Benevento's
Benevento's

Benevento's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.beneventosboston.com/
  • Phone: (617) 523-4111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am, Sunday:11:30am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Benevento's
'The casual fare fits the cozy place, which is warmed by wood paneling, a marble bar, and a mocha tine ceiling.' - TVDiner
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Benevento's reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (44)fit for foodies (27)good for groups (16)kid-friendly (15)romantic (12)great for lunch (10)hot spot (10)special occasion (9)notable wine list (7)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Loved it!
    andreanrjVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We made a last minute reservation on a Sunday, which wasn't necessary. This restaurant is tucked away from the bustle of Hanover, so the crowd was minimal. Just the way I like it! Great food and pretty extensive wine list. I was able to get good, edible gluten free pizza for the first time in quite a while. The Vanessa and the North Ender were delicious. Speedy service- and it was fun to see the pizzas being made. Thank you, Benevento's!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great North End find!!!
    Bruce
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Benevento reminds me of what the North End used to be! Friendly service, very good food and kid friendly! Love the open kitchen! This is going to be the place in the North End we take all of our out of town guests!! Kids loved their meals!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great start to night in north end
    Tini
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We were seated within 15 min of reservation. Reservations are strongly recomnended. A nice night so most people waited outside. Bar area is not very big. Good drink/beer list. Great pizza. Something on the menu for everyone. Enjoyed experience. Would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Jeanne
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We've been here several times, and the food and service have always been outstanding. Dianne was our server and was very friendly and efficient. We ordered pizzas, pastas, salads and roasted veggies, and all were delicious. It's an incredible value for the quality of food served at Benevento's - we will definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem in Boston's North End
    CaptainMike
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Excellent dining - kitchen is superb! Be sure to try their Antipasto and Chicken Cacciatore. We like to sit on the wall on the right as you enter this cozy little spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CLHP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I love this place! Food and service great! Second visit . We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ppmck09
    ppmck09
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    North End gem. Outstanding Pizza and service. Parking close by.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Buckleys
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We have been to Benevento's a few times now and they have always been consistent and we enjoy it so much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian
    dadofsprout5
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Dinner with friends in the north end, glad I made reservations in advance. Had sausage cacciatore, frigging amazing. Wife had chicken benevento, which was a huge portion, amazing taste. Other couple split a BLT pizza. They raved about it. No parking on street, put it in one of the lots or garages. We'll be back
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We have been to Benevento's many times and are never disappointed. This time we requested a table in the front window and the table was waiting for us. Food was great as usual. However noise level very high due to a crowded bar, we had trouble hearing ourselves talk.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beneventos
    MortonsVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The gluten free pizza was pretty good. They even gave us gluten free bread which was welcome.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    onthego106
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We went to Benevento's to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday. A delightful evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but lots of choices in the NE
    Redsoxfan1964VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Saturday night in the North End of Boston can be crazy but a reservation should be honored if it is taken - we had a 7PM reservation and did not sit down until 7.45. We had 8 people so leaving and finding another spot was not practical. Food was good, service was shaky. there are lots of options in the area and I would suggest trying others.
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  • likefood
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Food was great, service was good, ambiance good, a little loud, very tight inside but isn't everything in North End?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Erik
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    They have delicious thin crust pizzas. The pasta is really good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, nice GF options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Benevento's is a cute place with nice atmosphere & really fine food. My husband had lobster ravioli which he could not stop raving about, he said the sauce was perfect, & coming from a full blooded Italian that is saying something! I had a gluten free garlic flat bread which was delicious, so nice to actually have bread I could eat before the meal. I had the Chicken Benevento, which was with asparagus, plum tomatoes and smoked mozzarella. It was very tasty, and the gluten free pasta was good, my only complaint was that the sauce was a very thin liquid, and there was way too much of it. It did not coat the pasta or add to the dish at all. Even though it was good, wished I had ordered the carbonara instead. We would visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing fresh pasta!
