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Benvenuti's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.benvenutisristorante.com/
  • Phone: (405) 310-5271
  • 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 (405) 708-9572
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "I wish I know how to cook fish the way they do at Benvenuti's - perfectly done and crisp on the edges. I have been to this restaurant many, many times, and the food is consistently good. I have a hard time passing up the fish (seasonal special or the sea bass on the regular menu), but it's all great. And we are lucky - we live close enough to walk to the restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I have been there many times before, but this last visit was a disappointment. Our food took a very long time, and mine was poorly seasoned. The server was pleasant but not very prompt with our needs. I'm sorry to say I won't be coming back anytime soon."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This place is a wonderful place to eat, no matter the occasion. Food and Wine and service are superb."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Wonderful food. Great for date night or just getting together with friends. Very friendly staff. Great service"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This is a restaurant where you can never go wrong. We have been multiple times and we are never disappointed."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Six of us visited and had a wonderful meal with great service. The food from start to finish was fantastic."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Wife and other couple to celebrate her 50th. Staff was great, food was good cannot wait for a return. . For the table we had: ANTIPASTO — House-made Burrata Cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma Prosciutto, Spicy Coppa Ham, Soppressata, Oven Roasted San Marzano Tomatoes, Garlic Crostini, Cannellini Bean Confit, Mixed Olives, Wild Arugula, Aged Balsamic Vinegar. . CARPACCIO — Raw Sliced Beef Tenderloin, Wild Arugula, Caper Berries, Tomatoes, White Balsamic Truffle Aioli, Aged Balsamic . Both were excellent. . Main Courses were excellent as well: Pasta from Hell LOBSTER RAVIOLI BUCATINI SALMON PICANTE . No room for dessert ."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had a fantastic meal here! The Filet is to die for! A must try!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I took my cousin to dinner for her 71st birthday. We sat outside and very much enjoyed sitting on the terrace. The salmon was a little over-cooked, but still quite delicious. The waiter recommended a delightful Savignon Blanc with pear overtones and we really enjoyed it. We were the only ones on the terrace, so we were a bit out of the way. Our waiter was nevertheless attentive and delightful."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The very best dining experience in this part of Oklahoma, maybe in this part of America. Simply outstanding!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "All the food was more amazing than usual. Great job to our server, Andrea. I had the Sea Bass and exchanged the spinach for broccolini. Everything was just simply amazing."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Benvenuti's is a great place for any occasion or no occasion at all! Great new Summer menu includes a salad called the Nutella - arugula and toasted hazlenuts combined with red onion and goat cheese - a super good meal all by itself. Don't miss the pizza or the calamari, it's the BEST!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Good food, good service. Restaurant looks great. Young waitstaff so there were some empty glasses."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Great food, professional staff, outstanding Chef that keeps the menu exciting. The menu keeps the favorites but the specials are always creative and delicious! The lamb chops are fantastic."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Food is fantastic. Noise was a bit much but there was a private party going on in the adjoining room. Reservation time was exact with no wait. Sea bass is amazing. The bread and mashed potatoes add to a very wonderful meal."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The fare was excellent. The variation of the menu was superb. The waiter was somewhat inexperienced but tried very hard. All in all a very nice evening."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We arrived at 7 and were seated promptly. It took 10 minutes after we ordered our wine before our server returned with it and then another 10 minutes before she returned to take our order. It was well after 8 before our entree's arrived. I guess our server was more concerned with her large party drinking multiple bottles of wine. Poor service from our server."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our party of seven had a wonderful experience at Benvenuti's, celebrating a 60th wedding anniversary for my parents. It is a beautiful setting with wonderful food and great service. An early dinner reservation (5:30 PM) made for a quiet and more intimate evening for most of the time we were there. Unfortunately, I didn't catch the name of our waitress, but she was friendly, knowledgeable about the food and timely in the service. She added to the experience in such a good way! Each of us had something different to eat and shared bites around the table. Even the kids - ranging from 8 to 14 - found dishes that fit their own unique tastes. I think this will be a dinner our family will remember for quite a while. Very pleased overall."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This is the first time (out of many) that we really had poor service. For whatever the reason, people that came after us were getting their food while we continued to wait. No reasons given, and our server wasn't around much so we could inquire. Finally, she arrived saying it was coming soon and finally refilled our drinks. Some explanation would have helped. Took 50 mins to get our food. Afterwards, I had to ask for a dessert menu, which was a mistake because it took another 35 mins to get our desserts (all were pre-made, nothing to wait on). I had to ask for our check even. No apologies from the server. She was silent as she noticed my frustration. We will continue to go as it is our favorite place in OKC. Food was fantastic, as always. