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Benvenuti's

Benvenuti's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.benvenutisristorante.com/
  • Email: Benvenutis@coxinet.net
  • 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
  • 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: From 50 to 500, any cuisine. Buffets and sit-downs.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have two rooms available for private dining. The Red Room holds around 20 with TV access and able to attach electronics. The Blue Room may hold up to 50 people with a unique atmosphere.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Reardon (405) 708-9572

Getting there

  • Cross Street: James Garner
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Benvenuti's
Gourmet Italian Restaurant with steak, pastas, and fresh seafoods. The only restaurant in Norman, OK that serves USDA prime steaks. We also boast a wine list of over 150 wines from around the world.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Food was excellent, as always. They did away with the monthly special and the wine list is not as extensive as it use to be. Not sure why, but I enjoyed some of the monthly specials, and my wife and I enjoyed the previously large selection of wines. Not that either of these will sway us from NOT eating at this fantastic restaurant (I maintain it is the best restaurant in the OKC Metro)."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "consistently great food, chef is gifted and ingredients are clearly top quality which means beautiful and delicious results. A very special place to dine."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My husband and I love everything about it! Wonderful appetizers, salads and entrees. House wines are wonderful too. Special attention to customers.... Rather pricey but you definitely get what you pay for!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "A bit pricey, but the service and dining experience were excellent. A bit too noisy for good conversation, but still romantic."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The Kobe Ribeye is the best steak in the US. Excellent wine list as well."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Always an outstanding experience. Good food, good service, great atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Heard from a discerning friend that Benvenuti’s was the best restaurant in Norman. After looking at the menu online, I was somewhat skeptical. Finally, the opportunity arrived to give the place a try. In our party of four, no one was disappointed. The spectrum of flavors was broad, delightful, extremely well balanced. I'm a believer now! A return visit is definitely on my bucket list."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Food was good. I did request that there be a rose or a flower or something on my table for a special occasion but that did not happen. But the rest of the meal went well."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food and service are great. We were there on a Saturday night. It was so noisy, we could barely carry on a conversation around a 4 top table. This is not a place to go if you want to visit. Unfortunately, I had taken some out of town guests out to dinner so we were unable to really talk."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This places amazes me everytime. Amazing service. Amazing food. Just overall amazing."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "My data and I found everything to be very good to exceptional. I was personally impressed by the chef's use of mushroom's and other local touches for the seasonal menu. The waiter we had was not as chatty as we'd like, but that's probably a problem on our ends, as we don't go to places as nice as this very often. We have already recommended this place to others."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Everyone in our party always chooses something different so we can sample the great variety. All winners so far! Keep up the good work"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Amazing as always! My husband and I both tried something new for our entrees and were exceptionally pleased! The food, service and atmosphere is always wonderful. We recommend Benvenuti's as the restaurant to go for a nice dinner out."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We eat here regularly. It is the best restaurant for fine dining in Norman,but also good fora casual evening The staff is wonderful and professional."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I finally stepped out of my mainstay dish (Lobster Ravioli) and got the Kobe Beef Bone-In Ribeye. While it's not cheap, if you want to treat yourself to a carnivore's delight, this is the dish for you! Tender, juicy, tasty. Very much enjoyed it. Since I'm trying the Paleo thing, I gave the always-amazing garlic mashed potatoes to my lovely wife. She enjoyed her usual grilled veggie platter. We were disappointed in the usually-stellar service. Our server pretty much was non-existent after the food delivery. When I kindly mentioned it, he ignored it - didn't respond. But don't let this inhibit you from visiting this great place."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We had made a reservation for a fairly large group. An additional five unexpected folks showed up. Benvenuti's welcomed them cheerfully and seamlessly accommodated the extras. As always, the food and service were great!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We had Granchiolino, Bucatini, Lasagna al Forno and pizza. All very good. We also tried truffle fries and pomodoro as appetizers. This is the second time we've eaten here. I've brought students here 2 years in a row as a nice place to eat the night before contest. They requested we come back again this year. Service was perfect."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "visiting from NYC and waned to treat inlaws to something Italian which they can't get in Ardmoe. Boy did we hit the lottery! Requested corner table, they gave us best table in the house. The food was way beyond our wildest expectations, we expected it to be good but wow, innovative menu and they" kicked it out of the stadium" Great wine list, fabulous desserts, attentive waiter Free parking (had to point that out because in NYC parking would have been $30.00 and up) Definitely worth the hour and a half drive and look forward to next trip to Oklahoma and returning to Benvenuti's."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We had the beef tenderloin and it was pricey but so delicious and tender. Our waitress wore us out removing things from the table without asking, did not ask us if we wanted more bread and served no butter. Food was great! Waitress needs to find a cubicle to work in:)"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Benvenuti's is simply the best restaurant in Norman. The atmosphere is great, service impeccable, and the food is simply phenomenal. Every month there will be new specials, which indicates to me that the chef has creative freedom. The regular menu has a lot of different courses and I would say that there is something for everyone on it. Everything I have ever tried there has been wonderful."