What a great experience. We
What a great experience. We arrive at the front door and we were greeted by a very energetic and lovely hostess. She introduces us to the bar tender and they take good care of us. After a few drinks we move to our table. Our waitress is very knowledgable about he menu and the specials. She says, "the pasta is home made, here are some things you might like to consider. If you don't see something that quite meets you interest let me know what you are looing for and we will make it for you." Price was right and we will be back!
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place, food is great and atmosphere is relaxed. My girls love watching the pizza guy flip the dough, so fun!
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've eaten at Benevento's twice now, once for lunch and once for dinner. The food is great and the portions are very large for very reasonable prices. Prices that are much different from what you usually find in similar North End restaurants! The goat cheese and fig salad was awesome. The service was great and the restaurant is very small so it has a cozy but nice feel to it.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to eat!!
We had a wonderful Anniversary dinner here. Great food and atmosphere.
Great service as well. I would return here and recommend Benevento's to anyone!
Our server was a wonderful young lady that has such great customer service skills she made our time here wonderful!!
Look forward to returning again next year with my family.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Gluten Free Pizza in Boston
The title says it all. Amazing gluten free pizza. Very thin, crispy crust with amazing toppings. The other dishes are good as well but the pizza is what really stands out.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything we had was great...from the spinach crepes to the mussels marinara to the gnocchi with pesto! Our waitress was top notch .
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great North End Pizza
Gluten Free Pizza and regular pizza are outstanding
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dined here with a group of
Dined here with a group of 6. The pasta dishes were absolutely fantastic -- each of us had ordered something different and all loved what they had. The service here was excellent -- fun, energetic waitresses took great care of us. As a local that gets into the North End from time to time, I can tell you Benevento's is now one of my "go- to" places.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Benevento's- What a great spot
Thanks to the flexibility of the ver accomodating host, we were able to call at 6:00 to push back our 6:30 reservation to 7. We had a terrible time choosing what we wanted for dinner because everything looked so good and all at an extremely reasonable price. I ended up with the 4 cheese pizza, after all, I could watch the woodfire oven cooking those delicious pies and couldn't resist. My boyfriend ended up with Pasta and carbonara sauce. DIVINE, though not the lightest dish. The Bellini was good for something new, but next time I think I'll stick to wine. Our server was very personable and helpful and stayed on top of things. Beware you may sit very close to patrons at the next table on a busy night! But you may just make a new friend.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
My new go to in the North End
FINALLY! A place in the North End that serves great food AND is priced right. This place is terrific. If you want a true, authentic, not put on for the tourists experience, head here. Great food, AMAZING service, and so friendly. I will be back.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
great esp for gluten free
the waitstaff and food were just plain awesome. everything was made to order and EVERYTHING could be made gluten free, except for the eggplant. the waitress was super attentive...but not over the top. she questioned us our likes and dislikes in order to recommend the best match for what we were looking for.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I went to Beneventos for the first time the night we arrived in Boston. We loved the food so much, pasta arabiatta, meatballs and veal parm, that we returned three nights later. The marinara sauce and meatballs were the best I've had. The waitstaff was very attentive and I appreciated that we were able to get the table we requested with our reservation both nights. Beneventos will be a must for our return visits to Boston!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just love this place... the
Just love this place... the food and drinks are always good, and the prices too!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We reserved for a group of
We reserved for a group of 8, requesting a table location that would allow for conversation, and that's what we got. Our server was quick, friendly and helpful in making menu recommendations. The food was excellent as well.
We were celebrating a special occasion for an out-of-town guest, and the experience was happily memorable for him and the rest of us.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful, Dining Experience
A wonderful dining experience with good food and atmosphere. The Restaurant was very accomodating for our large party of 10 people. Our server could not have been more personable and patient. The food was good - especially the Pizza. Pasta dishes were
large and very filling. The wine list is small offering typical California and Italian varietals, however compliments the reataurant menu.
Overall, a very good dining experience. We will not hesitate to revisit again and again.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Restaurant is very nice. However,
Restaurant is very nice. However, seating is extremely tight and some customers are almost sitting in each other's laps. Also, despite a 7 pm reservation and arriving at 6:45, we were not seated until 7:15
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another North End Gem
Great people, great service, great food. We used open table for a party of 7, literally walked in and was seated while others waited outside. Highly recommend.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gluten free- dine with ease - enjoy
Special new feature for our gluten free diner - garlic bread! It was thin, not crumbly, and spiced perfectly. For those needing gf food, this restaurant will customize most dishes and are welcoming to all foodies.
