When you need a hearty meal of comfort food, Becco will deliver. The creation of best-selling cookbook author and renowned restaurateur Lidia Bastianich and her son Joe, Becco opened in 1993 and has been pleasing customers ever since.
Located along the Theater District's Restaurant Row, this is a popular spot for tourists, but New Yorkers happily indulge in spoonfuls of fresh pasta, the house specialty. Most go for the Sinfonia di Paste, an all-you-can-eat trio of the day's pasta dishes. It comes with your choice of Caesar salad or mixed antipasto, and servers bring out pans straight from the kitchen and dish out portions table-side.
Unlike many other establishments of this caliper, Becco is reasonably priced. Many diners elect to enjoy a bottle of wine from the extensive list at $25. It's a busy restaurant and can get loud, so avoid it for a romantic date. Reservations are recommended, and times can be limited during peak days, so try to plan your visit a week or so in advance.