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'The casual fare fits the cozy place, which is warmed by wood paneling, a marble bar, and a mocha tine ceiling.' - TVDiner
Boston, MA 02113
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am, Sunday:11:30am - 11:00pm
$30 and under
Benevento's Ratings and Reviews
We made a reservation two days prior for a group of 6. When we arrived at our reservation time, we were told to wait at least a half hour. After a half hour (past our reservation time) we saw that our table was given away to people who knew the workers. We were then told that we must wait at least another half hour (1 hour past our reservation). We were told that they could seat 4 out of 6 of our party but the other two would have to wait until tables opened next to the table which would likely be another half hour. We left very upset and disappointed. They didn’t seem to care that we had made reservations or that they lost us as customers. We went to a great place across the street who took us right in and explained that customers are often treated that way at Beneventos and walk across the street to dine with them. I’ve been to Beneventos at least 10 other times and it was my favorite place in the North End. However, I will not return because they treated us horribly.
We were seated in the basement section, next to the restroom. We ordered a variety of dishes, from pasta fagioli to fettuccine vongole. Everything was bland. I was disappointed after reading great reviews on this place. My advice is to try somewhere else in the North End.
Our waitress was amazing! Front of the house wasn’t great. We got seated at 6:45 for 6:00 reservations and a table of four with 6:30 reservations got seated before us. Their rational was that they arrived first, but we were on time for 6:00 and had earlier reservations.
It’s a great little restaurant that I love to go back to. They have excellent gluten free options. Perfect for date night or dinner before an event at the garden. It can be a little cramped in the front section but totally worth it. I recommend making a reservation for weekends.
BENEVENTOS HAS GREAT FOOD, GREAT ATMOSPHERE, AND GREAT PEOPLE! I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE WHO LOVES ITALIAN FOOD. ALSO, THEY CAN MAKE ALMOST ANY DISH OR PIZZA GLUTEN FREE IF YOU HAVE AN ALLERGY LIKE MYSELF. THEY WERE VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND IF THEY DON'T THE ANSWER THEY WILL FIND OUT FROM THE CHEF. GREAT EXPERIENCE. 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
We were seated in the basement in tight quarters, at a table too small for two people. Busboys were brushing by us every few minutes on their way to the kitchen, so close that we literally moved our drinks to the opposite end of the table so they wouldn't be knocked over. The food was decent and not too expensive but nothing special. Upstairs was a better environment but they should not seat people in the basement.
So upon arriving there was a large crowd of people gathered at the door, when I managed to push my way to the front and tell the host I had a reservation, he nodded and walked away, no estimated time to be seated. Waited for 15 mins and went to ask again and see if I could just get a seat for my wife who's 8.5 months pregnant so she doesn't have to stand while we wait. He again asked if I had a reservation and then said "one moment" and walked away. Waited for another 10 mins and decided to go elsewhere. Don't think I'll be coming back or recommending this place to anyone
The dinners were delicious, not the problem. I made a reservation weeks before the date to celebrate my daughters birthday. The problem was we were seated downstairs, which looked more like a storage basement! Very dull and no decor, the kitchen was only divided by a curtain, we were seated at bottom of staircase where bus boys were continuaously squeezing by with containers of dirty dishes, very unappetizing. Was very disappointed since we did make a reservation in advance and I kept hearing the hostess ask walk ins as we were waiting to be seated, that do they mind sitting downstairs....never checked with us to see if that was ok. Felt like we were herded in and out like cattle! Would not go back, there are tons of places to choose from in Boston, this is not one of them.
First things the food was absolutely delicious- we had a pizza and the grilled fig salad- both were delicious! We had a 8:30 reservation and there seemed to be a lot of chaos around seating and several parties from the line waiting out side were seated ahead of us. Two couples who came in after us took bar seats before I spoke up to ask if we could just sit at the bar. Reservations should either. It be accepted at busy times or honored.
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