We have been here several times and had similar experiences- it's a gem.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service,
Great food, great service, and easy to make a reservation!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food - the north end's best!
i invited a friend from out of town to dine with me at beneventos. i have dined there several times, as it is a family favorite along with
al dante. i knew this meal would be outstanding and when dining at joe's restaurants you are never disappointed- the food is always consistently delicious and fresh and the wait service is friendly and attentive!
the menu is great and offers something for everyone-
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and atmosphere, very busy on a Saturday night. Not a quiet restaurant to go for a romantic meal if that is what you are looking for.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love that you can order your way; pick a pasta, sauce and protein and create a dish that you enjoy. I had a generous portion of mussels in a spicy tomato sauce with fusilli; delicious! DC had lasagna with meat sauce that was served with a meatball and he really enjoyed it. Not to often does he care for meatballs from a restaurant but these were done well.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went there July 19th and we were a little skeptical as we had not heard of the restaurant when we googled kid friendly in the north end. It was a great restaurant, wonderful food, service was excellent!! At the end they gave us complimentary limocello shots and lemonade shots for the kids.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food price and service
7pm reservations for 4 got right in sat down waitress came over right away asked us if we wanted drinks, she was very pleasant the quality of the food was great first time for the other couple they couldnt believe the portions and when the bill came again cant believe what i paid for 4 people dinner drinks and appetizer very happy again 5 stars all around
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid North End choice
Great menu choices. Italian standards, and some unique dishes. Pizza was outstanding, as was the eggplant rolitini. Staff was friendly and attentive. Great place to take the kids. Enjoyed the complimentary house made Lemonchello.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gluten Free Goodness
I've hit Benevento's a few times for their gluten free pizza and pasta. It has a great homemade feel, and family feel to it. I wish they had a few less TVs on the wall as distractions, but other than that, the place is cozy and suited for both date night and a night with the family.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first visit, but I'll be back. I went with a work group of 8 people. Great service, awesome food and great drink and wine list. Ambiance left a little to be desired; it's a bit cramped, particularly downstairs where we ate, but we had a wonderful time nonetheless.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect meal with the family!
Delicious food...attentive staff...very good with 3 children under the age of 9 and always a GREAT time!!!! Highly recommend Benevento's!! Joe, Laurie and their staff always make you feel at home!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
energenic feel gives you that
energenic feel gives you that feel of making it a night on the town after your meal. Love sitting at the bar the wait staff are friendly and personable. the food is terrific this was our second time. Would recommend the Beneventos pizza. Food was served in a timely fashion.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great start to a weekend in Boston
Went with a group of friends to kick off our weekend in Boston. Ate late in the evening, but good and service were great. Would gladlygo back again, great north end feel and very reasonably priced.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent experience friendly staff
Excellent experience, very friendly staff, from the host at the door, to the wait staff and even the young man getting us water and cleaning dishes. Everyone was great. They even brought out a birthday surprize for one of the people in the party. Of coure the reason we were there was to eat and eat we did. The food was outstanding. each one of us at the table had something different and each meal was as good as the other. Thank you for a great night.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We spent the day moving my daughter into her new apartment, and were so pleased to end the day at Beneventos! We were a group of 14 and had no problems getting our table, and the staff and manager were extremely accomodating. Our waitress was great, and the appetizers were delicious--the pumpkin ravioli was out of this world, and the eggplant was perfect! Our meals were equally tasty and filling, and our waitress kept up with all of our requests throughout the night, without a problem. We ended the evening with the most delicious limoncello that we had ever tasted, and it was on the house! All in all, we had a great evening, full of fun and homestyle Italian food which everyone loved!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place ever!!
We loved Benevento's! We recommended it to friends and
They felt the same way!! Mew can not wait to
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gluten free heaven
Took my daughter with celiac to the restaurant and she had a stunning array of choices, all of which were quite good. Be sure to ask for extra crunchy dough on the GF, pizza and you'll be thrilled.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for gluten-free!
