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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: October 27, 2017

Ends: April 27, 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

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (29)
Special Occasion (26)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
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Authentic (24)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for a Date (22)
Comfort Food (17)
Casual (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Worth the Drive (14)
Romantic (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fun (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Cozy (9)
Healthy (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Business Meals (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Very comfortable neighborhood restaurant with delicious creative food. The warm bread is amazing. The service is excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

Food was bland.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I keep coming back to this place! Great drinks and good food the staff are all great!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

As always, the food is outstanding, we had the Cannelloni and Veal Picata, both very good!

However, the noise level is very disturbing, we had to shout to be heard across the table!

This has been one of our very favorites for years, but if they do not do something about the noise level, we won't be coming back.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Enjoyed the restaurant very much. We were on a time schedule as had tickets to a play. They were very responsive to the timing. However bus boys were a little to aggressive - our bread plates were removed before main course was served and table was wiped with a damp cloth before we were done with our dining experiece - plates had been removed but was waiting for dessert - find wiping table with a wet cloth before we were done was a little unpleasant.

Food is great - upon entering restaurant noise level very high - maybe because of bar - however after being seated it seemed to not be as bad and could carry on conversation.

Overall love this restaurant and will return.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I had the pleasure of visiting this restaurant when it was rented for an office special occasion; and it was fine for that experience. However, going back under normal operations we found:

1. The food was good; 2. Portions were inadequate (we all left hungry after dinner!); 3. The noise level was intense; 4. the prices for the portions we received were simply outrageous! (we might as well have been in SF for what we got). However, the service was good. Would I recommend this restaurant for special occasions or events...not until prices drop and portions increase!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

After reading the reviews, we were looking forward to an excellent Italian dinner. Unforutnately our expectations were not met. Two of us ordered the Papardelle ad Ragu, which would have been good if they had left off the two very bland meatballs. Another had the Vitella Piccata, which was so-so. But the bread, wine and chowder were very good. Sorry, but we will not be going back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Love that Salvatore is still around but with a New twist! Fantastic foods, great staff

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Now that Benvenuti has been open for a while initial service kinks have been worked out. And they still make the best martini in town. While we have been regular customers over the years, we went for the first time on a Tuesday and were surprised at the reasonably priced pre-fixe menu; 3 courses for $30.00. Their minestrone soup and lasagna were excellent. The dessert (cake) was a bit too sweet for my taste, so I’d go for the gelato next time.

I highly recommend Benvenuti. Angela, the owner, is always gracious and goes out of her way to make you feel at home.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

So glad they are open after remodeling. Love this restaurant! Good food, wonderful people. It's terribly noisy and they know that. Angela says they are working to fix it. Other than that it's my favorite place to eat.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Our reservation was for 4 people, we arrived first and were seated immediately. The 2nd couple arrived right on time and joined us. Our table was quickly served water, and our beverage requests were filled. We were able to browse the menu casually and then placed our order. Everything arrived in a perfectly timed manner, no pressure but perfect service! The food was very tasty (we had a combination of vegetarian dishes as well as pork chops and chicken), all perfectly prepared! I have a severe fish allergy and the server made note to inform the kitchen too. Coffee and desserts were exceptional! After dinner, there was no push to get us out, and we were able to continue our conversations quite comfortably. It was a perfect evening with friends!!! Great restaurant, we’ll be back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The remodeled Benevenuto in Walnut creek has a great bar and a welcoming. Clean décor. The service is friendly and swift. The restaurant is really noisy. It’s hard to hear your tablemate speake. The beet salad is a winner. Very pretty and nicely done. The fettucine pescatora looked fabulous but didn’t have much flavor. The guys ordered the veal piccata which was tough and the presentation was sloppy.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very good, you won't be disappointed. Food is authentic. Corkage is $15.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We met friends who were visiting from out of town. The food was very good, service was fairly good, and we enjoyed the evening. We would go back.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was mediocre, cauliflower appetizer was soupy not crispy. New England clam chowder was all potatoes no clams. Velvet Devil Merlin 10/glass short pour and we all know it is a $9 max bottle. Good luck in your future

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Such a great place that go even better after their recent remodel, one of Walnut Creek’s best places to dine.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fun
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a very enjoyable dinner at Benvenuti. The highlight was the special Butternut Squash Ravioli. Divine! The wait staff could use a bit more education on wines. Service was great and we had an overall very nice experience.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I want to thank open table for providing us this fabulous restaurant! We are Italian food fanatics and are very picky and this met any and all of our expectations! We are all grateful for Pamela our server, she was amazing! The lasagna the veal scalopini, the meatballs and papardella and chicken Marsala were all outstanding!!!! Kudos to Benvenuti!!!

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food and service, as always. Benvenuti never disappoints!

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 (Key West)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Another great Italian restaurant with great food and service. Hostess and waiter were very helpful and courteous. We had the butternut ravioli (adult and children’s half portion) both were well received. The veal parma ordered by 4 persons was delicious. The wine list was extensive with a number of good, restaurant value wines. A short ride from Embassy Suites Walnut Creek.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Another fabulous meal at this local gem!

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