Benvenuti's

4.8
1883 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1883 people are saying
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JohnE
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time to the restaurant. The service was amazing and the food was out of this world good. My girlfriend, really, liked the salad and I loved the way the chicken was cooked...moist and tender. I would, definitely, go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my partners birthday with friends at Benvenuti’s and we had a wonderful time! The restaurant was very clean and patrons were spaced out, as well as each table was provided hand sanitizer! Our server was Elliot, he was absolutely outstanding making sure we had ever we needed and enjoyed our meal! I highly recommend requesting him at your next visit! I ordered the mushroom rigatoni and added chicken, it was delicious! My partner ordered the lamb rack and enjoyed every bite! If you are looking for a nice local restaurant, Benvenuti’s is always a great choice!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rita was wonderful and the food top notch!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my fiancé here to celebrate our anniversary and we both enjoyed the atmosphere, food/drinks, and the service. Will come back in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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eatoutoff10
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our guest was very impressed and all enjoyed their meals!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Had to set by the damn kitchen door. Couple drinks from bar took long.

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vipSabina
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here regularly. The staff make us feel like friends and family and the food is consistently awesome. I know I can count on a great experience every time. My hubby had the Chef Tasting Menu for November and the Pork Chop was the best we have ever had. They also have a Pumpkin Cheesecake that is to die for. We love this place.

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vipBradW
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They reserved our table in front of the fireplace. It was the perfect anniversary dinner. We

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Robyn
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First off the entire environment/ambiance of this restaurant is a step above anything else I’ve seen in Norman. They managed to have a warm and inviting atmosphere with a sophisticated touch. Perfect for our anniversary/ my birthday dinner. Second, the service was incredible. Rita was our server and she knew that menu inside and out and gave us great ideas for wine pairings, etc. We were very impressed with her charisma and professionalism. I had the chicken Marsala and my fiancé had the veal. It was mouth wateringly delicious. To finish we had creek brûlée that I recommend everyone try if you still have room! Great restaurant! We’ll definitely be going back and recommending to all of our friends!

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Jerome
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I love this place but by far was the worst I have ever experienced. Food took over 90 minutes to come out. Waiter never apologized. We had to ask for almost everything including bread. Definitely won't go back on a Friday night , if ever . They aren't prepared for a crowd anymore.

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Melbk
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite when visiting Norman! We have loved everything we have ordered. The atmosphere and food are the best!

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vipLPeck
Dallas
52 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We are from out of town. This was our third time to eat here.
This makes the third time that the food was excellent and the service was good at best.
It seems like they are understaffed each time. We’ve sat on the patio every time so we haven’t had the indoor experience. It could be different.
Our waiter was clearly spread too thin. He had a great attitude but he was taking care of many if not all of the tables on the patio AND the tables on the sidewalk.
We wanted to order an appetizer but by the time our server made it to us for our drink orders, we were so hungry we didn’t order appetizers and ordered our meal quicker than we would have liked because we weren’t sure when we’d see him again!
I also requested a table inside on the reservation. We were seated outside because “tables were taking too long inside”.
I think we should mention all 3 times we’ve eat here it was game day weekend. It seems like they should know how to best prepare and be staffed for these weekends.

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Dewaynep1234
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated on time. Wait staff was courteous and helpful. Food and drinks were fantastic. Wife is gluten free and they are very safe with her food. No cross contamination.

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B95W
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We live in Norman, and Benvenuti's is always a favorite. Our service this last time was not the best we have experienced, as we had to ask 3 times for something relatively simple, along with being given the wrong cocktails. Having said that, the food was amazing as always and the waitress was very apologetic for the mistakes.

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CodyF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely pleased with this visit. Service was spot-on, the special (veal cheek with pumpkin and butternut squash risotto, I think) was incredible--veal was fork tender--and we were sat in a quiet alcove that worked well for table conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner

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RogerT
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and drinks were excellent. Our server was outstanding and I don’t say that often.

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KevinL
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have gone here multiple times and will continue to be our favorite restaurant. Never disappointed, always great service and knowledgable staff.

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michaelb
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a very nice meal and the waitress, Victoria, was awesome in wine selection and knowing the menu. Had an very exceptional evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grayson our server was amazing! The food was spectacular! Will definitely be back!

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vipSamInDallas
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely come back next time we are in Norman.

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vipklf1
Oklahoma City
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful night on the patio (with the heaters on) to celebrate a birthday! The food is always excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening

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SarahW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect celebration for my daughters 21st birthday! Great service, food and wine. Highly recommend!!!

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MichaelA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to spend our anniversary. The service is always top-notch, and of course the food is second to none!

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BillI
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Italian food! The bruschetta is simply done and the best ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Birthday celebration that we do almost every year for the past 5 years. We were seated next to a table of 10 college students that were loud- especially one young woman. We had to ask our server several times for everything. Took over 25 minutes after we placed drink order for our drinks. We asked for larger plates instead of bread plates for appetizers and asked twice but never received so we gave up. Our server was handling 4 tables with only 2 ppl each and halfway through meal we were her only table. She seemed distracted and uninterested in serving us. The food was great as always but we were very disappointed with the service which has always been outstanding before. There are many choices of where to spend our money for a special meal, so this may not be a choice in the future.

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vipKSPG
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Terrible experience at Bienvenuti’s tonight. We’ve rarely eaten indoors since covid hit. We decided to make a rare exception for parents weekend at OU. We arrived and were shown to a tiny room, jam packed full of occupied tables. We asked for a different table and were told no. We asked if we could sit outside and they told us if it started raining they’d refuse to finish service. We sat at the table and had an uncomfortable meal, back to back with too many people crammed into a room with poor ventilation. We should have left and regret not doing so. THIS RESTAURANT IS NOT TAKING COVID SERIOUSLY. IF YOU VALUE YOUR HEALTH, DO NOT EAT HERE.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our favorite in Norman

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vipmarkb
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had dinner celebrating family day. Exceptional service , good wine and food. We will definitely return . Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service

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vipkathleenc
Oklahoma City
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wine and food is amazing. the wait staff is courteous and friendly.

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DonnaM
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab claws are the best things ever. Service was outstanding, and the outside dining was lovely. Great restaurant!

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vipAaronr
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I had the lasagne and it was overcooked and tough. I have been here before and thought it was quite good but this experience was less satisfying.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a WONDERFUL restaurant with excellent food, service and atmosphere. A very nice place for a date.

JD
JuergenD
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have tried several dishes and all of them are spot on. The Chicken Milanese is my favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We mostly had a great experience, the only negative was the mussels. We got a couple bad ones and had to spit them out. We are avid seafood eaters so we knew that some of them tasted funky. The lobster was a little chewy, but the creme brûlée made up for everything. Other than that we had a great time. Cali was amazing though! She was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is flawless. The menu superb. The variety plentiful. The service is wonderful. This is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best visit to date. Rita was very attentive and at no time did we feel rushed despite it being a busy Saturday night

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 1883 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.