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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.
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Primary Phone: (212) 581-2358

Primary Phone: (917) 206-0548

Fax: (917) 206-0026

Payment method
all major credit cards
Price Range
$$$
Neighborhoods
Hell's Kitchen, Midtown Manhattan
AKA

Becco Restaurant

Categories
Italian Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Caterers, Mediterranean Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Italian, European, Seafood, Continental

Alcohol: No, Full Bar, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Above Average

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Overall

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.

IrishEyesKimmie

01/26/2012

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Overall
Mangia!

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

ishmelbor

01/06/2012

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Overall
great decor, old italian feeling. good food too!

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

AshokS222222

02/07/2011

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Overall
Great place

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

TheTripChick

02/07/2011

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Overall
Delectable swordfish, Stellar service

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.

free2fly329

11/05/2010

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Overall
Dont take me there.

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.

FoodSeeker

07/12/2010

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Overall
Great Pre and post theatre place

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!

James O

04/20/2010

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Overall
Overpriced Olive Garden

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.

emmaboos

03/24/2010

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Overall
Great place, love it

Good experience i ll be back soon

Restaurant1Critic

03/13/2010

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Overall
Worst Restaurant in NYC

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.

EvanG

02/18/2010

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Overall
Great Special

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.

sadienyc25

10/18/2009

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Overall
amazing pasta and wine!!!!

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.

ackerss

10/14/2009

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Overall
something for everyone

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

harvey glasthal

09/21/2009

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Overall
great value

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

aaw926

08/08/2009

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Overall
HORRIBLY NOISY AND CRAMPED

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,

jeepdude2

06/12/2009

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Overall
2nDTime there better then the First

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

ktkoenig

06/03/2009

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Overall
go for the trio!

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.

mm550366

05/06/2009

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Overall
Rustic Italian At Its Best

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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