They had flipped the menu for Valentine's Day. I was visiting out of town and hoping they had the usual menu which I was more excited and turned out that they doubled everything just for the holiday. Im sure it would've great a regular night but the food wasn't the best that day.
Great service and the food is phenomenal! Little on the pricey side, but that's not uncommon for the area and style of dining.
Very great food. Incredibly kind staff. Just an all around great experience for our Valentines Day date.
Wonderful dinner!! We are from ATL, GA visiting San Diego and would absolutely love to go back next time we are in town! Food was incredible!!
What I liked...
- Great location in heart of Little Italy
- Great menu choices
- Food was outstanding!
- Service was outstanding! Our server was fantastic and very attentive to our table the entire time we were there...management also stopped by to check on us multiple times. Everyone we interacted with had a great sense of humor, which made our visit even more fun.
What I didn't like...
Bencotto is a home run if you like Italian food. I'd suggest making a reservation...this place filled up fast when we were there.
All was awesome
I live out of town, but my last 3 visits to San Diego I have made sure to fit in dinner at Bencotto Kitchen. The handmade pasta is unreal! The squid ink fettuccini noodles have remarkable flavor, but this time I enjoyed the pumpkin ravioli (can’t remember the menu name) but it was a delicious blend of sweet, spicy and savory flavors. The bread served here is so delicious I consider it dessert! Second only to the food, is a courteous and knowledgeable wait staff who give excellent wine pairing recommendations. Can’t say enough about how much I love Bencotto!
Food and service was great! I thought my pasta was a little hard (turns out made that way), but no objections they took it back and remade it without hesitation!
This place just feels like eating at home! Very intimate and relaxed! We love it here!
Great olive oil. Fresh pasta. Great service
My husband and I were in San Diego to escape Pittsburgh's winter. The waitress at Stout Pub in the Gas Lamp area suggested that we go there for dinner. We got reservations and the food was really good. I really liked this restaurant and would go back.
Lots of choices, high quality food, sleek modern interior
The food was delicious -- Black squid ink fettucine with shrimp and the best osso buco I've had (both off the list of specials). Our server was pleasant and appropriately attentive and also made good food and wine suggestions. We chose to eat outside, where it was pleasant, because it was quite noisy inside. The Little Italy neighborhood was fun to explore, too. We'll definitely recommend Bencotto to anyone who's going to be in San Diego.
I love the their Tiramisu