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About Benvenuti Ristorante

To share our love and passion for Italian cooking, Benvenuti Ristorante (formerly know as Salvatore Ristorante) features exceptional traditional Italian cuisine in a warm and welcoming environment with local, sustainable, organic ingredients, an extensive list of Italian and Californian wines, a full bar and a robust cocktail program.

1627 N Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Sicilian, American

Hours of Operation:
Happy Hour: Tue-Thur & Sun 4:30pm-7:30pm
Dinner: Tue-Su 5:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
Lincoln and Civic Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 932-2828

Website:
http://benvenutiwc.com/

Catering:
From an office meeting a a few to a corporate conference of many, we have menus for every occasion and dietary preference.

Parking Details:
The First Republic Bank at the corner of N. Broadway and Civic Drive is allowing all Benvenuti diners to park at their lot at no cost after 6pm.

Walnut Creek Library parking garage offers metered parking on the corner of N. Broadway and Lincoln.

Also there is a metered parking lot behind Benvenuti that is accessible only threw North Main St.

Public Transit:
14 min walk from Walnut Creek BART Station

The 4 take exit Locust St/Bonanza St

The 21 take exit N California Blvd/Bonanza St

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Happy Hour Special!

Specials

Happy Hour Special!
Details

Dine on our extensive Happy Hour Menu! The best Walnut Creek has to offer!

Terms and Conditions: Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: January 10, 2018

Ends: March 31, 2018

Availability: Sun 4:30PM-8:00PM
Tue-Thu 4:30PM-8:00PM

Benvenuti Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (29)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Good for a Date (25)
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Authentic (20)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Casual (19)
Special Occasion (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Good for Groups (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Fun (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Romantic (10)
Cozy (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Business Meals (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Healthy (5)
Seasonal (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vegan (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Good reasonably priced restaurant with difficult parking

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous and consistent and wonderfully delicious

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Fantastic food! Just keep in mind the inside is very noisy when it’s a packed house.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I was sad when Salvatore Ristorante closed at this location, however Benvenuti Ristorante is everything that Salvatore was and more. I was happy to see some familiar faces when greeted by the hostess, and I was not disappointed in the quality of the food, drinks and service! This restaurant is on my "A" list of places to eat in Walnut Creek.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

From beginning to end it was just a wonderful meal.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great restaurant! We were worried since they changed their name from Salvatore’s but the food was excellent as usual. If you have a chance, order the pasta with wild boar. Amazing!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Birthday celebration

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Exceeded my expectations

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service was a bit haphazard, and quite slow, but this could be a Saturday evening effect. If I was on vacation, I could probably take the pace. The food is so-so, and some of the pasta dishes don't necessarily taste as good as they read on the menu.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was prepare well and delicious. Great food, environment and service

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Wonderful meal, as always. Friendly and sophisticated service, excellent food. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent food and service. Best italian food ee have has. We frequent the place and it is delicious always.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very pricey, not worth $75 each, even for New Year's. A glass of wine could have been included.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My husband and I have been to Benvenuti many times and decided to end the year eating delicious authentic Italian cuisine! We started the night at the bar with Vincenzo who in our opinion makes the best cocktails. We have had the opportunity to have different servers in the past and all are exceptional. Pamela helped us NY Eve and made our dining experience great...Thank you Pamela! We have tried many entrees on the menu and usually end up getting one of the specials and have never been disappointed. Benvenuti gets my vote for Best Italian food and customer service friendly restaurant in the East bay!

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Casual, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Updated decor was very stark and clean, our server Giovanni, son of the owner, was very energetic and engaging making the experience worth the trip.
The food was good old style Italian with a few new world twists - the carpaccio was fresh and tasty, the chicken with Marsala was OK, I expected a full chicken breast instead it was more a few tenderloin strips, the side vegetables were more like placeholders, needed garlic and seasoning.
It was a family get together and we were made to feel comfortable , we will try again.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a great meal and service. First time for our friends and they were very impressed. We will be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Some people's food was amazing, others was nothing to write home about. Service was good, and host was accommodating when we had a change in reservations.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We were headed to Cheesecake but it ended up being a 2.5 hour wait for our party of 8. I went on Open Table to find another Italian restaurant in WC and I'm so glad we found this little gem and were able to get last minute reservations. The owner was delightful and accommodating, and the food was authentic and delicious. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Had a great time! All the food tasted homemade. It can get very loud if it’s a full house.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great experience having dinner at Benvenuti for the first time. Fun, energetic atmosphere. Good service and food was tasty. Portions were a little on the small side but enough for a good meal. Will recommend and return another time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Everything from the welcoming friendly hostess, to our professional but cheerful waiter Guiseppe, to the deliciously prepared and presented food was top notch. We would definitely return and recommend this restaurant to people.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was bland.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Have been here twice now. Very authentic italian food with house made pasta. Great service. Will be back.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Always a delicious meal here. Very friendly place.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Food and service great. A little too noisy for us. I will try lunch next time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Vegan
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food and service were very good but it was ruined a bit by the noise level and the closeness of the tables. I could have reached over to the table next to me from my seat.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food. Authentic Italian. Great friendly, knowledgeable service. Nice drinks. A family atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I was looking forward to the pasta with walnut mushroom cream sauce dish. It was disappointingly bland and too salty. Anyone who remembers Rapallos in Pleasant Hill knows they had a great walnut cream sauce dish. Maybe you could try to get the recipe.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful food and great service ,homade pasta was amazing !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We weren't in a rush but the waiter service seemed so slow. The Perron who provided bread and water was very attentive and mindful. The food was good but not something that would pull me back again. The hostess was very friendly. The bread served with their signature sauce was amazing. Best part of the meal!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food and service are awesome. Quiet place to have a lovely food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Friendly, personal service—even accommodated a request for a dish not on the menu. Great food!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

My favorite Italian restaurant in Walnut Creek!!! Good food, people and atmosphere! It’s definitely our go to for Italian in the area

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very disappointing. The clam in the pasta with clams were very gritty. The pasta with meatballs was even worse, with the meatballs tasting like sawdust. I really used to like this restaurant, when it was Salvatores.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing food!! One of the best meals I have had in a long time dining out.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Although there has been a name change ( used to be Salvatore) the quality and service has not. Always an excellent meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We went on a Saturday night and it was slammed. We were seated about 10 minutes after our reservation but that was ok. Our waiter was charming and apologized for our drinks taking a long time to be served. At the end of the delicious meals he brought us a free dessert due to the slower service.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was our first visit to this restaurant. When we arrived, the place was packed with a pre-theater crowd, so if you'd like a little more peaceful meal on a Saturday evening, wait until 7:30. My husband loved his lasagne and my salmon dish was good, too. Both menu items seemed a bit overpriced. The waitress was cheerful and attentive, definitely a plus.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Staff is always warm and friendly. Great food. Family run.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

A wonderful family run restaurant with excellent Italian food. A real “sleeper”!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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