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- General Info:
- Founded in 1993, Becco Restaurant provides a range of dining services and offers Italian and American cuisines. It offers entrees, appetizers, salads, soups, desserts, and alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. The restaurant s lunch menu features Caesar salad, antipasti, steamed mussels, baked shrimp, chicken breast, beef tenderloin and pasta dishes. Becco Restaurant s selection of desserts includes apple strudel, cheesecake, house-made sorbets, chocolate mousse cake and custard with seasonal fruits. It serves a variety of white and red wines, including sauvignon blanc, merlot, chardonnay and martinis. The restaurant offers banquets for special events and private parties. Becco Restaurant s banquet facilities can accommodate up to 100 people. It additionally provides gift cards for birthdays, holidays, and predinner theaters. The restaurant is owned and operated by Lidia s Italy.
- Extra Phones:
Primary Phone: (212) 581-2358
- Payment method:
- all major credit cards
- Hell's Kitchen, Midtown Manhattan
- Italian Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
- Other Information:
Bike Parking: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Family Style, Italian, European, Seafood, Continental
Alcohol: No, Full Bar, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Above Average
I have eaten here more than once. The food is great and the price is fair for a Manhattan. If you like Italian, it certainly entertains the palate. The staff is attentive without being obtrusive throughout your dinner......there is no shortage of staff here. I thoroughly enjoy my visits to Becco's.
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.
11/05/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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.
04/20/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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.