355 West 46th Street

The name Becco is derived from the Italian verb, beccare, which means to peck, nibble or savor something in a discriminating way. Lidia Bastianich and her son, Joseph, opened Becco in 1993, with the idea that authentic, hearty portions of Italian foo... more

The name Becco is derived from the Italian verb, beccare, which means to peck, nibble or savor something in a discriminating way. Lidia Bastianich and her son, Joseph, opened Becco in 1993, with the idea that authentic, hearty portions of Italian food could be served at a different price point than at Felidia, the family's established East Side restaurant. The most popular dishes at this theater district favorite include mounds of assorted Italian antipasti, unlimited servings of three different homemade pasta preparations, the porcini rubbed ribeye steak, 'Joe's grilled veal chop' and a wide selection of Italian wines, all priced at $20.00 per bottle. This Italian establishment has has become known for its acclaimed $17.95 prix fixe lunch menu and its $22.95 prix fixe dinner menu that includes a large assortment of Italian antipasti or a classic Caesar salad, together with unlimited tableside servings of three daily pasta preparations. Executive Chef William Gallagher, a celebrity in his own right, places great value on selecting only the freshest ingredients. Chef Gallagher had the incredible honor of cooking for his Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, during his visit in New Yor... more

The name Becco is derived from the Italian verb, beccare, which means to peck, nibble or savor something in a discriminating way. Lidia Bastianich and her son, Joseph, opened Becco in 1993, with the idea that authentic, hearty portions of Italian food could be served at a different price point than at Felidia, the family's established East Side restaurant.

The most popular dishes at this theater district favorite include mounds of assorted Italian antipasti, unlimited servings of three different homemade pasta preparations, the porcini rubbed ribeye steak, 'Joe's grilled veal chop' and a wide selection of Italian wines, all priced at $20.00 per bottle.

This Italian establishment has has become known for its acclaimed $17.95 prix fixe lunch menu and its $22.95 prix fixe dinner menu that includes a large assortment of Italian antipasti or a classic Caesar salad, together with unlimited tableside servings of three daily pasta preparations. Executive Chef William Gallagher, a celebrity in his own right, places great value on selecting only the freshest ingredients. Chef Gallagher had the incredible honor of cooking for his Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, during his visit in New York City in the spring of 2008.


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Hell's Kitchen Description

Becco is located in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan. Known as "Clinton" by the municipal government and devotees of former mayor DeWitt Clinton and as "Hell's Kitchen" by Daredevil and everyone else, this area of Midtown West is currently experiencing rapid (re)development. Spanning roughly from West 34th to 59th Streets and from 8th Avenue to the Hudson River, it still has a rough-and-tumble character when compared with other more defined neighborhoods in Manhattan. Once a bastion of poor and working-class Irish Americans, over the last decade the neighborhood has undergone tremendous gentrification as a result of its proximity to Midtown's many office buildings. Long-time residents, many of whom enjoyed reasonable rents and decent-sized apartments, are finding that conversion of rent-controlled and -stabilized apartments, coupled with the general building boom and strong economy, brought quick change to this formerly sleepy area. Given the strange, even Byzantine zoning regulations in New York, it’s not unusual to see a tiny brownstone, a remnant of another era, adjacent to or near a brand-new high-rise rental or condominium building. While the wholesome new Theater District has resulted in lower crime rates and decreased the area’s quality-of-life problems such as prostitution, urban transformation for some means a loss of the gritty qualities of this neighborhood for others.

While you'll find thousands of new apartments in Hell's Kitchen west of Ninth Avenue, you'll also find dozens of eclectic and interesting restaurants to boot. Some of our favorites include the terrific Daisy May's BBQ on Eleventh Avenue; the German cuisine of Hallo Berlin and nearby Queen of Sheba featuring great Ethiopian cuisine on Tenth Avenue; French patisserie La Bergamote on West 42nd Street; Bali Nusa Indah on Ninth Avenue has intriguing Indonesian dishes; the Film Center Café for high-powered American diner-style dishes; and the many Thai places dotting Ninth Avenue too numerous to mention.

Hotels in Hell's Kitchen include a number of budget places the further west you go such as The 414 Hotel and the Skyline. While there are dozens of hotels on Eighth Avenue and throughout the Theater District on Eighth Avenue and Broadway, Hell's Kitchen enjoys a somewhat more relaxed pace than the frenetic hubbub you'll find just two avenues further east.

Check out the neighborhood's weekly Chelsea-Clinton News, a great local publication that’s been around longer than the former U.S. President’s daughter!

Info

355 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 397-7597
Website

Editorial Rating

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Italian

Price

$$$$$

Ambience

Business Casual

Payment

All Major

This Week's Hours

Sun-Mon: 12:00pm-10:00pm
Tue,Thu-Fri: 12:00pm-12:00am
Sat: 11:30am-12:00am

Nearby Subway

  • to 42nd Street Times Square

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