da Benito Ristorante

4.9
557 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Exquisite cuisine complimented with our extensive award winning wine list featuring the very best from Italy, France and California. This makes for a unique and memorable dining experience at this top New Jersey restaurant. Attention to detail defines “Fine Dining” at restaurant da Benito. Immaculate Italian table linens on every table and a professional wait staff will cater to your every wish. Our menu is as rich in flavor as it is diverse and incorporating local grown vegetables, homemade pastas, aged steaks that rival the best steakhouses and fresh wild seafood creates a menu that has to be tasted to be appreciated.

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
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SamanthaK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I had a great experience! The food was fantastic. The waiter and owner was very attentive even though they appeared very busy. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent! The restaurant was festive and fun …exactly what we wanted! Thank you again!

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vipNjMama01
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Homemade sausage and cannelini beans was outstanding. Delicious bolognese. Portions were on the smaller size given the prices. Would appreciate a children’s menu - high price for a bowl of plain pasta.

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TBone
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid all around - great veal special with caciocavallo cheese. Service was great - brought as extra biscotti with coffee and after dinner drinks.

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vipMATTYBLUE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above and beyond

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thomasb
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time to this restaurant. Service was friendly but a bit inconsistent and lacking the detail you'd expect in a higher end rest. If you are seated in a corner it can be hard to hear when there is a lively (loud) table next to you. We split the orecchiette
app and it was very good. The veal Milanese was also very good but I agree with another reviewer they should use arugula rather than mixed greens. Wife had fillet but it was way undercooked. Had to flag down the waitress since she didn't check on us. My hunch is she wrote the order down incorrectly. No apology, the runner just brought it out from the kitchen and waitress again didn't check. Carrot cake was solid, more cake than filling. Overall a bit high priced for the level of service when compared to others restaurants with similar pricing.

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vipedee
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant to eat service and food are always consistently great.

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vipYanke7
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything done quite nicely. Zero complaints.

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vipROBIN
New York Area
695 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is top notch. The wine list has something for every taste, including half bottles of Opus One. They constantly change their specials offering up some interesting twists on classic dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time my husband and I dined at Da Benito in a week. So far, we have had the veal chop, Osso bucco, linguini with clam sauce, scallops and tuna tartare. They were all delicious! The service was impeccable. The manager iwas very personable and attentive to the guests. This is our new favorite place. We will be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No better place for a business meeting especially if you want to close a deal. From the Chef Benito to the bus service, everything is spot on! I also challenge you to question the Maître d’s (Donny) sommelier skills.

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vipirisH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still a favorite for us.

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vipPeterS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, tremendous service and overall a great evening.

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vipJoanS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and ambiance and service. We’ve been going to Benito’s for over 30 years and it’s still amazing. Love the wine room.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual!!!!!!

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vipmisguide
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Da Benito Never disappoints. Been a while since my last visit but hit it on the way to NJPAC. Only complaint was the mixed greens on the veal Milanese. I prefer arugula. Veal perfect. Veal scaloppine perfect. Dessert delicious. Wine list very serious but with options in all price ranges in every region.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benito never fails with his food preparation. Not only are they drink some point but the entire staff pays attention to every single detail of your meal and beyond. I love the fact that it’s located right in five points when I bring customers there who already have a poor perception of New Jersey … they get blown away.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service

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vipVitoL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. Definitely a restaurant worth going to.

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vipCindy
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in NJ. The owner makes you feel like you are a guest in his home & his food is so superb that we tell others to try it and love going back time & time again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benito’s is THE very best Italian restaurant in New Jersey. The entire Benito Family And staff are THE most wonderful there can be. My favorite restaurant. If you’re reading this and wondering should you dine there...you won’t be sorry. THE very best food and wines anywhere. Can’t wait to return very soon.
Ken L. 👍🙏💜

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vipSteveB
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall, the experience was excellent. Service and food were superb.

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ElizabethD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent. The pappadelle with Bolognese was outstanding. Our first grown up dinner since the pandemic and it was well worth the wait.

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PeterB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best restaurant around. Fine dining and top shelf from beginning to end.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all around!
The chicken Ricoperti

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Business meeting

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vipPaulM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal! Linguine and clams the best you’ll have!

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vipReagansboys
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!! First timer and loved everything.
Food and service exceeded expectations:)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding, from appetizers, entree’s to desert……feel
like we can’t wait to return!! No doubt a gourmet restaurant 😋

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luisc
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good experience to eat at Benito!!! good food, service, atmosphere, presentation,
very nice!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent meal. Great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always special!!!
Food spectacular, service great

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vipjamesc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benitos is always truly outstanding.

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vipscottf
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the state, bar none. Food is great every time, Benny is a master.

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vipDrapeaued
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fresh and well-prepared. Wine list id among the best. Lovely setting. Lively crowd. All around fine experience.

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vipFAMJSL
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very comfortable. Returned here after moving away. We were not disappointed.

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lindac
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our luncheon at Da Benito yesterday was excellent! We found this wonderful restaurant back in 2009 and used to enjoy dining there regularly when we lived in NJ. Unfortunately we now live about 3 hours away in DE, and don’t get to go there with much frequency. But whenever we are traveling we try to stop by for a wonderful meal! And it did not disappoint! Everything was as delicious as always, with our former favorites on the menu, and a few tweaks here and there. Owners and staff are always very attentive and accommodating to special requests. We hope to make a pledge to ourselves to return with more regularity- as they always make a lunch or dinner seem like a special occasion! Thank you! L&G C

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great service, never disappoints!
Can’t wait to return

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KANnj
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to daBenito Ristorante for many years. It is our go to Italian restaurant for a causal weeknight dinner or a special occasion !!!! Always great food, outstanding service, and a wonderful time. Highly recommend daBenito's !!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service, along with the great ambiance. If you have never been, you're missing out.

FAQs

da Benito Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 964-5850.

da Benito Ristorante is rated 4.9 stars by 557 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.