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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
Authentic (14)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
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Casual (12)
Cozy (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Fun (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Romantic (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
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People Watching (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Best pasta I’ve ever had (fusilli in arabiata). Just wish there were more seating options not in the basement!

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

This is a great place to eat that is very fairly priced. The food was fantastic, I do think the drink I ordered could use some work as it was Blue Moon mixed with orange juice and vodka and was distributed in a large pint glass rather than something that looks like a cocktail. Also, the staff brought out a dirty paint can to the table as our stand for the pizza we ordered, which I think is a major turnoff to customers who would rather see a standard pizza stand that's clean.

The above 2 things I mentioned aside, I still highly recommend eating here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

Carbonara is one of my favorite Italian dishes. I have had it at countless restaurants. We tried this place on our first visit to Boston and have been back every time we visit. This is by far the best carbonara I have ever had - Even better than my Mom's (though she was Irish - not Italian). The servers are great and it is nice that they have an open kitchen so you can see what is going on - though it is more fun to look outside at the people walking along the street.

We were visiting as my daughter has doctors she sees in Boston. I made a reservation on Valentines Day and in the reservation explained why we were visiting and asked if they could provide a rose for my daughter as a Valentine's Day surprise. They provided that and chocolate covered strawberries. Very Nice!!

Tags: Disabled Access, People Watching, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food is always great! Prompt friendly service. One of our favorite places in the North End.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Nice meal before heading to the TD Garden.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always an awesome meal! We visit it every time we are in Boston.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

It was just a quick stop for lunch but the food and service was perfect as always.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Our normal group of seven meeting at a great North End location. Our friend Amanda II (yes, at one time there were three Amanda's) wasn't available so we met Jenn. Her service trying to take care of a group of vocal friends was wonderful, she integrated herself and hopefully had some fun. We started with some wine, bottle of red, bottle of white (nice list, some good casual Italians and a few others mixed in), both were good enough to need to be refilled which Jenn took in stride. As we've been before the meals were like listening to a movie. I'd like the pesto, but can I have......, oh, can I add....... Everyone's meal were wonderful (we often share as it's so hard to decide what to have). If you have a favorite Italian meal, they probably have it (or will make it); don’t forget to turn the menu over, it’s two sided. One to highlight is their pizza, yes it's the North End so pizza is good, but here you watch it be made with all fresh ingredients, then served quickly, very hot to you. We often have it as a starter, this time it was a meal. Another wonderful time Benevento's, thank you. See you soon.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 22, 2018

On a trip to Boston a friend selected this restaurant. It was over the top fantastic with creative cuisine - veal boudin; sliced duck breast, salad. Presentation was excellent and the noise level moderate.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Busy place like all restaurants in the North End on a Saturday night. Arrived early and was seated early after a short wait. Fig salad was fresh. Wife had salmon special which was well done (she likes fish that way) and still tender. Flavorful but not oily. My chicken Parmesan was excellent and the fettuccine side with bolognese was perfect and noodles not overcooked. Had a montalpucciano de abruzzo that paired well with both We were seated just past the back steps which was a quieter spot and more cozy than in the main dining area. Service was friendly and timely.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This is our new favorite in the North End! Every time we are in the city, we make sure to stop by for dinner. Food is always excellent, service is quick and friendly, location is great (near parking, great pastry shops), value is amazing for the quality of food we get. Definitely worth stopping in when you are in the area!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Late-night Find, Authentic, Great Beer, Casual, Live Sports, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I liked the ambience and the service was very good, but I came for the pizza and I was disappointed. The pizza was small and no where near as good as rated. I would go elsewhere if you’re a real pizza person.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing time! Great food, drinks and service! Best Italian restaurant I’ve been to so far . I’ll give this restaurant 5 stars!

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Came in late, they were very accomodating...pizza was best we have had!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had party of 10–everyone enjoyed their meal. Wine list was good and fairly priced. Staff was cheerful and very attentive.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

our bartender Amanda was rude. Had her as our waitress before, was also rude then.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

By far the best restaurant in the north end! The food is always amazing and great prices!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very good food and a pleasant waitress once we were finally seated , but don't go there on a weekend night if you have somewhere to be afterwards. I made a reservation for two at 7:30, and we weren't seated until about 8:30. There were numerous parties waiting at the bar and outside dealing with a similar issue. Clearly they were either underprepared or overbooked, and in either case it came across as unorganized and unprofessional. On a different note, cocktail options are somewhat limited due to an oddity with their liquor license -- they only have flavored liquors, so most of their cocktails sounded quite sweet.

If you don't have plans after dinner, though, I'd recommend it -- it's a cozy, energetic place, with a nice staff and good food.

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We booked a table weeks in advance yet still had to wait 30 mins to be seated. Food was ok as was the service. An underwhelming experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Absolutely love your restaurant! Great Italian comfort food. Only complaint is when we got there I asked the hostess to not seat us by the front door as it was freezing out and when the door was opened it let in a huge gust of cold air. I asked the hostess if we could go to the back but she said there weren't any tables for 2. I didn't want to be a pain so I just sat where she put us (2 tables away from front door). After we sat down, I noticed that there were a few tables to the left of the bar that were completely open and were not even offered to us. I should have said something to the hostess since it wasn't busy, but didn't want to be a nag. I noticed a restaurant down the way had these curtains between the street and the restaurant door entrance. Maybe look into purchasing those so future customers won't get chilly :)

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

As always, this being our third time visiting, Benevento’s was amazing! I tried the mussels appetizer and never having eaten mussels before was more than impressed! We were seated quickly, staff was attentive and the price was well within reasonable. The dinner portion as usual was delicious!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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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vip
 (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 25, 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 24, 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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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 22, 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 18, 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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 (New England)·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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 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 11, 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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 (New England)·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 8, 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 4, 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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