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The ambiance was nice and the wait staff was good, BUT the food was ordinary, the portions were extremely small and nothing special. One appetizer had 2 half dollar bill sized brushetta with a non-descript topping. The four of us ordered pasta, tasted ok, but portions again were very small (and we are not big eaters). Decided to cut our losses and skip dessert, get it elsewhere.
A very enjoyable evening, food varied and creative, and service professional and warm.
We could hear restraint getting louder, but it was happy sounding.
All five of us enjoyed our dinners and coffees.
A wonderful meal all around.
Family coming in from west coast
One of my favorite restaurants. The dishes are always fresh, interesting well prepared. Wine list is awesome. The owners, Michael and Pam are delightful and always make time to mingle with the guests. Can't go wrong here!
Food and service were exquisite. Great wine selection. It's a large space so not quaint but very quiet with lot's of space between tables. Couldn't have been happier with the entire experience.
Good food good environment as usual
Food was great. Our server was very attentive and outstanding. We'll be back.
Food was good, except the prosciutto appetizer, which had a weird off taste. Service was excellent. Not the best value for the money.
How can one do better than this?
The food is without parallel in Boston. The menu highlights so many different regions of Italy that it would take a month's grand tour of that country to find such diversity. Chef Michael is a wonder.
Simply the best Italian food in Boston. A real Italian cuisine, not Italo-American or 'Italian style'
Excellent wine list, wonderful pasta, appetizers and main courses and desserts.
Christine was terrific
A surprise and delight. Welcoming, attractive space, interesting menu and unique & delicious preparation. Excellent, attentive service. All was good.
Superb in every way. All of our meals- Branzino, pasta chicken and lamb all superb!
Food was perfect. Service excellent. Highly reccomend
We were out to eat with our inlaws for the first time.
Positives: The noise level was good for a pleasant conversation. The way that they wine by the glass was served was well done. One dessert was served very nicely.
Issues: The waitress (or bartender) did not follow instructions on my drink resulting in a delayed replacement. None of the entrees was particularly strong (though not bad either).
We think this is the best restaurant in Cambridge and Boston.
This was a celebratory occasion of 6. We had a relatively quiet table. Service, food and ambiance were all excellent.
The only issue we had relates to your policy concerning not allowing a glass of wine from the bar at Henrietta’s table being brought into Benedetto. Was very awkward to have a party guest not be able to bring wine from 30 ft away into your restaurant within the hotel. It was embarrassing to my guest. Left a negative impression for all in our party.
Inventive, delicious food, fantastic wine list, and friendly, helpful service. A favorite place to celebrate special occasions!
Ordinary, overpriced food served by a newbie. Main saving grace was the lovely decor.
Excellent food and service
Great space/ great food
Highly recommended but don't tell too many people since I still want to be able to snag a reservation.
Appetizers and main courses were excellent and imaginative. Dessert a bit of a disappointment but I'm not a big dessert person.
We had a celebration dinner for 8 at Benedetto. Overall it was a good experience. I think we all enjoyed the food. The service was attentive without being intrusive. It was reasonably good value for what we had.
excellently prepared dishes with creative flair. great service. best Italian wine selection I have ever seen.
Lovely meal. Well prepared and excellent service. The food was very good although nothing blew us away.
Our first visit here was more exciting than this second one. Our waitress was superb, thoughtful. The fish plate that I had was too oily. The milk chocolate dessert was very tasty.
An impromptu reservation for a Sunday night and a brisk walk lead to an excellent meal at Benedetto. Two excellently crafted cocktails and one of the special appetizers set the perfect tone. Our meals were equally excellent featuring seasonal ingredients with creative but delicious twists. Portions are small enough for very filling primo and secondi , but filling enough for a light meal. Staff was friendly and attentive and interiors are modern and comfortable.
Our first visit to Benedetto did not disappoint. All aspects of the restaurant were spectacular. Starting with the food, everything was just amazing. We shared a few small plates and they were just delicious. Grilled Octopus was the favorite, but the Buffalo Mozzarella and the Goat Cheese plates were also spectacular. The entrees were fantastic - the Bolognese was deep and richly satisfying, while the tenderloin was melt-in-your-mouth wonderful. Desserts were a perfect finish to the evening. Cocktails were very well-crafted and started things off on the right note. The very deep wine list had an incredible collection of Italian favorites all fairly priced. The Sommelier was very helpful and actually let us taste a few things because of our interests. Service was impeccable - friendly, professional - we felt pampered to the max! Overall, Benedetto deserves five stars for an exceptional evening - if we lived closer we would visit more often.
Benedetto is an amazing restaurant. It's a great place for good conversation and even better food!
All around fabulous dinner and experience for Valentine's date. Very special.
Food is always really good. There are not many Italian restaurants in Greater Boston that are authentic. These guys are in the know. Just go and ask for Christine, she is a spot on server.
This restaurant never disappoints. It has quickly become my favorite place for a relaxing evening & windeful meal.
Prix fixe menu is poor choice for Valentine’s day. Not sure why regular menu cannot be offered.
Everyone was so nice, food was delicious and the atmosphere was welcoming.
Is this the best Italian in Boston? I vote yes!
Just great looking forward to returning soon!
We love Benedetto
Very nice Valentines prix fixe dinner. Portions a bit overly generous but a doggy bag fixed that :) Pleasant service and ambiance as usual. Our server had helpful opinions about wine choices (no “pairings” option for the menu).