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Bistro Benito

#4,017 of 17,039 Restaurants in London
#4,283 of 17,883 Places to Eat in London
Earls Court
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166 Earl's Court Road, London SW5 9QQ, England
0871 4263418
Today
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 79
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  • 119
    Very good
  • 32
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  • 20
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Atmospheric dining

No frills food but well cooked and the service was great. A really friendly atmosphere with a complimentary limoncello at the end of our meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Teresa B
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Preston, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

No frills food but well cooked and the service was great. A really friendly atmosphere with a complimentary limoncello at the end of our meal.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We stayed nearby and discovered this resto.. The owner is just great and he knows how to create a very cosy atmosphere. We just fell in love with this restaurant: the good and honest italian food, the super service and the atmosphere. Everything was superb. We could not resist and we had our dinners there for the last three nights.

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Scotland
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96 reviews 96 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Staff were very courteous, food was of reasonable range, price and quality. Many regulars evident. Inside is a bit gloomy and wine glasses rather small.

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manchester
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Our favourite restaurant on Earls Court Road during a recent extended stay. The menu is traditional, varied and plentiful, good value for London, but it's the owners and staff who make it such a pleasure. I'm so glad you can still find welcoming, fun places like this that haven't been gentrified.

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UK
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40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Ate here tonight with a colleague when our first choice restaurant was full. The place was sparsely occupied but it turned out that the majority of those dining were Italians and also include the owner Benitto who interrupted his own meal to welcome us and checked regularly that our food was ok. The prices were cheap by any standards let... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Food was ok. Was irritated by 3 people hovering around our table asking if we had finished eating despite them seeing us eating / chewing and almost snatching our plates! In the end my friend gave up her food! As if that was not bad enough, one started mopping the floor with bleach while people were dining! Smell of bleach... More 

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Evanston, Il
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205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had lunch here once a few years ago and decided to try it again for dinner. It's a very welcoming place, the service was good. My dinner was fine, my husband's only fair. It can get pretty crowded for dinner and the tables are quite close together so it takes an effort not to eavesdrop on the conversation at... More 

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ashford
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149 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Friendly and welcoming :) as a solo diner made to feel very comfortable ! Great staff and delicious food at sensible prices . A very popular haunt with lots of regulars :) good wine and delicious calves liver , cooked well with lovely veg - highly recommend and will definitely be back :)

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London, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Benito's has been around for donkey's years and is clearly an oft-frequented venue for the locals who are warmly greeted, many by first name, by the owner/family. It's got the type of interior you might have seen in old time Little Italy, NYC. The prices are reasonable. The food is pretty standard fare, nothing to write home about but nothing... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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763 helpful votes 763 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Small restaurant with delicious Italian food and pleasant home style service. Quality of food recalls Italy. People during our visit (Sunday night ) in the restaurant was quite a lot. We took onion soup ( the original recipe, a little bit like goulash soup, tasty), tagliatelle with meat sauce Verde, gnocchi, ravioli . At the end ordered a delicious cheesecake,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 166 Earl's Court Road, London SW5 9QQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Earls Court
  • Neighborhood: Earls Court
  • Phone Number: 0871 4263418

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?