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Posted by Anonymous on 10/01/2007
I dined here last Wednesday night with 8 other guests who are all New York savy, each work in the Midtown/Timesquare area, and who dine frequently. Three ladies were already very familiar with Becco and, knowing its excellence, made sure this was the restaurant we celebrated a special birthday. I was amazed that this gem of a restaurant exists in Time Square were mediocre food is dished out quickly to unsuspecting guests/tourists for too much money. Becco, however, was spot-on in its attentive service, amazing food, and impressive wine list. Our night was made complete because the wine sommelier, Louis, made us each feel like VIP guests, chose wonderful and special wines for the table, and charmed us endlessly. I would recommend this restaurant to out-of-towners looking for a special experience and New Yorkers alike. I will certainly be spending my birthday dinner here, too!!
Posted by Anonymous on 09/21/2007
We chose Becco because of its connection with the Bastianich family, but were utterly disappointed by the ordinary menu and bland food, which is more reminiscent of a local outer-borough or suburban Italian restaurant. We had expected a lot more complexity and flavor considering the association with Lidia! The service was fine and the prices were fair, and, if you can, sit in the back room under the sky light which is a lot more appealing than the crowded front. There are better choices available along restaurant row.
Posted by Mary L. Schnerider on 09/17/2007
Becco was a wonderful dining experience. It was a perfect September afternoon and four of us dined on the terrance. Great for people watching! Glad we did as later on the inside got very crowded and loud on the bar side. Our server was very knowledgeable and had a wonderful command of the English language. She was a delight. The food was over the top delicious. Starting with Cesar salad, moving onto apitizers, pasta sampling, and main course of Veal, Lamb and Pork, fabulous. Not to mention the excellent wine selected by my friend. The pacing of the meal was perfect and at no time did we feel rushed. Our server was well aware we had tickets to a show but we allowed ourselves plenty of time to enjoy a wonderful dining experience for 2 1/2 hours....Perfect!
Posted by Anonymous on 08/19/2007
Just a solid italian restaurant. Food is all very good, wine list just fine, a terrific "red sauce" place. The meatballs are amazing. Fun, good, reasonable for NYC.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/23/2007
We ate at Becco in July 2007 and had a great experience. The waiter asked if we were going to a show and promised that we would make it to the theater on time. We thought that was a nice touch. The food was excellent and a really great value. We had bread, two entrees, two drinks and shared a dessert for $100 including tip. If you're looking for a meal where you actually say, "yum" out loud while you're eating, Becco is the place.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/24/2007
I love this place! I went here with my boyfriend and we had a great time. I had the past a special, which started off with a yummy ceasar salad. The pasta specials for the day were mushroom ravioloi in a butter sage sauce, pesto pasta, and tomato basil pasta with fried shrimp-everything delicious. My boyfriend had the rack of lamb, which was moist and full of flavor. In the end we couldnt go wrong with great food, service, and a 25 dollar bottle of wine,
Based on a recommendation from my cousin who frequents Restauarant Row, made a pre theatre reservation for 5 at 6PM (earliest we could get) for last night. They confirmed the reservation with me the prior day. Both when making the res and confirming, said pre theatre. Seated a little late, about 6:20, person who greeted us stated that we were pre theatre, so we were not worried about timing. Also told waiter. We ordered off the menu vs. the pasta tasting and the waiter said we had plenty of time. Had a bottle of wine and our salads, and waited. At 7:10 reminded him we were pre theatre, said entrees would be out shortly, same thing a few minutes later, didn't see him for awhile, then a manager, then another manager appeared, reassuring us. 3 of the 5 of us had to get to a theatre at 53rd and Broadway. At 7:30 4 of our 5 entrees appeared, finally the 5th. There were apologies and the offer of a dessert, but to make our curtain, we left half our meal at 7:45 ...clearly no time for dessert. We grabbed a cab and left for the theatre and our friends to settle the bill. A nice gesture would have been to comp at least part of our half eaten meals or at least the bottle of wine. By the managers appearing they knew they'd messed up. The upside was the food was delicious, the atmosphere nice. Needless to say we won't be back nor reccommend it.