Benvenuti's

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Benvenuti's is artful, understated dining as conceived by executive chef Anthony Compagni. We strive to awaken the senses by utilizing seasonal ingredients, both international and local. At Benvenuti's we continuously seek the finest selection of local and organically grown produce, legumes, and grains wherever possible. We also obtain naturally raised animal products to provide foods free of antibiotics, growth hormones, and pesticides. Benvenuti’s pasta is hand made in Abruzzo, Italy by Rustichella d’Abruzzo from the finest Italian wheat. Mangiare!

Fine food is appreciated when paired with fine wine. Benvenuti’s has carefully assembled an artful collection of boutique wines. Benvenuti’s offers more than 150 wine selection to compliment the menu of Chef Compagni, available by the bottle, half bottle, glass or our exciting wine flight.
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JA
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was just awful. Kind of ruined the romantic birthday dinner to keep asking for things 2,3,4 times and never receiving. Our waiter even had help from others who were equally as bad and unhelpful. Saturday night. Should have been way better.

BN
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great!

RM
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and Awesome service. We will definitely be back.

JB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We love it here! One of our fav local restaurants.
We are foodies and eat out all the time. Always enjoy the service and the food here.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It’s a lovely restaurant for a special occasion, but seems very expensive for what is served. Their signature salad is my favorite in Norman, but the poached pear was too hard to eat this time and the drink I ordered was overpowered with sweet and sour.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, as always! Rita took great care of us!

GM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food outside of Italy we have found so far. It was so good, we ate there 2 nights in a row! Great service, delicious food, very inviting atmosphere. Will definately be back soon.

M
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We eat here all the time. We are from NY metro area. Moved here 5 years ago. Benvenuti is as close to a good NY Italian restaurant as we have found in the east bay.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere and excellent service combined with some of the best tasting Italian food I’ve had in years!

MQ
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good place to go and relax with great food and service. Although it is an Italian restaurant, it has the best Filet around. No knife necessary!

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was great and server was awesome, but took a while to get our food and to be seated for 7:30 reservations.

r
Little Rock
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife, I and another couple celebrated an OU win over W VA. This was our 1st visit to Benvenuti's. The facility is very nice with a busy central bar area and several areas for dining. We were in n of the smaller ones and the only comment I have is that we had a large group next to us which were very loud (it was game day though so, DUH!). Our sever was great being attentive, knowledgeable but not over bearing. We drug out a typical Italian meal to just over 3 hours: drinks with appetizers, white wine with salads and a great red (decanted without us asking him to!) with our entrees and desert with Port. We felt like we were in Italy. Last time our friends ate there they got a picture with them and Barry Switzer. If it's good enough for Barry it's good enough for me!

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Invited friends to meet us at the restaurant after the OU game. We felt confident that Benvenuti's would be a great place to enjoy a meal with them. Hubby tried Picante Pizza and loved it, friends enjoyed Rustica, and I had chicken piccata -- all great choices. Portions were good and food was served hot. All of us enjoyed bread before and during the meal.

C
Tulsa
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Unbearably loud. Could not have a conversation. Menu selection was good.

m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! The food is so special and the atmosphere is always festive!

JG
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to spot when we are in Norman! Whether it is a pre-theatre dinner or just treating my OU student to a special meal, Benvenuti's never disappoints! Try the fall special -veal cheeks with risotto in a mini-pumpkin. So yummy and visually beautiful.

SR
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our visits to Benvenuti's when in Norman. Vibrant atmosphere, great service, excellent food and wine...just really enjoyable all around.

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding. There is a magic here with confidence and experience everywhere. Thank you.

OT
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benvenuti’s is a treasure of a restaurant. The setting is stately and comforting. The management and staff are friendly, accommodating and well informed. The menu options would please any palate. The servings are beautifully presented, the taste is perfection and the portions are most appropriate. This is a must for any occasion.

OT
Oklahoma City
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

AB
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible! We ordered calamari, meatballs, Caesar salad, pizza, chicken Marsala, and a pasta dish. None of it disappointed!!! Outstanding!

OT
Cancun
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This incredible restaurant is absolutely flawless. One can see instantly from the Chef level to the management and management to the waitstaff all share the same common vision-a memorable dining experience for their guests. The presentation is amazing and is matched by the tasteful quality of each dish. The variety is appealing to any palate. The service is attentive and truly professional. Everyone is well informed and kindly offers suggestions without being overpowering. The ambiance is subtle and warm.

MJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Had to wait 25 mins past reservation time. Seemed like they were seating other larger parties before us.

TE
Tulsa
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great food and atmosphere. Service was great as well. Would recommend.

TW
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent, service is impeccable and the atmosphere is very pleasant. Like forward to our next visit.

JC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was knowledgeable and able. The appetizers, entrees and dessert were all excellent. It was a busy night, so the noise level was a bit higher than desirable, but that's the only down side we experienced.

TB
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything so dependable! Quality service. Great food. Great choices of drinks. Great ambiance!

T
Oklahoma City
28 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! It’s a bit pricey but food is fantastic! The dessert is yummy too!

d
Oklahoma City
36 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We've been going to Benvenuti's for many years. They keep innovating and updating their menu without sacrificing favorite dishes, and the food is reliably good to excellent. We had some really good seafood this time. I understand that they need to make adjustments to economize, but the salads are so much smaller, and now the piping hot bread only comes if we ask for it (but how are we to know that?). A water filter would help take the edge off Norman water (a suggestion).

D
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and drinks.Would recommend getting a reservation bot usually always willing to seat you.

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Benvenuti’s is always amazing! The filet is my favorite! Can’t go wrong with the Antipasto and Tiramisu

SW
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing and the limoncello martini is delicious.

LE
Oklahoma City
32 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, as usual. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and everyone made sure to congratulate us throughout the evening. My husband had brought by flowers earlier in the day and they were placed on our table upon our arrival. Would definitely recommend Benvenuti's. The staff is always very pleasant and the food is outstanding.

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Thank you !

JB
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and tremendous service! Very well done. We will certainly be back.

FG
Dallas
54 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been some time since I had eaten at thus restaurant. The food was excellent; well prepared and tasty. The service was excellent, as well; friendly and accommodating.

MY
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I couldn't be happier with Benvenuti's. I made the reservation for my parent's 40th wedding anniversary (I was not at the dinner), and mentioned in my reservation request here that it was going to be a particularly sentimental and important evening for them. After they got home from dinner, my mom called me absolutely giddy and went on and on about how special of a night it had been because Benvenuti's had truly gone the extra mile to make sure that my parents had a night to remember. I couldn't be more grateful or appreciative for this restaurant's diligence and kindness to making my parent's anniversary so wonderful!

KL
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a little loud. But it was expected for a Saturday before a home college game. Waited was outstanding. His recommendations were spot on!! My wife had the Sea Bass and I had the Veal Park. The bass was cooked to perfection. Nice crust with an interior like butter. The veal chop was huge! The “italian kit kat” was so decant. I wish I could remember the waiters name. I would ask for him all the time. Cant wait till my next trip there

OT
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, staff, and management

H
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, great food and service