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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

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

3.9

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (27)
Authentic (25)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
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Good for a Date (19)
Fun (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Cozy (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Business Meals (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
People Watching (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Romantic (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vegan (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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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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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We usually have a wonderful dining experience here. On this night, even though we had a reservation we had to wait for 39-40 min, got seated in a crowded , busy area, first order of food was not what we ordered and when the correct meal arrived , it was over cooked and not good. They only charged us for 1 meal but still very disappointing .

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a reservation for 7:00. When we showed up, the man at the door was incredibly rude, and told us he'd sit us in 25 to 30 minutes. When we pointed out that we had a reservation, he said yes, if we didn't we would have to wait an hour. We had something planned for after dinner and had to run around to find another restaurant. This is not how you conduct business. Horrible place.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

This place has always been our go to place when we visit Boston. We have visited many times and have always enjoyed our overall experience. We were somewhat disappointed by the noise and language that we were exposed to. We were seated in the basement between 2 bachellorette parties. Holy loud! Clearly the girls didn't notice they didn't have a place to themselves. We were relieved when they left, however immediately after their table was cleared another group of at least 15 girls were seated. Celebrating a 21st bday. We did not complain, after all they were celebrating :) My only suggestion in the future would be to keep the large parties downstairs and seat the smaller parties upstairs. That way we can all find the experience we are looking for.

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

WE ate here on a busy Saturday night(a group of 6) We were seated right around our reservation time. Since we arrived about an hour early, we waited at the bar for a drink and awesome bruschetta!! The bartender was great! She was multitasking between about four or five tasks but was very attentive to us. Everything we ordered was delicious. We all enjoyed our meals. For appetizers we had Shrimp Grand Marnier(my favorite) and lobster ravioli(my daughters favorite).They were fabulous!! Our meals were delivered timely and hot. We had Shrimp and Scallops a la Beneventos, Pasta Beneventos, Gnocchis, Chicken Parm and Veal Saltimbocca. All were delicious. The owner was very personable and checked in on us a few times. We will definitely be back and highly recommend that anyone give it a try for authentic Northend cuisine.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

I was recommended here, and so happy with my choice. They sat 9 of us at 5pm , as scheduled, which was very important, we had tickets to a concert at TD Garden for 7pm. They were so friendly and polite. Samantha was fantastic and very attentive. We enjoyed everything about this place. We will be back soon. Loved it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I had to evacuate Florida for Hurricane Irma and decided Boston was a great place to escape to. Benevento's was a really fun delicious way to spend my first day. I'll remember it always!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Our hostess, I think her name was Marissa, was fantastic! I hope she serves us again

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Was back in home in our favorite city and had to get to the North End for a special dinner with great friends and Benevento's was the perfect dinner spot. Awesome authentic Italian food, was served fresh and hot, amazing flavor, very good wine and a great staff that made us all feel welcome and special. We will recommend and definitely make this a consistent stop every time we are in Boston and the North End! Memorable in every way, atmosphere, location and especially the outstanding food.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups, People Watching, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

I needed to find a resaonably priced place in the North End with a good variety of Italian food on the menu that also took reservations. The occasion was a college reunion of friends dropping off their children to college. Benevento's had extra tables in the basement which resulted in our party of 10 having our own private dining area. The service was great-our waitress was patient with us as we hesitated ordering appetizers and drinks until we figured out the status of 2 members of our party. After we did order, our drinks and food came quickly. We ordered 3 different salads , Caesar, Caprese and House, all of which were good (esp the Caprese). We then shared 3 pizzas between 8 and 2 shared the fried calmari and a pasta dish. We had a chicken cutlet pizza; vegetarian (onions, mushrooms and more) and a sausage pizza all 3 were flavorful and fresh. Portions were ample. The upstairs ambiance looked nice. I would recommend Benevento's for a casual, delicious Italian meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Pizza and Eggplant Rollatini fantastic as always. Service just so-so as usual. Waitress was good, food just takes a while.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Made a reservation online but we ended up waiting for a while to be seated (approximately 30 mins). It was during Saint Anthony's Feast so it was quite a busy area so I can understand. The food was OUTSTANDING! Price was reasonable. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent food and service, the house chicken with the homemade pasta was amazing. the Scallops that my wife selected melted in your mouth. Overall a great place to eat when there are so many places in the general vicinity, highly recommended

Tags: Local Ingredients
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