    Amanda
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Must order the fresh Fusilli, I have it every time I go and am never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Tornado
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I had eaten at Al Dente and was very impressed with the food. I thought I would give their "sister" restaurant a try. When the food arrived, the waitress had to go next door for a pepper mill which I thought a little odd but ....even the pepper mill couldn't give any taste to the spinach ravioli. I was hopeful about my entrée but it was such a disappointment that I can't even recall what it was but it had no taste. Now, I am Irish and therefore not too hard to please as the Irish boil practically everything and their idea of spice is salt and pepper. I find it such a shame this Italian food has no taste...as it should be full of flavors. I would have thought the two sister restaurants share a kitchen...obviously I am wrong...
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pizza and service
    atfmb
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I found Benevento's bu searing 'north end restaurants' which gave me a huge long list. I weeded through and decided on Benevento's based purely on the menu - I was looking for Italian. I wasn't disappointed. A caprese salad and one of the specialty pizzas and I was hooked. The staff were friendly and attentive - my glass was never empty - and I never once saw someone who worked there who wasn't smiling. A great find. Wonderful place to eat. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Fabulous brick oven pizzas!!!! the build-your-own-ones are scrumptious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but TV?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I absolutely LOVE Beneventos. The food is outstanding and the cute waitresses are always so nice, polite, excited and just good at their jobs! That being said, the atmosphere would be a lot more intimate for a date night or whatever if there weren't any televisions. Why does a cute Italian restaurant in the North End need televisions?! I'd love to see those TVs replaced with awesome local art or SOMETHING!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Brick Oven Pizza
    eatdrinkbemerry5
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The pizza was amazing, got the "Lil Joey" and substituted red sauce for the butter sauce..my mouth is watering writing about it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed...
    eatsleepstyle
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Yes, we picked a very busy night to eat here. But even with a reservation we waited over 30 minutes. And it was only after we asked again, that we were ushered to a table downstairs, practically on top of the noisy kitchen and another party of 2. It wouldn't have been a problem, but we were practically eating off of each other's plates we were so close. The waitress couldn't even make her away to our table without yelling/reaching over the other party's. This was a birthday dinner, so we were hoping for something at least semi-nice. Instead it was if we had been shoved into the corner of a basement. There was no "sorry for the wait" or even bread on the table. The food was redeeming, but not good enough to make up for the bad experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Place
    LynneBVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Frist time I dined at Benevento's and liked the Sports Bar Theme and seeing the various games on TV. Thought the food was good, but not great. Pizza took a long time as we learnt the Cook burnt the first one and for the time frame, thought it was okay. Soup and Appetizers were good.
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  • Basement dining
    Dessert1st
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We arrived on time for our 7:30 reservation-a special night out for party of 7. Ater 20 min. we were told that our table would not be ready for 90 min so "another table would be found". 8:45: we were led downstairs to a hallway between a bathroom and a noisey underground kitchen. Only a curtain separated us from the kitchen, which had a busboy or waitstaff emerge every couple of minutes and brush by our table. We sat under a rag tied to a pipe, talking over the sound of crashing dishes. Nothing was comped, not even our wine while we waited. Food was ok but we went there because we wanted just wanted pasta and a nice atmosphere. In the north end, there are many dining choices. Looks like I need to find a new one -- above ground.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good place to eat
    Neen813
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I ate there once before while on a Boston Pizza Tour & liked their pizaa. We were seated immediately with our reservations, at the very last table in the back of the restaurant. The noise level was low there & we were able to have nice conversation during dinner; it would be a bit too noisy & frenetic for me otherwise. However, our table was literally in front of a garage door, which they tried to camoflauge with a shade. Lots of activity there from the waitstaff, as we were near this service area. I didn't love that, but the fact the noisel level was better there made it ok. Service for prompt, friendly & courteous. Food was good - pasta fagioli soup, penned alla vodka & Benevento pizza. Would recommend, not rushing to go back.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistently great food and service
    jennyd123
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We go to Beneventos often, the food is outstanding and reminiscent of the homemade Italian food you may have grown up eating. We love the shrimp, broccoli, penne and gnocchi. The pumpkin ravioli is also a must have, it is fantastic. We usually order a carafe of red wine (or two) for the table, it is also very good. A must try if you have not been!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleased group
    DiningWithFriends
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had a group of 10 that was easily handled with a reservation. We were all seated upon arrival. Service was great and efficient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long wait and poorly cooked meal
    bringthenoise
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    If you want to wait outside for 40 minutes after your reservation time, then another 20 minutes for a half cooked pizza topped with "mixed greens" placed on after the pizza is "cooked", then by all means go here. I was completely dissatisfied with my visit here and will not return to this establishment.