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Benvenuti's is with out doubt the best food in okc. From the prime steaks, to fresh seafood, to innovative pasta dishes their is something for everyone. Chef Compagni stopped by our table which was a treat in itself. We drive from Edmond twice sometimes three times a week just to eat the cuisine. Keep up the good work! March menu is amazing....."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Benvenutis is always a wonderful experience. The food is amazing as the Chef is constantly adding wonderful and flavorful items to their most excellent menu. It is a gem in Norman"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We enjoyed our date night and would go back. The food is good and the ambience is nice, though I would have liked to not have a TV over my head. It is a nice local restaurant to go out on a date or a group of friends for a nice dinner."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We were very disappointed as we'd told the restaurant way in advance that it was Jessie's 90th birthday--although staff wished her a happy birthday, there was nothing else special done for this fine woman. We (her son and I) expected at least a complimentary dessert for her and a balloon or two. I won't be recommending this place for anyone's special day."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "It's my favorite date night place. I love their food!!!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Benvenuti is always wonderful ! We try to eat here at least once a week ! Chef Anthony goes above & beyond with top quality ingredients and innovative dishes! Would recommend to anyone !"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the experience...food was good, but the service was average and that is not what I expected from what I had been told."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "The food is consistently good, a great variety. Deserts are exceptional."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "It was a great evening for a girlie birthday dinner. The food and ambience was great. And the service was awesome."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We took a few students here who will be interning with us this summer. They really enjoyed the atmosphere and the dinner. A couple of them had never been to the restaurant but said that they would return."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We had a great meal at Benvenuti's for Valentine's Day. I had one of the monthly chef's specials. I imagine I could go back once a month and have something different and fantastic every time. True italian food, also, very good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Benvenuti's provides a top notch dining experience that is well worth the price. Authentic Italian food in a formal setting in Norman. Not just authentic, but you can taste the quality. Great small menu, decent wine list. I had the brazini, my son had the bucatini (which is a seldom offered pasta) and we split a bottle of Rombauer Chardonnay. Food was great. Kind of pricey for Norman, but well within budget for a special night out. We've eaten in some of the finer establishments in OKC and have almost always left dissappointed. If I lived in OKC I would travel to Norman to eat here."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Benvenuti's never fails on their quality of mind blowing food or service. Shawn S. was our server and he was amazing, everything he suggested was phenomenal. I ordered the Lamp Chomps with Au Gratin potatoes and it was melt in your mouth delicious, best I have ever had! My husband ordered the pan seared scallops with a white cream sauce which is the February special and it was amazing too! We decided to switch our plates halfway through we loved what the other had ordered so much. The dessert Shawn recommended was once again nothing less than amazing! Chocolate macadamia nut crust with a layer of caramel and chocolate mousse....to die for! No disappointment here and we will definitely return soon!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Everything here is fresh and delicious. Kind of pricey so save for a special night"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "By far the best Italian restaurant in Oklahoma! Forget Krebs, it is dog food compared to this place! This is NOT your typical Oklahoma Italian restaurant so don't go there expecting food like the chain restaurants. I've eaten in Italy and New York and believe me, Benvenuti's is as good as any food you'll find in either place. I make a drive 40 miles drive one way to eat there. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and take excellent care of your dining needs. You must try it!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Benvenutis continues to be at the top of the Norman food chain. Love that the menu changes monthly now to reflect what's fresh in the market. Had the veal (chop) parmigiana the other nite and it was tender and tasty. Our friends shared the branzino which they had never had before, and thought it delicious. Good lighting an added plus, especially when you get to be my age. It's even worth a trip from OKC!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I love Benvenuti's food and eat there every time I am in Norman. If I lived in OKC, which I do not, I would drive the 20 minutes South to enjoy their "Seasonal" menu, or anything else they offer...it's that good. The only complaint I have is I always feel rushed, and this time was no exception unfortunately. Especially disappointing because I asked our server to give us time in between plates. She did not. Next time I'll order one dish at a time and will not allow my server to rush me because it seems they all have a goal to turn tables as quickly as possible. Please give your guests time to enjoy your food!!!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Brought Italian relatives in from out of state and had a great time and food was outstanding."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great food and comfortable surroundings. Helpful servers who make your experience enjoyable."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The Restuarant was quite business that night and while we had reservations we had to wait for the table to be ready. However, the server was extremely helpful and interested in our comfort and the food the best I have had in quite a while. The only negative to this eating experience was the noise."
    Dined on 1/25/2014