Benedetto

4.6
288 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We are inspired by the honesty and wisdom of traditional Italian regional cooking. We aspire to be interpreters and caretakers of these great traditions, both with our craft in the kitchen and with our genuine hospitality. We look forward to preparing our favorite seasonal dishes for you with the very best Italian specialty ingredients and, even more importantly, the best our purveyors have to offer.

Sister restaurant of Giulia. All Italian wine list. Extensive cocktail, spirits, and amaro. Best of Boston-Wine Program 2018. Best of Boston Pastry Chef 2017.

Chef Michael Pagliarini.
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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 288 people are saying
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vipBostonfoodie
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food, comfortable & safe outdoor dining, awesome service.

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AudreyC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner. Food was excellent. Would definitely like to go again. The house made ricotta was amazing!

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Love
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight! They have a great menu and amazing staff.

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vipDanaB
New England
39 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great drinks, great service. Good safety procedures in place. Excellent experience.

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vipBenedettofan
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back in any fine dining restaurant since pandemic started. Their safety protocols were superb and the food and service was as great as ever!

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JRS1950
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening. Tables spaced apart.
Food was delicious, waitress was attentive and cared about our experience. All of us throughly have a wonderful time.

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vipEatoutoften
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful except there were two little girls running around and around. Otherwise, the food and service was excellent. It was a little pricey also.

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viphollyh
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

While I understand the need to wear a mask it was a little unnerving to have to put it on every single time the waiter, busboy, sommelier, etc. approached the table, per their policy. No other restaurant requires such protocol and it put us on guard the entire evening because the minute I saw a staff member out of the corner of my eye I had to fumble to dig my mask out of my handbag and quickly don.

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vipNico
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Staff is arrogant and won't even por you a glass of water, I get the COVID precautions but this is a little excessive.

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pwxxxx
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was at a 12 foot distance. Every question, order or request was only permitted when guests put their masks on again while seated at the table, even when food and or beverages already had been served. As a result, our party of 3 was constantly having to take masks on and off. Made for an awful dining experience. Will never go back here.

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vipAlexL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very enjoyable dinner, excellent food inspired by traditional Italian cuisine. Interesting finds on the wine list. Service was understandably a bit aloof due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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vipHelenJ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner and service! Such a nice evening! Thank you.

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vipKPMedical
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They did a great job with social distancing. However, it does take away from the dining experience no fault of Benedetto. The food was good the drinks were good.

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vipdisappointed
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

I have traditionally really liked Benedetto. But the menu has gotten very esoteric and a bit weird, and the service to start was atrocious. The first waiter had a unbelievably rude attitude and was so argumentative that before we even ordered a drink or looked at the menu I had to ask for a manager to get us a different waiter. The next one was terrific. I spoke to the owner, I’m not sure he gets it.

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Hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

They are doing a remarkable job keeping everyone safe during Covid; not an easy task I’m sure.
Food was good, not great.
Not sure I would return.

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vipHappydiner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, creative food, well trained staff, great distancing and COVID protections. I can't say enough good things. The food is consistently fresh, local and interesting. We sat on the patio which was beautiful. It was a warm night and I understand they have heat lamps for when it gets colder. We throughly our enjoyed our night out and will go back!

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lunchlady01742
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was a Covid dinner indoors-a little weird. Staff was somewhat standoffish, both literally and figuratively. With the limited menu and limited guests, we expected more attention and faster service than we got. Much better experience at Henrietta's Table .

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vipWhily
Shropshire
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Given covid, all seemed austere, which is understandable...
Hard to get the distancing with staff to feel OK - but what could be done about that anyway....i guess.
Food was fine.

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vipfoody
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was outstanding. But the outdoor arrangement was really good and made us feel totally comfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience. Have enjoyed wonderful dinners indoors too

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vipSYRS
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Ambience beautiful with outdoor seating and lovely heat lamps!
So nice of Chef Pagliearini to come over and say hello!

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vipTraute
New England
30 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The outdoor seating is lovely and quiet. the menu is smaller than before pandemic, but that's to be expected. Service is outstandingly polite, helpful yet unobtrusive. We will come again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly service, spacious outdoor dining during the pandemic. Nice family dinner out.