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  • Great pizza!
    Krissy
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My two kids and I had an enjoyable dinner at Benvenetos. We were there on a Thursday evening at 5:00 and it was not busy or loud. One of my kids is gluten free and he LOVED the gluten free pizza (they also offered GF pasta). There is a $3.50 charge for gluten free which is stated on the menu and worth it IMHO if he likes it and is happy. The regular crust pizza was a hit as well. Both were large enough to eat for dinner and bring plenty home for leftovers. Lobster ravioli was good, not great, although I ate almost the entire thing. Next time I'm going to try a pizza. If you want good food and a nice atmosphere, this is a great spot. Would make a nice date night spot too. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little hole in the wall
    Diver794
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The wife and I always enjoy a quick meal from Benevento's. It's always fast and perfect, the home made pasta is our favorite!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUM
    kareniskween
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Great food! I had a group of two adults and four teenagers and it was a hit! Probably not the best for little kids, but they have plenty of options as one of my teenagers still eats like a four year old--and she did not have a problem.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a fan
    ksusue
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We travelled up and down the East Coast and used UrbanSpoon ratings to choose restaurants in each of the cities (always going with 90% or higher plus reading reviews). This was our only disappointment. Unlike the other restaurants in the area, the windows don't open up in front. It was such a gorgeous night, it would've been wonderful to have fresh air filling the place. The service was actually great, but the food was okay. I wasn't very impressed with the pizza (which they are known for). The pasta we ordered or the kids (adult size serving of linguine marinara) was pretty tasty. But it wasn't something we would crave or make a special trip for.
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  • a great taste of the north end
    NewCitizenofBoston
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Went with a group of three friends for a picturesque dinner in the North End. Meal was classic Italian and booking ahead gave us absolutely no wait. Would easy here again with friends or family, but definitely only in small parties.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 343 reviews are from the Benevento's reviews archive.
  • Great meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Excellent food, wine and service. Had a great evening with friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing casual food
    Tilly2104
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Everything, from the fried calamari to the pasta to the pizza was amazing. Laid back, casual, and VERY popular with the locals. Expect a significant wait, been with a reservation. Worth it though!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening at Beneventos!
    Jeanne
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had friends visiting from out of town, so were grateful to be able to make a reservation for 7 people on a very busy Saturday night, and the table was ready for us when we got there (8pm). Our waitress, Amanda, was the best - so personable and had great suggestions. We had salads, pizzas and pastas, plus wine, and everything was delicious. Very generous portions, quality ingredients, great variety, and reasonable prices. Our guests were especially impressed when Amanda brought us complimentary limencello at the end of the meal - nice touch! We will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Doesn't excite
    SurryVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We were very impressed by the man seating the guests. I had only booked for 4 and when5 of us showed up, he found us a table after only a short wait. Our server was excellent but none of the food was great. The pizza was disappointing with unexceptional crust. The reason for booking was based on the excellent pizza reviews. We have eaten much better brick oven pizza. It's a shame. The tables that face the bathrooms are terribly un appealing. Ours did and every time someone opened the bathroom door we looked right at the toilet. This is clearly unappetizing in a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Neighborhood Find
    TinaK
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Loved this place. One of few places in the North End with a full bar. The food was delicious....especially the mussels in marinara sauce. The brick-oven pizza was the best in the North End....including Regina's. The pasta was fresh and cooked to perfection....al dente....with amazing sauces (we had a carbonara and a bolognese). The service was exceptional. The only negative was the price of a glass of wine ($11). Other than that, we highly recommend Benevento's and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible food
    mikrr43VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Avoid at all costs. This is some of the worst pseudo-Italian food that I've ever paid for (and barely eaten). Tough, fat, chewy pasta. Bland over-cooked tomato sauce. More garlic than I though was possible to shovel onto one sad entree. Overall, a disgrace. Save your money and look elsewhere.
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