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Benevento's Details

  • 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
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Liked this place so much I had to go back. Authentic Italian served perfect every time. Great portions and quality especially in the Boston's North End."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Very good food but the interior and the service were nothing special. Underwhelmed that this was our choice for our only visit to the north end."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We had a reservation for 8 pm for 7 but there was a table of two that was lingering -- they were using that to make our table of 7. Melissa the hostess was great -- she suggested that we get a glass of wine and we could stand in the outside alcove -- which was great. The food was great -- and service terrific -- Amanda took care of us and she was very attentive. Will definitely recommend"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was delicious; including fig salad, pasta dishes and gluten free pizza! The only problem was that we made a reservation for 6 pm (which is on the early side) and they didn't have a table ready so we had to wait about 30 mins."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We had a reservation for 3 of us for 6pm , arrived early and seated us no problem . From the moment we were seated , we were well taken care of . Diane was our waitress and we would have enjoyed hanging out with her at our girlfriends getaway ! She was so nice ! The drinks were great , had coconut mojitos , yummy ! For an app had pumpkin ravioli , so good and filling that I Should have stopped there . But did I , no ! Had homemade pasta with a wonderful sauce . Portions so large I took the rest home & had enough for 2 more meals . As a final gesture from the restaurant , we received a free shot of Limoncello . Liked that so much I bought a bottle to take home !Great place for a girlfriends getaway & can't wait to return w/ the hubs !!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We were stuck in the very back by the back door and also by the stairs where they were doing construction. Very noisy."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "you have a large party. Made a reservation 2 weeks prior to dining there. Called and confirmed to make sure it would not be an issue to have a party of 8 on a Saturday night, and was told it would be fine. Upon arriving had to wait about 25 minutes for our table, which is fine given it was a Saturday night and we had a large party. Eventually we were seated, but not at one table, but at two tables, that were not even directly next to one another - which completely defeats the purpose of going out as a large party. Food and service was good and I would go back as a couple, but never again as a party of more than 4."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We attended Benevento's after a afternoon Red Sox game. There were 10 people in our party The service was fantastic and the food was amazing! We have dined at Benevento's on 3 separate occasions and each time was great."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Great gluten free options! I go here for the plentiful gluten free pasta options and pizza options."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "You get nice and cozy with your neighbors in this great little restaurant. My only compliant is that we felt very rushed the whole night and the place wasn't jam-packed. We did though have a bus boy/waiter drop a glass that shattered all around us and a knife full of red sauce fall off plate next to us...so we had glass on one side and food all over everything on the other. Obviously not a typical night...and I think its to be expected in such small restaurants in the North End. The food and drinks are fantastic, I just wish they weren't trying to rush us out of there."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I brought my daughter into Boston with three friends to celebrate her 16th birthday. I am glad we had an early reservation as I saw the line out the door as we left. The service was great- warm, friendly and efficient. The fig salad was delicious as well as the pizza. Vanessa's Pesto was a big hit although I thought it was a tiny bit too oily probably the pesto. The waitress and host/owner? Seemed genuinely happy to surprise my daughter with cake and singing to her. Unfortunately we were all too stuffed to have dessert so soon after dinner and decided to wait until later. A lovely time."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This place is consistently great. I also have celiac disease and their g-free pizza excellent. Lots of options "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This was our first time at this restaurant and we would definitely go back. The portions are very generous and the food is excellent. I split the fig salad and an order of bruschetta with my friend - both were very tasty. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Recommended by a friend food was aewsome. No wait during the week"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Must get the vodka sauce! It's their most popular sauce. It's so good, however, I got the pasta with chicken which comes in small cutlets. This was disappointing, as the texture is different and doesn't really go with the pasta, but it tasted fine. Just wish the chicken was cut up in strips like you'd expect! It was like they ran out of sliced chicken breast used for the pastas and they used chicken tenders."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "On the positive side, the mussels were very fresh, the place has a very nice ambiance and it was not too noisy. On the negative side, my Caesar salad was underdressed, my friend's pesto dish tasted overwhelmingly of pine nuts and not at all of basil, the tomato sauce in my dish was too sweet, and both servings of linguini were overdone. On top of all that, the service was inattentive. I don't think I'll be going back. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Pizza was AMAZING! we had a large group of 12 for my birthday and they accommodated us without a problem. Service was speedy! Restaurant was clean! I will definitely recommend! "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Absolutely love this place! The fresh fusilli is amazing."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "The restaurant is much smaller than the pictures depicted. Had to push back our reservations a few minutes, but when we arrived they had us wait for another 20-30 minutes, while no one was in the restaurant. Once we were seated the service was very friendly, but a bit slow. We had a large group so that may have added to it. The food was very good. Old school italian. Red sauce very good!!! Would definitely like to try again with a smaller group. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The best pizza in all of Boston. The grilled fig salad is a must. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "For the North End, this place was disappointing. The food was great, which was the main reason we chose the location. It was also nice to be able to make a reservation. However, the ambience was not great. It felt like a bar with some tables inside. The service was marginal. Even with a plate full of food, the servers kept trying to take the plates away. Also, we were surprised to learn that they did not have coffee or espresso! A big surprise for a mother's day brunch/lunch at an Italian eatery. Good food if you don't mind less than average ambience for the North End and don't expect anything special from the service. I personally won't go back here, but two folks in my party did have wonderful pasta, so I gave it 3 stars."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I had reserved a table for 10 for dinner for a bachelorette. The restaurant called earlier in the day to confirm my reservation and some other important information. Although our reservation was for 7 we were not seated until after 730. No big deal we sat at the bar and had some drinks, we were accidentally charged for an extra glass of wine, but the bartender was quick to remove it once we pointed it out. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and prompt. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great little italian with a lot of gluten free options. Large portions and delicious sauces. They do a "pick and mix" menu so you pick your pasta type, your protein and your sauce."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We went to Benevento's to celebrate our daughter's graduation. The service and food were amazing. We were treated so kindly. It is a real authentic North End restaurant - the food was sooooooo good. We all can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Benevento's was great. My wife and I were visiting the city and a good friend suggested we eat here; I'm glad she did because the food was outstanding. We both chose the build-your-own pasta bowl and everything was cooked perfectly. I would definitely suggest getting a reservation, as it seems like it's always busy."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This is the second time I've been to Benevenyo's with a large party. The staff are always pleasant and accommodating. The food is excellent. We'll keep going back!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This has been my third time to Benevento's and the outcome is always the same. The food is always very good and fresh and the service is very good. I look forward to coming to this restaurant when I am visiting Boston. My favorites are the pulled pork pizza and the chicken parmesan. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We picked Benevento's because it was a pre-marathon pasta place that offered a variety of dishes, good location, and reasonable prices. It was all that and more. The service was prompt and the fig salad was as delicious as it sounded on the online menu. Our party has some special homemade pastas with and without any cheeses. They were all yummy. The pumpkin ravioli was a favorite of all."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Great food. Feels like a great casual neighborhood Italian restaurant."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "My husband & I made reservations. I'm not sure if this always necessary since we were there the night before the Boston marathon. The chicken Marsala was outstanding, and the serving size was huge. My husband had a build your own pizza. I has intended to eat a bite of pizza, but I almost ate the whole piece. Hard to make a wrong choice here. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We've come in for the marathon for the last four years as well as for vacations and discovered Beneventos on out first visit. The food is always excellent and the portions generous. We keep returning because of the food, but this visit will probably be our last. Pre-marathon Sunday is always very busy, but sitting at the table for 15 min prior to having a server take our drink orders is ridiculous. The last two years at least one meal has been forgotten or wrong. They don't apologize they just say whoops! With so many good food choices in the North End service needs to improve. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Had a reservation for 15 for 6:30. Some of us arrived around 5:45 to make sure things were OK, but they had no real plan for seating us. Was told around 6:30 it would be 15-20 minutes longer. We were not seated until after 7:30. When we were crowded in bar waiting for table we were asked to wait outside. Once seated, table service was fine and we enjoyed our meal. Many places might have offered to comp an appetizer or dessert, but nothing from Benevento's. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We booked Benevento's because of the strong Yelp rating but I don't agree. First off, they do not honor their reservations. They seated us 35 minutes past the time of our reservations and we were lucky. Other diners waited as long as 1 hour and 15 minutes past their reservation time. The food was okay, nothing stood out. I would not return."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This is a neighborhood favorite of mine. I judge an Italian restaurant by the red sauce and theirs is top notch."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "My second time here. Great atmosphere and very good food. Value for money is excellent. Would recommend highly."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The food was absolutely out if this world!! This was the second time I have eaten here both times I have loved the meals I got!! Their pizza reminded me of the pizza I used to order while I lived in Florence and I haven't had that good of homemade pasta in forever!! The service was really really slow, but the waitress was nice and we weren't in a hurry so it was okay. Overall really good experience and I will definitely be going back soon."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation and were seated right away. The tables are very close together upstairs and we were surprised that they also had a downstairs where we were seated. There were 3 of us and we all had different meals and all were delicious. We go to the North End only once a year but I don't know if I would want to try a different place after this the meals were so good and well portioned."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "ONLY because I don't want others going and making it harder for us to get in. Great food, incredible staff and all done at a reasonable price. You will love it."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "This was a good find in the north end. Nice and quaint, not too noisy. Using opentable to make the reservation was great as we were greeted at the door and a table was waiting for us and the staff was very attentive. Extra anchovies on the ceasar salad is a must and they delivered. Lobster ravioli was recommended and did not disappoint. Eggplant parm was good but a little bland for my taste. Overall a very enjoyable meal."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Our waitress, Diane, was terrific. The fig salad and Vanessa's Pizza were delicious. However, we were very disappointed with the basement table the host tried to seat us at. After receiving an email confirmation, an email reminder, and telephone reminder we didn't expect to have such a poor table; nevermind that the host said they were setting a table in the main dining room for us. After I expressed my concern to the hostess, they did give us a table in th main dining room And we enjoyed our dinner."
    Dined on 3/28/2014