The 3 pastas of the day were equally as surprising and inventive. Never again will I poo-poo a pumpkin-based seasonal pasta...as long as its from Becco. I'm a bit demanding, and after a decade of restaurant experience, a bit of a cynic. But I cannot wait to go back to Becco. You'll recognize me as the bearded curmudgeon making my dinner date miserable, while enjoying the freshness and creativity of the chef.

Pros: Good lighting, very fresh food, great value

Cons: Only 3 kinds of whisky.

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My husband and I went to Becco last night on the recommendation of many friends and we loved it! The food was fantastic and we had a lovely dining experience. Instead of having the endless pasta, which seemed a little too glutonous, we ordered the swordfish and angus steaks. The portions were huge, the food was simple and flavorful, and the wine selections were great. The only slight flaw was that the place was so busy that the waiter couldn't get to us quite as often as we would have liked. Expect to spend about $100 a couple, but walk away thoroughly full and satisfied.

5
★★★★★

My husband and I went to Becco last night on the recommendation of many friends and we loved it! The food was fantastic and we had a lovely dining experience. Instead of having the endless pasta, which seemed a little too glutonous, we ordered the swordfish and angus steaks. The portions were huge, the food was simple and flavorful, and the wine selections were great. The only slight flaw was that the place was so busy that the waiter couldn't get to us quite as often as we would have liked. Expect to spend about $100 a couple, but walk away thoroughly full and satisfied.

Pros: Simple & Delicious Food

Cons: Very busy wait staff. Pricey.

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IT WAS NICE TO HAVE DINNER AND WALK OVER TO B-WAY AND SEE A SHOW. EVEN THOUGH IT TOOK ALOT TO GET US SEATED. WE GOT LUCKY I GUESS. BUT IT WAS GOOD FOOD AND WAS PLEASENT TO SEE THAT EVERYONE ENJOYED THERE MEAL.

4
★★★★☆

IT WAS NICE TO HAVE DINNER AND WALK OVER TO B-WAY AND SEE A SHOW. EVEN THOUGH IT TOOK ALOT TO GET US SEATED. WE GOT LUCKY I GUESS. BUT IT WAS GOOD FOOD AND WAS PLEASENT TO SEE THAT EVERYONE ENJOYED THERE MEAL.

Pros: FOOD AND LOCATION

Cons: PARKING

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To start the night off i had to go to the bathroom while i was waiting to be seated...i had just had wings earlier in the day, and starbucks, so you know what was about to happend to me. As i go to the bathroom, i sit down and let that stuff go....i mean it was a flow of unnatural forces, picture this, two sun baked pounds of cheese, one old hot dog, and my ex-girlfriend all rolled into my body. came out, then after the el-nino passed i went to finish and no toilet paper....man what a bummer. food was great though.

2
★★☆☆☆

To start the night off i had to go to the bathroom while i was waiting to be seated...i had just had wings earlier in the day, and starbucks, so you know what was about to happend to me. As i go to the bathroom, i sit down and let that stuff go....i mean it was a flow of unnatural forces, picture this, two sun baked pounds of cheese, one old hot dog, and my ex-girlfriend all rolled into my body. came out, then after the el-nino passed i went to finish and no toilet paper....man what a bummer. food was great though.

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My 2 sisters and I went to celebrate my 50th birthday.The food was excellent, the waiters were always helpful and it was a wonderful feast. The only bad thing was, as soon as i finished my soda, they took my to refill it, but when the bill came I was charged $3.00 for every glass! Otherwise, I would highly reccomend Beco's.

4
★★★★☆

My 2 sisters and I went to celebrate my 50th birthday.The food was excellent, the waiters were always helpful and it was a wonderful feast. The only bad thing was, as soon as i finished my soda, they took my to refill it, but when the bill came I was charged $3.00 for every glass! Otherwise, I would highly reccomend Beco's.

