Benvenutos - Middleton

3.7
70 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Benvenuto's Middleton is locally owned and operated located inside the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites. Our Italian Grill and diverse menu appeals to almost everyone. We have the philosophy of offering great food for a good value! All our sauces and soups are made daily from scratch, as well as our famous meatballs! We are a casual dining restaurant that is great for a business lunch or a family dinner. Stop in today and come, eat and enjoy!
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TG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The vegetable pizza was excellent! The service an waitress was very friendly and attentive!!

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JC
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our service was beyond bad. 2 hours to wait for marginal food. The waitress never cleared our table from the first bad salad course to the entree we waited for for 2 hours. Manager had to come out to help. Disaster

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Our server would disappear for long periods of time. So much so that other staff would come over and ask if we needed anything. Restaurant wasn’t that busy I don’t know where she kept going. She admitted she normally works breakfast which is a help yourself buffet. The food was delicious as always we’ve been here many times. We were there for Mother’s Day.

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s
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We took mom for her 60th birthday and we’re very well attended to by our waitress. A little surprised it was attached to a hotel but that’s on me. The food was decent, a little heavy-handed in the marinara, but the bruschetta was delicious, and I thoroughly enjoyed the Benvenutos pizza and bottomless mimosas (Sunday brunch). We’ll likely try the other Benvenutos locations in the future.

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SK
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious chicken tettrazini. Generous portion. , salad and bread included. Generous wine decanter. Great dinner in quiet atmosphere.

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AC
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I just find the food here so mediocre. Our server, Sky, was great.

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ST
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I'm generous and it wasn't awful. a nice "fancy" place for a cheap price

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HC
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Our visit was on Valentines Day. Nice menu with vegetarian and healthy options, reasonably priced. Music set a romantic tone. The host and manager were delightful, but our server was dismissive once we ordered water only to drink. While the server to the adjacent tables was friendly and made sure guests got water and drink refills, we received none. Our orders included ribeye and chicken picatta — both were very good, and the brussel sprouts were awesome. We got dessert “to-go,”: cheesecake (good) and molten lava brownie (incredibly decadent). Would recommend and will visit again.

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BN
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Service was not very attentive, nor was it very well trained. We waited longer than normal for a wait person. Bread was brought to the table, but I had to ask for bread plates.

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K
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

It was good, however the ribeye steak that I had was on the tougher side. Made better steaks at home the week before

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MF
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The menu items we ordered were both excellent, although we don't need portions quite that large. The wine selection is good, as is the ambiance, service and overall noise level. Overall value is constrained by some pricey items.

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H
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

It had been a couple of years since we had been to this location. We thought it would be a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and I wish we would’ve chosen someplace else.
They took my favorite entree off of their menu, and when I asked the server about it, she said they keep changing the menu. Who takes a tenderloin off of the menu? That would not be my first choice to take off.
We both chose a chicken and mushroom dish. Nothing about it said $16 dish. Good grilled chicken, but I can also cook a good grilled chicken. The mushrooms and “gravy” were so bland. I could barely even eat the garlic mashed potatoes because it had WAY too much butter and garlic. I didn’t know that was possible!
I actually left hungry. Next time we will invest in another restaurant.

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U
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We waited forever on the food. I received my steak w/o a steak knife. Two side salads were missing, etc.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

They “didn’t have” the reservation I made for my daughter’s homecoming group of 15 people when they arrived tonight. Upsetting because I received an email this week confirming it, and I also called on Thursday to confirm again because I didn’t want them to run into this! When I called the restaurant to see what the problem was, the manager said I must have made the reservation at a different location—no I didn’t! She wasn’t listening to me and offered no apology for the confusion. At least the kids were able to be seated. Not sure if it’s the restaurant or Open Table that had the problem, but unnecessary frustration.

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h
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The entrees were mostly traditional Italian and well done. Mine was the lobster ravioli special in a limoncello sauce and it was exceptionally good. The other entrees in our party were good but not exceptional. Great service. I would go back if I was in the area.

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l
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall our experience was meh. First, our reservations were confirmed by Open Table, but the restaurant said they didn’t have it. Luckily, they could seat us without any problem. The server was very nice but didn’t know the details of the special (a Friday night fish fry) and ordering got a bit confusing for some reason. After she took our orders, she came back to us with the details about the special. We appreciated that. Some of us enjoyed our food (lasagna, lake perch, spaghetti with meatballs, and zucchini pasta were ok or good), others were disappointed (margarita pizza - without any sauce or oil on the crust, but just crust, tomato and cheese). When the various servers came to the table with our food, we had to tell each server who was having what. So, all in all it was ok, nothing special. Could be much better.

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w
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large group of people and it was handled very well.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Mother’s Day

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SP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My dish was not great (seafood canaloni) but other dishes were good.

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KS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was good but our waiter seemed inexperienced. He asked us if we wanted bread, we said yes and he forgot to bring it. Wasn't very attentive to checking up on us etc.

