Benevento's

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
'The casual fare fits the cozy place, which is warmed by wood paneling, a marble bar, and a mocha tine ceiling.' - TVDiner
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4.5
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4.2
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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Gluten Free options! My son and I had the best dinner of our mini Boston vacation at Benevento's!

RI
New England
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service is always great. Especially the chicken benevento, the Bolognese and pizza.

V
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the food to the ambiance! Loved my experience and would recommend 10/10!!!

I
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The pizza looked good, but these guys were too overbooked for us to even sit down. Expect for a longer wait--even with a reservation--before you can be seated. The reservation for 23! people didn't help (who does that?) and after nearly an hour waiting past our res time, we went elsewhere and had a delicious Italian meal.

TG
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience4

We waited one hour with a reservation and stood outside in a cramped alley way in the winter. The food was very yummy but the location where they had us was downstairs it was muggy I believe the dishwasher was down there too so probably the steam from the dishwasher made it warm. The waitress was awesome and as said before food was very good. But I do not think I will be returning.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The young lady at the front desk was rather unpleasant. She seemed angry and seemed to want guests in and out. She continuously opened the door and walked around outside and then came back in. This would typically not bother me except for the fact that it was a freezing cold night and we were sat right next to the door. The food was good overall but we were told they do not serve desert. I found this rather odd considering we ordered dessert the previous time we dined here. Overall, we had a nice time but we felt very rushed.

G
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant. Food is always good and staff are attentive. The eggplant rolatinni is wonderful 😊

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and great value. Perfect as always.

OT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 4 each loved our meals... bolognese with penne, bolognese tortellini rustica, short rib pasta & carbonara!! Absolutely delicious! Our service was also was excellent. Diane took great care of us.

k
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Fresh food. Not to loud or busy on a weeknight. Great place to get together!!! Gluten free
Options for Italian food is hard to find. Delicious!!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great food and great service. My wife and I will be coming back!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

We had a 6:30 reservation for 2 on a busy Saturday night. We were greeted kindly and seated within 15 minutes, but unfortunately our table was almost touching the table next to ours and was right next to the bathroom. The tables were so close that we had to physically move our table to allow the people seated next to us out to use the bathroom. The people that were in line waiting to use the bathroom formed a line next to our table so rather than being able to see the football game or enjoy the ambiance we had everyone’s rear ends in our sight line. We were excited to be out celebrating my birthday so we laughed off the table situation and were ready to enjoy our meal. The waitress wasn’t friendly or helpful. She spoke in a low voice which was hard to hear and seemed annoyed when we asked her to repeat herself. She accidentally spilled my husband’s drink while he was using the restroom and neglected to dry off his chair so he had to ask another staff member for a napkin to clean it himself (she used our napkins to clean up the spill). She did bring a replacement drink and mumbled a quick “sorry.” She never returned to ask how our food was (it was delicious by the way) or if we needed anything else (we needed napkins because she used ours to clean up the spill). Other than the delicious food it wasn’t a very good experience. If I return it would only be for takeout.

ES
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and reasonably priced. We made a reservation and still had to wait about ten minutes but we’ll worth it. I am gluten free and my food was fantastic. Will definitely go again :)

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

TR
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

It was expensive and we saw a mouse and the whole crew saw it and they just kinda put a busboy in front of us and the mouse and talked loudly but calmly about it like it was something that happened a lot. Nothing was said to us as costumers - we were really enjoying the food up to that point but we were halfway through our main course when we saw the mouse.

D
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great waitress. Awesome food and no problem with gluten free. The gnocchi, gluten free, were fantastic. They give you shots of limoncello after. Highly recommended but do make a reservation

DA
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their oída! Everything on the menu is amazing this is our go to place in the north end when my family and I are in the city!

OT
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time there with a large family gathering of 12! Great service, great food and an awesome wine list.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing Italian food!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!!

JS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. I am gluten free and it was delicious!

LS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benevento’s is a perennial favorite. Never disappointed.

SC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent and Emily our server was very good. Unfortunately we were seated under a speaker with loud dance music was blaring. We asked to turn it down so we could hear ourselves talk and Emily did help to do so. However about 10 minutes later the music was back up. It was changed to a Motown station so it was at least tolerable to speak over it.

SS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great food. Had to wait close to an hour for our table despite a reservation.

K
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service, even on a busy Saturday night!

L
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server, Annette is the reason we visit this restaurant. She treats our family as if we are a part of her family. She is an attentive, caring, wonderful server and seriously makes Benevento’s a favorite treat for
Our entire family. This isn’t and easy task; 5 “Children”
Ages 19-24. Her ability to car for us for two hours is a small mini vacation for us. She embodies the spirit of Benevento’s.

ZG
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was amazing. However we had a reservation at 530, and in order to get a table on the main level we would’ve had to wait until 555pm. As it was our first time eating there, we were more than willing to eat downstairs. However, this resulted in employees walking with large buckets of plates and other items by us. They even asked the table by us to shift over so they couldn’t get hit with these bussing trays. In my opinion, this is not professional and should not be happening in a restaurant of this quality. They should try and come up with a better alternative for this situation. However, the food was amazing and our server was great.

JF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service at the bar. Food was good; pizza was a bit floppy - but tasty.

C
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Upstairs looked nice to sit in, however we were seated downstairs where the ambience was ruined by being so close to the kitchen and toilet. Unfortunately the pizza was tasteless aswell (chicken and pesto pizza).

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Veal was awesome!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my go to in the north end! Food is always great and owner is such a great guy

RI
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is great. The bartender is great. She is so so busy but she is awesome. The noise level is really loud. We love the food..

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Arrived at 6:55 for our 7 pm reservation. Did not get seated until about 7:20-7:25. Otherwise excellent, we love Beneventos!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific host and food is delicious!

KK
New England
27 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time! The staff and the food here are wonderful.

A
New England
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous restaurant , on Salem street ( the real Italian restaurants in the north end are on this street) we had our anniversary lunch there and it was perfect. The portions are huge and the prices are EXTREMLY reasonable for dining in the north end or Boston.

Great experience !!!!!!

KB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We were seated downstairs by the cleaning area. The bleach smell was so overpowering. The ambiance upstairs was beautiful, downstairs needs help. Food was excellent.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and our waitress Diane was fabulous. Would definitely go back.

SH
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - the specials were so tasty and the homemade pasta is worth the up charge. Salads were fresh and not over-dressed. I’d recommend a reservation because the line was out the door for people without one. (Totally worth it.)

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! The pizza and pasta made me wish i lived in Boston!