Benvenuti's

4.8
1391 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5pm-10pm
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Phone number
(405) 310-5271
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Anthony Compagni
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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.
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Private party contact
Jennifer Reardon: (405) 708-9572
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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.
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Cross street
James Garner
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Special events & promotions
Not Your Average Cookies!
Thick home-made cookies—baked with no preservatives or additives, made fresh daily.
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
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DS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably my 50th time to eat here over the last 10 years! It’s my favorite!!! Fantastic as always❤️

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OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A couples dinner. Everything is perfect

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GM
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is great. I found it to be a little noisy to converse with a group of six people. Very good service and knowledgeable waiter.

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j
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary here and couldn’t have been happier. The food was outstanding. Great cocktails. Our server Aundria was absolutely great, very pleasant as well as knowledgable and helpful with the menu. The braised veal cheek with butternut squash risotto was one of the most delicious things I’ve ever eaten. Definitely recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite place

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EF
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my father's 70th birthday here and we loved it. The staff gave him a birthday card and cake with a candle. We loved the food - meatballs for a starter, wedge salad (best wedge i've had) sea bass was perfectly cooked and a big portion. We had a nice bottle of wine - The Water Witch, best wine we've had in while.

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AG
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has the best Italian food for Hunnes of mile and several states. Classic and creative dishes, served hot, with perfect service. Worth splurging on the wine to accompany the meal. Excellent deserts.

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SS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, great ambience, and convivial atmosphere. Great spot for traditional Italian dishes.

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DG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am Calabrese/Sicilian from Chicago and have lived in Oklahoma City for 2 years. I have finally found the most authentic food that brings me back to my roots. The meatballs and gravy are perfect! The care and pride that Benvenuti’s emanates has made our dinner here the best Italian experience we have had here in Oklahoma. Gianni took care of us to perfection. We also had an incredible shrimp cocktail special with shrimp from Hawaii. The Chilean Sea Bass and Filet completed our meal. We now have a reason to come to Norman regularly throughout the year!

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S
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were great. Had a very nice bottle of red Zin as well. Our seating area was very loud but I’m sure we could have requested to be reseated.

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P
Oklahoma City
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My main complaint is that it is very noisy but not sure what could be done to improve it? The tables in the bar are very close together. But overall very nice evening!

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DS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional as always! My favorite place❤️ Every time I dine here the food is top quality, service wonderful and a most beautiful place!

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DC
Oklahoma City
16 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, Benvenuti’s exceeded our expectations. The fall weather made for a great outdoor evening dining experience. Our server was throughly knowledgeably of the published menu as well as the evening’s specials. My wife had chicken Marsala, which was like no other - stuffed with spinach and cheese. I ate the wild boar ragu with gnocchi- very flavorful as well. We enjoyed a moderately price Cabernet and capped off the meal with a triple-chocolate cake and French pressed coffee.

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GM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent traditional Italian restaurant. Pretty expensive, so probably should be reserved for special occasions, but they try and make it worth your money, and they succeed.

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D
Oklahoma City
26 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Tbe first mediocre meal ever! My child had his birthday there and he got chicken marsala. He loves marsala. He could not even eat it, it was so awful. Burnt. Odd flavor. He would not let me tell the server because he was embarrassed. My other son got the filet. He asked for medium rare. He got medium well. So just overall a bust. Oh well! Cannot be perfrct!

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KL
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed a great dinner on a Friday night before a Saturday football game. Ambience was lively. Our server was excellent. The menu was filled with interesting choices. My husband loved his Pig and Scallop choice. I had butternut squash ravioli and recommend them. Friends raved about the veal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended

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CP
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Server, Kristen, was great - very personable, very intelligent and very helpful.

I had the Kobe bone-in ribeye - it was not even good. I am a huge steak lover - and ribeye is my favorite - but had two or three bites that were an inedible and I left food on my plate. I’ve had this same exact steak at B’s in the last 6-8 months. Both were much better. I don’t know if it’s just a bad cut of meat, or what.

The place looked great and all the staff we interacted with were wonderful. It was a little loud, but it was just good conversation, nothing that would warrant criticism.

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JW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant I have been to in Norman, cannot wait to come back!

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MB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sautéed crab claws I’ve ever had. Service is top notch and they will remember your name...

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LP
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food and service was wonderful! Will definitely go again!!!

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JJ
Oklahoma City
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Perfect place for a family dinner for our oldest daughter's sweet 16 birthday dinner.

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LE
Western NC
22 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Abigail was our server and she was very attentive and friendly. Servings are very ample but not too big. Would definitely recommend Benvenuti's!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic all around. They take extreme pride in their service and food. Can’t say enough nice things. As a bonus, we got to see and meet Barry Switzer who was having dinner.

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JB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Norman.

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MD
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Italian food. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone who would like fine dining at a reasonable price.

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r
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best Italian food within the OKC metropolitan area. Veal parmigiana is a whole veal chop, and every bite delicious. Pasta dishes fresh and not too heavy. Good wine list.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the atmosphere was wonderful! Cannot wait to go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went out with friends to celebrate our anniversary.

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KH
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites! We recommend to our family and friends

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Everything was great except the waiter. He thought he was Houdini. He kept disappearing. There were 10 of us.

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DS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place and have for over 10 years! BEST restaurant in Norman! The food is amazing and service is always great! It’s a beautiful restaurant and I highly recommend!!

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JG
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place was great for my end of the summer date with my boyfriend. It had a great vibe to it and the food was extremely authentic. It is a bit pricey, one dinner for the both of us was $100 with tip. Keep that in mind.

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BM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant! Excellent food, excellent service, excellent atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!

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KK
Key West
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time at this place. Food is definitely the highlight of the experience, as it should be, but service was great as well.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Food was disappointing. After telling waiter we were disappointed he advised that the chef was not working tonight.

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BG
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The experience was really good up until the waitress forgot about us. I had to flag someone down after sitting for 40 minutes to get the check, and they brought us the wrong check.

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m
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The restaurant is very nice inside and the food is always fantastic. This time the service was slow and our waiter kept apologizing for the slow food and drink delivery

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LA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed finding this gem in Norman now that we are new OU parents!

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RB
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Charged $1 for aoli that the waiter offered. Otherwise great service and food.

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