Pros: Wonderful Food

Cons: Hidden charges

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Our first time in NYC from Wyoming and we selected Becco based on Citysearch information and reviews. Our reservations were made, in advance via phone, for a Thursday evening of Easter weekend at 7:30. The place was packed and when we entered they acted like they were expecting us and that we were longtime friends. We were seated immediately and treated like royalty throughout the evening. The wine selection is so large that if you can't find something you like then you're simply being too fussy. An entire listing of wines for $20 per bottle displays some great buys. Our waiter, Marco, was helpful, courteous, and pure fun. The Maitre D, Nathan, couldn't have been more pleasant. The three of us all had the pasta (I know, boring, but we love pasta) and it was truly wonderful. Throughout the evening we kept hearing, "Please, take your time." The evening was a wonderful experience, the food was terrific, hospitality couldn't have been better, and we absolutely loved it. Would I go back? Are you kidding.....I simply can't wait. Thousands of restaurants in NYC and when I do go back, this is the first one that I'll visit. It was a terrific meal on a wonderful night in a great place. I can't recommend it highly enough. Just plan ahead, be sure you have reservations, and don't show up late. You won't be sorry.

5
★★★★★

Our first time in NYC from Wyoming and we selected Becco based on Citysearch information and reviews. Our reservations were made, in advance via phone, for a Thursday evening of Easter weekend at 7:30. The place was packed and when we entered they acted like they were expecting us and that we were longtime friends. We were seated immediately and treated like royalty throughout the evening. The wine selection is so large that if you can't find something you like then you're simply being too fussy. An entire listing of wines for $20 per bottle displays some great buys. Our waiter, Marco, was helpful, courteous, and pure fun. The Maitre D, Nathan, couldn't have been more pleasant. The three of us all had the pasta (I know, boring, but we love pasta) and it was truly wonderful. Throughout the evening we kept hearing, "Please, take your time." The evening was a wonderful experience, the food was terrific, hospitality couldn't have been better, and we absolutely loved it. Would I go back? Are you kidding.....I simply can't wait. Thousands of restaurants in NYC and when I do go back, this is the first one that I'll visit. It was a terrific meal on a wonderful night in a great place. I can't recommend it highly enough. Just plan ahead, be sure you have reservations, and don't show up late. You won't be sorry.

Pros: Service, food, wine list, value, uniqueness

Cons: a little crowded but bearable

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Dined at Becco's about 8 times or so during the past 2 years. The food is wonderful. Some outstanding choices are the Osso Buco, the rack-of-lamb, fish dishes like striped bass. You can trust the chefs. The meatball appetizer is excellent as well. We usually get the Sampler for dessert, and enjoy almost all items included. Every day there is a pasta special (if you're not dieting) for $21 I think, which includes 3 different pastas (all you can eat). The Caesar's salad included with dinners is outstanding.
We've sat upstairs and down and on both sides of the restaurant. Sometimes we get a VERY small table which is annoying and pre-theatre hours are crowded with reservations almost essential. Service is excellent. We usually get there about 5:45 PM for pre-theatre dinner if show is at 8 PM. If anything, the service is a bit too quick. Excellent cocktails, lots of wines ALL at $25 per bottle. Your server's recommendation is usually fine. Very good wine list beyond the $25 dollar per bottle list, if you want something above "adequate". You will be pleased dining at Becco.

5
★★★★★

Dined at Becco's about 8 times or so during the past 2 years. The food is wonderful. Some outstanding choices are the Osso Buco, the rack-of-lamb, fish dishes like striped bass. You can trust the chefs. The meatball appetizer is excellent as well. We usually get the Sampler for dessert, and enjoy almost all items included. Every day there is a pasta special (if you're not dieting) for $21 I think, which includes 3 different pastas (all you can eat). The Caesar's salad included with dinners is outstanding.
We've sat upstairs and down and on both sides of the restaurant. Sometimes we get a VERY small table which is annoying and pre-theatre hours are crowded with reservations almost essential. Service is excellent. We usually get there about 5:45 PM for pre-theatre dinner if show is at 8 PM. If anything, the service is a bit too quick. Excellent cocktails, lots of wines ALL at $25 per bottle. Your server's recommendation is usually fine. Very good wine list beyond the $25 dollar per bottle list, if you want something above "adequate". You will be pleased dining at Becco.

Pros: Outstanding food, excellent preparation, fine drinks, wine, good service.

