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Posted by Sweetshe on 02/05/2008
This review is in reply to the bad review on 1/31/08. I truly don't believe this is a real review since it is just bashing the place without any detail of the visit and/or meal. I've been to Becco's several times and the food is great. The place is always packed which is a sure sign that it is well liked. The flavors of the food might be surprising in its originality but you will be saying "Wow, this is good" at some point of your meal.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/31/2008
The so called "celebrity chef" connection to this place seems to be the only reason anyone may want to go here. Trust me, it ain't enough. The all you can eat dinner special for large groups is just a large pile of poor quality everything. Over cooked food,blandly spiced and slowly served by a staff only eager to make sure your tip is included. I'm a native New Yorker, and I'd honestly rather go to one of the tourist spots instead.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/19/2008
I spent my last two birthdays here and enjoyed every single bite. This is perfect home cooking italian. The bolognese and the lasagna are the best I've ever had. You can tell they use the best ingredients because even the simplest things are delicious! The all you can eat pasta is an unbeatable deal and if you are with a group ask about the "abodanza" style meal. There is also large $25 wine list with a wide [select]ion of both red and white. Don't let it's restaurant row location get you down New Yorkers! This place ROCKS!
Posted by Anonymous on 12/20/2007
Was at Becco's last night. As previously said best to sit upstairs - very tight down near the entrance door. Surprised to not find Pinot Noir - Service people very good. Young couple seated next to us left after 5 minutes - There was so little room for them to hold hands! Desserts very good. May try one more time.
Posted by Sweetshe on 12/14/2007
At the end of a long day, we had dinner reservations for 5:30pm for 10 people. When we arrived, we were brought right to our table. The waiter gave us an option of ordering off the menu or since we were a large group, to order a family style four course meal. The four course meal (which we chose) had the anitpasto miso, ceaser salad, 3 daily pastas - all you can eat, 3 meat dishes - a fish, chicken and red meat dish and then several plates of dessert samplers. Everything was fantastic. The pastas were a spicy broccolini, eggplant ravioli and a roast beef with pasta. We chose the swordfish, lemon chicken and ribeye steak. The desserts were out of this world!!! Everything was great. The servers, the busboys, the manager came around a few times. We all can't wait to go back.
Posted by anonymous on 11/25/2007
Becco has some really fine dishes on the menu. The Lasagne Bolognese however , is one of the worst things I've eaten in a restaurant. The whole dish had a soupy, washed out taste. It must have been frozen and nuked. It reminded me of the type of thing Mama Leone's was serving in the sixties.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/10/2007
We had reservations for three on a Friday at 5:30. We were seated promptly upstairs. It was the first time that we had been there. Service was very good and our waiter was excellent. Two of us had ordered the all you eat pasta with a choice of either caesar salad or antipasti. The food was good but I felt that it was nothing special for it having a famous chef's name tied to it. However, the waiters came around often with the all you can eat pasta and dished out generous servings. The third person of our party had the lemon chicken and she said that she liked it. All of the staff there were welcoming and nice. By the time we left, the place was very packed. We were glad that we sat upstairs b/c the bar area is adjacent to the downstairs downing room and it was very crowded. Also if you need to use the bathroom, beware of the wait staff. B/c the bathrooms are near the kitchen. Although the food was not excellent, I would probably go again to try the entrees.