Benvenuti's

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1683 Reviews
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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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OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was outstanding at the beginning and middle and then it seemed like it took awhile to take our dessert order and get our check. However Benvenuti’s is a consistently great restaurant and probably the best in Norman.

RC
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. Had the gluten-free pizza and rustica truffle fries and house Cab. All amazing.

S
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! The monthly chef specials are the best. This time I got the clam chowder and it was the best I have had! Amazing. Jordan was great at telling us about them.
The IlGatto is now my favorite dessert! Perfect.

GG
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding waitress and the food was amazing. We will definitely return.

WS
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good Food, good service, and a nice ambience. Enjoyable meal.

P
Oklahoma City
22 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chicken Marsala was wonderful! Benvenuti's never disappoints!

BS
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music, food and atmosphere

CZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian Restaurant in the U.S.! Fantastic food, service and atmosphere! Always a delightful experience!

m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in Norman! We go every time we come to Norman. We always get excellent service and the meals are so good! Looking forward to our next visit!

H
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service started slow but without asking we received 2 free appetizers and great service.
Pasta was excellent.
Lasagna and ravioli were some of the best we have had, would recommend.

PK
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect place to Celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary. We will be back.

D
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only real complaint I had is we were stuck in a booth behind a large table even though we were the only two tables seated in the restaurant. I didn't ask to move because my dad very immobile and once we were seated it was too late. Hopefully they will get it fixed as we told waiter and the hostess. The booth cushion on our side had a huge "hole" and it was very uncomfortable to sit in. Food was great, martini's were great, server was great, but we never got bread and were never offered any?

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leila was amazing! Funny, sweet, and excellent service!

MM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i cant say enough about our experience at benvenuti's ! London our server did a great job , her knowledge of the menu made ordering a great meal and drinks super easy! the food looked and tasted great!

JR
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Just okay. Not a fan.

L
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Craw claw appetizer and homemade focaccia is to die for!

JA
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
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 on November 8, 2019
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
42 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
Oklahoma City
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
6 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.