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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
7:30 PM
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Bencotto Italian Kitchen

4.5
1076 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Mediterranean
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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**
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Phone number
(619) 450-4786
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Fabrizio Cavallini
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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.
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Private party contact
Valentina Di Pietro: (866) 667-7900
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
India Street/Kettner Blvd.
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Parking details
Valet Parking sponsored by Little Italy Association.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: from 5 pm to 9 pm
Friday & Saturday: 5 pm to 10 pm
Additional
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
What 1076 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Family get together in hopes of some really good Italian food which they did not disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The fresh pasta was cooked to perfection . Nice srimp sauce

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Amazing! Great food, wonderful service, open, nice atmosphere.

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vipPixie (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

This is the second time I took a group of people here without notice and as before it was outstanding! Food is fresh and delicious, the people are happy to serve you! Highly recommend the eggplant and their tagliatelle with lamb sauce! Bread is great, good portions. For my Italian family this is like home fooling! @pixiepaulaofficial #wherespixie

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SheenaP (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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viplajollafav (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service and the food is phenomenal! Little on the pricey side, but that's not uncommon for the area and style of dining.

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JasonB (Fargo)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very great food. Incredibly kind staff. Just an all around great experience for our Valentines Day date.

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LK1515 (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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!!

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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...
- Nothing!

Overall...
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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

All was awesome

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