Bencotto Italian Kitchen

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Bencotto offers 100% honest Northern Italian cuisine.

We are proud to offer 15 kinds of different hand-made pasta, fresh and hand-crafted 12 hours a day.

"Bencotto" means cooked well: this is what authentic Italian food is about.
Our menu is based on simplicity. It tastes as it should and would in Italy.

Bencotto offers two different eating environments: guests can either enjoy their meal at our “kitchen-esque” bar downstairs, or they can relax in the intimate low-ceiling dining area upstairs. The décor creates a clean and sophisticated atmosphere, where old-world charm and warmth blend with contemporary appeal.

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4.6based on recent ratings
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Heather
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Great service and exactly what I wanted. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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JohnniG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a wonderful place! My husband and I are new to San Diego and looked forward to a good Italian meal in Little Italy. The food was delicious! We had great service and a nice table by the window. I will happily recommend this place to all who enjoy good food! I look forward to many more meals at Bencotto Italian Kitchen--Brovo!

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vipSDWineReviews
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bencotto has been my go restaurant for its entire 10 years of existence. Authentic Italian food with very friendly staff. The best Italian restaurant in San Diego.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We hadn't been in a while and again the experience was great. Food and wine lovely!

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vipKren
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good wine, good food, good conversation and a quiet restaurant.

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love2eat
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Lasagna was very sweet and bitter

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LuisC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crazy good food. Was blown away by the value offered by this restaurant!

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vipjjel
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

With a reservation it took 30 minutes to be seated. The hostesses kept giving us assurances that the table was being set then changed the table. 3 of 4 dinners were delicious. My dinner, pasta with salmon was not good. The salmon was overcooked and dry and the pasta which was described as spicy, was bland. Appetizer was delicious as were the bread and salads and wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best italian food I’ve had in San Diego. Hit the spot. Great bottle of wine, great service. Both entrees would order again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch as always

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FamilyVacay
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The black ink pasta is insanely good! Service was top notch. Will be back!

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vipStephenT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a wonderful dinner and the staff was very responsive to our guests special dietary needs. The food was great but the upstairs did get a bit noisy. I would highly recommend it.

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MW8Food
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely homemade pasta and food

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MariaP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I can only speak about my experience on Sunday for lunch. This restaurant was recommended by my 2 friends who eaten here for dinner. They had a great experience with the cheese wheel. Cheese wheel is only available in dinner. So, for lunch, my husband and I ordered 2 appetizers and each of us had an entree. All four items were so average. The best thing we ate there was the free bread service. We’ve been to so many Italian restaurants so we know what good Italian restaurant is and non of the food we ate was good.

MA
MichelleA
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious (tortellini), definitely worth the wait.

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GailW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Very loud. A bit overpriced for two pasta dishes without any meat.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My reservation was for outside, but the hostess gave us an available inside table, so that was appreciated. My beef ragu ravioli/gnocchi wasn’t bad, but I’d get the squid ink fettuccine next time.

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tatabanana
Denver
1 review