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the food was excellent as usual
sadly, which I hate to report, our server was often off busy with other tables and we felt ignored much of the evening
when our server was with us, he was attentive and helpful
It was a busy evening for the restaurant with several large tables, but we ended up being there for almost 3 hours for dinner, which was about an hour too long
Another wonderful experience - utterly enjoyable, perfect service, great cocktails and wine and food, not the least, to match. Noise level just right.
Best pasta and salad
We had an absolutely awesome time. One of our favorites!
Going out on a holiday like Valentine's Day is always tricky. You know most restaurants will be at capacity so you worry about the quality of the food and the service. We had close friends who were only in town on February 14 so we took our chances. Benedetto exceeded our expectations, we had a beautiful meal with our guests.
We celebrated my wife's birthday at Beneddto and had a lovely time. It's an attractive, relatively quiet room with good sized tables and comfortable chairs. Our waiter and the entire service team was friendly and professional. We loved the crudo and the pasta with mushrooms both of which we split. I was very happy with my skate; my wife was less pleased with her duck. The gelati for dessert had good texture but lacked flavor. Nice enough but not worth ordering again. The restaurant has a good selection of wines by the glass and my wife especially liked her Amarone.
Dinner was not cheap but felt well worth the money.
This was our first time here, and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the service. The ambiance was lovely. We had the tagliatelle alla bolognese and the beef strip loin with black garlic bagna cauda. The pasta was quite fresh, and the beef was very tender and tasty! We will definitely return for more.
the food was excellent, our server was lovely and really helpful in helping guide us in choices
Kudos to the chef for cooking my fish perfectly and not over doing it!
Rapidly and graciously corrected some outdated cream served with coffee
looking forward to returning
Our hake was done perfectly, the service was attentive, the ambiance is really nice. This is enhanced by
the fact that my friend and I could hear each other speak. The menu could be a bit a more varied, but most proteins were represented, such as pork, beef, chicken and fish. They offered a wide variety of pasta, but we did not order it at this time. They were also accommodating to dietary restrictions.
We have been here a few times, and would definitely go again.
The service was more than outstanding. Food was good but not great. I had expected more flavor. The site is very comfortable. Noise levels not an issue, easy to carry on a conversation at a normal volume. The wine list is extensive, and reasonably priced. The staff is very attentive, without being overly attentive. The pacing of the food coming to the table was very well spaced. Our dinning lasted just over 2 hours, which is what we expected and appreciated. PQS ,
Phenomenal food and service. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. The pasta dishes and dessert were standouts. Wine list was also notable. Great option for a nice occasion.
Spectacular service, wonderful food. It's my number one choice in Cambridge.
The portion sizes were very small and the meal was expensive. Very tasty just small portions.
Just great! Server was knowledgeable and helpful, and present without being intrusive. Food was excellent...really enjoyed the arancini. We were at a quiet table and could easily talk.
Remaining staff was equally pleasant, professional and helpful. Really great experience.
Nice combination of great food and service, with acceptable prices. Would recommend indeed.
This was our first time to the restaurant. The food was awesome and the service was great. A real find in Cambridge
Somewhat pricey, but carefully prepared and presented locally sourced food.
This is a fine restaurant. We enjoyed the ambience, the service was impeccable and attentive, very professional, and the cuisine really superior. The bar ample, the wine list creative. The lemon granita dessert that we split was very creative and wonderful. The only consideration that I would make is that the sirloin that I ordered, while ample in terms of quantity, should have been well trimmed, and was not. Other than this, a highly enjoyable evening, and we will return!
Top notch all around!
A delightful restaurant. Food was terrific and the staff most friendly and helpful.
Food: delicious. Service: friendly and unobtrusive. Value: pretty darned good at such an elegant location. The pastas really are terrific.
I hate to write this review as Benedetto has long been a favorite of mine. Typically the food is consistently good and the ambiance is nice. But on New Year's Eve it was a true disappointment. We had a reservation but when we arrived were told there was a glitch and our table was not ready. We waited approximately 25 minutes before being seated. The area where we were waiting was clogged with people and quite chaotic by the bar. We were never offered a drink while we waited and had to ask several times about the status of our table. When we were finally seated no server came to out table. Eventually, I had to physically reach out and grab a server and ask her for help. She was apologetic. The food was fair not great, which is highly atypical, maybe a result of it being a holiday. There was a loud and cheesy jazz band and it impeded conversation. We were never comped anything despite the wait and poor start to service. The expense was high, given the holiday and it was definitely not worth it. Sad to say that Benedetto which has always been solid was a let down this time.
Great food and truly awesome service
One of the best restaurants in Boston/Cambridge. We've been there twice and will add this to our short list of places to go for special occasions.
Our evening at Benedetto was superb, from pre-dinner drinks, a perfect assortment of starters and main courses, to the Umbrian wine, and on to incredible desserts. I had not been to Giulia or Benedetto previously, but I'll certainly become a regular here and I can't wait to try sister restaurant Giulia. Every aspect of our dinner was excellent. This is a major accomplishment and I can't wait to return.
Fantastic food and service
Everything was lovely, but I have to say, you can always add salt, you can’t take it out. This has happened before. Salad—too heavy a hand on the salt. Which is a shame because the ingredients were otherwise stellar.
Pasta—the best I’ve had in a very long time. Perfection.
Dessert—delicious, but too clever by half.
We left feeling everyone had worked to give us the perfect dining experience. Eager to return
One of the best meals I have ever had
Delicious food and absolutely fantastic service from the employees who greeted us upon arrival to our waiter who made the evening fun and made sure that everything ran smoothly. I’ll definitely be back
First visit to Benedetto and I was very happy to be seated in the quieter area in the back. The monkfish was cooked well and I liked the sides. One diner in our party had the pasta and clams , and it was quite disappointing. We were all pleased with the service.
lovely restaurant with good service. The food is very well-prepared but on the heavy side. Choose carefully or you will walk out feeling uncomfortably replete.
Third visit to Benedetto -- I like the convenience for parking in Harvard Sq but the noise level and limited menu selection give this only 3 stars. I keep coming back due to fine memories of the prior restaurant in this location - Rialto. Sadly, while the cuisine is similar, this is not up to my memories.
Waiter was fantastic. Personable, genuine and knowledgeable.
Not comparable to Giulia! Wild mushroom pasta was blend and soggy. Ditto to Vitello Tonnato. The all-Italian wine list is spectacular and reasonable; the sommelier is A+! The wines may be worth a return visit, and if I ever do return, I'll try to stay with simpler dishes, like chicken (which my sister had an enjoyed) or meat.
Pasta was average, the chicken dish was terrible. Place has gone down hill from last Spring! Needs a new chef.
Benedetto is a beautiful restaurant with food and service to match. Pastas are carefully made in house and delicious. Desserts are creative and eye-appealing, but their craft makes them less than comfort food. The wine list is excellent, but, as I remember it, exclusively Italian. The sommelier was extremely helpful for suggestions.
Great food great service great ambience
service at tables in bar area is horrible. this has been true on several occasions. service in restaurant area is great.