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About Benvenuti's

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.

105 W Main
Norman, OK 73069
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5pm-10pm

Cross Street:
James Garner

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(405) 310-5271

Website:
http://www.benvenutisristorante.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Anthony Compagni

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Not Your Average Cookies!
Thick home-made cookies—baked with no preservatives or additives, made fresh daily.

Benvenuti's Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (54)
Special Occasion (54)
Good for a Date (53)
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Good for Anniversaries (48)
Notable Wine List (39)
Authentic (34)
Worth the Drive (33)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Cozy (29)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Business Meals (22)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Bar Seating (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Casual (13)
Comfort Food (10)
Seasonal (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Fun (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Hot Spot (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Happy Hour (4)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Spicy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and excellent service. The hostess stand could use some remedial training in customer service. Parties with a reservation (we were only a party of three) should not be seated in a high traffic area.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

Went there with my wife for Valentines day. Our server was "on it" we didn't feel like we where waiting to leave our order note did we feel rushed. Food was good a little more on the pricy side but the atmosphere and service that you get was worth the price.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We love coming here for special nights. The atmosphere is perfect for a date night. They have a wonderful wine selection and the servers are amazing! Definitely bring your appetite! I can’t wait to come back!

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent Valentines Day experience for ourselves and our close friends

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 4 days ago

Food and service was exactly as we expected. Bar looked great but we are not drinkers. Excellent, will be back soon!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 4 days ago

Perfect evening! We love the food and atmosphere. The food never disappoints!

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s day. It. Was. Perfect.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Nice meal and great service. Enjoyable dinning experience

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 5 days ago

Love this restaurant!
We go there often.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 5 days ago

This is our new favorite Italian restaurant! Everything was fabulous. We had a delightful evening and will definitely be back soon.

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·Dined 6 days ago

It was very good. I think Forbes overrated this place.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent restaurant

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were seated immediately and greeted by our server quickly. He offered welcomed suggestions as this was our first time to dine here. His service was excellent as well as the food. We will definitely return.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I loved the service. I thought the food was absolutely tasty and delicious. It was loud, but the restaurant also had many people inside, so I expected it to be loud.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic restaurant, great menu with monthly specials that will make your mouth water. The Chef is very good at bringing new taste to Norman regularly. You will not be disappointed!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Absolutely wonderful!! We went to celebrate Valentine's Day but would go here for any special occasion. If you choose wisely, you can get by with a bill for less than $50/couple. With that said, they also have some meals that you just don't see in most restaurants that could add to your bill...but they're worth it!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for a Date, Spicy, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Comfort Food, People Watching, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our meals were very good as was our service. Our server was professional and friendly. We will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Really impressed with this restaurant. Food, service, ambiance is not to be missed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Healthy, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Friendly atmosphere, good staff, Great Italian food. Highly recommend

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We absolutely loved this restaurant! Wonderful ambiance, excellent service and superb food. From the crab finger appetizer to the delectable desserts, the meal was just beautiful. Delicious salads, and the entrees were so well presented. A truly delightful dining experience where's the driving to Norman for!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was lovely as always. Only issue was that we had a reservation, but were not seated until 40 minutes later. Beautiful restaurant

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We patron Benvenuti's a lot. They provide a really great consistent dining atmosphere. We made reservations early because of a local event that we knew would cause Benvenuti's to be packed. Sure enough the lines were out the door. However, I arrived a little earlier before my reservation time and the maître d worked hard to get a table ready. By the time the rest of my party arrived we were sat down in a prime location. In all, the wait staff treated us famously, the food was fantastic, and the price was very reasonable. My hat is off to "Raymond" our wait person. He was upbeat, patient, and fun. He provided lots of advice in describing the menu and helped to make choices. We definitely will be back! Thank you for a great night!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was very good.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Was a little disappointed waiting for drink refills had to get up and ask someone other than waiter

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Pasta from hell dish had good flavor, but was drowned in sauce. And sausage in the dish was tiny pieces. Really over rated dish. Salads were average. Best thing was the bread. Glad we tried so we could cancel our 8 top for Valentines. Only Ribeye on menu was $70 Wagyu? At an Italian restaurant? Will not be back.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great service by Jake Speegel. Great attitude, always checking in and food out in a good manner.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This was the absolute best Italian food I have ever had. Our experience was one of a kind. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was enjoyable. We will definitely be going back for another date night or special occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Food and service were excellent. Would have been perfect if we weren’t seated near unruly child

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 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Outstanding as usual.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent dining as usual. Excellent server. Great dessert options.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Everyone is so nice and professional. Our food and drinks were wonderful.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The food and service here are really wonderful. It is always one of the best meals to be hand in the whole state.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The server was full of suggestions (amazing ones) I loved the wine he suggested for us! He told us about an “off the menu” appetizer special, we ordered it and it was delicious! He didn’t hover over us, but he was there to refill and check in on us regularly. We had a table in what I would call the wine room and it was perfect. We will definitely be going back again!

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We came here at 6:15 before a 8:00 concert assuming we had plenty of time. Everything was very slow to come out to the table including drinks. We ordered and waited over an hour for our food. The manager was very rude and argued with us about when we had placed the order when we were just trying to eat the food we ordered and make it to the concert on time. By the time the food came to our table, it was already 8:00 so we had them immediately box it all up for us to take home. Between the 4 of us, we spent quite a bit of money at this restaurant, just to have our nice dinners boxed up and not even touched because they were so slow. We were appalled by the manager's handling of the situation. She was rude to us, didn't even acknowledge the fact that we had spent over $300 on food/drinks and didn't even get to eat it and then told us to enjoy the concert when we were leaving even though at that point it had already started without us and we didn't even get to eat our dinners! I heated up my expensive steak the next day and it was okay. I am sure it would've been good if only it had come to our table in a timely matter. If we hadn't been trying to get to a concert, we would've thought the service was slow but it wouldn't have been a big deal. But the fact is we were trying to get to a concert, we ordered as early as we could because of that, told our waiter and the manager the situation and still didn't get our food and were treated very poorly by the manager. We will not be going back to this restaurant ever.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food as always was good, although my lasagna was burnt on the bottom the first time around, just wish they actually treated you a little bit when you specify its for a special occasion. We went for my husband's birthday and were seated at a table right in the way of the front door and next to where people waiting for tables sit, not to mention it was in the bar area. So much for a nice romantic dinner. I assume they don't actually read anything if you put in a request because no one acknowledged that it was his birthday either. I'm not even asking for anything free although with the prices they could definitely afford it but a simple happy birthday would have been appreciated.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Such a perfect place. Food is always amazing. The service a consistently top notch.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

First time dining in at Benventi's. Celebrating just 9 years together. We had an amazing dinner.
Started off with Calmari, followed shortly after Clam Chowder (Sherry sauce is magnificent) Caesar salad.my main course was a Rack of medium rare Lamb, he had Chicken Marsala. I had a merlot with my lamb. The service was great. The lighting was romantic. We also sat next to Berry Switzer which made it fun also, he saw us kiss and made the night better by saying "I saw that, congrats!"
We will definitely be back, also would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for finer dining with an energetic atmosphere. Nicer casual wear.

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Consistently fabulous! Best mussels in town! Tyler is the best! Request his table!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Overall great, that’s why we keep going back..

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wedding Anniversay

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