Cons: Small tables sometimes; occasionally too crowded, average ambience

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I'd dined at Felidia's on a previous visit to Manhattan, and wasn't so impressed, but I'd vowed to try Lidia's other restaurant, Becco. I had a hunch that I would like it much better, and I was right. The restaurant was very crowded, but since I was dining alone, I sat at the wine bar to have dinner. The bartender was very helpful, and helped me choose a wine to my liking, as well as make dinner recommendations. I had a peppery wine from the Puglia region of Italy, along with the Galleto Al Forno. It was amazing...I couldn't stop gushing to the bartender about how good that oven-roasted chicken breast was.

5
★★★★★

I'd dined at Felidia's on a previous visit to Manhattan, and wasn't so impressed, but I'd vowed to try Lidia's other restaurant, Becco. I had a hunch that I would like it much better, and I was right. The restaurant was very crowded, but since I was dining alone, I sat at the wine bar to have dinner. The bartender was very helpful, and helped me choose a wine to my liking, as well as make dinner recommendations. I had a peppery wine from the Puglia region of Italy, along with the Galleto Al Forno. It was amazing...I couldn't stop gushing to the bartender about how good that oven-roasted chicken breast was.

Pros: helpful staff, delicious food, good wine

Cons: crowded

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Went here with 3 friends the other night..and I can't said it lived up to its reputation. We had a horrible table location despite reservations earlier in the week (right in front of the door when it was 50 degrees out). We ended up trying the pasta special as it's been recommended by so many people, but half of the pasta was uncooked! We had to pick and choose which noodles to eat, trying to avoid chewing raw dough. In the end, it was OK. Probably won't go back for a while, at least not until the memory of this experience is erased. Good wine selection, though (very cheap), and great dessert.

3
★★★☆☆

Went here with 3 friends the other night..and I can't said it lived up to its reputation. We had a horrible table location despite reservations earlier in the week (right in front of the door when it was 50 degrees out). We ended up trying the pasta special as it's been recommended by so many people, but half of the pasta was uncooked! We had to pick and choose which noodles to eat, trying to avoid chewing raw dough. In the end, it was OK. Probably won't go back for a while, at least not until the memory of this experience is erased. Good wine selection, though (very cheap), and great dessert.

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BEWARE! this place charges 18% tip automatically if you have a party of 6 or more, and on top of that, the tip is on top of the tax, meaning they are really getting you for over 20% tip, and their service is not worth it. They may have all you can eat pasta, but you practically have to beg to get a second round of it. If it's all you can eat, when you are done, shouldn't the waiter come around asking if you want more? not this place, they try to take your plates away. We tried to ask for more, and the waiter looked upset, then he called the guy carrying around the pasta to come back, the guy wandered off and we waited about 15 minutes to be served our second round, none of us dare ask for more. With their dessert sampler, they include ice cream and sorbets, but a tiny scoop of each, even if you have 12 people at the table, meaning 12 people will have to dig their spoons into one tiny ice cream flavor, talk about stingy when they charge like $40 for some "unlimited" pasta and some entrees and dessert. The food tasted good, but the service and price kills it.

3
★★★☆☆

BEWARE! this place charges 18% tip automatically if you have a party of 6 or more, and on top of that, the tip is on top of the tax, meaning they are really getting you for over 20% tip, and their service is not worth it. They may have all you can eat pasta, but you practically have to beg to get a second round of it. If it's all you can eat, when you are done, shouldn't the waiter come around asking if you want more? not this place, they try to take your plates away. We tried to ask for more, and the waiter looked upset, then he called the guy carrying around the pasta to come back, the guy wandered off and we waited about 15 minutes to be served our second round, none of us dare ask for more. With their dessert sampler, they include ice cream and sorbets, but a tiny scoop of each, even if you have 12 people at the table, meaning 12 people will have to dig their spoons into one tiny ice cream flavor, talk about stingy when they charge like $40 for some "unlimited" pasta and some entrees and dessert. The food tasted good, but the service and price kills it.

Pros: food, I like Lydia on PBS!

Cons: bad service, charging 18% tip on top of tax, the pasta is not really unlimited if they don't come around after your first round.

