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Benvenuti's

4.8
4.8
2352 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (405) 310-5271

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Compagni

  • Catering

    Benvenuti’s offers full service catering…our Executive Chef Anthony Compagni will design a custom menu that fits the needs of your event…from a cocktail reception…business luncheon…outdoor Bar-B-Que…holiday celebration…to a formal sit down dinner. We offer premium bar service as well, providing all necessary ABLE off-site catering liquor permits.

  • Private party facilities

    Benvenuti’s offers an artful choice for private dining that elevates any occasion to extraordinary. Private dining at Benvenuti’s, whether in the main dining room with its panoramic view of fine art, brick, stone, to the beautiful hand carved bar or the elegant red room for the ultimate in private dining. Benvenuti’s offers the blue room with its exclusive view of down town Norman.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Reardon: (405) 708-9572

  • Neighborhood

    Norman

  • Cross street

    James Garner

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,352 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Oklahoma City

    Best Food

  • Oklahoma City

    Great for fine wines

  • Oklahoma City

    Best Food

  • Oklahoma City

    Great for fine wines

  • Oklahoma City

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  1. RC

    ReneC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place to eat. Would go back. Food was delicious.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful ambience. Staff very knowledgeable about the food! Chef came to table to see how our food was! INCREDIBLE!
  3. JM

    JeffM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding restaurant-but not a good idea when OU has a home game with Texas Tech.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife’s birthday with family and everything was perfect! It’s amazing and very pleasing to find a place that consistently provides you with a wonderful experience! Talk about a well oiled machine! WOW
  5. JD

    JerryD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had dinner on Bedlam weekend. Restaurant was very crowded. Seated right at our reservation time. Service was slow at first but I attribute that to the crowd. Food was outstanding!! Try the meatballs!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Restuarant in Norman
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good Italian food!
  8. T

    Tub2006

    Oklahoma City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my wife’s birthday. I had the mushroom rigatoni and she had the rustic chicken. They were both excellent. The wait staff were attentive but not overbearing. The only thing I would pass on was the calamari… not because it was bad but because we’ve simply had better elsewhere. I also ordered the crab claws and they were excellent. We will absolutely be going back.
  9. L

    Lotsofyum

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!!!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Norman by far. Everything on the menu is good. Have to get dessert too.
  11. W

    Wildrose

    Oklahoma City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of 10 and Benvenuti's accommodated us splendidly. Dinner was wonderful and we all had something different. Everyone was happy with their meal!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful!
  13. MB

    MirandaB

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as always. Loved our server Brian!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Crab claw appetizer was wonderful. Our party had Chicken Picatta, spaghetti and meatballs, and Rustica. Every plate was cleaned! Highly recommend!
  15. AT

    AnnT

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed a very good dinner with friends. Staff was very accommodating and provided very good service.
  16. t

    teresac

    Oklahoma City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and experience
  17. A

    Angel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Super busy and super loud but it was a game day so not surprising! The food was excellent! Kitchen was slow due to the crowd but worth the wait! Our waiter rocked too!
  18. JM

    JamesM

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night there as always! Perfect food and great service! Outstanding bartenders….
  19. GW

    GaryW

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was really good!
  20. RK

    RK123

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visit Benvenuti’s every time we are in Norman to see our daughter, who is a freshman at OU, and it never fails to disappoint. I grew up in New Jersey and this is definitely real deal Italian food! And they have a dog friendly patio!
  21. k

    kmc3

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely one of the best in the Norman/Metro area! Everything from the food to the service is top notch. Love this place!
  22. t

    tstm20

    Oklahoma City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love Benvenuti's! The service and the food is great! Music selection was very good (just slighltly a little loud. A little softer would be better...) Otherwise the atmosphere is wonderfull. We really liked the seating selection. Thier wine selection is to die for!!!!
  23. MH

    MelindaH

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner celebrating a birthday - Brian was an amazing waiter!!!! Food was delicious
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Best steak in Norman!
  25. d

    delighteddiner

    Oklahoma City

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Benvenuti's is a long-time favorite of ours, but last night was a disappointment. The food was just okay. For some mysterious reason the chef added a very bright fresh tomato sauce to the sage butter ravioli, completely overwhelming the subtle flavors of the sage, butter, and goat cheese filling. The chicken piccata tasted like hospital food - boring and overcooked. We were not offered the hot bread that was always a highlight in the past. The Caesar salad has shrunk yet again. We used to share one as an appetizer, and get portions that were each larger than the full order we each got last night. And the dressing was too heavy. The server never offered us another drink, so we didn't bother, though we did have to wait a long time to get water refills. We hope this is a temporary blip and that this restaurant will get it together and get back to their high quality. But for now we are sad that yet another Norman restaurant is a let down.
  26. MM

