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Posted by Sally A. on 05/06/2010
I've been to Becco's many times and thought the tables were close. But now they are even closer. There is no room for wait staff to move around, let alone patrons to get to or from their tables. Food continues to be consistently good, but I hesitate to go back because of the cramped atmosphere despite the good food.
Posted by Mangia NYC on 04/09/2010
Just agreeing with the others who found this restaurant cramped and noisy. A drink spilled on our teeny table and no effort was made by anyone to clear the spill. *I* ended up bussing the plates away. It was impossible to have a conversation. The people next to us joined in our conversation because we had to talk so loud just to be heard they thought they were included in our conversation. The food was pretty good but I can find food that good for less money in a much nicer environment less than 10 short blocks away. It occurred to me that Lidia herself would probably not enjoy eating there. It's too bad. I've eaten at a lot of Italian places in NYC but don't plan to dine at Becco again. It's for tourists only.
Posted by Cody on 04/07/2010
We cannot understand what has happened here. Becco it seems has begun to rest on its past...not great practice for any restaurant however when you are in the theatre district of NYC you can possibly get away with it. Overall the quality and prep of some of the dishes are what is at fault. Dry overcooked chicken,,,,burnt lasagna to mention a few. Best part is their own wine list and sorbets, breadbasket and olives. As well, the front of the house seem to be a bit inexperienced as well, too young and not aware of what is going on in a busy place.
Posted by Joe G on 03/04/2010
Upon arriving at Becco's, we and several other couples entered the small entrance room. We were all asked to come in before they opened the door to the restaurant. I realized they wanted to keep all of the cold air from entering the room and protect the patrons from getting a cold rush of air. Very thoughful of them. There are 2 floors for dining and we went to the second floor. Our waiter, all 6foot7 of him,was very polite and courteous. All of the other wait staff, and there were plenty of them, were very adept at there individual tasks. We had the salmon, venison and veal chop, all prepared perfectly. A ceasar salad comes with all entrees. The wines, about 50 on the last page of the menu, are priced at $25. There is a separate wine book for those who want something special. We would highly recommend Becco's.
Posted by bertman on 03/01/2010
My wife and I dined after seeing a play which was just down the street. We didn't have reservations, but were promptly seated. She tried the veal chop, which was excellent. I did the 3 pastas meal. The pastas were good, not great. Service was very good. We didn't like that the tables were so close together. We initially had an empty table next to us, then a loud-mouth jerk and his date were seated next to us. We put up with his annoying stories for 5 minutes before we asked to move. The restaurant handled that smoothly without causing any ruffled feathers. I'd definitely eat there again.
Posted by anonymous on 02/23/2010
Becco had some of the strangest customer service I've ever seen. The minute you walk into the restaurant you are FORCED to wait in a narrow hallway with tons of other people for no reason. When you want to leave, the staff repeat the process which is terribly rude. Not a great first or last impression. The food was pretty good, but I left with a bad taste in my mouth.
Posted by kat b on 02/22/2010
we have eaten at becco a few times, the food is consistent. the wait staff is very attentive. becco is a very good restaurant for luncheon before a matinee show and they are very accomodating with their reservations if you are in fact seeing one of the shows nearby.