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I go often and recommend Becco's to out of town business associates and friends. Went on a Saturday with out of town tickets and the food was great but the service was awful, even surely. Ordered a $25 glass of wine and it was bad. Told the waiter. A young "host" came out and said it was good, obviously we were wrong. Left it on our bill until we asked. Was told mistake but it felt like "trying to get the tourists!"

4
★★★★☆

I go often and recommend Becco's to out of town business associates and friends. Went on a Saturday with out of town tickets and the food was great but the service was awful, even surely. Ordered a $25 glass of wine and it was bad. Told the waiter. A young "host" came out and said it was good, obviously we were wrong. Left it on our bill until we asked. Was told mistake but it felt like "trying to get the tourists!"

Pros: great food, pasta special is always a treat

Cons: service on the weekend

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Best meal for the price I have ever had in NYC. We had 8 adults and a three year old for a mothers day lunch on a busy Saturday afternoon. I am always disappointed with the service when I am with a large group like this, but this time I was totally impressed with the staffs ability to not only be attentive but also have a smile on while the avoided my 3 year old nephew as he bounced around.

We had the group special! So much food, I am stuffed now just thinking about it. Salad, pasta tri tasting, Steak, Chicken, Swordfish, Potatos etc.......ALL YOU CAN EAT!!!!!!!

$30 a person ..............AMAZING

5
★★★★★

Best meal for the price I have ever had in NYC. We had 8 adults and a three year old for a mothers day lunch on a busy Saturday afternoon. I am always disappointed with the service when I am with a large group like this, but this time I was totally impressed with the staffs ability to not only be attentive but also have a smile on while the avoided my 3 year old nephew as he bounced around.

We had the group special! So much food, I am stuffed now just thinking about it. Salad, pasta tri tasting, Steak, Chicken, Swordfish, Potatos etc.......ALL YOU CAN EAT!!!!!!!

$30 a person ..............AMAZING

Pros: Service, Food, Price

Cons: Beer selection

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We visited Becco last month . Ok, it's 4:30 PM and we're all waiting outside when the door finally opens . We get escorted through one dining where all the waiters and waitresses are being prepped about the nights menu. Myself along with every other patron were forced to wait in an overcrowded bar while employees carry chairs and such over our heads to prepare for dinner in the next room, shoulder to shoulder we stood there like cattle waiting to be fed. Finally we get seated and our underdressed servers commence running around banging and bumping into us as we sit there waiting to be waited upon. I ordered the all you can eat Pasta , These guys are pros at figuring out what you like and making sure you don't get anymore. service sucks!
I have to admit the bathrooms are very nice and clean.

2
★★☆☆☆

We visited Becco last month . Ok, it's 4:30 PM and we're all waiting outside when the door finally opens . We get escorted through one dining where all the waiters and waitresses are being prepped about the nights menu. Myself along with every other patron were forced to wait in an overcrowded bar while employees carry chairs and such over our heads to prepare for dinner in the next room, shoulder to shoulder we stood there like cattle waiting to be fed. Finally we get seated and our underdressed servers commence running around banging and bumping into us as we sit there waiting to be waited upon. I ordered the all you can eat Pasta , These guys are pros at figuring out what you like and making sure you don't get anymore. service sucks!
I have to admit the bathrooms are very nice and clean.

Pros: neighborhood, bathroom

Cons: service, service , food

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Had dinner 4/14 Friday night @ BECCO and was very pleased with the food and service.
Ordered the Pasta special and the waiter came around filling and refilling my plate with three different pasta dishes all night long. The atmosphere was pleasant and casually comfortable. I left 15 lbs heavier!

4
★★★★☆

Had dinner 4/14 Friday night @ BECCO and was very pleased with the food and service.
Ordered the Pasta special and the waiter came around filling and refilling my plate with three different pasta dishes all night long. The atmosphere was pleasant and casually comfortable. I left 15 lbs heavier!

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Owners Joseph Bastianich and his mother, Lidia, felt that the Theater District needed a touch of her Felidia Ristorante at a more attractive price point---thus Becco. The name is derived from the Italian verb, beccare, meaning to peck,…

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