355 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
Primary Phone: (212) 581-2358
Primary Phone: (917) 206-0548
Fax: (917) 206-0026
Bike Parking: No
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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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.
03/13/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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.
02/18/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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.
10/18/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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.
08/08/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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,
06/12/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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
06/03/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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.
05/06/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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