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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!
Posted by kathy jo e on 05/17/2012
was so looking forward to going to becco since i watch lidia all the time i got the 3 daily pasta dishes the spagehetti with tomato sauce was so bland i had to dump a pile of cheese on it just to give it some flacor the semolina gnocci was so hard and dry that had a bland cream sauceon it my partner had the stuffed cabbage which wasn't any better it was juast chop meat rolled up in cabbage minus the flavor their kidding me i could make better stuffed cabbage and tomato sauce better that ! i'll never go back there again nor will i reccomend it to anyone
Posted by Muriel on 05/02/2012
This was the first visit to Becco for five of the six ladies in our lunch group. It was recommended highly to us by the sixth member. We could not thank her enough for the wonderful suggestion. We ordered the three pasta all you can eat lunch. It was delightful. The mushroom ravioli was the best I have ever had. And the bread was fabulous! We are all raving about our enjoyable lunch and can hardly wait until our next visit to Becco.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/29/2012
I often do not write reviews, but felt compelled to share what a great meal I had at Becco! I recommend the all-you-can-eat daily pasta special, as all three dishes were fantastic.
Posted by Westchester Couple on 03/28/2012
My husband and I went to Becco for my birthday on February 19th of this year. Since we are fans of Lidia Bastianich, we were eager to dine at "Becco". We had a 1:00 p.m. reservation, and once we arrived, we found the place to be packed. The restaurant is a series of different rooms - all either too dark, too bright or just right - and very disconcerting. We were led through a narrow and crowded bar area, to the back into a dining area that was way too bright due to the over head glass skylight. The tables for two were literally only 4 inches apart which made it seem as if you were dining with the people to the right and left of you and it is very noisy. At one point, the couple on one side of us left, and a young woman was seated next to us - and due her enormous girth, she nearly toppled over everything on our table! Then, her very elderly uncle arrived, wearing cataract glasses, and proceeded to go into great detail about his recent cataract surgery. This while we were trying to enjoy our meal. The tables are ridiculously close and do not make for a pleasurable dining experience. The food was good, not great. The only very good thing was the $25 wine list, so at least we were able to enjoy a decent wine at a decent price. Also, there seems to be no dress code - people were coming in dragging backpacks and dressed as if they were about to mountain climbing. Really? It seems that "Becco" is just a tourist trap relying on Lidia's reputation.
Posted by Jeff on 03/15/2012
Took my office team into NYC for show and dinner. Thought taking them to Becco would be a treat. When we arrived we were seated at a table that was 4 tabletops of 2 - set for 13. The 4 people on the ends of the table were half off the table. When we asked what could be done about it - we were told that that ths was their "normal" tabletop for 13 and nothing could be done as they were completely booked. At that point instead of making a scene in fromt of my employees with no place to go - I opted to instead to try to enjoy the meal and not ruinit for my employees. We chose the prix fix 4 course dinner. The salad was OK, the three pastas while plentiful were again just OK - not very flavorful - the tomato sauce on the spaghetti could have come out of a jar, the semolna gnocci were like hockey pucks, The main course got good reviews from everyone and the dessert sampler was average for this type of restaurant. I know that they were bringing a sampler however the three small scoops of sorbet didn't get past 3 or 4 people before it was all gone. The great things were the bread and the $25 wine - which we consumed to get us out of our misery of being so tight. While they comped us some prosciutto and cheese for the appetizer - it did not make up for how tight and uncomfortable everyone was. I am sure that they don't need my business - but just in case they are interested. I will never come back to Becco.