I love Benevento's because they make great food and have good gluten-free options; not only do they offer a gf pizza crust and gf pasta, but several of their salads are also naturally gluten-free. It's my go-to restaurant when friends/family want to eat in the North End!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came to Boston for the weekend for my Sisters bachelorette party there were 12 of us. The place is pretty small, but most of the restaurants are in the North end. Although, they did have several levels (upstairs and down). They seated the twelve of us easily, we had made reservations ahead of time. The spot they put us was great, we could all interact. The waitress was nice enough, she seemed a little annoyed with us, which is my only real complaint, and she did not explain that the gratuity would be added to our bill. Now, I understand that this happens with larger parties, but I just wish they would tell you because it makes me feel like they are trying to get more than a 20% tip when they don't let you know. Luckily, we spotted it.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this restaurant. Their
I love this restaurant. Their lobster ravioli is amazing! Very small so definitely recommend putting a reservation in.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food, Zero Atmosphere
We are from out-of-town and selected this restaurant without ever having seen it. The reviews indicated that the food is very good but the atmosphere is lacking. This is a pretty accurate assessment. The top level of the restaurant has a row of cramped tables, and the bottom floor (where they initially tried to seat us) is like a basement. As many restaurants in the North End are small and densely packed, I didn't think much of the comments regarding ambiance - in hindsight, I wish I did! While we all enjoyed our meals -- which are reasonably priced and generously sized, the complete lack of atmosphere detracts from the experience. With so many fabulous choices in the North End, I might keep looking.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian at a reasonable price
Arrived in Boston wanting to find authentic Italian at a reasonable price. Not only did I find it, but the food was amazing, portions were generous and the staff were all great and treated my wife and I like family. It was busy! A little tight and noisy upstairs. There are some tables downstairs which were quiet and worked well for us.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last minute group dinner
I needed to book a last minute dinner for 10 people on a Tuesday night in the North End. Bebe bentos came up as a reasonable price and highly rated. We had a ball. We had a great table tucked in a corner an the wait staff was great fun. Lots of menu items were tried and every one was fantastic!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun North End Eatery
This small restaurant is packed with Boston flavor. From the delicious pizza and pasta entrees to the genuine and attentive wait staff, Benevento's is a gem! For a fun night out with friends or a family dinner, I highly recommend Benevento's where you get high quality at an exceptional price.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming Italian Boston Restaurant
Located on Salem Street full of small local Italian eateries with character and charm, we chose Benevento's. One in our party needed gluten free choices, which they offered. Portions were very generous and prices were reasonable. Everything was delicious. My daughter and I split an order of the steamed veggies to start and we could not finish it all. We split the specialty pizza with italian sausage and could not finish it as well. We were in a party of 7 and everyone enjoyed the food. It was a lively atmosphere on a Saturday night (reservations helpful). This was my second trip to Benevento's and I will return!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My son found this restaurant
My son found this restaurant his first year in college, and during family weekend at his school we always hit this restaurant for dinner. This is my 3rd annual visit. I love the casual feeling, the staff is always friendly, and we always seem to be a bit early for our reservation and they always accommodate us with a smile! Needless to say the food is out of this world!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better North End gluten-free choice
Quick summary: good food, great staff and a larger selection of gluten free optionsthan most.
Chose this restaurant for two reasons: open late and good gluten free options. It is well reviewed online as well. The ability to reserve on line was an added bonus but not necessary as they accept walk ins. The host and wait staff were great. As for size, I would say this is a typical mid-level choice in the north end.
It has more of a bar feel than some and there are TVs every few feet on the walls. The bar runs up one side of the narrow room and the tables up the other. They were all on though at a good level.
Food was good and arrived promptly. Attention from wait staff was a good balance for my preference (minimal)
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My siblings and I took our younger sister to dinner for her birthday. We often go to the North End for dinner and were very happy with Beneventos.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will be back!
Had a great dinner, fun & good waitress. Food was awesome & nice to have gluten free option!
Food available that my kids were more than happy with....on and off the kid's menu.
We will be sure to go back again!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pizza! Lil too intimate...
I went with my boyfriend and we had overall great experience. The food and drinks were great and I would definitely go back. However, it was noisy and we were placed in the basement which was not the most aesthetically pleasing area. The basement was also crowded. The cram a lot of tables into small space -- which is common for North End spots. Yet, if you are looking for good food and nice casual spot I recommend it!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent and
The food was excellent and I couldn't believe how reasonably priced it was. We will definitely be going back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pizza was delicious, place was a little crowded but I guess that's a good sign of good food! Great spot and will visit again!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great family dinner
We (2 adults and 4 kids)went to Beneventos on a last minute trip to North End and enjoyed our meal very much. Family friendly with great service. Food was good; pizza and pasta dishes pleased all except one. Would recommend for a casual dinner with reasonable expectations. Have to say service was exceptional.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM