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About Benevento's

'The casual fare fits the cozy place, which is warmed by wood paneling, a marble bar, and a mocha tine ceiling.' - TVDiner

111 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02113
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am, Sunday:11:30am - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(617) 523-4111

Website:
http://www.beneventosboston.com/

Benevento's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

3.8

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Authentic (21)
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Good for a Date (15)
Fun (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Cozy (8)
Business Meals (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Romantic (5)
People Watching (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Healthy (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

The tables close to the door get cold when the front door is opened.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Sat 2 tables from the door, so every time the door opened, it was freezing. Our pasta was terribly undercooked. We will not return, and would not recommend this place for pasta.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I love Benevento's for dinner before Celtics and Bruins games. Their homemade pasta is fabulous. The place is very casual and the prices are reasonable compared to other North End restaurants.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We got a salad , bolognese and a pizza and everything was awesome

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Overall it was really good. I was a little disappointed when the appetizer came out it was very small and barely still warm. Entrees were big but again not really hot when they were put on the table.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Seating in basement next to bathroom. Smell was rough.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very Disappointed! We were seated in a hallway which was very unappealing! It was not a good experience!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Service was excellent. We enjoyed the food, which I would rate above average. My chicken parm was good, though I've had better. Nice wine choices.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Fantastic meal at a fantastic price. Knowledgeable staff and extremely attentive.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Small limited spacing in the Italian area of Boston. No parking. Good food. Reasonable prices

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very gluten free friendly! It was extremely loud in the corner of the restaurant we were seated in, but other than that the service and food was excellent!

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food! Crowded, noisy, we were seated in the basement by the bathroom which was odd.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

One if our favorites in the North End. My wife and daughter have celiac so they are gluten free, Beneventos is great for them. Great to food, good price!

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Fabulous dinner. Our client who has immediate family from Italy can be critical - he raved about the quality & taste of the pizza. Very accommodating for gluten free diners - the gluten free gnocchi were delicious! Great dining experience!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was excellent. We ordered pizza with sweet sausage and peppers. Daughter ordered penne ala vodka.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Love it here! I love the pizza, from the toppings to the sauce to the crust. The drinks are also great and the atmosphere is just right and not too formal.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My coworkers and I decided to go out after work and we are very happy we chose Beneventos. Our table was ready on time when we arrived. The food was delicious. We all choose different options and everyone was very happy. We look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Very nice casual atmosphere. The menu is varied and the food was delicious. Pasta and sausage made inhouse Nice variety in the wine list. Overall I thought FHT the prices were reasonable. Our service was excellent. I'd go back again.

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Vegan, People Watching
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Our server was good but other staff were not as kind and food was good.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Neighborhood gem in the North End.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Love the food, atmosphere and staff. This was our thing time eating here and each time we have had nothing but great food and great service!

Tags: Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was just ok.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The fresh pasta is AMAZING! On a busy night there is seating in the basement, I would recommend making a reservation in advance and requesting first floor seating.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The vodka sauce with homemade pasta was to die for and likely one of the best espresso martinis I've had. It was a bit crowded and noisy but cannot be helped being that good and a Saturday night ;).

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Very nice restaurant. Excellent service and outstanding gluten free options. Homemade pasta was divine and the pizza was also excellent. We will definitely return for another meal next time we're in Boston.

Tags: Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We received a recommendation for great Boston Italian food. We were disappointed as the food was not exceptional and the space was very tight and loud. There are so many other choices in the same area and I wish we would have checked around first.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had reservations but didn’t get seated until an hour after our time slot. I know it gets very busy but the door man was little rude. Didn’t let it ruin our time the food was amazing as usual!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was our second visit to Beneventos - we had one night in Boston this time and chose to take our friends here. The food was fantastic, the atmosphere authentic, the cocktails tasty. Will visit again on our next trip to Boston.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Sister restaurant to Al Dente next door, great Italian food, be sure to try the pumpkin ravioli.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Service was great, waitress recommendations were fantastic.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, People Watching
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