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Bencotto Italian Kitchen

750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101-2203
+1 619-450-4786
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh pasta” (37 reviews)
“gnocchi” (47 reviews)
“shrimp” (48 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101-2203
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My entire family enjoyed their pasta/cioppino/fiori di zucca 🔝 Definitely recommend Bencotto when you're in Little Italy, San Diego!

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seafood risotto was authentically cooked to the right hardness with fresh Australian king shrimp, rib-eye steak was grilled to medium with the right tenderness with some salted egg custard pie on the side, tiramisu was creatively made in a deconstructed form, among other deliciously prepared...More

Thank wangyuchungtwn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time, not last! I’d heard great things and boy were they right! Fabulous fresh pasta! You can create your own if nothing on the menu sounds good which would be hard to understand! Nightly specials including wine. Come hungry because the portions are huge....More

Thank bballwey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the last three years, we've been in search for the best bolognese/ragu in the world. And, excluding Bologna (for obvious reasons), this is the BEST we've tasted. the Pasta = WOW the sauce = WOW X2 They really did blow us away with this...More

Thank Blossoms B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although it was a little cool, we sat at the patio where they had heat lamps and it was just perfect to enjoy our wine while people watching. Everyone was happy with their orders and service was good.

Thank Lila C
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Went on a Monday night and it was surprisingly busy. Glad we had made reservations as apparently they are busy no matter what night of the week it happens to be. Great attentive service. Enjoyed the bresaola e rucola and the squid ink gnocchi in...More

Thank Marna01
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Went for dinner and had some wonderful pasta dishes, along with very friendly service set in a beautiful space. It is a bit more upscale but still fine for families (though maybe not as much for younger kids). It is on the expensive side though...More

Thank pedz55
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Top notch dinner! Service was outstanding! From our server who constantly checked in on us, to the owner/manager who stopped by to even the food runners and bar employees who dropped off our drinks, everyone was great and genuinely cared about our satisfaction. Most importantly...More

Thank jen8579
Reviewed 25 April 2018

So if you want to eat before 10 pm you will need a reservation. The place is small and it is loud but not unusually so for a trendy downtown restaurant, just don't expect a quiet romantic meal. The burrata is excellent and the gnocchi...More

Thank momlikesthebest
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

What a great restaurant in Little Italy! Bencotto was wonderful! The service was great very friendly and efficient. The food was incredible! I had the Squid Ink Pasta with Shrimp and it was delicious. My husband had a pasta dish from the “oven” with sausage,...More

Thank JillVA5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101-2203
    (India Street/Kettner Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-450-4786
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