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“It's all good at Tutto Bene”
Review of Tutto Bene

Tutto Bene
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Ranked #3 of 93 Restaurants in Bemidji
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 30 June 2014

This is seriously fine creative fare, unusual combinations of ingredients and lovely presentation. The prices are amazingly good given the quality of the cuisine. The menu allows for small or half portions on many items, which is great because you need room for appetizers or dessert to appreciate their varied offerings! The waiter was very friendly and attentive, but a bit busy with a lot of customers

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Maybe it's just me but we did not fall in love with this place. The pasta I had was pretty bland, the bread we were served tasted old, and the price was ridiculous for the tiny portions we received. Shouldn't pay a lot and leave still hungry. That all being said they have changed owners since I have been there so it could be much better idk!

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Jerusa R, Owner at Tutto Bene, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2014

You are correct that the business is under new ownership. The only thing that stayed the same was the name, the menu and décor are all new and different. We are a from scratch kitchen run by two culinary trained chefs. We encourage you to come in again and experience the new restaurant and write a review based on the current business not the previous one.

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Seriously good food. We’ve enjoyed dining at Tutto Bene since the mid-90s. Owners have changed twice since then, and each has elevated the dining experience. For close to 2 years now, the current iteration of this Bemidji landmark restaurant has offered superb fare. We’ve never had a bad entree, but we particularly enjoy the seafood. It’s of a quality rarely seen in northern Minnesota, prepared by chefs who know what they’re doing. Imaginative seafood specials are always interesting. Two or three were among the best meals we’ve had in our lives. I still remember one Valentine’s Day when we enjoyed Kobe beef ravioli with lobster claw and tail in a spicy tomato base, a “surf & turf” for royalty! Bemidji is lucky to have such a wonderful restaurant. Kudos to the chef and staff!

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Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

We had read all the towering reviews, and I think we had excessive expectations. The food was very good, especially for a small town like this. However, here's what held me to 4 stars:

1) The antipasti dish had delicious meats, cheese, and such. But needs some crisp or marinated veggies too.

2) The waitstaff was dismissive and disengaged. Not very mature. I know this is a college town, but you have a #1 rating to protect.

3) The salmon dish was undercooked. We know that good fish should be barely cooked or even rare, but for salmon, we thought it could have used another minute or two on the heat. We loved the presentation with the mint and all though - genius.

Keep up the good work, we hope to be back soon.

Thank DBM58
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Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

We were at the restaurant last night. Our server did a very poor job. He didn't want to ask my husband a second time so just didn't put in his soup order. Which in hind sight we should have let it go....the asparagus soup was not that good. We ordered the crab ravioli as an appetizer for the entire family. ..5 ravioli for $26....it was overpriced and no where enough food for that price. The entrees that we ordered for our main meals were excellent. The hangar steaks were perfect in taste and grilled perfectly. The salmon entree 0and lamb sandwich were also excellent. We tried the chocolate bomb dessert and it was good...but not nearly enough ice cream. I am giving this a four on our main course. We waited over a half hour for our food after the appetizer and the waiter was a very lost young man. We should probably rate lower based on the service.

Thank Beth J
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