Benvenuti's

Benvenuti's

  • 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 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
151 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
99% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (118)romantic (94)fit for foodies (82)notable wine list (74)neighborhood gem (60)good for groups (58)great for outdoor dining (25)hot spot (24)kid-friendly (10)vibrant bar scene (7)great for lunch (7)late-night find (7)great for brunch (6)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Birthday Dinner
    Susan
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We bent to Benvunuti's for my birthday. As usual the food and the service was wonderful. The only problem was the noise level. My husband is hearing challenged and it was difficult for us to talk to each other. The ceilings are high so I'm not sure that can be fixed. Susan
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian Food
    okchazmatVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Benvenuti's is a great place to go for fine Italian dining with a great atmosphere and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • perfect
    Randy
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Its just a great place to eat. Everything is wonderful and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys great dining and a terrific experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Oklahoma
    kblum
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I feel so blessed we have a restaurant in Norman, Ok like this. I truly compare it the the4 and 5 star restaurants that I have eaten at in New York City. There is not one thing wrong with this restaurant. Great service, great food in great atmosphere. I love the monthly specials that Chef Anthony does!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic food and service
    tul84
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I was in norman for my anniversary and I was looking for a place that would suite the occasion. This place had great reviews so I took a chance. I was not disappointed. The food was more than good; it was inspired. The service was always there when he was needed but not at in intrusive. If i was looking for something bad to say I would mention that, while we had a great quiet seat, most of the restaurant would be prone to a lot of noise due to the seating arrangement. Again that is not something I experienced but something I noticed. Overall, I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening
    Moonchild
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Perfect evening and dining experience at Benvenutis
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A daughter's visit
    tctastebuds
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My wife and I love fine dining. When our daughter came for a visit from San Diego this is where we took her.The atmosphere was perfect and the food was exquisite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Raymond C Richard
    Winendine
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I eat out at italian restaurants a lot but Had an unbelievably good bone in veal chops at an extremely good price. The homemade mozarella was outstanding Would go back again without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good italian
    RoRo
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We've been here a few times and each time the food and service are great. We recently had a group of 16 and every order came out perfect and in a timely fashion, no long wait because of the group size. Good quality and the right temperature. A wonderful appetizer to start with and share is their Antipasto plate. A perfect end to the meal is the Cappuccino.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum
    DrDuri
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Lots of great gluten-free options! I had gluten free pizza with goat cheese on it. Very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They really understand food
    kmartin7VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I cannot say enough about this place. It is our favorite place in OKC. I got the Sea Bass, and let me tell you, it was cooked to absolute perfection. I replaced the spinach that comes with the meal with broccolini. The sauce is mild and complements the fish and the rest of the dish perfectly. My wife got her usual grilled veggie platter. I know it doesn't sound like much but they really do a fantastic job - very tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A go to place
    bigred1
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Whenever I want an outstanding meal that is prepared and served by Oklahoma's finest restaurant persons, I come to this restaurant. It is my go to place. My wife and I have never been disappointed with the food or the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food - central location
    Sturkr
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Met a friend and we stayed for a while catching up.. Food was amazing, service was great - weren't rushed. Great relaxing evening!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing and Delicious
    Davethebuilder
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Benvenuti's is a special place on the Main St, Norman landscape. When you walk inside the ambiance washes over you with an immediate calming effect. We have ordered out from Benvenuti's often but this was our first experience dining in. The food was great and our server was armed with real information about the wines and menu choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special evening out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We always think of Benvenuti's when planning a special evening out for adults such as an anniversary or birthday. The food is excellent and always a great choice of wines. Fabulous service and quiet romantic dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstandingly friendly!
    Stars
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Food,service are excellent. Manager, chef and servers are excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Veal Cheeks?
    douglas
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Benvenuti's often has limited time menu items. This month (October) is Braised Veal Cheeks with pumpkin risotto (served in a little pumpkin bowl). This was the best dish I have ever had, from anywhere. It was seriously good. If there is a limited time special menu item, you should trust the chef and go for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite
    CatI
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We have enjoyed food in Europe and many of the major cities in the U.S. Benvenutis is up to par with all of these places. In fact, it's one of our favorite restaurants and was comparable to an Italian restaurant we enjoyed (twice) in Brünnen, Switzerland. Can't get much more authentic country Italian than that. We also appreciate the attention to detail and the care for the food and its sources. The chefs' creativity is without comparison.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderfully delicious
    Best4guests
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This restaurant is one of our favorite places to go for a really nice evening of great dinner and enjoyment every time. We can always count on the food and wine being wonderful. When we have out of town guests we always bring them to your restaurant. When we have a special event to celebrate Benvenuti's is place we call for reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This restaurant has become our family special occasion birthday dinner location for sure!!! Just excellent all around, wonderful wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I ordered the meal with the crusted shrimp. It was way too spicy for me. I could not enjoy it. My wife ordered the ravioli. It was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    luvamazingfood
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We brought my mom here for her birthday. The food, service and our waiter Blake was Outstanding. We definitely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome good and service
    Normanmatt
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food is great. The atmosphere is wonderfully romantic and the service is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place in Norman.
    Anniv4us
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have been going here for our anniversary for the past 4 years and have never been disappointed. Great food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Waitress was a super nice young person. We decided to give the restaurant another try. In a previous visit the food was poorly prepared except for the salads. This time salad, veal cheeks, pizza, wine and desserts were excellent Also very good service. We shall return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum
    sweet4you
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Everything was delicious. Especially the specials. It was very hard to make our minds, but there was no way to go wrong! Decadent!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Diana
    Lovegoodfood
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints
    musicalRach
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I've lost track of how many times I've been to this restaurant, but the food is always consistently great! I knock it only slightly on ambiance because for the first time ever we were seated at the booth right behind an employees only space. They divided the area with a thick curtain that does a decent job of absorbing noise, but there was still quite a bit of noise from employees talking and talking from phone conversations. Other than that, it was as good as ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic