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Bistro Benito

#3,982 of 17,173 Restaurants in London
#4,249 of 18,055 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 32
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  • 21
    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
Dinner with friends

Lovely old-fashioned Italian bistro, vintage but not dated. Typical Italian service - if they think you have made a mistake in your choice of food or wine, they tell you! Great atmosphere - busy at most times - and the food was very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Paul W
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This is an Italian family restaurant, and the interior are very charming. The waiters were kind, but sometimes a bit too eager to please. For instance, we had to waiters ask us how our food was, right after each other. I had the paste carbonara, and it was nice and tasty. My wife got a grilled chickens breast for £8... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Our cabbie in London referred us to Bistro Benito. The staff was friendly and the food was excellent. After a long day of sightseeing and running around London, it was a treat to have authentic Italian food at reasonable prices. It was walking distance from our hotel and one of the best meals we had while we were in London.... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Lovely old-fashioned Italian bistro, vintage but not dated. Typical Italian service - if they think you have made a mistake in your choice of food or wine, they tell you! Great atmosphere - busy at most times - and the food was very good.

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Dereham, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Despite being located in a busy part of the city, the food was delicious and reminded me of a the good Italian restaurants I used to frequent over 30 years ago. No gimmicks just a good Italian menu and a friendly atmosphere. My one criticism was the cheesecake I had for dessert which tasted bland and factory made.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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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96 reviews 96 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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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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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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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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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?