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About Bencotto Italian Kitchen
ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE LIMITED. PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT IF YOUR DESIRED TIME IS NOT AVAILABLE.
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.
San Diego, CA 92101
Italian, Contemporary Italian
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 5pm to 9:30pm (dinner only)
Tuesday- Wednesday- Thursday-Sunday: 11.30 am to 9:30 pm
Friday- Saturday: 11.30 am to 10 pm
**Closing times may vary depending on business levels**
India Street/Kettner Blvd.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking sponsored by Little Italy Association.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: from 5 pm to 9 pm
Friday & Saturday: 5 pm to 10 pm
Private Party Facilities:
Our unique approach to Italian cooking tradition, offers hand made “home style” dishes in an environment that reflects who we are: young generation of Italians who celebrate their culinary heritage, presenting it in a modern, relaxed, and inviting kitchen-restaurant.
Private Party Contact:
Valentina Di Pietro: (866) 667-7900
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bencotto Italian Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
There were eight of us for dinner at Bencotto on a Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. We were seated quickly at a very nice table away from the main crowd. The pasta at Bencotto is homemade and delicious. The service was very good. Everyone enjoyed the cheese plate, the proscuitto and melon, the olives, and the gnocco fritto (delicious). Entree dishes ranged from the special gorganzola ravioli (very rich) to different pastas and sauces. Everyone raved about their selection. Would definitely recommend Bencotto as a restaurant to enjoy in Little Italy - San Diego!
Our food was amazing and very delicious! We ordered the squid ink gnocchi in lobster bisque with shrimp and the leg of lamb. Dessert was tiramisu and biscotti with almonds and chocolate sauce, excellent! The server was awesome and very knowledgable. We can't wait to come back to try the other dishes and desserts!
Service was terrible 15 minutes had to wait for desert. After we got seated 15 minutes before waiter came by he did not tell us anout the specials which he did for another table 30 minutes later. The waiter never asked my wife if she wanted another drink. The food was great no complaints there too bad because service was another story will not go back.
Good food, great service (our waiter), good choice of pasta dishes (creative) two basic lamb dinners (lamb shank), there are a few fish entrees which sounded great I just wasn't in the mood for fish, average wine list. Definitely worth a try especially for the neighborhood (Little Italy, San Diego). This establishment is small so best plan would be making reservations. Also, parking is a huge pain in this neighborhood but there is a valet at the corner of Fir and India.
I hope this review helps and enjoy, this restaurant is worth your time.
We come here all the time and wanted to try something different. One dish wasn't good at all and we let our server know but he didn't offer to get us something else or anything and still charged us for it. Also, our server wasn't attentive at all. This was very a different experience than what i am used to at bencotto.
In my view, the best Italian restaurant in San Diego. Everything is freshly prepared, wonderfully flavored and beautifully presented. Large choice of fresh hand-made pasta options. Creative cocktails. Room a bit noisy and seating very casual . Not the best choice for a formal business meal or celebration event.
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