    MelindaM

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    We went to celebrate our anniversary. Food was good. Service was horrible. Had reservations. It was like we were seated and forgotten about. Took 20 minute place a drink order. About that long to get it. We had to ask for cracked pepper for our salads, bread which they typically serve once seated. Arrived after our salads. Entrees were good. Never offered dessert menu. We have eaten here several times since recently moving to Norman. Will have to find another favorite.
  27. KB

    KateB

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Benevenuti’s has been our go-to restaurant for over a decade. We love their food and the atmosphere. Excellent service. A bit too noisy for good conversation and the air conditioning was too cold, but still very pleasurable. Would love to see them add salmon to the menu.
  28. BD

    BobD

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Overpriced, asked waiter for recs and he only recommended the expensive entrees. People see right through that. Food was just ok, waiter was condescending and not attentive at all. Not impressed-Wont go back
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. Cocktail drinks were excellent as well. A good place for date night!!!
  30. WB

    WilliamB

    Oklahoma City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was my wife’s birthday and we had our children with us also. Positive was very busy. Negative was very noisy. Tables are very close together Overall a great experience. Food was outstanding as always!!
  31. RG

    RoseG

    Oklahoma City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The last three times we’ve been there, the service is poor, although they have lots of employees wandering around. You have to ask for bread, when the table has oil and vinegar for dipping but you have to ask for bread and they don’t bring it till they bring your entree, and that’s only, after I’ve said you ask. It’s too bad because the food is excellent.
  32. W

    Wildrose

    Oklahoma City

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great place to quietly celebrate my birthday. We shared the mussels appetizer (my favorite), the lamb entree, and a HUGE dessert of cheesecake. Because it was a birthday, our server brought a tiny dessert with a candle, which I may need to order the full-size next time! Everything was perfect and delicious. It was good that my husband and I split everything because we were full! BTW--I highly recommend the potatoes au gratin that melt in your mouth (they were served with the lamb.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was top notch and the food never lets you down! Always an excellent experience! Hats off to the whole staff
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful restaurant in the heart of Norman’s downtown. The menu has numerous options for dining pleasure. The presentation is incredible and delicious and many items can be shared. The service is exceptional.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience1
    Our experience started off on the wrong foot. When we arrived we had to wait of a chatty couple at the check in, which honestly was not a big deal. We were seated super quick, which was awesome. Here is when things started to tumble. The table were were sat at had literally just been bussed and was still soaking wet from whatever was used to clean it. It was not allowed to dry prior to us getting to the table. Menus were wet, along with the napkins that we were supposed to use. Once we were welcomed at the table, and thing stated to role, we approached the table issue to our server and the issue was solved. We were expecting a nice quite atmosphere for celebrate an anniversary. That was far from the case! Restaurant was packed full, and was so noisy that we could barely hear the server, and I could barely have a conversation with my wife. The restaurant was hot, not air movement at all! I felt like I was sitting in a noisy crowded oven. Other than the above the food was great. Just wish it would have been a little more, calm and quite!
  36. DA

    DeAnS

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We would highly recommend this great restaurant in Norman. The food and service were excellent. We enjoyed the ambience, salads, main dishes as well as the cocktails, wine and dessert.
  37. G

    Glenn

    Las Vegas

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    My bar may be set to high. Overall it wasn’t horrible. We were going to order a bottle of wine from the restaurant but we asked if we could pay a corkage fee for a bottle of Champaign we brought. I live in Las Vegas, this is not a big deal! Our server told us (a lie) that the state of Oklahoma doesn’t allow it. Ok. That the first thing. So we order a bottle of wine. It come in good time. Then we don’t see our server for twenty minutes. Finally place our orders, we eat and order a cup of coffee. It comes in good time. We never saw our server again, we asked three employees for cream and sugar. Not one could help us out. I don’t know? It may seem petty. I just expect better.
  38. FG

    FoodGourmet

    Dallas

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. The “pasta from hell” was superb, as was the chicken marsala. Highly recommended.
  39. L

    Lynn

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and helpful but unobtrusive service. We fondly call this restaurant Ben’s and have always felt Ben welcomed us and knows good food.
  40. TF

    TheFred

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great Service was outstanding!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Benvenuti's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (405) 310-5271.

Benvenuti's is rated 4.8 stars by 2352 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Benvenuti's

105 W Main, Norman, OK 73069

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    James Garner

  • Neighborhood

    Norman

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Compagni

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (405) 310-5271

  • Catering

    Benvenuti’s offers full service catering…our Executive Chef Anthony Compagni will design a custom menu that fits the needs of your event…from a cocktail reception…business luncheon…outdoor Bar-B-Que…holiday celebration…to a formal sit down dinner. We offer premium bar service as well, providing all necessary ABLE off-site catering liquor permits.

  • Private party facilities

    Benvenuti’s offers an artful choice for private dining that elevates any occasion to extraordinary. Private dining at Benvenuti’s, whether in the main dining room with its panoramic view of fine art, brick, stone, to the beautiful hand carved bar or the elegant red room for the ultimate in private dining. Benvenuti’s offers the blue room with its exclusive view of down town Norman.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Reardon: (405) 708-9572

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