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Posted by Sweetshe on 08/25/2009
Love Becco! I will admit we I try to go whenever I am in the city. I had a friend with me this time who ordered the lasagna, which I have to admit I am not a fan of - it has nutmeg in it...but my friend liked it so much she wanted to go the next day to get the same thing! I usually get the pasta special which is always tasty...loved the antipasto and/or ceasar salad, olives are delicious! The pasta's the first day were spaghetti w/ tomato/basil, pasta with roast beef - my fav of the three and macaroni and cheese. The 2nd night was again the spaghetti w/ tomato/basil, pasta with veal ragu (has a unique flavor) and mushroom ravioli. Love it! Will be back! Oh - and their Iced Tea is excellent.
Posted by BenderRodriguez on 07/27/2009
My wife and I have dined here probably 10 times over the years, while traveling in NYC. This year, we decided to bring our 8-year-old along. This place never fails to amaze us. The food -- and it's authentic Italian food -- is fabulous, the servers are friendly and personable, and the atmosphere is an entertaining blur, as the servers move from table to table. I really don't know how they do it. We first came to Becco's in 1996, and the prices are only slightly higher now than they were then. I come from a long line of fabulous Italian cooks, and I can't stress enough how the food at Becco's is the real deal. Anyone who questions the food quality at this restaurant doesn't know his ass from his elbow. Go to this restaurant and have one of the best meals you'll ever have. Buy a nicely priced bottle of wine. Laugh. Eat. Enjoy.
Posted by RJA on 07/20/2009
Okay - just to clarify - I did not order the Veal Chops and it was a terrible mistake. Thats not to say the Pasta trio was not good -- to the contrary, it was excellent!! But....the Veal Chops that my wife and mother-in-law ordered were probably the best things I have ever tasted (no lie or exageration). Service was excellent Pasta, again, was excellent. Dining space is on the small side and the bathrooms are situated in weird places but overall this was a great experience and I will return to order my own Veal Chop soon...
Posted by Lou Demonte on 07/03/2009
The food was outstanding! the wine list was far better then I had thought it might be. The food was fantasic, my girlfriend had the short rib and it just fell off the bone. The 3 pasta meals was fabulous and was served right out of the pan itself. The servers were very informative about the specials and defiantly knew how to work the guests. The atmosphere was great (if you like busy restaurants like i do). Its in a nice location and is well lit up inside, not like some other restaurants that have the lights turned down. And for 2 people the bill at the end was far less expensive then I had invisioned. Guys treat your lady to a romantic dinner for 2 here, believe me she'll love it!
Posted by kmon on 07/01/2009
We are big fans of Lidia and expected so much better than we got. The lemon chicken was gross - thick, dry, and tasted like olives. The veal chop was fatty and greasy. The 3 pastas meal that they are known for was nothing to write home about and I'd never order it again. The wait staff only recommended the Bastianich brand of wine - seriously? Big disappointment.
Posted by Cat on 06/15/2009
Was anticipating and expecting excellent food but we were sadly disappointed. One pasta was bland and tasteless, the other had a sauce that was too thin and also lacked flavor. The basil tomato spagetti was good (and it was cooked perfectly) but not good enough to carry the meal. The food was medocre at best and not worth experience. Would not return.
Posted by jm on 05/13/2009
I'd had high hopes for this place being a big fan of Lidia but I was dissapointed. It was crowded, which is to be expected in a "Restaurant Row" place but the food was not worth the price. I got the 3 pastas meal and it was awful. The caesar salad was soggy and there was very little of it. The nettle pasta explained why people do not normally eat nettles unless they are starving ( I almost choked on it! ). The fettucini with mushrooms and prosciutto had almost no sauce and the prosciutto was all fat. The pasta with tomato & basil was passable but ALL the pasta was served ice cold. The staff were polite but I still left the place hungry not having been able to eat most of what I ordered. Don't bother!