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viphard2plz
New England
52 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to have Benedetto open on the patio at the Charles Hotel. It is a very sheltered space so good place for quiet conversation and enjoying the late summer/early fall evenings. Food was excellent, as always, and staff consumately professional.

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vipSwissMiss
New England
66 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They do a fabulous job with social distancing. Tables on the patio and courtyard are far apart. I felt really safe. Food was excellent (bass filet outstanding). Our sever Christine was a delight.

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LilianH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I had a delicious salad as a first course, a a mediocre dish of ravioli as the main course.

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CarolineB
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal a great deal; we are devoted customers and love the cooking. It had rained shortly before (this was last Wednesday), and we were seated out in the open area, but alas the seats had not been sufficiently wiped down so that we were quite damp.

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BdayBlast
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Saw the Food Lens guide touting the melon prosciutto salad that looked beautiful and enticing (and healthy), so it prompted us to make reservations that day - best prosciutto ever, and I'm not even that big of a fan of prosciutto! All 4 meals and cocktails were stellar, and it was great to have the chef check on us.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The ratings are misleading. The food was mediocre at best.

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FriendsCatchingUp
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

COVID 19 dining means the tables are far apart so not much of an ambience. The service was a little slow to get started but improved through the meal. All the food was good with one exception. I had the Sea bass in a vegetable broth with gigante beans. The beans were not cooked and the vegetables were too al dente making them a little too crunchy for my liking.

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vipHappydiner
New England
40 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bravissimo Benedetto!!
In this time of change and uncertainty it is delightful to return to the consistency of Benedetto. I thought that eating on the patio would be isolating and not much fun. Wrong on both counts. The staff is respectful, mask wearing , and very welcoming.
The surroundings are peaceful with the conversations of other diners muted by social distancing while their smiles are visible.
The wine list and cocktails are creative and and pleasing. The food is just as delicious and creative as it has always been. House made foccacia is augmented with an array of tasting accompaniments. Fresh ingredients are used in unique ways. The fish filled ravioli was so highly recommended by our server that I has to try it and it was amazing. My husband was equally pleased by his strozzipreti pasta with pork belly and tomatoes.
Thank you for a lovely unique respite.

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vipamwelker
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was only our second time eating out since covid, but Benedetto and staff are amazing, professional and warm. The outdoor patio is well spaced and comfortable. The food, as always, is excellent! Can't miss the desserts here for sure. 10/10! Thank you!!

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vipBelicious
New England
64 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining is well set up to provide distance between tables. Food remains at high level of quality and staff do a nice job in making a positive dining experience.

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vipBaines
New England
54 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dining at a good restaurant is hard to find in the midst of the pandemic. This hit the spot!

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vipDanx
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive and professional service. Safe and quiet table. And, to boot, food was well-prepared and delicious. Who could possibly ask for more.

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Julia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Benedetto's. You can count on quality food, fun and delicious drinks, and great service.

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vipFoodie
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant , great service every time, food always high quality ingredients , inventive and delicious. Chef is the best with vegetables I’ve ever seen. Sea bass pasta is amazing . Do not skip dessert!! Pastry chef is incredible. A consistently lovely experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always! The food , drinks and service were impeccable . The chef and the bartender are so creative with their food and drinks. One of our favorite places❤️

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vipHappydiner
New England
41 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benedetto is Back
Our evening at Benedetto was the best night of quarantine. Lovely evening, comfortable seating on patio, absolutely stellar food. The service was careful and welcoming. Especially worth mentioning are the house cocktails B1B and the pineapple spritz. The tomato stone fruit cold stew with calamari and octopus is like a super gazpacho simply amazing. The pasta and focaccia were as outstanding as always. Blueberry polenta cake with ice cream and blueberry gelitan was sweet and refreshing.
We last ate here right before the shut down and it is good to know that chef Michael are back in great form.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benedetto has always been an excellent experience.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Benedetto using the Order Online button. Benedetto also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 661-5050.

Benedetto is rated 4.6 stars by 288 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.