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Posted by SCOTT MORTON on 05/17/2013
The four of us enjoyed eveything about becco so much that we ate there 2 out of 5 nights in nyc this week! The staff was very happy and friendly and our seating was up to our choice. Wonderful food and we were prepared to spend more, but not neccessary...great.
Posted by Sus Piet on 04/02/2013
We went here after a play. We have lived in NY for 13 years and I think this is the most underwhelming Italian restaurant we have ever been to. Had high expectations because we like Lidia, but this place is totally abandoned and the crew running it is rude, the restaurant feels unclean. This would have all been tolerable had the food been good. All three of us got the 'all you can eat' pasta for 20-some dollars which is the only way you can eat any past dishes in this restaurant. All we could eat was three bites total, and I'm going to guess this is how they make their money because I cannot imagine anyone eating more than one serving of what came out of that kitchen. It was as disappointing as pasta that a first time cook makes in college. With so many thousands of Italian restaurants in NYC I would suggest you SKIP this tourist trap.
Posted by Minnesota Sisters on 11/24/2012
Our group consisted of 5 Sisters from Minnesota in NYC for the Thanksgiving Day parade. (bucket list) We arrived early for our 4:30 reservation and they were happy to seat us. We loved being seated in the outdoor room as we tend to get a little excited and loud. Our service was excellent. (You rock Alex) Drinks were great and the food was also excellent. I look forward to a return visit the next time I am in your wonderful city. Great place!
Posted by Suzy on 10/10/2012
I never give the highest score for anything but Becco is one of those places that is always good. Food, atmosphere, bartenders, service over all everything. Great place - never had a bad meal and I have been coming here for over 6 years.
Posted by Merlin53 on 10/05/2012
We celebrated my wifes B'day with a Matinee of Evita followed by dinner at Becco on Wednesday 10/3. Once again our dining experience was flawless at our favorite NYC restaurant from start to finish. Over the years, we have established an incredible relationship with managers and staff and as I gave them a heads up that we would be dining here for my wifes B'day,simple, classy touches made her day extra special. As we arrived we were seated under the skylight ( as requested ) and our waiter greeted us with a Sparkling Persecco toast for two compliments and congratulations to my wife on her B'day. Scanning the menu, another unexpected treat, an appetizer of Barutta, silky cows milk mozzarella served over toasted, crusty Italian bread, atop a mound of Broccoli Rabe arrived, again with Becco's compliments. For our appetizer course, we ordered the Prosciutto Parma with 2 year old aged Parmigiano Regianno cheese. Paper thin slices of this delicate salted meat and sharp shards of cheeses were a great start, as well as Becco's Baked Shrimp served with a spicy tomato sauce for dipping. My wife opted for the 3 unlimited Pasta Special .Todays offering were house made spaghetti with frseh tomato and basil, orinchette pasta, with braised cauliflower and bacon, and a semolina gnocchi filled with ricotta cheese and served with a pana granata cheese sauce. All three were superb. I had an order of Osso Bucco accompanied by farro and zuchinni, with a glass of chianti. This was by far the most succulent offering of this dish I've ever had here. Fall off the bone,melt in your mouth tender. Outstanding ! We always leave some room for dessert,and our luck continued as a featured dessert dish was Canolli bordered by hot roasted pistachios ( another wifes fave ) which was served with candles and a chorus of Happy B'day from the wait staff. I sampled the sorbets which today were Mango, Watermelon, and Concord Grape. Superlative flavor and texture in all three of these. We finished with tea, and Capuccino with a side of Sambucca. I cannot thank the staff enough for the effort taken to make my wifes day memorable and I will continue to patronize and recommend this consistently warm, welcoming, class act of the NYC dining scene.
Posted by Maria on 07/23/2012
We were walking around NY all day and wanted to sit down and enjoy dinner. We called and no reservations but we were told that walk-ins are welcome. We took a chance and got to restaurant . Wait was 20 minutes but we did not order drinks at the bar when table was ready. The young man was ok could have been more pleasant and explain dishes slowly since we had couple form Europe and english is their secondary language. We did enjoy dinner but would recommend specials for pasta dish. The ceasar salad was great. Do not get martini because glasses are super small.
Posted by Dissatisfied on 06/11/2012
Myself and 3 friends on a girls in NYC weekend dined here Sat. night at the recommendation of other friends. We knew the pasta and wine list reputation and were very much looking forward to a treat. Unfortunately the NYC subway held us up a bit but we called to assure them we were on our way. When we did arrive about 20 minutes late it did not surprise us that we would have to wait a few minutes. What did surprise us was the surly young woman handling the seating assignments. She snarled at us that we were late, ordered to "make a right at the bar and just stand there" , and that it would be at least 15 minutes. I was not the one who made the reservations or I would have left immediately. We were finally given a table outside just to the left of the front door which was an incredible attempt to squeeze one more table into this very crammed restaurant. Our waiter and his maitre d, boss were clearly in a tiff with each other over the former's service to the party before us. Eventually we had our dinner which can only be described as ok but nothing special. OK food can often be forgiven even at NYC prices with smiles and a warm reception. Maybe after almost 20 years Becco needs a facelift -- both sides of the mouth up and a kind word out!