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Bencotto Italian Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101-2203 (India Street/Kettner Blvd.)
+1 619-450-4786
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Cape May Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went based on reviews and were not disappointed. The menu is so interesting including things like delicious homemade pasta with any sauce you want, fried an stuffed olives, TORTINO AL TARTUFO (black truffle, ricotta and parmesan cheese souffle’, porcini mushroom creamy sauce) – everyone’s favorite!, crab filled ravioli, BRASATO DI MANZO CON POLENTA (prime beef braised in red wine... More 

Thank DonCapeMayBeach
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of 6 had an amazing meal. The homemade pasta here is off the charts, fresh, tasty, interesting flavors. Our wine pairings were just right. Here is the best part, accidental spill of plate clearing onto my blazer. Nick Pund, the assistant manager jumped into action- he offered to take my blazer, clean it and return to me (hotel... More 

Thank Allen B
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bit pricey, but interesting offering of homemade pasta. Ink squid gnocchi was delicate, but unfortunately got gummy quite quickly. Linguine with meatballs was delicious. Service was wonderful.

Thank BurtHonolulu
West Palm Beach, Florida
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food taste was fantastic. Nice portions. Food presentation very nice. Full bar and nice selection of wines.

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband and I had dinner here with friends early on a Tuesday night and they were already very busy. They are known for their fresh pasta, which my friends and husband ordered. Since I was looking for something a little lighter I ordered a cup of the house soup which was lovely and the fresh mozzarella caprese which was... More 

Thank lisa2015a2
Marina, California
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Excellent place to eat authentic Italian food. The pasta is homemade and cooked "al dente". Service is attentive but not overbearing. The place is a little noisy, but that it is at a manageable level. We started with Olive Ascolane (they were good, but nothing to rave about). We then shared a stuffed zucchini flowers appetizer. Absolutely delicious. We had... More 

Thank italeleven
Huntington Beach, California
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Stopped here during our stroll in Little Italy. Had two tasty small traditional dishes for lunch: Fried calamari and caprese salad. The latter prepared with perfectly ripened tomato and a excellent basil mousse. Also enjoyed a pinot grigio and a chardonnay from Sicily - perfectly satisfying. Very polite and friendly service.

Thank RGerman
Seattle, Washington
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195 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a regular stop and remains hugely popular. They have maintained the high quality from the marinated olives to the entrees. The house made pasta has never been poor and the gnocchi is terrific. The staff is very attentive and friendly. The only change I would make is to install some acoustic tiles to dampen the noise. If... More 

Thank DBuksh
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Love this place, was made sweeter with our daughter who is an officer in the Navy surprised us. We are here visiting to say good bye before her deployment.

Thank Nlf1955
Oregon City, Oregon
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

First off, if you go here, do not go on a weekend night as the street is so backed up that you have to fight traffic and then get Valet for $9 just to get into the place. I do recommend a reservation when you go though, we were able to walk right in while others waited for a table.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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