Bencotto Italian Kitchen
GreatThis was 4th visit. I am from TX and make sure I return on every trip to SD. Great food and service. A sure hit winner in Little Italy.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Italian Food in SD!The service and food were both excellent!!! The authentic quality of both the food and wine were amazing! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone and everyone!!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDining at BencottoIt was our first time dining at Bencotto. It was very busy for a Tuesday night so I think reservations would be highly recommended for a Thursday-Saturday night. The service was impeccable from the time we checked in until the time we left. The MELANZANE ALLA PARMIGIANA was outstanding as a shared appetizer and would probably be a wonderful entree served with a side of pasta. The pasta was obviously homemade as was the sauce (we had the ARRABBIATA and the SUMMER) and was cooked to perfection. Both of our dishes were wonderful. We shared a salad (INSALATA MISTA) due to its generous size. Our server was engaging and excellent overall and we never felt rushed. We would highly recommend this restaurant to all of our friends and family!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing fresh pasta with deliciousAmazing fresh pasta with delicious sauces. Prosciutto plate was also great. Restaurant wasn't terribly full - it would be quite loud if it was. Full bar that makes an excellent martini.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Bencotto!We love Bencotto! We always take friends who are visiting, as you can count on the meal always being terrific! We have our favorites (mine is the Bencotto sauce on the tagliatelle), but each new dish we try is wonderful, too! Highest recommendations to a fantastic restaurant!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best in Little Italy SDEverything here is made fresh. The best gorganzola filled gnocchi I have ever had. You have to try the Pink Pancetta sauce it's delicious.
Can't go wrong with anything covered in the bolognese sauce.
Some good Italian wines and a nice dessert selection4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA MUST DO ITALIAN EXPERIENCE!!!Bencotto's was our 2nd choice based on ratings as we could not get a reservation at the top rated Italian restaurant. I was never more happy NOT being able to make a reservation. From the wine to the desert, it was the BEST meal we have ever had. The prescuitto and aged cheese appetizer is a must. The presciutto was freshly cut & so lean and thinly cut, and along with the 24 and 40 month Reggianno, words can not do it justice. We also had the baked zucchini and cheese which was amazing. Our main course, pumpkin ravioli (awesome) and the 3 cannoli desert met the same standards. We had a bottle of 2009 Napa Cabernet and our total bill w/tip was $160. Our waiter Daniel gave us great service and excellent recommendations. ENJOY!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe cioppino is the best I'veThe cioppino is the best I've ever had. The broth was so rich and concentrated in seafood flavor and all the fish was perfectly cooked. They also have some of the best pasta in San Diego.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappoints, AfterNever disappoints, After many visits, I always come away wishing I lived in San Diego and could be a regular, yo could make a meal out of the small plates, the zucchini blossoms, burrata and risotto balls with bolognese dipping sauce are divine, the Aperol Spritz and attention to detail with house made pastas makes you feel like you are in a chic restaurant in Italy. Service is attentive and gracious,4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat little Italy find.Great little Italy find. The homemade pastas were awesome, the bread to die for.......love it, must do again3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Gnocchi Neri was blandThe Gnocchi Neri was bland this time at Bencotto - should have additional seasoning or flavor; it was missing something... Outstanding meal overall! Very fresh and delicious food! Impeccable service, just perfect. Well trained & courteous staff! Thank you for such a pleasant experience!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh quality pasta dishesHigh quality pasta dishes and excellent service. Can't wait to go back!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great experience.We had a great experience. The food was outstanding, the service wonderful and the feel of the restaurant was just terrific. We will come back anytime we visit San Diego!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI would give a 3.5 if I couldI would give a 3.5 if I could but I ll round up instead.
3 out of 4 main courses were great. Unfortunately, this was the first time I was disappointed. I got the gnocchi stuffed with Gorgonzola cheese with the bencotto sauce. The cheese was overpowering and not that tasty (and I never thought there is anything such as too much cheese). The squid based ink pasta however someone else from the table ordered was good just like every other time.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMService was incredible. TheyService was incredible. They called to confirm reservations the day before and called the morning after to thank us for coming in. Food was very good although I've had better home-made pasta at other San Diego restaurants.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSimplyg AmazingCheck-in was amazingly fast and friendly. We were a few minutes late but we were seated right away. I had previously mentioned I would be bringing my dog so they reserved a nice table outside. I was a hesitant to sit outside due to the cold weather but it was shockingly warm because of the heaters they had strategically placed outside. The food was nothing short of amazing, which is not surprising. We have come here twice now and ordered the same thing, gnocchi and squid ink pasta. No one else can make it better! This will always be a mandatory spot for us when visiting SD!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI check out the specials,I check out the specials, peruse the menu, but I always end up ordering the freshly made pastas with one of the excellent sauces. The bolognese sauce is my favorite.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AM