Benevento's

4.5
1068 reviews
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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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New England
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating for our group of 10.

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J
New England
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Busy, small restaurant. Had party of eight. Sat us in cellar. The food was very good and reasonably priced. Not the kind of atmosphere you’d want for a date though.

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a group of 13 and we were seated on the lower floor. Service was excellent-very relaxed, attentive, did not rush us. Food was wonderful! I had homemade pasta with eggplant parm and my husband had clams in red sauce-fantastic!

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PB
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food ,great prices ,very fresh highly recommend

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s
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We went for our 11 th anniversary. The place is small with tables a little too close, but the food is definitely something we would go back for. We ordered Martinis that were made perfectly. We had the pumpkin risotto, a meatball side and a Benevento pizza. Everything was great!! I have never had a better pizza than this. Will definitely go back.

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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

SAVE YOUR MONEY!
The food is good don’t get me wrong but the staff is the worst I’ve seen at any restaurant. When we first entered the place was fairly empty yet it took 10 minutes for someone to come up to us and greet us. When she did come she was rude with a horrible attitude. As soon we were seated the waitress came and asked if we were ready and of course we weren’t we also we new to the restaurant so wanted a few minutes to look over the menu she kept coming back every 2 mins to ask if we were ready once we had already told her to give us time, at this point she was getting very frustrated with us; rolling her eyes and sighing. After we got our meals we had to ask to get our water filled even though our waitress and many other had passed and directly looked at all of our glasses empty. As we continued our meal I noticed them pointing and talking about our table which was completely immature. If it couldn’t get any worse while paying she completely messed up the credit cards after I had written the amount to charge each card with the card color and last four numbers to help here out. All in all just don’t come here, the staff is extremely rude and immature.

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GF
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food; I have celiac and are here before running the Boston Marathon because the restaurant received very good reviews. I had penne puttanesca and a salad with figs and goat cheese. We also had garlic bread, which wasn’t very good, but my husband had GF gnocchi with a Bolognese sauce and it was excellent.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Day before the marathon

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l
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lots of gluten free options, we loved it

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PC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant!!! Never disappoints. The pizza is amazing.

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PK
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and outstanding service. What more can you ask for?

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AF
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Of the places in the North End that I've been to, Benevento's is by far the best bang for your buck. The menu is full of great options from upscale Italian fare to delicious thin crust pizza. Make a reservation though since it definitely fills up on a Saturday night.

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BZ
New England
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were able to get in a with a reservation, very little wait time. Service was reasonably prompt, cheerful, and attentive. Food was very good.

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CV
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a consistently good experience here. The veal marsala is among the best in the North End. The caprese salad with chicken was excellent with all fresh ingredients and chicken that was not dried out. Attentive service and relaxing environment. The quiet noise level makes this a great place for a business lunch.

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LB
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in The North End, I have been countless times. Amazing homemade meals, lovely amabiance and incredibly accommodating wait staff. Lovely experience from the moment you walk in to the moment you walk out. Perfect for a special occasion or date night or dinner with the family. I’m a forever customer.

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GR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

One of our favorites in the North End. They never disappoint. Food is outstanding. We visit every time we are in Boston!

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Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

They were very late honoring reservation time

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was nothing short of spectacular. The waitress was excellent and the food was absolutely delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never had a anything but great experience at Benevento’s. The food is fabulous

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KK
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Food was awesome, waitstaff was really friendly and attentive. Two of out party were Celiacs and they really appreciated eating ‘real’ Italian food that actually tasted like Italian food. We will be back’!

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NE
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

If they try to seat you in the basement GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. It is cold and damp, there are no windows, and it smells like a dishwasher. They actually do wash the dishes down there so multiple times members of my party were bumped by bus buckets when they were being brought through the narrow area. Food is good but not worth the total lack of ambiance if they put you down there. Very disappointing experience, will not go back.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The waitstaff is always fantastic and one of the main reasons we keep coming back!

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j
New England
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was delicious and our waitress, Diane was incredibly attentive and nice. Restaurant was busy and bustling. Great experience!

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GS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought two customers.
Service was great and good always phenomenal.
Will be back!!

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P
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent! Loved the gluten free gnocci, spectacular bolognese sauce. Hubby enjoyed his fettuccine alfredo. Good value for what you get.

Service was not up to par. Server visits to the table were few and far between. Our caesar salad never came...forgot to check if she charged us for it. Never refilled waters at the table, check back on food was when we were 1/2 way done.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I were in Boston for St. Patty’s day weekend. I found Benevento’s and saw that it had good reviews. I made a reservation because I read that it gets very busy. When we arrived it was very busy. I have never seen a restaurant turn over a table so quickly. We were seated within 5 minutes. Our server was helpful and quick. I ordered the gluten free Alfredo pasta. This was the best GF pasta I have ever had. The portion sizes are huge. The restaurant itself is quite small so it does get loud in there but it wasn’t unbearable. I will be talking about the food for a while, can’t wait to go back to Boston!

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AM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great! There was something on the menu for everyone, delicious.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have celiac. I had read the reviews about how great the gluten free food was and it was all true. We went in on a Saturday before a Bruins game at 4:30. The place was busy but they sat us right away for our reservation. We started with the fig salad. Wonderful. Had the mussel app. Also wonderful. And the gluten free sausage pizza. Very good!!! Loved the sausage.
Didn't have any gluten response. Definitely will be returning.

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KD
New England
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my favorite place to visit in the North End!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was very nice and they sang happy birthday and gave me a cake which was fun

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal. Waitstaff very willing to accommodate menu substitution. Food delivered quickly and delicious. Can’t go wrong eating here!

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A varied menu sure to please. Awesome sauces. We had 5 very happy diners and 1 underwhelmed with the Alfredo.
The service was great and no delays.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My wife and I took our daughter out for her 21st birthday.
Had reservations for 5 , was 15 minutes early and they seated us immediately. Entrees where good pizza was excellent. Cocktail specials also very good. We had no room for desert but the waitress (sorry I forgot her name)
Brought a slice of cake for my daughter and sang happy birthday. That goes a long way. Had a good time, will be back soon.

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KK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Already have recommended food great service spectacular prices reasonable for area.

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PG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a delicious pizza and salad. The food was excellent, along with great service.

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IF
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Staff was extremely rude to the couple in front of us and our reservation was lost in translation... ended up eating 50 mins after reservation and was told to wait outside. Food is a great value, perhaps they should increase pricing to lower demand/finance more staff members (also more polite members). The bathroom was disgusting and also only one person could use it at a time which created an awkward wait line by tables and the entry behind the bar. I think there is so much potential if managed correctly, current management is either too hands off or should go back to managing Arby's.

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K
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

In short, the food was good, and everything else was a complete embarrassment.

I made reservations for 10 people for my birthday dinner. When we got there and gave my name, they checked their list and said, “10 of you? Holy f#ck! We don’t have a table ready for you and it’s hard to tell when we will.” Considering they emailed AND called to confirm that same day, I’m not sure why they were so shocked. They told us to go wait at a (packed) neighboring bar for a drink and they would let us know when we could be seated. We all stood awkwardly by the (other restaurant’s) bar, clearly in the way of their staff and customers for 30 minutes before they came to get us.

We were then seated in a hallway, where we kept getting bumped in the back of the head by waiters carrying plates of food and dirty dishes.

Prior to ordering, we asked to split the check in two and specified who would be on each—that didn’t happen.

After dinner, one of my friends asked them to box the rest of his food to go. After a good 10 minutes, he reminded them. Our waitress acted surprised that he wanted it (so we assumed it was thrown out) but then she returned with an attitude and basically threw it at him. It was odd.

Luckily, our group has a good sense of humor and we all had a good laugh at how awful the service was, but as the person who planned the night out, I was pretty embarrassed.

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AV
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Waitstaff was great! Food was great! Unfortunately the tables are so close together that when you get a group of extremely loud people next to you it affects the overall. Otherwise I would definitely recommend

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AC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food wasn’t good. Waiters were dancing and fooling around. Took 30 mins to get my check. There was two people in the whole place on Valentine’s Day and now I know why.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly service, overall good experience! Perfect for a date, special occasion, or just a night out to eat!

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