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Posted by Susan on 06/19/2010
Had a very enjoyable meal at Becco 7/15. The pasta special is a great value. I had the fish of the day - fluke with sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes. I was a bit disappointed with the dessert sampler, very average flavors. Wonderful, attentive service. Request a table upstairs!
Posted by Lee Dezenhall on 06/16/2010
Very disappointed in Becco.I hate to blame our waiter for not being attentive but he was not and rather than complain to the management I took it out on him totally. I have not left a 10% tip since I was in high school about 40 years ago.I was so looking forward to this dinner, and I have never been so dissappointed. The polenta tasted like instant farina and the mozzarella appetizer was a mini calzone with cheese inside.Sorry for the bad review, but I am an Italian cook who loves good food.
Posted by Larry on 06/10/2010
Like I said, Best Chicken Parm Ever - even the side pasta is amazing because it's flash broiled alongside the chicken, making it very unique and delicious.
Posted by Teddy on 06/09/2010
Try the fishs soup. Not a bad combination on a hot day. Very good and frendly service
Posted by Gina on 05/30/2010
I recently took my mother to NYC for her birthday. We spent a few days seeing a play, visiting the Tut exhibit and just "visiting home". On our last night, a friend met us for dinner and we went to Becco. All of us (all Italian btw) knew Lydia and had high expectations. All of us had the Pasta special with a side order of meatballs for the table. All of us had the same reaction: dry, tasteless, hard as rock meatballs, 1 pasta overcooked, 2 pastas severely undercooked. (There is a difference between al dente and raw.) The ONLY redeeming factors were the wine and the desserts. Not only will we never patronize another Lydia restaurant, but we will spread the word to stay away. There are tons of good Italian restaurants in NYC, this is not one of them.
Posted by anonymous on 05/29/2010
I visited last summer and absolutely loved the place. I ate there twice in two days as I loved it so much. I plan to return. The dishes were wonderful. It tasted like home cooked, only even better. I absolutely know fabulous food and especially excellent Italian food. This is it. The wait staff were fine and competent. The tables were not too close last year. I would gladly suffer close tables, if they are close, for the food. If you don't like lines, reserve a table, which I will do now that I have read about the lines.
Posted by frank on 05/23/2010
Becco actually has good food--especially their meatballs. That being true, it makes how poor the service is all the more distressing. Did no one at this restaurant learn the basics of how to run a quality business? For some reason the owners think it's fine to have the patrons line up outside like it's the shake shack. At least the people working at the shake shack are friendly. Several of the people working the Becco door were rude when I asked about the line, and if weren't for my elderly parents, I would not have waited. Once you get inside things aren't much better with tables positioned absurdly close together. I won't be returning to this restaurant, and if you are looking for a place to go before the theater there are MANY better options in the hells kitchen area.