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f
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It took 20 minutes for our server to appear, but once there she did a good job. The food seemed overly salty. Concerned that you have romaine lettuce while there is an eColi outbreak related to romaine (how can you be positive it is not from the affected area?). Nice that you have calorie counts on the menu, sure opened my eyes.

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S
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

We had a reservation for 13, the day before I was called to see if we minded moving into a larger room. I said that's great, but I didn't realize that meant we were going into a very bland banquet type room with other large tables. Our server did her best but was very short handed, so everything was slow. Just getting our drinks was 30 minutes- think there may have only been 1 bartender. The food was OK-I can't believe the pasta was homemade as it states on the website? I was also disappointed that the interior pictures shown are not from this location! So if you think it looks really cute-it doesn't inside. That location must be Madison, not Middleton. We were celebrating our daughter's college graduation so it was all a bit disappointing to us.

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EW
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We went to Benvenuto's to celebrate our anniversary. In the past we've been fans of Benvenuto's restaurant but have never been to the Middleton Wisconsin location. We made a reservation showed up 5 minutes before our reservation and we're seated immediately. That's when it went downhill. We sat at our table for at least 10 minutes prior to anyone even asking us what we wanted to drink. There was a plate left on the table that had herbs for the oil and Herb dip for the bread that was there I believe from the people that ate there before us. And this was never removed or changed out even when brought to the attention of the wait staff. We finally had a waitress asked us if somebody had helped us and we said no so she took our order for drinks and then asked us incredulously if we wanted the bread that went with the table. Our drinks were brought to the table my wife had ordered a raspberry lemonade when it reached the table it was completely undrinkable. The waitress came to the table we mentioned it and the drink was remade and it was better. At this point there was another waitress that got involved and the service didn't get any better. We ordered our dinner entrees That were supposed to come with a salad. We were eating our appetizer when they brought our entrees out never did they bring the salad out. I brought this to the waitresses attention she was apologetic but it was never offered to be fixed. As we were eating our dinner nobody came back to check in to see how are meal was or to refill our drink glasses. It was at this point that I asked to speak with a manager. The manager came out and we explain to him what happened he was apologetic and offered us one of our entrees for free and a free dessert more than I was looking for at that point in time. But when the bill came the discount was not even for an entree and we had to wait forever for the check. I would not recommend Benvenuto's of Middleton until they are able to get their act together.

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TR
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was ok at the best, drinks mediocre but service was terrible. We had a very inexperienced waitress where she would bring two drinks and forget the third or brought one meal and the other came 20 minutes later. I was sharing a meal with one friend. It came with a salad and a side. She brought one salad, so we thought since we are sharing, that was it. While we were almost done with it, she came back with two morw salads. Wouldn’t recommend. Go next door to Biaggies if you are looking for good food and service

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CG
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Couldn’t recommend it after our experience. Made the reservation on line.
When we got there they didn’t have the table ready as they told us there was no reservation.
There was just one server, who we wondered if he was the cook also as the service was
Terrible. Only saw two other people in the restaurant. Have the rewards card but did nit bother as I am sure it could be sometime before we bring friend there again. We had been there several times before and have never been disappointed.

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RK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were wonderful. Everything is made from scratch and you can tell. Will definitely come back.

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AW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very good. Service was reasonably good. Nice ambiance. Quiet. Far West location. I would come back again.

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c
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We have eaten at this Benvenuto's many times and this was a little disappointing. We were there for a special occasion and we were a little disappointed with the service. Our waitress was not very good and we had to continue to request things that were forgotten. The food was very good. We are hoping this was a fluke as the food will bring us back.

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CF
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary. We were given a quiet spot and the server was very polite and helpful. The food was delicious.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friend had the Manicotti and loved it. Plenty for not only dinner, but to bring home and have for one or two meals. I had the Chicken Parmigiana and it was wonderful. Was at least another full meal at home! Wine selection was good and we went on a Monday, so the 1/2 price wine bottle special was on and we had the Wollersheim White Reisling, which was very good. Service was very good as well, and we found room to have dessert, the Salted Caramel Brownie A la Mode which was delicious. Needless to say, we walked out of there stuffed. I highly recommend Benvenutos and will personally be back again!

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AO
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was average. We had great service because there were few customers. The waitress was wonderful and took a photo of our group at the end of the meal.

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MM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable experience. Attentive service, great menu choices and quiet atmosphere for business conversation. Will return!

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AA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Not impressed with food or service. Will not be going back.

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OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was slow. Food was just alright. The pizza we got the night before was awesome though!

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HM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

'We had a small group for a graduation celebration. The staff was friendly and efficient. The food was very good and the drinks reasonable. We had a great dinner and celebration.

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C
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food & good service! Large portions...we came home with lots of leftovers!

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OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ended taking our oldest daughter out for dinner and had great experience & food.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food & great service! We went on New Years Eve with a group of friends & had a wonderful time.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

service was fantastic, food was outstanding if you looking for a good place to eat this is the one..

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GP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Jarek was very attentive to our table, he got everything on time and recomendad the Southwest Salad, We will be back to this restaurant for sure

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