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "A bit pricey but food quality was good. The Marsala chicken could have had more of the Marsala wine taste; I use quite a bit when I make my own. The scharachi shrimp appetizer was not what I expected "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Had a business dinner with a table for 10. Food, wine and service were exemplary - pricey, but worth every penny. Selection was nice, and presentation and quality were wonderful without being pretentious or overly fussy. I had been there a few years ago, but had forgotten what a great place Benvenuti's is. A delightful surprise was how accommodating they are to a gluten-free diet. Highly recommend it and intend to return."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Please do not change a thing! Lovely atmosphere and fantastic cuisine!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Benvenuti's is our "go to" for special occasions in Norman. The servers are usually fantastic, the manager is always around checking on things, and the food doesn't disappoint. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Always very pleasant dining, and always consistent."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Verry impressive! The food is fresh, well prepared, and innovative for Italian food. Service was spot on and I have found my new go to place. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had a party of 8 to dinner, got there 30 mins ahead of reservation and table was ready and waiting for us :) nice table settings, nice decor Yummy food, antipasto and carpaccio were well done so were the entrees. Our server Sean took care of us to perfection :) We'll be back"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Dinner for six and everything was excellent. Philip was attentive and friendly. Appetizers, entrees and desserts were excellent in every case. Lamb,filet, Marsala and rigatoni were all perfect. No one gets sauces and seasoning better than Chef Anthony."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Way overpriced, snooty waitstaff, service went downhill when they figured out our party of six wasn't going to run up a large bar tab. Wouldn't recommend or return. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We celebrated our 16th anniversary and had a wonderful experience. The service was excellent... Food was delicious and presented beautifully... Atmosphere was intimate yet open. I would definitely recommend it for any special occasion. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "It was not our first time going to this spot but it was the first time to take our 7yr old. We decided to use a groupon also, again, a first. They were very pleasant and didn't treat us any differently for using it. The food was amazing and the service was exceptional. Definitely a 5 star dining experience with a professionalism to match. We're repeat customers and this hasn't changed."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Tried it out for a Mothers Day date with my wife. The food was amazing with menu items I would not expect to find in Norman. We will definitely be coming back!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Chef Anthony does an amazing! The food is always perfect, with incredible seasonal menu's. I have eaten all over the country, and this is by far the best restaurant that I have ever been to."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Fantastic as always. One of our favorite places to take out of town guests. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Benvenuti's is the place to go for dinner, best steaks, and pastas I've ever had. It's been my go to place for years now, and I can't seem to get enough."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "This was my 2nd visit and the 1st to bring guests. Everyone found great choices, and we had an amazing meal together. The Pig and Scallops made my sister-in-laws facebook page before dessert was served. Our reservation for 6 was ready and waiting. The service was excellent. Our waiter was very helpful. He made great suggestions and knew the menu. We had a very active 2 year-old with us. He went out of his way to engage and make him feel a part of the experience. This is our new special diner place."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Benvenuti's is wonderful. Food; bar;service;wine list; everything necessary for a wonderful evening. My favorite restaurant. Period. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We eat at Benvenuti's for the first time and I must be living under a rock! How did I not know that one of the best Resturants in Oklahoma was right in my back yard. The Italian food was the best I've eaten in Oklahoma and rivals any Italian Resturant for that matter. We will definitely be coming back to see what the chef has in store "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "It was our first time dining here. The service ws excellent. Food was excellent and the overall tmosphere of the restaurant was really great. Made our dinner date that much more special."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This spot is great for special occasions. It has a great setting and a very personable feel. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Benvenuti's has been my go to place in Norman for a long time. During a visit a few months ago, my server told me about how they had recently gone through a change in management. During that visit I didn't notice any changes and thought nothing of it. This visit though was much different. While the food was as good as always, changes to the service did disappoint me. First of all, they no longer have their monthly menu, which always had great dishes to choose from. By taking it away they shrunk their menu by roughly 1/3rd. Secondly, when you split a meal between two patrons they no longer put the dish on two plates; they bring you a plate or bowl and make you do it at the table. That is something I expect at chili's, but not here."
    Dined on 4/13/2014