Benvenuti's

Benvenuti's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.benvenutisristorante.com/
  • Phone: 4053105271x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - Close
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Compagni
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Benvenuti’s offers full service catering…our Executive Chef Anthony Compagni will design a custom menu that fits the needs of your event…from a cocktail reception…business luncheon…outdoor Bar-B-Que…holiday celebration…to a formal sit down dinner. We offer premium bar service as well, providing all necessary ABLE off-site catering liquor permits.
  • Private Party Facilities: Benvenuti’s offers an artful choice for private dining that elevates any occasion to extraordinary. Private dining at Benvenuti’s, whether in the main dining room with its panoramic view of fine art, brick, stone, to the beautiful hand carved bar or the elegant red room for the ultimate in private dining. Benvenuti’s offers the blue room with its exclusive view of down town Norman.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Reardon 4057089572x
  • Special Events: Not Your Average Cookies!
    Thick home-made cookies—baked with no preservatives or additives, made fresh daily.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: James Garner
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Benvenuti's
Benvenuti's is artful, understated dining as conceived by executive chef Anthony Compagni. We strive to awaken the senses by utilizing seasonal ingredients, both international and local. At Benvenuti's we continuously seek the finest selection of local and organically grown produce, legumes, and grains wherever possible. We also obtain naturally raised animal products to provide foods free of antibiotics, growth hormones, and pesticides. Benvenuti’s pasta is hand made in Abruzzo, Italy by Rustichella d’Abruzzo from the finest Italian wheat. Mangiare!

Fine food is appreciated when paired with fine wine. Benvenuti’s has carefully assembled an artful collection of boutique wines. Benvenuti’s offers more than 150 wine selection to compliment the menu of Chef Compagni, available by the bottle, half bottle, glass or our exciting wine flight.
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Benvenuti's reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (117)romantic (94)fit for foodies (82)notable wine list (68)neighborhood gem (59)good for groups (52)great for outdoor dining (28)hot spot (21)kid-friendly (12)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)great for lunch (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Diana
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Benvenuti's is Norman's gem. Be sure and make reservations to ensure you will be able to get a table. October specials include braised veal cheeks, which are beyond delicious. Enjoyed this entrée last night, along with a slice of pumpkin cheesecake which is superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Spent our 6 month wedding anniversary here. It was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The chicken in the chicken marsala was overcooked and a little tough.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Filling and delicious
    Fillinganddelish
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The bruschetta and garlic fries were great for appetizers. Salads delicious and great variety. We were almost full when our main course came so had food for the week. Lasagna was delicious and the roasted hen was perfect. Bottle of Italian wine was wonderful. nardi rosso di montalcino
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    WILLIAM
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Really enjoyed the pizza and dessert. Great service and outstanding food!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Outstanding lasagna, amazing bread and terrific salad!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    Turnerok
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great food, great chef, great service. Love the fact they will specially make a dinner for my daughter that is not on the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic pasta sauces
    NickName
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Had the chitarra e polpette. The dish was well-sauced, pasta perfectly cooked, and the meatballs were the best I have ever tasted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love it!
    ggnettie
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We love Benvunitis! Great food, great service, great atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Siracha shrimp appetizer was really good. Hell pasta was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Jniner
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I have been here several times and the food is always top notch. Prices are reasonable and there are always monthly specials that are not typical.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    okchazmatVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was very good and the service was great. Nice atmosphere but expensive for Italian food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Benvenuti's never disappoints. The lamb ragu, one of the Sept specials, was fantastic as was the muscle appitizer. Service was on point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as usual
    Scrounger
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have enjoyed multiple meals at this restaurant. Always good service, presentation, taste and experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Italian food
    Kosgolf
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Benvenutis is our favorite place to eat in Norman. Worth the price for sure!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mussels
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This restaurant did an outstanding job. We had a last minute addition to our dinner party, and they did a very good job of finding us a table to accommodate us. The food was outstanding, and the entire group really enjoyed the mussels in red sauce. Service was very good. The kitchen was a little slow, but the wait was worth it. We had 7 in our group and this probably added to the prep time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive, but yummy.
    Julesey
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It was expensive, even with a Groupon. However, the sea bass was excellent and my husband ate all of the lasagna even though he said he wasn't hungry. Save room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Norman's Elite
    EatOrDie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for our anniversary. We were immediately taken to our seats upon our arrival and since I alerted them to the romantic nature of our event there was a bouquet of fresh flowers at our table. The waitress explained their seasonal menu and our appetizer was served quickly after. The water was delicious! This may seem minuscule but Norman dwellers are aware of how hard it is to find bearable tasting water in these parts! All of the waiters and waitresses checked on all their tables frequently and were polite. My girlfriend and I both enjoyed our salads. The entrees were excellent my girlfriend ordered the Angel hair pasta with shrimp and I ordered one of the September specials which was hen. The price was worth every ¢!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again amazed!
    EdmondfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is the third time we have eaten at Benvenuti's and this time was as good as the first. We had Chef Anthony's specials and they were amazing. We try something new every time we go and it makes me wonder why we would ever go anywhere else. Great job!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as usual
    Pradeep
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Definitely the best restaurant in Norman. Virtually everything is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall it was ok
    goatguy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I ordered the chef's special burger. I thought that for $19 it would be large and special… it was neither. About the size of a Mcdonalds quarter pounder with hatch chillis, a chipolte sauce and the normal other veggies. It was not $19 special to me… My wife had her normal lobster pasta dish and loved it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Reg4ben
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food was fantastic but the service was not up to par on this visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diamond
    ch33
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Recently went to Benvenuti's for our anniversary. Everything was perfect including the wine, food, and atmosphere. Will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • impressed
    beckks13
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I was very impressed with our dinner at Benvenuti's. I can't wait to go back. I'm not much of a pasta person so I had the veggie pizza and it was huge and delicious. My boyfriend had the pasta from hell, I tried it and it was spicy but I expected it to have more of a kick. But everything was yummy, the bread, the parmesan fries and our meals. A+
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud and too expensive!!
    Cgt69
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We enjoyed the food, although 300.00 for three steak dinners seemed a bit much for how loud it was and and how hard it was to enjoy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Never Disappoints
    btimy
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Delicious food. Beautifully plated. Atmosphere elegant and comfortable; business casual to semi-dressy. Polite, attentive, knowledgeable staff. Gather with work mates, friends or family for a treat and pampering. For afternoon drinks, dinner, and/or dessert. Ever changing menu, custom designed by the chefs. One of our best, local restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    BJP7
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great food and service, horrible acoustics. I enjoy the place, but it is too loud. I really don't care to hear everybody else's conversation.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    carjay
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The fried risotto is delicious. My husband and I both enjoyed it. I had the chicken marsala and it was a bit dry. My husband really enjoyed the sea bass that he ordered. The creme brulee was just ok. Honestly I haven't found any creme brulee in restaurants that I like as much as can easily be made at home. Overall though it's a good date night restaurant. Generally, I would rate the food at four stars but two of the things I ordered this time could have been improved so only the stars for this visit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    Gail
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I have always had the best food in town here. Best meal = Bone in Rib Eye.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great service, fantastic food. Best rack of lamb around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hojo13
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    As always (I have dined at Benvenuti's approximately 75 times), the food and the service were outstanding. Benvenuti's has one of the best filets in the OKC area, and the pasta items are excellent. And the service is always outstanding, with a personal touch that puts it #1.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Date Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My bf and I love this place! We went on Friday for a more casual date, but this place is pretty classy! We got an appetizer, wine, pizza, pasta and dessert and every bite was delightful and we had PLENTY to take home for lunch the next day and a snack. I got a half bottle of the Hess Cabernet and it was superb! One of the best reasonable priced wines I have ever had. While the food is a little expensive it is so worth it! If we lived in Norman we would probably become regulars.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    One of the best around. Great food with outstanding service. Monthly menu changes keeps things interesting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • over hyped
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Went there for our 12th anniversary. We were told by family and friends that the food was amazing. I was not very impressed with their steak ($60). The taste didn't justify the price. It was okay food at an expensive price. Seating and views were nothing special either, just a regular restaurant with absurd prices.
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  • Delicious!
    CookieMonster
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    It's one thing to go out and eat...it's another to go out and enjoy high quality, well-prepared food by a chef. Bienvenuti's has dining down to an art. Each dish we had (shrimp, salad, chicken marsala, lasagna and carrot cake) was special. Even the lasagna is not ordinary--the pasta is from Italy and the texture is divine! The distinct flavors in each of these dishes were able to shine, thanks to the chef. Our waiter, Blake was attentive and timely. Although the exceptional night out at this restaurant came with a greater price, it was completely worth celebrating our anniversary there...and will return soon.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Outstanding
    h3r3andgon3
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Everything from the hostess, waitress, food, atmosphere were fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous
    Workouttoeat
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food and service at Benvenutis is always fabulous. From appetizers to desert everything is so delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Norman's Finest
    bigred1
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Although there are many restaurants in Norman, I believe that Benvenuti's is without a doubt our community's finest eating establishment. It is the best place for family, business, and other dining events. Whenever people who are unfamiliar with the restaurants in Norman ask me for a recommendation, I always mention Benvenuti's as my favorite place to eat. Everything about the restaurant is first class. The food, service, and ambience rival top tier restaurants found in big cities. Also, the price for food items and drinks are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the best!
    kmartin7VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My wife and I treat ourselves to Benvenutis 1-2 times a month. In our opinion, it is the best restaurant in the OKC Metro. I had the Sea Bass, which was nothing short of amazing. She had the Grilled Vegetables - it's her favorite, and I must say it is very tasty. We just love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Summer Smashing Success
    Oklahoma1chick
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The halibut on the seasonal summer menu was probably the best fish I've ever enjoyed. Paired with an Italian Pinot Grigio made it even better. A great restaurant with consistency in everything!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.