We are tremendously thankful for our talented and dedicated team. With determination and resilience, they re-opened Benedetto after the mandated closure this spring. We were able to enjoy a vibrant patio season and continue to support our local purveyors. But with winter upon us, and widespread vaccine distribution still a few months away, we’ve decided to cease indoor dining and focus on preparing for the future.
We are hopeful that the Spring of 2021 will begin a rejuvenation of our small business community. We are committed to being leaders in supporting a robust and diverse food system, diversity and equality in the workplace, and providing our unique blend of gracious hospitality and spirited cooking to our friends and neighbors. Please stay connected as we will be providing updates during our winter months of planning, recipe development, and creative thinking as we imagine the best version yet of Benedetto!
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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Fantastic Italian handmade pasta, warm and inviting, service excellent . Beautiful space. A gem.
The best food and service in the Boston area. Heated lovely outdoor patio. Just go!
Fabulous food, wonderful drinks. Excellent service
Wonderful food; friendly excellent staff. Great job with outside service even on cold days. The crew is tops !
They did a great job creating an outdoor Covid safe experience
Great outdoor option. The patio is covered with heaters in he ceiling and there are curtains to help block the wind. Food and service were excellent.
The best food, comfortable & safe outdoor dining, awesome service.
Birthday dinner. Food was excellent. Would definitely like to go again. The house made ricotta was amazing!
Always a delight! They have a great menu and amazing staff.
Birthday! Lovely experience!
Wonderful food, great drinks, great service. Good safety procedures in place. Excellent experience.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Staff is arrogant and won't even por you a glass of water, I get the COVID precautions but this is a little excessive.
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.
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.
Outstanding dinner and service! Such a nice evening! Thank you.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 .
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.
As usual, the food was outstanding. But the outdoor arrangement was really good and made us feel totally comfortable.
Great outdoor dining experience. Have enjoyed wonderful dinners indoors too
Outstanding food and service. Ambience beautiful with outdoor seating and lovely heat lamps!
So nice of Chef Pagliearini to come over and say hello!
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.
Very friendly service, spacious outdoor dining during the pandemic. Nice family dinner out.
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.
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.
I had a delicious salad as a first course, a a mediocre dish of ravioli as the main course.
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.
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.
The ratings are misleading. The food was mediocre at best.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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 295 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.